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Top 100 Pop Culture Trends in 2009

— December 31, 2009 — Pop Culture
From Photobombing to Twilight, this list of the Top 100 Pop Culture Trends features some articles with nearly a million views. Wow. The reason, people love the viral. Write that down.

Our pop culture trend countdown is based on our traffic ranking of the top pop culture trends in 2009. If you want more, check our pop culture trend database, which now has more than 2,069 pop culture trends.

If you are looking for professional pop culture trend research and patterns, check out Trend Hunter PRO our 2010 Trend Reports, or our FREE Video of the Top 20 Trends in 2010.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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15 Reality TV Spillovations
15 Reality TV Spillovations
From Susan Boyle's Meltdown to Catty Feuds
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94
Fan-Created Vampire Promos
Fan-Created Vampire Promos
Stunning Amateur 'New Moon' Posters Rival Work by Pros
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93
High-Profile Spokesdogs
High-Profile Spokesdogs
Despite Buzz Over Portuguese Water Dog, Milk-Bone Picks Great Dane
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92
Life-Proving Photography
Life-Proving Photography
Patrick Swayze Releases Photos to Counteract Twitter Death Rumors
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91
Viral Makeover Debates
Viral Makeover Debates
Is a Susan Boyle Makeover Imminent?
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90
Somber Movie Posters
Somber Movie Posters
Authentic 'New Moon' Promos Play Up the Gloom & Doom
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89
Hilarious License Plates
Hilarious License Plates
Various Ways to Spice Up Your Car With Humor
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88
Relationship Duet Albums
Relationship Duet Albums
Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn's “Break Up”
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87
Werewolves as Protagonists
Werewolves as Protagonists
‘New Moon' Additions Give Robert Pattinson a Run for It
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86
Postmortem Editorials
Postmortem Editorials
Bruce Weber Photo Shoot of Michael Jackson Resurfaces
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85
Rebound Reality Stars
Rebound Reality Stars
Melissa Rycroft Parlays "Bachelor" Snub Into "Dancing With the Stars" Slot
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84
Moody Vampire Posters
Moody Vampire Posters
‘New Moon' Official Poster Shows Love Conflict
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83
Recycled Covers & Fake Tattoos
Recycled Covers & Fake Tattoos
Empire Magazine Gives Megan Fox an Autobot Tattoo
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82
Positive Body Image Photography
Positive Body Image Photography
Vogue's Annual Shape Issue 2009 Features 8 Beautiful Bodie
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81
Lady Gaga Emulation
Lady Gaga Emulation
Paris Hilton Channels Futuristic Funk in Sexy Photo Shoot
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80
Painful Sunburnt Patterns
Painful Sunburnt Patterns
The Worst Tanning Disasters Captured in Photos
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79
Over-Accessorizing
Over-Accessorizing
Sandra Bullock Stacks Necklaces at Movie Premier
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78
Unexpected Situation Photography
Unexpected Situation Photography
Erin Wurm Captures Odd, Awkward Moments
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77
Blogs About Feet
Blogs About Feet
'Celebrity Feetures' Catalogs the Feet of Famous Faces
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76
Morning After Photography
Morning After Photography
Richard Kern Photographs Trish Goff 'The Day After' for A4 Magazine
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75
Shocking Animal Sculptures
Shocking Animal Sculptures
Patricia Piccinini's Frightening Hyper-Realist Artwork
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74
Gorilla Boyfriends
Gorilla Boyfriends
Masuimi Max's Bizarre Interspecies Cover Shoot
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73
Rear Projection Poses
Rear Projection Poses
‘Vilena-Style' Modeling Goes Viral in Russia
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72
Undressing Photo Shoots
Undressing Photo Shoots
Mischa Barton Channels Megan Fox, Strips Down for FHM UK
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71
Ridiculous Self-Shots
Ridiculous Self-Shots
GuysWithiPhones.com Captures Snaps of Macho Men
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70
Super Short Leather Jackets
Super Short Leather Jackets
Megan Fox Rocks The Mini Trend
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69
Vampire Jewelry
Vampire Jewelry
Accessories Inspired by 'Twilight' Series and 'New Moon'
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68
Bad Parent Shoots
Bad Parent Shoots
Children Photographed in Shocking Situations
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67
Bloody Performances
Bloody Performances
Lady Gaga at MTV Video Music Awards 2009
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66
