In the United States, people were interested in learning new things, asking the reliable sage Google things about memes, games, and geopolitical conflicts.
Just wait and see, when Donald Trump find out he's all the way down at number eight he'll have a tweetstorm about "Failing Google." It's likely he's so low on the list because his fans might not want to have too much information as not to ruin their post-fact love affair with him.
A lot of people asked Google direct questions like its Ask Jeeves.
When it comes to specific people, everyone was curious about politicians, athletes, and one particular murderer.
When it came to songs, people were slaying to "Formation," crying to "Purple Rain," and standing very, very still for "Black Beatles," the official Mannequin Challenge soundtrack.
According to the Year in Search, people in the United States had very strange, very specific questions about dogs.
(And yes, Goofy is a dog, even though he gets to wear clothes, unlike Pluto! Must be a different breed kind of thing)
Overall, in the whole wide world with the Whole Wide Web, people were geeking out to superhero movies, Leonardo DiCaprio's pursuit by a bear, and animated features.
Netflix appears to be bringing the whole world together, as half as the internationally most searched shows were Netflix Originals. The nostalgic charms of Stranger Things know no borders.
Read the rest of the stats and searches in other countries at Google Year in Search.
Or just, you know, Google it.