22 Social Media Memes of 2019: Which got the Most Followers and Likes?

Memes come and go, but there are some notable memes that garnered tons of followers and likes. These are the memes that are so memorable, we’re still mentioning it up until the end of this year.

Wondering what are those memorable memes that took the internet by storm? Here are the top 22 social media memes of the year, ranked.

Top 22 Social Media Memes: Trends That Gained Thousands of Followers and Likes this 2019

#22: Daenerys’ Passive Aggressive Squint

You know that weird squinty smile that moms give to their children when they break something? This is what Daenery (From Game of Thrones) encapsulates with this meme.

#21: Me and the Boys

It features a photo of the 60’s Spiderman Villains smiling together, somewhat similar to a modern group shot.

This meme meant to poke fun of mismatched people or an absurd situation that’s covering up as something “wholesome”. It also gives out some nostalgic references at times.

#20: Powerful Shaggy

This meme is meant to bring some irony to Shaggy’s character, as in Scooby-Doo, Shaggy is considered as the “weakest” character.

It features the stills on the behind-the-scenes interview of the Scooby-Doo movie. But instead of putting in the right subtitles, the internet decided to change it to lines that describe how “powerful” Shaggy is.

#19: Let me in!

Let Me In meme features a reaction image from American comedian Eric Andre. It’s pretty simple but a delightfully hilarious photo (and gif) of Eric Andre just frantically shouting “Let me in!” to a gate.

It’s used to relatable scenarios as someone seeing the latest release of “Stranger Things” up to political events such as Brexit.

#18: Bird Box Memes

This particular meme came from a popular Netflix Movie ‘Birdbox’. The characters are mostly on a blindfold in this movie, thus hilarity ensues. It’s used mainly as a reaction image when someone is being stubborn on certain relatable scenarios.

#17: First Image of the Black Hole

On April 10th, 2019, National Science Foundation issued a press release revealing the first-ever photograph of a black hole.

As the internet was raving about the said milestone, of course, it wasn’t safe from being a meme. The humor on this is that the blurry photo of the black hole is morphed into similar-looking objects, such as a PC power button.

#16: Aight Imma Head Out

Let’s be real: Spongebob will always have at least one popular meme every year.

For this year, it features a relatable reaction image when we get into situations we want to get out of.

#15: Learning to be Spiderman

This meme refers to a shot from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the recent animated film. It shows Peter Parker and Miles Morales and is used to imply the origin of a certain thing and the person who made a variation or copied the whole thing. This started garnering followers and likes when someone posted it on Reddit, featuring Elon Musk on the said meme.

#14: VSCO Girl

VSCO girl is a comical characterization of a teenage girl. VSCO girls are supposed to have tons of scrunchies, always has a hydro flask in her bag, loves the turtles and randomly “ssskssssss ssskksss” on her friends. It’s just meant to poke on mainstream teenage trends.

#13: Does This Spark Joy?

For those who are not familiar, Marie Kondo is a tidying expert (aka will help you organize your stuff). She has become an instant hit this 2019, as her book and Netflix series became more popular.

With that, fandoms were formed and memes were made, especially in related to her tip that only keep items that will “Spark Joy”.

#12: Gonna Tell My Kids

It’s a meme that joined in the last part of the year which features the internet posting photos of celebrities, fictional characters, and internet personalities with the caption “Gonna tell my kids that this is…” But instead of putting the real names, they’re putting up names of important people in our history.

#11: I’m Baby

One of the simplest meme formats on the list. It’s basically Kirby stating “I’m baby”. Where is this used? You can use this meme as an excuse for making petty things.

#10: Choking Sasuke

This meme came from Naruto: Shippūden anime series in which character Sasuke Uchiha is being held by the neck by his brother Itachi Uchiha.

In January 2019, image combinations and photoshopped images in which Sasuke appears being chocked by various individuals gained popularity on Twitter.

#9: Off-Ramp Meme

With this meme, it shows a car swerving into an off-ramp. On the highway sign, the meme’s author photoshops something the author disapproves of and something they would prefer. The car will then swerve to the author’s preferred (mostly absurd) choice.

#8: Me Explaining to My Mom

This meme has helped users garner tons of followers and likes from using the meme. It’s a two-panel image of a girl having a meltdown and seems to explain something, while the other person on the photo shows a confused look.

It’s used for people to share their strong opinions about certain things.

#7: Belle Delphine’s Bath Water

Belle Delphine is a popular internet personality, known mostly for her “gamer girl” character. She serves her followers with cute yet lewd photos on photo sharing platforms.

However, she took the extra mile and decided to sell bathwater. It got sold out pretty quickly and has become a meme as the story spreads out.

#6: Surprised Pikachu

Surprised Pikachu is a reaction image that you can use for something that you’re already expecting in the first place. It garners followers and likes for those who are using it especially on relatable or edgy scenarios.

#5: Table Cat

This meme features a 2-panel photo of a woman hysterically screaming and a cat who seems surprised with the whole thing. It has a similar vibe to “Me Explaining to my Mom” meme.

#4: Ah, sh*t here we go again

This came from the video game Grand Theft Auto (GTA).  You can use this reaction image when someone is dealing with something difficult or cringey.

#3: And I oop!

You can use this trending slang-slash-meme for surprising or awkward moments. It came from a video of Jasmine Masters discussing something and stopping mid-sentence, blurting out that iconic line.

#2: The World Record Egg

On January 4th, 2019, the @world_record_egg Instagram page uploaded a photograph of a brown egg along with the description “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram”. By the time, it seemed to be an impossible goal, but just after 10 days, the post gained 28.3 million likes and overtaking Kylie Jenner’s previous record.

And because this legendary egg has gotten lots of followers and likes, people started making memes out of it.

