The top 10 most-liked Instagram posts of 2017 include babies. A LOT OF BABIES.

It’s that time of year again.

Yep, the time of year when a quick trip to the supermarket for a litre of milk ends in you holding your ears and screaming ‘IT’S BARELY DECEMBER STOP THE CHRISTMAS MUSIC!’ in the middle of the aisles.

Oh, and it’s also the time of year when Instagram releases the list of the most liked posts of 2017.

It’s time to look back at the year that was for our favourite celebs except… well except the list of top 10 posts were shared by just three different celebrities.

That’s… diverse. And one celebrity made up no less than half of the top ten posts.

Sadly, that also means this delightful post I shared on October 21 didn’t make the cut, despite being made up of three of the Internet’s most favourite things: puppers, costumes and puppers wearing costumes.

Halloween dog parade is my favourite dog parade ????????????

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It’s a travesty, really. Perhaps next year will be my year…

As for 2017, it seems Selena Gomez – who is the most followed person on the platform with over 130 million fans – is the people’s choice when it comes to the best posts 2017. The five of her posts that made up the top 10 racked up a massive 40.2 million likes.

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(That’s 40,199,961 likes less than my Halloween doggos, FYI.)

They were also made up of some of her most loved-up Instagram moments with The Weeknd, which is super awkward considering the pair split a month ago.

But it was Queen Bey who took out the top spot on the list thanks to the pregnancy announcement that sent the world into a spin on February 1.

You know, the one where she revealed that Blue Ivy was about to become a big sister to TWINS?

The only other celebrity to make the list was football star Cristiano Ronaldo, who decided that 2017 was the year to welcome not one, not two, but THREE new babies into his family.


In case you feel the need to add a few more ‘likes’ to these popular posts, here’s the list in full. And you’ll notice they have two big things in common: celebrity babies and Selena Gomez. So… not exactly easy for us regular peeps to pull off.

10. Selena Gomez’s 25th birthday celebration.

9. Selena Gomez riding a bike for Vogue magazine.

A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on


8. Cristiano Ronald shows off his twins.

Family mood ❤️❤️❤️❤️

A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on


7. Selena making her red carpet debut with The Weeknd.

A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on

6. Selena and The Weeknd get cosy.

A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on


5. Cristiano Ronaldo reveals he’s adopted twins.

So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life ????❤

A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on


4. Beyoncé shares the first photo of twins Rumi and Sir.

Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today. ????????❤️????????????????????????????????????????

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3. Selena Gomez reveals she had a kidney transplant.

I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith

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2. Cristiano Ronaldo welcomes a baby daughter.

A Alana Martina acaba de nascer! Tanto a Geo como a Alana estão muito bem! Estamos todos muito felizes! ❤️

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1. Beyoncé announces she’s pregnant with twins.