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Top 100 Viral Trends in 2015

From Taco-Themed Princess Dresses to Glitter Beard Facial Hair

— January 9, 2016 — Pop Culture
These 2015 viral trends range from taco-themed princess dresses to glittering facial hair styles that have taken the world of social media by storm. In addition to bold fashion fads that are ruling platforms like Instagram, some of the year's other viral examples include artful food photos and pop culture-themed city monuments like Ukraine's Darth Vader statue that was built atop an existing sculpture of Lenin.

Furthermore, these 2015 viral trends also include digital television networks that target a millennial audience along with photo bomb art projects that fuse historical art pieces with adorable cats.

Other standouts include seasonal examples like pop culture Halloween costumes that are re-created for pint-sized consumers and controversial dress costumes that poke fun at the popular mystery dress that confused social media users earlier this year. For more viral trend examples, visit our 2016 Trend Reports page.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
98
Action Movie Spoof Scenes
Action Movie Spoof Scenes
This James Bond Spoof Scene Sees Him Unsucessfully Renting a Car
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97
Recreated Movie Scenes
Recreated Movie Scenes
This Couple Recreated Scenes from 'Up' for Their 60th Wedding Anniversary
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96
Soda-Infused Hot Dogs
Soda-Infused Hot Dogs
Disneyland Tokyo's Theme Park Food Includes Coke-Flavored Hot Dogs
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95
Collegiate Music Video Parodies
Collegiate Music Video Parodies
This Recreated Hotline Bling Video is the Creation of UBC Students
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94
Barbershop R&B Covers
Barbershop R&B Covers
Jimmy Fallon and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Pay Tribute to Rihanna
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93
Nostalgic Television Channels
Nostalgic Television Channels
'The Splat' by Nickelodeon Will Revive 90s Cartoon Series
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92
Channel Selection Parodies
Channel Selection Parodies
'Netflix Settle' Parodies Most People's Indecisive Habits
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91
Unappealing Chocolate Ads
Unappealing Chocolate Ads
Israeli Splendid's 'Kids Try Dark Chocolate' is an Unusual Advertisement
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90
Viral Whale Videos
Viral Whale Videos
This Heartwarming Video Was Made With Drone Footage
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89
Viral 90s Covers
Viral 90s Covers
This Alanis Morissette James Corden Duet Remixed a 90s Song for 2015
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88
Robotic Swordsman Videos
Robotic Swordsman Videos
This Yaskawa Stunt Pits a Robot Against a Capable Swordsman
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87
Awkward Athletic Ads
Awkward Athletic Ads
This Virgin Money Ad Pokes Fun at the Funny Faces People Make While Running
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86
Compiled Pop-Culture Videos
Compiled Pop-Culture Videos
YouTube Rewind 2014 Mashes Hot Music with Memorable Personalities
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85
Internet Meme Wax Statues
Internet Meme Wax Statues
Grumpy Cat is Getting a Statue at Madame Tussauds
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84
Action Film Music Videos
Action Film Music Videos
Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Video is Inspired by Iconic Action Films
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83
Viral Dating Advice Videos
Viral Dating Advice Videos
Cosmopolitan Magazine Had Little Girls Give Women Dating Advice
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82
Recreated Video Game Pranks
Recreated Video Game Pranks
This 'Assassin’s Creed' Preview Event Was Turned into a Fight Club
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81
Clumsy Human Commercials
Clumsy Human Commercials
Toyota's 'Humanness' Ad Urges Caution in Our Distracting, Dangerous World
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80
Live Celebrity Mean Tweets
Live Celebrity Mean Tweets
Celebrities Read Criticisms from Twitter Live on Air in This Clip
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79
Racially Diverse Movie Posters
Racially Diverse Movie Posters
Buzzfeed Recreates Iconic Movie Posters with a Diverse Twist
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78
Uncomfortable Celebrity Ads
Uncomfortable Celebrity Ads
Amy Schumer and Anna Kendrick Star in the Latest MTV Promo
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77
Female Presidency Films
Female Presidency Films
Lena Dunham Emphasizes Girl Power in Her Short Fashion Film
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76
Halloween Grocery Pranks
Halloween Grocery Pranks
Tesco Turned a Regular Grocery Store into a 'Spookermarket'
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75
Digital Television Conventions
Digital Television Conventions
New York City's Stream Con Celebrates Internet Stars
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74
Segway Dance Videos
Segway Dance Videos
This Choreographed Cover is Set to Justin Bieber's 'What Do You Mean'
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73
Parody Perfume Ads
Parody Perfume Ads
The Chive's Dad Bod Fragrance Campaign Celebrates the Viral Fad
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72
Acid Attack Awareness Tutorials
Acid Attack Awareness Tutorials
'Beauty Tips by Reshma' Features Advice from an Acid Attack Victim
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71
Ring-Bearing Birds
Ring-Bearing Birds
Bilbo the Owl Ring Bearer Made One Wedding an Exotic and Wild Event
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70
