Top Trending People and Things of 2012 – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 11 December 2012

11 Dec

Euro 2012 - Winners Spain - Top Trending Term for 2012Top Trending People and Things of 2012 – Google has today released the 2012 Zeitgeist lists which show the fastest growing search terms of the year not just the enquiries with the highest volumes

In some categories there are the expected results but in others there are some surprising results. For instance how many people would guess that overall top trending search term for the UK in 2012 was not the Olympics but ‘Euro 2012’.

Also in the top trending celebrities searches despite the many reports of her fashion choices, her nude photo scandal and her recent pregnancy announcement, the Duchess of Cambridge, or if you prefer Kate Middleton that was, ended up in 2nd place after the late Whitney Houston who died in February this year.

Mike The Knight - Top Trending Tv programmeThe top trending television programme might also have surprised many people as it was not TOWIE, Celebrity Big Brother, The Great British Bake Off or even Sherlock that was in top place but a programme on the children’s’ network CBeebies. Mike the Knight is an animated tv programme featuring 10-year old Mike who is trying to be just like his father who has gone off in search off adventure. Other characters in the show include Evie, a younger female wizard, Sparkie and Squirt, 2 dragon friends of Mike, and Fernando who tells the story of each episode.

Another unexpected result was thrown up by the list of top trending music artists. If we said that the top trender was an X Factor contestant then you might expect James Arthur, Jahmene Douglas or Ella Henderson to come out on top but you would be wrong. The top trending music artist of 2012 in the UK turns out to be Lucy Spraggan who left the show in early November after suffering with flu.

In categories which produced more expected results we find that Stella McCartney is the top trending name in fashion during 2012, followed by Karl Lagerfeld, Victoria’s Secret and Alice Temperley.

Another expected result came in the top trending movie category where the James Bond movie Skyfall beat Prometheus, The Hunger Games and Magic Mike.

Georgia Salpa- big boobs in tight topIn the most searched for reality tv stars category Olympian and Strictly Come Dancing competitor Victoria Pendleton took first place ahead of Georgia Salpa and Danica Thrall.

Google also released details of the top trending “how to” searches made here in the UK this year. It turns out that we are most keen to find out how to draw which just beat the searches for ‘how to kiss’ and ‘how to make….’ The ‘how to kiss’ searches presumably followed on from successful advice given by results from the 7th highest trending request for information on ‘how to flirt’

Here are some of the Top 10 Trending Lists for 2012 as provided by Google Zeitgeist:

The Top Trending Search Terms:

  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

Top 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

Top 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

Top 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

Top Trending Music Artists

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

Top Trending “How To” searches

  1. Draw
  2. Kiss
  3. Make
  4. Crochet
  5. Knit
  6. Meditate
  7. Flirt
  8. Sing
  9. Hack
  10. Pronounce
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