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YouTube's Top 50 Music Search Queries

Music-related search terms dominated YouTube top 50 queries in December 2008, according to Hitwise.

This custom data, available for the first time, reveals the majority of searches on Google's video site are for bands, artists or songs. Searches for the rapper Lil Wayne ranked No. 1 in December 2008. Other searches for artists included Beyonce, Soulja Boy and Chris Brown.

Searches for individual songs, such as "Single Ladies," "Love Story," "Right Now (Na Na Na)," "How Do You Sleep" and "Womanizer" also featured high on the list.

The top 50 search terms on YouTube accounted for 20% of the site's total search volume in December 2008. Behind music searches, Internet personalities were next most popular searched, followed by miscellaneous searches and then TV searches.

Overall, YouTube ranked No. 10 as the most visited Web site in the U.S. in December 2008.--Laurie Sullivan

Tags: music, video
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