Back to School


Summer is soon coming to an end (womp womp womp), but Yahoo users are eager to go back to school and get their shopping done early this year! 

This month, you’re  searching for [back to school sales], especially at Walmart, and [back to school supplies]. Hot brands alert! Searches for [ticonderoga pencils] are spiking 543% this week on Yahoo, and top-searched backpacks this month are Jansport, North Face, Disney Frozen, Under Armor, and Vera Bradley.

We know it all adds up despite the sales, so we understand why you’re looking to [sell textbooks]. The search spikes 237% this week on Yahoo and we are totally on board with using the money you make from selling books on going to a concert.

You’re also getting techy with it! Top-searched [laptops] this month on Yahoo are: HP, Lenovo, Dell, and Apple.

Enjoy what’s left of summer and keep searching for the best deals in your area!


Take Me to the Movies!


What’s the best way to take a break from the smoldering heat during the summer months? Going to the movies, of course! Yahoo users are looking to escape into a good movie this summer and are searching for their top picks.

Over the past 30 days, the movies with the highest volume of searches on Yahoo include [jersey boys movie], [begin again movie], and [sex tape movie].

And we can’t forget about one of the most highly anticipated movies of the season! Yahoo users are dying to see the [50 shades of grey movie trailer] which is up 3490% and searched for by 66% women and 34% of men. 

Which movie are you most excited to see this summer?


Summer lovin’ had me a blast, summer lovin’ happened so fast


Does saying goodbye to summer also mean saying goodbye to your summer fling? Ending a relationship isn’t an easy feat, which is why you’re searching for answers on how to get over a breakup.

What break up topics are spiking this month on Yahoo?

Even if it’s brief, it can hurt. Hang in there — time heals all wounds.


It’s (Almost) Game Time

Grab your face paint, foam fingers, and game-friendly coolers. It’s time to start tailgating!

NFL football teams are reporting to training camp and generating buzz about the upcoming season as searches for [nfl fantasy football] are spiking 1007% this month on Yahoo.

While it’s too early to tell which teams have the best shot at the ring this year, Minnesota sure is excited for the first game, as searches for the top-buzzing [Minnesota Vikings] team spike a whopping 1082%.

Over the past month on Yahoo, the top 10 most-searched NFL teams are:

  1. Green Bay Packers

  2. Pittsburgh Steelers

  3. Oakland Raiders

  4. Philadelphia Eagles

  5. Dallas Cowboys

  6. Minnesota Vikings

  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  8. Seattle Seahawks

  9. Chicago Bears

  10. Cleveland Browns


Baby and Wedding Gifts Galore

It’s not the holiday season yet (phew!), but Yahoo users are still busy rushing to the stores to buy gifts, as baby and wedding shower season is officially here.

Where are Yahoo users going to shop for the new bundles of joy in their lives? Not surprisingly, searches for [babies r us baby registry] are spiking 2422%. Other top-searched baby registries overall this month include Target, BuyBuyBaby, Walmart, and Amazon.

Don’t forget about the happy couple! Searches for [the wedding registry] are spiking 526% this month on Yahoo, and the top-searched bridal registries this month on Yahoo include Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Crate and Barrel, Macy’s, and Williams-Sonoma.


Better With Age

Attention fashionistas: according to your searches on Yahoo this month, retro is this season’s hottest trend as [vintage used clothing] spikes 939%.

Not sure what you’re looking for in the collections of secondhand castoffs at your local vintage shop? Yahoo’s community of trendy thrifters are searching for [vintage wedding dresses], [vintage t-shirt], [vintage swimsuits] and [vintage stockings].

While your outfits are on par with the latest trend, so are your accessories, homes, and cars! Other top vintage-related searches over the past 30 days on Yahoo include [vintage engagement rings], [vintage jewelry], [vintage posters], [vintage cars] and [vintage decorating ideas]. 

Have patience. You’ve got to dig to find what you really dig!


Let’s Be Frank


Hungry for hot dogs? Tomorrow is National Hot Dog Day and it’s time to get your grub on! Searches for the [best hot dogs] are spiking off the charts this month, with [nathan’s hot dogs] in particular spiking 2182% following its annual contest.

Picky about your dogs? The most searched brands of this favorite summer BBQ food this month are: [brooklyn hot dog company], [portillos hot dogs], [hebrew national hot dogs], [sabrett hot dogs], [applegate hot dogs], [pinks hot dogs], [ballpark hot dogs] and [hot dog on a stick].

Are you starting to crave these right now and need a recipe stat? The top hot dog recipes on Yahoo this month include: [hot dog chili recipe], [hot dog bar ideas], [uncured hot dogs], [vegan carrot hot dog recipe], [hot dog meatballs] and [green chile hot dogs]. And if you need ideas for toppings, look no further than Yahoo Food for dangerously delicious inspiration!

Hot diggity dog!


Step Right Up!

Funnel cakes, petting zoos, ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds — who doesn’t love the fair?

Families are heading to their local fairs for some good ol’ fashion fun this summer as searches for [state fair] are spiking 776% this week on Yahoo. Curious as to which county fairs are drawing the most crowds? Over the past month, the top-searched fairs throughout the nation include:

  1. Alameda County Fair

  2. Orange County Fair

  3. California State Fair

  4. Del Mar Fair

  5. Wisconsin State Fair

  6. Ohio State Fair

  7. Iowa State Fair

  8. Marin County State Fair

  9. St. Louis Fair

  10. Valley Fair Minnesota

What do you say? Let’s go to the fair!


Contour like Kim


Kim Kardashian has nailed the high cheekbones and defined jawline look, and Yahoo users are jumping on the trend! Searches for [contouring makeup] are spiking 604% this month as Yahoo users learn how to get the picture perfect look. [kim kardashian contouring] is a top Yahoo search this month, along with related searches [contouring and highlighting], [what is contouring makeup] and [face contouring]. Maybe learning how to contour should get you A-lister points in Kim’s new game?

Want to see if the beauty trend is for you? Yahoo Screen has a fun video with makeup artist Lili Kaytmaz contouring different face shapes and skin types. Remember to also check out Yahoo Beauty for all your skincare and makeup needs!


Do Re Me Fa So La Ti Do!


Which do you prefer? Singing in the shower or dancing in front of the mirror? According to searches on Yahoo this week, we’d place bets on the former. To help improve the quality of your shower vocal performance (can you hear us, neighbors?), you’ve been searching for various lyrics online, including [black widow lyrics iggy azalea] which is spiking 488% this week.

Looking to craft the most perfect rock-out-in-the-shower playlist? Check out the below most-searched song lyrics this month on Yahoo:

  1. [problem ariana grande lyrics]

  2. [let it go lyrics]

  3. [iggy azalea fancy lyrics]

  4. [john legend all of me lyrics]

  5. [wiggle jason derulo lyrics]

  6. [sam smith stay with me lyrics]

  7. [am i wrong lyrics nico vinz]

  8. [counting stars lyrics]

  9. [sia chandelier lyrics]

  10. [rude magic lyrics]

Need more to sing about? Tomorrow, Yahoo kicks off the world’s largest live concert series together with Live Nation, bringing you one live streamed concert a day, for 365 days. You can get a sneak peak at the first 30 days of scheduled performances by going to Starting today, you can sign up for text, email and calendar reminders for the concerts you want to watch and invite your friends to tune in, as well. Watch this teaser video here.