There are a lot of trends that went viral this decade and here are just a few of them:
The original Harlem Shake video was created by a comedian called Filthy Frank and featured a group of costumed dancers who start flailing wildly as the bass drops.
Ice Bucket Challenge
The Ice Bucket Challenge was centered around charity. Former baseball player and ALS patient Pete Frates helped popularise the challenge, which involved taking a bucket of ice water, dumping it over your head, posting the video to social media and encouraging others to do the same or make a donation towards research into the neurodegenerative disease.
A group of high school students in Florida were behind the biggest internet sensation of 2016 when they filmed themselves frozen like mannequins as the camera panned around them.
Skrillex’ famous song Black Beatles first featured a crowd waiting for the drop like mannequins in the background.
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This game quickly became one of the most popular smartphone applications with 84 million users in 2016. Pokémon GO allowed people to be real-life Pokemon trainers. You could roam around to catch different Pokemon and hatch eggs.
In My Feelings challenge
Kiki, do you love me?
In 2018, the ‘In My Feelings Challenge’ also known as the ‘Kiki Challenge’, inspired by Drake’s song, became a viral dance trend in which people danced outside of an open car door.
The Bottle Flip Challenge
From celebrities to young kids, this challenge became viral and is still very famous. All you have to do is throw a bottle, filled with water, so that it lands upright on a flat surface.
One of the most famous dance moves of the decade was dabbing, where the participant raises one arm straight to the sky while bowing their head into the crook of their bent elbow.
Another dance move! A move designed to make it look as though you’re maneuvering an invisible piece of dental floss around the lower half of your body. It went viral after 15-year-old Russell Horning, known as “Backpack Kid”, performed it during a Saturday Night Live performance of Katy Perry’s song Swish Swish.
The Bottle Cap Challenge
One of the most recent trends! The goal is to untwist the cap with a spin kick, without moving the bottle itself.
- What’s your opinion on these trends?
- What trend do you like and what trend do you dislike?
- Do you know some other trends I didn’t mention?