Netflix’s Wednesday TikToks turned the wrong song into a new radio hit
If you have a smartphone, laptop or tablet, you have seen Wednesday leap.
Tim Burton’s new Netflix series, starring Jenna Ortega, has a scene where the protagonist dances pretty intensely in The Cramps’ “Goo Goo Muck”. And like any Netflix scene with a song in it, it go viral on TikTok. But unlike earlier this year we saw Strange things vs. Kate Bush “Running Up That Hill” – turn radio station, 37 years old song go viral on TikTokafterward become a hit for a new generationThis time the kids managed to make the old song popular again.
not long after Wednesday release, the video begins to crop the people who recreate the dance (which Ortega choreographed himself). But instead of setting the dance to the song by The Cramps used on the show, TikTokers set it to an exaggerated dance remix of the 2011 Lady Gaga song called “Bloody Mary.” The choice to switch songs could be for a number of reasons: maybe The Cramps song isn’t available on TikTok, or perhaps the lyrics of “Bloody Mary” are particularly well suited to Ortega’s choreography (I’ll Dance). , jump, jump / With hands, hands, hands / Over head, head, head / As Jesus said).
Either way, the song is so intrinsically tied to the series that it’s sometimes labeled “Wednesday Dance” under the TikTok sound and Lady Gaga herself recreated the choreography to her own song, dance shark music effectively. Hell, a clip of Wednesday the dance now plays whenever you line up for “Bloody Mary” on Spotify. “No one talks about The Cramps. Really embarrassing!!” Parrot Analytics’ Julia Alexander tweeted.
TikTok dances and sounds going viral isn’t a new concept, but being able to effectively read what’s playing on the radio is just something we’ve seen about a year or so back. this. And now, 11 years after it was released on Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” album, “Bloody Mary” is getting its first chance on radio, as Gaga’s team released it as a single. .
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DJ White Shadow, who produced the song, is grateful for the TikTok mix, write on twitter, “Thanks to the fans. THANK YOU FOR COMING TO @ladygaga NOT LISTEN THAT YOU CAN BUT I’M PROUD THAT WE ARE SUCCESSFUL…”
“Bloody Mary” is currently the fifth most popular song from the “Born This Way” album on Spotify, behind only the most played radio singles in 2011 and 2012. Here’s the weirdest thing. TikTok wrongly associated the song with a dance scene on Netflix and breathed new life into it more than a decade later. We live in strange times, kids. Little monster, stand up. Sorry The Craps.