Top Ten Most Popular Trends of the 2010s

As a kid in the 2010s, and for you other kids of this decade, I think we all remember times when something was super popular in school and kids wouldn't shut up about it and it would take months for kids to shut up. Remember it? Yeah, me too. As this list is made, we're still in the 2010s, but we are in 2019, and this decade has been full of different trends here and there. Which one was the absolute biggest? That's why I made this list. This is a list of the most popular trends that caught people's interests the most, so with that being said, here's the list

The Top Ten

1 Fortnite Fortnite Product Image

Fortnite, definitely one of the most recent trends. You can't deny how much fame it has got for the past year. This trend was basically the only thing most people talked about and cared about for the entire of 2018, despite the video game itself being released in 2017. Fortnite spawned tons of youtubers and made tons of youtubers relevant as well who got incredibly popular by playing this game, such as Ali-A, Ninja and DanTDM (the latter was relevant before Fortnite too but he still played Fortnite tons)

The game started out with just save the world and then as soon as battle royale starting existing it blew up and ali-a was relevant before fortnite

Since the release of this game, it became more than viral and it's gaining excessively but undeserving attention. But to put that aside, Fortnite is basically the new wave of gamers.

I'm calling it, this is going to become the next Call of Duty.

This game was extremely popular back in 2018.

2 Fidget Spinners

Fidget Spinners. Gotta be honest this might be the absolute most popular trend of the entire 2010s. Not gonna lie, but I myself have two of these. A gold one and a "camoflauge" blue. Anyways, this surely was a trend a lot of people have heard about. It's kinda impossible to not have heard anything about these spinners. Especially if you're a guy / girl in school. A trend that started in the beggining of 2017 and went on for a long while, everyone took their spinners to school and showed them off and compared each others spinners and stuff

These toys are extremely popular. They're overrated, but they're still decent toys.

I remember fidget spinners in 2017 I saw lots of them in my schools

Schools banned them but they were epic

3 Internet Challenges

Unfortunately, there are still a TON of YT'ers who do this, including ( but not limited to )...
The Norris Nuts ( make challenges that embarrass themselves and their entire family, immature, and stupid )
Collins Key ( mostly food challenges, though )

Gotta admit this is one of the worst trends to be honest. You basically do some sort of challenge that has become popular on the internet and you pray you will survive. A lot of these challenges are downright dangerous and can cause you to die (tide pod challenge anyone? ). It's luckily one of the less popular trends

Ugh these have been stupid and cringeworthy at best. Most of them are just ridiculous like that tide pod challenge. Or just downright stupid like that water bottle flip thing.

Worst trend off all time. People trying to get views by doing dangerous and stupid challenges.

4 Social Media

I don't use Instagram, Twitter, or FaceBook, but I DO use Quotev and Tumblr.

5 Smartphones

Everyone uses them.
Edit: most people do.

Why is this not at the top?

Everyone has one now.

Yeah, we’re now in a world where everyone owns a smartphone m.

Oh, I mean we're now in a world where most people own smartphones, my bad.

6 Memes

Some may last for a long time, some of them died pretty quickly.

I love memes, even some of the dead ones.


memes are funny

7 Dabbing

I used to do this when I was younger, now I look back and cringe. Doesn't help that two of my younger sisters occasionally dab repeatedly.

A 2016 trend, dabbing is one of the very few trends that I actually did use to follow and imitate. But that's because I was a pre-teen and didn't know any better. Dabbing is some sort of move where you look down and raise there arms sideways, you know what, I'm terrible at explaining. Just look at the pic and see it yourself. It dominated the media back in 2016

Ugh this is so annoying and stupid. I admit I used to do this until I realized just how dumb it was. I was also in middle school at the time so that explains a lot. This is such a middle school thing that shouldn't have been popular to begin with

The worst trend ever. I even made the stupid move of making a list on how annoying it was after the trend died

8 2010s Music Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.

Adele is the most iconic of this decade according to many critics and audiences. There's also Bruno Mars which is another one of those critical singers as well. Imagine Dragons has a different story in a unique situation with critics but they're unique and also a fresh audience choice. Beyonce is another example of a critical singer. David Bowie's final album blackstar is an icon too especially when it was released 2 days before his death. Kendrick Lamar is the most iconic rapper of this time and he's super critical. And Tame Impala which should have been one of them. And that is that.

I like these artists you mentioned. Adele has a great voice, Bruno Mars has catchy songs, Imagine Dragons are good, although I'm not a fan of Beyonce. Kendrick Lamar is also a pretty good rapper.

Music of the 2010s is not somewhat of spoken about trend, but you can't deny that it's one of the biggest ones. Considering it's on the radio and most kids and school play it and stuff it's hard to escape it. Lots of artists such as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Lil' Pump, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus and Tekashi69 are a few examples of very mainstream music artists that became relevant in the 2010s

Justin Bieber isn't even the worst artist of this decade. Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Lil Pump etc are worse. Not saying that they are the worst, I just don't like their music.

Userguy44 Pop elitist who can't respect other opinions? No more like fan who is sick of people like you.

