Top Search Terms of 2004

Originally Published: December 18, 2004

The Lycos 50 Top 10 Search Terms for 2004 are:

1) Janet Jackson
2) Paris Hilton
3) Clay Aiken
4) Britney Spears
5) Nick Berg
6) KaZaA
7) Tattoos
8) Pamela Anderson
9) Michelle Vieth
10) Poker

The Ones to Watch in 2005:

The following people, television shows, films and games had strong showings in 2004. Based on growing search queries, The Lycos 50 predicts these are the ones to watch in 2005: Maria Menounos, weekend host of Entertainment Tonight with a recurring role on the WB’s One Tree Hill … Bam Margera, 23-year-old skateboarding pro and star of MTV’s Viva La Bam … Joss Stone, 17-year-old English soul crooner … Country music singer Gretchen Wilson … UK Soccer heartthrob Cristiano Ronaldo … The film Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale as the young Batman … Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, featuring web darling Johnny Depp as the infamous Willy Wonka, while the Oompa Loompas from the upcoming film will be the Halloween costume of choice in 2005 … City of Heroes, massive multiplayer game … Teen Titans on the Cartoon Network and WB Kids.

Top 10 Women of 2004:

1) Janet Jackson

2) Paris Hilton

3) Britney Spears

4) Pamela Anderson

5) Michelle Vieth

6) Brooke Burke

7) Hilary Duff

8) Catherine Bosley

9) Jennifer Lopez

10) Anna Nicole Smith

Top 10 Men of 2004:

1) Clay Aiken

2) Nick Berg

3) Usher

4) Howard Stern

5) Eminem

6) George W. Bush

7) Tupac Shakur

8) Orlando Bloom

9) John Kerry

10) Kobe Bryant

Top 10 Bands of 2004:

1) Evanescence

2) Linkin Park

3) Slipknot

4) Tool

5) Metallica

6) Good Charlotte

7) The Beatles

8) Blink 182

9) Incubus

10) G-Unit

Top 10 Films of 2004:

1) Harry Potter, Prisoner of Azkaban

2) Lord of the Rings, Return of the King

3) Star Wars 3, Revenge of the Sith

4) Spider-Man 2

5) The Passion of the Christ

6) The Girl Next Door

7) Shrek 2

8) Van Helsing

9) Troy

10) Kill Bill 2

Top News Stories of 2004:

1) The War in Iraq

2) Super Bowl XXXVIII

3) 2004 Olympics

4) Mars Rover

5) U.S. Election 2004

6) Tour de France

7) Federal Do Not Call List

8) Stem Cell Research

9) Hurricane Ivan

10) Mount Saint Helen’s

Top Fads of 2004:

1) Poker

2) Atkins Diet

3) South Beach Diet

4) Green Tea & Weight loss

5) Yu-Gi-Oh!

6) Scrapbooking

7) Crochet

8) DIY – Do it Yourself

9) JibJab

10) Zone Diet

Top Television Shows of 2004:

1) American Idol

2) Survivor

3) The Simpsons

4) Big Brother

5) South Park

6) Charmed

7) Buffy the Vampire Slayer

8) Friends

9) JAG

10) Smallville

Top 10 Sports Stars of 2004:

1) Anna Kournikova

2) Kobe Bryant

3) Maria Sharapova

4) Serena Williams

5) Amy Acuff

6) Michael Jordan

7) David Beckham

8) Amanda Beard

9) Dale Earnhardt Jr.

10) Allen Iverson

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