This is an extreme cross-section of all my interests.
At the start of this year, we were blessed with the musical stylings of Lubalin, the man who turned petty internet drama into dramatic songs.
Lubalin initially transformed a Marketplace inquiry over a property for rent into a harrowing banger, before then turning a Facebook fight over a broccoli casserole recipe into an absolute tune.
turning random internet drama into songs, part 2 pic.twitter.com/9DnAoYGLam
— Lubalin (@lubalin_vibe_co) December 30, 2020
But around the same time, an equally iconic trend emerged on TikTok too, with women sharing the absolute worst texts men had ever sent them.
The ‘I Found A Guy Told Me I Was A Star’ trend, set to Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘All I Want’, had women ironically sharing all the shameless, horrific and offensive messages sent by men so that we could all just laugh through the pain together.
Naturally started by people taking the piss out of happy relationships, the ‘I Found A Guy’ trend highlighted that not only partners, hook-ups, and friends send terrible texts, but absolute strangers on dating apps, too.
Of course, we sorta already knew this was a very sad reality thanks to the iconic Tinder Nightmares Instagram page, which is literally dedicated to the world’s worst dating app openers.
But now, one musician has given the world everything we didn’t know we needed: A combination of both trends, where Becky CJ turns screenshots from Tinder Nightmares into delightful piano ballads.
Her original video, which was only uploaded five days ago has already amassed an impressive 1.4 million likes, and it makes sense why. Singing out the Tinder conversation between a man and woman who begin reciting the lyrics of Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin” line-by-line, the conversation quickly goes awry when the man proposes sex out of the blue.
This is an actual masterpiece pic.twitter.com/ThyO2rtOJ4
— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec) February 7, 2021
“Just a small town girl… living in a lonely world…,” the chat innocently starts before the mystery man absolutely sticks his foot in it.
“Well, I know this is kinda weird and pushy haha, but would you like to have sex with me? I’m not a creep or a pervert, just a genuine guy. I would treat you with respect and the sex would be good. I can even make you squirt if the connect is right haha,” he interrupts the lyrics.
“I will not judge you or think you’re ‘easy’. So yeah, excuse me if I come across as a little uncalibrated but I think you’re attractive, so what do you think? 🙂 haha.”
But Becky CJ’s genuine attempt to make the exchange sound like a legit song is just too perfect, especially when she beautifully sings each “haha” that definitely doesn’t belong in the text at all.
In her follow-up video, the musician then decided to pivot away from the audacious to some more wholesome areas, by singing the text log between a man who asks his Tinder match to marry him right off the bat because she’s “perfect for [his] world domination plan”.
But for the fans of the delightfully terrible, Becky CJ made sure to return back to the vibe of her first video by creating a short, but sweet song about “respectful” choking. Beautiful :’).
You can follow Becky CJ on TikTok here.
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