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McClatchy Newspapers, Published December 13 2011

Top 10 most searched music lyrics of 2011 released

It’s that most wonderful time of the year. No, no – not that.

Yahoo! has announced its annual Year in Review, and the top search term of 2011 didn’t go to a person, place or event. It went to a thing. “The iPhone transcended gadget status,” Vera Chan, senior editor and Web trend analyst at Yahoo!, said in a statement. “The device helped facilitate political movements around the world, and embodied the vision of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.”

That’s nice, but here we are all about entertainment. So besides the top search terms for the big and small screens – movies (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”), TV (“American Idol”) and celebrity (Kim Kardashian) – we were drawn to this category: Top Music Lyric Search.

So without further ado, here’s the top 10 searches that defined the soundtrack of 2011:

10. “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

9. “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People

8. “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift

7. “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga

6. “Look at Me Now” by Chris Brown

5. “Someone Like You” by Adele

4. “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele

3. “Grenade” by Bruno Mars

2. “The Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars

And the No. 1 top lyric search was ... “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj.