10 Most Popular Memes of All Time: For the Meme Lovers

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What is a Meme?

Everyone has their own way of describing a meme and their own way of looking at it. The simplest way of describing a meme is that it is a funny image, video, text, or GIF that spreads across the Internet. Memes can be short or long and about anything. They can be found all over the Internet.

Memes have existed on the Internet for a long time. Biologist Richard Dawkins first coined the term meme in 1976 in the book The Selfish Gene.

Anyone can use memes, and that is their beauty. Memes do not have a language barrier because they are simple, funny images, videos, text, and GIFs. They can be used to communicate with each other as an inside joke. For some people, memes are love; for some, memes are life, and we all should love memes. Memes can help you forget all your pain and make you laugh once again.

Let’s check out 10 most popular memes of all time:

The Distracted Boyfriend – 2017

The “distracted boyfriend” meme first originated from a stock photo taken by Antonio Guillem in 2015. It gained popularity as a meme in early 2017 and went viral in August. The meme represents various forms of disloyalty and distraction. 🧑‍🤝‍👩

Drake – 2015

The Drake Hotline Bling meme is a popular reaction template for showing disapproval and approval. The music video for the 2015 hit single became a meme sensation because Drake danced in a brightly lit cube thingy. 👉

Elon Musk – 2018

Elon Musk is a popular meme subject, especially after he asked for “dank memes” on Twitter (Now, X) in 2018. One of the most popular memes is based on a still from a podcast interview in which he was seen smoking a joint. 🚭

Change My Mind – 2018

Steven Crowder’s 2018 photo with a sign saying, “Male privilege is a myth: Change my mind,” became a popular meme template. People Photoshopped someone else behind the desk and changed the words on the poster. 🧋

Hey, we even used this template in one of our YouTube videos.

Side Eyeing Chloe – 2013

The Side-Eyeing Chloe is a meme based on a viral screenshot of a little girl’s concerned expression in a 2013 YouTube video. It’s also known as “Side Eye Chloe” and can be used in awkward situations. The girl in the video was unimpressed and indecisive about a surprise trip to Disneyland. 👀

Woman Yelling at a Cat – 2019

The meme of Woman Yelling at a Cat featured a screencap from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, with a picture of a confused-looking cat named Smudge sitting behind a dinner plate. This meme gained popularity in mid-June 2019. 😼

Left Exit 12 – 2013

“Left exit 12” is a meme from a 2013 YouTube video in which a car drifts into an off-ramp. The meme features edited exit signs with funny phrases. It has since evolved into an exploitable format in which the highway sign is edited to show disapproved and preferred content, with the car swerving towards the latter. 🚙

Surprised Pikachu – 2018

In 2018, the “Surprised Pikachu” meme on Twitter used an image of Pikachu’s shocked expression to express surprise at a predictable outcome. The image was often paired with captions, leading to a surprising but expected conclusion. 😮

Sad Keanu – 2010

“Sad Keanu” is a meme that originated from a paparazzi photo of Keanu Reeves eating alone on a bench in NYC. The photo went viral in 2010, photoshopping Keanu into various settings. It even caught the attention of the BBC, who interviewed him about it in 2011. 😔

Success Kid – 2007

“Success kid” is a meme featuring a determined boy with a clenched fist. It’s used to celebrate small wins. The photo was taken in 2007 and became famous in 2008. The baby is named Sammy Griner. He raised funds for his father’s kidney transplant in 2016. ✊

In Conclusion:

Memes are a popular cultural phenomenon that has existed for decades and continues to grow with new trends and themes. They serve as a way for people to communicate and express themselves funny and relatable. The most popular memes of all time have provided us with countless laughs and have become a part of our daily online conversations. Memes Forever! ❤️

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