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R.I.P. Vine – But These Mesmeric Music Memes Will Never Be Forgotten

If you were confused by the hashtag #RIPVINE trending on Twitter this morning, you probably never saw the value in the six-second looping video artform of Vine, one that’s had a weirdly strong impact on popular culture. Today, the service has shut down the app. Vine is no more. We’re paying tribute to the service with a collection of our favourite music vines.

1. Little Mix’s Jesy attempts a Jamaican Accent

https://vine.co/v/OXp06A3tBmd

2. ‘Run Away With Me’ everywhere

In March 2016 Jeppo’s banger suddenly spread over Vine like a rash, some six months after its initial release. It was pretty glorious.

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Not everyone was a fan though, obviously

https://vine.co/v/iJFKWeJP7PL

3. Rick Ross loves pears

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Bloody loves ‘em.

https://vine.co/v/ObbKrpn5JwL

4. Llama loves DMX

For those in need of some Monday morning motivation, there’s always this.

https://vine.co/v/MiAMY06TDUY

5. Crushing Frozen’s dreams

Hate Frozen? So do these people.
https://vine.co/v/hETni67mew2

https://vine.co/v/h3V1wbmrtHK

https://vine.co/v/MagJbpPFLmI

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6. Blink 18-Trump

https://vine.co/v/5Wm7igEpLKX

7. The Nirvana Shovel

This one is magical.

https://vine.co/v/enUMlgDWu2A

8. A-ha: Who is she?

A perfect marriage of music and comedy.

https://vine.co/v/e1vZMFtdODA

https://vine.co/v/ib5PVIl1535

Even Jeff Goldblum got involved, look:

https://vine.co/v/iJVhe0qUEHV

9. Nickelback’s graph

Look at it!!!

https://vine.co/v/eZa7KJdAYwV

10. The Ok Guy

https://vine.co/v/Owhr3ZliBvV

After this went viral, Bieber had a go too:

https://vine.co/v/OYzVqgxADgi

11. Meme-a-Drake

Drake knew this was going to happen when he was shooting the video, but that doesn’t ruin it.

https://vine.co/v/e9Vz3zT0Kw9

https://vine.co/v/eVZPaLtv9wb

12. The Whip

It’s hard to put the origins of this dance phenomenon – the most popular trend ever on Vine – down to one person, but you’d probably credit American Football player Odell Beckham Jr with popularizing it, when he used it as a post-scoring celebration in November 2014. Then in early 2015 rapper Silento released a very Vine-friendly track called ‘Watch Me’ which included the lines “Now watch me whip… now watch me nae-nae”. Soon everyone was getting involved.

https://vine.co/v/ehZn7UOP3Yn

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Fetty Wap’s Trap Queen was a good alternative.

https://vine.co/v/eAtA1q1TPYH

13. I didn’t get no sleep cos of y’all

American reality TV personality Tanisha Thomas did this on Bad Girls Club back in 2008:

https://vine.co/v/ehOqq1UjZHY

Years later the clip resurfaced on Vine and became a hit. And loads of people set it to music.

https://vine.co/v/eHUgKqp2z5T

https://vine.co/v/egxDVdTTXM7

https://vine.co/v/eJLQIdjv6FL

14. Eyebrows on fleek

Viner Peaches Monroe used this phrase in a selfie video from June 2014; Monroe’s words became an internet phenomenon that popstar Ariana Grande and Fifth Harmony sang about, and the likes of Amy Schumer are still using them this year.

https://vine.co/v/MTFn7EPvtnd

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15. Kanye grooving to his favourite song of 2015

Honestly, this is his favourite.

https://vine.co/v/eIlLtAUJDjU

 

16. Parklife

You can add ‘Parklife’ to pretty much any wordy phrasing and it’ll be funny, and Vine was the perfect tool to do this.

https://vine.co/v/OOVnFEA1Q7L

https://vine.co/v/OUejVTgxPL5

17. Taylor dancing

https://vine.co/v/MlmFvw3X59x

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