Messy Hair Photo Shoots
Messy Hair Photo Shoots
Robert Pattinson by Matt Jones in i-D Magazine
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65
Burlesque Tribute Exhibits
Burlesque Tribute Exhibits
“Bettie Page: Heaven Bound” Celebrates the Pin-Up Icon
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64
Exposing Digital Dissection
Exposing Digital Dissection
Before and After Pictures Show Celebs Are Human
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63
Humorous Misspelled Signs
Humorous Misspelled Signs
Engrish.com is Filled With Uncommon English Mistakes
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62
Nerd Jargon Tattoos
Nerd Jargon Tattoos
Witty Geekttoos That Only Other Geeks Will Understand
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61
Awkward Family Photos
Awkward Family Photos
AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com Posts Blush-Worthy Moments
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60
Orgiastic AIDS Awareness Ads
Orgiastic AIDS Awareness Ads
One Life Warns From Sleeping With the Past
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59
Zipper Eye Accessories
Zipper Eye Accessories
Lady Gaga's Eye-Popping Style on American Idol
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58
Vintage Tattoo Revival
Vintage Tattoo Revival
Spider Webb Releases Old School Inspired “Big Book of Tattoos”
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57
Strange Photo Collections
Strange Photo Collections
Bizarre Archive Catalogues the Weirdest Pictures On the Web
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56
Naughty Flight Attendants
Naughty Flight Attendants
Ryanair's Edita Schindlerova Has a Very Adult Second Job
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55
Flashback Photo Leaks
Flashback Photo Leaks
Topless 'Gimme More' Pictures Catch Up With Britney Spears
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54
Nudevertising Specialists
Nudevertising Specialists
Henrick Purienne Photography Pushes Limits
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53
Re-Animated Artistry
Re-Animated Artistry
Re-Illustrating Cartoons, from the Simpsons to Super Mario
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52
Social Stereotype Illustrations
Social Stereotype Illustrations
'Your Scene Sucks' Labels Different Social Groups
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51
Tragic Tattoos
Tragic Tattoos
Incorrectly Spelled Tattoos Mortify Purchasers, Become Viral on the Web
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50
Harry Potter Tattoos
Harry Potter Tattoos
Muggles Show Their Love for New Movie Release With Ink (UPDATE)
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49
Pretend Decency
Pretend Decency
‘Nipple Non Grata' Challenges Social Hypocrisy
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48
Sinister Fantasies
Sinister Fantasies
Justin Monroe Goes ‘Down the Rabbit Hole' with Dickinson & Lepore
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47
Unbelievably High Slits
Unbelievably High Slits
Megan Fox's Leggy Red Dress at Berlin Premiere
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46
Aggressive Sapphic Editorials
Aggressive Sapphic Editorials
Purple Magazine Sells Beauty With Sexuality
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45
80s Cartoon Bombshells
80s Cartoon Bombshells
Sexy Jessica Rabbit Revived By Jessica Biel on SNL
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44
Mainstream Raciness?
Mainstream Raciness?
Allure Magazine Shows ‘The Naked Truth' For May 2009
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43
Controversial Teen Stars
Controversial Teen Stars
Zac Efron Gets Dirty With Naked Model in Interview Magazine
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42
Gaming Girlfriend Fashion
Gaming Girlfriend Fashion
Super Mario Brothers Teach You How to Get Women
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41
Strip Club Photography
Strip Club Photography
Juliana Beasley Shoots the Raunchy Underbelly of Society
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40
Transparent Red Carpet LBDs
Transparent Red Carpet LBDs
Megan Fox Rocks Black Herve Leroux Dress at Premiere
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39
Piercing Cover Shots
Piercing Cover Shots
Gisele Bundchen Rocks a Nose Ring on Cover of DT Magazine
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38
Rebelling Against Photoshop
Rebelling Against Photoshop
Flawed Brad Pitt Exposed by Chuck Close in W Magazine
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37
Models With Belly Flab
Models With Belly Flab
Lizzie Miller Nixes Airbrushing & Goes Au Naturale in Glamour
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36
Niche Tattoo Blogs
Niche Tattoo Blogs
Online Collection of Owl Tattoos for Those Who Give a Hoot
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35
Regrettable Inking
Regrettable Inking
‘Baby on Board' Tattoo and Other Bad Ideas to Bring Remorse
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34
Unintentionally Awkward Photos
Unintentionally Awkward Photos
Athletes Get Caught on Film in Compromising Positions
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33
Charitable Nudetography
Charitable Nudetography