9 Bottle Flipping

A skill / luck based trend which involved you throwing up a bottle in the air making it rotate, and if you had luck I suppose, it would land on its base. This is one of the few trends on here I cared the least about and overlooked it a lot because I was more into dabs back then. although looking back bottle flipping is a much less cringer trend, if cringe at all

I remember when kids always bottle flipped in my school in grade 12

I remember when people did this in 2016

I still do that sometimes.

10 Pokemon Go!

Everyone knows Pokemon GO. At least kids and young adults of the 2010s. Everyone has played this game or at least heard of it once. It dominated humanity back in July 2016 when it was first released and it started to have its own culture. Me myself am one of the many billions of people who played this game, but one of the few people who actually chosed Team Instinct, the yellow team, the least picked of the three gym teams. As time has went by the game has recieved tons of updates and new pokemon, the first one though which is what made me stop play the game because the updates made the game unplayable

I remember this trend I 2016 when lots of people played it I heard of people getting hurt playing it

Every time I wanted to try this game, I ended up deleting the app. It's not even a good game, at all.

I think I'm the only one who actually likes this game.

The Contenders

11 Vines

Vines. No, not those type of vines you find in the jungle and stuff. It's another type of vine, if a "vine" at all. It's basically videos that are a few seconds put into one big video which is meant to be humourus and getting people to laugh, although in my opinion they are just stupid and I never get it. It's not one of those talked about trends really but it's a trend

Vines+Youtube Poops+420Memes+Offs=The Birth of Dank Memes

vine should comeback

12 Minecraft

It's the 2nd best-selling video game of all time behind Tetris and an important part of many of our childhoods. Even today, you can still see it being talked about from time to time.

A video game so popular. Kids decided to mess around with it.

Minecraft will forever be ingrained in my childhood.

To be honest I love this game quite a lot still

13 Gangnam Style Gangnam Style Cover Art

Lots of people don't remember Gangnam Style anymore, but when it was a trend, I mean it. People were crazy about it. It's a song released in late 2012 by the music artist PSY. Now I know this item ties with "2010s Music", however that item was mostly just about average songs that you heard on the radio. This one was crazy though

I remember this trend I hated the song at the time of the trend

Everyone was going crazy over this song.

14 Shrek Shrek is a character debuting in the 2001 animated movie of the same name. The popular franchise has 4 films and the character himself has become recognizable to people of all ages. He has since spawned into what is most likely the most widely recognized internet meme to ever come into the world.

Shrek has never been a trend. It has been a sacred entity for millenia, and manifested itself in movie form in 2001. Now it manifests itself through the people of Earth.

Shrek is love, Shrek is life!

A big but annoying trend.

Great cringe

15 Emojis
16 The Floss

I caught one of my sisters standing on her chair and flossing AND dabbing at dinner time, and I almost threw my fork at her.

At least it requires some skill compared to other trends. Still, super cringe

17 Tiktok Tiktok Product Image

The ONLY good users on there are King Science, Tooty McNooty, and AlexRabbit. They're all animators. The people who draw stuff on TikTok are fine, though. But the rest of the community... no.

Imagine finding Tiktok good. Seriously, why would you even use this abomination?

I don't know, but not me. It's beyond me how it had over 700 million downloads.

Oh god no. Yes, it is a trend, but it is really annoying

I hate my life

18 PPAP PPAP Cover Art

"I have a peen, I have an apple. Ugh, apple pen". Does that sound familiar? I bet it does for you. This was a one big trend that occured in late 2016 and it's basically a song that consists of some dude blending apples, pineapples and pens into one thing, such as apple pens and pineapple pens. It's as generic as it can get as well to be honest. It's one of the lesser known trends on here but it deserves a mention as well

I have a pen, I have an apple. UGH! Apple pen! I have a pen I have pineapple. UGH! Pineapple pen. Apple pen, pineapple pen! UGH! Pen Pineapple Apple Pen!

These are old recordings from a bygone era.

I loved this!

19 Netflix Netflix is an American entertainment company founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California.

I love netflix

I like Netflix.

20 Despacito - Luis Fonsi Despacito - Luis Fonsi Cover Art

This song's no longer relevant. Soon enough, it will be completely forgotten. This song started to become popular in June 2017 and its popularity lasted until the end of the year. In 2018, It started to become less and less popular. Now, it's completely irrelevant.

Hope this song will die soon.

21 Watch Me Whip - Nae Nae Song Watch Me Whip - Nae Nae Song Cover Art

Stupid and cringeworthy

And after Silento got arrested a few weeks ago it’s going to hit differently ever seeing anyone doing it now lol.

22 People hurting themselves for attention

Aka people with depression fetishes.

23 Stranger Things Stranger Things is an American science fiction-horror Netflix original television series created, written, directed and co-executive produced by the Duffer Brothers, Matt and Ross Duffer, as well as co-executive-produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.

Awesome show. This is probably one of the only shows I get excited for when a new season is announced

Awesome show, can't wait for season 3, best Netflix original T.V. show

I love this show a lot, and have 2 ST shirts and a D'Artagnan plushie.

24 Marvel Cinematic Universe
25 Steven Universe Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. The show's based around a young boy by the name of Steven Universe, who is a hybrid of a gem and a human. He lives with his gem friends, Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl.
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