Year: 2010
Filmed in 2009 and broadcast in 2010, the original American Idol clip was quickly removed from YouTube but duplicates managed to survive. Within days, people posted videos of themselves covering the song. Brett Favre, Tyler Perry and Jimmy Fallon (as Neil Young) have all performed renditions. Image memes started to flood the blogosphere and “Pants on the Ground” t-shirts were available just a month after the clip aired.