Hottest searches of 2009

It's almost the end of another year and hasn't it flown by? You might be surprised to learn how much happened in 2009, but don't rack your brains trying to remember it all. We have created a special retrospective microsite to help you reminisce!

Do you want to find out who the most searched-for celebrities were during 2009? We can tell you! Most popular movies and musicians? We've got it all right here at the Hot Searches 2009 special. As well as our main categories of celebrity, film and TV, music, health, news, sports and shopping, we also have a category called general which contains all sorts of odds and ends such as the most popular viral videos and online games.

There is a special category called bizarre which contains some of the weirdest and indeed wackiest searches we found. It seems that when faced with a search engine, there is often no limit to the strange things people will come up with. Whether it's a weird question, a funny misspelling or just the first (and most random) thing that comes into their head!

Last but by no means least, you can test your newfound knowledge of 2009 in our fantastic Search quiz. It might be a little tricky so please flex your typing muscles and get searching for the answers. If you enter the quiz you could be in with a chance to win an awesome computer games console! That's our Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, and thanks for reading the Hot Searches blog.

Check out our 2009 special now!