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The Very Best of the Musically Oblivious 8th Grader Meme

Created in 2009, the Musically Oblivious 8th Grader or MO8G is a young, smiling girl who has absolutely no clue about musical artists past or present. Though the vast majority of the bands and artists are well known for anyone not living under a rock, Musically Oblivious 8th Grader has no idea what she is talking about, and it shows.

The Internet meme includes two main parts, an artist, band or musical genre as the question, and an off-the-wall reply. Living up to her name, rather than providing an intelligent or accurate response to the question, the Musically Oblivious 8th Grader gives head-scratching replies which make it clear that she has no clue about music whatsoever.

In the rare instance the Musically Oblivious 8th Grader does know the musical artist, clearly she has no sense of good music with favorites including the notorious Rebecca Black and Nickelback. Alternately, if the Musically Oblivious 8th Grader knows the artist, clearly any earlier artists with the same sound is stealing from the newer artist, such as comparisons that Madonna actually copies from Lady Gaga and definitely not the other way around.

Interestingly enough, the idea for the Musically Oblivious 8th Grader meme was inspired by a real person who was beyond clueless about music. Back in 2009, friends Grace and Emilie encountered this clueless individual and were blown away by her musical unconsciousness. Rather than putting the girl on blast, which surely would have led to tears and hair-pulling, by using her photo, the Grace and Emilie decided to take Emilie's eighth grade photo and start the meme in the girl's honor.

What followed included dozens of images featuring bands, songs, genres and even a few that didn't involve music at all, though the obliviousness remained the constant theme. Though the meme slowed a few months later after nearly every band or artist had been featured again and again in different context, the memory of the Musically Oblivious 8th Grader lives on.

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on The Dead Kennedys

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on Pantera

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on Green Day

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on Korn

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on Vampire Weekend

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on AC/DC

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on Alice Cooper

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on David Bowie

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on System of a Down

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on Queens of the Stoneage

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on Pearl Jam

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on The Who

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on Marilyn Manson

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on Nickelback

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on Black Sabbath

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on the Beach Boys

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on Billy Joel

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on Journey

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on Madonna

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    Musically Oblivious 8th Grader on Queen

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