Best song for Christmas 2011 - Justin is almost as cute as a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
The world has spoken, and here are five of the interesting findings on what most interests you:
Sorry Fido, but man’s best friend was #5 (Pets) after his actual best friends, (#2 Friendship.)
The overall #1 turned out to be Music over #2 Friendship. Because after all, your iPod is the only friend you’ll ever really need: human, animal, or virtual.
#10 Food is higher than #11 Sleeping. It’s why drive-thru’s are 24/7 and obesity is so hot right now.
Jennifer Lopez was onto something when she told us to dance the night away, grab someone and get out on the floor, because #12 Dancing is higher than #13 love relationships.
Last but not least, it seems that how you look is more interesting than where it gets you, as the voters put Fashion as #16, narrowly ahead of #17 Sex.
If you want to see all of the results from the poll of over 4500 unique users, click here
The top is a lonely place, only enough room for one. Whether its Team Edward or Team Jacob, Jen vs. Angelina, or the champion of the Premier League. One such competition for top status that we thought we’d leave behind in 1999 was the Backstreet Boys vs. ‘NSync question: who would reign as boy band kings?
We’re officially in not one, but two decades later, and Entertainment Weekly is still dissecting this question. But what they really don’t understand is that perhaps it isn’t a question of BSB vs. Justin and the gang. On Top7, it’s all boy bands after the crowning glory of the #1 spot, and the Backstreeters beat NSync by a mile - with the Jonas Brothers, Westlife, and even the Jackson 5 ahead of NSync in the pack.
It may be true that Justin Timberlake brought sexy back with his sweet moves, falsetto voice and brillo-pad hair, but the sum was not greater than all the parts of NSync according to the fans. The people have spoken: Long live the Backstreet Boys, at least in our hearts.
Check out the results here, and rank your opinion!
Superpowers for One, Superpowers for All!
Priorities are something that for most people change through the years. An eight year old boy can’t think past his next GI Joe or Transformers figure, while an eighteen year old boy has a decidedly different idea on his one track mind. An eighty-year old, if he can remember his priorities, probably has more practical things on the mind.
As it turns out, a lot of hypothetical questions involving priorities reflect that skew from age. When we asked people what superpowers they wish they would receive, 775 people responded. This was the general top seven results for the whole topic and all voters::
3 Mind Reading
5 time travel
7 instant healing
However, interestingly enough, immortality in particular was a much higher priority for the younger voters! If you were under 15 voting on this topic, you helped propel this superpower to the #3 slot for your age group. On the other hand, if you were over 35 voting on this topic, you cared much less for forever-living and the item dropped to #7. Could this mean that the older you get the less you like life?
Or, perhaps its something else. For the young crowd, time travel was only their #6, but the over #35 set ranked it their top choice! So maybe this could mean that the older crowd doesn’t want to live infinitely as old folks, but rather prefers to re-live their glory days.
Perhaps their years sitting in traffic also influence why they care so much more about teleportation than the youngsters, or their years of backaches leading them to value instant healing a bit more too. But topics like this really go to show you what a difference age makes in priorities!
1 Invisibility (same from the general list)
2 Flying Ability (same)
3 Immortality (up from #6)
4 Mind Reading (down from #3)
5 Teleportation (down from #4)
6 Time Travel (down from #5)
7 Instant Healing (same)
1 Time Travel (up from #5)
2 Teleportation (up from #4)
3 Mind Reading (same)
4 Invisibility (down from #1)
5 Flying ability (down from #2)
6 Instant Healing (up from #7)
7 Immortality (down from #6)
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Cristiano Ronaldo is officially the most popular person on Top7, but people are a little schizophrenic about their opinions!
He appears in all of the following topics:
#1 in Overrated Football (Soccer) Players
#1 in Hottest Football (Soccer) Players in the 2010 World Cup
#1 in Manchester United Football Players of All Time
#1 in Dream Footy Side
#2 in Sportsmen of 2011
#2 in La Liga Top Scorers for the 2010-11 Season
#2 in Free Kick Specialists of All Time
#2 in Top Goal Scorers for World Cup 2010
#2 in Football Players of 2010
#4 in Football (Soccer) Players of All Time
#6 in Football Players of World Cup History
#11 in Men I’d Like to Date
#15 in Hottest Male Celebrities
#16 in People You Would Switch Jobs with for a Day
The guy sure gets around!
Which result do you most agree with and which do you think needs to change?
You might have thought it would be the other way around, but men actually prefer Lady Gaga for top female music artist of 2011, and women prefer Katy Perry!
Looking at the results in this form, you can really see that the women voters are the reason Lady Gaga is at the table.
And surprise surprise! Men bring over the Megan Foxiness.
Men also prefer God and Jesus while women prefer Michael Jackson.
God, Jesus and Lady Gaga
God, Jesus and Lady Gaga are sitting around your dinner table. No, this isn’t the beginning of a dirty joke, this is the top candidates of who people would like to invite to dinner.**
In the most extensive poll of its kind, people were presented with the topic People to Invite to a Dinner Party. They chose from candidates real and fictional, biblical and historical, scientific and entertainment-related. And not only did they have all these diverse candidates to choose from, but they also had the ability to invite more than one of their favorite people, in the order of just how much they would like to wine and dine them. You can learn a lot about a person, or a community, that way it seems.
Rounding out the top 10, in order, are
3 Lady Gaga
4 Barack Obama
5 Megan Fox
6 Michael Jackson
7 David Beckham
8 Albert Einstein
9 Ellen DeGeneres
10 Elvis Presley
It seems that overall, people would have a very well-rounded dinner conversation. Religion is represented by God and Jesus, while science is represented by Einstein. Politics stands in with Obama, while sheer hotness comes from Megan Fox and David Beckham. Becks also provides athletic entertainment, while the laughs come from Ellen DeGeneres. The musical entertainment around the table will come from three different royals: both kings (Elvis, the King and MJ, the King of Pop) and the Lady of Gaga.
Seating Lady Gaga with God and Jesus could pose some thorny issues since she just crafted a love song to Judas, but we’re all adults, and I think they can work it out. Personally, I would seat Tupac with Confucius, Isaac Newton next to Snooki, and myself next to Detective Elliot Stabler. But the community has spoken. And they have said “God, Jesus, and Lady Gaga.” The Holy Trinity for the 21st Century.
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If the people you admire don’t consist of the current favorites “Grandparent, Britney Spears, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi”, then click here to rank that too.
**Okay: it’s also the beginning of a dirty joke. But you have to sign up for our premium service to hear it (costs $100 for entry.)