When you add retweets and favs, former president Barack Obama made the top 5 most popular tweets of 2017, according to data from Alianzo. President Donald Trump comes in 14th position, even later than Michelle Obama’s happy 25th anniversary tweet, which was retweeted by her husband. Hillary Clinton’s first tweet is in 34th position. Besides politicians, there are musicians, sportsmen, writers and Hollywood an wrestling superstars in this list.
Ariana Grande, Harry Styles, Sia and The Chainsmokers had the top tweets in music. Football quarterback Colin Kaepernick and boxer Floyd Mayweather are the main sportsmen, while Starwar’s Mark Hamill is the top actor and Wrestling superstar Jon Cena is also in this list. Finally, writer JK Rowling, Wendys and Twitter itself also had top tweets. There is so much political tension in the US that many of these tweets are related to Trump’s policies. Entrepreneur Elon Musk made in the Top 50 list.
Here are the Top 25 tweets of 2017:
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…" pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 13 de agosto de 2017
John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I've ever known. Cancer doesn't know what it's up against. Give it hell, John.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 20 de julio de 2017
Hi everybody! Back to the original handle. Is this thing still on? Michelle and I are off on a quick vacation, then we’ll get back to work.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 20 de enero de 2017
Michelle & I are praying for the victims in Las Vegas. Our thoughts are with their families & everyone enduring another senseless tragedy.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 2 de octubre de 2017
Thinking about our neighbors in Mexico and all our Mexican-American friends tonight. Cuidense mucho y un fuerte abrazo para todos.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 20 de septiembre de 2017
Happy 25th anniversary @barackobama. A quarter of a century later, you're still my best friend & the most extraordinary man I know. I ? you. pic.twitter.com/y0nevQmatB
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) 3 de octubre de 2017
I appreciate you @Eminem ✊? pic.twitter.com/nwavBwsOkQ
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) 11 de octubre de 2017
Happy Valentine’s Day, @michelleobama! Almost 28 years with you, but it always feels new. pic.twitter.com/O0UhJWoqGN
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 14 de febrero de 2017
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) 1 de enero de 2017
When the tweets are as broken as the ice cream machine. https://t.co/esdndK1iFm
— Wendy's (@Wendys) 24 de noviembre de 2017
next week on mythbusters https://t.co/1tgyXtfyC6
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) 16 de octubre de 2017
My heart goes out to the victims and their families in London. No act of terror can shake the strength and resilience of our British ally.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 23 de marzo de 2017
I'm heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight.
Sending love to everyone involved. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) 23 de mayo de 2017
#FraudNewsCNN #FNN pic.twitter.com/WYUnHjjUjg
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 2 de julio de 2017
Sooo #iPhoneX about #FaceID …ummmmm …. what do I do?
— John Cena (@JohnCena) 12 de septiembre de 2017
no words #Devastated pic.twitter.com/R9Xo7IBKmh
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) 27 de diciembre de 2016
Twitter is built by immigrants of all religions. We stand for and with them, always.
— Twitter (@Twitter) 29 de enero de 2017
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— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) 27 de agosto de 2017
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 12 de noviembre de 2017
Happy Mother's Day to my love and partner on this journey @MichelleObama, and to all the wonderful, hardworking mothers out there.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 14 de mayo de 2017
Forever grateful for the service and sacrifice of all who fought to protect our freedoms and defend this country we love. pic.twitter.com/y7IQltbEz9
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 29 de mayo de 2017
Hell of a day for the President to forget how to tweet. pic.twitter.com/ABffmwwH8D
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) 12 de agosto de 2017
Someone is apparently trying to sell naked photos of me to my fans. Save your money, here it is for free. Everyday is Christmas! pic.twitter.com/aeQlnTwLuy
— sia (@Sia) 7 de noviembre de 2017
Michelle and I are thinking of the victims of today's attack in NYC and everyone who keeps us safe. New Yorkers are as tough as they come.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) 1 de noviembre de 2017
Amazing night with these boys! Love you guys for coming through and supporting us! And very excited for your Album! @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/2QR1boIJJX
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) 12 de septiembre de 2017
Note: in this study we have excluded tweets from unknown people who magically became viral during 2017, such as Carter Wilkerson’s Wendys series.