Top 10 Google Searches In 2013

Google Zeitgeist – Here’s to 2013

Google has released its annual Zeitgeist review with its Top 10 searches of 2013 and year in review video:

A lot of unforgettable moments – 2013 what a year!

Below you’ll find the Top 10 overall global searches plus the Top 10 people, events, movies, consumer tech, athletes, TV shows, performers and Google + hashtags.

Top 10 Trending

No surprises here. 2013’s top 10 was made up of the year’s most notable death, 4 big consumer tech launches, 3 major news events, the sad deaths of 2 young actors with huge fan-bases and 1 video viral sensation.

  1. Nelson Mandela
  2. Paul Walker
  3. iPhone 5s
  4. Cory Monteith
  5. Harlem Shake
  6. Boston Marathon
  7. Royal Baby
  8. Samsung Galaxy S4
  9. PlayStation 4
  10. North Korea

Top 10 People

  1. Nelson Mandela
  2. Paul Walker
  3. Malala Yousafzai
  4. James Gandolfini
  5. Miley Cyrus
  6. Oscar Pistorius
  7. Jennifer Lawrence
  8. Aaron Hernandez
  9. Charlie Hunnam
  10. Adrian Peterson

Top 10 Events

  1. Boston Marathon
  2. Typhoon Haiyan
  3. Government Shutdown
  4. 2014 FIFA World Cup
  5. Chinese New Year
  6. Australian Open
  7. Eurovision Song Contest
  8. Wimbledon
  9. Syria Conflict
  10. EuroBasket

Top 10 Athletes

  1. Oscar Pistorius
  2. Aaron Hernandez
  3. Adrian Peterson
  4. Kevin Ware
  5. Lance Armstrong
  6. Gareth Bale
  7. Jason Collins
  8. Lamar Odom
  9. Ray Lewis
  10. Chris Kelly

Top 10 Consumer Electronics

  1. iPhone 5s
  2. Samsung Galaxy S4
  3. PlayStation 4
  4. Xbox One
  5. Nexus 5
  6. HTC One
  7. iPad Air
  8. Blackberry 10
  9. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  10. Nokia Lumia 1020

Top 10 Google+ Hashtags

  1. #Boston
  2. #BreakingBad
  3. #TyphoonHaiyan
  4. #MileyCryus
  5. #Pope
  6. #Mandela
  7. #SFBatKid
  8. #MarriageEquality
  9. #GovermentShutdown
  10. #DrakeHands

Top 10 Movies

  1. Man of Steel
  2. Iron Man 3
  3. World War Z
  4. Django Unchained
  5. Despicable Me 2
  6. Gravity
  7. Chennai Express
  8. Les Misérables
  9. The Conjuring
  10. Argo

Top 10 TV Shows

  1. Under The Dome
  2. Defiance
  3. Big Brother 15
  4. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  5. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
  6. Sleepy Hollow
  7. Masters of Sex
  8. Homeland
  9. The Blacklist
  10. Survivor

Top 10 Performing Artists

  1. Cory Monteith
  2. Amanda Bynes
  3. James Gandolfini
  4. Charlie Hunnam
  5. Robin Thicke
  6. Lea Michele
  7. Miley Cyrus
  8. Mindy McCready
  9. Daft Punk
  10. Dakota Johnson

And as a bonus here are the UK’s Top 10 “What is…”

– Miley Cyrus has a lot to answer for!

  1.  What is twerking?
  2. What is my IP?
  3. What is yolo?
  4. What is a prime number?
  5. What is illuminate?
  6. What is my car worth?
  7. What is spooning?
  8. What is global warming?
  9. What is Zumba?
  10. What is the meaning of life?

So that’s Google’s highlights of 2013. What were yours?

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