Hint: It was the year of the twerk.
From Yeezus to “Yoncé,” this is what made this year a very odd and exciting time for pop music.
But let’s face it, so long as there are weddings, school dances, and Bar Mitzvahs, we will never escape “Blurred Lines.”
These are the videos that inspired the conversations, drove the memes, and dominated the culture of 2013.
Why listen to one song when you can listen to 68 of them mashed together?
Brace yourselves, Cumberbitches.
Plus brutally honest Mad Men Mother’s Day cards, the saltiest sandwich in the universe, and a flowchart outlining what everyone thinks they know about The Great Gatsby.
Phoenix with R. Kelly! The Postal Service reunited! Coachella does the “Harlem Shake”! Plus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, Tegan and Sara, Major Lazer, and more.
Unless it’s real, of course. In that case, can you believe he skipped “Harlem Shake”?
One is a meme, the other is a band that doesn’t exist anymore. Thousands of people followed them on Twitter anyway, proving that no one ever reads Twitter bios.
Everyone stop doing stuff, this is the best meme.
So BSB didn’t get the memo that the “shake” is dead, but we’ll forgive them because Nick Carter is practically naked.
How do you keep a dying meme alive? By blowing people’s minds.
OK… now can we let it rest?
They’re like a miniature hypnotic music videos. Click play and zone out forever.
The internet dance craze just happened outside Muslim Brotherhood HQ in Cairo.
I know we’re all supposed to hate this right now, but I just can’t with this one. I wish it would never end. It’s beautiful. They’re beautiful. Whatever. Bye!
Now that online video views are factored into the Hot 100 formula, viral hits like “Harlem Shake” can dominate the charts. That’s good. And bad.
The rules are different now, but some artists were robbed of their rightful glory.
“That shit’s mad corny, stop.”
Regan from The Exorcist, and a washing machine. Both :30 clips.
Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne, and Rosie Tapner backstage at the Topshop show.
Um, her eyes are on fire?
It might be over, but puppies get a pass.
Does this go on the list of reasons why the show should be saved?