A goofy TikTok sound making the rounds is an unearthed clip from the start of a 1986 anti-drug album aimed at kids. The sound starts with a long, silly, and upbeat musical intro, and then a raspy deep voice comes in with “Using crack and cocaine / to get high.”
Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk, County Florida has a solution for the increase of homicides in both his county and the United States at large since the pandemic: “Just chill out. Drink a 7 Up. Eat a MoonPie. Quit murdering people.” This advice has gone viral on TikTok, and pretty much all social media platforms, because it’s both absurd and relatable.
The “That is a Scarecrow” meme trend is wildly popular on TikTok because it speaks to a common behavior we see in ourselves and others: denial.
Podcaster Justin McElroy @hoopsmcelroy achieved TikTok notoriety when he uploaded a sample sound from a wonderfully weird 2007 Starburst commercial. He encouraged everyone to “make great art with this sound,” and boy did they ever. Not only did people use soundbite as it was uploaded, but they’ve remixed it a plethora of ways.
The “immediately no” TikTok sound is one of those sounds that gets right to the core of boundary setting. It’s short, palpable, and universally relatable. Everyone can think of something they want to firmly reject, but politely so. When you go to the original sound, however, you don’t find the true source of the voice.
A song made up of pure gibberish is one of TikTok’s more popular trends/sounds. The appeal of Dville Santa’s “Laboratory/Like A Meebo” is that it’s used to perfectly capture that feeling of trying to explain your point of view, or something that you’re passionate about to someone who doesn’t understand, doesn’t care, fully agrees with you anyway so it doesn’t matter or maybe even knows more than you and can see through the bs you’re spilling. Whether the nonsense comes from the talker, the listener, or a little bit of both, it’s a very human experience of feeling like you’re not being heard, or maybe that even you don’t fully understand the topic you’re rambling about.
One of the most popular TikTok songs right now is a snippet from the 2015 Drake song “Know Yourself.” In the snippet the line “I was running through the six with my woes” repeats and is followed by “You know how that sh!t go.” What does this line mean and why is it viral?
This March the Internet was in a frenzy over the possibility of Cinnamon Toast Crunch boxes containing crispy shrimp tails. However, that was just the beginning of the rollercoaster.
In 2017 Danielle Bregoli was only 13-years-old when she became an Internet meme from an appearance on The Dr. Phil Show. She was sent to Turn-About Ranch for a while following the show and was shocked to find out she’d become so famous. Bregoli was able to turn her bad attitude “Cash Me Outside” meme into a rap career under the name Bhad Bhabie, but such quick success came with a price.