TREND ALERT! November/December 2018

Every couple of months or so, we will provide you with a list of current trends you may want to be aware of as a parent.

Here is a list of “Top 5s” for November and December, with links to the original location of the information, if you have the time and would like to do more research.

Movies (According to Rotten Tomatoes)

  1. The Grinch (PG)
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody (PG 13)
  3. Overlord (R)
  4. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG)
  5. A Star is Born (R)

Songs (According to Billboard, Hot 100)

  1. Thank U, Next” – Ariana Grande
  2. “Girls Like You” – Maroon 5 and Cardi B (7 weeks at #1)
  3. “Sicko Mode” – Travis Scott
  4. “Happier” – Marshmello & Bastille
  5. “Lucid Dreams”- Juice WRLD

Most Downloaded Songs (According to Official Charts)

  1. “Thank You, Next”– Ariana Grande
  2. “Shallow” – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
  3. “Polaroid” – Jonas Blue, Liam Payne, Lennon
  4. “Woman Like Me” – Little Mix and Nicki Minaj
  5. “A Million Dreams” – Pink

Broadcast TV Shows (According to Nielsen)

  1. NBC Sunday Night Football
  2. Fox Thursday Night Football
  3. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kickoff
  4. The Big Bang Theory
  5. NCIS

TV Shows on Social Media (According to Nielsen)

  1. WWE Monday Night Raw (USA)
  2. WWE SmackDown! (USA)
  3. The Walking Dead (AMC)
  4. Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (MTV)
  5. Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

Video Games Bought for Console and PC (According to Nielsen)

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2
  2. Fallout 76
  3. FIFA 19
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  5. Marvel’s Spiderman (PS4)

YouTube Videos (According to YouTube)

  1. “Vocal Coach Reaction to Little Mix- Woman Like Me” – Tristan Paredes
  2. “The Best Friends Challenge with Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel” – Jimmy Fallon
  3. “Hozier – Sorry Not Sorry, Demi Lovato Cover” – BBC Radio
  4. “Learning German in 3 Days” – Damon and Jo
  5. “Katie Goes Viral” – College Humor

Free iTunes Apps (

  1. TikTok: Real Short Videos
  2. YouTube
  3. Instagram
  4. Snapchat
  5. Messenger

Paid iTunes Apps (

  1. Facetunes
  2. Camera+2
  3. Hot Schedules
  4. Toca Life: Neighborhood
  5. PlantSnap Plant Identification