‘Cause y’all know how much we love our gifs over here. (Sometimes we even make our own.)
Giphy has unveiled its Top 25 gifs of 2017, and it’s a pretty good list: There was a nice blend of gifs I use on the daily and gifs I’d never seen before. I was pleased to see one of my personal faves, White Guy Blinking, come in at No. 2, and that my girls Lady Gaga and Gal Gadot also had spots on the list (No. 24 and No. 10, respectively — Gaga’s Superbowl jump is iconic, tbh, and Gadot is human sunshine. Yaaaas kweens!).
Here’s what Giphy had to say about the list:
This year we saw a wide array of popular content rise to the top; from original GIF artist work to meme remixes, from music to TV to movies — and we’ve got all the heavy hitters for you. Analyzing the 2017 view counts of content through our extensive distribution platform (+ viral and high velocity indicators), here are the loops that shaped 2017.
The No. 1 gif was a surprise to me, but maybe that’s just a sign I’m becoming an old? (Don’t answer that.) It is super cute, though:
Above: The No. 1 gif of the year, Love Gnome by Anna Hrachovec, which as of my writing this had more than 401,000,000 views.
You can check out the full list over on Medium.