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Here's A Month-By-Month Breakdown Of The 12 Best Memes Of 2017

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No one can deny that 2017 was a... year. But at least we can all agree that the memes were pretty damn great.

Although we were blessed with so many, there have been just 12 (or 13) standouts that have really defined the year.
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Although we were blessed with so many, there have been just 12 (or 13) standouts that have really defined the year.

January: Salt Bae

Via instagram.com, Via Twitter: @Powerful

At the start of the year, Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe aka Salt Bae took over the internet for his extra-ass style of salting meats. His art of doing the absolute most had everyone meme-ing him for the month of January and beyond.

February: White Guy Blinking

giantbomb.com, Via Twitter: @Yahiam_

Giant Bomb video producer Drew Scanlon's "blinking" face rose to its peak in February despite the original footage being released in 2013. Even though the insulted/confused reactionary gif was popular in the early months of 2017, it was still a heavily used meme throughout the year.

March: Meryl Streep Yelling

TNT, Twitter: @erikaofthestate

Even though this photo of Meryl Streep shouting something is from the 2015 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, it wasn't until March this year that it surfaced as a meme. And thank God, because it honestly fits perfectly with EVERY single song. I'm serious.

April: Playlist For My Crush

Twitter: @hanwoodley, Twitter: @vilamell

This meme came from a teen's playlist, made to send a message to someone she was dating... but not quite really feeling. While creative, people had mixed feelings about it all. But, of course that didn't stop them from hijacking the format and making it April's most popular meme.

May: Mocking SpongeBob

Via Twitter: @ZEPHANIIIAH, Twitter: @JayNoHoes

This meme hit its peak in May and, unsurprisingly, isn't dead yet. The image of SpongeBob is used to pretty much mock whatever someone says and is simple, but oh so effective. Its origin? A SpongeBob SquarePants episode from 2012 where SpongeBob acts like a chicken whenever he sees plaid. I know, I know.

June: The Floor is Lava

Twitter: @Princessofwifi, Twitter: @quintabrunson

Everyone remembers playing "the floor is lava" when they were a child. You know, that game where your ultimate goal was to not touch the floor? Well, that's pretty much what this meme is: A whole bunch of scenarios where you'd want to and not want to touch the floor. Yeah, June was great.

July: Dancing Hot Dog Snapchat Filter

Via imgur.com, Twitter: @fuzzycuntkins

This meme was honestly just... so stupid but so good. It was pretty much just the dancing hotdog in different scenarios or somehow merged with every other meme out there. Meme-ception, basically.

August: Distracted Boyfriend

What's funnier than a good stock image photo? If you answered "probably fucking nothing, aye", you're correct! The simplicity of this photo of a man, looking at another woman, while with his girlfriend, is what made it the meme of August.
Via Twitter: @dracomallfoys

What's funnier than a good stock image photo? If you answered "probably fucking nothing, aye", you're correct! The simplicity of this photo of a man, looking at another woman, while with his girlfriend, is what made it the meme of August.

September: Man's Not Hot/The Ting Goes...

Comedian Michael Dapaah, otherwise known as the one and only Big Shaq, was the reason for the iconic tune "Man's Not Hot". While the entire song is flames and mad quotable, it's the gun sound effects that drew everyone to this meme. Beyond the meme and bigger than September, the studio version of this banger is STILL played in the clubs and that's pretty damn impressive.

October: First of All

“You read my message but didn’t reply” First of all I didn’t mean to read it

First of all, this one is pretty self-explanatory. The whole premise of this meme is a sentence of a conversation paired with a contrasting rebuttal. Simple? Sure. One of the best memes of 2017? Absolutely.

November: No Nut November

Look, November was pretty lacking in the fresh meme department BUT No Nut November (NNN) is the front-runner. The NNN meme was the running joke that the less men ejaculated in November, the more intellectual and powerful they became. Heh. Came.

Look, November was pretty lacking in the fresh meme department BUT No Nut November (NNN) is the front-runner. The NNN meme was the running joke that the less men ejaculated in November, the more intellectual and powerful they became. Heh. Came.

December: Bitcoin and "If You Play This On New Year's Eve"

http://@tank.sinatra / Via instagram.com, Twitter: @DAREDEVlllS

December was a pretty even split between bitcoin and NYE songs. The bitcoin memes dominated December because of the drastic rise in its price, and well... the collective view that people who own bitcoin think they're superior to the rest.

The NYE song meme came from a tweet about playing Frank Ocean's "Nights" so the song transition matched the change in year, and from there it pretty much just snowballed into what it is now.

  1. So which one do you think was the BEST meme of 2017?

    So which one do you think was the BEST meme of 2017?
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    White Guy Blinking
    Via @GiantBomb
    White Guy Blinking
    Via @GiantBomb
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Meryl Streep Yelling
    Via TNT
    Meryl Streep Yelling
    Via TNT
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Playlist For My Crush
    Via Spotify
    Playlist For My Crush
    Via Spotify
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Mocking SpongeBob
    Via Nickelodeon
    Mocking SpongeBob
    Via Nickelodeon
    Correct
    Incorrect
    The Floor is Lava
    Via knowyourmeme.com
    The Floor is Lava
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Dancing Hot Dog Snapchat Filter
    Via Snapchat
    Dancing Hot Dog Snapchat Filter
    Via Snapchat
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Distracted Boyfriend
    Via iStock
    Distracted Boyfriend
    Via iStock
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    Incorrect
    The Ting Goes...
    Via youtube.com
    The Ting Goes...
    Correct
    Incorrect
    First of All
    Via Twitter: @Benoo_Brown
    First of All
    Correct
    Incorrect
    No Nut November
    Via knowyourmeme.com
    No Nut November
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Bitcoin
    Via reddit.com
    Bitcoin
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    Incorrect
    If You Play This On New Year's Eve
    Via Twitter: @DAREDEVlllS
    If You Play This On New Year's Eve
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    Incorrect
    Ugh, none of these. I'm going to yell it at you in the comments.
    Via BuzzFeed
    Ugh, none of these. I'm going to yell it at you in the comments.
    Via BuzzFeed
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So which one do you think was the BEST meme of 2017?
  1. Salt Bae
     
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    Salt Bae
  2. White Guy Blinking
     
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    White Guy Blinking
  3. Meryl Streep Yelling
     
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    Meryl Streep Yelling
  4. Playlist For My Crush
     
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    Playlist For My Crush
  5. Mocking SpongeBob
     
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    Mocking SpongeBob
  6. The Floor is Lava
     
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    The Floor is Lava
  7. Dancing Hot Dog Snapchat Filter
     
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    Dancing Hot Dog Snapchat Filter
  8. Distracted Boyfriend
     
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    Distracted Boyfriend
  9. The Ting Goes...
     
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    The Ting Goes...
  10. First of All
     
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    First of All
  11. No Nut November
     
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    No Nut November
  12. Bitcoin
     
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    Bitcoin
  13. If You Play This On New Year's Eve
     
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    If You Play This On New Year's Eve
  14. Ugh, none of these. I'm going to yell it at you in the comments.
     
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    Ugh, none of these. I'm going to yell it at you in the comments.

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