A remix of Lesley Gore’s classic hit from the ’60s, “It’s My Party,” has people dissecting themselves.
TikTokers have mashed Gore up with Melanie Martinez’s “Pity Party” for a fresh take on the old tune. But the new trend is less about throwing a tantrum and more about getting introspective. People are getting to the root of their deep insecurities and it’s leading to quite a few a-ha moments.
The “It’s My Party” and “Pity Party” mashup
TikToker @ineffablehaven1 is known for making remixes and mashups. In this one, she combined Lesley Gore’s classic “It’s My Party” with Melanie Martinez’s “Pity Party.” The transition from the former to the latter is seamless.
Gore released the single in 1963 when she was 17. It’s about her discovering her boyfriend “Johnny” was cozying up to another girl “Judy” at her birthday party. Today, more than 50 years later, the chorus, “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to” is still a part of the American lexicon.
In Martinez’s 2015 single “Pity Party,” she referenced Gore when she sang, “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to / Cry if I want to (cry, cry, cry) / I’ll cry until the candles burn down this place / I’ll cry until my pity party’s in flames.”
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When the acapella version of “Pity Party” kicks in, TikTokers reveal their moments of realization about where their insecurities stem from.
“Yeah, I’m actually like a really terrible person and I’ve just manipulated everyone into liking me,” @magaroni_and_cheese_ stated.
Then she realized that wasn’t actually true, it was just something someone had told her once.
“I have such an annoying personality I don’t think it’s possible for someone to fully love me,” @liz.ard0 wrote in the caption.
They were stunned when they figured out someone must have convinced them this was the truth.
“I actually really enjoy spending time by myself. I like being alone,” @babyyodaextremist said.
Then she asked herself, “Have you ever wondered if you like being alone because you don’t have to worry about feeling like someone doesn’t want you around?”
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