For years now, TikTok users have gotten creative with their content especially when it comes to music. Over the past few months, we’ve seen viral trends using various Paramore songs including “All I Wanted” and “Fake Happy.” As well, Taylor Swift‘s folklore quickly went viral on TikTok after creatives began sharing their pop-punk renditions of some of her new songs.
Now, All Time Low’s classic “Dear Maria, Count Me In” is at the center of a new viral TikTok trend. Back in December, TikTok user @yungricepatty proved that liking this type of music isn’t “just a phase” and shared his video featuring the All Time Low song. Since its release, the video has received over 2 million likes and over 8.5 million views.
@yungricepattyin search of punk pop tiktok♬ dear maria count me in – joel
The video helped kickstart the viral “it’s not a phase” TikTok trend where music listeners share videos of them belting the All Time Low classic that was released in 2007.
Finally, earlier this month, Alex Gaskarth revealed just what he thinks of the viral trend.
“I always knew ‘Dear Maria’ would be a massive TikTok song when we wrote it in 2006.”
I always knew Dear Maria would be a massive TikTok song when we wrote it in 2006.
— Alex Gaskarth (@AlexGaskarth) January 13, 2021
Now, All Time Low are actually getting involved in the “Dear Maria” TikTok movement. This past week, Rian Dawson, Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat have all shared their own version of the viral trend.
The first video shows Barakat screaming “MOM IT WAS NEVER A PHASE” into the camera while Gaskarth shouts “IT’S A LIFESTYLE” over the iconic song as the duo cruise down the road. The video has already been viewed over 5 million times.
@alltimelowMOM IT WAS NEVER A PHASE♬ dear maria count me in – joel
Then, on Wednesday, Rian Dawson shared his own take on the trend. He posted a TikTok to All Time Low’s account of him bashing away on the drums.
@alltimelowRian couldn’t fit his drums in the car♬ dear maria count me in – joel
However, this isn’t the only trend All Time Low are now included in. “Dear Maria, Count Me In” also just got reworked into a “pop-punk shanty.” @sampopemusic shared a new version of the song this week, something that All Time Low knew would happen sooner or later.
— All Time Low (@AllTimeLow) January 27, 2021
And just because, the “Dear Maria, Count Me In” video is available to watch below.
What is your favorite TikTok from the “Dear Maria, Count Me In” trend? Should Zack Merrick do one next? Let us know in the comments below.