Twitter has released the top 10 most retweeted tweets of 2010 as part of its look back at the year.

The list is dominated by American music starts with big followers, although American TV personality Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) tops the list with a wry Tweet about the Gulf Oil Spill, the year’s biggest Trend on Twitter. 

“In honor of oil-soaked birds, 'tweets' are now 'gurgles.' http://bit.ly/cIhZNf”

Elsewhere Drizzy Drake (@drakkardnoir) took the #2 spot, and Lil Wayne (@liltunechi) came in at #3. Fascination with Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) is still raging: he placed fourth, while pop stars Joe Jonas (@joejonas) and Rihanna (@rihanna) made the list at #6 and #9 with their Bieber-related Tweets. Congrats also go to Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) (#7) and Kanye West (@kanyewest) (#8).

A Tweet from the spoof account @alqaeda clocked in at #5,

“Just noticed Twitter keeps prompting me to "Add a location to your tweets". Not falling for that one.”

While words of wisdom from @shitmydadsaysrounded out the list at #10.

“Don't focus on the one guy who hates you. You don't go to the park and set your picnic down next to the only pile of dog shit.”

What where your favourite tweets of the year? Share them in the comments below.