What were your top internet searches in 2023? “Barbie” and the Israel-Hamas war were some of the most popular topics.

The Google search history for 2023 is now available.

The tech giant from California, released its “Year in Search” on Monday, which features the top global queries of 2023. These include memorable pop culture events (such as Barbenheimer), the passing of beloved individuals, and devastating news with worldwide impact.

According to Google’s worldwide data, the most popular news topics in 2023 were the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, the sinking of a submarine bound for the Titanic in June, and the destructive earthquakes that occurred in Turkey and Syria in February.

Damar Hamlin was Google’s top trending person on search this year. A safety with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, Hamlin experienced a near-death cardiac arrest on the field during a January game, but has since completed a celebrated comeback. Actor Jeremy Renner, who survived a serious snowplow accident at the start of 2023, followed. Meanwhile, the late Matthew Perry and Tina Turner led search trends among notable individuals who passed away.

In the realm of entertainment, the top three trending movies on Google search this year were “Barbie,” “Oppenheimer” from Barbenheimer, and the Indian thriller “Jawan.” As for television, “The Last of Us,” “Wednesday,” and “Ginny and Georgia” took the lead as the most popular shows in 2023.

Yoasobi’s “アイドル (Idol)” was Google’s top trending song on search. Jason Aldean’s “Try That In A Small Town” — which soared in the charts after controversy this summer — and Shakira and Bizarrap’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” followed.

In 2023, Google’s global search trends showed that bibimbap was the most popular recipe, while Inter Miami CF, the new team of famous Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi, topped the sports teams trends. In the United States, people were curious about the high prices of eggs, Taylor Swift tickets, and sriracha bottles. Additionally, the term “rizz” (which had been designated as Oxford’s word of the year) was a popular search for slang definitions.

Google has a “Year in Search” archive that contains additional information, such as country-specific rankings and past trends. The company gathered its 2023 search results between January 1st and November 27th of this year.

As 2023 comes to an end, Google is not the sole company releasing yearly data. From checking definitions to streaming music, it is likely that you have come across various lists summarizing online activities this year. Just last week, Wikipedia shared their list of the most popular articles, with ChatGPT ranking at the top.

Google celebrated its 25th anniversary by sharing the top search data for various categories. Since 2004, Beyoncé has been the most searched Grammy winner, while Cristiano Ronaldo is the most searched athlete and the cast of “Harry Potter” is the most searched for a movie or TV show.

Source: wral.com