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On Monday, Yahoo! revealed the top items people searched for using the website throughout 2012. 

Top searches overall:

  1. election
  2. iPhone 5
  3. Kim Kardashian
  4. Kate Upton
  5. Kate Middleton
  6. Whitney Houston
  7. Olympics
  8. political polls
  9. Lindsay Lohan
  10. Jennifer Lopez

Top-searched obsessions:

  1. iPhone 5
  2. political polls
  3. MegaMillions
  4. The Hunger Games
  5. Honey Boo Boo
  6. Fifty Shades of Grey
  7. One Direction
  8. Call Me Maybe
  9. Gangnam Style
  10. Titanic

Top-searched songs/music lyrics:

  1. "Call Me Maybe" (Carly Rae Jepsen)
  2. "Gangnam Style" (Psy)
  3. "Someone Like You" (Adele)
  4. "Somebody that I Used to Know" (Gotye)
  5. "Sexy and I Know It" (LMFAO)
  6. "We are Young" (Fun.)
  7. "Rolling in the Deep" (Adele)
  8. "You Belong with Me" (Taylor Swift)
  9. "What Makes You Beautiful" (One Direction)
  10. "Gummy Bear Song" (Gummibär)

Top-searched scandals:

  1. Kate Middleton photo scandal
  2. Jackson family fight
  3. Lance Armstrong doping
  4. General David Patraeus affair
  5. New Orleans Saints' bountygate
  6. Bobby Petrino affair
  7. Secret Service scandal
  8. Savile sex scandal
  9. Air Force sex scandal
  10. J.P. Morgan/London Whale loss