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

The current tune to take control of TikTok isn’t a pop hit or an enjoyable remix. Rather millions are listening to a squeaky, prepubescent voice singing about a Fortnite product that’s no longer in the video game. Down Container may be risen in the computer game, however that hasn’t stopped it from thrilling countless individuals on social networks.

TikTok tune du jour “Chug Jug with You” has its origins in 2 other tunes: disco funk hit “American Boy” by Estelle and Kanye West, and “Let’s Play Fortnite,” a 16-second parody by YouTuber CM Spoofs. “Let’s Play Fortnite” is grating, with off-beat lyrics like “You can take me to Moisty Mire but not Loot Lake” and “We can be pro Fortnite gamers.” CM Spoofs’ video has simply 90,000 views, however it captured the attention of a 13-year-old young boy who passes the name Leviathan.

Leviathan, a material developer on YouTube, believed the video was amusing, so he chose to compose a longer variation of the tune CM Spoofs began. He composed extra lyrics, taped it in his bed room, and published it on Soundcloud in late 2018. In some way, 2 years later on, if you like computer game and are on TikTok, “Chug Jug with You” is most likely all over your FYP. Individuals are taking the audio clip and including their own silly remarks to the tune, piggybacking onto the pattern.

The TikTok feed for the noise has a lots of videos of individuals lip synching and vibing to the tune. Numerous videos just discuss how fantastic of a vocalist Leviathan is — which is amusing since, as Leviathan informed Polygon over Discord, he purposefully made his voice noise high-pitched. The concept was to make himself sound even more youthful than 13. While that may sound frustrating in theory, it’s really charming. It assists that Leviathan proclaims every word in a completely angelic voice.

Among the most popular videos on the tag is this one, where Fairybloobs bops to the music and states, “I just know this kids mom is an English teacher bc this pronunciation is godly.” This video alone has more than 4.8 million views — more than Leviathan’s initial video on YouTube.

What’s more, the pattern has actually ended up being huge enough that some youths may now associate the tune with the Fortnite parody, instead of the initial 2008 Estelle tune. One TikTok remarks, “I don’t even remember what the original song’s lyrics are. Help.”

“Chug Jug with You” is filled with hyper-specific Fortnite referrals, like locations of the ever-changing map. It’s especially adorable when Leviathan sings, “Yeah Fortnite we ’bout to get down, get down.” Regardless of listening to the clip over and over once again, I’m uncertain it’ll ever get old — that’s how appealing it is.

The tune has actually ended up being a cultural force — leaking onto the feeds of individuals who have actually never ever played nor appreciate Fortnite.

“I didn’t really expect the song to get popular at all,” Leviathan informed Polygon. “I made the song as a joke with a couple friends and posted it to Soundcloud to see what would happen.”

If you’d like to listen to “Chug Jug with You,” you can inspect it out on Leviathan’s YouTube channel now.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.