(WTNH) – A lot of things happened in 2022. So, what were people searching for on Google?

Google Trends released what was trending in 2022. There are a lot of similarities including election results, Ukraine, Powerball numbers and Johnny Depp. Here’s a look:


These are the top 10 searches that were trending in the United States in 2022:

  1. Wordle
  2. Election results
  3. Betty White
  4. Queen Elizabeth
  5. Bob Saget
  6. Ukraine
  7. Mega Millions
  8. Powerball numbers
  9. Anne Heche
  10. Jeffrey Dahmer


These are the top 10 news stories that were trending this year:

  1. Election results
  2. Queen Elizabeth passing
  3. Ukraine
  4. Powerball numbers
  5. Hurricane Ian
  6. Monkeypox
  7. Texas school shooting
  8. Will Smith Oscars
  9. Johnny Depp verdict
  10. Roe v Wade

How to help…

People were interested in how to help with certain things in 2022. Google looked at people searching “How to help…” and these are the top 10 searches:

  1. How to help Ukraine?
  2. How to help Ukrainian refugees?
  3. How to help abortion rights?
  4. How to help Ukraine army?
  5. How to help Uvalde?
  6. How to help Hurricane Ian?
  7. How to help Puerto Rico, Hurricane Fiona?
  8. How to help a dry cough?
  9. How to help restless leg syndrome during pregnancy?
  10. How to help toddler with cough?


Unfortunately, there were a few celebrity deaths in 2022. Here were the most searched for:

  1. Betty White
  2. Queen Elizabeth
  3. Bob Saget
  4. Anne Heche
  5. Aaron Carter
  6. Olivia Newton-John
  7. Ray Liotta
  8. Leslie Jordan
  9. Takeoff
  10. Taylor Hawkins


So, what were the top searched songs in 2002: Here’s what Google Trends shows:

  1. We Don’t Talk About Bruno – Encanto
  2. Surface Pressure – Encanto
  3. Jiggle Jiggle – Duke & Jones and Louis Theroux
  4. Unholy – Sam Smith and Kim Petras
  5. As It Was – Harry Styles
  6. Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush
  7. Glimpse of Us – Joji
  8. About Damn Time – Lizzo
  9. Anti-Hero – Taylor Swift
  10. What Else Can I Do – Encanto

TV Shows

Tons of new TV shows came out this year and new seasons were released. Here are the top 10 TV shows searched for this year:

  1. Euphoria
  2. Stranger Things
  3. The Watcher
  4. Inventing Anna
  5. House of the Dragon
  6. Moon Knight
  7. Yellowstone
  8. The Summer I Turned Pretty
  9. Obi-Wan Kenobo
  10. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

To see all of the 2022 Google Search Trends, click here.