Fortnite’s Chug Jug ‘American Boy’ parody is taking up TikTok

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The most recent music to take over TikTok isn’t a pop hit or a enjoyable remix. As an alternative hundreds of thousands are listening to a squeaky, prepubescent voice singing a couple of Fortnite merchandise that’s now not within the recreation. Chug Jug may be vaulted within the online game, however that hasn’t stopped it from delighting hundreds of thousands of individuals on social media.

TikTok tune du jour “Chug Jug with You” has its origins in two different songs: disco funk hit “American Boy” by Estelle and Kanye West, and “Let’s Play Fortnite,” a 16-second parody by YouTuber CM Skits. “Let’s Play Fortnite” is grating, with off-beat lyrics like “You’ll be able to take me to Moisty Mire however not Loot Lake” and “We might be professional Fortnite players.” CM Skits’ video has simply 90,000 views, but it surely caught the eye of a 13-year-old boy who goes by the title Leviathan.

Leviathan, a content material creator on YouTube, thought the video was humorous, so he determined to jot down an extended model of the music CM Skits began. He wrote extra lyrics, recorded it in his bed room, and posted it on Soundcloud in late 2018. One way or the other, two years later, should you like video video games and are on TikTok, “Chug Jug with You” might be throughout your FYP. Individuals are taking the audio clip and including their very own goofy feedback to the music, piggybacking onto the pattern.

The TikTok feed for the sound has a ton of movies of individuals lip synching and vibing to the music. Many movies merely touch upon how nice of a singer Leviathan is — which is humorous as a result of, as Leviathan informed Polygon over Discord, he deliberately made his voice sound high-pitched. The thought was to make himself sound even youthful than 13. Whereas which may sound annoying in concept, it’s really lovely. It helps that Leviathan enunciates each phrase in a superbly angelic voice.

Some of the standard movies on the tag is that this one, the place Fairybloobs bops to the music and says, “I simply know this youngsters mother is an English trainer bc this pronunciation is godly.” This video alone has over 4.eight million views — greater than Leviathan’s unique video on YouTube.

What’s extra, the pattern has turn out to be large enough that some younger folks may now affiliate the melody with the Fortnite parody, somewhat than the unique 2008 Estelle music. One TikTok remarks, “I don’t even keep in mind what the unique music’s lyrics are. Assist.”

“Chug Jug with You” is riddled with hyper-specific Fortnite references, like areas of the ever-changing map. It’s significantly cute when Leviathan sings, “Yeah Fortnite we ’bout to get down, get down.” Regardless of listening to the clip over and over, I’m unsure it’ll ever get outdated — that’s how catchy it’s.

The music has turn out to be a cultural power — dripping onto the feeds of people that have by no means performed nor care about Fortnite.

“I didn’t actually anticipate the music to get standard in any respect,” Leviathan informed Polygon. “I made the music as a joke with a pair associates and posted it to Soundcloud to see what would occur.”

In the event you’d prefer to take heed to “Chug Jug with You,” you possibly can test it out on Leviathan’s YouTube channel now.

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