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Kidsday rates top 12 movies, songs and sports moments of 2012


Like most good sequels, this one might not quite have lived up to the original, but it more than satisfied fans of the series.
Four years after upsetting the previously perfect Patriots behind Eli Manning and an improbable winning-drive pass to David Tyree, the Giants upset them again behind Manning and an improbable winning-drive pass to Mario Manningham.
Adding to the fun for Manning, who won his second Super Bowl MVP, was doing it in Indianapolis, longtime (and soon-to-be-former) home of his big brother Peyton.
The 21-17 victory Feb. 5 gave the Giants their fourth Lombardi Trophy and attracted an average of 111.3 million viewers, the most ever for an American TV program.
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Kidsday reporters polled 140 fifth-graders at the Lakeville Elementary School in Great Neck to find out their top 12 picks of 2012. Here are their favorite songs, movies and sports moments from the past year. 

Top 12 sports moments of 2012 
-by Daniel Goldberg, Spencer Kern and Britney Trachtenberg, Kidsday reporters, 10 and 11, from Great Neck and New Hyde Park

12. New York Knicks Raymond Felton’s buzzer beater -1.7%
11. Los Angeles Galaxy win MLS cup -1.8%
10. Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson’s 94 yard TD- 2.1%
9. San Francisco Giants with World Series -2.4%
8. Los Angeles Kings win the NHL Stanley Cup -2.6%
7. Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers wins baseball’s Triple Crown -4.5%
6. New England Patriots destroy Jets (3 TD’s in 56 seconds) -5.1%
5. Seattle Seahawks crush Cardinals 58-0 -5.8%
4. Michael Phelps sets Olympic Gold record -7.9%
3. New York Knicks Jason Kidd’s winning 3 point shot -10%
2. Miami Heat winning the NBA Finals -12.2%
1. NY Giants winning the Super Bow l-43.9%

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Top 12 movies 2012
-by Abhilash Kurup, Joanna Vissichelli, Keena Yin and Jin Yu, Kidsday reporters, 10, from New Hyde Park, Great Neck

12. “Life of Pi” -2.2%
11. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” -2.6%
10. “Rise of the Guardians” -2.8%
9. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” (this came out last December) -3.2%
8. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” -3.9%
7. “Mirror Mirror” -4.6%
6. “Here Comes the Boom” -4.7%
5. “Thunderstruck" -8.6%
4. “The Avengers” -9.4%
3. “Wreck-It Ralph” -12.5%
2. “Skyfall" -16%
1. “Hunger Games” -29.5%

Top 12 songs of 2012
-by Mehek Budhwani, Christina Liu, Noah Dienes, Rayhan Khan), Kidsday reporters, 10, from Lake Success, Great Neck 

12. “Live While We’re Young” by One Direction -1.5%
11. “I Cry” by Flo-Rida -2.2%
10. “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen -2.4%
9. “Let Me Love You” by Ne-Yo -3.6%
8. “One More Night” by Maroon 5 -7.1%
7. “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift -7.2%
6. “Whistle” by Flo-Rida -7.7%
5. “Die Young” by Ke$ha -9.3%
4. “Diamonds” by Rihanna -10%
3. “As Long as You Love Me” by Justin Bieber -10.1%
2. “Beauty and a Beat” by Justin Bieber -14.4%
1. “Gangam Style” by Psy -24.5%

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