culture All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up all the pop culture 'things' that defined 2015 and will forever be associated with the year. List includes only nationally relevant trending topics.

2015 was a year full of things that were definitely things. 2015 trends ran the gamut from hashtags to news stories that were on the lips of everyone with Internet access and an opinion. In 2015 we were exposed to viral mind bleepery like ~the dress~ and whatever insane thing Shia LaBeouf was doing on any given day, as well as concepts like gender fluidity and the much maligned man bun. 2015's trending topics were all over the place, because we as a people are all over the place. And as different as we all are, it’s interesting and hopefully inspiring that we’re able to compartmentalize thoughts about Taylor Swift’s #squad and farm to table eating within the confines of our mushy brains. To find out what everyone was talking about in 2015, check out this list of all the things that were a thing in 2015.

If you were to look up trending topics 2015 you wouldn’t be able to find as exhaustive a list of the tweets, thoughts, and news items that everyone was discussing as you would on this list. One of the best things about all of the trending ideas 2015 is that they aren’t all highbrow or lowbrow. The things that were a thing are a wonderful mélange of high minded concepts and Justin Bieber singing at the VMAs, which is just as it should be.

So have your voice heard by voting up the words, phrases, people, and concepts that were the most relevant in 2015. Then add all any other of the things that were a thing in 2015, that aren't already listed.
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Minions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked

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Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked

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Madonna Kissing Drake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Madonna Kissing Drake

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Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked

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3D Printing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
3D Printing

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Donuts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Donuts

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Bingewatching is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Bingewatching

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked

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McDonald's All Day Breakfa... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
McDonald's All Day Breakfast

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Netflix and Chill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Netflix and Chill

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The Dislike Button is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
The Dislike Button

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Pentatonix is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked

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Star Wars Mania is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Star Wars Mania

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Cecil the Lion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Cecil the Lion

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Expectation Vs. Reality is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Expectation Vs. Reality

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Drones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Drones

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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked

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Instagram is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked

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Snapchat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked

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The Hotline Bling Video is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
The Hotline Bling Video

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Pope Francis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked

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Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Fallout 4

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Gender Fluidity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Gender Fluidity

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Man Buns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Man Buns

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Straight Outta Compton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Straight Outta Compton

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Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked

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Deez Nuts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Deez Nuts

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Starbucks Holiday Cups is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Starbucks Holiday Cups

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The Dress is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
The Dress

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''what Are Thooose?'' Vines

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The iPhone 6 Plus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
The iPhone 6 Plus

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Farm to Table is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Farm to Table

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Princess Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Princess Charlotte

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Heart Emoji is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Heart Emoji

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Bye Felicia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Bye Felicia

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Amazon Prime Now is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Amazon Prime Now

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Left Shark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Left Shark

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Jon Stewart Leaving The Daily ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Jon Stewart Leaving The Daily Show

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Pizza Rat is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Pizza Rat

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Fitbit is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Fitbit

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Jared Leto's Joker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Jared Leto's Joker

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked

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Watch Me Whip, Nae Nae

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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked

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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Mr. Robot

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Ranker Video v
Llamas On the Loose

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Selfie Sticks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Selfie Sticks

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Jurassic World, Sexist Blockbu... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Jurassic World, Sexist Blockbuster