Yahoo's Top Searches For 2008 Are . . . The Same As They Were For 2007

What is fascination with Britney Spears? Maybe it’s a train-wreck kind of thing. Once again she tops Yahoo’s list of overall searches for 2008, just like she did last year.

In fact, the entire list hardly changed at all. The term “WWE” was once again No. 2. All in all, six out of the top ten search terms remained the same. The only new entrants were “Barack Obama,” “Miley Cyrus,” “Angelina Jolie,” and “American Idol.” This list doesn’t really tell you much other than that people are obsessed with celebrities. I’ve bolded the repeats below:

    1. Britney Spears
    2. WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)
    3. Barack Obama
    4. Miley Cyrus
    5. RuneScape
    6. Jessica Alba
    7. Naruto
    8. Lindsay Lohan
    9. Angelina Jolie
    10. American Idol

And for comparison, here is last year’s list:

  1. Britney Spears
  2. WWE
  3. Paris Hilton
  4. Naruto
  5. Beyonce
  6. Lindsay Lohan
  7. Rune Scape
  8. Fantasy Football
  9. Fergie
  10. Jessica Alba