Sunday, October 3, 2010

Most Popular Fairy Tales? You Guess!

Over the weekend, I studied the SurLaLune traffic statistics to see which fairy tales are currently the most popular.  I ended up compiling a top list for the month of September 2010 and then did the same for the past year, Oct 2009 through September 2010.

I was going to go ahead and simply post them, but decided to let you guess for the next 48 hours if you feel so inclined.  Any guesses as to the most popular fairy tale?  How about the runners up?  The winner wins by a landslide--there would be no voting controversies over her wins based on stats. The second and third place are not very surprising but after that the field is wide open.

So go ahead, guess the top one, top three or top ten if you feel adventurous.  Don't be shy--this is all in fun. I am considering giving away a book to someone randomly picked from the comments if we get enough commenters to make it fun--say at least 10? Either way, on Tuesday at 5 AM CST, I already have the results scheduled to post.


  1. I would have said:

    1) Beauty and the Beast

    Though, you did say 'over HER wins based on'. So could very easily be:

    2) Snow White
    3) Sleeping Beauty

    Definitely popular, though not quite as likely, IMO:

    4) Little Red Riding Hood

    And, because of topical film interest:

    5) Rapunzel - must be up there somewhere, could easily be #1 during past month
    6) Bluebeard
    7) Frog King, remnant hangover from last year

  2. Okay, I'll give it a try!

    1. Cinderella

    2. Beauty and the Beast
    3. Rapunzel (because of film furor)

    4. Little Red Riding Hood
    5. Sleeping Beauty
    6. Little Mermaid
    7. Jack and the Beanstalk
    8. Bluebeard
    9. Donkeyskin
    10. Diamonds and Toads (because of recent blog posts?)

  3. 1. Cinderella

    (although possibly because it's been on MY mind so much lately!)

    2. Rapunzel
    3. Little Red Riding Hood

    4. Beauty and the Beast
    5. Little Mermaid
    6. Snow White
    7. Hansel & Gretel
    8. Twelve Dancing Princesses
    9. Jack & the Beanstalk
    10. Rumpelstiltskin

    Feel a bit like I'm grasping at straws with those last ones!

  4. 1.) Beauty and the Beast

    2.) Cinderella

    3.) Little Red Riding Hood

  5. Hmm, at a guess #1 would be cinderella (though not my favorite)
    #2 beauty and the beast
    #3 snow white
    #4 little red riding hood
    #5 rapunzel
    My favorites are swan lake the lovely vassilissa and the 12 dancing princesses but then I am an odd duck

  6. My guesses would be:

    1) Beauty and the Beast (just because it's my favorite).
    2) Snow White
    3) Cinderella
    4) Sleeping Beauty
    5) Little Red Riding Hood
    6) Little Mermaid
    7) Rapunzel
    8) Goldilocks
    9) Hansel and Gretel
    10) Frog Prince

    This is fun! =)


  7. I'd have to say Cinderella. There seems to be a version of that story from just about every country and culture in the world! Beauty and the Beast too. After that, there are too many to guess...

    My personal favorites are Vasilisa the Beautiful, The Frog Princess, Emelya and the Magic Pike, Aioga... none that will make this list! lol


  8. 1. Rapunzel (b/c of the new movie)
    2. Beauty and the Beast
    3. Cinderella

  9. 1. Sleeping Beauty
    2. Beauty and the Beast
    3. Rapunzel

  10. Oh, so much fun!!!!!

    1. Beauty and the beast.
    2. Cinderella
    3. Rapunzel

    I base it on the fact that Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella are the fairytales with most variants over the world. And Rapunzel of course with the new film coming up.

    I had a voting contes a couple of months ago, on what eas y readers favourite fairytale. East of the sun and west of the moon was the nr. 1. Rapunzel, very suprisingly was nr. two.

  11. My spelling is sooooo bad!!!!

    ...and what was my readers favourite fairytale.... I meant to write. LOL

  12. 1. Little Red Riding Hood (my own personal favorite so there's some bias here).

    2. Beauty and the Beast

    3. Cinderella

    I can't wait to hear the results!

  13. 1. Rapunzel
    2. Cinderella
    3. Little Red Riding Hood
    4. Beauty and the Beast
    5. Hansel and Gretel
    6. Snow White
    7. Sleeping Beauty
    8. East of the Sun, West of the Moon
    9. Twelve Dancing Princesses
    10. All-furs (and variants)