- “Disney Plus” was the highest-ranking search term of Google in the US in 2019.
- Game of Thrones came at number six after Apple’s iPhone 11.
- “Joker” was also a popular search term given the massive hit that the movie was in late 2019.
On December 12th, 2019, Google released its “Year in Search” annual data that shared light on some of the most noteworthy searches that took place on the platform in 2019.
Google specifically looked at some of the biggest trends such as search terms and meanings. In the US, “Disney Plus,” which is the new streaming service of Disney, was the most notable search trend in 2019.
This was followed by Cameron Boyce, Hurricane Dorian, Luke Perry, Game of Thrones, Avengers: End Game, iPhone 11 and much more.
The Top Google Search Trends in 2019
Game of Thrones can also easily be regarded as the biggest TV show search trend in the US in 2019. This was followed by “Stranger Things” by Netflix and “Chernobyl” by HBO.
Globally speaking, iPhone 11 by Apple was the fifth most significant trend of 2019. Game of Thrones came at number six and Avengers: End Game at number seven.
Notre Dame was also a popular search term due to the sudden fire that caused damage to the basilica.
The influence of tech companies on Google’s top US trending search was also observed in the music category. The top trending song in the US and globally in 2019 was “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X.
The song also went viral in 2019 on TikTok after the rapper uploaded it himself to the platform. Lil Nas X was also 2019’s number one artist on the TikTok platform.
Elsewhere, tech-influenced and online trends could be observed under the category “What is…?” in the top US search trends of Google.
For instance, the meme of “Storm Area 51” grew out of proportion when a Facebook joke became viral and became a real-world event. This led to many people searching “What is Area 51?”
Another search in the same category was “What is a VSCO girl?” this term refers to the latest meme and teen trend whose name comes from the photo editing app called VSCO. The “Momo challenge” was another trend in the “What is…?” category followed by “What is a boomer?” The latter also turned into a massive TikTok meme.
2019 was a diverse year, filled with a lot of interesting happenings, developments and current affairs. This led to popular search terms on the Google platform from trending TV shows to the top outfit trends in America.
It would not be wrong to say that the top trends of Google are essentially a reflection of the country’s pop culture for 2019. Google also released a comprehensive retrospective with the “Decade in Search” which shows its all-inclusive look back in 2019. In this retrospective, Google highlights the movies, people and music that influenced pop culture over the past decade.
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