What were the top Google searches in 2020?


2020 has been a life changing year around the world. It was like a tsunami of events ranging from the introduction of the Coronavirus and the death and destruction in its path; racial injustice marked by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many more; the U.S. 2020 Presidential Election; the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Australian bushfires; Zoom meetings; baking bread; home schooling; and much, much more.

Google has put together a list by category of the top Google searches this year. I have provided a list of some of those topics and each of their top 5 entries.

I have not been as prolific this year in my blogging as I have been in previous years. I could attribute it to being lazy, but in truth, it was more related to how disheartened I have felt this year by the events around the world. I am hoping to blog more in 2021. I thank you folks that have continued to visit my blog this year, and I also thank you for your support.

I wish you all a happy, healthy, prosperous, and kinder New Year.


Overall Searches

1. Election results
2. Coronavirus
3. Kobe Bryant
4. Coronavirus update
5. Coronavirus symptoms


  1. Election results
  2. Coronavirus
  3. Stimulus checks
  4. Unemployment
  5. Iran


  1. Joe Biden
  2. Kim Jong Un
  3. Kamala Harris
  4. Jacob Blake
  5. Ryan Newman


  1. Tom Hanks
  2. Chris D’Elia
  3. Jada Pinkett Smith
  4. Timothée Chalamet
  5. Ricky Gervais


  1. Ryan Newman
  2. Tom Brady
  3. Bubba Wallace
  4. Mike Tyson
  5. Rudy Gobert

Beauty how to’s

  1. How to cut men’s hair at home
  2. How to plop hair
  3. How to color your hair at home
  4. How to wash your hands
  5. How to style curtain bangs


  1. WAP
  2. Entanglement
  3. Antebellum
  4. Pandemic
  5. Asymptomatic

How to donate…

  1. How to donate to Black Lives Matter
  2. How to donate to Australian bushfires
  3. How to donate blood
  4. How to donate to Georgia Senate runoff
  5. How to donate to Goodwill

How to make…

  1. How to make hand sanitizer
  2. How to make a face mask with fabric
  3. How to make whipped coffee
  4. How to make a mask with a bandana
  5. How to make a mask without sewing

How to help…

  1. How to help Australia fires
  2. How to help Black Lives Matter
  3. How to help during coronavirus
  4. How to help Yemen
  5. How to help acid reflux


  1. Kobe Bryant
  2. Naya Rivera
  3. Chadwick Boseman
  4. George Floyd
  5. Ruth Bader Ginsburg


  1. Parasite
  2. 1917
  3. Black Panther
  4. Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey
  5. Little Women


  1. Sourdough bread
  2. Whipped coffee
  3. Disney churro
  4. Dole Whip
  5. DoubleTree cookie

Sports Teams

  1. Boston Celtics
  2. Miami Heat
  3. Kansas City Chiefs
  4. Los Angeles Clippers
  5. Dallas Stars

Near me

  1. Covid testing near me
  2. Early voting near me
  3. Fires near me
  4. Voting near me
  5. Protests near me

Source: Google, Google Trends: Year in Search 2020, December 2020, https://trends.google.com/trends/yis/2020/US/.

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