Once again, emo is the butt of the internet’s joke. A 14-year-old song has sparked a viral TikTok meme and it’s so emotional.
People are lip-syncing to a cover of Secondhand Serenade’s 2008 song “Fall For You” from the album A Twist In My Story. In typical TikTok fashion, users have turned the track’s earnest lyrics into a hilarious cringe anthem. Here’s why everyone is passionately singing “because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you.”
What is the “because tonight will be the night” TikTok trend?
Parody music producer @heyzmsc started the trend when he covered “Fall For You” in his bathroom. He donned a studded black vest, black eyeliner and a floppy black wig to recreate the perfect emo look.
“Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you / Over again / Don’t make me change my mind / I won’t live to see another day / I swear / it’s true / Because a girl like you is impossible to find / It’s impossible to find,” @heyzmsc sang.
The influencer’s cover has been featured in over 10,000 videos since.
“When the emo kid starts a band,” @cartelmarcel said, lip-syncing to the vocals in a wig.
Some people like @radeyaaaah have even taken to emo-ifying their pets by giving them shaggy emo hairstyles.
“In 2037, our future son going through his first breakup,” @alcygray said pressing their ear to the door of their “son’s” bedroom and hearing the song.
Other people just used the meme as an opportunity to roast their past emo phases and aesthetics.
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