Google unveils the UK’s top searches in 2019 – with some hilarious results

From England winning the Cricket World Cup to the raid of mysterious Area 51, some pretty unforgettable events have occurred in 2019.

Now, Google has revealed what had the UK talking the most this year, including the people, topics, events and places most searched for.

Kirstin Wright, a Google Trends expert said: “The 2019 Year in Search lists not only reveal the most popular trends from the past 12 months, but also give insight into the biggest events in the news, politics, sports, entertainment and even the latest lingo.

“As people continue to look for information in new and different ways, Google Search keeps evolving to make the world’s information accessible and useful to all.”

The overall top trending query in the UK was ‘Rugby World Cup’, closely followed by ‘Cricket World Cup’, which saw England claim the top prize.

Rugby World Cup

Cricket World Cup 2019

TV dramas were also high on the list, with ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Chernobyl’ rounding out the top four queries.

Elsewhere, following her stint on ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’, Caitlyn Jenner was the most-searched for celebrity, ahead of James Charles, who hit the headlines after a very public spat with fellow YouTuber, Tati Westbrook.

Google also revealed the top ‘what is…?’ and ‘how to…’ searches in the UK this year, with some hilarious results.

Game of Thrones

Caitlyn Jenner

‘How to pronounce Psalm’ was one of the top searches, after Kim Kardashian and Kanye West chose it as the name for their fourth child.

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Meanwhile, ‘What is a dead ting? featured in the top list after Love Island winner Amber Gill used the phrase to describe a fellow contestant (it means ‘boring’, by the way!) .

Scroll down for the full lists of UK results.

‘How to pronounce Psalm’ was one of the top searches, after Kim Kardashian and Kanye West chose it as the name for their fourth child

Amber Gill

UK Top Trending Queries

  1. Rugby World Cup
  2. Cricket World Cup
  3. Game of Thrones
  4. Chernobyl
  5. Thanos
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Avengers Endgame
  8. iPhone 11
  9. Caitlyn Jenner
  10. Joker

Top ‘How To…’ searches

  1. How to watch Champions League Final
  2. How to watch Game of Thrones
  3. How to floss dance
  4. How to pronounce psalm
  5. How to watch KSI vs. Logan
  6. How to vote in European elections
  7. How to eat pineapple
  8. How to register to vote
  9. How to tame a fox in Minecraft
  10. How to watch Chernobyl
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Top ‘What Is…?’ searches

  1. What is Area 51
  2. What is the backstop
  3. What is D Day
  4. What is Finn’s Law
  5. What is a super over in cricket
  6. What is Article 50
  7. What is a dead ting
  8. What is Article 13
  9. What is a VSCO girl
  10. What is quark

Top celebrity searches

  1. Caitlyn Jenner
  2. James Charles
  3. Prince Andrew
  4. Tommy Fury
  5. Boris Johnson
  6. Jeremy Kyle
  7. Adele Roberts
  8. Liam Neeson
  9. R Kelly
  10. Nadine Coyle

Prince Andrew

Top news event searches

  1. Notre Dame
  2. iPhone 11
  3. Revoke article 50 petition
  4. Thomas Cook news
  5. Area 51
  6. Royal baby
  7. Sri Lanka attack
  8. European Elections
  9. New Zealand attack
  10. Danny Baker
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Top sporting event searches

  1. Rugby World Cup
  2. Cricket World Cup
  3. Wimbledon
  4. Women’s World Cup
  5. KSI vs. Logan Paul 2
  6. Ashes
  7. Six Nations
  8. Grand National
  9. Champions League Final
  10. Liverpool vs. Man City

Notre Dame fire

Top film searches

  1. Avengers Endgame
  2. Joker
  3. Captain Marvel
  4. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  5. The Favourite
  6. Green Book
  7. Lion King
  8. Aquaman
  9. It Chapter 2
  10. Bohemian Rhapsody

Top TV programme searches

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. Chernobyl
  3. Love Island
  4. Line of Duty
  5. I’m a Celebrity
  6. Stranger Things
  7. His Dark Materials
  8. When They See Us
  9. Luther
  10. Killing Eve

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Top musician searches

  1. R Kelly
  2. Nadine Coyle
  3. 21 Savage
  4. Lewis Capaldi
  5. Billie Eilish
  6. Martin Kemp
  7. Louis Tomlinson
  8. Jesy Nelson
  9. Motley Crue
  10. The Cure



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