Category-Specific 2009 Lists from Bing

By David Cohen Comment

BingLizard.jpgAfter revealing its top 10 searches for 2009 last month, Bing was not content to sit out the season of lists, posting the top-five-searched terms in several categories on the Bing Search Blog.

From the blog post by Kristin Meldahl of Bing:

Who would’ve thought that Las Vegas would beat out Hawaii for most-searched travel destinations, or that Susan Boyle was searched for more often than Taylor Swift? We know a majority of you swore the iPhone was the most searched electronic device…well, as a matter of fact, you were close, it was the iPod. And over half of you were pulling for New Moon for most-searched movie, which was actually runner-up to the original movie, Twilight. Below is the complete list of the top 2009 searches on Bing.

Bing’s top-five lists:

Male Celebrities: Perez Hilton, Robert Pattinson, Jon Gosselin, Howard Stern, Brad Pitt.

Female Celebrities: Megan Fox, Kim Kardashian, Kate Gosselin, Jennifer Aniston, Kristen Stewart.

Musicians: Michael Jackson, Susan Boyle, Taylor Swift, Chris Brown, Adam Lambert (it looks like Kanye West couldn’t interrupt his way onto this list).

Electronics: iPod, iPhone, Zune, laptops, Blackberry.

TV Shows: American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Oprah, Hannah Montana, Biggest Loser.

Travel Destinations: Las Vegas, Napa, Hawaii, Boston, Universal Studios.

Political Figures: Rush Limbaugh, Barack Obama, Michael Savage, Sarah Palin, Michelle Obama.

Movies: Twilight, New Moon, Harry Potter, Transformers, Star Trek.

Car Brands: Ford, Nissan, Chevrolet, BMW, Dodge.

Sports Teams: New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies.