Top Google Searches In 2017

Google just unveiled their annual year in review. If you, like me, find year-end Top 10 lists fascinating, definitely check out the search engine’s recap of 2017 below.

What did people search for in 2017 the most? Not surprisingly, the top trending topics centered around tragedies, specifically the hurricanes that devastated the Caribbean, Houston and Florida.

Also making an impact on several of the category searches are all those men brought down by allegations about inappropriate sexual behavior. Even though Matt Lauer was just let go a couple of weeks ago, somehow the Today host managed to top his fellow doghouse dwellers Harvey Weinstein, Louis CK and Kevin Spacey.

Speaking of those who faced scandals, shockingly Donald Trump doesn’t rank in any of the categories (globally). However, his wife Melania Trump cracked the Top 10 in People. How did that happen?

Check out several Top 10 lists below including Top Memes, Global News, Top Actors, Top TV Shows, Top How Tos and much more. In case you were wondering what song lyrics were searched for the most. Let’s just say it’s a certain hit Latin track 🙂

Top Trending Google Searches In 2017 (Globally)

Top Searches

1. Hurricane Irma
2. iPhone 8
3. iPhone X
4. Matt Lauer
5. Meghan Markle
6. 13 Reasons Why
7. Tom Petty
8. Fidget Spinner
9. Chester Bennington
10. India National Cricket Team

Global News

1. Hurricane Irma
2. Bitcoin
3. Las Vegas Shooting
4. North Korea
5. Solar Eclipse
6. Hurricane Harvey
7. Manchester
8. Hurricane Jose
9. Hurricane Maria
10. April The Giraffe


1. Cash Me Outside Meme
2. United Airlines Meme
3. Elf on the Shelf Meme
4. What in Tarnation Meme
5. Spongebob Mocking Meme
6. Romper Meme
7. IT Meme
8. Joe Biden Meme
9. Game of Thrones Meme
10. Hot Dog Meme

How To

1. How to make slime
2. How to make solar eclipse glasses
3. How to buy Bitcoin
4. How to watch Mayweather vs McGregor
5. How to make a fidget spinner
6. How to watch the solar eclipse
7. How to freeze your credit
8. How to play Powerball
9. How to screen record
10. How to lose belly fat fast

Top People

1. Matt Lauer
2. Meghan Markle
3. Nadia Toffa
4. Harvey Weinstein
5. Kevin Spacey
6. Gal Gadot
7. Melania Trump
8. Floyd Mayweather
9. Michael Flynn
10. Philippe Coutinho


1. Meghan Markle
2. Kevin Spacey
3. Gal Gadot
4. Louis CK
5. Bill Skarsgard
6. Millie Bobby Brown
7. Tom Holland
8. Kaley Cuoco
9. Saoirse Ronan
10. Jason Momoa


1. IT
2. Wonder Woman
3. Beauty and the Beast
4. Logan
5. Justice League
6. The Fate of the Furious
7. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
8. Dunkirk
9. La La Land
10. Thor: Ragnorok

Musicians & Bands

1. Ariana Grande
2. Linkin Park
3. Lady Gaga
4. Mariah Carey
5. Ed Sheeran
6. Travis Scott
7. Kendrick Lamar
8. Lil Pump
9. Katy Perry
10. Cardi B

TV Shows

1. Stranger Things
2. 13 Reasons Why
3. Big Brother Brasil
4. Game of Thrones
5. Iron Fist
6. Bigg Boss
7. Riverdale
8. American Gods
9. The Kapil Sharma Show
10. Mindhunter

Song Lyrics

1. Despacito
2. Shape of You
3. Perfect
4. Havana
5. Look What You Made Me Do
7. Versace On The Floor
8. Closer
9. Bad and Boujee
10. Rockstar

To see other top Google searches in 2017, globally or in your neck of the woods, click here.