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Euro 2012, Whitney Houston and London tops Google Zeitgeist 2012

by LLB Editor
11th Dec 12 11:06 am

Euro 2012, Gangnam Style, Usain Bolt and…drumroll please…London dominated internet searches in 2012.

According to Google Zeitgeist, the annual list of the most searched terms, Whitney Houston, who died in February, was the top trending person in Google searches followed by Kate Middleton, Gary Burlow, Tulisa and Jessica Ennis.

Euro 2012 came in first in trending searches beating tickets to Olympics and Kate Middleton.  Other top searches included Netflix, iPAd 3 and Kate Middleton.

U.S. Open champion and London 2012 gold medallist Andy Murray was the most searched for Olympian, and Justin Bieber’s break-up with Selena Gomez was the most searched-for break-ups.

Also, love topped the list of ‘what is…’ queries leaving behind ‘kiss’ and ‘flirt’.

Full list:

Top 10 searches

1. Euro 2012

2. Tickets to Olympics, above

3. Whitney Houston

4. Kate Middleton

5. April Jones

6. Netflix

7. NatWest online

8. iPad 3

9. Gary Barlow

10. Gangnam Style

Top 10 celebrities trending

 1. Whitney Houston

2. Kate Middleton, above

3. Gary Barlow

4. Tulisa

5. Jessica Ennis

6. Fabrice Muamba

7. Michael Clarke Duncan

8. Morgan Freeman

9. Prince Harry

10. Usain Bolt


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


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


1. London

2. Bristol

3. Manchester

4. Edinburgh

5. Brighton

6. Surrey

7. Leeds

8. Oxford

9. Cambridge

10. Birmingham

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