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.
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
Havana – Camila Cabello
Shape of You- Ed Sheeran
Bad And Boujee -Migos
Perfect- Ed Sheeran
Believer- Imagine Dragons
Reputation – Taylor Swift
Nine track mind- Charlie Puth
Divide- Ed Sheeran
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.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
Beauty and the Beast
Pitch Perfect 3
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
Use of avocados
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
Eye brow filling in stencils
Winged eyeliner stencil
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.
Oversized sweater and shirts
Statement blazers (for guys)
Extra large bags
Knee high boots
Sap green clothes
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.
The blinking guy
The floor is lava
Be like Bob
Drake panic pouring
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.
Stranger Things season 1&2
Marvel’s The Punisher
13 Reasons Why
Game of Thrones season 7
House of Cards
Suits season 7
Orange is the New Black
Sherlock season 4
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
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
Microsoft Surface Laptop
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.
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.
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