One Direction Among Most Talked About Facebook Trends Of 2012

12 December 2012, 15:37

The 'One Thing' stars featured in a top ten poll of the UK's most searched topics of the year.

One Direction have been named as one of Facebook's most talked about people in 2012.

The social networking site has released their annual year in review compiled list of the most searched for and talked about songs, people and events for the past twelve months.

The boyband came sixth in a top ten list of the 'Most Talked About' category, which was topped by the London 2012 Olympic Games.

X Factor contestant Rylan Clark was the highest performing invididual as he made it into the top three with the Death of Whitney Houston just behind in four.

On the most popular songs list, Gotye's worldwide smash 'Somebody That I Used To Know' came out on top with Grammy 2013 nominees Fun coming in at number two.

Ed Sheeran, Alex Clare and David Guetta also all featured on the top ten list which was rounded off by Train and 'Drive By'.

It also appeared that London's O2 Arena was one of the most popular venues to check-in at on Facebook, making its way inside the top ten with Alton Towers hitting the number one spot.

Check out the UK's most popular trends of 2012 on Facebook below:

Most Talked About

  • 1. London 2012 Olympics
  • 2. Fifty Shades of Grey
  • 3. Rylan Clark
  • 4. Death of Whitney Houston
  • 5.The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
  • 6. One Direction
  • 7. The Avengers
  • 8. Goodbye Blue
  • 9. YOLO (You Only Live Once)
  • 10. The Voice


  • 1. 'Somebody That I Used To Know' - Gotye
  • 2. 'We Are Young' - feat. Janelle Monáe - Fun
  • 3. 'We Found Love' - Rihanna
  • 4. 'Titanium' - feat. Sia - David Guetta
  • 5. 'Too Close' - Alex Clare
  • 6. 'The A Team' - Ed Sheeran
  • 7. 'Wild Ones' - feat. Sia - Flo Rida
  • 8. 'Whistle' - Flo Rida
  • 9. 'Domino' - Jessie J
  • 10. 'Drive By' - Train


  • 1. Alton Towers
  • 2. Thorpe Park Official
  • 3. The Trafford Centre
  • 4. Hyde Park
  • 5. Leicester Square
  • 6. Covent garden
  • 7. The O2
  • 8. Buckingham Palace
  • 9. Westfield Stratford City
  • 10. Olympic Village