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The end of the year looms closer and it’s time for a yearly review! Even for Google. The famous search engine has revealed the most searched terms during the 2019, and there are few surprising inclusions in the results for the UK.


UK 2019 top searches by Google

Rugby World Cup’ has topped the overall top trending query, followed by ‘Cricket World Cup’ – competitions where England came, respectively, second and first. TV shows also featured prominently: the controversial final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ got the bronze medal in this list, followed by the HBO’s acclaimed nuclear-drama ‘Chernobyl’. Good results also for Movie searches, as ‘Thanos’ (5th) and ‘Joker’ (10th) enter the top ten.

Rapid Digital Marketing Agency Social Media Belfast Northern Ireland RUGBY WORLD CUP
  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


Google confirmed the top results for sports and TV movies, especially on ‘How to…?’ searches. The Facebook joke “Storm Area 51” not only moved 6,000 people to meet in the middle of Nevada Desert, but also made ‘Area 51‘ topping the ‘What is…?’ chart, just above the defunct Brexit ‘backstop’.

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How to…?
  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?
What is…?
  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?


Notre Dame’ Cathedral’s dramatic fire and the evergreen ‘iPhone’ dominated the News and Events category, while Brexit keywords got decent results between News and People categories.

News Events
  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
  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


In the entertainment sphere, we’ve seen that ‘Avengers‘ and ‘Joker‘ dominated for Movies, as ‘Game of Thrones‘ and ‘Chernobyl‘ topped for TV shows, with Rugby and Cricket World Cups for Sporting Events. Meanwhile, ‘R Kelly‘, ‘Nadine Coyle‘ and ‘21 Savage‘ break through the top 3 for Music.

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  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
TV Shows
  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
  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
Sporting Events
  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



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