It’s Taylor Swift’s birthday! And while we couldn’t be more proud of our homegrown icon, Swift continues to rack in the accolades. Everyone’s favorite search engine, Google, recently celebrated 25 years in existence. To celebrate, Google provided a look back at individuals who dominated trending topic searches over the years. Taylor Swift claimed the title for the most searched songwriter in Google history.
A Swift Year Of Success
It has been quite the year for Swift. The singer’s hugely-successful Eras tour is the highest-grossing tour of all time. Comparatively, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour film is the highest-grossing concert film of all time.
Notably, Swift’s tour has directly boosted the U.S. economy, generating a staggering $5 billion in consumer spending.
Indeed, Swift’s undeniable star power is exactly why she was crowned Time’s Person Of The Year for 2023.
Taylor Swift & Google
While Taylor Swift was the most searched songwriter in Google history many Swifties were perplexed as to why the singer did not grace Google’s 2023 year-in-review trending list. After all, her beau Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs appears on lists of most searched athletes and the most searched people in general (no doubt thanks to Swift).
Google spokesperson Collette Garcia offered a simple explanation.
“Top trending lists make for more colorful and interesting data pulls and are generally better at identifying what people were curious about in 2023 relative to 2022,” Garcia told Gizmodo.com. “The ‘trending’ queries are the searches that had a high spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2023 as compared to 2022. Taylor Swift is someone who consistently has a high amount of Search interest, not someone who had a big spike in 2023 as compared to 2022.”
So, in other words Taylor Swift would have been a predictable choice. After all, it has been a swift year of success and elevation for the star. We’re sure she doesn’t have any bad blood with Google over it.
Happy Birthday Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift turns 34 today! Swift is many things, including a singer, songwriter, activist, Greater Philadelphia native, and cat mom. To celebrate Swift’s birthday, the Pennsylvania SPCA is getting in on the #TaylorSwiftChallenge by asking fans to donate $13 to their local animal shelter of their choice on Wednesday, December 13th, 2023.
For those looking for a festive way to celebrate the star’s birthday, there’s a Birth-Tay Dance Party going down tonight at The Dolphin Tavern. All Swifties are welcomed. You can find out more and purchase tickets here.
Happy Birthday Taylor Swift!