<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com <![CDATA[The Top Restaurant Chains in America]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-restaurant-chains-in-america
The List of Top Restaurant Chains in America includes famous restaurant chains from throughout the United States. Restaurant chains offer a familiarity through their decor and menu throughout all of their locations. As such, they tend to be most popular in areas where one would find travelers or tourists. From fast food, to drive-thrus, and even some sit down franchises, there are a variety of restaurants on this list, each serving different international cuisines or their own takes on American classics.

The idea of chain restaurants is widely credited to Harland Sanders, more famously known as "Colonel Sanders." By "franchising" out his secret recipe, restaurants that served his food had an advantage as travelers knew what to expect. His restaurant, KFC, is now one of the largest in the world. Today, nearly every cuisine imaginable has a restaurant chain attached to it.

Vote up your favorite chain restaurants below, or vote down those you'll never go back to again. Looking for more of a sweet treat? Check out lists of the Best Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Chains. Cook up some mediocre Italian food at home using this list of Olive Garden recipes, and take a look at other delicious lists like, the Best Japanese Foods and the Best Brain Foods.
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Dairy Queen



Pizza Hut

Red Lobster

Red Robin


Taco Bell


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<![CDATA[The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-female-vocalists-of-the-past-10-years
The greatest female vocalists of the 2000s from all over the globe duke it out to see who has the best voice. While every artist on the list has had a great deal of success and many of whom very popular, these international vocalists were chosen for their versatility, emotion, vocal range, power and mastery in pop, rock, r&b, and country music. This list includes the likes of Adele, Florence Welch, Pink, and Lady Gaga. There is also another special criteria--all of these women have less than 20 years of musical experience, which means this disqualifies artists like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, etc. Fans have the power to vote on who which female artist has the best voice in music of the new millennium.


Alicia Keys

Amy Lee

Amy Winehouse

Beyoncé Knowles

Kelly Clarkson

Simone Simons
Tarja Turunen

Lady Gaga

Lana Del Rey

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<![CDATA[The Best European Countries to Visit]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-european-countries-to-visit/ranker-travel

List of the best European countries to visit, as ranked by travel enthusiasts. Europe is a dream travel location for those looking for a dream vacation. The entire continent is filled with countries that have a rich history of art, architecture, and cultural celebrations that are worthy experiences for any traveler. The top European countries often feature cultural festivals, like France’s parade-filled Nice Carnival and Spain’s lively dancing Festival de Jerez. Other countries, such as Ireland and Switzerland, are known for their breathtaking marvels like lush, green hillsides and snowy-topped mountains that are perfect for sight-seeing and long hikes. Those who are interested in museums filled with paintings and sculptures made by the world’s most famous artists are sure to love favorite European countries like Italy and England.


This list includes countries from all over Europe that are the perfect vacation spots for people of all types. Whether you want the sort of vacation where you always have a different cultural activity or you just want to be as relaxed as possible, there’s a country in Europe that’s made for you.


What are the best European countries for a vacation? Thislist has every sort of vacation spot in Europe that you could ever want tovisit.












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<![CDATA[Favourite Track on Bruce Springsteens Born In The USA Album]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-track-on-bruce-springsteens-born-in-the-usa-album/wolves1960
Probably the American rockers most famous album....  What's your favourite track......

Born in the U.S.A.

Glory Days

Downbound Train

Bobby Jean

I'm on Fire

My Hometown

Cover Me

I'm Goin' Down

Working on the Highway

No Surrender

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<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Women of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-beautiful-women-of-all-time
List of the most beautiful women of all time: ranked not on talent or accomplishments, but on looks alone. This is a test to see if the so-called "wisdom of the crowd" will actually be able to determine who the most beautiful woman of all time is. If you'd like to rank these women on more than their beauty, consult The Best Actresses in Film History list. This list does not only include the prettiest current actresses, but the most beautiful women in history.

So, who is the most beautiful woman ever? Of course, that woman may very well be a total unknown, but since it's impossible to list every woman who's ever existed, and one is less likely to rank people they don't know, this list will obviously be restricted to people who've achieved a fair level of celebrity. A "fair level of celebrity" is defined by being famous enough to have a profile page on Wikipedia or IMDB. Historical figures are accepted IF pictures of them are generally accepted as accurate. Add your own suggestions and this should hopefully be an ever expanding list.

These ladies are the top of the list in the conversation for sexiest woman ever and prettiest woman in the world. These are the hottest women of all time, definitely in the top 10 most beautiful women ever.

Audrey Hepburn

Brigitte Bardot

Catherine Deneuve

Charlize Theron

Elizabeth Taylor

Grace Kelly

Marilyn Monroe

Monica Bellucci

Ursula Andress

Sophia Loren

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Pen and Paper RPGs]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-pen-and-paper-rpg_s-v1
The greatest pen and paper RPGs (or role-playing games) don't require any kind of fancy technology. No, these RPGs are much more like traditional board games. When in doubt, go for the classics, like RuneQuest, Traveller and the perennially popular Dungeons & Dragons. This list includes a lot of favorites, but it isn't complete, so feel free to add the pen and paper/tabletop RPGs that you love playing the most, too. Vote up the best, vote down the worst and rerank this list any way you want.

If you're looking for something new to play, why not give some of these great, table top RPGs a whirl? It's no accident that RPGs like 'Call of Cthulhu' have been around for a long, long time. Despite the emergence of some incredibly impressive RPG video games, these tabletop RPGs keep us coming back for more. Tabletop RPGs force us to communicate with each other, rather than being glued to a computer or TV screen for hours on end.

