Twitter Unveils The Most Popular Tweets & Trending Topics For 2016!


Another year, another endless current of commentary and communication from the 300-plus million users on


Between the Rio Olympics, the presidential election, and Game Of Thrones, there was much to discuss in the digital zeitgeist — but which of the many topics trended the most?

Twitter just released the top trending topics and most popular tweets for 2016, giving an overview of the most talked about moments and movements over the past 12 months.

Aside from registering as the top TV show of the year, #GameofThrones came in at No. 10 on the top-trending topics worldwide. Star Wars earned the No. 1 spot in the top movies category, benefiting from the late 2015 release of The Force Awakens and this month’s release, Rogue One.

While President-elect Donald Trump managed to become the No. 8 worldwide trending topic, it was Hillary Clinton who had one of the most retweeted posts of the year!

Clinton’s post-election defeat tweet was the third most retweeted in 2016, following Harry Styles‘s birthday tweet quoting Taylor Swift‘s 22 coming in at No. 2.

The No. 1 retweeted post was from Spanish YouTube star and gamer Rubén Doblas Gundersen, whose "limonada" tweet was retweeted 1.38 million times after he promised prizes to fans who shared it. Hey, all’s fair in love and social media!

Ch-ch-check out the top retweeted tweets and ALL the top trending topics of 2016 (below)!!

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22.
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) February 1, 2016

"To all the little girls watching…never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world."
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016

Thank you to the Academy and the incredible cast & crew of #TheRevenant. #Oscars
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) February 29, 2016

Wait it’s legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days! 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 17, 2016

Top Trending Topics Worldwide:
1. Rio2016
2. Election2016
3. PokemonGo
4. Euro2016
5. Oscars
6. Brexit
7. BlackLivesMatter
8. Trump
9. RIP
10. GameOfThrones

Top Trending Movies
1. Star Wars (Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
2. Suicide Squad
3. Deadpool
4. Harry Potter (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
5. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
6. Captain America: Civil War
7. Finding Dory
8. The Revenant
9. Zootopia
10. Ghostbusters

Top Trending TV Shows
1. Game Of Thrones
2. The Walking Dead
3. Grey’s Anatomy
4. Descendants of the Sun
5. MasterChef Brasil
6. Orange is the New Black
7. Stranger Things
8. Empire
9. The Voice
10. Big Brother Brasil

Top-Trending Award Shows
1. #Oscars
2. #Grammys
3. MTV’s #VMAs
4. #TeenChoice
5. Nickelodeon’s #Kca
6. #IHeartAwards
7. #GoldenGlobes
8. #BBMAs (Billboard)
9. #Emmys
10. #BETAwards

Which topics did YOU tweet about??