As the year draws to a close, Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, has revealed the year’s top search trends in India and other countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and the United Kingdom.
According to Bing, Lungi Dance featuring Yo Yo Honey Singh from Chennai Express was the most searched song of the year, taking a lead over Party on My Mind, which also features Honey Singh, from Race 2.
Honey Singh who started his career in Punjab with Raj Brar’s Album Rebirth, which proved itself a rebirth for Raj Brar, was a major hit and made Honey Singh familiar with Punjabis because the Kind of music they were listening to and the kind of music Honey Singh was providing, both were distinct from each other.
People in Punjab still croon the catchy starting lines from Honey Singh’s Song ‘Chandigarh de Najareya ne Pateya’ with Raj Brar, ‘lo v Dug Dug Kardiya Bulleta ne aa Gaiya‘.
According to a survey report by NDTV, Honey Singh’s songs are the most played songs on Wedding functions for dance. People love to move on Honey Singh’s Angreji Beats.
Challa from Jab Tak Hai Jaan grabbed 3rd position , Ambarsariya from Fukrey, 4th position and Batmeez Dil from the movie soundtrack of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, 5th position in the list of most searched songs of the year. In the US, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop was the most searched song, followed by Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, Rihanna’s Stay, Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive and Jason Derulo’s The Other Side.
The most searched personality in 2013 was Hindi film actor Salman Khan, followed by actors Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif, and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who recently retired from first class cricket. In the US, the searched personality in 2013, was singer Beyonce, followed by Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Madonna.
The most searched movie title in India was Race 2, followed by Chennai Express, Aashiqui 2, Grand Masti, and Fukrey.
Topping the list of the most searched sportsmen was cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, succeeded by Virat Kohli, Milkha Singh (probably due to the biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag), and cricketers Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh.
The most searched travel destination was Bangalore, followed by Mumbai, Goa, Kolkata and Chennai.
Shreya Ghoshal was the most searched musical artist, taking a lead over Lata Mangeshkar, Sonu Nigam, Kishore Kumar and Kumar Sanu.
The most searched social property on Bing was Facebook, followed by Twitter, Skype, Myspace and WhatsApp.