Childish Gambino‘s ‘Redbone’ may have been released last year but it’s only just being given the meme treatment.
For reasons unbeknownst to most, Twitter has lit up with memes revolving around the song and the premise is pretty simple. Basically, it’s what the song would sound like if it were played it a number of scenarios.
It all started with someone uploading a muffled sound clip of what the song would sound like if it were being played while you were in the bathroom at a house party.
It’s now extended to things like, “What ‘Redbone’ would sound like if you turned off the lights” and “What Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” would sound like if you were on the internet in 2009.”
‘Redbone’ is just one in a string of songs that have been turned into viral sensations. Rae Sremmurd’s ‘Black Beatles’, Migos’ ‘Bad And Boujee’ and Bag Raiders’ ‘Shooting Stars’ have all found success in the past year after the internet turned them into viral hits.
‘Redbone’ is already a hit here in Australia. It placed number five in the Hottest 100 earlier this year but it may be set for a resurgence.