1. The “In My Feelings Challenge”
The Drake song, “In My Feelings” had everyone asking for Kiki’s love in the Summer of 2018.
2. The “Whip and Nae Nae”
In what turned out to be their biggest hit (only hit?) Silento’s “Whip and Nae Nae” came out of nowhere to top the charts.
3. The “Dougie”
Education was never a higher priority than when everyone was asking to “Teach Me How to Dougie”.
4. “Gangnam Style”
Who would’ve thought that the same person to bring Justin Beiber into the hearts and minds of music fans around the globe would also bring us one of the greatest viral dance hits of all time with Korean Pop Star PSY and his song “Gangnam Style”
5. Every Fortnite Dance Challenge
Whether its doing the Carlton, the Shoot, or the Scrubs Dance, the options were limitless when it came to performing your version of the Fortnite dance challenge.
6. Party Rock Anthem Shuffle
Not going to lie here, this song was so massive that it was hard to notice a viral dance built in. Instead we experienced everyone doing their own types of shuffle for this challenge.
7. The “My Boo/Running Man” Challenge
At night, I dream of you, but by day everyone was performing the newest version of the “Running Man” to Ghost Town DJ’s classic “My Boo”.
I’m not sure if theres ever been a crash and burn of a viral dance sensation like that of the Dab. Once it got into the hands of parents and those with multiple left feet, it was bound to die a horrible, painful death.
This could have been included in the Fortnite Dance Challenges but it was by far the biggest dance move of 2018 and came from popular social influencer “The Backpack Kid” who even tried to sue Fortnite for the use of his dance.
10. The Harlem Shake
Much like the “Running Man” the Harlem Shake went through a rebrand as it went from a shoulder shaking routine to a salad bowl of dance moves from different people in the same container.
Did we miss any? Are there any honorable mentions you could think of?