Where would we be without memes? A wave of new memes hits our timelines to keep us laughing and connecting no matter what is going on in the world year after year. They have become the go-to language for social media users and have become an integral part of pop culture. While we usually have what feels like a meme calendar with a trend that takes over each month of the year, 2022 felt a little slower and dryer than usual at the start, and then the humor picked up. 

Will Smith vs. Chris Rock at the Oscars, Kim Kardashian, Elmo’s beef with Rocco, and Julia Fox have given social media users all the ammunition they need to turn those situations into the funniest, most sharable, and entertaining memes they could think of. Euphoria broke records, becoming the most tweeted show in Twitter’s history with 30 million reactions in Season 2—and obviously, a lot of those tweets were memes. Usher had a bit of a resurgence this year, becoming one of the most hilarious and memorable memes of the last 12 months.

Check out our list of the best, most popular, and funniest memes 2022 has had to offer. If these don’t do it for you, don’t worry, there’s always next year.