Half the track is stone-cold club classic – the other half borrows heavily from one of the cheesiest tracks ever… Whigfield’s Saturday Night. Maybe, if you weren’t around in 1994, it won’t sound naff to you… for everyone else it’s going to bring back bad memories of synchronised dance moves at school discos and weddings. Summer 2022 has seen an explosion of tracks I’m going to call Halfway House hits.
A slowed down version of the 2009 Stromae banger was used by TikToker user @usimmango in a video, where he and a group of friends rock to the beat of the track. The video itself has gone viral with almost 20 million likes and over 120 million views. Other TikTokers are putting themselves on top of it, and rocking in sync with the group alongside their own on-screen meme caption. This ’80s bop from Timex Social Club has been turned into a meme that basically exposes every day lies, thanks to its “stop spreading those rumours around” lyrics. Technically, this one started at the end of December 2020 but it’s thriving in January 2021.
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Debuting at the end of December 2020, @goolir’s routine to Wale’s track is picking up steam in 2021 with Addison Rae and Haley Sharpe both bringing the dance to their followers. The original dance video has almost 700,000 likes and over 4.3 million views. The dance that’s currently sweeping TikTok was created by @niaxnycole and the beat underneath the original cheer was created by @kyleyoumadethat. TikTok frantica.com users are using Yung Baby Tate’s “I am healthy, I am wealthy, I am rich…” lyrics to manifest positive vibes in 2021. Agatha Harkness’ bop to end all bops went viral on Marvel TikTok, with memes popping up all over the app. Olivia’s sophomore single serves as the soundtrack to the camera flip challenge, where TikTokers invert the camera to show how symmetrical or asymmetrical their faces are.
- Largely overlooked at the time, the video now boasts over 4.4 million views.
- A number of independently-released tracks hit important milestones in terms of audio streams.
- The biggest new independent release was KSI’s second album All Over The Place, which was a No.1 in July and had sold close to 100,000 copies by the end of the year.
- In comparison to other genres, it has had a relatively short life-span but its story is just as powerful and inspiring.
But NFTs support musicians by providing them with another source of income and give them greater control over their revenue streams. With celebrities and brands having quickly jumped on the trend, it’s clear that NFTs are here to stay. Every couple has their own budget, but Jonny suggested that music is one of the most memorable parts of a wedding, and it’s therefore worth investing a little more of your budget. Bardcore is an online phenomenon that has exploded during the coronavirus pandemic with 1.1 million fans enjoying Algal the Bard’s trouvère cover of Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters.
The ‘Up’ dance is credited to @theemyanicole and @cchrvs, with Mya Nicole’s original video being viewed over 7.5 million times. The dance was created by @layzchipz, who saw the routine blow up within two days of posting. Charli D’Amelio is now among those who have recreated the dance on their own accounts. This one isn’t a full on dance routine but the viral movies paired with those iconic “my back is aching, my bra’s too tight, my hips are shaking from left to right” lyrics are all over the FYP.
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2021 was notable for new levels of achievement by returning artists. Little Simz’s LP Sometimes I Might Be Introvert rewarded the rapper with her first Top-10 placing, while both KSI and Wolf Alice scored maiden No.1 LPs. RJ Thompson’s Lifeline became his first Top-5 album and Black Honey’s album Written and Directed was their first to make the Top-10.