If you are reading this, you made it through one of the toughest years in modern history, for a number of people all over the world. But, in a lot of ways it was also a good year. Here is a list of lists featuring, pretty much, the best of everything for 2009.
TIME magazine’s Person of The Year – 2009 – TIME magazine names the man who runs the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, Ben Bernanke, as Person of The Year for 2009.
The Top 10 Most Important Tweets of 2009 – buzzmarketing daily explains why Barack Obama’s election victory tweet was the year’s most important.
Top 10 Box Office Movies of 2009 – Yahoo! Movies lsist TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN as the top grossing movie of 2009 with $402,111,870 in ticket sales.
The Best Free Software of 2009 – The best things in life often actually are free. PC Mag has a list of 173 of the best free software, for launching apps, networking, backup, synchronization, entertainment, and more.
Best Books of 2009 – Publishers Weekly lists the top 10 books of 2009 in several categories; Overall, Fiction, Poetry, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror and more.
Top 100 Editors’ Picks – 2009 – Amazon.com’s choices for the very best out of a year’s worth of reading.
The 50 Best Inventions of 2009 – TIME magazine’s full list of the best inventions of the year includes the $10 Million Lightbulb and the AIDS Vaccine.
The 10 Best Books of 2009 – The New York Times takes on the task of choosing the 10 Best Books.
The 40 Best Albums of 2009 – SPIN magazine compiles their list of the best 40 albums.
Best Albums of 2009 – Another take on the best albums. Genres include alt-rock, indie-rock, post-rock, metal, hip-hop, rap, country, folk and more.
Best Books Of 2009 – National Public Radio has their list of the best books of 2009.
The Best Films of 2009 – Film critic Roger Ebert lists the films he thinks are the best of the year.
Top 99 Most Desirable Women – AskMen.com has graciously compiled a list of the 99 most desirable women.
The PopCrunch 100 Hottest Women of 2009 – Not to be outdone, PopCrunch has their list of the hottest 100 women. Funny thing… the AskMen’s number 1, Eva Mendez, is PopCrunch’s number 100.
Top 10 Songs of 2009 – Aol Radio Blog has another take on the top tunes of the year.
The Top 100 Tracks of 2009 – A viewer’s grass roots poll on the best music for 2009 is provided by Pitchfork.
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LAST.FM presents the hottest new music of 2009 based on user scrabbles.
Top Words of 2009 – The Global Language Monitor has its conducted their annual global
survey of the English language and discovered that “twitter” is the year’s top word.
The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 – Barbara Walters’ “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009″ highlights some of the year’s most prominent names in entertainment, sports, politics, and pop culture.
The Best Games of 2009 – Metacritic’s Best of 2009 coverage kicks off with Games.
The Top 35 Torrent Sites of 2009 – About.com tells you where downloaders found their music and movie files in 2009.
10 Best Intranets of 2009 – For the geeks among us, Jakob Nielsen lists the 10 best Intranets of the year.
Top Tech Acquisitions Of 2009 – TechCrunch has the top technology acquisitions.
Top Ten Astronomy Pictures of 2009 – If your eyes aren’t burnt out from the hottest women list above, Discover has some images that are even more amazing.
Top Ten Space Pictures: Best of 2009 – National Geographic’s selecton of the top ten space pictures.
Best Science Visualization Videos of 2009 – Some of the most impressive images in science are produced when researchers take numerical data and represent it visually through modeling and computer graphics.
The Top 10 Everything of 2009 – If you want even more top things for 2009, TIME magazine charts the highs and lows of the past year in 50 wide-ranging lists.