The 29 Most Important Twerking Moments Of 2013

A year defined by America’s new favorite butt dance.

1. The twerking in Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop.”

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2. The 33 high school students who were suspended for twerking at school.

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3. And the kids who weren’t suspended, like this kid twerking in geometry class.

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4. Or these girls twerking in chem lab.

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5. And all the unfortunate high school students that couldn’t twerk at prom.

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6. Also, there was the girl who was publicly shamed by her mother for twerking at the school dance.

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7. John Mangum, the twerking catcher for North Carolina State’s baseball team.

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8. Demi Lovato’s brave stand against the onslaught of twerking.

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9. And that time even Ellen DeGeneres learned to twerk.

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10. This twerking turkey.

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11. This twerking Miley Cyrus turkey.

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12. Also, Miley Cyrus twerking on famous paintings.

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13. This buff guy twerking pensively in his bathroom.

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14. These very confused old people trying to understand what twerking is.

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15. And this girl actually twerking on an old person.

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16. Big Freedia setting the twerking world record.

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17. These two girls twerking on subway tracks.

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18. And Rihanna’s video for “Pour It Up.”

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19. This woman twerking in a Panera Bread.

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20. Also, this girl twerking in the pews at church.

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21. Patrick Star being twerked on.

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22. And “The Most Epic Twerk Fail of All Time.”

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23. And, of course, the reveal.

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24. The U.K.’s first Twerking Championship.

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25. Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus’ song “Twerk.”

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26. Oh, and whatever this is.

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27. This twerking cat.

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28. This twerking corgi.

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29. And perhaps the most important twerk of all…

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