#1: Storm Area 51 Event

Topping the list is none other than Area 51 memes, at this meme did not just get followers and likes, the event actually happened.

The meme started out as a troll Facebook invite, which the original author invited everyone to storm Area 51 and see the aliens they are hiding on the said base. It became a rich source of memes and the event actually happened.

The raid only has a small crowd and some media people, but everyone’s still impressed though since nobody’s even expecting that the raid will actually happen.

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Filipino Memes to Live By

Catchphrases, screengrabs, stock images name it. Memes can be catchy, relatable and make you laugh and there are hundreds and millions floating on social media. They rise and become a reflection of the ugly reality, and with just one photo, you can be an instant celebrity. We meme to laugh, to ponder, and to connect with others through humor.

It’s become a universal language that connects cultures and signifies the context of the convention of understanding an image, and its perception may vary from one another’s perspective. In Pinoy context, almost everyone – man, woman, and child can seem to relate, if not, there is always a meme that identifies them.

Eye-dropping headlines and soap opera moments are just one of many. We are going to make a list of memes to live by. Before we go to Tagalog memes, let’s start with headlines that caught our attention:

1. ‘Wala na, Finish na’ (It’s done and finished)

These four words that come off as a condescending end that puts a smile on you’re your face at first. It may sound funny but tracing back from a dark news headline, these words were the confession of a drunk rape suspect’s confession in Cubao. And honestly, the more you hear about its disturbing context, the more it makes your skin crawl.

Paano mo nasabi? (How can you say so?)

Also spoken by a convict, this meme came from a snarky remark we heard in a crime segment on news headlines. Thankfully it didn’t come from as dark a place as the previous one and is somewhat relatable and funny as its snarky undertone is something that works as a comeback in a conversation, or a mood.

Advanced Ako Mag Isip (I think in advance)

“Don’t do drugs” is one of many reminders from our parents that has stuck with us up to now and given that the drug war is at its peak, a call center agent who was arrested for possession and peddling marijuana, begs to differ by justifying his marijuana sideline in addition to his income which he claims is earning 1.5 million pesos.

Fast forward, he broke his English and shifted to Tagalog, saying “advanced ako mag-isip”. He then reinforces his claims on pursuing political endeavors and later solving Antipolo’s land area, talk about planning, and this guy seems to teach us to plan ahead. Not long after, his words became a hit for explaining creative reasoning. We have to give credit for his words and making effort to speak in straight English.

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Turning these tragic events to comedy, in the end, can say a lot how a meme is born. It just happens that we need to find humor in these instances, as the echoing lyrics of Elton John’s Skyline Pigeon says: ‘to laugh and cry’.

Tagalog memes

While the English language has become a primary speaking language in the Philippines and used to draft our constitution, the Tagalog language has a strong connection to us because it’s our native tongue. Looking at social media alone, a few iconic catchphrases allowed us to be more connected to our national language, and these memes may look familiar or nostalgic as they are taken straight out from your childhood cartoons and classic Latino telenovelas

Senyora

Known as Marimar’s nemesis, Senyora Santibanez made sure Marimar’s life a living hell, and her devilish, mean snare/smile has caught the attention of facebook users, some of the iconic memes come with the term “alipin”, meaning “slave”. One of the captions say: “Facundo, nagugutom ang mga alipin, pakainin mo ng corned beef” (Facundo, the slaves are hungry, feed them corned beef) then a lot popped out until the infamous 20 Alipin facts meme became the pinnacle of the corned beef saga that also poked fun at elitists.

Later on, Senyora has also become a social media personality and posts updates in character.

Princess Sarah Memes

A childhood cartoon classic and later on adapted on screen starring Camille Prats as Sarah and Angelica Panganiban as Becky, the dynamic of these two characters have been iconic. Princess Sarah is without Becky and Becky has become a meme icon.

“Becky, kulang ang patatas natin” (Becky, we are short on potatoes) was one of the first memes that garnered attention in social media and one of the entries that became popular featured a Potato Corner booth.

Other than Becky and Sarah, you may have probably stumbled upon memes involving Lavina or Sarah’s ‘words of wisdom’ memes proliferating in dedicated meme pages on Facebook.

“So Sino Maga-adjust?” (So, who’s gonna adjust?)

Some reaction shots can give birth to a meme when given the right caption because together, they can become something else: be it a grievance, a burn or a comeback. Take one reaction shot of Pia Wurtzbach in Miss Universe a few years ago.

She may not have said it out loud but it looked like it was what she was thinking, and her expression resonated with us because at some point we may have said it ourselves.

The Nerf Gun

A teleserye is not without outlandish plot (twists) and Mortal Kombat-esque over the top catfights and action sequences. Take Ika-6 na Utos, where one scene shows Ryza Cenon’s Georgia in a heated confrontation with Sunshine Dizon’s Emma at toy store where Georgia pointed a nerf gun at Emma that made the scene irresistibly funny and again, found its way on social media and went through crazy edits referencing videogame like Persona 5 that included the game’s graphics.

On second thought, that would make a great arcade game. And while you’re at it, there’s a handful of fight scenes to savor for laughs (I recommend the Xerox fight sequence).

Bonus: The meme went viral, even Ryza Cenon made fun of it on her Instagram account.

MRT Detachment

It is said that we Filipinos are known for our resilience, to even endure the hassles of traffic and daily commute alone that we even found fun in these tragedies. Back in November 2017, the infamous incident of the MRT getting derailed once again made headlines on social media and numerous edits and comments aroused. One notable meme added a hyperspace effect, jumping to lightspeed.

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Memes have found a way to make us laugh in and out of Filipino context. Not only has it given us callbacks but created a discourse and in a way, make us more connected to our language and each other.