Ah, memes, these somehow irrelevant but crucial lil companions in our lives.
With the imminent arrival of 2020, this decade has a lot of to reminisce on – including the memes it produced (Donald Trump, and a frog at the most). As the internet boomed after 2010, the OG meme-sphere of Reddit & 4Chan welcomed memes all over Twitter to now every single social media platform you can think of.
If you weren’t surviving on memes in your teens through this decade, then what were you even doing?
So, what better way to celebrate the end of 2019 than to go back in time and allow you peeps to ride through the meme wave of this decade. Some of these bad boys were way over-used on your social feeds, and others you probably forgot about – let’s get some awesome nostalgia.
#5 – Pepe the frog
I mean there you have it, a frog that boomed into a meme icon. Pepe is cute, sad, relatable and definitely a top 5 contender no doubt.
#4 – Distracted Boyfriend Meme
Not only is this meme a classic, but it merges a bunch of other memes.
— Diego (@DiegoCanuck) December 2, 2019
— Ulku Guneysu (@UlkuGuneysu) September 27, 2018
#3 Starter-pack Memes
So. goddamn. accurate.
AKA the birth of Karen.
— CollegeHumor (@CollegeHumor) April 22, 2018
“why can’t i find a decent guy” starter pack pic.twitter.com/Q4JjXJ6Wct
— Best Starter Packs (@StartPackMemes) March 22, 2017
idk how to dress but my parents have a lot of money starter pack pic.twitter.com/LcPFBzcEKW
— Best Starter Packs (@StartPackMemes) June 23, 2016
#2 Joker Memes
After the release of this movie earlier in 2019, I’m positive I saw a new joker meme every goddamn day, mark my words, this one will be forever historic.
#1 – Spongebob Meme
AKA WHeN EvERyoNe sTaRteD TaLkiNg LiKe ThIS.
“Dont use that weird spongebob mocking meme”
Me: DonT uSe thAt WeIrd SpoNgEboB MoCkinG MEme pic.twitter.com/ompUk9su7n
— spongemock (@TheSpongeMock) May 10, 2017
Teacher: The bell does not dismiss you I do.
Me: tHe beLL dOEs NOt DIsMiSS YoU I dO pic.twitter.com/QQLik5vd1O
— spongemock (@TheSpongeMock) May 11, 2017
Although these were our top 5, we couldn’t leave you without some iconic memes that surfed the 2010s up until now.
Here are some honourable mentions that we wanted to include.
Evil Kermit meme
Me: This diet is going great
Me to Me: i’ve just ordered you a pizza
— Ben (@ItsBen95) November 17, 2016
Condescending Willy Wonka
Trump signs this
— Trump Draws (@TrumpDraws) November 13, 2019
‘Is this a pigeon’ meme
‘Math Lady’ meme
ask and ye shall receive pic.twitter.com/ojdCTd0S0G
— michael smyth (@wheresgrandad) January 20, 2017
Baby Yoda Meme
“You keep smiling at your phone, what are you looking at?”
— tayleigh 🎃 (@reinecitrouille) November 16, 2019
If you’re still looking to satisfy your meme fix, scroll through our meme tag – the best memes of the decades are all documented and reporting for duty.