Top Viral Trends Of 2020 That Broke The Internet!

Ruchita Ushakola
·5-min read

2020, this year has hit us in a very different way which has been variant unlike previous years because of Covid pandemic. Mostly we have spent our days of this period at our respective residence or stuck at other places. Starting it was very tough to take but now it has become use to.

While some took it as a stress and some enjoyed this whole time especially accepting creative challenges that came through internet. Which were took up by several people as well celebs took part into top trending challenges like pass the brush challenge, who’s most likely to challenge, Handwash challenge, gesture challenge etc. All these broke the internet by trending at the top amidst lockdown.

Let’s look into the list of top Viral Trends Of 2020:

  • Dalgona Coffee

This quick recipe has made a huge breakthrough, every person or the other came up with their coffees and uploaded through their social media stories. It was very fun, quick and tasty to make which grabbed many audience.

Dalgona Coffee Recipe - Los Angeles Times
Dalgona Coffee Recipe - Los Angeles Times
  • Brush Challenge/ Pass The Brush Challenge/ Don’t Rush Challenge

The challenge which has several names, this was followed by many girl groups. Girls use to pass brush or lipsticks and get ready with their looks, getting ready which attracted many makeup lovers out there. Not just the normal audience even celebraties took up this challenge especially the social media stars.

Many used it in a creative way by passing painting brushes and created an art, pass pencils and created a digital art, etc. Through this many other creative don’t rush challenges came out.

Don't Rush Challenge! (MAKEUP BRUSH CHALLENGE) – 🇮🇳Indian Boys and Girls  edition - YouTube
Don't Rush Challenge! (MAKEUP BRUSH CHALLENGE) – 🇮🇳Indian Boys and Girls edition - YouTube
  • Safe Hand Challenge/ Handwash Challenge

Due to pandemic it became necessary to was hands and protect ourselves from unwanted germs. To created awareness about this WHO (World Hand Organization) launched this challenge of washing hands in an attempt to urge people to practice hygienic hand washing techniques to tackle the virus. The celebraties like Hima Das, Sachin Tendulkar, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and others took part in this challenge.

SafeHands Challenge: Amid COVID-19, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, And  Sachin Tendulkar Give Hand Washing Lesson | News
SafeHands Challenge: Amid COVID-19, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, And Sachin Tendulkar Give Hand Washing Lesson | News
  • Who’s Most Likely To

In this a group of 3 or 2 are there and they are asked questions according to their relation of brother-sister, sisters or couples, etc and they have to point at the person they can do that particular thing most of the times or the first one to do.

This fun trend was took by top celebs like Sara Ali Khan and family, Alaya F with her brother & mom, Janhvi Kapoor with sister Khushi, Ayushmann Khurrana and wife Tahira, Sameera Reddy and her husband, etc.

  • Gesture Challenge

Back in March, Instagram got a new filter of gesture challenge and one has to mirror the emoji for which they will be given six seconds. If one fails at the first attempt then the person has to do it again until the challenge is complete.

From Jonas Brothers to Jacqueline Fernandes, celebrities around the globe took part in this ‘simple’ challenge.

Watch: Nick and Kevin Jonas Nail the TikTok Emoji Dance Challenge
Watch: Nick and Kevin Jonas Nail the TikTok Emoji Dance Challenge
  • Have You Ever Bingo

In this challenge, participants use a template and mark everything they have done or they have not done in their lives.

What is Have You Ever Bingo Challenge on Instagram? Check out
What is Have You Ever Bingo Challenge on Instagram? Check out
  • Rasode Mein Kaun Tha?/ Tuada Kurta Tommy, Sadda Kutta Kurta/ Biggini Shoot

A social media guy Yashraj Mukhate who became famous overnight with his creativity meme video of ‘dialogue with beats’. This ‘rasode mein kaun tha’ dialogue was a scene from the show Saath Nibhana Saathiya, this created waves over internet by pouring into memes. Same goes with ‘Tuada Kutta Tommy, Sadda Kurta Kutta’, apart from these he has given us many other viral mashups but none can match the ‘Rasode mein kaun tha?’ and this video has more than 13 million views.

Rasode Me Kon Tha - Meme Template
Rasode Me Kon Tha - Meme Template
  • The BINOD Meme

This emerged from a viral YouTube video about the kinds of comments people drop on the video-sharing platform and soon became a trend of its own with various brands also riding the wave.

Twitter gets flooded with hilarious memes after a bizarre trend 'Binod'  goes viral... | Photogallery - ETimes
Twitter gets flooded with hilarious memes after a bizarre trend 'Binod' goes viral... | Photogallery - ETimes
  • #JusticforSSR/ #SushanthSinghRajput

Bollywood actor took his last breath on June 14, 2020 amidst lockdown. This death which shattered everyone in many ways, the hashtags were trending over the internet for many weeks and months. As many thought it’s murder and not suicide, so then where every person gathered into this for justice to Sushanth and family but there’s no result yet.

  • Houseparty/ Zoom applications and other meeting apps

The mobile applications which were not used before pandemic have got many downloads in between the lockdown. As unable to leave the confines of their homes, a number of people turned to apps in an effort to get their work done while, and also in an effort to virtually catch up with their friends, near and far, new and old.

Houseparty application was trending at no. 1 on Google Play Store and surged to the top of the social networking charts over the past few weeks.

Videoconferencing apps saw a record 62M downloads during one week in March  | TechCrunch
Videoconferencing apps saw a record 62M downloads during one week in March | TechCrunch
  • Ludo King

Ludo King Is an Indian game app, it is a virtual version of the classic board game Ludo. Which became the most downloaded app in India in March 2020 and celebrities including Saina Nehwal also flaunted their skills at it on Instagram.

How to play Ludo King and win the match
How to play Ludo King and win the match
  • Mumbai Power Outage Memes

This when Mumbai people experienced a massive power outage for a day, to which outside Bombay people were enjoying this scene as it’s normal for Thane district people and Mumbai is suffering for electricity.

This scene witnessed with many different memes not just usual viewers even celebrities like Kunal Kemi created a funny video, Abhishek Bachchan, Ashish Chanchlani, BeYouNick, etc.

The power cut which turned into hilarious memes.

Social media flooded with memes as Mumbai faces unprecedented power outage
Social media flooded with memes as Mumbai faces unprecedented power outage
  • Pubg game app ban memes

PUBG is a game app which was use to played by many children and elders out there. India banned this game over night to avoid Chinese applications, later which turned out into hilarious memes and went trending over internet.

Indian government bans 118 Chinese apps including PUBG, netizens flood  Twitter with hilarious memes
Indian government bans 118 Chinese apps including PUBG, netizens flood Twitter with hilarious memes
  • Cooking during quarantine

During quarantine, the situation became like having limited cooking materials available at home. Many influencers and chefs came up with easy and quickly made recipes for the people out there to enjoy in this quarantine. The several video started getting more and more views. Probably cooking videos became more famous during lockdown from easily homemade cakes to satiating the desire for roadside chaat.

Under 5 Minute Recipes | Quick Recipes During Lockdown | Quarantine Cooking  | The Foodie - YouTube
Under 5 Minute Recipes | Quick Recipes During Lockdown | Quarantine Cooking | The Foodie - YouTube