Just like every other company on the planet, Google puts together end-of-year lists for its various properties. But there’s one that matters more than all the rest: Search.

Google today released the 15th installment of its year-end zeitgeist meter. There are a myriad of categories, and you can really dive into very specific searches to satisfy your curiosity. But we’re not interested in “Oscar Red Carpet Dresses,” “Calorie Searches,” nor ” Celebrity Pregnancies” (yes, that’s sadly a category once again this year).

First and foremost, let’s start with the winners overall. Here are the top 10 global trending searches for 2015:

  1. Lamar Odom
  2. Charlie Hebdo
  3. Agar.io
  4. Jurassic World
  5. Paris
  6. Furious 7
  7. Fallout 4
  8. Ronda Rousey
  9. Caitlyn Jenner
  10. American Sniper

For reference, the top three trending searches last year were for Robin Williams, World Cup, and Ebola.

The category we really want to see is, of course, technology. So we asked Google to pull from the global list and bring you the top 10 consumer tech searches for 2015:

  1. iPhone 6s
  2. Samsung Galaxy S6
  3. Apple Watch
  4. iPad Pro
  5. LG G4
  6. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  7. Samsung Galaxy J5
  8. HTC One M9
  9. Nexus 6P
  10. Surface Pro 4

Put another way, that’s three Apple, three Samsung, one LG, one HTC, one Google, and one Microsoft. And again for reference, the top three consumer tech searches last year were for iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, and Nexus 6.

Below are five more categories for top searches globally in 2015.


  1. Lamar Odom
  2. Ronda Rousey
  3. Caitlyn Jenner
  4. Adele
  5. Charlie Sheen
  6. Ruby Rose
  7. Donald Trump
  8. Sia
  9. Dakota Johnson
  10. Jeremy Clarkson


  1. Jurassic World
  2. Furious 7
  3. American Sniper
  4. Fifty Shade of Grey
  5. Minions
  6. Spectre
  7. Straight Outta Compton
  8. Mad Max
  9. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
  10. Birdman


  1. Big Brother Brazil
  2. Jessica Jones
  3. Bigg Boss
  4. Fear the Walking Dead
  5. Better Call Saul
  6. Game of Thrones
  7. Daredevil
  8. One Punch Man
  9. Verdades Secretas
  10. Scream Queens


  1. Charlie Hebdo
  2. Paris
  3. Hurricane Patricia
  4. Isis
  5. Nepal
  6. El Chapo
  7. Greece
  8. Baltimore Riots
  9. San Bernardino
  10. Hurricane Joaquin


  1. Bobbi Kristina
  2. Cristiano Araujo
  3. Christopher Lee
  4. Sandra Bland
  5. Stuart Scott
  6. Leonard Nimoy
  7. Zhanna Friske
  8. Naomi Kawashima
  9. Scott Weiland
  10. BB King

As always, Google’s Year in Search site will give you a closer look at the stories that defined 2015. Like last year, Google makes the trending topics of the year directly accessible from Google Search: just type in “google 2015” without the quotes to see the top trending lists from around the world.

For a complete look at the top searches, including breakdowns on a per-country basis, head to google.com/2015.