culture All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked  

Elise Hennigan
November 29, 2017 23.1k votes 1.5k voters 6.6k views 57 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

Conspiracy Theories You Think Will Be A Thing In 2017 The Conspiracy Theories You Believe Are True

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547 241
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked

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546 250
#MeToo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
#MeToo

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505 263
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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560 307
Colin Kaepernick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked

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424 224
Meghan Markle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked

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Therapy Dogs After The Las Veg... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Therapy Dogs After The Las Vegas Shooting

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410 231
The 2017 Woman's March is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
The 2017 Woman's March

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424 284
United Airlines Dragging Peopl... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
United Airlines Dragging People Off Of Planes

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306 199
Sean Spicer/Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Sean Spicer/Melissa McCarthy

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251 149
The Ice Dragon From Game Of Th... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
The Ice Dragon From Game Of Thrones

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368 274
It is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
It

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283 210
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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267 225
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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253 211
The Mayweather/McGregor Fight is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
The Mayweather/McGregor Fight

The Things Everyone (Including You) Googled in 2017 Zoo Attacks: 17 Idiots Who Climbed the Fence at the Zoo

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351 328
Covfefe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Covfefe

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198 165
Eleven's Curly Hair is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Eleven's Curly Hair

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Jim Carrey Just Getting Crazie... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Jim Carrey Just Getting Crazier and Crazier

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

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The Travel Ban is listed (or ranked) 20 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) 21 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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208 201
The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked

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185 181
Despacito is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Colby Dudal added Despacito Song

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348 417
Fidget Spinners is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Fidget Spinners

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163 167
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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156 190
Fenty Beauty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Fenty Beauty

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167 221
Snapchat's Dancing Hot Dog is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Snapchat's Dancing Hot Dog

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203 278
Unicorn Frappuccino is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Unicorn Frappuccino

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117 144
Minimalism is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Minimalism

Weird Things About Going Home for the Holidays, Ranked The Best Qualities in a Woman

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202 277
Beyonce's Pregnancy Announ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Beyonce's Pregnancy Announcement On Instagram

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225 314
Kathy Griffin Holding Trump... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Kathy Griffin Holding Trump's Head

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193 277
Sad Melania is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Sad Melania

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183 276
Contouring is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Contouring

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133 202
"Look What You Made Me Do"

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117 188
Richard Simmons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked

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92 154
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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31 47
The Floor is Lava Challenge is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Joseph Tandyo added The Floor is Lava Challenge

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67 127
They're Good Dogs Brent is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
They're Good Dogs Brent

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Shooting Stars is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Joseph Tandyo added Shooting Stars

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The Chris Pratt And Anna Faris... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
The Chris Pratt And Anna Faris Split

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94 209
Chris Christie on a Closed Bea... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Chris Christie on a Closed Beach

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19 55
I Phone X is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Joseph Tandyo added I Phone X

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91 218
#GoldenShowers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
#GoldenShowers

Important Things Planned Parenthood Does Besides Abortions, Ranked By You The Best Scary Movies Based on True Stories

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

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10 49
Salt Bae is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Joseph Tandyo added Salt Bae

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60 186
Cutting Back On Avocado Toast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Cutting Back On Avocado Toast

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39 133
Hygge is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Hygge

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62 194
Smashing Keurig Machines is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
Smashing Keurig Machines

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The Kendall Jenner Pepsi Comme... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list All the Things That Were a Thing in 2017, Ranked
The Kendall Jenner Pepsi Commercial

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