You can find one thing on every social platform: thirst traps.
Videos of people flaunting their beauty the way they like are trending everywhere, and TikTok has a new song to top the trap (or fan edits for celebrity crushes).
Now Baby Tate’s “Hey Mickey!” is trending on TikTok as the background sound for these videos. The official song has over 737,000 submissions as the theme song.
Brianne Howey (Georgia Miller on Ginny & Georgia) was posted by @hefnervevo and is a prime example of how TikToker uses sound.
Tate’s songs currently dominate the app, but Gina Meredith (@gina_meredith) broke the lineage of this viral sound, playing different versions of the song across generations.
Baby Tate’s “Hey Mickey!” Samples the opening line of Toni Basil’s 1982 song “Mickey”. The song debuted on her Billboard Hot 100 in September 1982, reaching number one.
Basil said, “Oh Mickey, you’re so fine/You’re so fine, you blow my mind away.” Baby Tate took it and said, “Oh Mickey, you’re so fine! okay you blow my mind
Baby Tate’s version was released in 2016, 34 years after Toni Basil’s version and 37 years after British band Lacey released “Kitty”.
Since most songs today contain samples and interpolations of older songs, it’s not uncommon to see songs linked across three generations.
For example, Drake’s 2018 hit “Nice For What” samples Lauryn Hill’s 1998 hit “Ex-Factor,” which samples Wu Tang Clan’s 1993 song “Can It All Be So Simple.” and samples “The Way We Were/Try To Remember”. A song by Gladys Knight and the Pips.
Meredith’s song breakdown was a key reminder that even new trends contain small snippets of the past.
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The women in the post give a complete history of the trend “Hey Mickey!” The song first appeared on her In The Know.
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