2020 is the Year of Why – Google Year in Search

The year 2020 is the year, to borrow US President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s words, that will live in infamy. Not only did we lose beloved celebrities during the first quarter of the year, but a pandemic also ravaged the world forcing everyone to stay at home and quarantine. While it is unfortunate that the pandemic temporarily brought our lives and economies to a halt. It also resulted in the rise of numerous creative ways in order for us to move on with our lives amidst the pandemic.

Google’s Year in Search 2020

This year, the top global searches on Google is centered on the pandemic. Coronavirus is the top search on Google this 2020 and followed by the US Elections. It is clear that the world is not only looking in updates regarding the virus but also updates regarding the US elections since the United States and its President has the power to influence change at a global scale.

Here is the Complete List of What People Googled Globally

Most Global Searches 2020


1) Coronavirus
2) Election results
3) Kobe Bryant
4) Zoom
5) IPL
6) India vs New Zealand
7) Coronavirus update
8) Coronavirus symptoms
9) Joe Biden
10) Google Classroom

Most Googled News 2020


1) Coronavirus
2) Election results
3) Iran
4) Beirut
5) Hantavirus
6) Stimulus checks
7) Unemployment
8) Tesla stock
9) Bihar election result
10) Black Lives Matter

Most Googled Movies 2020


1) Parasite
2) 1917
3) Black Panther
4) 365 Dni
5) Contagion
6) Tenet
7) Enola Holmes
8) Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey
9) Mulan
10) Jojo Rabbit

Most Googled TV Shows 2020


1) Tiger King
2) Big Brother Brasil
3) Money Heist
4) Cobra Kai
5) The Umbrella Academy
6) Emily in Paris
7) Ozark
8) The Queen’s Gambit
9) Outer Banks
10) Locke & Key

Most Googled Recipes 2020


1) Dalgona coffee
2) Ekmek
3) Sourdough bread
4) Pizza
5) Lahmacun
6) Beer bread
7) Banana bread
8) Pita bread
9) Brioche
10) Naan

Most Googled Games 2020

most googled game among us

1) Among Us
2) Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
3) Valorant
4) Genshin Impact
5) The Last of Us 2
6) Ghost of Tsushima
7) FIFA 21
8) Animal Crossing
9) Call of Duty: Warzone
10) ???? ????

Most Googled People 2020

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


1) Joe Biden
2) Kim Jong Un
3) Boris Johnson
4) Kamala Harris
5) Tom Hanks
6) Jacob Blake
7) Kanye West
8) Ghislaine Maxwell
9) August Alsina
10) Ryan Newman

Watch the Google Year in Search 2020 Video

In Conclusion

The Google Year In Search 2020 video ended with the narrator saying “Why is it this year showed us its worst, and we still find ways to triumph, so until we get to every answer, we’re still searching”. Which is a fitting ending to a very uncertain year, because every triumph we achieved against the pandemic we can safely say that the process we went through to achieve it is unprecedented.

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