People are obsessed with Top 10 lists. It’s a great way to capture what the best of any one thing is. Look up the thing’s top 10 list and you will get a sense of what the best of a category is.
But is there a Top 10 List of Top 10 Lists? Well, there is now.
Here is a list of Top 10 lists as ranked by Ahrefs.com, a web research tool that helps marketers understand what people are searching for on various platforms. We used their Google rankings for this post searching for “Top 10” on the tool.
The criteria for the list selection is the most people searching for the list and the fact that the list is actually a Top 10 list and, not Top 5 or Top 9 or Top 30. It’s gotta be an actual Top 10 list or it is disqualified from our list.
It also needs to show up on the U.S. Google results when searching for “Top 10 [thing]”.
Trends change as new things come available so this list was generated on October 30, 2021.
Here we go, starting at #1 and listed to #10 based on number of U.S. Google searches:
1) Top 10 Netflix shows
People are obsessed with Netflix, especially given the 2020/2021 COVID-19 pandemic. Herewith are the Top 10 Netflix shows from Rotten Tomatoes.
For the record this Top 10 Netflix shows list starts:
- Squid Game
- Dave Chapelle: The Closer
2. Top 10 Richest People in the World
People are obsessed with wealth and who has it (well people in the U.S. are, as this is a US-created list). It comes from Investopedia and is called The 10 Richest People in the World.
For the record this Top 10 Richest People in the World list starts:
- Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder, Net worth: $177 billion
- 2) Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, Net worth:$151 billion
- 3) Bernard Arnault, Majority owner of Christan Dior, Net worth $150 billion
3. Top 10 Stocks To Buy Now
Following on the list above, first, you want to know who is rich and then you want to know how to get there. Apparently, it is knowing what stocks are in the Top 10 right now. Here it is: Top 10 Safest Stocks to Buy Now From Yahoo Finance and reprinted by Y! from Insider Monkey.
For the record this Top 10 Stocks to Buy Now list starts like this:
1) Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)
2) Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)
3) Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)
4. Top 10 OWASP (or Top 10 Web Application Security Risks)
Geek alert, #4 on our Top 10 Top 10 Lists is a list of security issues for developers. The site explains the list is as follows: “The OWASP Top 10 is a standard awareness document for developers and web application security. It represents a broad consensus about the most critical security risks to web applications.” BTW, OWASP is Open Web Application Security Project. Here are their Top 10 Web Application Security Risks.
5. Top 10 Anime
A top 1o list of lists would not be complete without inclusion of at least one Japanese cultural trend that has been unleashed on the world. And so, included our Top 10 Top 10 list at #5 is Top 10 Anime. Anime is hand-drawn and computer animation from Japan. Adding to the weirdness is that the Top 10 best anime series of all time is from the South African website Fortress of Solitude.
Here is a preview of their Top 10 Anime list, sampling the top 3 on the list:
6. Top 10 Cryptocurrencies
Since money is a big focus on the Top 10 Top 10 you just know that the hot cryptocurrency segment will surely make an appearance. And it does here at #6. This list comes from News18.com a website that is a partnership between CNN International and TV18, a leading Indian news channel. This ranks the top 10 cryptocurrencies by value as of Oct 27, 2021. So it will change given how volatile the segment is. Here is the list called The Top 10 Cryptocurrencies Everyone Must Know About.
Here is the Top 3 of the Top 10 so you get a feel for it. Her is the
- Binance Coing
7. Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time
This Top 10 list comes from RollingStone magazine which headlines the post: Readers Poll: The 10 Bets Horror Movies of All Time and features some guaranteed terrifying pleasers. And yes Poltergiest is on the list at #10. It may be 1980s cheese, but for those of us who rented it on VHS as teenagers, it was terrifying at the time.
Here is a sneak peek of the Top 3 movies on the magazine’s horror movie list:
8. Top 10 Movies of All Time
No Top 10 Top 10 list would be complete without a Top 10 Movies list. This one comes from the late and great Chicago Sun-Times columnist Roger Ebert, who died in 2013 (at age 70). So it is not going to contain movies made after his death, because it could only include movies that he saw during his lifetime. Is it the ultimate Top 10 movies list? No. It’s one man’s curated list, and Ebert says as much in the write-up. And he doesn’t even rank them. He lists them by alphabetization and said he ranked them by their ability to move him emotionally. Still, he was great, so by proxy, the movies do merit Top 10 greatest movies status, even if you liked Frozen 2 better.
Here is a sneak peek as he lists them (alphabetized, not by greatness).
9. Top 10 NBA Players of All Time
This list is the only sports theme list on our Top10 Top. is from the Bleacher Report and is called the 10 Greatest NBA Players of all Time. Find it here. I bet even before clicking you can guess who is on it if you are a basketball fan.
Here’s a top 3 sneak peek:
10. Top 10 Christmas Movies
This one is not surprising given for of the 10 Top 10 lists are about watchable entertainment. This list comes from BadgerHerald.com, the website for the U.S.A’s largest fully independent student newspaper located in Madison, Wisconsin. That it would be the arbiter of top 10 Christmas Movies is weird unto itself. Still, the data is there. Google ranks it well, so there you go. Here is their Top 1o Christmas Movies of All Time list.
Here is a sneak peek of what tops their Top 10 list.