Twitter Reveals Top Trending Topics and Retweets of 2016: Rio Olympics, Pokemon Go and More!

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Tweet, tweet! This year was a roller coaster of emotions, to say the least. Luckily for us, every moment (and hashtag!) unfolded on Twitter and was memorialized by celebrities, politicians, journalists and users across the world.

In honor of the whirlwind that was 2016, the social media platform announced its biggest highlights Tuesday, December 6, with a series of lists including the top trending topics, global retweets, most followed celebrities and more. The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro dominated Twitter's trending topics, followed by the U.S. presidential election and the popular Pokémon Go app. Check out the full lists below!

Top Trending Topics:

1. Rio2016

2. Election2016

3. PokemonGo

4. Euro2016

5. Oscars

6. Brexit

7. BlackLivesMatter

8. Trump

9. RIP

10. GameOfThrones

Top Global Retweets:

1. "LIMONADA" — @Rubiu5

2. "I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22." — @Harry_Styles

3. "To all the little girls watching...never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world." — @HillaryClinton (Post-Election Day concession speech)

Top Trending TV Shows:

1. #GameOfThrones

2. #TheWalkingDead

3. #GreysAnatomy

4. #DescendantsOfTheSun

5. #MasterChefbr (Masterchef Brazil)

6. #OITNB (Orange Is the New Black)

7. #StrangerThings

8. #Empire

9. #TheVoice

10. #BBB16 (Big Brother Brazil)

Top Trending Movies:

1. #StarWars

2. #SuicideSquad

3. #Deadpool

4. #HarryPotter

5. #BatmanvSuperman

6. CaptainAmericaCivilWar

7. #FindingDory

8. #TheRevenant

9. #Zootopia

10. #Ghostbusters

Most Retweets in Movie/TV:

1. "Thank you to the Academy and the incredible cast & crew of #TheRevenant. #Oscars." — @LeoDiCaprio

2. "Wait it's legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days!" — @KimKardashian

3. "Trifecta of smoking power." — @Sethrogen (photo with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa)

Most Followed Celebrities:

1. Katy Perry

2. Justin Bieber

3. Taylor Swift

4. Rihanna

5. Lady Gaga

6. Ellen DeGeneres

7. Justin Timberlake

8. Kim Kardashian

9. Britney Spears

10. Selena Gomez

Top Trending Awards Shows:

1. #Oscars

2. #Grammys

3. #VMAs

4. #TeenChoice

5. #KCA

6. #iHeartAwards

7. #GoldenGlobes

8. #BBMAs

9. #Emmys

10. #BETAwards

Top Trending Artists:

1. #Exo

2. #Jimin

3. #Prince

4. #JustinBieber

5. #DavidBowie

6. #OneDirection

7. #Bambam

8. #Beyonce

9. #Jin

10. #Jungkook

Top Trending Topics in Music:

1. #Grammys

2. #VMAs

3. #MannequinChallenge

4. #SoGoneChallenge

5. #FreeKesha

6. #Views

7. #iHeartAwards

8. #Lemonade

9. #RIPChristina [Grimmie]

10. #Exo

Most Retweets in Music:

1. "I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22." — @Harry_Styles

2. "Meet my little lad, Freddie." — @Louis_Tomlinson

3. "I'm pleased to say my baby son was born yesterday :) He is healthy and pretty amazing :) I'm very happy!!" — @Louis_Tomlinson

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Top Trending Challenges:

1. #MannequinChallenge

2. #SoGoneChallenge

3. #RunningManChallenge

4. #HuhChallenge

5. #TrustFallChallenge

Most Retweets in Authors:

1. "There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman's death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man." — @jk_rowling

2. "My newest horror story: Once upon a time there was a man named Donald Trump, and he ran for president. Some people wanted him to win." — @StephenKing

3. "My thoughts are with Rima and the rest of Alan's family. We have all lost a great talent. They have lost part of their hearts." — @jk_rowling

Top Trends in News and Politics:

1. Election2016

2. Brexit

3. BlackLivesMatter

4. LoveIsLove

5. PrayForOrlando

6. AltonSterling

7. InternationalWomenDay

8. PanamaPapers

9. PrayForNice

10. Turkey

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