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Watch Google's moving 'Year In Search' recap of 2017

Watch Google's moving 'Year In Search' recap of 2017

The annual Year in Search analyzes Google Trends data to uncover "what the world was searching for".

Hurricane Irma, recipes for chicken breasts, Despacito, Matt Lauer and how to make slime topped Google's most searched topics for 2017.

Aside from Bitcoin, Google's search trends tell a tale of political tumult and royal romance. A statement by Google read, after breaking several records at the box office, India's most expensive movie also broke the language boundaries attracting large search interest from movie buffs across the nation.

With the new year just around the corner, Google has now published its 2017 Year in Search and it offers valuable insights of the things that caught users' attention most in 2017.

Watch Google's moving 'Year In Search' recap of 2017

The top search term of the year in the USA and globally was Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 hurricane that hit the coast of Florida in September. Super Bowl 5. Las Vegas Shooting 6.

Last year's most searched terms included Prince, Powerball and Hillary Clinton, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"The Today Show" journalist Matt Lauer, who was recently fired for harassment allegations, took the second spot for the overall searches, and the first among the people searched.

Out of the celebrities who died in 2017, Tom Petty came top of the search list, followed by Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, singer Chris Cornell, actor Bill Paxton and Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner. These queries range from how to help those affected by natural disasters, local communities, and more.





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