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Google reveals the UK’s top searches in 2020

It's hardly surprising that Covid was the top trending search in the UK in 2020 given the impact that the Coronaviru crisis has had on everyone's lives.

It’s hardly surprising that coronavirus was the top trending search in the UK this year given the impact that the Covid crisis has had on everyone’s lives.

Google Trends expert, Kirstin Wright, said: “The 2020 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 popular lockdown trends. 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.”

UK Top trending queries in 2020

  1. Coronavirus
  2. US election
  3. Caroline Flack
  4. Coronavirus symptoms
  5. Coronavirus update
  6. Premier League
  7. Boris Johnson
  8. Eat Out to Help Out
  9. Kobe Bryant
  10. Kim Jong-un

Top ‘How To…’ searches

  1. How to make a face mask?
  2. How to make hand sanitizer?
  3. How to make bread?
  4. How to get tested for coronavirus?
  5. How to cut your own hair?
  6. How to cook eel?
  7. How to cut men’s hair?
  8. How to boost immune system?
  9. How to self isolate?
  10. How to treat coronavirus?

Top questions

  1. Who won the election?
  2. Where does vanilla flavouring come from?
  3. How many cases of coronavirus in UK?
  4. What is VE day?
  5. How did coronavirus start?
  6. When will lockdown end?
  7. How to make a face mask?
  8. How to make hand sanitizer?
  9. How many people have died from coronavirus?
  10. How many people have died from coronavirus?

Top celebrity searches

  1. Phillip Schofield
  2. Carole Baskin
  3. Joe Exotic
  4. Jordan North
  5. Elon Musk
  6. Prince Harry
  7. Kanye West
  8. Ruthie Henshall
  9. Johnny Depp
  10. Tom Hanks

Top Covid searches

  1. Coronavirus
  2. Coronavirus symptoms
  3. Coronavirus update
  4. Eat Out to help Out
  5. Hand sanitizer
  6. Coronavirus stats
  7. Covid test
  8. Covid-19 prevention
  9. Italy coronavirus
  10. Furlough

Top DIY searches

  1. DIY face mask
  2. DIY hand sanitizer
  3. DIY click and collect
  4. DIY shops
  5. DIY garden ideas
  6. Mud kitchen DIY
  7. Are DIY stores open during lockdown?
  8. DIY diamond painting
  9. DIY haircut
  10. DIY decking

Top fitness searches

  1. Joe Wicks kids workout
  2. Joe Wicks workout
  3. Chloe Ting workout
  4. Skipping workout
  5. Joe Wicks workout for seniors
  6. Fitness equipment
  7. Resistance bands workout
  8. Workout bench
  9. Exercise bike uk
  10. Folding exercise bike

Top lyric searches

  1. WAP lyrics
  2. We’ll Meet Again lyrics
  3. Godzilla lyrics
  4. The Box lyrics
  5. Rule Britannia lyrics
  6. Dance Monkey lyrics
  7. No Time To Die lyrics
  8. Break My Stride lyrics
  9. Land Of Hope And Glory lyrics
  10. Savage Love lyrics

Top movie searches

  1. 1917
  2. Parasite
  3. The Gentlemen
  4. Lion
  5. Jojo Rabbit
  6. 365 Days
  7. Tenet
  8. Enola Holmes
  9. Little Women
  10. The Nest

Top news events

  1. US election
  2. George Floyd
  3. Madeleine McCann
  4. VE Day
  5. Captain Tom
  6. Iran
  7. Trump vs Biden
  8. Ghislaine Maxwell
  9. Storm Ciara
  10. Kanye West

Top sports searches

  1. Premier League
  2. Champions League
  3. NBA
  4. Arsenal transfer news
  5. IPL
  6. England vs West Indies
  7. England vs South Africa
  8. Bruno Fernandes
  9. England vs Pakistan
  10. Masters leaderboard

Top TV show searches

  1. Love Island
  2. Dennis Nilsen
  3. White House Farm
  4. Normal People
  5. The Stranger
  6. Tiger King
  7. The Fall
  8. Christine Keeler
  9. The Undoing
  10. Gangs Of London

Top ‘what is…?’ searches

  1. What is VE day?
  2. What time is Boris Johnson’s speech today?
  3. What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
  4. What time is Fury vs Wilder?
  5. What is coronavirus?
  6. What tier am I in?
  7. What does woke mean?
  8. What does WAP mean?
  9. What is a pandemic?
  10. What does furlough mean?

Top ‘when…?’ searches

  1. When will lockdown end?
  2. When will gyms reopen?
  3. When does lockdown start?
  4. When will schools reopen?
  5. When does furlough end?
  6. When will pubs reopen?
  7. When does Eat Out to Help Out end?
  8. When will the new president be announced?
  9. When does Love Island start?
  10. When will hairdressers open?

Top ‘who is…?’ searches

  1. Who won the election?
  2. Who is the president of America?
  3. Who are key workers?
  4. Who did Zara cheat on Sam with?
  5. Who is Carole Baskin?
  6. Who killed Graham?
  7. Who was George Floyd?
  8. Who is Mabel’s mum?
  9. Who is Joe Biden?
  10. Who dies in EastEnders?
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