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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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Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Madonna Kissing Drake
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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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Ariana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
RyanSilva added Ariana
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Bingewatching is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Bingewatching
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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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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
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The Dislike Button is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
The Dislike Button
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Cecil the Lion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Cecil the Lion
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Star Wars Mania is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Star Wars Mania
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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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Pentatonix is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
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Drones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Drones
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Ranker Video
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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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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
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Snapchat is listed (or ranked) 21 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) 22 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
The Hotline Bling Video
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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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Pope Francis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
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Gender Fluidity is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All of the Things That Were a Thing in 2015, Ranked
Gender Fluidity