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All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked

Updated May 6, 2018 62.7k votes 1.9k voters 15.6k views56 items

List RulesVote 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.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

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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    2,412
    428

    The Solar Eclipse

  • 2
    1,572
    723

    #MeToo

  • 3
    816
    350

    Therapy Dogs After The Las Vegas Shooting

  • 4
    1,509
    707
  • 5
    1,220
    644
  • 6
    1,178
    661

    The 2017 Woman's March

  • 7
    1,374
    789

    Alec Baldwin's Trump Impression

  • 8
    1,521
    895
  • 9
    1,144
    795

    United Airlines Dragging People Off Of Planes

  • 10
    850
    587

    Sean Spicer/Melissa McCarthy

  • 11
    706
    481

    The Ice Dragon From Game Of Thrones

  • 12
    1,020
    780

    It

  • 13
    113
    65
  • 14
    674
    563

    The Travel Ban

  • 15
    758
    641

    Eminem's Donald Trump Rap

  • 16
    706
    609

    The Mayweather/McGregor Fight

  • 17
    658
    582

    Warren Beatty Announcing The Wrong Best Picture Winner At The Oscars

  • 18
    627
    569

    Jim Carrey Just Getting Crazier and Crazier

  • 19
    545
    495

    Eleven's Curly Hair

  • 20
    962
    902

    Covfefe

  • 21
    711
    661

    John McCain's Healthcare Vote

  • 22
    593
    560
  • 23
    836
    804

    The Russians

  • 24
    111
    82
  • 25
    541
    531

    Despacito

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