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Facebook just released its 2012 Year in Review – a look back at the most discussed trends and stories of 2012

Below find key highlights including the most popular songs on Facebook and top public figures (One Direction and Madonna made the top-10 list alongside President Barack Obama) and more.To view all of Facebook's 2012 Trend lists please visit, you can access your own Year in Review on timeline. By going to, you can see the 20 biggest moments from your own year, including life events, highlighted posts and your most popular stories.Songs (app listens):1. We Are Young - feat. Janelle Monáe - Fun 2. Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye 3. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen 4. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction 5. Payphone – Maroon 5 Memes (mentions):1. TBH (To Be Honest)2. YOLO (You Only Live Once)3. KONY4. One-word Comment5. Gangnam Style Public Figures (mentions):1. Barack Obama2. Mitt Romney3. One Direction4. Tim Tebow5. Eli and Peyton Manning


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