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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top Google searches in 2012 revealed


Google has brought out the list of the most searched topics in its search engine this year.

According to the search engine, Euro 2012 beat Olympics tickets as the top internet search of the year in the UK, the Sun reported.

The company’s stats also show that pop diva Whitney Houston’s death in February attracted more interest than Kate.

‘Gangnam Style’ beat ‘Call Me Maybe’ as the most trending pop song and ‘Skyfall’ topped ‘Prometheus’ as the most enquired about film.

Rio - home to the 2016 Olympics and a host city for the 2014 football World Cup - beat Greece as the most searched-for destination.

Google’s UK results are split into trending searches and most searched.

Justin Bieber’s split from Selena Gomez was the most enquired-about relationship bust-up while Victoria Pendleton beat Georgia Salpa as the most searched-for participant in a reality television show.

Sport dominated the trending searches, with Euro 2012 and Olympic tickets showing the biggest rises in interest ahead of Houston and the Duchess of Cambridge.

But the duo topped the trending celebrities section followed by ‘X Factor’ judges Gary Barlow and Tulisa.

Andy Murray’s US Open victory and Olympic gold medal helped him to become the most searched-for British Olympian.

Usain Bolt was the most searched-for non-UK Olympian.

TV soaps regularly top the TV ratings but the highest trending show of 2012 was the BBC kids’ show ‘Mike The Knight’ that beat US terror drama ‘Homeland’ and ‘Towie.’

Most searched topics on Google:

1. Euro 2012
2. Olympic tickets
3. Whitney Houston
4. Kate Middleton
5. April Jones
6. Netflix
7. Natwest online
8. iPad 3
9. Gary Barlow
10. Gangnam Style

Most searched celebrities on Google:

1. Whitney Houston
2. Kate Middleton
3. Gary Barlow
4. Tulisa
5. Jessica Ennis
6. Fabrice Muamba
7. Michael Clarke Duncan
8. Morgan Freeman
9. Prince Harry
10. Usain Bolt

Most searched UK Olympians on Google:

1. Andy Murray
2. Tom Daley
3. Jessica Ennis
4. Mo Farah
5. Victoria Pendleton
6. Bradley Wiggins
7. Chris Hoy
8. Rebecca Adlington
9. Laura Trott
10. Louis Smith

Most searched non-UK Olympians on Google:

1. Usain Bolt
2. Michael Phelps
3. Roger Federer
4. Yohan Blake
5. Ryan Lochte
6. Venus Williams
7. Rafael Nadal
8. Novak Djokovic
9. Tyson Gay
10. Missy Franklin

Most searched Television show on Google:

1. Mike The Knight
2. Homeland
3. Towie
4. The Jonathan Ross Show
5. Celebrity Big Brother
6. Sherlock
7. The Great British Bake Off
8. Game Of Thrones
9. The Big Bang Theory
10. How I Met Your Mother

Most searched films on Google:

1. Skyfall
2. Prometheus
3. The Hunger Games
4. Magic Mike
5. Take 2
6. The Avengers
7. The Woman In Black
8. The Dictator
9. Sinister
10. The Devil Inside

Most searched divorces/break-ups on Google:

1. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
2. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
3. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
4. Caroline Flack and Harry Styles
5. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis
6. Heidi Klum and Seal
7. Chantelle Houghton and Alex Reid
8. Michelle Keegan and Max George
9. Katherine Jenkins and Gethin Jones
10. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

Most searched reality TV stars on Google:

1. Victoria Pendleton
2. Georgia Salpa
3. Danica Thrall
4. Lucy Spraggan
5. Natasha Giggs
6. Jasmine Lennard
7. Nicola McLean
8. Andy Scott-Lee
9. Jahmene Douglas
10. Jerry Hall

Most searched music artists on Google:

1. Lucy Spraggan
2. The Military Wives
3. Will.i.am
4. Emeli Sande
5. Psy
6. One Direction
7. The Spice Girls
8. Muse
9. Girls Aloud
10. Dizzee Rascal

Most searched songs on Google:

1. Gangnam Style
2. Call Me Maybe
3. Blow Me One Last Kiss
4. Beneath Your Beautiful
5. The Official Olympic Song (Survival by Muse)
6. Skyfall
7. Somebody That I Used To Know
8. We Are Young
9. Too Close
10. 212

Most searched travel hotspots on Google:

1. Rio de Janeiro
2. Greece
3. Brazil
4. Dubai
5. Paris
6. London
7. Bruges
8. Cornwall
9. Edinburgh
10. Barcelona

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