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Google Zeitgeist 2012: Top Searches In UK Revealed

11/12/2012 10:24 GMT | Updated 10/02/2013 10:12 GMT

Google has revealed the most searched-for terms in the UK over the last twelve months.

Unsurprisingly, the top search term was a sports event. But surprisingly, it wasn't the Olympics.

Google said the top search term was Euro 2012, followed by Olympic Tickets.

Third - and the most popular person - was the late Whitney Houston, followed by Kate Middleton.

Elsewhere Google revealed:

  • The most searched for gadget was the iPad 3
  • Andy Murray was the most-searched for Olympian
  • The most-searched for global Olympian was Usain Bolt
  • Mike The Knight was the top trending TV show
  • Bond's latest adventure Skyfall was the top trending movie
  • Lucy Spraggan was the top trending musician
  • Synchronized Swimming was the top trending sport
  • The most-searched for city was London

Here are the full lists:

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 People

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

British Olympians Most searched

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

Global Olympians Most Searched

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

Trending TV Shows

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. Big Bang Theory

10. How I Met Your Mother

Trending Movies

1. Skyfall

2. Prometheus

3. The Hunger Games

4. Magic Mike

5. Taken 2

6. The Avengers

7. The Woman in Black

8. The Dictator

9. Sinister

10. The Devil Inside

Trending Fashion Labels

1. Stella McCartney

2. Karl Lagerfeld

3. Victoria's Secret

4. Alice Temperley

5. Versace

6. Mulberry

7. Marks and Spencer

8. Ossie Clark

9. Burberry

10. LK Bennett

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 Politicians

1. Jeremy Hunt

2. Boris Johnson

3. Justine Greening

4. Alex Salmond

5. Michael Gove

6. George Osborne

7. Louise Mensch

8. Nadine Dorries

9. Keith Vaz

10. Ed Vaizey

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

Trending Sports

1. Synchronized Swimming

2. Murderball

3. Wheelchair Basketball

4. Volleyball

5. Archery

6. 100 metre sprint

7. Taekwondo

8. Gymnastics

9. Cycling

10. Athletics

Trending Travel Destinations

1. Rio de Janeiro

2. Greece

3. Brazil

4. Dubai

5. Paris

6. London

7. Bruges

8. Cornwall

9. Edinburgh

10. Barcelona

Most searched Cities in Google Maps (UK)

1. London

2. Bristol

3. Manchester

4. Edinburgh

5. Brighton

6. Surrey

7. Leeds

8. Oxford

9. Cambridge

10. Birmingham

Most searched Local Places in Google Maps (UK)

1. hotel

2. restaurant

3. pubs

4. camping

5. tesco

6. parking