On the morning of March 29, 2019, a Red Dead Redemption 2 AMV was featured in the news broadcast Good Morning America . You may not have heard of it if you're not browsing TikTok, the short-sliced video platform called "cursed Vine," but this music video has nearly 16 million views on YouTube and counting at this point. By the time this article was written, he received over 80,000 views.
The song "Old Town Road" by rapper Lil Nas X is the center of both an explosive popular cowboy meme and a country drama beats too. The Billboard Hot 100 List and Spotify and iTunes, shot to # 1 on the world's Apple Music by March 26 . It was so popular that DJs had to tear it from YouTube to get it on the radio. Meanwhile, RDR2 was wrapped in the hustle and bustle – Lil Nas X tweeted on March 13 that Rockstar Games had followed him and when he was signed by Columbia Records, he became with the Red Dead font .
"Old Town Road" debuted at # 19 on the Billboard Country charts, but on March 27 Billboard had confirmed that "Old Town Road" had been removed. from the charts, because "it does not include enough elements of today's country music." This led to a certain amount of excitement about which genre "Old Town Road" belongs to, be it country, hip-hop or something else – even though Lil Nas X listed it as a country song and realized it was not serious , said that it's not just a parody . That was when the song really reached the mainstream and received attention beyond the music releases and the meme literary.
How did it all happen? Lil Nas X, who was largely unknown before the banker's departure, uploaded "Old Town Road" in December 2018. In February of this year, thanks to TikTok, where people use the opening moments of the song – and then Trap Beat Hits and the Country Drawl begins – they turn themselves or their pets into cowboys, among other things. Often it is inadvertently drunk "Yeehaw" or "Yeeyee Juice". (Sounds like that.)
The power of teens making jokes can not be exaggerated. Compared to Vine, TikTok is currently a much more insular meme community that repeats until the trends come to a standstill – often before they make it to Twitter or anywhere else. However, TikTok was responsible for songs that were previously viral, including the origin of the meme "Hit or Miss," "Mia Khalifa" by iLOVEFRiDAY. TikTok also thanks Solid Snake performer David Hayter for saying "Dummy Thicc".
Lil Nas X himself has a strong shitpost vibe on Twitter where he was recently confirmed. But apart from jokes, "Old Town Road" is just a blast, and the music video is the good thing about AMVs. No yeehaw juice needed.
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