List of most-retweeted tweets

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This list of most-retweeted tweets contains the top 30 tweets with the most retweets (an account's tweet that is sent again by additional accounts without any change) of all time on the social networking platform Twitter; Twitter does not provide an official list but the news media makes lists.[1][2] As of January 14, 2019, the top tweet has over 5.2 million retweets, which was tweeted by Yusaku Maezawa. Currently eight accounts have more than one of the most-retweeted tweets in the top 30: Hillary Clinton, El Rubius, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, and Zayn Malik have two, Barack Obama, and Niall Horan have three. BTS is the only one that has four.

Top tweets[edit]

The following table lists the top 30 most-retweeted tweets on Twitter, the account that tweeted it, the total number of retweets rounded to the nearest thousand, and the date it was originally tweeted. The notes include the details surrounding the tweet.

Rank Tweet Posted by Retweets (millions) Date Context
1. ZOZOTOWN新春セールが史上最速で取扱高100億円を先ほど突破!!日頃の感謝を込め、僕個人から100名様に100万円【総額1億円のお年玉】を現金でプレゼントします。応募方法は、僕をフォローいただいた上、このツイートをRTするだけ。受付は1/7まで。当選者には僕から直接DMします! #月に行くならお年玉 pic.twitter.com/cKQfPPbOI3 [3] Yusaku Maezawa
@yousuck2020
5.0 January 5, 2019 [A]
2. HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3[5] Carter Wilkerson
@carterjwm
3.54 April 5, 2017 [B]
3. If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap[7] Ellen DeGeneres
@TheEllenShow
3.30 March 2, 2014 [C]
4. Always in my heart @Harry_Styles . Yours sincerely, Louis[9] Louis Tomlinson
@Louis_Tomlinson
2.68 October 2, 2011 [D]
5. LIMONADA 🗿[11] El Rubius
@Rubiu5
1.78 August 20, 2016 [E]
6. "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm[13] Barack Obama
@BarackObama
1.66 August 12, 2017 [F]
7. LIMONADA 2.0 🗿[14] El Rubius
@Rubiu5
1.46 September 29, 2018
8. With the current devastation in Houston, we are pledging $0.15 for every RT this gets! Please forward this along to help out those in need! pic.twitter.com/lodyOBE0eG[15] Penn State Interfraternity Council
@PennStateIFC
1.11 August 30, 2017 [G]
9. If the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2018 NBA finals I’ll buy everyone who retweet’s this a jersey... [16] Damarious Randall
@RandallTime
1.07 May 28, 2018
10. broken.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
[17]
Ariana Grande
@ArianaGrande
1.06 May 22, 2017 [H]
11. She’s tough. But she’s worth it pic.twitter.com/iBg7XMQdhL[19] Ryan Sesselman
@RyanSesselman
1.05 June 9, 2018 [I]
12. Let's set a world record together and get the most retweeted tweet on Twitter. Beating the current world record held by Yusaku Maezawa @yousuck2020 (5.3 million!)
We got this 🙌 pic.twitter.com/VkMPwJo9GI
[20]
World Record Egg
@egg_rt_record
1.03 January 13, 2019 [J]
13. Denny JA: Dengan RT ini, anda ikut memenangkan Jokowi-JK. Pilih pemimpin yg bisa dipercaya (Jokowi) dan pengalaman (JK). #DJoJK[21] Denny Januar Ali
@DennyJA_WORLD
1.00 June 4, 2014 [K]
14. #InMyFeelingsChallenge #HopeOnTheStreet pic.twitter.com/Bm8bxtKsFq[23] BTS
@BTS_twt
0.90 July 23, 2018 [L]
15. Four more years. pic.twitter.com/bAJE6Vom[24] Barack Obama
@BarackObama
0.89 November 6, 2012 [M]
16. Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I'm asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours.[26] Barack Obama
@POTUS44
0.83 January 10, 2017 [N]
17. All the love as always. H[27] Harry Styles
@Harry_Styles
0.83 March 25, 2015 [O]
18. For every retweet this gets, Pedigree will donate one bowl of dog food to dogs in need! 😊 #tweetforbowls twitter.com/AHMalcolm/status/567053242429734913[29] Andrew Malcolm
@AHMalcolm
0.82 February 15, 2015
19. Ayo good morning Logang wass poppin pic.twitter.com/drUPYojp6K[30] Touch
@bilalartist10
0.82 February 9, 2018 [P]
20. Scroll down
Keep scrolling
Retweet or December will be the worst month of your life.
