The year is coming to an end, which means it’s time to litter the Internet with lists. That’s how this works, ok, and you will like it.
Today’s info dump comes courtesy of Google, which has analyzed literally trillions of searches to reveal ‘Year in Search’ trends. In other words, what were the top trending searches in Canada in 2019?
This year, Canadians finally showed some interest in important sociopolitical– hahaha, just kidding, it was all sports and celebrities. That said, 2019 was a hell of a year for Canadian sports. In June, the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA championshio in franchise history. In September, Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian to claim a Grand Slam title. In November, 7th-greatest Canadian Don Cherry was fired after four decades on the air.
Without further ado, here is Google’s list of top searches in Canada in 2019:
1. Toronto Raptors
2. Kawhi Leonard
3. Canada Election Results
4. Luke Perry
5. Cameron Boyce
6. Game of Thrones
7. Bianca Andreescu
8. Don Cherry
10. Hurricane Dorian
And here are the most searched Canadians of the year:
1. Bianca Andreescu
2. Don Cherry
3. Jagmeet Singh
4. Andrew Scheer
5. Mitch Marner
6. Jody Wilson-Raybould
7. Kevin O’Leary
8. Jake Muzzin
9. Ayesha Curry
10. Tyson Barrie
Google also analyzed the biggest stories in Canada over the last decade:
- 1. Toronto Raptors win the NBA Championship for the first time ever
- 2. Bianca Andreescu becomes highest ranked Canadian tennis player of all time; wins two grand slams
- 3. Drake dominated pop music this past decade; the Toronto native beat the Beatles’ 50 year record for the most top 10 singles on Billboard’s Top 100
- 4. The Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash unites the nation in tragedy.
- 5. Canadians from coast to coast tuned in to watch The Tragically Hip’s final concert following Gord Downie’s cancer diagnosis.
- 6. Canada meets its target to resettle 25,000 Syrian Refugees
- 7. During his third mission to space, Colonel Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian Commander of the ISS, making him the first Canadian in history to command a space station.
- 8. Justin Bieber is currently the most subscribed to artist on YouTube with over 20 billion views. Trending searches for Bieber peaked in 2011 when Never Say Never debuted.
- 9. Canada celebrates the heroes of the Fort McMurray wildfire
- 10. Canada arrives on the world stage like never before with the Vancouver 2010 Olympics
Also, Canadians’ most searched food was beef stroganoff while the biggest question was why Toronto is called the 6.