The 2012 Google Zeitgeist results have revealed some surprising trends about what people have googled the most.
Zeitgeist, which tracks the fastest growing search terms has revealed that, unsurprisingly, PSY's 'Gangham Style' tops the list of trending songs. Less predictably however, X Factor's Lucy Spraggan, who quit the series after only 3 shows, reigns the top of the trending music artists' list.
Despite announcing their reunion this year, Girls Aloud only pulled 9th place in the most searched for artists, being beaten by the likes of The Military Wives and Muse. James Bond's eponymous theme song 'Skyfall' was less searched for than 'The official Olympic song'. Take That star and X Factor judge Gary Barlow also features in the top trending searches, as does Whitney Houston, who passed away early this year.
The full list of the most googled artists are below.
Trending Music Artists
1. Lucy Spraggan
2. The Military Wives
4. Emeli Sande
6. One Direction
7. The Spice Girls
9. Girls Aloud
10. Dizzee Rascal
Despite quitting X Factor, Spraggan was the year's most-searched musician
1. 'Gangnam Style' (Psy)
2. 'Call Me Maybe' (Carly Rae Jepsen)
3. 'Blow Me One Last Kiss' (Pink)
4. 'Beneath Your Beautiful' (Labrinth and Emeli Sande)
5. 'The Official Olympic Song' ('Survival' by Muse)
6. 'Skyfall' (Adele)
7. 'Somebody That I Used To Know' (Gotye)
8. 'We Are Young' (fun.)
9. 'Too Close' (Alex Clare)
10. '212' (Azealia Banks)
Photos: Psy performs 'Gangnam Style' on Australian TV