Google Zeitgeist 2012: 'Gangnam Style' And Tulisa Among Biggest Searches

11 December 2012, 11:02

The X Factor's Lucy Spraggan, Gary Barlow and Girls Aloud were also popular searches this year.

PSY's worldwide phenomenon 'Gangnam Style' was among the most searched terms on Google, it's been revealed.

The 2012 Google Zeitgeist results saw Euro 2012 top the trending searches, while Olympic tickets and Whitney Houston, who died in February, were also popular search terms.

Take That's Gary Barlow was one of the top trending people, while The X Factor's Lucy Spraggan was the most searched music artist.

She beat the likes of Will.i.am, Tulisa, One Direction, PSY and Girls Aloud, who announced their reunion this year.

Understandably, PSY's 'Gangnam Style' was the most searched song of 2012, beating Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' and Pink's 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)'.

You can see the full top tens from the Google Zeitgeist below:

Trending Searches 2012

  • 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

Trending Music Artists

  • 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

Trending Songs

  • 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'
  • Top Ten
  • 11 - 20
  • 21 - 30
  • 31 - 40
  1. 1
    One Kiss artwork
  2. 2
    No Tears Left To Cry artwork
  3. 3
    Nice For What artwork
  4. 4
    Freaky Friday (feat. Chris Brown) artwork
  5. 5
    Paradise artwork
  6. 6
    Lullaby artwork
  7. 7
    These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen) artwork
  8. 8
    Meant to Be (feat. Florida Georgia Line) artwork
  9. 9
    Make Your Own Kind of Music artwork
  10. 10
    I Like It artwork
  11. 11
    Feel It Still artwork
  12. 12
    In My Blood artwork
  13. 13
    Let Me artwork
  14. 14
    Answerphone artwork
  15. 15
    2002 artwork
  16. 16
    Never Be The Same artwork
  17. 17
    For You artwork
  18. 18
    Chun-Li artwork
  19. 19
    The Middle artwork
  20. 20
    Friends artwork
  21. 21
    Say Something (feat. Chris Stapleton) artwork
  22. 22
    This Is Me artwork
  23. 23
    Call Out My Name artwork
  24. 24
    IDGAF artwork
  25. 25
    Sanctify artwork
  26. 26
    God's Plan artwork
  27. 27
    Flames artwork
  28. 28
    Familiar artwork
  29. 29
    Jumanji artwork
  30. 30
    Mad Love (feat. Becky G) artwork
  31. 31
    Psycho artwork
  32. 32
    Wake Me Up artwork
  33. 33
    Breathe (feat. Ina Wroldsen) artwork
  34. 34
    All the Stars artwork
  35. 35
    Bad Vibe artwork
  36. 36
    Done For Me artwork
  37. 37
    Strangers artwork
  38. 38
    Fine Line artwork
  39. 39
    Tip Toe (feat. French Montana) artwork
  40. 40
    Finesse (Remix) [feat. Cardi B] artwork
  • Top Ten
  • 11 - 20
  • 21 - 30
  • 31 - 40
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