KaZaA has come top of Lycos’s annual list of most used search terms, ahead of Britney Spears and Dragonball. Other big stories included “War in Iraq (#15), the rape allegation against NBA star Kobe Bryant (#6), and the Paris Hilton sex tape. (#4)” says the report.

“OTHER BIG BREAKOUTS OF 2003: Pop psychologist Dr Phil, Atkins competitor The South Beach Diet, Japanese cartoon Inuyasha, maturing teen queens The Olsen Twins, wrestling babe Torrie Wilson, Jamaican dancehall rapper Sean Paul, porn star-turned-politician Mary Carey, rockers Coldplay, jazz-pop chanteuse Norah Jones, and celebrity dirt website The Smoking Gun.”

The top three musical acts were . t.A.T.u., Good Charlotte, and B2K.