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Rewind through 36 viral internet trends from 2020 to 2022

Last Updated on February 2, 2023 by Zoi Walker


In life the only constant is change—and that’s especially true on the internet, where TikTok and other social media trends catch fire, burn bright, and burn out at a quick pace.

But some internet trends keep their spark in public memory for months, even years. Humanity hasn’t exactly put its finger on why, either. It’s a question we’ve been asking since the internet’s first viral video.

Will people even remember the name Eddie Munson next year, let alone his luscious locks? Will the corn song drive us wild for different reasons in 2023? Before it all feels unbearably old fashioned, take a minute to cherish some of the biggest trends that united internet citizens in a notoriously difficult time.

2022 Year in Internet Trends
2021 the year in internet trends
2020 the year in internet trends


To identify online trends from the last 3 years, we searched topics and hashtags on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter that gained massive social engagement within a short period. To confirm the timing and intensity of the trends we chose, we also analyzed their web traffic using Google Trends. We gathered this data in November 2022.


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Year in Review: Online Trends 2020-2022

Month2020 Trends2021 Trends2022 Trends
JanuaryAmong UsGameStop stockEuphoria on HBO
FebruaryAnthony Davis' Ruffles sponsorshipTikTok feta pastaWordle
MarchTiger King on Netflix#WakingUpinTheMorning TikTok song94th Academy Awards
April#PassTheBrush TikTok challenge"Bongo cha cha cha" TikTok songDirty soda
MayDalgona coffeeOlivia Rodrigo's Sour album"My Money Don't Jiggle Jiggle" TikTok song
June#See10Do10 challengeLoki on Disney+Kate Bush's song "Running Up That Hill"
JulyTaylor Swift's Folklore album#Bennifer gets back together#GentleMinions
AugustFall Guys#FrozenHoneyTikTok challengeCorn Song
September#LaundryStripping TikTok challengeSquid Game on NetflixFarewell to Queen Elizabeth II
OctoberTikTok pillow couture outfits"Bones or No Bones Day" pug on TikTokTaylor Swift's Midnights album
NovemberPlayStation 5 releasedTaylor Swift's All Too Well short filmBlack Panther: Wakanda Forever
DecemberMysterious monolithsSpider-Man No Way HomeSpotify Wrapped

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