It’s that time of the year again when media outlets start publishing their “best of” lists. Which artist had the best album of the year? What was the best book of the year? While the arbiters of what’s good in pop culture have been publishing their picks, Google Trends has also published its top trending lists of 2015 with interesting results.
Evidently in 2015, Lamar Odom topped the charts for what people were searching for on Google. The former NBA star and his near-death experience with a drug overdose in a Las Vegas strip club held the top spot for trending “Searches” and “People” in 2015 according to Google Trends. Another member of the Kardashian clan, Caitlyn Jenner, also nabbed a top spot at number two in the most searched people of 2015.
The box-office smash Jurassic World captured the interest of many this past year and was the most searched movie, but with the late-year surge by the latest installment of the Star Wars series in December, it will be interesting to see if some of the data changes by the year’s end.
In food and drink-related trends, Bud Light Mixxtail was the most searched beer, followed by Gose and grapefruit beer, an indicator that preferences and curiosities amongst beer drinkers were tilting towards the more sour and tart varieties.
Those watching their waistlines in 2015 searched for the calorie count of Starbucks’ Toasted Graham Latte the most this year. And, in case you are wondering, there are 300 calories in the Grande size. Googlers were also particularly intrigued by “Grilled Stuft Nachos” from Taco Bell and the Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino, two other calorie searches that made the Top 10 list.
In trending cocktails, sangria topped the list in 2015, followed by the Moscow Mule which is not a surprise to anyone who has stepped inside the housewares section of any store lately and seen the copper-toned mugs for the trendy cocktail lined practically everywhere on shelves this past year.
Home cooks in 2015 largely stuck to the traditional and searched for pumpkin seed and sweet potato fries recipes the most. Those located far away from Philadelphia also searched for a Philly cheese steak recipe, which rounded out the top three recipes searched for throughout the year on Google.