Today we’re releasing Facebook’s Year in Review, a look back at the people, moments and things that created the most buzz in 2012 among the billion people around the world on Facebook.

We took the pulse of the global community on Facebook in 2012 to assemble a series of trend lists, chronicling the top events, the most popular public figures, the most listened to songs on Facebook and more. These lists are available on Facebook Stories at FacebookStories.com/2012.

Additionally, you can access your own Year in Review on timeline. By going to Facebook.com/yearinreview, you can see the 20 biggest moments from your own year, including life events, highlighted posts and your most popular stories.

Year in Review
Year in Review
2012 Trends – US
Events

  1. US Presidential Election
  2. Superbowl XLVI
  3. Death of Whitney Houston
  4. Superstorm Sandy
  5. London 2012 Olympics
  6. Death of Trayvon Martin
  7. Facebook IPO
  8. Aurora Shootings
  9. Death of Dick Clark
  10. Obama’s Endorsement of Gay Marriage
Songs

  1. We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) – Fun
  2. Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye
  3. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  4. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
  5. Payphone – Maroon 5
  6. Mercy – Kanye West
  7. Some Nights – Fun
  8. Home – Phillip Phillips
  9. Boyfriend – Justin Bieber
  10. Take Care (feat. Rihanna) – Drake
Movies

  1. The Hunger Games
  2. The Avengers
  3. Magic Mike
  4. The Vow
  5. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
  6. 21 Jump Street
  7. The Dark Knight Rises
  8. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
  9. Skyfall
  10. Prometheus
Check-Ins

  1. Times Square, New York
  2. Disneyland, California
  3. AT&T Park, California
  4. Yankee Stadium, New York
  5. Rangers Ballpark, Texas
  6. Fenway Park, Massachusetts
  7. Dodger Stadium, California
  8. Universal Studios, Florida
  9. Wrigley Field, Illinois
  10. Angel Stadium, California

Public Figures

  1. Barack Obama
  2. Mitt Romney
  3. One Direction
  4. Tim Tebow
  5. Eli Manning and Peyton Manning (tie)
  6. Madonna
  7. Honey Boo Boo
  8. Jeremy Lin
  9. Paul Ryan
  10. Phillip Phillips
Books

  1. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) – Suzanne Collins
  2. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) – Suzanne Collins
  3. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) – Suzanne Collins
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) -E.L. James
  5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) – J.K. Rowling
  6. The Help – Kathryn Stockett
  7. Twilight (Twilight, #1) – Stephenie Meyer
  8. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  9. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  10. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

Technology

  1. Instagram
  2. Timeline
  3. Pinterest
  4. Draw Something
  5. iPhone 5
  6. Kindle Fire
  7. SOPA
  8. News Feed
  9. Siri
  10. SongPop

Politics

  1. Barack Obama
  2. Mitt Romney
  3. Voted
  4. Four More Years
  5. Paul Ryan
  6. Rick Santorum
  7. Gay Marriage
  8. Obamacare
  9. The Polls
  10. DNC

Television

  1. Duck Dynasty
  2. Honey Boo Boo
  3. Big Bang Theory
  4. Game of Thrones
  5. Downton Abbey
  6. Breaking Amish
  7. Ink Master
  8. Long Island Medium
  9. Wife Swap
  10. Two Broke Girls

Sports

  1. NY Giants
  2. New England Patriots
  3. Tim Tebow
  4. London 2012 Olympics
  5. OKC (Oklahoma City Thunder)
  6. Denver Broncos
  7. San Francisco 49ers
  8. Eli and Peyton Manning
  9. Jeremy Lin
  10. Los Angeles Clippers

Memes

  1. TBH (to be honest)
  2. YOLO (you only live once)
  3. KONY
  4. One-word Comment
  5. Gangnam Style
  6. Cinnamon Challenge
  7. Cray
  8. SMH (shake my head)
  9. Big Bird
  10. Linsanity