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'Year in Search' 2022

The ‘Year In Search’ lists come from Google’s annual analysis of the trillions of searches performed throughout the year.

If you think you know what people were searching for this year, take our Google Trends 2022 quiz to test your knowledge.

Some of the results may surprise you!

Global Search Trends Results

As the world faced numerous challenges in 2022, including international conflicts, devastating natural disasters, and global public health crises, Australians looked to their trusty search engine Google for answers. Unsurprisingly, the nation’s most popular searches revealed not only their curiosities but also a love for some things we didn’t expect.

The nation grappled with world conflict, natural disasters and terrifying public health concerns throughout the year, and the same results were found across the globe.

Here are the results of some of the global top trends in 2022 according to Google.

Trending Searches: What was hot in 2022? The “trending” queries are the searches that had the highest spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2022 as compared to 2021.


  1. Johnny Depp
  2. Will Smith
  3. Amber Heard
  4. Chris Rock
  5. Jada Pinkett Smith
  6. Joseph Quinn
  7. Evan Peters
  8. Andrew Garfield
  9. Julia Fox
  10. Ezra Miller

No. 1 on Google’s list of trending people is Johnny Depp, owing to his high-profile defamation trial with Amber Heard. She takes the No. 3 spot herself on both lists.

Who is…?

  1. Who is Andrew Tate?
  2. Who is winning the election?
  3. Who is the king of England?
  4. Who is the watcher?
  5. Who is Alex Jones?
  6. Who is Jeffrey Dahmer?
  7. Who is next in line for the throne?
  8. Who is Amber Heard?
  9. Who is Aaron Carter?
  10. Who is in NATO?

Andrew Tate, the self-proclaimed “success coach” whose online advice has been met with heavy criticism for what many see as sexist undertones, was the most popular choice in Google’s 2022 “who is” search category.


  1. Queen Elizabeth
  2. Betty White
  3. Anne Heche
  4. Bob Saget
  5. Aaron Carter
  6. Olivia Newton-John
  7. Ray Liotta
  8. Taylor Hawkins
  9. 安倍 晋三 (Shinzo Abe)
  10. Ivana Trump

On April 9th, 2021, news of the passing of Britain’s longest-serving monarch and a global icon, Queen Elizabeth II, swept across the world like a wave. Around the globe, people expressed shock at her death and took to the internet to seek out more information about Her Majesty’s life and accomplishments.

Hum to Search

With Google’s new feature, you don’t need to know the entire song to find it online. All you have to do is hum the melody of any part of the tune, and Google will give you the best matching results.

  1. Hum to Search: Top songs
  2. Pasoori – Ali Sethi
  3. Butter – BTS
  4. Chaand Baaliyan – Aditya A
  5. Heat Waves – Glass Animals
  6. Enemy – Imagine Dragons
  7. Believer – Imagine Dragons
  8. Dynamite – BTS
  9. Ainsi bas la vida – Indila
  10. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
  11. Srivalli – Javed Ali

Pakistani pop star Ali Sethi’s song “Pasoori” has gained widespread popularity for its depiction of inclusivity and oneness, which goes beyond the typical love story narrative. The video and music influences from various cultures contribute to this message of unity.


  1. Thor: Love and Thunder
  2. Black Adam
  3. Top Gun: Maverick
  4. The Batman
  5. Encanto
  6. Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva
  7. Jurassic World Dominion
  8. K.G.F: Chapter 2
  9. Uncharted
  10. Morbius

Thor: Love and Thunder, directed by Taika Waititi, was one of the most anticipated films of 2022. The movie follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as he embarks on a quest for inner peace.

The film grossed over $761 million worldwide; making it the sixth highest-grossing film of that year.

TV Shows

  1. Euphoria
  2. House of the Dragon
  3. Moon Knight
  4. The Watcher
  5. Inventing Anna
  6. Dahmer
  7. The Boys
  8. All of Us Are Dead
  9. Sandman
  10. Heartstopper

Euphoria, the controversial and groundbreaking HBO teen drama, is a show that has captivated audiences since it premiered in 2019, and it topped the search list in 2022.

It follows the lives of a group of high school students in the fictional town of Liberty High, exploring their relationships, sexuality, and personal struggles.

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