The Best 15 (5) Memes of 2013

'Tis the end of the year! We laughed, we loved, an then we inevitably hated this year's most popular memes. Memebase is here to take you back through the internets and remember this year in memes.

Harlem Shake

Harlem Shake is the title of a 2012 heavy bass instrumental track produced by Baauer. In February 2013, the song spawned a series of dance videos that begin with a masked individual dancing alone in a group before suddenly cutting to a wild dance party featuring the entire group. Despite what the name suggests, the videos present a wide range of hip hop dances, including the Bernie, Twerking as well as improvisations.

Whether you love or hate the Harlem Shake you cannot deny the impact it had by dominating the internet in early 2013. Parody videos blew up such as this Slender Man version:

Harlem Shake even had its own repercussions. Individuals all over the world were creating their own Harlem Shake videos by participating in the meme on the job, in school, or on monuments.

Unflattering Beyonce

Unflattering Beyonce is a photoshop meme based on humorously timed screen captures of the singer Beyonce from her 2013 performance at Super Bowl XLVII.

Did you know Beyonce was in the Olympics?


Doge is a slang term for “dog” that is primarily associated with pictures of Shiba Inus (nicknamed “Shibe”) and internal monologue captions. These photos are also photoshopped to change the dog’s face or captioned with interior monologues in Comic Sans font.

Doge is the most popular meme right now (also most hated). No matter what you do, you can't escape the doge.

Ylvis - The Fox

"The Fox" is a song by the Norwegian comedy music duo Ylvis which gained online notoriety following the release of their crazy music video.

And just in case you were curious, here's what the fox actually says:

Thanks, Obama!

Thanks, Obama! is a sarcastic expression used by critics of President Barack Obama to blame personal troubles and inconveniences on public policies supported or enacted by the administration. The phrase is often used to caption animated GIFs in which the subject appears to be struggling with a rather simple task, satirizing those who scapegoat Obama as the cause of problems for which he has little or no influence.

The meme took off in 2013 with the Government Shutdown and Obamacare.

More @ the source, 1, 2, 3, 4

Missing this Surprising HBIC tbh:

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