10 Most Popular Google Searches Of 2017

There’s no doubt that 2017 has been an eventful year.

Between multiple hurricanes, the loss of several notable celebrities, fads that took the nation by storm (looking at you, fidget spinners) and a spectacular solar eclipse, there was a lot going on this year.

And what do people do when they want to keep up with what’s going on in the world? They Google it, of course. Google has released the most popular search terms in the U.S. in 2017.

Top Searches

Here are the top 10 most searched topics of the year in the U.S.:

10. Fidget Spinner

Latest Toy Craze Fidget Spinners, Wildly Popular With Kids
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9. Aaron Hernandez


8. Hurricane Harvey

Epic Flooding Inundates Houston After Hurricane Harvey
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7. Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse Visible Across Swath Of U.S.
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6. Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight


5. Las Vegas Shooting

Las Vegas Strip Exteriors
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4. Super Bowl

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3. Tom Petty

tom petty photo
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2. Matt Lauer

Ke$ha Performs On NBC's 'Today' Annual Thanksgiving Week Of Concerts
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1. Hurricane Irma

Florida Prepares For Major Hit By Hurricane Irma
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While those were the top 10 search terms overall, Google also delved deeper into people’s search habits and broke it down into categories.

Top Recipes

The top 10 recipe searches in the U.S., for example, may surprise you. It seems that rather than trying to keep up with the latest in culinary trends, most people kept it basic, with the top two spots being “Beef Stroganoff recipe” and “Apple Crisps recipe.”

Here’s the complete top 10:

1. Beef Stroganoff recipe

2. Apple Crisps recipe

apple crisp photo
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3. Corn Casserole recipe

4. Brine Turkey recipe

5. Zucchini recipe

6. Chicken Parmesan recipe

chicken parmesan photo
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7. Pork Chops recipe

8. Hard Boiled Egg recipe

9. Yams recipe

10. Hashbrown Casserole recipe

Most-Searched Movies

When it came to the year’s most-searched-for movies, not surprisingly, a lot of the year’s biggest blockbusters and most buzzed-about films made the top 10:

1. “IT

2. “Beauty and the Beast

3. “Wonder Woman

wonder woman photo
Getty Images | Frazer Harrison

4. “Get Out”

5. “Justice League

6. “Logan”

7. “Baby Driver”

8. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

9. “Hidden Figures

Levantine Films

10. “Dunkirk”

Other categories include musicians, TV shows, songs/lyrics, people, global news, actors, consumer tech, elections, global sporting events, how-to’s, losses and memes. Check out the complete list and see if your search habits are in line with the rest of the country!