<![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 Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-pop-songs-by-one-hit-wonders/ranker-music
A list of the greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders. Are you looking for that special song to play for a special occasion? Browse through this list of the greatest pop songs by one-hit wonders, and you may just find that one special nostalgic song that you haven’t heard in a long time. Ranked in order of the most popular one-hit pop song wonders to the least popular, you can see which pop songs are favorites by viewers just like you. Feel free to place your votes for your favorite one-hit pop songs as well, and see them get raised to a higher position on the list. You can also copy and paste from the list to make your own list of favorite songs.

Do you not see your favorite one-hit pop song on the list? Go ahead and add it to the list so that others can listen to it as well. There are many different types of music in the world, and some song artists have fared better than others. Although the artists with one-hit wonders may not have been able to repeat their performance with other songs, many of these great one-hit pop song artists have made a lasting impact on their fans.

 Sometimes it is hard to believe that these artists only had one big hit. From popular hits like “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor to “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia, these songs and artists are so well know that we would imagine them as having many top hits. However, even though none of their other songs made the top 40 list, they still have some great albums that have been enjoyed by many. So go ahead and look for some new favorite music from the list of greatest pop songs by one-hit wonders.
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Tainted Love
Soft Cell

My Sharona

Come on Eileen
Dexy's Midnight Runners

Walking On Sunshine
Katrina and the Waves

99 Luftballons
Cat's in the Cradle

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Tokens

Spirit In The Sky
Norman Greenbaum

Take On Me
Video Killed the Radio Star (single version)

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Minds of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-minds-of-all-time/walter-graves
List of the Greatest Minds of All Time, throughout history. This list represents the most influential thinkers across various disciplines, ranked in a way that represents the power of their ideas and their impact on the world. The wisest men and women include top philosophers, physicists, famous poets, thinkers, teachers, physiologists, artists, inventors, engineers, the most irreplaceable CEOs in the world, economists and politicians and those whose talents span across many fields of study.

This list takes a historic perspective, so the greatest thinkers who are included on this list come from many different eras. The greatest minds of the 21st century may be quite different from great geniuses from the distant past, but each person should be judged within the context of the time that they were living. For example, inventing a new type of telephone in 2013 would not qualify one as "the most brilliant mind of all time," but in 1876 when Alexander Graham Bell first patented the telephone, it was an act of genius not seen before.

See Also: The Most Influential People of All Time.

Albert Einstein



Galileo Galilei

Isaac Newton

Leonardo da Vinci

Marie Curie

Nikola Tesla


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-animated-series-ever-made
The top animated series of all time include some of the best TV shows ever to flicker in your living room (or on your computer screen as time has gone on). The greatest cartoon series ever include cartoons from every decade of television's existence and is here so you can vote for the best animated series ever on this list of the best cartoons. 

What are the best cartoon shows of all time? The greatest serial cartoons ever painted on acetate include classics like "Looney Tunes", anime series, and modern day classics like "South Park" and "King of the Hill". This list is a consensus of popular opinion on the ultimate ranking of awesomeness. Writing or artwork, these good series stood out in a pack of cheap, uninspired marketing tools. Real storytelling or actual humor, rank the best cartoon shows of all time and add them to the list. If you see something missing, add it!

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Batman: The Animated Series

Family Guy


Looney Tunes


South Park

The Flintstones

The Simpsons

Tom and Jerry

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<![CDATA[The Funniest TV Shows of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/funniest-tv-shows-ever
The funniest TV shows ever range from some of the best TV shows of recent memory to some of the best TV shows of all time. These hilarious television shows and series are the ones that make you accidentally snort your soda up your nose, spill your TV dinner, and fall off your chair from laughing. Some of these funny TV shows are so good, they'll make you want to punch a baby. Yes, punch a baby. That. Good. 

From the timeless antics of I Love Lucy's Ethel and Lucy to the foul-mouthed hi-jinks of the kids from South Park to the moral depravity of the Bluth family on Arrested Development, these funny television series make the living room (or bedroom, plane, car, office, whatever..it's the digital age, we get it) a funnier place to be. Many of these amusing TV shows are still on the air (The Simpsons, Big Bang Theory), others have gone to TV heaven (Cheers, 30 Rock), and more still have been resurrected from the digital grave (Family Guy, Futurama). 

What are the funniest series on TV? What is the funniest TV show ever? This list of the funniest TV shows ever looks to crown one TV show the funniest television show ever. Vote for your favorite TV show and make sure to add any funny TV shows that might be missing from the funniest television series list. Note that they aren't necessarily all comedy tv shows - a show can be funny and not necessarily a "comedy" per se. But let's face it - most of the funniest tv shows are also the best comedy shows of all time. 

Check out the best streaming Netflix TV shows if you want to know if some of these hilarious series are available for streaming there.

Arrested Development



Saturday Night Live



South Park

That '70s Show

The Big Bang Theory

The Simpsons

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<![CDATA[The TV Hangout Spots You'd Most Like to Frequent]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/tv-hangout-spots-youd-most-want-to-frequent/ranker-tv
List of the best TV hangout spots you’d most want to frequent. This list includes all of the hottest TV hangout spots patronized by the main cast of each show. From restaurants to bars to nightclubs to stores, these are the best hangouts on TV -- no apartments or houses, though. Vote up the coolest places.

