%%Don't mess with the list, it's the first ten examples that were put on the page and is just a fun way to make this a self-demonstrating article.

->'''Caboose:''' ''In a Top Ten list, five is better than six.''\\
'''Church:''' ''We're not a Top Ten list!''
-->-- ''Machinima/RedVsBlue Reconstruction'', Episode 4

We love to have lists, and having the list as a top ten seems to be one of the most popular forms.

Frequent when it comes to things like sales, box office, critical favorites, popular favorites, etc.
!![[JustForFun The Top 10 Examples Of This Trope]]:
%%This section is just for fun, not about actually ranking any list.
* '''#10:''' In the Music/WeirdAlYankovic parody "Living With A Hernia", the bridge section names several forms of the ailment. In the video, a top ten list accompanies it, despite the list having only nine elements.
* '''#9:''' ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Wayne's World]]'' did a top ten list once in a while. One was the TropeNamer for WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell, with such gems as: having to memorize new maps, never going to "find out what that thing on Gorby's head is", and the worry that [[SpyFiction "spy stuff" is gonna suck"]].
* '''#8:''' In a ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode, Bender was rigged with a bomb that would go off when he said his favorite word. This was explained by revealing a list of his top ten most common words (presented in the same style as Letterman's), although he has only actually said a few of them.
** He said every word on the list in that specific episode, resulting in a few odd lines like "hot diggity daffodil", although the majority of the list has ''only'' been said in that episode. Also, 4 of the words appear in his {{Catchphrase}}.
* '''#7:''' [[http://www.cracked.com/ Cracked]] is pretty much all Top N Lists. In fact they have claimed to be the world's leading producer of list based humor.
* '''#6:''' Website/GameFAQs posts a new user-created top ten list on the homepage every day.
* '''#5:''' [=GameTrailers=].com had an occasional top ten list of things about gaming.
** Website/ScrewAttack, which was hosted on [=GameTrailers=] until that site's demise (today, [=ScrewAttack=] is part of Creator/RoosterTeeth), has its own Top Ten List section, but they generally like to mix things up a bit, for instance having Best and Worst of... (5 each). And then there is the Top 10 [=PS3=] exclusives... which doesn't start until number 7 because there just weren't enough titles around at the time that qualified.
*** Two years later they redid the list with a full 10.
*** [=ScrewAttack=] also has a couple of top-20s.
* '''#4:''' In one episode of ''WebVideo/MrDeity'', Mr. Deity, Jesus and Larry are coming up with a "Top Ten List" that turns out to be the Ten Commandments.
* '''#3:''' [[http://www.csittl.com/ Christian and Scott's Interactive Top Ten List]] is long-running example on the internet. (Twice-weekly for ten or so years now..)
* '''#2:''' One episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' revolved around Garfield interrupting the action repeatedly to present a top ten list relevant to the episode's events.
* And the '''#1''' example of a TopTenList: Creator/DavidLetterman's top ten lists. Started as a DeconstructiveParody.

