- The popular online game “Wordle” was the most searched term on the global list.
- Amid their legal battle, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were among the top five most trending people.
- In India, the top five searches this year were dominated mostly by sports.
The results of Google’s annual “Year in Search” report 2022, which details the most popular searches about current events, have been announced. According to the blog post, the widely played online game ‘Wordle’ was the top trending search on the global list. ‘India vs England’ was the second most popular search term of the year because the two countries played against one another in the T20I Cricket World Cup. ‘Ukraine’ was the third most popularly searched term, followed in the top five by ‘Queen Elizabeth’ and ‘India vs South Africa’.
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Lists of movies, people and other things that trended in 2022
Top trending movies globally in 2022
As per Google, the top five movies that trended globally this year are “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Black Adam,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “The Batman,” and “Encanto”.
Top trending people and actors globally in 2022
Actor Johnny Depp was at the top of the list of most searched people. He was followed by Will Smith, Amber Heard, Vladimir Putin, and Chris Rock.
Meanwhile, in the list of most trending actors, Johnny Depp, Will Smith, and Amber Heard, were in the top three positions, respectively. Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith followed them in fourth and fifth positions, following the infamous Will Smith-Chris Rock controversy at the Academy Awards where Smith slapped Rock.
Top trending songs globally in 2022
The top trending songs were “Pasoori – Ali Sethi,” “Butter – BTS,” “Chaand Baaliyan – Aditya A,” “Heat Waves – Glass Animals,” and “Enemy – Imagine Dragons”.
From KGF to IPL: Things that trended in India in 2022
In India, the top five searches this year were dominated mostly by sports. The “Indian Premier League” (IPL) led the pack, and it was followed by “Co-WIN,” “FIFA World Cup,” “Asia Cup,” and “ICC Men’s T20 World Cup”.
In the lists of the top overall and movie trending searches, Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva and the Kannada movie KGF: Chapter 2 both took the top spots. These films also made the top 10 list of trending movie searches worldwide. The Kashmir Files, Laal Singh Chaddha, and Drishyam 2 in Hindi, RRR, and Pushpa: The Rise in Telugu, Vikram in Tamil, Kantara in Kannada, and Thor: Love and Thunder in English were among the top trending movies in India.
The tragic deaths of well-known people around the world, including singer Lata Mangeshkar, cricketer Shane Warne, Queen Elizabeth, and artists Sidhu Moose Wala, KK, and Bappi Lahiri, made headline news.