10 of the Funniest Vine Trends to Go Viral

When Some New Ridiculous Trend Strikes, Viners Really Know How to Run With It

UPDATE: The Vine service has been discontinued but we've left the information below for archive purposes. See our What Was Vine? for more on this popular video sharing app.

On Twitter's Vine app, trends can take off within as little as a few hours. And before you know it, all the really big Viners have come up with all sorts of different and clever ways to insert a particularly popular meme or joke into their own Vine videos — racking up thousands or even millions of looping views, likes, revines and comments just in the nick of time, while the trend is still hot.

While some of those trends tend to be somewhat inappropriate (either sexually explicit or vulgar in language), there are lots that are totally SFW and unbelievably hilarious. Here are just 10 of them, along with links to their original sources and hashtag pages you can check out.

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"Yeet" is a strange type of dance that became popular both on Vine and YouTube. It involves swinging your arms and shoulders to the sides while yelling "yeet" to a beat. Today, Viners will often yell "yeet" in their videos for comedic effect, or use a "yeet" sound effect.

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What Are Those?
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This trend involves a guy asking a police officer if he could ask him a question before pointing his phone to the officer's shoes and screaming "WHAT ARE THOSE?" Everyone on Vine certainly thought it was hilarious and worthy enough of being parodied over and over again.

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The 'potato flew around my room' song

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A video was uploaded of a child singing a song where he swapped out the word "tornado" for "potato." After it gained about 10 million loops in two weeks, another was uploaded, this time taking the audio from the original and pairing it with a video of an actual potato tied to a string and attached to a ceiling fan.

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'My name is Jeff'

Channing Tatum
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Viners started having a lot of fun with a short clip from the Hollywood film 22 Jump Street, in which actor Channing Tatum tries to fake a foreign accent while trying to say "My name is Jeff" and fails terribly. The phrase and movie clip itself were worked into possibly thousands of Vines when it hit peak virality.

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The 'Just Girly Things' meme

Just Girly Things
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Just Girly Things is the name of a popular Tumblr blog that posts images with text over them, depicting relatable things that girls love to do. On Vine, the trend parodies the blog by showing a photo from the blog (often paired with background music of Vanessa Carlton's 100 Miles) and then acting out a scene that's completely exaggerated or unexpected.

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The theme song from Disney Junior's 'Little Einsteins' TV show

Little Einsteins
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A song from a children's television show completely blew up on Vine after a trap remix version of it was uploaded to YouTube. Viners took every advantage of using it as the background music in their vines, often pairing it with ridiculous dance moves too.

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'I eat pears'

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A clip from an interview with American hip hop artist Rick Ross features him explaining how much he loves to eat pears as part of his weight loss plan. Viners loved it, especially the very pronounced "P" sound that comes out when he says the word pear. That was apparently enough for everyone to start incorporating the sound clip into their own vines.

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'You're not my dad!'

You're Not My Dad
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The sound clip "You're not my dad!" went viral after a vine was posted that featured a child dramatically yelling the phrase, followed by swearing and calling the the cameraman a "noodle head." It's one of the most identifiable and popular sound clips used across Vine.

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The 'Hollaback Girl' song

Hollaback Girl
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There's a big trend on Vine that involves pairing the beginning of Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl song with videos of people falling down, getting punched, being hit in the head by something or any other accidental and painful situation. The video is almost always edited to quickly match and repeat the strong beat of the song for comedic effect

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The 'Lebron James' kid

LeBron James
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A vine featuring a child repeatedly saying "Lebron James" over and over in different clips at different angles quickly became a parody favorite. The sound clip has been used all across the video platform, and even over a year later since the original was first uploaded, it's still a relatively popular trend.