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20 December 2017, 11:33
2017: officially the best year for pop anthems & rap collaborations.
When you hear a new jam on the radio, 9 times out of 10 you'll whip out your phone, punch in the name of the tune and voila, there you have that epic new Bieber track or a Camila Cabello classic. Well, it turns out the top 10 most searched tunes are all legit bangers.
Enjoy Google's top 10 most searched songs in this handy playlist (don't say we don't treat you).
Does it surprise you? Justin Bieber jumped on the remix of 'Despacito' and the track went absolutely NUCLEAR! With an incredible 11 weeks at No.1 it was pretty nailed on that this would be the most searched tune of the year.
Ed's 2017 comeback answered the prayers of millions of #Sheerios all over the world with 'Shape Of You' gaining the most attention along with 'Castle On The Hill'.
It only makes sense doesn't it. Yup, 2 out of 10 of the most Googled tracks of 2017 come from the flame-haired maestro Ed Sheeran and his his loving ballad is straight in at No.3.
Camila Cabello's lead single from her debut solo album took the world by storm. With its Cuban vibe and a feature from 2017's hottest rapper Young Thug, it was ALWAYS destined for greatness.
Now THIS is how you make your long awaited return to music. Taylor's 'Look What You made Me Do' broke records all over the place. On YouTube, the video has reached an eye watering 785 MILLION before the end of 2017.
Kendrick. The man. The legend. The rapper everyone can't get enough of. If there's one thing Kendrick shouldn't be humble about is the fact he's got the 6th most searched song of the last 12 months. Wow.
Bruno Mars + Zendaya + one of the sexiest singles ever written = the perfect combination & a LOT of Google searches.
The Chainsmokers' 'Closer' ends up as the only dance anthem to make the top 10. Partnering up with the sensational Halsey on vocals, the collaboration helped shoot the duo into megastardom.
The undeniable rap single of the year went 4X platinum over in the U.S and has one of the most instantly recognisable choruses ever written.
As you can now see, rap music is starting to become a serious contender when it comes to the most loved genre of music. With 'Rockstar', 'HUMBLE.' and 'Bad & Boujee' all taking places in the top 10, 2018 might finally be the year that pop music gets pushed off of its perch!