The Pop Culture Moments That Made 2013Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:45 pm
In 2013 we experienced a whirlwind of major pop culture moments, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” aside. Selfies were so popular that the Oxford Dictionaries officially dubbed “selfie” 2013′s Word of the Year. The term is used to describe the social media self-portrait that seemingly everyone is posting online, including celebrities. From Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler at Wimbledon, to Beyoncé in her bedroom, it seems as if most people have jumped onboard the trend. Millions of people have treated their smartphone like a personal scrapbook, which is why the selfie made our Style 100—a list of all the best moments of 2013.
Other major pop culture events that had their moment in 2013? Twerking, for one, certainly saw its fair share of talk time. Cited in ’90s songs and music videos (and now the Oxford Dictionaries Online), the “dance” craze may not be new, but it was well-demonstrated this year. You might remember a little performance by Miley Cyrus at the 2013 Video Music Awards (how could you forget it?!), where the move was most publicly displayed. But hey, if you can shake it, then why not twerk? Another moment that deserves a mention is Steve Grand’s “All-American Boy” video, which was nothing short of adorable and made him a YouTube sensation.