Yahoo And Ron Burgundy Reveal Top Searches, Tumblr Blogs Of 2013

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It's that time of year. Yahoo has released its 2013 Year in Review, and revealed its top searches of the year. They went all out this year with a video featuring Ron Burgundy, Champ Kind and Brian Fantana to introduce the list.

The top searches on Yahoo were:

1. miley cyrus
2. kim kardashian
3. kate upton
4. minecraft
5. selena gomez
6. obamacare (affordable care act)
7. amanda bynes
8. jodi arias
9. iphone 5
10. justin bieber

Yahoo's Vera H-C Chan writes in a blog post, "What else had you searching this year? Your top obsession is America’s favorite bearded duck-calling family show, 'Duck Dynasty.' 'Breaking Bad' found the recipe to get to the top and came in as the number two obsession. But let’s not forget about our strategically angled, filtered self portraits! The selfie came in at number nine on our list (just admit it — you love taking selfies!)."

Here's the full list of top obsessions:

1. duck dynasty
2. breaking bad
3. the walking dead/zombie apocalypse
4. fifty shades of grey casting
5. the new 100 dollar bill
6. twerking
7. snapchat
8. rainbow loom
9. selfie
10. bitstrips

Top ­searched 'what' questions:

1. what is twerking
2. what is obamacare
3. what caused power outage
4. what did paula deen say
5. what day is thanksgiving
6. what is a hashtag
7. what did riley cooper say
8. what is the harlem shake
9. what time is the super bowl
10. what time is witching hour

Top­ searched 'why' questions:

1. why only 6 jurors in zimmerman trial
2. why are flags at half staff today
3. why is the government shut down
4. why is the sky blue
5. why did cote de pablo leave NCIS
6. why is kelly ripa on crutches
7. why did the government shut down
8. why is jay leno leaving the tonight show
9. why did pope benedict resign
10. why is ziva leaving NCIS

Top "food crazes":

1. cronuts
2. coconut oil
3. twinkies
4. ramen burger
5. dorito locos taco
6. kale
7. froyo
8. chia seeds
9. sriracha
10. pretzel burger

Top ‘How To Cook’ searches:

1. how to cook spaghetti squash
2. how to cook lobster tails
3. how to cook quinoa
4. how to cook pumpkin seeds
5. how to cook corn on the cob
6. how to cook asparagus
7. how to cook a pork roast
8. how to cook bacon in the oven
9. how to cook acorn squash
10. how to cook artichokes

Top searched news stories:

1. jodi arias trial
2. obamacare (affordable care act)
3. boston marathon bombing
4. royal baby birth
5. george zimmerman trial
6. syria civil war
7. north korea missile threats
8. papal transition
9. paula deen lawsuit
10. aaron hernandez shooting

Top Comeback Fads on Yahoo in 2013

1. combat boots
2. cutoff shorts
3. boy bands (NKOTB, NSync, One Direction, the Wanted)
4. overalls
5. animal prints
6. electronic dance music
7. high­waisted jeans
8. bangs
9. vintage bathing suits
10. jelly sandals

Top­Searched Sports Teams on Yahoo in 2013

1. dallas cowboys
2. boston red sox
3. green bay packers
4. los angeles lakers
5. detroit tigers
6. pittsburgh steelers
7. los angeles dodgers
8. new york yankees
9. denver broncos
10. milwaukee bucks

Top ­searched lyrics:

1. you belong with me lyrics (taylor swift)
2. blurred lines lyrics (robin thicke)
3. just give me a reason lyrics (pink)
4. thrift shop lyrics (macklemore & ryan lewis)
5. wrecking ball lyrics (miley cyrus)
6. royals lyrics (lorde)
7. mirrors lyrics (justin timberlake)
8. a thousand years lyrics (christina perri)
9. titanium lyrics (david guetta)
10. stay lyrics (rihanna)

Top gadget/tech searches:

1. iphone (including 4, 5, 5s, 5c, 6)
2. samsung (including galaxy, s4, s3, note)
3. siri
4. ipad cases
5. snapchat
6. google glass
7. apple ipad
8. blackberry z10
9. cloud computing
10. ipad 5

Here's a look at the top searches of the past 13 years:

Yahoo also revealed the top 10 most viral Tumblr blogs of the year:

1. Reasons My Son Is Crying
2. This Charming Charlie
3. Hot-Dog Legs
4. Things Fitting Perfectly Into Other Things
5. The Worst Room
6. Brides Throwing Cats
7. Emojinal Art Gallery
8. Exploding Actresses
9. Yacht Cats
10. Buzzfeed Articles Without the GIFs

Top 10 Fashion Trends on Tumblr in 2013

1. Hipster
2. Grunge
3. Indie
4. Pale
5. Swag
6. Pastel
7. Rosy
8. Girly
9. Soft Grunge
10. Boho

Bing put it out its top searches of the year on Monday. Here's a recap. Ask put out a list a couple weeks ago.

We ought to be seeing the Google Zeitgeist soon.

Image: Yahoo

Chris Crum
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