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Searches for Christina Aguilera also rose 50% last week following rumors an explicit sex tape of her was being circulated around the Web by an ex-boyfriend.
OGLING GOOGLE, LYCOS
File-Sharer Morpheus #1 on Top 10 MP3 Chart, #2 on Lycos 50
Those wacky kids still wanna download their music.

File-sharing service Morpheus topped the Google year-end Top 10 list of most searched-for Music Services, followed by Napster, Gnutella, Kazaa, Audiogalaxy, Imesh, Limewire, Bearshare, Aimster and MP3Pro.

Morpheus also was #2 on the Lycos weekly Top 50 Most Popular User Searches for the week ending Jan. 6, behind the Japanese anime TV show Dragonball Z and ahead of Lord of the Rings, New Year, Britney Spears, Final Fantasy, the NFL, Harry Potter, Pamela Anderson and Playstation 2. Bubbling under is the IRS (#14), Taxes (#15) and mathematician John Nash, who outnumbered the total search requests for both the biopic A Beautiful Mind and its star Russell Crowe combined. Searches for Christina Aguilera also rose 50% last week following rumors an explicit sex tape of her was being circulated around the Web by an ex-boyfriend.

Googles' Top 10 Gaining Queries for 2001 including Nostradamus, CNN, World Trade Center, Harry Potter, Anthrax, Windows XP, Osama Bin Laden, Audiogalaxy, Taliban and Loft Story. Top 10 Declining Queries included Pokemon, Olympics, Vote, Gnutella, Napster, Election Results, Electoral College, Darva Conger, Big Brother and Euro 2000.

Googles' Top 10 Music Groups for the year were, in order, the Beatles, U2, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Linkin Park, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Blink 182 and Enya. Windows XP, Xbox, Playstation 2 and Gamecube topped the list of Top 10 New Products, while Nokia, Sony, BMW, Palm, Adobe, Dell, Oracle, Ferrari, Honda and Canon made up the Top 10 Brands.

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