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Did I Just Write The Song Of The Summer Meme On TikTok: The Best Examples

Zoe Kramer March 27, 2023

TikTok has been the go-to platform for artists promoting their music for some time now. And it’s understandable why — getting a song to trend on the app can easily land it in the charts and pave the way for mainstream success. The nature of the algorithm means that even artists without industry connections can make a song popular. However, the promise of musical success has led to something of an oversaturation of people promoting their songs. Thus, the “Did I just write the song of the summer?” meme was born.

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Did I Just Write The Song Of The Summer Meme Explained

To understand the “Did I just write the song of the summer?” meme, it is necessary to first understand the original meaning of the phrase. It was first used by aspiring musicians as a catch-all way to promote their latest songs. Because it could apply to almost any type of music, it soon became a go-to for those hoping to make their music the latest viral trend on TikTok. However, as some TikTokers have noted, many of the songs posted with this caption missed the mark, being laughably underwhelming given the promise of being “the song of the summer.”

As a result, many users started poking fun at the trend, co-opting the phrase for the sake of comedy. TikTokers make their own songs to ‘promote,’ crafting them to be as mediocre, strange or awful as possible. The less plausible the music could be as a mainstream summer hit, the better. With the new ironic use of the phrase in place, users one-upped each other with the most terrible songs they could come up with, playing it straight for the camera as if they were taking the music seriously.

Altogether, it’s a fun trend that’s great for a laugh.

Some Hilarious Examples

Of course, the best way to understand the “Did I just write the song of the summer?” meme is to watch some of these videos for yourself. The most entertaining part of the trend is seeing the different approaches people take in crafting uniquely bad music. Some choose to parody the nursery-rhyme trend of popular music, while others go the absurd route, making goofy instrumental tracks. Here are some of the best examples of this trend to check out.


#stitch with @marie.pax #greenscreen the song of the summer everyone (thank you @Carolyn for sending this to me and asking me to do this) #songofthesummer #fyp #art

♬ original sound – Lauryn Marie

Did i just write the song of the summer? 🎶🎸 Let me know! 😆 #music #song #songofthesummer #songwriting #songwriter

♬ original sound – calcium

little song for all you math nerds out there 😘😘😘 inspired by @jcubedak @quazzomodo #abcdefu #fyp #math #pemdas #comedy #funny

♬ original sound – steph🧚🏻‍♀️✨‼️🌈

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Zoe Kramer has been writing for GRV Media’s student-centric website Freshered since October 2022 and is now also contributing to HITC. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a BA in Journalism, Media and English Literature. During her time in university, she worked for her student newspaper as well as completing an internship with a book publisher. She has also written and continues to write book and theatre reviews. She is excited to now be pursuing a career as a journalist and learning something new every day. In particular, she loves writing about student life, books, the Internet, and travel. Originally from the United States, she is enjoying living abroad in the UK.