These are the top Google searches of the past decade: From Disney Plus to Whitney Houston and the World Cup GOOG, GOOGLGet the Full StoryKevork Djansezian Getty Images
Google has shared the top 10 trending searches from each year of the past decade.
Google puts out an annual list of the search terms that saw spikes in traffic for a sustained period during the year.
It also recently announced the top searches of 2019, and "Disney Plus" topped the list.
Since 2010, Google's top searches lists have included celebrity deaths, major news events, and key moments in pop culture.
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As 2019 and another decade comes to a close, Google has shared the top trending searches of the past 10 years.
These are the people, places, things, and news events that saw the biggest spikes in traffic for a continuous period of time compared to the previous year, providing a glimpse into the topics that dominated the public interest over the past decade.
The 2010s brought the tragic deaths of celebrities like Whitney Houston, Robin Williams, and Paul Walker, major news events included Hurricane Irma and the trial of Casey Anthony, and two FIFA World Cups. Nearly every year, a hurricane dominated the search terms.
Here's a look back at the top 10 trending Google searches from each year of the past decade.2010: World Cup
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In 2010, Spain won its first FIFA World Cup title by defeating the Netherlands in extra time, becoming the eighth nation to win the tournament. Hundreds of millions of fans watched the 64 matches, which were played across nine cities in South Africa and marked the first time an African country hosted the tournament.
Also that year: A massive trove of classified communications between US diplomats was given to Julian Assange's organization Wikileaks by Chelsea Manning, then a soldier in the US Army. A devastating earthquake left hundreds of thousands dead in Haiti. Chatroulette, a website that randomly connects users in webcam chats, launched and quickly became popular. Former child actor Corey Haim died of pneumonia after struggling with prescription drug abuse.
Top 10 trending searches in 2010:
2011: Casey Anthony
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Following the tragic death of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony in 2008, her mother, Casey, stood trial in what became one of the most widely televised cases of the decade. The nation tuned in for drama-fueled testimony and people literally fought to get into the courtroom to watch live. A jury ultimately found Anthony not guilty of first degree murder in 2011.
Also that year: Image-sharing website Pinterest took off. Google entertained users by letting them search "do a barrel roll" to make the website do a 360-degree spin and "let it snow" to blanket the page in snowflakes. Hurricane Irene hit the Caribbean and parts of the eastern United States, leaving dozens dead and causing billions of dollars in damage.
Top 10 trending searches in 2011:
Do a barrel roll
Let it snow
Osama Bin Laden
2012: Whitney Houston
Legendary singer Whitney Houston, the "Queen of Pop," died in 2012 at the age of 48. Houston won six Grammy awards and was nominated for 25 for her vocal performances, and remains one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Also that year: Mexican-American Banda singer Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash. 27 people, most of them children, were killed in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
Top 10 trending searches in 2012:
Michael Clarke Duncan
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