Google’s Heroic 2019 Year In Search Takes Us To The Old Town Road And Disney Land

Google shines a light on heroes for the 2019 ‘Year In Search’. Following 2018’s promising approach, the company emphasizes on positives once again.

The giant company highlights heroes from around the globe in its decidedly hopeful “Year in Search” annual film, continuing the positive direction it started to take in last year’s look back. From the viral sensation of Lil Nas X’s song “Old Town Road” to Billy Porter’s fashion-extravagant red carpet ensembles, the year’s most popular searches have been laid out for all worth to see.



The video highlights on both famous and little-known folks who made the world a better, or more exciting, place over the last twelve months. In the entertainment sector, there are the superheroes in Marvel’s latest “Avengers” film, the valiant teens of “Stranger Things” and Arya Stark of “Game of Thrones”. In sports, the film celebrates soccer pro Megan Rapinoe as well as tennis player Nicolas Mahut and his little hero, his son Natanel, who consoled him on the courts after his defeat at the French Open.

In science, there’s the team who successfully captured the first image of a black hole, while in education, the video revisits billionaire Robert F. Smith’s commencement speech at Morehouse College, in which he promised to pay off the student loan debts for the Class of 2019.

Google breaks down all the highlights on a dedicated page and also lifts the veil on the year’s search trends around the globe here:



  1. Disney Plus
  2. Cameron Boyce
  3. Nipsey Hussle
  4. Hurricane Dorian
  5. Antonio Brown
  6. Luke Perry
  7. Avengers Endgame
  8. Game of Thrones
  9. Iphone 11
  10. Jussie Smollett


  1. Hurricane Dorian
  2. Notre Dame Cathedral
  3. Women’s World Cup
  4. Area 51 raid
  5. Copa America
  6. El Paso shooting
  7. Sri Lanka
  8. Government shutdown
  9. Equifax data breach settlement
  10. California earthquake


  1. Antonio Brown
  2. Jussie Smollett
  3. James Charles
  4. Kevin Hart
  5. R. Kelly
  6. 21 Savage
  7. Lori Loughlin
  8. Jordyn Woods
  9. Bryce Harper
  10. Robert Kraft


  1. Cameron Boyce
  2. Nipsey Hussle
  3. Luke Perry
  4. Jeffrey Epstein
  5. Tyler Skaggs
  6. Beth Chapman
  7. John Witherspoon
  8. John Singleton
  9. Eddie Money
  10. Elijah Cummings


  1. Jussie Smollett
  2. Kevin Hart
  3. Lori Loughlin
  4. Felicity Huffman
  5. Keanu Reeves
  6. Rami Malek
  7. Joaquin Phoenix
  8. Kate Beckinsale
  9. Halle Bailey
  10. Maisie Williams


  1. Avengers Endgame
  2. Captain Marvel
  3. Joker
  4. Toy Story 4
  5. Lion King
  6. It Chapter Two
  7. Frozen 2
  8. Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
  9. Midsommar
  10. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

TV shows

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. Stranger Things
  3. When They See Us
  4. Chernobyl
  5. The Mandalorian
  6. The Umbrella Academy
  7. Euphoria
  8. Dead to Me
  9. Surviving R. Kelly
  10. The Boys


  1. Old Town Road
  2. 7 Rings
  3. Shallow
  4. Sunflower
  5. Truth Hurts
  6. Lose You To Love Me
  7. Sicko Mode
  8. thank u, next
  9. Act Up
  10. Bury a Friend

The tagline reads as fits subject, ‘To everyone using their powers to empower others, search on’.