Bing’s Most Searched Songs of 2013 (Video)

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When Bing first started out as Live Search it used to have a search service called xRank.  xRank kept track of notable celebrities, musicians, politicians, etc. and ranked them in order of popularity from Bing search query results. Microsoft shut that service down in 2010.  However, like Google Microsoft still publishes results of some of the most popular searches at the end of each year.  Here are the most popular songs by country.

Our condolences from Microsoft-News to those of you mourning Nelson Mandela, may music set your soul free.

USA’s most searched songs

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also scored number one position in the USA with their hit Thrift Shop.

1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop

2. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines

3.  Rihanna – Stay

4.  Imagine Dragons – Radioactive

5.  Jason Derulo – The Other Side

6.  Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man

7.  Justin Timberlake – Mirrors

8.  Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop

9.  P!nk – Just Give Me A Reason

10.  One Direction – Best Song Ever

UK’s most searched songs

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were Binged most in the UK with their song Thrift Shop.

    1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop
    2. Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – Blurred Lines
    3. Florida Georgia Line – Cruise

      1. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers  – Get Lucky

    1. Avicii – Wake Me Up

    1. Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
    2. Katy Perry – Roar

  1. Rihanna – Stay
  2. Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
  3. Labrinth and Emeli Sandé – Beneath Your Beautiful

Spain’s most searched songs

With his catchy melody and dance routines, PSY’s Gangnam Style was the most searched for song in Spain in 2013.

    1. PSY – Gangnam Style

    1. Dani Martin – Cero
    2. Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera – Feel This Moment

  1. Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – Blurred Lines
  2. Avicii – Wake Me Up
  3. Yandar & Yostin Feat. Andy Rivera – Te Pintaron Pajaritos
  4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop
  5. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers – Get Lucky
  6. One Direction – Kiss You
  7. Rihanna – Stay

Japan’s most searched songs

South Korean boy group Shinee topped the list in Japan.

  1. SHINee – Fire
  2. Generations from Exile Tribe – Love You More
  3. D-LITE from BigBand – I Love You
  4. Kyoko Koizumi –  Shiosai No Memory
  5. AKB 48 – Koi Suru Fortune Cookie
  6. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Ninja Re Bang
  7. Funky Monkey Babys – Arigato
  8. Gold Rush – Diamond
  9. Yumi Arai – Hiko-ki Gumo
  10. Hey! Say! JUMP – Come On A My House

Italy’s most searched songs

Female solo artists Mariah Carey and P!nk were searched for most by Italian Bing users.

    1. Mariah Carey – #Beautiful

    1. P!nk feat. Nate Ruess – Just Give Me a Reason
    2. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers – Get Lucky
    3. Avicii – Wake Me Up
    4. Lorde – Royals

    1. Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith – La La La
    2. Empire of the Sun – Alive

    1. Will.i.am feat. Justin Bieber – That Power
    2. Chris Malinchak – Good to Me

  1. Jovanotti – Ti Porto Via Con Me

India’s most searched songs

2013’s newly released movies and their theme tunes were searched for most in India, as number one and two slots show.

  1. Lungi Dance – Chennai Express
  2. Party On My Mind – Race 2
  3. Challa – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  4. Ambarsariya – Fukrey
  5. Batmeez Dil – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
  6. Gulabi – Shuddh Desi Romance
  7. Tum Tak – Raanjhanaa
  8. Zinda – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
  9. Dil Tu Hi Bata – Krrish 3
  10. Boom Bomm – Ajab Gazab Love

Germany’s most searched songs

Upbeat and catchy songs such as PSY and Avicii were searched for the most in Germany.

    1. PSY – Gangnam Style
    2. Avicii – Wake Me Up
    3. Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – Blurred Lines
    4. Passenger – Let Her Go

    1. Rihanna – Diamonds

    1. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
    2. Will.i.am featuring Britney Spears – Scream & Shout
    3. Cro – Whatever

    1. Pink – Just Give Me A Reason
    2. Klingande – Jubel

France’s most searched songs

France loved tunes with recognisable dance moves this year, as Baauer’s Harlem Shake was the most searched for song, followed by PSY’s Gangnam Style on number three.

    1. Baauer – Harlem Shake

    1. Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man
    2. PSY – Gangnam Style
    3. Maude – Love Is What You Make of It

    1. Mylène Farmer – Monkey Me
    2. Britney Spears – Circus
    3. Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
    4. Stromae – Formidable
    5. Lady Gaga – Do What You Want

  1. Jason Derulo – Talk Dirty

China’s most searched songs

Chinese duo Phoenix Legend combine folk with rap and hip hop elements.

  1. Phoenix Legend – Moon Light over the  Lotus Pond
  2. Faye Wong – Sky
  3. Phoenix Legend – Coolest Ethnic
  4. Qu Wanting – In My Song
  5. Yu Quan – Old Boy
  6. Song Dongye – Miss Dong
  7. A Mei – As Early as Possible
  8. Beyond – Boundless
  9. Wang Lin – Can’t Afford to Hurt
  10. Xiao Huangqi – You’re My Eyes

Canada’s most searched songs

Canada’s number one was this year’s phenomenon Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke.

  1. Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – Blurred Lines
  2. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop
  4. Florida Georgia Line – Cruise
  5. Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
  6. Katy Perry – Roar
  7. Demi Levato – Heart Attack
  8. Lorde – Royals
  9. Avicii – Wake Me Up
  10. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell – Get Lucky

Brazil’s most searched songs

Brazilian pop-star Anitta was searched most on Bing in 2013, and her single Show das Poderosas was the most viewed video on YouTube in May, with over 65 million views.

  1. Anitta – Show das Poderosas
  2. Luan Santana – Te Esperando
  3. Pollo – Vagalumes
  4. PSY – Gangnam Style
  5. Naldo Benny – Amor de Chocolate

Australia’s most searched songs

Blurred Lines was Australia’s most searched song of 2013. Katy Perry bagged second position and also managed to feature again at number six.

    1. Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – Blurred Lines
    2. Katy Perry – Roar
    3. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
    4. Lorde – Royals
    5. Lady Gaga – Applause
    6. Katy Perry – Dark Horse
    7. One Republic – Something I Need
    8. Britney Spears – Work B**ch
    9. Drake – Hold On We’re Going Home

  1. Lana Del Ray – Young and Beautiful

I would say Microsoft’s favorite song this year was Brave by Sara Bareilles, it was used in many of their commercials. Also a fitting theme for the company and their re-org:

Personally, I was disappointed for the lack of love for Selena Gomez

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Taylor Swift, I always think of the goat when I hear this song

My favorite song about two lesbians committing suicide:

Timber

and my girl Miley Cyrus most underrated song of this year:

And of course a link to Emily Ratajkowski’s Instagram:  http://instagram.com/emrata/#

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Source: Bing Blog



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Suril is a scientist, journalist and obsessive Microsoft observer. He holds an advanced degree in Biotechnology with minors in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology. Send him tips on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/surilamin

  • Bugbog

    Whilst I applaud the Bing Listings, the last part almost marred the whole post! :D

    • http://twitter.com/surilamin surilamin

      Which part didn’t you like Bugbog?

      • Bugbog

        That you keep trying to get us to listen to Selena Gomez! :D

        • http://twitter.com/surilamin surilamin

          hahahaha lol