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"What is Love" is a 1993 run pop song by the Trinidanian eurodance artist Haddaway,<1> which saw a revival in popularity when it was featured in the "Roxbury Guys"<2> sketches top top TV show Saturday Night Live in 1996. In 2005, a step from the present in i beg your pardon several characters are presented bobbing their heads in unison come "What is Love" was uploaded as a GIF come YTMND, which motivated a fad top top the community website.


On march 23rd, 1996, the comedy television show Saturday Night Live<5> debuted the first "Roxbury Guys" sketch, in i beg your pardon comedians chris Kattan, will Ferrell and Jim Carrey bob your heads in unison to the song "What is Love" if driving in a car (shown below).

On June 2nd, 2005, YTMND user ligamentx it is registered a page<3> titled What is love, special a GIF that the automobile scene (shown below) add by a looped audio clip the "What is Love." in ~ the following seven years, the page collected over 1.7 million views, 900 favorites and also 800 comments.



On June 23rd, 2005, YTMND user leileilol it is registered a pixel art version of the GIF accompanied by a chiptune version of the track titled What is NES?. Several various other users adhered to suit, leading to the creation of over 125 "What is Love?" YTMNDs.<4> according to the YTMND Wiki,<6> "What is Love" was included in Volume 5 of the YTMND Soundtrack top top October 29th, 2005.

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On December 30th, 2007, YouTuber YTMNDsGifCollections uploaded a montage of significant "What is Love?" YTMNDs, receiving over 1 million views and also 7,000 comments within the next 5 years (shown below, left). ~ above April 2nd, 2009, a 2nd montage to be submitted ~ above the very same channel (shown below, right), which received over 450,000 views and 2,000 comments within the next three years. On might 18th, 2012, the entertainment website Crave Online<7> published a compilation of notable YTMNDs that had been uploaded come YouTube.