Facebook has unveiled its Year in Review – a look back at the moments of 2015 that moved and inspired us to take action.

Together, the lists paint a picture of what the world was talking about in 2015 – from politics to sporting events to some of the toughest issues facing the world today.

Highlights from our 2015 lists include:

  • The UK General Election was the most talked-about topic in the UK, followed by the Labour Leadership Election and the November 13 attacks in Paris.
  • Globally, the US presidential election was the most talked-about topic, with nearly a year to go to Election Day. The November 13 attacks in Paris, the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis, theNepal earthquakes and the Greek debt crisis followed. The full list can be seen here:
  • Ed Sheeran topped the list of most talked-about entertainers, followed by Taylor Swift at #2, Kanye West at #3, Nicky Jam at #4, and Wiz Khalifa rounding out the top 5.
  • Game of Thrones ruled the small screen as the most talked-about TV show, while Star Wars: The Force Awakens led the list of most talked-about movies.
  • Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao were the most talked-about athletes of the year following their highly watched fight in May.
  • Clash of Kings, a new RTS RPG multiplayer war game developed by ELEX, was Facebook’s Game of the Year, as it achieved chart-topping success on both web and mobile with more than 70 million players worldwide.

Facebook: 2015 Year in Review Lists

Topics UK  

  1. UK General Election
    2. Labour Leadership Election
    3. Paris Terrorist Attacks
    4. Syrian Civil War & Refugee Crisis
    5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    6. Jeremy Clarkson firing
    7. Rugby World Cup
    8. Mayweather/Pacquiao fight
    9. Glastonbury Festival
    10. Nepal Earthquakes

Places UK

  1. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
    2. Madame Tussauds London
    3. The 02
    4. Official LEGOLAND Windsor
    5. Wembley Stadium
    6. The Official London Eye
    7. Natural History Museum, London
    8. British Museum
    9. Chester Zoo
    10. Tower Bridge

Topics (Global)

  1. US Presidential Election
  2. November 13 Attacks in Paris
  3. Syrian Civil War & Refugee Crisis
  4. Nepal Earthquakes
  5. Greek Debt Crisis
  6. Marriage Equality
  7. Fight Against ISIS
  8. Charlie Hebdo Attack
  9. Baltimore Protests
  10. Charleston Shooting & Flag Debate

Entertainers (Global)

  1. Ed Sheeran
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Kanye West
  4. Nicky Jam
  5. Wiz Khalifa
  6. Drake
  7. Pitbull
  8. Caitlyn Jenner
  9. The Weeknd
  10. Shakira

TV Shows (Global)

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. The Walking Dead
  3. The Daily Show
  4. Saturday Night Live
  5. WWE Raw
  6. The Simpsons
  7. 19 Kids and Counting
  8. Grey’s Anatomy
  9. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  10. Orange is the New Black

Movies (Global)

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  2. Furious 7
  3. Jurassic World
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  5. American Sniper
  6. Straight Outta Compton
  7. Fifty Shades of Grey
  8. Mad Max: Fury Road
  9. Magic Mike XXL
  10. Pitch Perfect 2

Athletes (Global)

  1. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
  2. Manny Pacquiao
  3. Ronda Rousey
  4. Lionel Messi
  5. Cristiano Ronaldo
  6. Tom Brady
  7. Stephen Curry
  8. LeBron James
  9. Serena Williams
  10. Carlos Tevez

Politicians (Global)

  1. Barack Obama
  2. Donald Trump
  3. Dilma Rousseff
  4. Hillary Clinton
  5. Bernie Sanders
  6. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
  7. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
  8. Muhammadu Buhari
  9. Narendra Modi
  10. Benjamin Netanyahu

Places (Top 20 Global)

*Based on check-in data rather than conversation data

  1. Disney Properties
  2. Universal Studios Properties
  3. Times Square, New York City
  4. Eiffel Tower
  5. Niagara Falls
  6. Siam Paragon
  7. Grand Canyon National Park
  8. Yosemite National Park
  9. The Louvre
  10. Central Park
  11. Beto Carrero World
  12. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
  13. Gardens by the Bay
  14. Marina Bay Sands
  15. Ibirapuera Park
  16. Hollywood Walk of Fame
  17. Madison Square Garden
  18. Santa Monica Pier
  19. Camp Nou
  20. Expo Milano 2015

New Games (Global)

  1. FIFA 15
  2. Fallout Shelter & Fallout 4
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  4. Mortal Kombat X
  5. Batman: Arkham Knight
  6. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  7. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  8. Dying Light
  9. Star Wars: Battlefront
  10. Halo 5: Guardians

New Sticker Packs UK 

  1. Minions
    2. Biscuit in Love
    3. Dance Party
    4. Bigli Migli
    5. Boo and Buddy
    6. SpongeBob
    7. Shaun the Sheep
    8. The Peanuts Movie
    9. Naughty Foods
    10. Rilakkuma

New Sticker Packs (Global)

  1. Biscuit in Love
  2. Minions
  3. Bigli Migli
  4. Dance Party
  5. Hello Brown
  6. MiM on the Move
  7. Rilakkuma
  8. The GaMERCaT
  9. The Peanuts Movie
  10. Inside Out

As the year draws to a close, we remember what brought us together in 2015, and look forward the connections we’ll make in 2016.

Posted by Facebook on Tuesday, 8 December 2015


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