Rewind through 36 viral internet trends from 2020 to 2022
Last Updated on February 2, 2023 by Zoi Walker
- Top internet trends of 2022
- Top internet trends of 2021
- Top internet trends of 2020
- 2020-2022 Trends Table
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.
Top internet trends of 2022
Top internet trends of 2021
Top internet trends of 2020
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
|Month||2020 Trends||2021 Trends||2022 Trends|
|January||Among Us||GameStop stock||Euphoria on HBO|
|February||Anthony Davis' Ruffles sponsorship||TikTok feta pasta||Wordle|
|March||Tiger King on Netflix||#WakingUpinTheMorning TikTok song||94th Academy Awards|
|April||#PassTheBrush TikTok challenge||"Bongo cha cha cha" TikTok song||Dirty soda|
|May||Dalgona coffee||Olivia Rodrigo's Sour album||"My Money Don't Jiggle Jiggle" TikTok song|
|June||#See10Do10 challenge||Loki on Disney+||Kate Bush's song "Running Up That Hill"|
|July||Taylor Swift's Folklore album||#Bennifer gets back together||#GentleMinions|
|August||Fall Guys||#FrozenHoneyTikTok challenge||Corn Song|
|September||#LaundryStripping TikTok challenge||Squid Game on Netflix||Farewell to Queen Elizabeth II|
|October||TikTok pillow couture outfits||"Bones or No Bones Day" pug on TikTok||Taylor Swift's Midnights album|
|November||PlayStation 5 released||Taylor Swift's All Too Well short film||Black Panther: Wakanda Forever|
|December||Mysterious monoliths||Spider-Man No Way Home||Spotify Wrapped|