BTS’ ‘Butter,’ SB19’s 'Mapa,' ‘Squid Game,’ ‘True Beauty’ in top global Google searches in 2021

Published December 8, 2021, 11:32 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

Google has announced the Year in Search 2021, or topics that topped search queries this year.

“Lists are based on search terms that had the highest spike this year as compared to the previous year,” according to Google.

(Clockwise from top left) “Squid Game,” BTS, SB19 and “True Beauty” (Netflix, Big Hit Music, Twitter, tvN)

Globally, Netflix’s “Squid Game,” K-pop superstars BTS’ song “Butter,” the Korean drama “True Beauty” and Pinoy boy band SB19’s “Mapa” are included.

“Squid Game,” Netflix’s biggest show of all time, placed ninth among the top 10 overall trending searches globally in 2021.

It also placed first among the top 10 trending searches for TV shows in the world while the Korean drama “True Beauty,” starring Moon Ga-young, ASTRO’s Cha Eun-woo and Hwang In-youp, took ninth place.

In the top 10 trending searches for songs globally in 2021, SB19’s “Mapa” placed fifth and BTS’ “Butter” took seventh place.

Here are the top search queries globally on Google in 2021:

Overall Trending Searches (Global)

1. Australia vs India

2. India vs England

3. IPL

4. NBA

5. Euro 2021

6. Copa América

7. India vs New Zealand

8. T20 World Cup

9. Squid Game

10. DMX

Songs (Global)

1. drivers license, Olivia Rodrigo

2. MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name), Lil Nas X

3. INDUSTRY BABY, Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow

4. Fancy Like, Walker Hayes

5. MAPA, SB19

6. good 4 u, Olivia Rodrigo

7. Butter, BTS

8. Jalebi Baby, Tesher

9. Wellerman, Nathan Evans

10. Good Days, SZA

TV Shows (Global)

1. Squid Game

2. Bridgerton

3. WandaVision

4. Cobra Kai

5. Loki

6. Sweet Tooth

7. Lupin

8. Ginny and Georgia

9. True Beauty

10. BBB21

Movies (Global)

1. Eternals

2. Black Widow

3. Dune

4. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ring

5. Red Notice

6. Mortal Kombat

7. Cruella

8. Halloween Kills

9. Godzilla vs. Kong

10. Army of the Dead

Actors (Global)

1. Alec Baldwin

2. Pete Davidson

3. Aryan Khan

4. Gina Carano

5. Armie Hammer

6. Carmen Salinas

7. Shehnaaz Gill

8. Elliot Page

9. Dave Chappelle

10. Brenda Song

News (Global)

1. Afghanistan

2. AMC Stock

3. COVID Vaccine

4. Dogecoin

5. GME Stock

6. Stimulus Check

7. Georgia Senate Race

8. Hurricane Ida


10. Ethereum Price


1. Alec Baldwin

2. Kyle Rittenhouse

3. Christian Eriksen

4. Tiger Woods

5. Simone Biles

6. Joe Biden

7. Emma Raducanu

8. Derek Chauvin

9. Henry Ruggs III

10. Pete Davidson