Majorca and Ibiza figure in top 100 most searched for destinations

The most popular searches are said to revolve around icons including Madonna, Barbie and Michael Jackson. Results from MSN Search's Top Ten Trends Barometer show stars of the eighties and even nineties are the most popular search engine topics in 2002. Britney Spears is the UK's most searched for celebrity for the second year running while her “face of Pepsi” replacement Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child fails to make it into the top 100. The most popular musicians searched for have been on the UK music scene since the 1990s including Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Westlife, the survey says. The MSN search engine registered 12.7 million users in the month ending in November and showed that while “overnight” celebrities Kelly Osbourne, Darius, JLo, Jade, Halle Berry and Holly Valance may have dominated the headlines in 2002, they've been overshadowed in the search stakes by “old timers”. Holly Valance only scraped into the top 100 most-searched-for items for 2002, coming in at number 81, 58 positions behind train timetables, 42 positions behind Bob the Builder and 19 positions behind the National Trust. The latest toys, including Micropets, PlayStations and Pino robots, were knocked off the top 10 by toys popular decades ago including Barbie, Action Man, Lego, Winnie the Pooh, chess sets and Thomas the Tank Engine. EastEnders, Neighbours, Coronation Street, Friends and Top of the Pops all made it into the year's top 10 TV shows, topping 2002 programmes such as The Office, I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!, Six Feet Under and What not to Wear, which all failed to make it in the list. When it comes to holidays the most searched for destinations, Blackpool, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Cornwall, all beat Ibiza and Majorca in the top 100 and left cities like Leeds, Manchester, Brighton and Edinburgh trailing.

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