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These Were The Most Popular GIFs Of 2018

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Obviously, Cardi B topped the list

Today, GIPHY released a list of its top performing GIFs from 2018, and it's making us feel seen. The most viewed GIF this year had upwards of 282 million views, and, obviously, it's of the most GIF-able celebrity: Cardi B.

There are more GIFs that reflect the viral moments from the year up until now, and others that have undoubtedly been shared multiple times in more private conversations to show feelings of excitement and love. Last year's list had a similar mix.

Below, we rounded up our favorites from the top 25, which we've definitely been using this whole year (and probably won't stop in 2019). See them, below.

Tyra Banks giving some pretty valuable life advice was number 25 on the list.

A GIF from The Room made number 17 because of the popularity of this year's The Disaster Artist, no doubt.

At number 16, this GIF was a popular result from user searches for "no."

Reggie Watts supporting us is all we needed this year; this was number 14 on the list.

The coolest dog you've ever seen was the eighth most-viewed GIF this year.

This GIF could be sent to anyone you love: friend, family, or partner. That's probably why it came in at number 5.

Colombian pop duo Alkilados were number 2 on the list. We wish we were this excited about anything.

And, of course, Cardi B being her best self made the top of the list. What else would you expect?

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When Obama challenged Corden to a U.S.A. versus U.K. match, using dodgeball to determine which home country was better, I already knew she was going to win. She's Michelle Obama. It was just as easy for her to convince everyone she'd win before grabbing a ball as it was to select her all-star crew; Obama shares in the clip, "You would not believe how easy it was to get people to do this. All I had to say was, you're gonna throw a ball at James Corden." I'd say yes! Her six-person team is made up of actors Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Melissa McCarthy, Lena Waithe, and Kate Hudson.

Corden had a less easy time grabbing a team (he only has five people, including himself), made up of Harry Styles, Benedict Cumberbatch, Samwell Tarly John Bradley, and Reggie Watts. Styles suggests no one would have actually joined up with Corden had the late-night host not stalked them, joking that he called, texted, and even showed up at "your house, your work, your hairdresser, your pilates class, and your shower."

Even without the magic of jump cuts, the game flies by in a flash. Corden's entire team is wiped out in no time, leaving Styles alone to fight for his home country. The former One Direction band member had no chance once Obama had him in her crosshairs, and with one swift toss directed at Styles' crotch, Corden's team's fate is sealed forever.

Watch the full video below, and if you're just here for that winning blow, skip ahead to 6:46.

Team USA v. Team UK - Dodgeball w/ Michelle Obama, Harry Styles & More - #LateLateLondon www.youtube.com

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