LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Have you ever really wondered what people are searching for on Google? You would be surprised how our interests change over time. I mean, really think back to 2003 and try to remember what was going on and what people would have been interested in. Now, scroll down in the article and see if you were right. How many did you get?

Looking at the data that Google has released on their Google Trends website is very interesting and to be honest, brings back a lot of memories. Some of these terms are fairly surprising and others were pretty obvious, but we thought it would be interesting to give you some insight into what the United States of America has been searching for over the years. So, take what you want from this, make a game out of it or quiz a friend and really see who can remember what was trending on Google through 2001 - 2018. Enjoy!

Top Google Searches in 2018:

  1. World Cup
  2. Hurricane Florence
  3. Mega Millions
  4. Election Results
  5. Hurricane Michael

>> See what else was trending in 2018

Top Google Searches in 2017:

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. Matt Lauer
  3. Tom Petty
  4. Super Bowl
  5. Las Vegas shooting

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Top Google Searches in 2016

  1. Powerball
  2. Prince
  3. Hurricane Matthew
  4. Pokémon Go
  5. Slither.io

>> See what else was trending in 2016

Top Google Searches in 2015

  1. Lamar Odom
  2. Jurassic World
  3. American Sniper
  4. Caitlyn Jenner
  5. Ronda Rousey

>> See what else was trending in 2015

Top Google Searches in 2014

  1. Robin Williams
  2. World Cup
  3. Ebola
  4. Malaysia Airlines
  5. Flappy Bird

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Top Google Searches in 2013

  1. Paul Walker
  2. Boston Marathon Bombing
  3. Nelson Mandela
  4. Cory Monteith
  5. iPhone 5s

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Top Google Searches in 2012

  1. Whitney Houston
  2. Hurricane Sandy
  3. Election 2012
  4. Hunger Games
  5. Jeremy Lin

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Top Google Searches in 2011

  1. Hurricane Irene
  2. Occupy
  3. Japan Earthquake
  4. iPhone 5
  5. iPad 2

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Top Google Searches in 2010

  1. Haiti
  2. Besiktas
  3. Chile
  4. Earthquake
  5. Lady Gaga

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Top Google Searches in 2009

  1. Swine Flu
  2. Inauguration
  3. Rush Limbaugh
  4. Rod Blagojevich
  5. Henry Louis Gates

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Top Google Searches in 2008

  1. Sarah Palin
  2. American Idol
  3. McCain
  4. Olympics
  5. Hurricane Ike

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Top Google Searches in 2007

  1. iPhone
  2. Webkinz
  3. TMZ
  4. Transformers
  5. YouTube

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Top Google Searches in 2006

  1. Bebo
  2. MySpace
  3. World Cup
  4. Metacafe
  5. Radioblog
  6. Wikipedia
  7. Video
  8. Rebelde
  9. Mininova
  10. Wiki

Top News Searches in 2006

  1. Paris Hilton
  2. Orlando Bloom
  3. Cancer
  4. Podcasting
  5. Hurricane Katrina
  6. Bankruptcy
  7. Martina Hingis
  8. Autism
  9. 2006 NFL Draft
  10. Celebrity Big Brother 2006

>> See what else was trending in 2006

Top Google Searches in 2005

  1. Janet Jackson
  2. Hurricane Katrina
  3. Tsunami
  4. Xbox 360
  5. Brad Pitt

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Top Google Searches in 2004

  1. Britney Spears
  2. Paris Hilton
  3. Christina Aguilera
  4. Pamela Anderson
  5. Chat

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Top Google Searches in 2003

  1. Britney Spears
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Matrix
  4. Shakira
  5. David Beckham

Top Google News Searches in 2003

  1. Iraq
  2. Laci Peterson
  3. Kobe Bryant
  4. Bertrand Cantat
  5. RIAA

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Top Google Searches in 2002

  1. Spiderman
  2. Shakira
  3. Winter Olympics
  4. World Cup
  5. Avril Lavigne

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Top Google Searches in 2001

  1. Nostradamus
  2. CNN
  3. World Trade Center
  4. Harry Potter
  5. Anthrax

>> See what else was trending in 2001