“Whitney Houston” Is 2012 Top Googled Term Followed By Psy’s “Gangnam Style”:
Whitney Houston who died right before the Grammy’s on February 11th was the most searched for term according to Google in 2012. The R&B singer’s name was followed by Psy’s song “Gangnam Style”. Psy’s hit “Gangnam Style” has just reached the billion-view mark on YouTube and is the most watched video of all-time. Psy’s video is funny and features an artistic dance from the South Korean singer that was popular worldwide.
Hurricane Sandy was third on Google’s list and it was one of the most devastating storms in the history of the east coast. The new iPad that was released in March was also a popular sought after term was followed by the video game Diablo 3. Searches are a part of culture and reflect the top interests at a point in time which makes this year’s list an interesting mix.
Google’s Top 5 Searches For 2012
- Whitney Houston
- Gangnam Style
- Hurricane Sandy
- iPad 3
- Diablo 3