These Are The Top 10 Google Searches of 2015

Who won the internet this year?

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In the biggest popularity contest since Regina George Vs. Cady Heron in 'Mean Girls',  Google has just announced the top 10 UK internet searches of this year.

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Google's list of top-trending terms refers to searches that drove the highest level of traffic over a sustained period of time during 2015. In the name of being current, they also discount searches that were equally as popular in 2014; hence why there isn't a Kardashian or Victoria's Secret model in sight. Still, two amazing British women do feature in the top spots.

Google publishes the details as an alternative to simply listing the most requested phrases - such as "Facebook", "internet banking" and "weather forecast".

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So, drumroll, please.

Here it is - the definitve list of what we searched for the most in 2015:

1. Cilla Black

The flame-haired Mancunian sweetheart, Cilla Black sadly passed away this year. The 72-year-old, who doubled up as the nation's answer to cupid when she presented Blind Date, was the most searched person on Google this year. All those nostalgic clips of dating cliches and sexual innuendos.

2. Lady Colin Campbell

Lady Colin Campbell, wealthy socialite and reality TV star, went into the Jungle this year and changed the UK's perception of the aristocracy. 

3. Rugby World Cup 

Rugby fever swept the nation as England hosted the Rugby World Cup which took place between September and October this year. 

4. Jeremy Clarkson 

The bad (middle-aged) boy of television caused a stir in 2015 when he was dropped from Top Gear in March after punching one of the show's producers. 

5. Paris 

Everyone's hearts went out to Paris this winter after November's terror attacks. We all searched for the City of Light on Google to keep updated.

#prayforparis

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6. iPhone 6S

Another year, another phone. The iPhone 6s was released in November.

7. Grand National 2015 

What are the odds a horse race would make the top 10? The Grand National in April had everyone searching for hotly-tipped horses to place their bets on.

8. Jurassic World 

The (other) hugely successful movie sequel of 2015, Jurassic World, was hot news online this year.

9. Election results 

If you weren't before, we can guarantee the General Election in May 2015 got you discussing politics.  

10. Charlie Hebdo

Tragically, this is the second Parisian search to make the top 10 Google searches of 2015. The January terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo, the French satyrical magazine shook journalists and civilians alike. 

Words by Francesca Donovan

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