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!

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in the Men's 100 meter semifinal on day nine of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images


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)

Kit Harrington
Kit Harrington in 'Game of Thrones.' HBO

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)

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega
Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' David James/Lucas Film

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)

Katy Perry
Katy Perry poses for a portrait backstage with the Twitter mirror at the 28th Annual ARIA Awards. Mark Metcalfe/WireImage


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

Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo
Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo congratulate each other on stage during the Oscars in 2016. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

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

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift during the 58th Grammy Awards in 2016. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images


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

Harry Styles
Harry Styles performs onstage during One Direction's On the Road Again tour in 2015. Kevin Mazur/WireImage


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

J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling attends the Lumos fundraising event she hosted at the Warner Bros. 'Harry Potter' tour in 2013. David M. Benett/Getty Images

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

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton during the U.S. presidential debate with Donald Trump in Las Vegas Oct. 19, 2016. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images


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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