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
    Solo artwork
  2. 2
    Shotgun artwork
  3. 3
    If You're Over Me artwork
  4. 4
    Leave a Light On artwork
  5. 5
    2002 artwork
  6. 6
    I'll Be There artwork
  7. 7
    One Kiss artwork
  8. 8
    I Like It artwork
  9. 9
    Familiar artwork
  10. 10
    Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B) artwork
  11. 11
    Bed (feat. Ariana Grande) artwork
  12. 12
    Rise artwork
  13. 13
    No Tears Left To Cry artwork
  14. 14
  15. 15
    Flames artwork
  16. 16
    Back To You artwork
  17. 17
    These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen) artwork
  18. 18
    Blue Lights artwork
  19. 19
    Only You artwork
  20. 20
    Jackie Chan artwork
  21. 21
    You Deserve Better artwork
  22. 22
    Girls artwork
  23. 23
    Youngblood artwork
  24. 24
    Better Now artwork
  25. 25
    First Time artwork
  26. 26
    Lullaby artwork
  27. 27
    Nice For What artwork
  28. 28
    Answerphone artwork
  29. 29
    This Is Me artwork
  30. 30
    Freaky Friday artwork
  31. 31
    German artwork
  32. 32
    Praise the Lord (Da Shine) [feat. Skepta] artwork
  33. 33
    In My Blood artwork
  34. 34
    Ring Ring artwork
  35. 35
    Paradise artwork
  36. 36
    the light is coming artwork
  37. 37
    Feel It Still artwork
  38. 38
    Meant to Be (feat. Florida Georgia Line) artwork
  39. 39
    Bad Vibe artwork
  40. 40
    Love Lies artwork
  • Top Ten
  • 11 - 20
  • 21 - 30
  • 31 - 40
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