For the past 12 years, Google has put together a list of the top searches encompassing each respective year. The list is called Zeitgeist, and it really embodies what was popular through each year - everything from most searched celebrities, to trending songs, apparel brands, and so much more. If you want to see what 2012 was all about, wrapped up in a nice package - Zeitgeist 2012 is the place to do it.

And now, Zeitgeist 2012 is an app in the Play Store. Naturally, all of the big events from this year make an appearance on one list or another - everything from Psy's Gangnam Style, to Hurricane Sandy, Whitney Houston's death, the presidential election, and so much more. If you want to exactly what people searched for in 2012, hit the widget to check it out.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

    US Only :(

  • Josh Michielsen



    • http://twitter.com/NoBullet NoBullet

      You're not missing out. its just a list. Nothing worth downloading for.

      • s427

        But still: WHY?

  • Gloria Tortorella

    Another US only app today, I'm speechless.

    • James Legault

      Getting it here in Canada

  • db

    "Whiney Houston's death"

    That's a bit offensive mate.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Why? It's just statistics.

    • Will

      how come???

  • Dinofan01

    You would think they would actually take you to the search results...

  • xriderx66

    right in the feels, google.

    • letsplaaay

      Wow they know how to make a good video.

  • http://twitter.com/NoBullet NoBullet

    This seems incredibly pointless. Can't even click on stuff to search , its just a list. Why was this 21MB

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomstrack Everton Strack

    US only? WTF?!

  • http://www.stevenmattera.com Steven Mattera

    They had Captain Sparkles - Minecraft Style in the video around 2:30. BUT they pulled the video because of copyright. O_o

  • Jim Bob

    WTF? Whats with the clicky keyboard sounds @ 1:13 & 1:59? That is clearly an Android GUI and I'm pretty sure that my Android phone doesn't make clicky keyboard noises when I type with the on screen keyboard...