[31]
Nicholas Tetreault
@nicholastmusic
0.78 November 14, 2018 [Q]
21. We got kicked out of a @Delta airplane because I spoke Arabic to my mom on the phone and with my friend slim... WTFFFFFFFF please spread pic.twitter.com/P5dQCE0qos[32] Adam Saleh
@omgAdamSaleh
0.76 December 21, 2016 [R]
22. pic.twitter.com/yoN80Mobdk[33] Linkin Park
@linkinpark
0.75 July 20, 2017 [S]
23. applied for xfactor,hope it all wrks out[34] Niall Horan
@NiallOfficial
0.74 January 16, 2010 [T]
24. Dinner date didn't go as planned pic.twitter.com/BwBIOBzY7Z[35] Conner Hallmark
@connerhallmark
0.69 November 27, 2018 [U]
25. Please help, man needs his boat! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/19f2yO7x7b[36] Dylan Baer
@DylanBaer
0.68 April 2, 2018 [V]
26. "To all the little girls watching...never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world."[37] Hillary Clinton
@HillaryClinton
0.67 November 9, 2016 [W]
27. pic.twitter.com/dTdDjRvXbs[38] Stan Lee
@TheRealStanLee
0.66 November 12, 2018 [X]
28. 🎤 pic.twitter.com/9hUHu7MJsb[39] BTS
@BTS_twt
0.65 February 27, 2018 [Y]
29. 그리고 지민씨도 피해갈 수 없습니다.[40] BTS
@BTS_twt
0.64 January 30, 2019 [Z]
30. 마지막에 혼동이와서 음이 나갔어요...#이해좀 #이런엔딩 😭 pic.twitter.com/HoqCAYGClm[41] BTS
@BTS_twt
0.63 December 20, 2018 [AA]
As of February 10, 2019

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ On January 5, 2019, Japanese billionare Yusaku Maezawa made a tweet in which he promised to give away 100 million yen ($924.3k USD) between 100 random individuals who followed his account and retweeted the tweet. The tweet quickly grew popular in Japan, and surpassed Carter Wilkerson's "HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS" tweet within under 24 hours.[4]
  2. ^ Carter Wilkerson tweeted Wendy's asking how many retweets he needed for a year of free chicken nuggets. When Wendy's replied with "18 Million", he accepted the challenge. The tweet received unlikely support from several major companies including Microsoft, Amazon and Google, prompting the hashtag #NuggsForCarter and propelling the tweet to become the most-retweeted of all time within 34 days, at which point Wendy's gave him a year of free nuggets.[6]
  3. ^ Ellen DeGeneres's star-studded selfie from the 86th Academy Awards includes Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey, Julia Roberts, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Lupita Nyong'o and a few others. Within 35 minutes, the tweet surpassed Barack Obama's "Four more years" tweet to become the then most-retweeted tweet of all time with over 800k.[8]
  4. ^ This tweet by One Direction member Louis Tomlinson saw its retweet count gradually increase as the band's fanbase continued to grow. It is the most-retweeted tweet without a picture. It is a reference to the relationship between Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles, also known as Larry Stylinson.[10]
  5. ^ El Rubius, a Spanish YouTube influencer, said in a video that his followers could enter a drawing for prizes by retweeting the tweet that consisted of the Spanish word for lemonade and a Moái Easter Island emoji.[12]
  6. ^ This tweet was the first of three tweets quoting a passage from Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, in response to the 2017 Charlottesville attack. The accompanying picture, taken in 2011 by former White House photographer Pete Souza, shows Obama visiting a day care center in Bethesda, Maryland.
  7. ^ a b This tweet encouraged relief efforts in Houston following Hurricane Harvey.
  8. ^ American singer Ariana Grande tweeted this several hours after her performance at Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017. A suicide bombing had occurred after the end of the concert in the foyer of the arena; the explosion killed 23 people (including the attacker) and injured 250 more.[18]
  9. ^ Ryan Sesselman asked his mother how many retweets were needed to adopt a puppy. The target - one million retweets - was met five days later on June 14.
  10. ^ On January 4, 2019, a post was made to Instagram, in an attempt to make the highest liked post on the site a picture of an egg, which it achieved within 10 days. This tweet was made on January 13, around the time Instagram's new record was set, in an attempt to achieve Twitter's most retweeted tweet, with just a picture of an egg once again.
