The death of Cilla Black was the most searched for trend on Google in the UK this year.
I'm A Celebrity star Lady Colin Campbell came second in the list, while the Rugby World Cup, which was hosted in England, completed the top three.
Next was former Top Gear presenter Clarkson leaving the BBC, followed by the Paris terror attacks, the new iPhone 6s and the Grand National.
The top ten trends was completed by summer blockbuster Jurassic World, the results of the General Election and French magazine Charlie Hebdo - the scene of a separate Paris terror attack in January.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was confirmed as the top trending politician of the year, with former Liberal Democrats leader Charles Kennedy, who passed away in June, in second place.
Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon, both Ed and David Miliband and US presidential hopeful Donald Trump also feature.
Google now deals with around 40,000 search queries per second, and more than 1.3 trillion searches a year.
Matt Cooke, head of Google's News Lab in London, said: "Homegrown celebrities have generated a lot of interest in particular, while the passing of well-known figures made people want to learn more about them.
"Some of the defining topics and traditions of British life, such as the General Election results, the Grand National and Jeremy Clarkson, have generated a surge in Google searches and will be remembered as events that have characterised the year."