Facebook has released its stats on the Year in Review this week, revealing what the most talked about topics on the social media site are. 

Throughout the year, there have been a number of events and stories that we have all turned to social media to express our feelings on, and somewhere in the back reaches of Facebook's data hive, they're keeping track of all that information. 

With more than a billion mentions (between posts, videos and all sorts), the World Cup was the biggest event of the year (that'll be music to the ears of the lads in FIFA), but there are plenty of other topics that we were fascinated by.

2014 Year in Review from Facebook on Vimeo.


The most popular topics and the biggest things that happened in the past year, according to what we were talking about at least, were all put together in a series of top ten lists, from the biggest TV shows to the most popular entertainers, and they're here for you to peruse at your leisure. 

Top Global Topics of 2014

1 World Cup
2 Ebola virus outbreak
3 Elections in Brazil
4 Robin Williams
5 Ice Bucket Challenge
6 Conflict in Gaza
7 Malaysia Airlines
8 Super Bowl
9 Michael Brown/Ferguson
10 Sochi Winter Olympics

Most Talked-About Entertainers in the US

1 Beyoncé
2 Pharrell Williams
3 Nicki Minaj
4 Taylor Swift
5 Jimmy Fallon
6 Iggy Azalea
7 Katy Perry
8 Pitbull
9 John Legend
10 Kim Kardashian

Most Talked-About TV Shows in the US

1 Game of Thrones
2 Orange is the New Black
3 The Walking Dead
4 The Big Bang Theory
5 Downton Abbey
6 American Horror Story
7 Sons of Anarchy
8 True Detective
9 How I Met Your Mother
10 Scandal

Most talked-about athletes in the U.S.

1 LeBron James
2 Derek Jeter
3 Floyd Mayweather Jr.
4 Lionel Messi
5 Peyton Manning
6 Carmelo Anthony
7 Tim Howard
8 Luis Suarez
9 Cristiano Ronaldo
10 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Most Talked-About Movies in the US

1 Frozen
2 Guardians of the Galaxy
3 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
4 Maleficent
5 The Lego Movie
6 The Fault in Our Stars
7 Transformers: Age of Extinction
8 Gone Girl
9 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
10 The Purge: Anarchy

Most Talked-About Songs in the US

1 'Happy' – Pharrell
2 'All of Me' – John Legend
3 'Stay with Me' – Sam Smith
4 'Turn Down for What' – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
5 'Let It Go (from Frozen)' – Idina Menzel
6 'Drunk in Love' – Beyoncé featuring JAY Z
7 'Anaconda' – Nicki Minaj
8 'Shake It Off' – Taylor Swift
9 'Rude' – Magic!
10 'Fancy' – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

Most viewed Ice Bucket Challenge videos in the U.S.

1 George W. Bush
2 Will Smith
3 Shakira
4 Mark Wahlberg
5 David Beckham
6 Lady Gaga
7 Steve-O
8 Bill Gates
9 Verne J. Troyer
10 Prince Royce

Top global game

1 Cookie Jam
2 Bubble Witch 2 Saga
3 Candy Crush Soda Saga
4 Klondike
5 Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
6 Old Vegas Slots
7 League of Angels
8 Hero Defense
9 SuperCity
10 Sparta: War of Empires