Top Google Searches of 2016

2017 has just started, and over the past year, there have been so many Google searches in the USA. From memes to sports to news stories to the election, here are a bunch of lists of the top Google Searches of 2016. I’ll finish everything off with the top 10 Google searches worldwide.

I have found this information from www.google.com/trends/hottrends.

If you don’t know what anything is please feel free to look it up.

DISCLAIMER: This is not a list of “Top _____”, but a list of “Top Google searches of _____”.

Top Memes
5. SpongeBob Caveman
4. Dat Boi
3. Pokémon Go
2. “Darn” Daniel
1. Harambe

Top Songs
5. One Dance
4. Panda
3. Black Beatles
2. Purple Rain
1. Formation

Top Video Games
5. Warcraft
4. Battlefield 1
3. Overwatch
2. Agar.io
1. Slither.io

Top TV Shows
5. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
4. Westworld
3. Fuller House
2. Making a Murderer
1. Stranger Things

Top Athletes
5. Usain Bolt
4. Cam Newton
3. Simone Biles
2. Ryan Lochte
1. Michael Phelps

Top GIFs
5. Dancing Kid
4. Just Do It
3. Dat Boi
2. Bautista Bat Flip
1. Puppymonkeybaby

Top Losses
5. Alan Rickman
4. Muhammad Ali
3. Christina Grimmie
2. David Bowie
1. Prince

Top Movies
5. Zootopia
4. The Revenant
3. Finding Dory
2. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
1. Suicide Squad

Top Actors and Actresses
5. Adam Driver
4. Marion Cotillard
3. Tom Hiddleston
2. Meghan Markle
1. Brad Pitt

Top Natural Events
5. Japan Earthquake
4. Great Barrier Reef
3. Italy Earthquake
2. Hurricane Hermine
1. Hurricane Matthew

Top Musicians
5. Coldplay
4. Kehlani
3. Kesha
2. Céline Dion
1. Beyoncé

Top Recipes
5. Chicken Marsala
4. Guacamole
3. Hashbrown Casserole
2. Brussel Sprouts
1. Green Bean Casserole

Top Sports Teams
5. Carolina Panthers
4. Oklahoma City Thunder
3. Pittsburgh Penguins
2. Cleveland Indians
1. Chicago Cubs

Top “What is…” Questions
5. What is the Electoral College?
4. What are electoral votes?
3. What is Brexit?
2. What is a Caucus?
1. What is Pokémon Go?

Top “How to…” Questions
5. How to move to Canada
4. How to make slime
3. How to play Powerball
2. How to register to vote
1. How to play Pokémon Go

Top Olympic Moments
5. Olympic Refugee Team
4. Olympic Bike Crash
3. Tonga Flag Bearer
2. Olympics Closing Ceremony
1. Olympics Opening Ceremony

Top Election Moments
5. New Hampshire Primary
4. Popular Vote
3. Iowa Caucus
2. Primary Election Results
1. Super Tuesday

Top Consumer Tech
5. Nintendo Switch
4. iPhone 7 Plus
3. Pixel, Phone by Google
2. iOS 10
1. iPhone SE

Top Politicians
5. Mike Pence
4. Ted Cruz
3. Bernie Sanders
2. Hillary Clinton
1. Donald Trump

Top News Stories
10. Aleppo
9. Panama Papers
8. Nice France
7. Brussels
6. El Chapo
5. Zika Virus
4. Brexit
3. Orlando Shooting
2. Brexit
1. Olympics

Top People
10. Kevin Durant
9. Usain Bolt
8. Cam Newton
7. Simone Biles
6. Ryan Lochte
5. Steven Avery
4. Bernie Sanders
3. Michael Phelps
2. Hillary Clinton
1. Donald Trump

Top Searches in the USA
10. Hillary Clinton
9. Election
8. Trump
7. David Bowie
6. Olympics
5. Slither.io
4. Pokémon Go
3. Hurricane Matthew
2. Prince
1. Powerball

And now, the Top 10 Google Searches of 2016 worldwide…

10. Suicide Squad: A movie featuring a DC Comics group of antiheroes with the same name which is the eighth highest grossing film in the United States. Purchase tickets here.

9. Slither.io: An online game where the player is a snake trying to grow and defeat other snakes. Play slither.io here.

8. Olympics: A quadrennial worldwide sporting event containing over 25 sports; the 2016 games were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Learn more about the Olympics here.

7. Deadpool: A movie based off of a Marvel antihero with the same name which is the seventh highest grossing film in the United States. Purchase tickets here.

6. David Bowie: A pop/rock music legend who passed away in January. Learn more about David Bowie here.

5. Powerball: A lottery game in the United States which produced a 1½ billion dollar jackpot in January. Find out how to play here.

4. Prince: A multi-genre music legend who passed away in April. Learn more about Prince here.

3. Donald Trump: An entrepreneur, businessman, and politician who was elected the 45th President of the United States in November. Learn more about Donald Trump here.

2. iPhone 7: A smartphone developed by Apple known for it’s new camera, water resistance, and removal of the headphone jack. Purchase one here.

1. Pokémon Go: A mobile game created by Niantic where people catch virtual Pokémon in the real world which took the world by storm over the summer. Download for Android here and for iOS here.

So there you have it. Thanks for reading. I’m Charlie Szwartz, and we’ll see you next year!

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Charlie Szwartz is a writer, editor, and Twitter moderator of The Phoenix Inquirer, Inc. He specializes in coverage of news, sports, food, music, and Top __ lists. His goal is to produce at least 10 articles by the end of the school year. Charlie has been in the newspaper since 2015. He likes music, video games, food, science, and technology.

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Charlie Szwartz is a writer, editor, and Twitter moderator of The Phoenix Inquirer, Inc. He specializes in coverage of news, sports, food, music, and Top __ lists. His goal is to produce at least 10 articles by the end of the school year. Charlie has been in the newspaper since 2015. He likes music, video games, food, science, and technology.
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