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Looking Back @2017



This year we saw it all, from the new Taylor Swift, to innovative gastronomy cooking, various movies, the massive craze of the Kylie lipkits, new TV series/ shows and of course, the iPhone X.

In today’s article we shall walk you through the various categories that were on its peak of popularity in 2017.

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Music

This year, music fans from all over the world relived the iconic rap God -Eminem  with his release of Walk On Water, Taylor Swift’s new look and new music, and her album titled Reputation and the most common craze- Ed Sheeran’s song Perfect featuring Beyonce.

The following are the songs that won people’s hearts from all over the world.

Walk On Water  – Eminem

That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars

Wolves – Selena Gomez and marshmallow

Silence- Khalid

Havana – Camila Cabello

Shape of You- Ed Sheeran

Bad And Boujee -Migos

Perfect- Ed Sheeran

Believer- Imagine Dragons

Albums

Reputation – Taylor Swift

Nine track mind- Charlie Puth

Divide- Ed Sheeran

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Movies

In the movies section, Marvel’s Justice League and Wanner Bros’ Wonder Woman- both eagerly awaited movies were released. The popularity of horror movies rose significantly, and Pitch Perfect 3 was released, much to the joy of its fans.

1.Action /Fantasy

Wonder Woman

Justice League

Spiderman: Homecoming

Thor: Ragnarok

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

Logan

2.Drama/family

Wonder

3.Horror

It

4.Musical

Baby Driver

5.Romance

Beauty and the Beast

6.Chick Flicks

Girls Trip

Pitch Perfect 3

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Internet Sensation Food

Slaying their way through social media, the following are a handful of aesthetically appealing, mouth watering foods,   both sweet and savoury that were omnipresent on Instagram feeds and the prime ‘new idea’ for budding youtubers. The iconic Californian avocado, and healthy, but tasty veggie chips soon turned to the go- to items for many people across the world.

Starbucks Unicorn frappe

Edible slime made out of starburst

Cakes with sprinkles as the filling (also known as explosion cakes)

Japanese water cake (also known as rain drop cake)

Gastormy cooking styles

Rainbow grill cheese sandwich

Veggie chips

Use of avocados

Froyo bites

Pancake art

Freakshakes

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Beauty

The year started with the release of Kylie lipkits, created by the famous Kylie Jenner. 2017 has seen a variety of easy to use makeup products such as brow stencils, the extensive use of highlighter, the perfect eyeliner wing stamp and loads of glitter. This year has also seen the release of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty- created so that women everywhere would be included, with formulas that work for all skin colours and types. List of the top beauty products released this year are as follows:

Kylie Jenner lipkits  (Candy K, Mary Jo , Kourt k)

The use of activated charcoal

Silicon Beauty blenders

Glitter

Eye brow filling in stencils

Hair masks

Winged eyeliner stencil

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Fashion Trends

Fashion trends of the 2016 were carried forth in the 2017 such as the cold shoulder and off shoulder styles. Bell sleeves borrowed from the 80’s have found its way back to our wardrobes. Fishnet jeans, mesh outfits, velvet apparel, overalls, mermaid blankets were all in this year. Here are some of the most popular fashion trends of 2017.

Superstars

Cold shoulders

Off shoulders

Mermaid blankets

Oversized sweater and shirts

Statement blazers (for guys)

Suspenders (dungarees)

Overalls

Turtle necks

Bell sleeves

Mesh outfits

Velvet

Fishnet jeans

Extra large bags

Statement earrings

Pendants

Studs readings

Knee high boots

Sap green clothes

Grunge clothes

Long cardigans

Instripes

Slip dresses

Body suits

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Memes

One of the most entertaining devices off the internet, memes, 2017 had one of its fair share of amazing memes ranging from ‘Be like Bob’ to ‘Mocking Spongbob’. Here are a list of the most popular memes in 2017.

Roll safe

The blinking guy

Distracted boyfriend

Mocking Spongbob

Meryl Streep

Salt bae

Bella Hadid

The floor is lava

P Diddy

Be like Bob

Drake panic pouring

Joe Biden

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TV Shows

2017 brought eager audiences a variety of TV shows, both new and old, and of multiple genres. Each was full of intricate plots and vibrant and unique characters who brought their stories to life.  Here are a few TV shows that were the top gossip topics in 2017.

Riverdale

Stranger Things season 1&2

Marvel’s The Punisher

13 Reasons Why

Game of Thrones season 7

House of Cards

Narcos

Suits season 7

Orange is the New Black

Sherlock season 4

Books

This year was every bookworm’s favourite. We saw the release so many books that we simply couldn’t turn our pages fast enough. Here are some of the most talked about books of 2017:

Exit West- Mohsin Hamid

Origin- Dan Brown

The Dark Artifices Book 2: Lord of Shadows- Cassandra Claire

Turtles All the Way Down- John Green

The Sun and Her Flowers- Rupi Kaur (poetry)

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry- Neil deGrasse Tyson

I Was Told To Come Alone- Souad Mekhennet

Technology

The year started off with the launch of the Nintendo Switch- the all new version of the humble game boy evolved and renewed. As for the phones- Samsung’s Galaxy 8, Google’s Pixel 2 , the One Plus 5 and Apple’s iPhone X, had a buzz of competition in the market for months.

Here are a few devices that release in 2017.

Apple watch 3

X BOX 1X

Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic

Galaxy s8

Microsoft Surface Laptop

Iphone X

Nintendo Switch

And thus, this year ends with a bang, leaving us with fond memories of the above listed items. However, there are a few other major events and movements that demand attention from the public.

This hashtag went  viral in October 2017 to denounce sexual harassment in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against film producer and executive Harvey Weinstein. It was popularized by actress Alyssa Milano, who encouraged women to publicize experiences to demonstrate the widespread nature of misogynistic behavior. The phrase had been used more than 200000 times by October 15th, and tweeted more than  500000 times by October 16th.

Charlottesville Rally

White supremacists, neo Nazis, Klansmen, neo-Confederates and various militia went to Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the city’s plan to tear down Confederate monuments, specifically a statue of Confederate General Robert  E. Lee.  On Friday, October 13th ,  some of the white supremacist protestors brandished torches and chanted anti- Semetic, anti Muslim and racist slurs and marched onto the University of Virginia campus, and surrounded counterprotesters, eventually attacking them.  The next day, they planned a larger protest dubbed “Unite the Right”.

As one group of counterprotesters moved away from the demonstrations, a car, allegedly driven by Nazi sympathizer Alex Fields drove into the crowd, killing 32 year old Heather Heyer and injuring many others. Meanwhile, a state police helicopter responding to the protests crashed, killing two pilots.

Manchester Tragedy

On May 22nd 2017, a shrapnel- laden bomb was detonated by 22 year old Salman Abedi following a concert by Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena. 23 people were killed and over 500 were injured.

On 4th June, Ariana Grande hosted a benefit concert entitled “One Love Manchester”. Grande performed with several high profile artists . Free tickets were  offered to those who attended the show on 22nd May. The concert and associated Red Cross fund raised 10 million pounds for victims of the attack. New York Magazine ranked the event as the No. 1 concert of 2017.

– Avanti Savur and Arha Metha

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