Top 5 trends of 2010s

 Movies, songs, and challenges the 2010s are packed with fads and crazes from juju’ing on the beat, greeting others with “Wakanda forever,” and disappearing in front of your dog are only a few noteworthy examples of how theses trends will reign in our hearts for a long time. The 2010s are nearing an end with the arrival of 2020 but here are the top five trends that will spark endless memories.

1.“YOLO” (2011)
Yolo means “you only live once,” and in 2011 that seemed to be everyone’s attitude. Rapper Drake made this term popular with his song “The Motto.” According to the music website Genius, “The Motto” was chart smash, making it to No. 14 on the U.S. Billboard 100 and eventually selling more than 3 million copies in the U.S. alone. “The Motto” earned a Grammy nomination. “YOLO” made trending headlines when people would yell “YOLO!” before doing a dangerous or ridiculous stunt. 

2.”The Hunger Games” (2012)
The first “Hunger Games” film captivated the world in 2012, and with three installments of the blockbuster hit later, it’s obvious we couldn’t get enough of Katniss Everdeen. Katniss volunteers to take her sister’s place as District 12’s female representative in a game that forces 24 participants to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem watch. Lovers of the books and films alike would show their support for Katniss through the Mockingjay whistle and holding up two fingers as a sign of resistance. The blockbuster hit went on to receive many awards to include a Grammy Award for Best Song written for visual media, according to IMDB.

3. Vine (2013)
Before its death in 2017, Vine was the most popular 6-second video app of its time. Vine enabled its users to record 6-second videos and post to their Vine. It gave its users an outlet of creative expression in videos that lip sync, showed impersonations, and used stop motion to make their videos more interesting. At its peak, Vine had over 1 million people watching on a monthly basis and over 1 billion vine loops played daily according to The Atlantic. In 2017, Vine came to its inevitable end and, as reported by Paste Magazine, couldn’t compete with the likes of Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook Live. 

4. “Frozen” (2013)
“Let it go, Let it go, can’t hold it back anymore … ” and can’t get it out of our head. “Frozen” warmed the hearts of many young and old alike in 2013 when it was first released. “Frozen” follows Arendelle heir Anna on an adventure to save her kingdom from permanent winter. “Frozen” to date has made more than $1 billion in worldwide gross income, according to IMDB. Every Halloween and comic con conference you can see an Elsa or Anna walking around. “Frozen” merchandise continues to be sold today.

5. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (2014)
The internet can’t seem to say no to a challenge, especially if it’s for a good cause. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge started in the summer of 2014 and became the world’s largest global social media phenomenon. More than 17 million people uploaded their challenge videos to Facebook; these videos were watched by 440 million people a total of 10 billion times. It is now an annual event to raise awareness and funds to find treatments and a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to the ALS Association.