Now, for social media users, it’s no secret that Aerosmith’s sped-up version of “Dream On” has become a viral sensation on TikTok.
But, as Classic Rock recently pointed out, this isn’t the first time they’ve sped up a classic radio hit to widespread success on the platform. Have you heard anything else lately? Finding them is not that difficult.
One prime example is what is known as “TikTok Oh No Song”, which is actually a viral audio sample from “Streets Favorite” by 2005 hip-hop artist Capone. It became a meme for the first time in 2020.
But for that viral hook “No no/no/no, no, no, no, no” An excerpt from The Shangri-Las’ 60’s hit “Remember (Walking in the Sand)” sped up. Coincidentally, the song was later covered by Aerosmith.
What about speeded up songs on TikTok?
So what’s up with the speeded-up classic rock song viral trend on TikTok? We may never know the full truth, except that it’s ultimately funny.
Can you hear these sped-up rock songs while scrolling through TikTok? If so, have you ever thought about the source of the original recordings?
On TikTok, “Dream On” saw a resurgence last year when users combined regular recordings of songs with video game memes. God of War: Ragnarok Dramatically jump off high from cloudy peaks.
However, TikTok user @0wenmcintosh was the first to post a sped-up version of “Dream On,” and it has since reportedly spread across the app like wildfire. @0wenmcintosh’s clip now has 3 million views of his and the audio is used in 50,000 of his other videos.
The accelerated locking version is not limited to the above. Punk group The Cramps made a specially sped-up version of his 1981 “Goo Goo Muck” for Netflix. Wednesday.
Of course the sped up music was a problem Before But as TikTok’s global music program manager Clive Rozario explains, artists and labels now seem to be embracing the trend. “This is what we saw in response to fan demand,” he said recently.
Ghost’s viral TikTok song slows down
Again, there’s also the recent example of rock songs being slowed down for wider appeal on TikTok. This is the theatrically heavy band song that went viral on his TikTok last year in its original form.
In that case, the viral popularity from TikTok prompted the band to make a music video for the song and officially release a TikTok-spurred version.
“Dream On”, which peaked at No. 6 on Aerosmith in 1976, was the band’s breakthrough single. Last year, the band led by Steven Tyler canceled a concert due to Tyler’s health.
Listen to all the original songs below.
Aerosmith “Dream On”
Capone “Street Favorite” (Oh No Song)
Ghost “Mary of the Cross”
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