1. LISTENING to Blurred Lines AGAIN AND AGAIN
A harmless, catchy summer tune? A Trojan Horse for misogony? A Marvin Gaye rip-off? A self-perpetuating hurricane of backlash and hype? Whatever it was, Blurred Lines was massive in 2013. You probably heard it on a lot of freshers nights out.
2. Breaking Bad Finished, People Shrugged
After dozens of episodes, months of hype and lots of articles telling you how to make blue meth candy, Breaking Bad finally came to an end. The last episode didn't exactly disappoint but it didn't amaze either.
3. Miley Cyrus GOt EVeryone Trying to twerk
The upshot of Miley Cyrus' bizarre new public persona was that everyone in halls was suddenly trying to twerk, with mixed results.
4. Tinder Got Big
2013 marked the first generation of students to come to university with Tinder as an established thing. Unsuprisingly, this was a bit of a gamechanger.
5. Flappy Bird
It's been almost two years and I still shudder to think about how much time I spent in lectures trying to make that damn bird fly. WHY WON'T YOU FLY, BIRD!?
6. Shia Labeouf Wasn't Famous Any More
Well, except for the fact that he became way more newsworthy when he started wearing bags on his head and generally being a meme.
7. Wolf of Wall Street Came Out
And it was f***ing awesome, awakening thousands of students' interest in drugs, yachts and Margot Robbie.
8. That Oscars Selfie
Bradley Cooper, Ellen Degeneres, et al. broke Twitter with an admittedly pretty awesome selfie. There's a good chance you retweeted it.
9. Neck and Nominate
It's safe to say that most 2013 freshers put more effort into their 'Neknominate' than they did into their actual degrees.
10. Putting up with justin bieber
Come to think of it, 2013/4 was a big time for celebrity meltdowns, chief among them being Justin Bieber's descent into post-success lunacy. He does a great smiling mugshot though!
11. How I Met Your Mother Finished, People Were Mad
With hindsight, maybe we were only angry because there was about to be a lot less Neil Patrick Harris in our life.
12. The year of Pharrell
Between Get Lucky, Happy and Blurred Lines, Pharrell probably had a better year than you. He subsequently went on to wear a hat that still makes for an inexplicably hilarious photo.
13. Photobombing Reached New Heights
If it's good enough for Benadict Cumberbatch, it's definitely good enough for your freshers nights out.