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Google’s most searched question of 2023 is not what you’d expect

Google’s most searched question of 2023 is not what you’d expect

Google has revealed what we've all been searching for this year.

This year has seen the Barbenheimer craze, YouTuber boxing matches and a global infatuation with Taylor Swift, but what did people search for the most?

With so many iconic pop culture moments, the answer might surprise you.

In 2023, people continued to use Google to check when specific events were happening, with the question ‘When is the coronation?’ topping the stats for people in the UK.

People were curious to find out when the coronation would be this year.
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Approximately 18.8 million people tuned into the historic moment for the royal family back in May.

Second and third place were based more around the world of influencers, with ‘When does Love Island start?’ and ‘When is Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury?’ coming in second and third respectively.

There were even more royal searches in the fourth and fifth spot with - ‘When is the coronation concert?’ and ‘When did the Queen die?’

The most searched ‘How to’ question in the UK showed our love for football - ‘How to watch the Champions League Final’, as the country watched Manchester City take the trophy, beating Inter Milan.

In the year that the Lionesses reached the final, the Women’s World Cup was more popular than the Ashes and FA Cup in terms of searching for specific sporting events.

British culture continued to reign supreme - of the top 10 most searched TV shows in the UK this year, British programmes made up the majority.

Happy Valley topped the list as its final season kept us all on the edge of our seats.

International shows such as The Last of Us and Daisy Jones and the Six were on our radars, but British favorites Top Boy, The Rig, The Long Shadow, Luther, and The Sixth Commandment all made the top 10.

Sam Smith was the most Googled musician in the UK this year.
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The trend was similar in the music world, with five UK musicians in the top 10 - Sam Smith was the most Googled, along with Arctic Monkeys, Lewis Capaldi, S Club 7, and Eurovision star Mae Muller ranking above global megastar Taylor Swift, who took tenth place.

For movies, there is one big question - did Oppenheimer or Barbie come out on top?

Well, we can tell you Christopher Nolan’s film took the number one spot, with Barbie at number two.

This year also sadly saw the loss of some much-loved celebrities, including Sinead O’Connor and Paul O’Grady.

The most searched celeb, in relation to their death, was Friends star Matthew Perry, who passed away in October.

In 2024, we have a leap year, the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games, a Mean Girls remake and a new Green Day album to look forward to. What will top the charts next year?

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Surasak Suwanmake / SOPA Images / Contributor /Getty