lifestyle news All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked  

Elise Hennigan
November 29, 2017 17.6k votes 1.2k voters 2.0k views 51 items Embed

List Rules Vote up all the pop culture 'things' that defined 2017 and will forever be associated with the year, whether you liked them or not. List includes only nationally relevant trending topics.

2017's trending topics ranged from cutesy food trends, to intellectually serious social movements, to silly diversions that served as distractions from the US political landscape. This collection tries to steer clear of politics, but as the year started with Donald J. Trump swearing into the office of the president, politics carried over into 2017 pop culture quite a bit. 

Government affairs aside, at least the first family is entertaining to watch. Whatever your political leaning, you probably got a kick out of SNL's many impressions this year, from Alec Baldwin's Trump to Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer. And maybe you also let yourself feel bad that Melania Trump looks so sad all the time. The Kardashians, our other first family, continued to influence teens with beauty trends like contouring and fashion trends like athlesiure wear.  We all got a good laugh at Kendall Jenner's out-of-touch Pepsi commercial, too.

There were great new TV shows, and huge plot twists in long-running television series. Everyone went nuts for the solar eclipse. Millennials were told to cut back on avocado toast so that they could buy houses and everyone continued to love the color pink. What were some of the memorable things that you cared about in 2017? Vote up all of the 2017 news trends that you remember talking about with your friends and add any to the list that were missed.

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The Solar Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
The Solar Eclipse

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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked

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#MeToo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
#MeToo

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Alec Baldwin's Trump Impressio... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Alec Baldwin's Trump Impression

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Colin Kaepernick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked

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Meghan Markle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked

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The 2017 Woman's March is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
The 2017 Woman's March

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Therapy Dogs After The Las Veg... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Therapy Dogs After The Las Vegas Shooting

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Sean Spicer/Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Sean Spicer/Melissa McCarthy

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It is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
It

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United Airlines Dragging Peopl... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
United Airlines Dragging People Off Of Planes

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The Ice Dragon From Game Of Th... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
The Ice Dragon From Game Of Thrones

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Eminem's Donald Trump Rap is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Eminem's Donald Trump Rap

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John McCain's Healthcare Vote is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
John McCain's Healthcare Vote

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Eleven's Curly Hair is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Eleven's Curly Hair

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The Mayweather/McGregor Fight is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
The Mayweather/McGregor Fight

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Jim Carrey Just Getting Crazie... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Jim Carrey Just Getting Crazier and Crazier

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Covfefe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Covfefe

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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked

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The Russians is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
The Russians

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Despacito is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Colby Dudal added Despacito Song

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The Travel Ban is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
The Travel Ban

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Warren Beatty Announcing The W... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Warren Beatty Announcing The Wrong Best Picture Winner At The Oscars

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Fenty Beauty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Fenty Beauty

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Ed Sheeran On Game Of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Ed Sheeran On Game Of Thrones

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Fidget Spinners is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Fidget Spinners

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Minimalism is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Minimalism

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Beyonce's Pregnancy Announ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Beyonce's Pregnancy Announcement On Instagram

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Snapchat's Dancing Hot Dog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Snapchat's Dancing Hot Dog

Meet The Kick*ss Women Rocking Hirsutism - A Condition Causing Excessive Hair 50 People Having Worse Days Than You

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Unicorn Frappuccino is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Unicorn Frappuccino

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Sad Melania is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Sad Melania

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Kathy Griffin Holding Trump... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Kathy Griffin Holding Trump's Head

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Contouring is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Contouring

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Richard Simmons is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked

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"Look What You Made Me Do"

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Alexa, Buy Whole Foods is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Alexa, Buy Whole Foods

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They're Good Dogs Brent is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
They're Good Dogs Brent

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#GoldenShowers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
#GoldenShowers

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The Chris Pratt And Anna Faris... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
The Chris Pratt And Anna Faris Split

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Chris Christie on a Closed Bea... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Chris Christie on a Closed Beach

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Millennial Pink is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Millennial Pink

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S-Town is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
S-Town

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Smashing Keurig Machines is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Smashing Keurig Machines

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Athleisure Wear is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Athleisure Wear

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Hygge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Hygge

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Cloud Eggs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Cloud Eggs

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The Kendall Jenner Pepsi Comme... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
The Kendall Jenner Pepsi Commercial

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Cutting Back On Avocado Toast is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Cutting Back On Avocado Toast

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Betsy DeVos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked

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Pompoms On Shoes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Pompoms On Shoes