2004 Year-End Google Zeitgeist
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Australia
Popular Australian Idols
2004

     1. shannon noll

     2. guy sebastian

     3. anthony callea

     4. casey donovan

     5. paulini curuenavuli

Popular Queries
2004

     1. paris hilton

     2. qantas

     3. australian idol

     4. trading post

     5. virgin blue

     6. delta goodrem

     7. the oc

     8. halo 2

     9. ian thorpe

   10. jennifer hawkins

Popular Google News Queries - 2004

     1. iraq

     2. cricket

     3. delta goodrem

     4. parmalat

     5. australian idol

     6. melbourne cup

     7. guy sebastian

     8. nicole kidman

     9. zimbabwe

   10. mark latham

Top Fashion Brands
2004

     1. von dutch

     2. gucci

     3. sass and bide

     4. chanel

     5. ugg


Canada
Popular Men
2004

     1. johnny depp

     2. ashton kutcher

     3. brad pitt

     4. david beckham

     5. marilyn manson

Popular Queries
2004

     1. inuyasha

     2. family guy

     3. avril lavigne

     4. air canada

     5. canadian tire

     6. johnny depp

     7. metallica

     8. good charlotte

     9. ashton kutcher

   10. canadian idol

Popular Google News Queries - 2004

     1. stelco

     2. iraq

     3. american idol

     4. martha stewart

     5. euro 2004

     6. tour de france

     7. parmalat

     8. guy cloutier

     9. michael moore

   10. avian influenza

Popular Women
2004

     1. avril lavigne

     2. jessica simpson

     3. angelina jolie

     4. jennifer lopez

     5. hilary duff


Denmark
Popular Brands
2004

     1. nokia

     2. disney

     3. bmw

     4. ikea

     5. mercedes

Popular Queries
2004

     1. biler

     2. hunde

     3. pokemon

     4. tv2

     5. dmi

     6. dba

     7. fodbold

     8. ekstrabladet

     9. dsb

   10. peter plys

Popular Media Organizations - 2004

     1. tv2

     2. ekstrabladet

     3. søndagsavisen

     4. weekendavisen

     5. aftonbladet


Brazil

Popular Queries
2004

     1. receita federal

     2. hello kitty

     3. bob esponja

     4. olimpiadas

     5. cifras

     6. linkin park

     7. avril lavigne

     8. harry potter

     9. folclore

   10. bob marley

China 

Popular Queries
2004
    1. 刀郎 (pop singer DaoLang)
    2. 周杰伦 (pop singer Jay Chou)
    3. 小兵传奇 ("Legend of a Soldier")
    4. 奥运会 (Olympic games)
    5. 林心如 (Ruby Lam)
    6. 七里香 (pop song)
    7. 明成皇后 ("Queen Mingcheng" TV Series)
    8. 毕业论文 (thesis writing)
    9. 刘翔 (Olympic gold medalist)
  10. nba
Finland 

Popular Queries
2004

     1. irc-galleria

     2. iltasanomat

     3. iltalehti

     4. kissa

     5. runescape

     6. nalle puh

     7. soittoäänet

     8. harry potter

     9. avoimet työpaikat

   10. sauna


France

Popular People
2004

     1. britney spears

     2. paris hilton

     3. eminem

     4. jenifer

     5. avril lavigne

Popular Queries
2004

     1. pages jaunes

     2. sncf

     3. france

     4. anpe

     5. mappy

     6. fnac

     7. ebay

     8. meteo

     9. humour

   10. britney spears

Popular Google News Queries - 2004

     1. messier

     2. bertrand cantat

     3. raffarin

     4. maroc

     5. alstom

     6. psg

     7. bush

     8. pollution

     9. sarkozy

   10. irak

Popular Brands
2004

     1. tf1

     2. meetic

     3. orange

     4. sfr

     5. air france


Germany
Popular Men
2004

     1. usher

     2. eminem

     3. brad pitt

     4. david beckham

     5. orlando bloom

Popular Queries
2004

     1. routenplaner

     2. wetter

     3. telefonbuch

     4. paris hilton

     5. chat

     6. christina aguilera

     7. bild

     8. britney spears

     9. aldi

   10. arbeitsamt

Popular Google News Queries - 2004

     1. irak

     2. genfood

     3. tour de france

     4. olympia

     5. bush

     6. terror

     7. lance armstrong

     8. daniel küblböck

     9. arafat

   10. camilo mejia

Popular Women
2004

     1. paris hilton

     2. christina aguilera

     3. britney spears

     4. jennifer lopez

     5. jeanette biedermann


Italy
Popular Men of Sports
2004

     1. valentino rossi

     2. david beckham

     3. francesco totti

     4. cristiano ronaldo

     5. ronaldinho

Popular Queries
2004

     1. meteo

     2. oroscopo

     3. grande fratello

     4. calciomercato

     5. valentino rossi

     6. inter

     7. ferrari

     8. lavoro

     9. juventus

   10. vasco rossi

Popular Google News Queries - 2004

     1. parmalat

     2. iraq

     3. finmatica

     4. decreto urbani

     5. george w bush

     6. olimpiadi

     7. isola dei famosi

     8. marco pantani

     9. valentino rossi

   10. digitale terrestre

Popular Cartoons
2004

     1. i simpsons

     2. sailor moon

     3. winnie the pooh

     4. pokemon

     5. lupin


Japan
Popular TV Queries
2004

     1.

