The 'Meryl Streep Belting Out Song Lyrics' Meme Has Reached Critical Mass
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The images played on our very human condition of screaming along to our fave songs, and thus a meme was born.
Britney: my loneliness is killin me— EMANUEL (@blingspice) March 18, 2017
Me: AND I!
Britney: I must confess, I still believe
Me: STILL BELIEVE! pic.twitter.com/VSvdcsepKK
The Killers: It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this?— erika is okay. (@erikaofthestate) March 19, 2017
Me: IT WAS ONLY A KISS IT WAS ONLY A KISS pic.twitter.com/pDsShTLWzc
Alicia Keys: IN NEW YOOOOOORK— ???? Apologen ???? (@MissZindzi) March 18, 2017
Me: CONCRETE JUNGLE WET DREAM TOMAAAAATO pic.twitter.com/9VM4tXytHs
Wheatus: and she doesn't give a damn about me.......— ? (@intoxicaitd) March 19, 2017
me: CAUSE IM JUST A TEENAGE DIRTBAG BABY YEAH IM JUST A TEENAGe DIRTBAG BABY pic.twitter.com/mttA3ABS3W
pokemon theme: i wanna be the very best like no one ever was— marissa (@tylerhosephs) March 20, 2017
me: TO CATCH THEM IS MY REAL TEST, TO TRAIN THEM IS MY CAUSE pic.twitter.com/hs3QGVzbMU
Outkast: I'm sorry Ms. Jackson— Meryl Memes (@GassedMeryl) March 20, 2017
Me: I AM FORREALLLLL pic.twitter.com/7PBTk9DGjV
Nelly: If you want to go and get high with me, smoke a L in the back of the Benz-E, oh why must I feel this way?— Meryl Memes (@GassedMeryl) March 20, 2017
Me: AYYY MUST BE THE MONEY pic.twitter.com/AkvbuoYSmU
You know how everyone does the 'Friends' clap? This is the song version of the 'Friends' clap.
As with literally any meme these days, it got weird bloody quickly.
queen: THUNDERBOLTS AND LIGHTNING VERY VERY FRIGHTENING ME— ?????? (@DAREDEVllLS) March 19, 2017
me: GALELILEO ????????? pic.twitter.com/d7dsteEcmB
Not least of all because the Backstreet Boys joined in with 'Everybody', undoubtably their weirdest track.
Nick: Am I original?— backstreetboys (@backstreetboys) March 20, 2017
Us: YEEEEEEAH! pic.twitter.com/tU5Ez3lzxj
Which had the most obvious reply:
And of course, the meme jumped ship real quick:
Miranda Priestly: But what you don't know is that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise. It's not lapis.— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) March 20, 2017
Me: IT'S ACTUALLY CERULEAN! pic.twitter.com/F33r8Y9Q30
Reddit sub Meme Economy – a dank place that treats memes like the stock market they are – had a weigh in, but Meryl memes have been debunked as "normie trash" (by deign of the very fact that we and other publications are writing about it, they absolutely are).
Get 'em while they're hot, mates, because this stock is dropping.