The last decade bought us a lot of triumphs, tribulations and tea. We doubled down on Royal Weddings, gained eight new Kardashians and Instagram was born. Yep, it’s hard to believe that a mere 10 years ago, Instagram was a brand new, unexplored platform. Influencers weren’t even a thing! Instagram quickly sparked a social media revolution and we’ve been scrolling ever since. As it transpires we’ve been doing quite the fair bit of double-tapping too. These are the most-liked Instagram posts of the 2010s.
20. Cristiano Ronaldo
Get ready to see this guy’s face a lot. He pops up a few times on this list. This particular ‘gram was posted when he announced he was finishing a decade long run at Real Madrid to play for Italian soccer team, Juventus.
19. Selena Gomez
Selenators were stoked to see the social media return of Selena Gomez in April. This selfie collected 12.3 million likes.
18. The Egg
Who could forget the record-breaking egg? This second iteration came two weeks later, this time with a tiny crack in it and a ~small~ 12.5 million double taps.
17. Kylie Jenner
Readers beware, this is only the first of six entries for the youngest member of the Kar-Jenner clan. Her picture of Stormi dressed in a miniature recreation of her Versace Met Gala gown bought in 12.7 million likes. You’re doing great, sweetie.
16. Cristiano Ronaldo
Here he is again. This Christmas Insta was cute enough for 12.8 million people to like it.
15. Ariana Grande
When Ariana Grande posted this tribute to her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller the day after he passed the image quickly went viral.
14. Kylie Jenner…again
Kylie celebrating her one-month-old daughter in March 2018 collected 13 million likes. And still gets new comments daily.
13. Tom Holland
This Spiderman x Iron Man collab got 13.2 million likes. And well the pictures tell quite the story.
12. Kylie Jenner…yet again
Awkward because they broke up.
11. Justin Bieber
Not awkward because now they’re married (again).
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Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!
10. Back at it again with Kylie Jenner
I mean this is stupidly cute. I’ve cared about a superhero movie until I saw this post and it’s 13.7 million likes.
9. Kylie Jenner
Honestly, this list is just turning into an appreciation post for Kylie Jenner, her tush and her 14 million likes.
8. Selena Gomez
Selena’s trip down the Venetian canals was so aesthetic it warranted 14.5 million likes.
7. Selena Gomez…still
Vacations prove to be double-tap worthy content for Gomez.
6. Dwayne Johnson
5. Jennifer Aniston
Despite only having an Instagram account for 30 seconds, Jennifer Aniston broke the platform with this photo.
That’s a lot of trees. 15.7 million to be exact.
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This was the rapper’s last post before he passed away in April 2018.
2. Kylie Jenner…are you surprised?
Kylie Jenner finally gave the game away with this introductory snap of her baby girl Stormi in February 2018. The post collected 18.7 million likes.
The dumbest thing to happen in 2019 also turned out to be the most-liked Instagram post in the last decade. Congratulations, anonymous egg poster. Enjoy your 53.9 million likes.
Words by Emma Roffey who has at least five likes on Instagram