Memes: an Internet comedy phenomenon that everyone and their Grandma knows and loves. Everyone has their own favorite meme, and it seems like anything and everything can become a meme. Bag Raiders are still active in music today and have a new album on the way, so go stream this hit and more in its entirety and support the band. This next one is probably one of the more popular amongst the Vine crowd a few years back.
Darude – Sandstorm
Noisestorm – Crab Rave
By Joshua Moniz March 13, Here are some of the most popular, fad songs of the last ten years. Some were decent songs when released but ruined from being overplayed. Others are outright brain-cell killing and impossible to forget.
1. All-Star by Smash Mouth
Memes used to mean just one thing: a recognizable picture with text added. We know all the classics, from the Doge to Woman Yelling at Cat. But today's memes can mean a whole lot more than just a picture with a caption — you can find video memes , text posts, GIF memes , even collage memes. A meme can even be made by simply adding a particular song to a video or series of pictures. Really, it's nothing new — Rick-Rolling was the earliest version of the Meme Song , and it's taken many different forms since then.
You may barely remember the Harlem Shake videos or Black Beatle Mannequin Challenges , but those were some of the first stones that caused the ripples that eventually became the waves of what we now refer to as meme culture. With the strategy behind distribution constantly shifting, artists have become creative, cultivating memes themselves to guarantee coverage of their content. Sometimes, that means resharing viral content created by fans. For example, Nicki Minaj is a great proponent of this. Generations who consume music the most live their lives online, treating it as a personal diary. Memes are the great equalizer, putting us in their kitchens, making us part of their creative process. So, how did we get here? We used to crowd around the TV, but today, we crowd around the Internet.