What Everyone Was Searching for on Google in 2023

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Ready to hear the latest gossip? Google has just unveiled their 2023 “Year in Search” list, and it’s filled with all the drama and intrigue you could ask for. From heart-stopping headlines to heart-wrenching losses, this year’s global search history has got it all.

At the top of the list for trending news searches is the never-ending conflict between Israel and Hamas, closely followed by the tragic sinking of the Titanic-bound submersible and the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions, to say the least.

And when it comes to the people that have captured our attention, the top trending person of the year is none other than Damar Hamlin, a Buffalo Bills safety who made an epic comeback after a near-death experience on the field. And let’s not forget about actor Jeremy Renner, who survived a serious snowplow accident at the beginning of the year. Rest in peace to the late Matthew Perry and Tina Turner, who also made waves on the search engine.

In the world of entertainment, the movie “Barbie” took the crown for top trending film, and TV shows like “The Last of Us” and “Ginny and Georgia” had everyone glued to their screens. Music-wise, Yoasobi’s “アイドル (Idol)” stole the show, followed by Jason Aldean’s “Try That In A Small Town” and Shakira and Bizarrap’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53”.

But wait, there’s more! If you’re into cooking, you would’ve been all over the trending recipe for bibimbap. And sports fans couldn’t get enough of Inter Miami CF, Lionel Messi’s new team.

And across the pond in the U.S., folks were shocked over the skyrocketing prices of eggs, Taylor Swift tickets, and sriracha bottles. Not to mention the word “rizz” that had everyone scratching their heads, recently named Oxford’s word of the year.

Feeling curious? Google’s got the goods, including country-specific lists and trends from previous years. They collected their 2023 search results from January 1 through November 27, so you know it’s legit.

But hold on, there’s more tea to be spilled! Wikipedia has also released their most-viewed entries, with ChatGPT taking the top spot. And to celebrate their 25th birthday, Google blessed us with top search data “of all time”, revealing that Beyoncé, Cristiano Ronaldo, and the cast of “Harry Potter” are still reigning supreme.

There you have it, folks! 2023 was one wild year in the world of Google searches. Who knows what 2024 will bring? Let’s buckle up and see.

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