Few year-end culture lists can inspire more morning-after regret than the ones that provide snapshots of things we've done on the Internet. Remember the day, for instance, your coworkers caught you watching local firehouses doing the "Harlem Shake"? The good news is you weren't alone, as
A collection of moments that make up the last 12 months, Baauer's video sensation enjoyed its peak search month in March, and has steadily fallen since. Its interest today, for instance, is nearly nil.
Google's stats measure global interest from 72 countries. And just because we spent time watching something doesn't mean we purchased it. Baauer's "Harlem Shake," for instance, was not in the top 15 of Apple's bestselling digital downloads on
Rounding out the top 5 of Google's song list is Lorde's "Royals," which has been steadily picking up steam throughout the year, and Adele's
But there's a lot more to peruse in Google's year-end data collection than the most-searched-for songs. The search giant has lists for the most searched concerts -- Thirty Seconds to Mars, which you likely didn't see coming -- and song lyrics ("Thrift Shop").
Below, the top 10 most-searched songs in 2013:
1. Baauer's "Harlem Shake"
2. Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball"
3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop"
4. Lorde's "Royals"
5. Adele's "Skyfall"
6. Jay Z's "Tom Ford"
7. Jay Z's "Holy Grail"
10. Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive"