<p>All the iconic moments are here from the White Stripes, Dylan, the Beatles and, um, MC Hammer.</p>
Finally! Music history, 8-bit, and GIFs come together (right now) for some moments from popular music that are seared into everyone’s memories. From PSY’s horse dance that you probably haven’t seen nearly enough of this year, to the Beatle’s crossing Abbey Road (hence that pun in the first sentence), Michael Jackson moonwalking, MC Hammer doing his pants thing, Marty McFly playing “Johnny B. Goode” (not actual music history, but hey, who cares), and plenty more.
Musician Joshua Carrafa has been creating these moments for his Tumblr Music History In GIFs and below we’ve shared some of our favs. So for a bit of whimsical GIF fun (it’s the year of the GIF, after all), that came too late in the year to make our best GIF list, take a look below and fondly remember these times whether you were alive to witness them or not.
Oppa! Gangnam Style
LCD Soundsystem release debut album
The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne in giant hamster ball at Coachella
White Stripes release Elephant
Napster is born, changes the music industry forever
Prince becomes a symbol
The Beatles stroll across Abbey Road
Nirvana release Nevermind
STOP! It’s Hammertime
A moonwalking Michael
Devo’s debut album Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!