No mortal person can rightfully predict what clip or image will feature the perfect mixture of pieces to become the next popular meme. Twitter's most recent obsession, featuring a One Direction deep-cut, is certainly strange, but undeniably hilarious.
The newest meme being shared around Twitter shows three people dancing in perfect sync to what sounds like a sea-shanty, but is actually the beginning of One Direction's "Act My Age" from 2014.
It's just as bizarre as you'd expect:
Cancer Pisces and Scorpio preparing to be in their feelings after they said they were “ok”. https://t.co/wRYQLsGCIB— Danielle Ayoka (@Danielle Ayoka)1550373464.0
One Direction - Act My Age (Audio) youtu.be
The clip first appeared in @hozierlesbian's thread of One Direction-related vines!
25) genuinely the boppiest bop out there https://t.co/ttJhkWLf89— ❆ (@❆)1510371243.0
Flash forward a few months and the clip was repurposed by Twitter user @ccrstma in meme-able format!
Nobody: The lower class people in the titanic: https://t.co/81VvTSj0RO— sayzar (@sayzar)1550032643.0
From there, the new meme took off in a big way...
The three witches after giving Macbeth the prophecy that will fuck up his entire life https://t.co/fTiXlTzOaZ— Philip Ellis (@Philip Ellis)1550414625.0
germany italy and japan after signing the berlin pact and forming the axis powers https://t.co/cPdxGrnMiY— jaboukie (@jaboukie)1550441133.0
adam, eve, and the snake after they ate the apple https://t.co/n8zU7EpMrY— JOAN OF ART (@JOAN OF ART)1550379717.0
Whenever a trio is ready to party, this meme is an appropriate choice.
me and my two cats when my mom is gone https://t.co/55CDBpeO8w— polly || SNOOPY DAY (@polly || SNOOPY DAY)1550527873.0
no one: saoirse ronan, timothee chalamet, and lucas hedges at a24’s studios: https://t.co/LxLRyD6gVQ— 𝔱𝔯𝔦𝔰𝔥 (@𝔱𝔯𝔦𝔰𝔥)1550425425.0
jake gyllenhaal, ryan gosling, and ethan hawke getting drunk in their motel room after getting kicked out of the os… https://t.co/dsi3O3Ico2— holli (@holli)1550423730.0
Twitter users the dancers to reference their own lives, pop culture, and history!
wolf: and I’ll blow your house down three little pigs in the brick house: https://t.co/Vuj03836WK— keyoncé 🗿💖 (@keyoncé 🗿💖)1550255702.0
Bacteria when you don’t finish your antibiotic prescription all the way thru https://t.co/roZagaisNB— UndocQScientist 👽🌈🔬 (@UndocQScientist 👽🌈🔬)1550297723.0
pirates and the caribbean: the curse of the black pearl (2003). https://t.co/R8ko5zRuQQ— §ᴬᴹᴬᴿᴬ (@§ᴬᴹᴬᴿᴬ)1550473559.0
A quality meme is all it takes to remind you of what a jovial place the world can be.
Customer: “can you check the back” Me and my other coworkers in the back: https://t.co/KizBFz7F6U— Morrel (@Morrel)1550265843.0
K-Buzz, Allkpop and Koreaboo celebrating after ruining another idol acts career. https://t.co/VjcbkAEZSU— Suho's Personal Hoochie Mama (@Suho's Personal Hoochie Mama)1550437561.0
When One Direction comes on the radio, there's no holding back the moves.
average white family: moves into seemingly harmless suburban house the ghosts haunting said house: https://t.co/xaiCFv1GbC— anaiis 🍬 (@anaiis 🍬)1550500464.0
Ed, Edd n Eddy after scamming the cul-de-sac https://t.co/SzUpYh86IY— Son Goku (@Son Goku)1550514075.0
my gut microbiota when I take apple cider vinegar shots in the morning https://t.co/SeykUAJoNn— bussy de horchata (@bussy de horchata)1550508418.0
If there's any justice in the world, this meme will never die.
nicole kidman, raffey cassidy, and colin farrell after he shoots his son and breaks the family curse in the killing… https://t.co/vnwX76Wero— kate’s bush (@kate’s bush)1550448802.0
Hopefully One Direction sees this meme and realizes the world needs them to come together for a reunion, playing exclusively this song while these three dancers come out on stage and perform their hearts out.
Is that too much to hope for?
One direction and their families when they didn’t want to leave the arena so they kept singing act my age https://t.co/Ng06VXc6JW— elena (@elena)1550434946.0
JUST IN: One Direction's Act My Age has entered the top 5 on Billboard Hot 100, following an emergence of the song… https://t.co/HJ1TsNt62e— *Snoop Dogg voice* WHO?! (@*Snoop Dogg voice* WHO?!)1550441330.0
I hope all members of one direction have seen the act my age ‘pirate’ meme that’s went viral 5 years after the song came out.— Katie☁️ (@Katie☁️)1550583217.0