Behold, The Most Retweeted Tweets of 2015
In 2015, one boy band out-social media’d everyone else.
One Direction had five of the 10 most retweeted tweets of the year, including the number one overall, reports Twitter, using data from January 1 to November 10. What pithy words of wisdom did the band come up with that other users felt the need to share the most? It came from Harry Styles, who reached out to fans after Zayn Malik left the band for your most retweeted tweet of 2015.
All the love as always. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) March 26, 2015
The second-most retweeted tweet came from Malik himself, who showed there was no ill will with his bandmates after their song, “Drag Me Down,” was released:
Proud of my boys the new single is sick. Big love. x
— zayn (@zaynmalik) August 1, 2015
The most retweeted tweet without any affiliation from One Direction came courtesy of President Obama after the Supreme Court ruled for the legality of same-sex marriage. It was the fourth-most retweeted tweet of the year:
Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins
— President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015
It was one of the highlights in the year that was on Twitter:
— Twitter (@twitter) December 7, 2015
Here are the other (non-One Direction) top 10 retweeted tweets of the year:
6. Salman, the new king of Saudi Arabia, sent this Arabic message which roughly translates to “Dear people: more and deserve whatever you do will not recompense your right, ask God to help me and you on the debt service and the nation , and Atnsona the allegations.
أيها الشعب الكريم : تستحقون أكثر ومهما فعلت لن أوفيكم حقكم، أسال الله على أن يعينني وإياكم على خدمة الدين والوطن، ولاتنسوني من دعائكم.
— سلمان بن عبدالعزيز (@KingSalman) January 29, 2015
8. Kanye West inspired in a way only Kanye West can.
Please: Do everything you possibly can in one lifetime.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 23, 2015
9. Leonard Nimoy‘s final tweet before his death trended after he passed away.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
10. Caitlyn Jenner‘s first tweet after she joined the social network sent off shock waves.
I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015