 TV characters have been gathering at hangout spots since the dawn of television. Remember Lucy Ricardo’s over-the-top antics designed to get her into the act at the Tropicana Club? Ricky Ricardo’s Tropicana Club is one of the forerunners of awesome TV nightclubs, whether they feature live acts. More recent examples include the Bait Shop from “The O.C.” and TRIC from “One Tree Hill” -- both TV hangout spots viewers would like to visit.

 Some great television hangouts aren’t known for their excitement or charm. Take Paddy’s Pub from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” This great TV hangout isn’t much to look at, but it would be an interesting place to have a beer -- and perhaps be served by a surly waitress. Or consider Monk’s on “Seinfeld.” Although the decor isn’t amazing, TV hangout spots don’t get much cozier.

 This list contains the best hangout spots on TV, the places you’d go with your friends if they were real. Vote up the coolest places, but no houses or apartments; these are the greatest TV hangouts outside of the home.


The Cheesecake Factory
The Krusty Krab
Fast Food Restaurant

MacLaren's Pub
P3 Nightclub
The Drunken Clam
Arnold's Diner
Central Perk
Coffee Shop

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<![CDATA[The Countries With the Ugliest People]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-countries-with-the-ugliest-people-v2/elijahkaganer











United States of America

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<![CDATA[People We Wish Were Still Alive]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/people-we-wish-were-still-alive
RIP to our world's greatest achievers, those who changed the way we live and the ways we thought.

This list of people we wish were still alive includes some of the greatest humanitarians, artists, politicians, and celebrities we wished could have stayed with us longer. These notable dead people often died ahead of their time (some of them are among the celebrities who died in 2013) while others passed from natural causes. Regardless of the cause and timing, these are famous people who died while they still had very much to contribute to the world.

There are myriad great people who died too soon on this list of people we wish were still alive. Among them scientists like Albert Einstein, musicians like Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix, politicians like Ronald Reagan and JFK, and even celebrity personalities like the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. All these famous dead people left too soon, and left a void most people can never fill.

Who are some famous dead celebrities who should still be alive? Who are the celebrities that died before their time? There are many reasons you might have to vote up your favorite notable deceased person, so make sure to do so on this list of famous people you wish were still alive. If your favorite dead celebrity isn't listed, feel free to add them to the discussion.

If the macabre is your thing, check out the celebrity death pool 2013 to see who the public believes will be the next sad addition to the list of notable people who died too soon.

Albert Einstein

Diana, Princess of Wales

Elvis Presley

Jesus Christ

John F. Kennedy

John Lennon

Leonardo da Vinci

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Steve Irwin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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<![CDATA[2014 Miss FreeOnes Winners]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/2014-miss-freeones-winners/freeones
FreeOnes.com presents the winners of the 2014 Miss FreeOnes contest that was held from September 1st to September 30th!

Gianna Michaels

Nikki Benz


Lisa Ann

Tori Black

Kagney Linn Karter

Madison Ivy

Miss Hybrid

Dillion Harper

Riley Reid

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<![CDATA[The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-u-s-presidents-from-best-to-worst
The Greatest United States Presidents in history, ranked from best to worst. Who's the greatest U.S. president? Anyone can vote on or make their own version of this collaborative list of the men who shaped American policy - a fascinating insight into all the US Presidents and how their presidencies were perceived. Who were the best presidents? We expect this list of the Chief Executives to change over time as history's perceptions also change.

And be sure to check out Ranker's ultimate list of the Worst-Ever US Presidents as well, for comparison's sake.

Abraham Lincoln

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Franklin D. Roosevelt

George Washington

Harry S. Truman

James Madison

John F. Kennedy

Ronald Reagan

Theodore Roosevelt

Thomas Jefferson

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<![CDATA[The Greatest TV Characters of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-tv-characters-of-all-time
List of TV's most memorable characters, of all time, chosen by the Ranker community. What makes a character live on in the public's memory, even years after the original run of their respective TV programs? In some cases, it's the amount of depth that the show's writers, actors and other creators were able to bring to the character over the course of many years. For many of the greatest TV characters of all time, audiences feel like they get to know personalities like Dexter Morgan from "Dexter." Even after the show leaves the air, they may not want that relationship to end. (Thankfully, they don't have to, as many shows live on for years after their cancellation on DVD and in syndication.) The best TV characters are ones that you feel like you know and that you'd want to be friends with.

TV has brought many characters to life who have been extremely compelling, even if they are not entirely likeable. Viewers may not wish to know dangerous, shadowy figures like Tony Soprano, Vernon Schillinger and Omar Little in reality, but following their exploits safely from the comfort of your living room can be appealing. Likewise, people who might be aloof or downright unpleasant in real life - think "Mad Men's" Don Draper or Al Swearengen of "Deadwood" - can prove charming, even admirable, when seen at a distance, with the subtext and intricacy that a long-running TV show can provide.

Who is the greatest TV character ever? This list contains the greatest, most fascinating and most enduring fictional characters from TV of all time. Be sure to vote for your favorites, and if some of your favorite characters aren't represented, go ahead and re-rank the list to contribute to the discussion.

Bart Simpson

Brian Griffin

Dr. Gregory House

Homer Simpson

Peter Griffin


Stewie Griffin

Tony Soprano

Tyrion Lannister

Walter White

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