Avian Film Screening Promos
Avian Film Screening Promos
ODEON Recently Chose Small Chicks to Review the Latest Blockbusters
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69
Allergy-Awareness Initiatives
Allergy-Awareness Initiatives
The 'Teal Pumpkin Project' Discourages Handing Out Halloween Candy
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68
Anti-Activewear Spoofs
Anti-Activewear Spoofs
This Humorous Video Pokes Fun at the Pervasiveness of Activewear
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67
Empowering Refugee Campaigns
Empowering Refugee Campaigns
The 'I Came by Boat' Campaign Aims to Celebrate Australian Refugees
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66
Canine Cartoon Characters
Canine Cartoon Characters
Marnie the Dog Dresses Up as 90s Cartoon Characters
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65
Revisited Smooching Parodies
Revisited Smooching Parodies
First Kiss: One Year Later Imagines If the Participants Stuck Around
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64
Pop Star Infographics
Pop Star Infographics
This Chart Details Justin Bieber's 2015 and Judges Each Transgression
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63
Daredevil Cycling Videos
Daredevil Cycling Videos
Vittorio Brumotti Returns with a 2nd Installment of Road Bike Freestyles
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62
Viral Celebrity Covers
Viral Celebrity Covers
Jimmy Fallon and His Celebrity Guests Perform Acapella We are the Champions
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61
Viral Baby Bands
Viral Baby Bands
Eight-month-old Baby Jonah Penna is YouTube's Next Musical Sensation
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60
Surfing Bike Videos
Surfing Bike Videos
Robbie Maddison's 'Pipe Dream' Takes a Dirt Bike on the Open Water
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59
Triumphant Athletic Ads
Triumphant Athletic Ads
This Adidas Ad Acknowledges That 'There Will Be Haters'
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58
Confessional Social Media Series
Confessional Social Media Series
VH1's 'Behind the Tweet' Analyzes Shocking Twitter Moments
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57
Female Rapper Publicity Stunts
Female Rapper Publicity Stunts
Finnish Fans Can Grab Free Nicki Minaj Tickets from This Display
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56
Minuscule Movie Trailers
Minuscule Movie Trailers
Marvel and Disney's Ant-Man Trailer is Tiny
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55
Viral 90s Movie Reunions
Viral 90s Movie Reunions
Kenan and Kel Came Together for a New Good Burger Sketch
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54
Outrageous Baby-Making Ads
Outrageous Baby-Making Ads
This 'Do It for Mom' Ad Asks Danes to Reward Grandmothers with Babies
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53
Erotic Elevator Ads
Erotic Elevator Ads
Vanessa Bayer Stars in a Fifty Shades of Grey Spoof for Audi
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52
Urban Media Apps
Urban Media Apps
'The Senna' Celebrates Memes, Videos and Stories from Hip-Hop Culture
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51
Office Flirtation Videos
Office Flirtation Videos
This Video Details the Do's and Don't of Office Flirting
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50
Dreamy Rapper Films
Dreamy Rapper Films
Drake Releases His Film 'Jungle' Sans New Music
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49
Modeling Movie Campaigns
Modeling Movie Campaigns
The Promotional Efforts for Zoolander 2 Includes an Instagram Account
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48
Cosplay Park Battles
Cosplay Park Battles
Toronto is Set to Host a Game of Thrones-Style Battle at Trinity Park
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47
Galactic Leader Monuments
Galactic Leader Monuments
This Statue of Communist Leader Lenin Was Remixed into Darth Vader
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46
Ghoulish Hologram Pranks
Ghoulish Hologram Pranks
This Daring Man Used Technology to Set Up an Epic Ghost Prank
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45
Monthly Crowdsourced Subscriptions
Monthly Crowdsourced Subscriptions
Patreon is a New Subscription That Helps Ideas Becomes Products
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44
Rap-Inspired Gaming Apps
Rap-Inspired Gaming Apps
This Drake Video Game Takes You Running Through the Six
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43
3D Emoji Ads
3D Emoji Ads
Mcdonald's France Imagines a World Where Emojis Define Us All
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42
Galactic Character Blankets
Galactic Character Blankets
These Star Wars Blankets Bring Contemporary Design to the Bedroom
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41
LEGO Movie Sets
LEGO Movie Sets
This LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Set Has Ghosts Lurking Within
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40
Poignant Refugee Graffiti
Poignant Refugee Graffiti
Bansky's Steve Jobs Mural Depicts His Discontent With the Refugee Crisis
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39
Retro-Inspired Playing Cards
Retro-Inspired Playing Cards
These Throwback Cards Let You Play Microsoft's Solitaire in Real Life
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38
Racy LEGO Trailers
Racy LEGO Trailers
Fifty Shades of Bricks is an Erotic LEGO Adaptation
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37
Fashion-Punishing Christmas Ads
Fashion-Punishing Christmas Ads
This Old Navy Ad Spot Puts Unfashionable Guests at the Kids' Table
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36
Marijuana Drone Delivery Services
Marijuana Drone Delivery Services
This New Service Takes Drone Deliveries to a New High
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35
Viral Video Networks
Viral Video Networks
