2014 Pop Culture Trends: A Look Back

The year 2014 was a significant one in the world of pop culture. From music to fashion to film, there were several noteworthy trends that defined the year. Let’s take a look back at some of the standout moments from 2014.


In 2014, music was dominated by female artists such as Taylor Swift, BeyoncĂ©, and Ariana Grande. Taylor Swift’s album “1989” was released that year and became the best-selling album of the year. BeyoncĂ© surprised everyone by releasing a surprise self-titled album in December 2013, but its impact was felt throughout 2014. Ariana Grande also had a breakout year thanks to the success of her album “My Everything.”

Another significant trend in music in 2014 was the rise of “tropical house” music. Artists like Kygo and Thomas Jack popularized this sub-genre of EDM, which was characterized by its chill, laid-back vibe.


2014 saw a return to 90s fashion with crop tops, overalls, and chokers making a comeback. High-waisted jeans also became popular, as did slip dresses and statement jewelry. Another trend that emerged in 2014 was the “athleisure” look. Leggings, sports bras, and sneakers became fashionable, not just for the gym but also for everyday wear.

Film and TV

2014 was the year of the “Frozen” frenzy. The Disney animated film was released in late 2013 but its popularity continued to grow throughout the following year. The movie’s soundtrack, which featured the ubiquitous track “Let It Go,” topped the charts and won an Academy Award. In television, shows like “Orange is the New Black,” “True Detective,” and “Game of Thrones” were must-watch TV.

Social Media

Finally, 2014 was also a significant year for social media. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dominated Facebook timelines, raising more than $220 million for the charity. Meanwhile, on Twitter, the most retweeted tweet of the year was Ellen DeGeneres’ star-studded selfie from the Oscars.

In conclusion, 2014 was a year filled with memorable pop culture moments. From music to fashion to film, there were several trends that defined the year. Which of these trends do you remember the most? Let us know in the comments!

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