10 Best Music Memes of 2016

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Rae Sremmurd take the mannequin challenge on SportsCenter. Memes might have started as silly online distractions, but their impact on the world of music, especially in 2016, is officially no joke. Look no further than the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 right now -- not to mention chart action for a mid-'90s hip-hop group, a gospel singer pushing 80 and two teenagers from Detroit -- to know that music and memes go hand in hand. Below, revisit the 10 biggest music memes of 2016: #MannequinChallenge Let's start with the meme owning social feeds -- and the top of the Hot 100 right now. At the end of October, a group of high school students in Jacksonville, Florida, started the trend by standing still as a video panned across their classroom. In November, others followed suit and began setting the videos to Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles," with the rappers themselves even posting a #MannequinChallenge video onstage at their concert. Then even your mom found out about the meme when presidential nominee Hillary Clinton accepted the challenge with Jon Bon Jovi on her private plane, and an OG Beatle, Paul McCartney, tweeted one of his own -- not to mention videos from Taylor Swift, Destiny's Child, Ellen DeGeneres at the White House and at least one of your Facebook friends at Thanksgiving dinner. With four weeks and counting at No. 1 on the Hot 100, Rae Sremmurd owes those Florida high-schoolers a private concert. Don't stand still. Vote today: https://t.co/jfd3CXLD1s #ElectionDay #MannequinChallenge pic.twitter.com/4KAv2zu0rd — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 8, 2016 Love those Black Beatles #MannequinChallenge pic.twitter.com/aAu9umHKI7 — Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) November 10, 2016 #RunningManChallenge The Ghost Town DJs probably had no idea that their 1996 hit song "My Boo" would become an even bigger hit 20 years later. Thanks to the #RunningManChallenge -- started by two high school students and popularized by a pair of University of Maryland basketball players -- which used the mid-'90s jam as its soundtrack, "My Boo" hit a new peak of No. 29 on the Hot 100 and hit the top 10 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for the very first time. Celebrities like Ciara and Russell Wilson (and their private...

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