1.Beyoncé headlined one of the greatest Super Bowl halftime shows of all time, and even reunited with Destiny's Child.
2.Seven years after its cancellation, Arrested Development aired its highly anticipated fourth season on Netflix.
3.Orange Is the New Black was arguably the most talked about new show.
4.Everyone was obsessed with playing Flappy Bird...
5....and sharing the Doge meme:
6.People posted thousands videos of them and their friends doing the "Harlem Shake" (yes, BuzzFeed did it too):
7.Lady Gaga dropped Artpop...
8....while Beyoncé literally changed the way artists release albums, surprising everyone by dropping her self-titled visual album without any promotion or notice:
9.Pharrell was featured on two of the biggest songs of that summer, Daft Punk's "Get Lucky"...
10....and Robin Thicke's problematic AF, "Blurred Lines."
11.Disney announced that J.J. Abrams would direct the upcoming (then-untitled) Star Wars Episode 7, and that it would push the release date back to December 2015 (instead of the films' usual May release dates):
12.Mia Farrow suggested in an interview with Vanity Fair that her ex-husband, Frank Sinatra, was actually the father to her son Ronan — which lead him to send this iconic tweet:
40.HADOKEN-ing was a HUGE craze (and, yes, BuzzFeed did it too).
41.In maybe the most WTF moment of that year: Justin Bieber pissed in a mop bucket while cussing out Bill Clinton.
42.Manti Te'o told a story about a girlfriend who died of cancer, but, he then admitted it had been a hoax because he had been catfished. Honestly, I still don't understand the whole story, but here is a very 2013 "as told by Mean Girls" BuzzFeed explainer.
43.Candy Crush was the biggest game on Facebook (even though your aunt was probably still sending you FarmVille requests then).
44.New Yorkers were lining up in huge lines to buy cronuts.
45.Taylor Swift and Harry Styles (Haylor?) broke up after a few months of dating.
46.Khloé Kardashian officially filed for divorce from Lamar Odom.
47.Make-A-Wish teamed up with the city of San Francisco to turn into Gotham City to fulfill the wish of Miles (aka BatKid), a 5-year-old battling leukemia, who loved Batman.
48.Disney released its huge hit Frozen.
49.Iron Man 3 and Despicable Me 2 were among the biggest movies that year.
50.And finally, President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term.
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