In an age where we spend most of our free time in front of illuminated screens on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, the art of the Internet meme has become intertwined with our daily life and culture. As quickly as the news changes, memes appear and disappear. Here were 2015’s most iconic memes that made us laugh all year long.
Drake’s Hotline Bling
While Drake as an entity has always been a meme known for being oversensitive, hung up on his exes an excessive crier, but the phenomenon of his track Hotline Bling brought on a whole new reason for us to laugh with/at him.
Miley, What’s Good
The iconic VMA exchange between Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj will forever be immortalized in bad Internet jokes. Replacing dialogue from pop culture moments with “What’s good” will never not be funny.
— Steve Steinfeld (@IAmSteveS) September 2, 2015
Lil Mama Crying
In the more traditional use of a meme, this photo of Lil Mama crying accompanied with clever tweets perfectly illustrated feelings of despair and defeat.
When you're 175 weeks deep in someones Instagram and accidentally like the picture. pic.twitter.com/YdCQroVG4W
— Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 23, 2015
When you post a selfie and people start unfollowing you. pic.twitter.com/JjjXTuDNzB
— Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 22, 2015
When the bouncer says "All bad bitches get in free" but you still gotta pay $10. pic.twitter.com/pcqqOWVyaL
— Lil Mama Crying (@LilMamaCrying) November 21, 2015
What Are Those
We never thought a Vine of someone asking an officer about his footwear would ever grow to be this big. Obviously we underestimated the power of the Internet.
Netflix And Chill
What originally started as a coy euphemism for an ~intimate date~ has become so iconic that Ariana Grande named her Christmas album after this meme.
DJ Khaled’s Snapchat
DJ Khaled was a late game contender in the race for the biggest memes of the year. But over the short course of a few months, he’s grown his fan base on Snapchat with his hilarious updates, daily antics including watering his plants and catchphrases including but not limited to: “Major key to success”, “They don’t want you to jet ski”, “Bless up”, “Another one” and “LION ORDER”
I want someone to look at me the way DJ Khaled looks at plants
— carly aquilino (@carlyaquilino) December 29, 2015
Why You Always Lyin
This Vine is easily the best thing to come from Internet humor this year. The phrase “mmmmohmygod” will go down in comedic history. It’s been translated into several languages, re-appropriated numerous times and his face has become the universal symbol of catching someone in a lie.
" My phone died " " Didnt get your text " " I forgot to press send " " I was sleep " " Service is bad here " pic.twitter.com/5pNsSGZEoT
— 6'7 (@obidawson) October 14, 2015