冬のソナタ (Fuyu no Sonata)

     2.

新撰組 (Shinsen Gumi)

     3.

白い巨塔 (Shiroi Kyoto)

     4.

プライド (pride)

     5.

トリビアの泉 (trivial no izumi)
Popular Queries
2004

     1.

地図 (map)

     2.

winny

     3.

壁紙 (wallpaper)

     4.

翻訳 (translation)

     5.

天気予報 (weather forecast)

     6.

占い (fortune telling)

     7.

小倉優子 (Yuko Ogura)

     8.

冬のソナタ (Winter Sonata)

     9.

上戸彩 (Aya Ueto)

   10.

au
Popular Google News Queries - 2004

     1.

ライブドア (livedoor)

     2.

楽天 (Rakuten)

     3.

地震 (earthquake)

     4.

台風 (typhoon)

     5.

ヨンジュン (Young Joon)

     6.

冬のソナタ (Fuyu no Sonata)

     7.

php

     8.

nhk

     9.

トヨタ (toyota)

   10.

香田 (koda)
Popular Men
2004

     1.

gackt

     2.

ペ・ヨンジュン (Bae Yong Joon)

     3.

オレンジレンジ (Orange Range)

     4.

木村拓哉 (Takuya Kimura)

     5.

ゆず (Yuzu)

The Netherlands
Popular Movies
2004

     1. lord of the rings

     2. shrek

     3. shrek 2

     4. garfield

     5. 2 fast 2 furious

Popular Queries
2004

     1. voetbal

     2. ajax

     3. beyonce

     4. georgina verbaan

     5. evisu

     6. feyenoord

     7. andre hazes

     8. theo van gogh

     9. olympische

   10. ali b

Popular Sports Stars
2004

     1.

cristiano ronaldo

     2.

david beckham

     3.

ruud van nistelrooy

     4.

wesley sneijder

     5.

pieter van den hoogenband

Norway
Popular Music Queries
2004

     1. shakira

     2. metallica

     3. eminem

     4. madonna

     5. iron maiden

Popular Queries
2004

     1. orlando bloom

     2. cristiano ronaldo

     3. dc++

     4. nemi

     5. manchester united

     6. dagbladet

     7. oslo

     8. shakira

     9. sas

   10. gta san andreas

Popular Men
2004

     1. orlando bloom

     2. eminem

     3. david beckham

     4. johnny depp

     5. michael jackson


Korea

Popular Queries
2004

    1.

maria sharapova

    2.

이효리 (pop singer Lee Hyori)

    3.

동방신기 (boy band "Dong Bang Shin Gi")

    4.

파리의 연인 (TV mini-series "Lovers in Paris")

    5.

김선일 (Kim Sun-il)

    6.

풀하우스 (TV mini-series "Full House")

    7.

mp3

    8.

전지현 (actress Jun Ji-hyun)

    9.

안철수 (Ahn Chul-soo)

  10.

취업 (job search)
Russia

Popular Queries
2004

     1.

Обои (wallpaper)

     2.

Ночной Дозор (name of movie)

     3.

maria sharapova

     4.

Расписание поездов (train schedule)

     5.

Сотовые телефоны (cell phones)

     6.

Футбол(soccer)

     7.

Беслан (Beslan)

     8.

Фабрика звезд (name of TV show)

     9.

Пластиковые окна (plastic windows)

   10.

Открытки (postcards)


Spain
Popular Sports Queries
2004

     1. fernando alonso

     2. ronaldinho

     3. valentino rossi

     4. real madrid

     5. barcelona

Popular Queries
2004

     1. el mundo

     2. renfe

     3. fernando alonso

     4. ronaldinho

     5. valentino rossi

     6. fernando torres

     7. hilary duff

     8. melendi

     9. spanair

   10. los serrano

Popular Google News Queries - 2004

     1. real madrid

     2. alejandro sanz

     3. boda real

     4. irak

     5. eta

     6. ronaldinho

     7. atentado en madrid

     8. la casa de tu vida

     9. rajoy

   10. princesa letizia

Popular Travel Queries
2004

     1. renfe

     2. spanair

     3. iberia

     4. vuelos baratos

     5. air europa


United Kingdom
Popular Men
2004

     1. usher

     2. eminem

     3. david beckham

     4. johnny depp

     5. justim timberlake

Popular Queries
2004

     1. bbc news

     2. big brother

     3. cbbc

     4. autotrader

     5. dictionary

     6. tesco

     7. eastenders

     8. weather

     9. british airways

   10. national lottery

Popular Google News Queries - 2004

     1. iraq

     2. big brother

     3. camilo mejia

     4. india

     5. zimbabwe

     6. cyprus

     7. arsenal

     8. national lottery

     9. man utd

   10. wimbledon

Popular Women
2004

     1. britney spears

     2. christina aguilera

     3. katie price

     4. paris hilton

     5. jennifer ellison


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