  11. ^ This tweet by Indonesian entrepreneur Denny Januar Ali was awarded by Twitter as The World No. 2 Golden Tweet 2014.[22]
  12. ^ J-Hope's video (InMyFeelingsChallenge) "J-Hope from BTS".
  13. ^ On the night he was re-elected in 2012, Barack Obama's staff posted an image of the President embracing First Lady Michelle Obama. It was the most-retweeted tweet ever until it was surpassed by Ellen DeGeneres's selfie in 2014.[25]
  14. ^ This tweet was made in closing days of Obama's last term as U.S. President.
  15. ^ This tweet by One Direction member Harry Styles was made on the day Zayn Malik left the band.[28]
  16. ^ In this tweet, attached with a photo, Savage speaks his mind about Logan Paul's current channel status, with Savage asking how many retweets for his YouTube channel to be deleted. Logan Paul responded with five million. Savage also mocks Paul's signature catchphrase in his tweet.
  17. ^ Recording artist, Nicholas Hollywood Tetreault, tweeted this in November 2018.
  18. ^ This tweet includes a video which shows YouTube prankster and hoaxer Adam Saleh being removed from a Delta Airlines flight for disruptive behaviour. In the recording, he alleges racism.
  19. ^ American rock band Linkin Park changed their Twitter cover photo to that of their lead singer, Chester Bennington as a tribute to him after his death on July 20, 2017.
  20. ^ Niall Horan tweeted this before his audition for The X Factor.
  21. ^ This is a viral video of Conner's iguana falling from a kitchen table while trying to reach a plate with vegetables
  22. ^ Dylan Baer posted a Twitter message that a cruise ship company would give him Oasis of the Seas for getting two million retweets. This claim was a hoax.
  23. ^ Hillary Clinton tweeted this after losing the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump.
  24. ^ This was posted after Stan Lee passed away.
  25. ^ Jungkook's cover of "All of my Life" by Park Won.
  26. ^ The reaction of Jungkook
  27. ^ Jungkook's cover of "Ending Scene" by IU.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "These Are the 16 Most Popular Tweets of All Time". Time. Archived from the original on May 10, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "President Trump Didn't Make It on the List of 2017's Most Retweeted Tweets. But Obama Did". Time. December 5, 2017. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  3. ^ 前澤友作, Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) (January 5, 2019). "ZOZOTOWN新春セールが史上最速で取扱高100億円を先ほど突破!!日頃の感謝を込め、僕個人から100名様に100万円【総額1億円のお年玉】を現金でプレゼントします。応募方法は、僕をフォローいただいた上、このツイートをRTするだけ。受付は1/7まで。当選者には僕から直接DMします! #月に行くならお年玉pic.twitter.com/cKQfPPbOI3". @yousuck2020 (in Japanese). Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  4. ^ "Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese billionaire tweets most retweeted tweet". BBC. January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  5. ^ Carter Wilkerson [@carterjwm] (April 5, 2017). "HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS" (Tweet). Retrieved June 12, 2017 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Roman, Laura (May 9, 2017). "Quest For Free Chicken Nuggets Inspires Twitter's Most Retweeted Tweet". NPR. Archived from the original on May 10, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  7. ^ Ellen DeGeneres [@TheEllenShow] (March 3, 2014). "If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars" (Tweet). Retrieved March 20, 2017 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Guyun, Jessica (March 3, 2014). "Ellen DeGeneres selfie on Twitter is Oscar gold for Samsung". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Archived from the original on April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
  9. ^ Louis Tomlinson [@Louis_Tomlinson] (October 2, 2011). "Always in my heart @Harry_Styles . Yours sincerely, Louis" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ https://www.seventeen.com/celebrity/celebrity-couples/a32429/12-times-larry-stylinson-was-so-real/
  11. ^ El Rubius [@Rubiu5] (August 20, 2016). "LIMONADA 🗿" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ "Cómo El Rubius convirtió un mensaje sin sentido en el cuarto más en historia" (in Spanish). Huffington Post. Archived from the original on December 7, 2016. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  13. ^ Barack Obama [@BarackObama] (August 12, 2017). ""No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..."" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  14. ^ El Rubius [@ElRubiu5] (September 29, 2018). "LIMONADA 2.0 🗿" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  15. ^ Penn State [@PennStateIFC] (August 30, 2017). "With the current devastation in Houston, we are pledging $0.15 for every RT this gets! Please forward this along to help out those in need!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ Damarious Randall [@RandallTime] (May 28, 2018). "If the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 2018 NBA finals I'll buy everyone who retweet's this a jersey..." (Tweet). Retrieved May 28, 2018 – via Twitter.
