The 9 Best Memes of 2021

Wait, the Suez Canal thing was this year?

It’s been a weird year, and it’s only right that 2021’s best memes would reflect that. From sea shanty singers forming TikTok duet choruses, to the Puxatawny Phil-esque “Bones Day” forecast, here are the best memes of 2021.

Sea Shanty TikTok

Sea shanties, originally used by sailors to pass time, had a renaissance in 2021. Few TikTok sea shanties have been as iconic as Nathan Evans’s “The Wellerman,” which gained over 9 million views in the month after it was posted, as well as countless duets.