If you've watched a lot of the Mannequin Challenges videos on youtube or other video streaming sites to have the song featured on them stuck in your head for the rest of the day, you are undoubtedly wondering, "What is the Mannequin Challenge?"
The reason you don’t know it is that it's actually new — the hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles," the song featured in the challenges, was released on Sept. 22.
Having said that, it's already racked up millions of views on YouTube, and will probably be shattering that number as the viral attraction of the Mannequin Challenge sends even more viewers its way. If you are not familiar with the song before, you're about to in a big way.
For anyone who needs a brush-up on the origins of the Mannequin Challenge, it is a new meme that started in late October, where teens are freezing in dramatic positions and filming themselves as "Black Beatles plays in the background. The first documented video, one of many now on Twitter using the hashtag #MannequinChallenge, comes by way of Twitter user pvrity___, who posted a group of students frozen in place and so committed to it that another student even carried them out, still frozen.
Almost all of the MannequinChallenges are done with "Black Beatles" playing in the background.
That girl is a real crowd pleaser Small world, all her friends know of me Young bull living like an old geezer Quick release the cash, watch it fall slowly Frat girls still tryna get even Haters mad for whatever reason Smoke in the air, binge drinking They lose it when the DJ drops the needle
The connection of the challenge to the song, however, is perhaps the internet's greatest mystery. And yes, to answer your next burning question, the brothers are absolutely aware of the internet hype of the #MannequinChallenge. At their Nov. 3 concert in Denver, they did one of their own.
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