Athletic 'Champions' Drop Trou for AIDS Awareness
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32
Nude Fashion
Nude Fashion
Miley Cyrus Matures at MTV Movie Awards
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31
Race Car Drivers as Bikini Models
Race Car Drivers as Bikini Models
Danica Patrick Poses For Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
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30
Hairy Body Art
Hairy Body Art
From Shaved Back Jersey Numbers to Bathingsuit Top Chest Hair
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29
High-Fashion Asian Photography
High-Fashion Asian Photography
The Stunning Work of Chenman, A Chinese Celeb and Style Photographe
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28
Naughty Cartoon Fantasies
Naughty Cartoon Fantasies
Jaspar Goodall's Photoshop Art Includes Bad Latex Bambi
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27
Extreme Celebrity Hairstyles
Extreme Celebrity Hairstyles
Cassie Shaves Half Her Head
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26
Racy Horror Shoots
Racy Horror Shoots
Lady Gaga is a Naked Vamp in Out Magazine
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25
Transparent Tees & Tape Pasties
Transparent Tees & Tape Pasties
Lady Gaga Shows the Paparazzi That Less is More
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24
Whacked-Out Wedding Photos
Whacked-Out Wedding Photos
Photographs of Bizarre Nuptials Give Hope to Others
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23
Saggy Boob Scarves
Saggy Boob Scarves
Slightly Naughty Scarf Ensures You're the Center of Attention
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22
Dark Fairytale Heroines
Dark Fairytale Heroines
Disney 'Twisted Princess' Series from Artist Jeffrey Thomas
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21
Inked Family Values
Inked Family Values
Relatives and 'Family' Tattoos Are Both Permanent
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20
Glamorizing Diverse Body Types
Glamorizing Diverse Body Types
Plus Size Models Galore Appear in Glamour Magazine's October Issue
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19
Mysteriously Sexy Vampire Posters
Mysteriously Sexy Vampire Posters
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Usher in ‘New Moon̵
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18
Heavy Petting Pictorials
Heavy Petting Pictorials
It's Make-Out Madness for 'Anja and Sasha' in Man About Town
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17
Celebrity Mohawks
Celebrity Mohawks
Rihanna Shaves Sides of Head and Rocks the Results
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16
Sensual Scantily-Clad Editorials
Sensual Scantily-Clad Editorials
Megan Fox Goes From Bed to Pool for Esquire
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15
Comedic Satellite Photos
Comedic Satellite Photos
Hilariously Awkward Google Street View Images
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14
User-Fueled Clothes-Free TV
User-Fueled Clothes-Free TV
Crowdsourced Nude News Leaves Nothing to the Imagination
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13
Punk 80s Fashion
Punk 80s Fashion
Black Lace, Neon Pink and Fingerless Gloves at Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 RTW
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12
Social Personality Tagging
Social Personality Tagging
Facebook Meme Is All About Tagging Photos With Insults or Whimsey
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11
Models without Makeup Shoots
Models without Makeup Shoots
Harper's Bazaar Features 90s Mega Models Cosmetics-Free
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10
Naked Plus-Sized Cover Models
Naked Plus-Sized Cover Models
Beth Ditto Bares All For ‘Love'
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9
Humorous Traffic Signs
Humorous Traffic Signs
Funny and Unusual Road Signs from Around the World
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8
Hilarious Bulb Burnouts
Hilarious Bulb Burnouts
Missing Letter Makes for Funny Neon Signs
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7
Divalicious Domestic Digs
Divalicious Domestic Digs
$125 Million ‘Fleur De Lys' Mansion Bought By Mariah Carey
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6
Professional Photoshop Fails
Professional Photoshop Fails
Bodies Butchered, Contorted & Given the 'Twilight' Treatment
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5
Photobombing Websites
Photobombing Websites
ThisIsPhotoBomb.com Displays Unintentional Picture Hilarity
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4
Scandalous Photo Collections
Scandalous Photo Collections
My Drunk Pix Features Booze-Fueled Pics You'd Love to Forget
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3
Blogs for Brutal Tattoos
Blogs for Brutal Tattoos
'Ugliest Tattoos: A Gallery of Regrets' Has the Best of the Worst
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2
Anti-Inspirational Posters
Anti-Inspirational Posters
Discouraging Signs That Shock You With Witty Rudeness
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1
Celeb Nudetography
Celeb Nudetography
Scandalous Photos of Rihanna Leaked On the Internet
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