Enjoy this list of great table-talk role-playing games, and don't forget to vote for the best tabletop RPG below!

Call of Cthulhu

Dungeons & Dragons


Mage: The Ascension

Savage Worlds


Star Wars role-playing game

Vampire: The Masquerade

Werewolf: The Apocalypse

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

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<![CDATA[The Best British Soap?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-british-soap--v2/matthewgill
Which is the best British Soap currently being aired?

Coronation Street




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<![CDATA[The Best Current Fantasy TV Series]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-current-fantasy-tv-series/ranker-tv
These are the best current fantasy TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. This list is pretty diverse. Some of the best current fantasy TV shows take place in the depths of space, and still others, while based in earthly environments, integrate supernatural elements into their already fantastical shows. Some of the greatest current fantasy TV series even feature characters with super powers.

What shows will you find on this best current fantasy TV series list? Once Upon a Time transports classic fairytale characters into real life for a double dose of fantasy and drama. Snow White, Peter Pan, and Rumpelstiltskin are just a few of the lead characters in this modern fantasy series. Game of Thrones is another good fantasy show that is currently airing on television.

Hemlock Grove features vampires, werewolves and other fantastical creatures as its lead characters. Other great shows that appear on this top current fantasy TV series list include The Walking Dead, Supernatural and Grimm.

Do you have a favorite current fantasy program? Give the best series a thumbs up!


Game of Thrones

The Walking Dead

Once Upon a Time

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Doctor Who

The Flash

Jessica Jones

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<![CDATA[Areas to Shop in Bangkok – The Choices Are Endless]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/areas-to-shop-in-bangkok-_-the-choices-are-endless/alancross
Deciding where to shop is a chore in vibrant Bangkok. A shopaholics haven the city is chock full of fantastic bargains. Waiting for you are Chinatown, Sampeng Lane, Pahurat Textile Market and more.

Siam Shopping
Siam Shopping holds within its folds Siam Paragon a mall home to a number of designer flagship stores that are waiting to be explored. The mall puts Bangkok on the map as one of the world's fashion capitals. Siam is an interesting hodge podge of designer boutiques and small time traders; who keep prices on goods within a more reasonable range.
Siam is also one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in Bangkok. Next to Siam Paragon is Siam Square. It is home to a thick maze of little boutiques; that are quite fascinating to browse for that authentic Bangkok shopping experience. Mind you remember to bargain and haggle your way through to the best deal.

Pratunam Shopping
Pratunam Market is quite popular since clothes, shoes, accessories, bags and other consumer goods are available at wholesale prices. The Platinum Fashion Mall offers 6 floors of fashion goods to browse and emulates an indoor Chatuchak Market. Goods are available to be purchased in wholesale stock lots there. Pantip Plaza is known as Thailand's 'mother of all IT malls'. Quite correctly this mega store has just about everything an IT geek will require. Go ahead browse to your hearts content and enjoy the super bargains.
Chidlom Shopping
Upmarket branded goods and quality handicrafts are available around Chidlom and Ploenchit Shopping areas. The area is compared to Knightsbridge in London and Orchard Road of Singapore. You will be stuck for choice of expensive branded goods to buy at these ritzy malls; vying for top place. Central Chidlom Department Store is ideal for designer shoes, bags, cosmetics and home goods. The Gaysorn Plaza is a modern building that is home to top end luxury brands and designer labels while CentralWorld boasts over 500 shops selling just about anything; with goods priced to match all types of budgets. Zen is a fashionista type store that many young adults will love browsing - when in the Chidlom shopping district.
Silom Shopping
Since there is going to be so much shopping on any trip to Bangkok choose the best district to settle down in. Hotels in Silom Bangkok are ideal; plus the shopping is excellent. Shops are open both day and night and just about any type of shopper is satisfied at this fabulous venue. Start your day early and head over to the shopping malls first. Check out Silom Complex, Robinson and Central.Bargain goods on display include CD's, funny t-shirts, handbags, fake watches, boxer shorts and much more. As you can see Silom and its neighbourhoods offer the best choice in accommodation for planning that all-encompassing shopping holiday. Sitting on the Silom Sathorn Road and business district of Sathorn is the Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel.

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<![CDATA[The Hottest Celebrities of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-beautiful-people-the-hottest-celebrities-of-all-time
This list of hot celebrities is ranked by pop culture junkies worldwide, making it the best place to find the sexiest celebrities according to actual fans. Mila Kunis, Jessica Alba, and Scarlett Johansson are all known for their beautiful faces and sexy bods.

The actors, actresses, singers, models, and personalities on this list have some of the hottest bodies in show business, and most have talent, too. Among those included are winners of Oscars, Grammys, and Emmy Awards, marking them not only the most attractive celebrities, but also some of the best in their fields.

Anyone can vote on this hottest celebrities list, and you can even add your own list of hot celebs to these rankings. From the famous people of the past to the hot celebrities of the moment, this list spans all of entertainment and pop culture. And, if you're really looking to turn up the heat, just click any of the images in the list to see large, full color pics of your favorite celeb hotties. Now that's hot. Check out these hot female celebrities. The hottest female celebrities of all time.

Who do you think are the sexiest female celebrities? Who are your top ten hottest celebrities?

Adriana Lima

Charlize Theron

Emma Watson

Jessica Alba

Jessica Biel

Megan Fox

Mila Kunis

Natalie Portman

Scarlett Johansson

Kate Upton

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