Trends Of 2016

Trends Of 2016

Whitney Herring, Messenger Reporter

January 2017

2016 was a rollercoaster of emotions, and many trends became popular in this year. The year that lasted forever finally came to an end. Some trends from this year will never be forgotten by those who got to experience them.


One trend that will never be forgotten is ¨Juju on that beat,¨ a dance that took the world by storm. This dance was performed everywhere by young children to older people, it became as popular as the Harlem Shake and the Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae), maybe even more popular. In my opinion, this dance isn’t going to go away, not for a while at least. It took the world by storm to quickly to go away so soon. Children and teens will keep the dance alive for a little while longer.


Another trend that won’t be forgotten is Pokemon Go, teens and adults all around the world were outside, staring at their phones trying to find Pokemon. This trend became dangerous when people weren’t watching where they were going, playing while driving and trespassing onto other people’s property to find these imaginary creatures. This trend isn’t going to be forgotten but it quickly went away after just a couple of weeks of being new. Some people still play but not as many as there was when it first came out. Pokemon Go will always be remembered.


The Mannequin Challenge was also a major trend. No one really knows where it originated from. The Mannequin Challenge consists of families, friend groups, sports teams, and classroom freezing while the song Black Beatles by Rae Sremmurd plays in the background. There is really no point in this challenge but it is one that won’t be forgotten, these videos will be shown for years to come.
2016 finally came to an end, with all of these trends ending (hopefully) with it. 2016 was a year that people thought would never come to an end and it finally did. Even though all of these trends will hopefully die, 2017 will bring more, there is no doubt about it. 2017 will bring many new things.