  17. ^ Ariana Grande [@ArianaGrande] (May 22, 2017). "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  18. ^ "Ariana Grande says she feels 'broken' after Manchester concert attack". BBC News. May 23, 2017. Archived from the original on May 23, 2017. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  19. ^ Ryan Sesselman [@RyanSesselman] (Jun 9, 2018). "She's tough. But she's worth it" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  20. ^ @egg_rt_record (January 13, 2019). "Let's set a world record together and get the most retweeted tweet on Twitter. Beating the current world record held by Yusaku Maezawa @yousuck2020 (5.3 million!). We got this 🙌" (Tweet). Retrieved January 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ Denny Januar Ali [@DennyJA_WORLD] (June 4, 2014). "Denny JA: Dengan RT ini, anda ikut memenangkan Jokowi-JK. Pilih pemimpin yg bisa dipercaya (Jokowi) dan pengalaman (JK). #DJoJK" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  22. ^ "Here are some of Indonesia's most memorable tweets in 2014". TechInAsia. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  23. ^ 방탄소년단 [@BTS_twt] (July 23, 2018). "#InMyFeelingsChallenge #HopeOnTheStreet" (Tweet). Retrieved July 23, 2018 – via Twitter.
  24. ^ Barack Obama [@BarackObama] (November 6, 2012). "Four more years" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  25. ^ Kuperisnky, Amy (March 8, 2014). "Trending: Ellen's Oscars retweet record, Adele Dazeem and Rachel Canning". The Star-Ledger. Advance Communications. Archived from the original on April 17, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
  26. ^ Barack Obama [@POTUS44] (January 10, 2017). "Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I'm asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  27. ^ Harry Styles [@Harry_Styles] (March 25, 2015). "All the love as always. H" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  28. ^ "This 5-Word Message From Harry Styles Was The Most RT'd Tweet of 2015". Seventeen Magazine. Archived from the original on April 21, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  29. ^ Andrew Malcolm [@AHMalcolm] (February 15, 2015). "For every retweet this gets, Pedigree will donate one bowl of dog food to dogs in need! 😊 #tweetforbowls" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  30. ^ Savage [@bilalartist10] (February 9, 2018). "Ayo good morning Logang wass poppin" (Tweet). Retrieved February 10, 2018 – via Twitter.
  31. ^ Nicholas Hollywood Tetreault [@nicholastmusic] (November 14, 2018). "Scroll down Keep scrolling Retweet or December will be the worst month of your life" (Tweet). Retrieved November 20, 2018 – via Twitter.
  32. ^ Adam Saleh [@omgAdamSaleh] (December 21, 2016). "We got kicked out of a @Delta airplane because I spoke Arabic to my mom on the phone and with my friend slim... WTFFFFFFFF please spread" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  33. ^ Linkin Park [@linkinpark] (July 20, 2017). "pic.twitter.com/yoN80Mobdk" (Tweet). Retrieved August 17, 2017 – via Twitter.
  34. ^ Niall Horan [@NiallOfficial] (January 16, 2010). "applied for xfactor,hope it all wrks out" (Tweet). Retrieved October 2, 2017 – via Twitter.
  35. ^ Conner Hallmark [@connerhallmark] (November 27, 2018). "Dinner date didn't go as planned" (Tweet). Retrieved January 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
  36. ^ Dylan Baer [@DylanBaer] (April 2, 2018). "Please help, man needs his boat! 🙏🏻" (Tweet). Retrieved January 14, 2019 – via Twitter.
  37. ^ Hillary Clinton [@HillaryClinton] (November 9, 2016). "To all the little girls watching...never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world" (Tweet). Retrieved August 18, 2017 – via Twitter.
  38. ^ @TheRealStanLee (November 12, 2018). "pic.twitter.com/dTdDjRvXbs" (Tweet). Retrieved November 13, 2018 – via Twitter.
  39. ^ 방탄소년단 [@BTS_twt] (February 27, 2018). "🎤" (Tweet). Retrieved April 14, 2018 – via Twitter.
  40. ^ 방탄소년단 [@BTS_twt] (January 30, 2019). "그리고 지민씨도 피해갈 수 없습니다" (Tweet). Retrieved February 21, 2019 – via Twitter.
  41. ^ 방탄소년단 [@BTS_twt] (December 20, 2018). "마지막에 혼동이와서 음이 나갔어요...#이해좀 #이런엔딩😭" (Tweet). Retrieved December 27, 2018 – via Twitter.


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