Facebook reveals top mentions, songs and check-ins in Australia this year

One Direction: the most talked about thing on Facebook this year

Boy band One direction was the most talked about thing on Facebook in Australia this year, according to stats from the social network.

In a list of the top ten mentions, check-ins and songs on Facebook, the Melbourne Cricket Ground was the top location where Facebookers checked in, and indie folk band Bon Iver’s Skinny Love was the most listened to song.

Top 10 overall mentions on Facebook for 2012

1. One direction

2. Big Brother

3. The Voice

4. London 2012 Olympics

5. The Hunger Games

6. Fifty Shades of Grey

7. Sydney Swans

8. The Avengers

9. Gangnam Style

10. Kony 2012

Top 10 location check-ins in 2012

1. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

2. Darling Harbour

3. ANZ Stadium

4. Rod Laver Arena

5. Bondi Beach

6. Sydney Opera House

7. Chadstone Shopping Centre

8. Star City Casino

9. Suncorp Stadium

10. Crown Casino Melbourne

Top songs in 2012 (ranked by the number of people who first listened to the song at some point in 2012)

1. Skinny Love – Bon Iver

2. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

3. Payphone – Maroon 5

4. Somebody That I Used To Know – feat. Kimbra – Gotye

5. We Are Young – feat. Janelle Monáe – Fun

6. Whistle – Flo Rida

7. Some Nights – Fun

8. One More Night – Maroon 5

9. Starships – Nicki Minaj

10. Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men


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