Google — Year in Search 2019

  • Published on:  12/11/2019
  • Throughout history, when times are challenging, the world goes looking for heroes. And this year, searches for heroes — both superheroes and everyday heroes — soared around the world. Explore more trends from the year at


    Audio-described version here:

    C R E D I T S:

    Google Brand Studio
    Sound: Lime Studios
    VFX/Color/Finish: Chapeau Studios
    Music Supervision: Butter Music and Sound
    Production support: Where the Buffalo Roam

    Maggie Rogers - “Back In My Body (SiloxBettinaBergström Remix)
    Courtesy of Debay Sounds LLC/Capitol Records

    Select footage courtesy of:
    “From Smithsonian Channel’s program “Black Hole Hunters” © 2019 Windfall Films Ltd. and SNI/SI Networks L.L.C.” (for the footage)
    "The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration" (for the simulation)
    Audio - "National Science Foundation"

    Sesame Street excerpts provided courtesy of Sesame Workshop New York, NY - ©2019 Sesame Workshop. Sesame Street® and associated characters, trademarks and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop.

    “When They See Us” Courtesy of Netflix

    “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” Courtesy of Netflix

    “Stranger Things” Courtesy of Netflix

    Central Michigan University

    Simone Biles gymnastics content provided courtesy of USA Gymnastics / NBC Sports

    Game of Thrones/HBO

    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

    U.S. Coast Guard video by Seaman Erik Villa-Rodriguez

    Topper's Pizza Place

    2019 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Skate Canada footage

    2019 Rugby World Cup footage featuring South Africa

    2019 Wimbledon footage featuring highlights of Venus Williams vs Coco Gauff

    ©INEOS 1:59 Challenge

    2019 NBA Entertainment

    Courtesy of Charlie Rose, Inc.

    Academy of Arts and Sciences