Channels on Stevie's Video Service Are Based on Popular Social Media Content
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34
3D Rap Shorts
3D Rap Shorts
The Dilla Dimension Celebrates the Late Producer's Last Album
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33
Gamified Map Hacks
Gamified Map Hacks
The Google Maps Pac-Man Cheat Transform the App into the Classic Game
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32
Erotic Virtual Reality (UPDATE)
Erotic Virtual Reality (UPDATE)
A$AP Ferg and Fetty Wap Watch Virtual Reality Porn for Complex
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31
Community-Building Wedding Pictures
Community-Building Wedding Pictures
This Photographer Pledged to Help a Town Afflicted by Drought
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30
Detox Bone Soup Diets
Detox Bone Soup Diets
Health Guru’s Promise Bone Broth Will Curb Your Appetite
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29
Full-Scale Board Games
Full-Scale Board Games
This Human Hungry Hippos Game Will Bring Out the Kid in Everyone
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28
Photo-Snapping Footwear
Photo-Snapping Footwear
The Selfie Shoe is Likely a Clever April Fool's Joke by Miz Mooz
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27
80s Film Cafes
80s Film Cafes
Pepsi Recreated an 80s Cafe Experience for Back to the Future Day
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26
Taco-Themed Dresses
Taco-Themed Dresses
This Unique Cosplay Outfit Puts a Distinct Spin on Disney's Princess Belle
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25
Storytelling Street Art
Storytelling Street Art
These Murals Tell the Stories of Families Separated by Deportation
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24
Vibrant Emotional Illustrations
Vibrant Emotional Illustrations
These Emotional Movie Illustrations Feature Disney Characters
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23
Photo-Bombing Cat Art
Photo-Bombing Cat Art
This Romanian Artist Superimposed His Cat onto Classic Paintings
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22
Adventurous Owl Photography
Adventurous Owl Photography
These Adorable Images Show a Tiny Owl in Funny Situations
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21
Real-Life Cartoon Characters
Real-Life Cartoon Characters
This Artist Turns Real People into Simpsons-Style TV Show Caricatures
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20
Flying Kid Photoghraphy
Flying Kid Photoghraphy
This Dad Created a Photo Series of His Son with Down Syndrome Flying
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19
Tattooed Wedding Bands
Tattooed Wedding Bands
These Couples Have Replaced the Wedding Ring with Creative Tattoos
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18
Gender-Eliminating Photo Series
Gender-Eliminating Photo Series
The 'More Women' Campaign Looks at Politics Without Men
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17
Chart Topper Christmas Sweaters
Chart Topper Christmas Sweaters
The Hotline Sleigh Bell Ring Sweater Pays Homage to Hotline Bling
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16
Pop-Cultural Halloween Costumes
Pop-Cultural Halloween Costumes
This Photographer Dressed Her Daughter In Creative Kid's Costumes
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15
Glittering Beard Accounts
Glittering Beard Accounts
The Gay Beards Instagram Account is Behind the #Glitterbeards Fad
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14
Adorable Food Art Snacks
Adorable Food Art Snacks
Song Rattanakosate Finds Ingenious Ways to Create Tiny Food Characters
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13
Powerful Awareness Images
Powerful Awareness Images
The 'I'm Tired' Project Sheds Light on Daily Discrimination
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12
Viral Domestic Abuse Campaigns
Viral Domestic Abuse Campaigns
The Salvation Army Turns the Dress Debate on Its Head
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11
Disney Princess Trial Photography
Disney Princess Trial Photography
These Photographs Re-Imagined Disney Princesses as War Criminals
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10
Anonymous Life Quote Blogs
Anonymous Life Quote Blogs
These Relatable Life Quotes are Carefully Curated for the World
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9
Truth-Exposing Illustrations
Truth-Exposing Illustrations
This Artist Brings Up Issues with Modern Living in Cartoon Form
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8
Terrifying Political Illustrations
Terrifying Political Illustrations
'Just Leaders' is a Satire on History's Famous Dictators
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7
Controversial Dress Costumes
Controversial Dress Costumes
This 'The Dress' Halloween Costume Revives a Viral Debate
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6
Hipster Barbie Portraits
Hipster Barbie Portraits
This Instagram Account Shows Barbie as a Millennial
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5
Galactic Kitchen Collections
Galactic Kitchen Collections
The Star Wars Kitchen Accessories Keep Fandom All Over the House
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4
Urban Anime Clothing
Urban Anime Clothing
This Dragon Ball Z Streetwear Collection Features Classic Anime Characters
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3
Customized Disney Valentines
Customized Disney Valentines
An illustrator Turned a Couple into Their Favorite Characters
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2
Viral Dress Colors
Viral Dress Colors
The Internet is Perplexed Over the True Hues of a Blue and Black Dress
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1
Uplifting Animal Illustrations
Uplifting Animal Illustrations
These Drawings Reaffirm Through Simple Inspirational Quotes
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