Check out the top search trends on Bing this past year

Arif Bacchus

2016 is almost behind us, and Microsoft’s Bing Search engine is preparing you for the new year by providing some nostalgia and looking back on the top searched stories of the year. Since it would appear that Bing’s list is limited to viewing in the US only, we’ve given some of the top searches a look and have included the video below.

Top searched video games:

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Overwatch
  3. Fallout 4
  4. The Sims 4
  5. Battlefield 1
  6. No Man’s Sky
  7. Quantum Break
  8. FIFA 17
  9. Doom
  10. Dark Souls III
quantum break
Quantum Break was Bing’s #7 top searched video game of 2016

Top Searched Viral moments:

  1. Ryder Cup heckler
  2. Villanova’s piccolo girl
  3. Powerball
  4. Aston Martin winner
  5. Who’s the mom?
  6. Evgenia Medvedeva
  7. Harambe the gorilla
  8. #DaysoftheWeek
  9. Cats of the Internet
  10. Pokemon Go

Top searched Olympians:

  1. Michael Phelps
  2. Gabby Douglas
  3. Ryan Lochte
  4. Simone Biles
  5. Katie Ledecky
  6. Usain Bolt
  7. J’Den Cox
  8. Hope Solo
  9. Aly Raisman
  10. Missy Franklin
Michael Phelps was Bing’s #1 searched for Olympic Athlete

Top feel good stories:

  1. Cubs win the World Series!
  2. Cam Newton hops fence, tosses football with students
  3. Reykjavik turns off street lamps to view the Northern Lights
  4. Two New York Sisters found a year after they disappeared
  5. Steph Curry continues amazing season

Top searched tech trends:

  1. iPhone 7
  2. Self- Driving Teslas
  3. Nod to Shop
  4. 4-inch iPhone
  5. SoundCloud
  6. Autopilot
  7. ‘Textalyzer’
  8. HoloLens
  9. Snapchat Spectacles
  10. Affordable Tesla
HoloLens was Bing’s #8 top searched tech trend this year

Other areas covered in Bing’s 2016 most searched stories include: those who we lost, top searched animated TV shows, top searched strange but true stories, top searched celebrities, top searched web creators, and top anticipated movies of 2017.

If you missed out on any of these moments in 2016, you can head over to Bing now and search away! If you live in the US, you will even earn Microsoft Points for the searches! As always, please do let us know your thoughts on these most searches stories of 2016! Which was your favorite search? Let us know what you think!