Election, Olympics and Pokemon Go Top Twitter Trends of the Year

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#Trump ranked No. 8 in top 10 global trending topics and a Hillary Clinton quote was one of the most shared tweets of the year.

Twitter revealed its biggest moments of 2016, summing up a year that saw the Rio Olympics, the U.S. presidential election and Pokemon Go dominating the social media conversation.

The social network launched the #ThisHappened hashtag to announce the top trends early Tuesday morning. 

Topping the list of Twitter's global trending topics was Rio2016, followed by Election2016 and then PokemonGo. #Oscars (No. 5), Brexit (No. 6), BlackLivesMatter (No. 7) and #Trump (No. 8) also made the list, with GameofThrones, thanks to Jon Snow mania, placing in the final slot at No. 10.

While #Trump made the top trends, a Hillary Clinton tweet ranked as one of the three most shared tweets in global rankings (placing third to Harry Styles and a Spanish gamer).

The tweet came during the former Democratic presidential nominee's concession speech Nov. 9, quoting Clinton's message to the young girls watching: "To all the little girls watching...never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world."

The post garnered 634,560 retweets. 

HBO's Game of Thrones topped the trending TV list, followed by AMC's The Walking Dead, and in film, Star Wars took the lead, followed by Suicide Squad.

See some of the top lists below.

Top trending topics that people talked about on Twitter in 2016:
1. Rio2016
2. Election2016
3. PokemonGo
4. Euro2016
5. Oscars
6. Brexit
7. Blacklivesmatter
8. Trump
9. RIP
10. GameofThrones

Top Trending TV Shows:
1. #GameofThrones 
2. #TheWalkingDead 
3. #GreysAnatomy 
4. #DescendantsoftheSun 
5. #MasterChefbr
6. #OITNB 
7. #StrangerThings 
8. #Empire 
9. #TheVoice 
10. #Bbb16 

Top Trending Movies:
1. #StarWars 
2. #SuicideSquad 
3. #Deadpool 
4. #HarryPotter 
5. #Batmanvsuperman 
6. #CaptainAmericaCivilWar 
7. #FindingDory 
8. #TheRevenant 
9. #Zootopia 
10. #Ghostbusters 

Most Followed Celebrities:
1. Katy Perry
2. Justin Bieber
3. Taylor Swift
4. Rihanna
5. Lady Gaga
6. Ellen DeGeneres
7. Justin Timberlake
8. Kim Kardashian West
9. Britney Spears
10. Selena Gomez

Top Trending Award Shows:
1. #Oscars
2. #Grammys
3. #VMAs
4. #TeenChoice
5. #Kca
6. #IHeartAwards
7. #GoldenGlobes
8. #Bbmas
9. #Emmys
10. #BetAwards

Top Trending Artists:
1. #Exo
2. #Jimin
3. #Prince
4. #JustinBieber
5. #DavidBowie
6. #OneDirection
7. #Bambam
8. #Beyonce
9. #Jin
10. #Jungkook

Top Trending Topics in Music:
1. #Grammys
2. #VMAs
3. #MannequinChallenge
4. #SoGoneChallenge
5. #FreeKesha
6. #Views
7. #IHeartAwards
8. #Lemonade
9. #RipChristina
10. #Exo

Top Trending Challenges:
1. #MannequinChallenge
2. #SoGoneChallenge
3. #RunningManChallenge
4. #HuhChallenge
5. #TrustFallChallenge

See the full rundown on Twitter here.

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