WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 28: Internet phenomenon Grumpy Cat brings her iconic "No Face" to Madame Tussauds Washington, DC for a meet-and-greet with fans at Madame Tussauds on September 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Getty Images for Madame Tussauds)

In the 2010s, social media has allowed us to share moments and memes. It replaced the water cooler as the place where everyone discusses the biggest trending topics, and the discussions can now occur with any of your friends, associates, or anyone who follows the same hashtagss that you do. Here are our 20 favorites.

1. Pants on the Ground – 2010

American Idol is full of memorable auditions, but General Larry Platt’s takes the cake. His “Pants on the Ground” song was everywhere, and so was he. He performed that tune wherever he could and stretched his entertaining 15 minutes of fame.

2. Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That – 2012

Kimberly “Sweet Brown” Wilkins being interviewed about the fire she escaped in her complex was internet gold. Even better were the remixes of her interview that made their internet rounds.



3. Antoine Dodson -2010

Who can forget Antoine Dodson describing the home invader that came after his sister. “Hide yo kids, hide yo wife” was everywhere. As with most viral moments, many clever songs and remixes were created from this infamous moment.

4. Grumpy Cat – 2012

There are many cute cats online, but none as legendary as Miss Tarter Sauce, aka Grumpy Cat. Her grumpy demeanor won over the world, one frown at a time. R.I.P, Grumpy Cat.

Instagram post by Grumpy Cat * Dec 21, 2019 at 8:12pm UTC

61.8k Likes, 587 Comments - Grumpy Cat (@realgrumpycat) on Instagram

5. Rebecca Black – 2011

“It’s Friday, Friday gotta get down on Friday.” In 2011, Rebecca Black and those lyrics were everywhere. Many dubbed “Friday” the worst song ever, but with her various TV appearances, video views, and her cameo in a Katy Perry video, Rebecca got the last laugh.


6. Yodeling Walmart Kid – 2018

10-year-old Mason Ramsey stole our hearts when a video of him yodeling in a Walmart went viral. Now he’s touring the world and hanging out with Justin Bieber


7. Planking – 2011

The internet brings about some interesting viral trends, and planking was no exception. As the movement got bigger, the planking locations got weirder. It was quite interesting to witness.

8. Kim K Broke The Internet – 2014

Kim Kardashian and Paper magazine coined the phrase “Break The Internet” with her cover that showed off her…assets. Even better than the cover were the people who mocked the cover afterward. Pure comedy.


969.1k Likes, 233.1k Comments - Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Instagram: "#BreakTheInternet"

#tbt 2014 the year Scub broke the internet ????

49 Likes, 2 Comments - SCUB - Scone Club (@s.c.u.b) on Instagram: "#tbt 2014 the year Scub broke the internet ????"

Best. Halloween. Costume. Ever. !!!

38 Likes, 2 Comments - Blondarazzi Designs (@blondarazzidesigns) on Instagram: "Best. Halloween. Costume. Ever. !!!"

#bitchbye #kimkbreakstheinternet #weak people play too much!!! #kimk #kardashian

40 Likes, 4 Comments - TᕼE GᖇEᗩT I ᗩᗰ (@robertdagreat) on Instagram: "#bitchbye #kimkbreakstheinternet #weak people play too much!!! #kimk #kardashian"

Sonny Breaks the Internet ???? #kimkardashian #kimkardashianwest #kimkardashianbreakstheinternet #breaktheinternet #halloween #dogsofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram #goldendoodle #doodlesofinstagram

12 Likes, 2 Comments - Sonny Doodle (@doodle.sonny) on Instagram: "Sonny Breaks the Internet ???? #kimkardashian #kimkardashianwest #kimkardashianbreakstheinternet..."

9. Chrissy Teigen Crying – 2015

Most of what Chrissy Teigen does goes viral, but her crying while husband John accepted his 2015 Golden Globe will never be forgotten.

o dear

1.9m Likes, 18.2k Comments - chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Instagram: "o dear"

10. Smudge The Cat vs. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills -2019

Who knows why the internet combined a screenshot of a 2011 episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Smudge The Cat showing disdain for vegetables, but thank goodness they did. The memes are everywhere, and they are hilarious.

11. What Are Those?! -2015

A Vine video of a kid making fun of a police officer’s shoes sparked a “What Are Those” frenzy, and we all have Brandon Moore (Young Busco) to thank.

12. Damnnnn, Daniel -2016

Joshua Holz and Daniel Lara gained internet fame after an edited collection of videos showing Holz following and teasing Lara, and pointing out his Vans, went viral. Their appearance of The Ellen Degeneres Shoe one heightened their fame.

13. Ice Bucket Challenge – 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge provided entertaining videos of people pouring buckets of ice over their heads, and it raised awareness for ALS research. It was a win-win.

14. What Does The Fox Say? – 2013

The “What Does The Fox Say” video by Ylvis was everywhere. It was both annoying and hilarious. The video is below, but we warn you, if you watch it, it’ll probably get stuck in your head again.


15. Gangnam Style – 2012

South Korean superstar, Psy, won our hearts with his catchy tune, “Gangnam Style.” Even better than the song, were those fancy dance moves that went with it.

16. Mannequin Challenge – 2016

In 2016, the #Mannequinchallenge hashtag was everywhere, and so were those amusing videos. Sports teams, celebrities, and even Beyonce got in on the action.

17. Baby Shark – 2018

The “Baby Shark” song started out as a kids nursery rhyme but exploded to become one of the most popular songs in mainstream culture. It was even remixed and played at nightclubs all over the world.

18. Harlem Shake -2013

After this song was released, videos were all over social media showing people wailing and dancing to the song. They are genius.

19. Cash Me Outside

After Danielle Bregoli, aka Bhad Bhadie, appeared on Dr. Phil and said her famous “Cash me outside, How about dah” phrase, the internet went crazy over her. The memes were everywhere, and Bhad Bhadie is now a household name.

The Original "Cash Me Outside How Bout Dah" Video (Full Episode)

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20. On Fleek

We all want nice eyebrows, but when eyebrows are “on fleek,” they are pure perfection. Thank you to Peached Monroee for creating this legendary phrase.