We feel you. It's difficult to keep up with pop culture. One year, we're dancing to Kesha's "Tik Tok," and the next, we're tearing up over Adele's "Someone Like You"; one moment we're obsessed with Uggs, but then it's all about Doc Martens. Nothing stays consistent in teens' lives, let alone pop culture. That's why we've compiled this list of what's in and what's out in 2012. After all, if we don't keep you updated, who will?
In: The Bernie
Out: Cat Daddy
Courtesy of the 1980s movie "Weekend at Bernie's,' there's a new way to dance to the "Teach Me How to Dougie" song besides, well, the Dougie (and Cat Daddy).
In: Emma Watson
Out: Kristen Stewart
"Twilight" fever might still be raging, but when it comes to trendsetting, Watson takes the prize. Plus, she knows how to smile. How refreshing.
In: "Just Dance"
Out: "Dance Dance Revolution"
It's a sad day when "DDR" is proclaimed old school, but "Just Dance" -- especially on the Kinect -- will teach you moves you'll actually put to use.
Techno was always too European to catch on in the U.S., but dubstep has a funky mix of hip-hop and odd sounds that will leave you confused yet intrigued.
Like a blogging site for pictures, Tumblr has drawn angsty teenagers into the abyss of its procrastination-inducing allure. Our parents can have Twitter.
iTunes was the beginning of an Internet music revolution, but Spotify takes it to another level. Spotify has access to nearly any song you want, and it'll let the Facebook world know it!
Being bossy -- superior, in a sense -- is great, but if you can walk the walk and talk the talk, it's much cooler to have swag, an aura of style you just can't wear off.
In: One Direction
Out: Justin Bieber
Imagine five British Justin Biebers in a boy band -- yes, this exists. Girls, you'll want to check them out. Guys, take notes.
In: "New Girl"
Zooey Deschanel, left, is quirky enough to make even the most loyal Gleeks fall for her character's naive charm. Rachel who?
In: "Om nom nom"
Being more expressive about your hunger by repeating "om nom nom" has become more popular than a simple "yum."
In: Pandora bracelet
Out: Silly Bandz
Gone are the rubbery, funny shapes of Silly Bandz. Pandora bracelets let you customize your real couture jewelry. Class is back in style, indeed.
In: Ryan Gosling
Out: Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds was dubbed People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2010, but the spotlight's now on Ryan Gosling. It seemed he was in every movie in 2011, and we didn't mind at all.
While Kesha songs are catchy, Adele writes with quality and sings with ease. It's no wonder we're looking forward to her expected 2012 tour.
Just a few more things ...
In: Sharing relationship problems on your Facebook wall.
Out: Sharing positive relationship notes on your wall beyond, "No, you're shmoopy!"
In: Snapback hats
Out: Animal-shaped caps
In: Doc Martens
In: Five Guys Burgers and Fries
In: "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3"
Out: "Madden 12"
In: Red lipstick
Out: Nude shades of lipstick
In: "Pretty Little Liars"
Out: "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
-- McClatchy Newspapers