BTS online concert, ‘Dynamite,’ ‘Parasite’ among Google’s top trending searches in 2020

BTS (top) and “Parasite” (Twitter, CJ, Barunson, KOFIC)

K-pop superstars BTS’ online concert and song “Dynamite,” and the Oscar winning Korean film “Parasite” were among Google’s top trending searches globally in 2020.

Google has released the lists of the Year in Search 2020, which were “based on search terms that had the highest spike this year as compared to the previous year.”

In the top trending searches for concerts globally, “BTS online concert” placed fifth. The idol group held the “Bang Bang Con: The Live” on June 14 followed by “Map of the Soul ON:E” on Oct. 10 and 11. Here are the top 10:

Concerts (Global)

  1. Together At Home concert
  2. Fire Fight Australia concert
  3. Garth Brooks drive in concert
  4. Travis Scott Fortnite concert
  5. BTS online concert
  6. iHeartRadio concert
  7. Andrea Bocelli concert
  8. Elton John concert
  9. Meerkat Music Take That concert
  10. Metallica drive in concert

Under the global list for lyrics, “Dynamite” bagged fifth place. The 10 top trending searches for the category this year are:

Lyrics (Global)

  1. WAP
  2. Savage Love
  3. GOOBA
  4. Skechers
  5. Dynamite
  6. Aisyah Istri Rasulullah
  7. No Time To Die
  8. Safaera
  9. Dalan Liyane
  10. What's Poppin

The 2020 Oscar best picture “Parasite” by director Bong Joon-ho topped the ranking for top trending searches for movies in 2020.

Movies (Global)

  1. Parasite
  2. 1917
  3. Black Panther
  4. 365 Dni
  5. Contagion
  6. Tenet
  7. Enola Holmes
  8. Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey
  9. Mulan
  10. Jojo Rabbit

In South Korea, “Itaewon Class” placed first on Google’s top trending searches for drama and entertainment shows. The top 10 are:

Drama/Entertainment (South Korea)

  1. Itaewon Class
  2. Crash Landing on You
  3. Word of the Married
  4. Hot Stove League
  5. Dr. Romantic 2
  6. New Journey to the West
  7. Kingdom Season 2
  8. Extracurricular
  9. The Tale of a Gumiho
  10. Hospital Playlist

“Parasite” also became No. 1 on the top trending searches for movies in South Korea in 2020. The top 10 are:

Movies (South Korea)

  1. Parasite
  2. Frozen 2
  3. Peninsula
  4. Tenet
  5. The Man Standing Next
  6. Start-up (2019 film)
  7. Alive
  8. Ashfall
  9. Honest Candidate
  10. 1917

In the overall top trending searches in South Korea in 2020, “Itaewon Class” placed fourth while comedian Park Ji-sun, who died on Nov. 2, was in ninth place. The top 10 are:

Overall (South Korea)

  1. COVID-19
  2. US presidential election
  3. Tesla stock price
  4. Itaewon Class
  5. Park Won-soon
  6. Nth room
  7. 21st National Assembly election
  8. COVID-19 prevention
  9. Park Ji-sun
  10. Valorant (video game)