Year in Search: The most searched trending topics in Google PH in 2017

Screen grab from music video of 'Despacito'

Google Philippines has released its latest Year in Search, an annual list of the top trending searches in the country. In 2017, the list consists of topics that clearly show Filipino netizens’ passion for singing, beauty pageants, and Korean television shows.

The list of overall top trending searches for 2017 in the Philippines was topped by Despacito lyrics. The hit song by Luis Fonsi made headlines when it was launched in October and quickly reached more than 4 billion views on YouTube worldwide.

Not far behind was Versace on the Floor lyrics. The popular song from Bruno Mars was released as a single from his ‘24K Magic’ album. Here are the rest of the topics that made it to the Top 10 list.


2017 Overall Top Trending Searches in the Philippines:

  1. Despacito lyrics
  2. Versace on the Floor lyrics
  3. Miss Universe 2017
  4. Lucia Joaquin
  5. Xander Ford
  6. The Voice Teens
  7. 13 Reasons Why
  8. Baby Shark
  9. Perfect lyrics
  10. FIBA Asia Cup


“In a way, the Year in Search offers us a glimpse of what we liked as a people, what issues affected us, what sparked our interest, and everything in between that appealed to our emotions the past year,” said Gail Tan, Head of Communications and Public Affairs of Google Philippines.

Google Philippines also released a list of trending searches in the country in various categories. Filipinos in general searched for controversial global and national issues, popular Korean celebrities and TV shows, and hit Hollywood movies.


2017 Trending Searches: News

  1. President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address
  2. Marawi City
  3. Hurricane Irma (U.S.)
  4. Bird flu
  5. Kian delos Santos
  6. Covfefe
  7. Maute Group
  8. Las Vegas shooting incident
  9. Manchester
  10. Martial Law in Mindanao


2017 Trending Searches: Male Personalities

  1. Xander Ford
  2. Park Bo Gum
  3. Park Hying Sik
  4. Gong Yoo
  5. Linkin Park
  6. Rowan Atkinson
  7. Gilas Pilipinas
  8. Jake Cyrus
  9. Nam Joo Hyuk
  10. Kim Joo Hyuk


2017 Trending Searches: Female Personalities

  1. Maxine Medina
  2. Gal Gadot
  3. Kylie Padilla
  4. Kim Tae Hee
  5. Maureen Wroblewitz
  6. Lee Sung Kyung
  8. Mariel de Leon
  9. Dayanara Torres
  10. Rachel Peters


Former Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere from France crowns new Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa. Photo from Nel-Peters’ Twitter account (@DemiLeighNP)

2017 Trending Searches: Events

  1. Miss Universe 2017
  2. FIBA Asia Cup
  3. Pacquiao vs. Horn Fight
  4. NBA Playoffs
  5. Mother’s Day
  6. Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight
  7. ASEAN Summit
  8. Chinese New Year
  9. Miss Universe 2016
  10. Wimbledon


2017 Trending Searches: Movies

  1. Beauty and the Beast
  2. Wonder Woman
  3. Justice League
  4. Fast and Furious 8
  5. Fifty Shades Darker
  6. Logan
  7. It
  8. Moana
  9. 100 Tula ParaKay Stella
  10. Kita Kita


The Voice Teens winner Jona Soquite

2017 Trending Searches: TV Shows

  1. The Voice Teens
  2. 13 Reasons Why
  3. Goblin
  4. The Legend of the Blue Sea
  5. Love in the Moonlight
  6. Encantadia
  7. Weightlifting Fairy
  8. While You Were Sleeping
  9. Game of Thrones
  10. Scarlet Heart


2017 Trending Searches: Songs and Lyrics

  1. Despacito
  2. Versace on the Floor
  3. Baby Shark
  4. Perfect
  5. Shape of You
  6. Titibo-tibo
  7. Say You Won’t Let Go
  8. Too Good at Goodbyes
  9. Beauty and the Beast
  10. How Far I’ll Go