Songs used in Memes

Created by hariboneagle927 on 06 Mar 2018 | Last edited by hariboneagle927 on 11 Apr 2018

Collection featuring dank memes and dead memes but not forced memes. Songs that were featured in internet memes, about memes, or are memes themselves. Includes memes that only became prevalent in specific countries and regions.

Feel free to suggest songs that have entries in Know Your Meme or mentioned in mainstream national media.

A song that became known as a "theme song" for the Shrek franchise. Used in variety of remixes and parodies.

Translations:  Croatian Finnish Italian 3 more

Suggested by crimsonDyname

A children song which featured a dance. Popularized in Southeast Asia.

Translations:  Filipino/Tagalog
Song | English CG5

Song featuring the Ugandan Knuckles meme, a distorted version of Knuckles that references an Ugandan action film, a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. The song's lyrics revolves around the meme character's best known line, "Do you know da wae?"

Suggested by DarkJoshua

Translations:  Italian French Spanish 16 more

Suggested by Karaula

Song featured in the "Leekspin" / "Loituma Girl" meme of the mid-2000s.

Translations:  English French German 5 more

Suggested by ctsarina

Translations:  Spanish German French 1 more

Rickroll Memes
A song by Rick Astley often used in bait-in-switch prank (e.g. In online discussion, a participant posts a link supposedly relevant to the discussion thread that leads to a video of "Never Gonna Give You Up"). Those who fell for the prank are said to have been "rickrolled"

Translations:  Spanish Serbian Swedish 15 more

Suggested by Diazepan Medina

The entrance theme of WWE wrestler John Cena. Featured in "Unexpected John Cena" memes.

A short music video by Japanese comedian Kosaka Daimaoh under the persona Pika Taro. The video was widely circularized in 2016.

Translations:  Dutch Greek Norwegian 41 more

Suggested by Musunee

Get Down / Geddan video remix of the mid-2000s which originated from a glitch found in the Nintendo 64 game GoldenEye 007.

Translations:  Transliteration

The theme song of the Nadeko Snake arc of the Bakemonogatari anime series. Fans of the series or just the song made version of the opening sequence that features different characters from several sources from popular culture.

Originally titled as "The Next Episode" which would later be commonly referred to as "Smoke Weed Everyday", an iconic line in the song. Used in remixes and parodies that reference marijuana drug culture or the experience of being "high" in general.

Suggested by DarkJoshua

"Hello Darkness, My Old Friend" meme, named after the first line of "The Sound of Silence". First gained traction when the song was used as a leitmotif for Gob, a character in the American sitcom Arrested Development during the show's Season 4.

Translations:  Greek Serbian French 26 more

Slam Remixes / "X vs. Quad City DJs"
The song Space Jam is superimposed on another song with the characters/people of the cover art or other relevant image superimposed with the face of Charles Barkley, a reference to the indie game ''Barkley Shut up and Jam Gaiden''.

Translations:  Filipino/Tagalog

A catchy song from "Lazy Town" about the series' villain Roby Rotten teaching his clones on how to be a supervillain. Versions of the dance sequence of the song circulated in the internet. The meme was popularized as a fund raising effort for the character's actor, Stefán Karl Stefánsson.

Translations:  German Spanish Turkish 13 more

"X" Anime Opening
Also known as A Cruel Angel's Thesis and the opening theme song of the anime Evangelion. Participants of the meme creates version of the opening sequence featuring other characters from other series or even subject matters ranging from politics, real life figures, controversial historical events, or other aspects of popular culture.

Comments
petit élève    Thu, 22/03/2018 - 14:11

Maybe you could be a bit more specific?

crimsonDyname    Thu, 22/03/2018 - 18:56

Big Enough-Kirin J Callinan feat. Jimmy Barnes and Molly Lewis
Run Away-SunStroke Project feat. Olia Tira
Axel F-Crazy Frog
Tokyo Drift-Teriyaki Boyz
Running In The 90s

Karaula    Thu, 22/03/2018 - 19:08

I was going to recommend "Darude - Sandstorm" but...
Anyway, Ievan polkka comes to my mind

hariboneagle927    Wed, 11/04/2018 - 06:23

Yes, I'm limiting the collection's scope to internet memes.

Sciera    Wed, 11/04/2018 - 16:38

Then thanks for the info!

Higgs Boson    Sat, 24/03/2018 - 19:37

What about They're Taking the Hobbits to Isengard?

Silapin1996    Sun, 25/03/2018 - 05:36

What about Fireflies from Owl City?