!!Honorable Mentions:
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has the market cornered on [[UpToEleven Top 11]] lists, because he likes to go one step beyond.
** His DistaffCounterpart, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, brought it back down to 10 for one of her own countdowns, "because you guys need to watch ''[[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]]''".
** Fellow Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses contributor WebVideo/PawDugan has been known to do Top 9 lists.
** During his review of ''Film/{{North}}'', the line "Here, loosen his pants" prompted him to create a list of the top ten jokes he could make about that scene.
** He did bump it up to 12 for the Top Christmas Specials and Next Best Christmas Specials. Why? BECAUSE IT'S CHRISTMAS!
** He also does a Top 10 Bear Jokes he could make for Creator/NicolasCage [[Film/TheWickerMan2006 punching a woman while wearing a bear suit]].
** Other sites, such as WebVideo/MrCoatAndFriends, will do top eleven lists as well as just plain top ten.
** Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy beat him to it by 12 years with his countdown of his own Top 11 Music Videos "because it's a prime number."
** Webvideo/TheRapCritic does annual Top Ten Worst Lyrics he heard that year, which at times was top 9 "because these songs deserve to be taken one step below".
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Inverted with one WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail, where Strong Bad lists his [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail133.html "bottom 10"]].
* The many, many "Top Five" lists of ''Film/HighFidelity''.
** They're also the specialty of Five-O-Rama. [[http://www.fiveorama.com]]
* The main gimmick behind the Creator/AnimalPlanet series ''Series/TheMostExtreme''
* Some ILoveTheExties shows are lists.
* America's Social Security Administration produces perennial Top Ten Lists of given names for boys and girls. "Michael" has been at the top the boy list for decades.
* BBC sitcom ''Series/HowNotToLiveYourLife'' frequently interrupts the plot to enumerate "6 things not to say at a job interview", etc.
* The Notorious B.I.G.'s ''Ten Crack Commandments''
* In ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', Al once made a list of top 10 ways Marcy could make herself more attractive, such as: "Hire attractive woman to stand in front of you at all times."
* Charlie from ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has a "Top Five" list of his favorite moments in his life in the Season 3 episode "Greatest Hits".
** [[{{Tearjerker}} #1: The night I met you.]]
* ''Series/CountdownWithKeithOlbermann'' is a top five list of U.S. political news stories with commentary, with a separate top-three list embedded inside it. (Used to be two top-three lists - Best Persons is dead, long live Tea Time!)
* The UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} sketch-comedy show ''Series/AlmostLive'' inverted this with a sort of Bottom Ten: "The Lame List, or what's weak this week!"
* Nat X from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (played by Creator/ChrisRock) had a Top 5. The exact reason changed from episode to episode but it was always because TheMan was keeping him down.
-->Why Top 5? Because the man would never give me ten of anything! I'm lucky to get five!
-->Why five? Because ten would make the man [[RougeAnglesOfSatin loose]] sleep!
-->Why 5? [[DoubleEntendre 'Cause 10]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar would make the Man nervous.]]
* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} once did a top 10 ways to mispronounce 'big fat hairy deal'.
* Want to know what some random Youtuber thinks are the top 10 webcomics? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARPmOwpyzLQ No, of course you don't. Pay no attention to this link.]]
* [[Literature/TheBible The Ten Commandments]]: There were actually several hundred. Those are just the top ten. Moses would have had a lot less trouble keeping the crowd in check if he had relied on Paul Shaffer and the [[Creator/EastmanKodak Kodak]] Theater orchestra...
** A [[AuthorsSavingThrow different version]] is listed at Exodus 34, a very literal case of FlipFlopOfGod.
** As Creator/GeorgeCarlin points out, ten is a psychologically satisfying number. Sounds official, sounds important. If it had been the Eleven Commandments, people would have said, "What, are you kidding me? Get the fuck outta here."
* Radio program ''Radio/AmericanTop40'' is a TopTenList X 4.
* ProfessionalWrestling humor site Scoopthis.com used to do Top 9 lists, "because with a top 10, there's always one that sucks".
* ''Series/MostExtremeEliminationChallenge'' features the end of episode's "Kenny Blankenship's Painful Eliminations of the Day" which counts down the 10 Painful moments from the episode.
* There's actually a small culture of Website/{{YouTube}}rs who exclusively produce Top 10 lists, mostly on the subject of video games. Which seems to have been popularized mostly by two youtubers who go by the name of "Creator/TheAutarch" and "[[Creator/JoshScorcher The Fiery Joker]]". [[VideoGame/ForumFantasy They're also in a video game]].
* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', referencing David Letterman, Barney makes one of names for the moving van to which he would bring women from the bar. Names include "The Ford Explore-her" and so on.
* ''Theatre/TheBibleTheCompleteWordOfGodAbridged'' has a reading of the Top Ten Rejected Commandments, most of which are topical jokes depending on the year of the production.
* WebVideo/WatchMojo.com's content is almost exclusively Top Ten lists.
* One of the special categories on ''Series/TicTacDough'' was called "Top Ten" which dealt with Top Ten lists. The contestant who gave the higher answer won the symbol on the board. It was renamed "Top This" when Jim Caldwell took over.