[PATCHED] Violently Happy: How a Song by BjÃrk Became a Viral Meme
Violently Happy is a song by Icelandic singer-songwriter BjÃrk, released as the fifth and final single from her debut album Debut in 1993. The song was co-written and produced by Nellee Hooper, and features a sample of Deja Vu by Weldon Irvine. The lyrics describe BjÃrk's intense feelings for her lover and how she goes crazy without him. The song was a commercial success, reaching number 13 on the UK Singles Chart and number 4 on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.
The song also inspired a series of memes on the internet, especially on TikTok, where users would lip-sync to the chorus of the song and act out exaggerated scenarios of being violently happy. Some examples include jumping off roofs, driving fast cars, drinking tequila, and fighting with strangers. The memes often use the hashtag #patched, which refers to a glitch in the TikTok app that allows users to edit their videos after posting them. The glitch was patched by TikTok in April 2023, but not before millions of users had created their own versions of Violently Happy.
The popularity of the memes also boosted the streaming numbers of the song, which reached over 100 million plays on Spotify and YouTube. BjÃrk herself reacted to the memes on her Instagram account, saying that she was \"flattered and amused\" by the creative interpretations of her song. She also thanked her fans for their support and encouraged them to be \"violently happy but not too violent\".Here are some examples of Violently Happy memes that went viral on TikTok:
A user pretending to be a dentist and pulling out all of his patient's teeth while lip-syncing to \"Violently happy 'cause I love you\".
A user dressing up as a clown and throwing pies at random people on the street while lip-syncing to \"Violently happy but you're not here\".
A user setting fire to her ex-boyfriend's car and dancing around it while lip-syncing to \"Violently happy come calm me down\".
A user jumping into a pool of sharks and feeding them fish while lip-syncing to \"Violently happy overemotional\".
A user breaking into a museum and stealing a painting while lip-syncing to \"Violently happy I'll get into trouble\".
These memes have received millions of likes, comments, and shares on TikTok, as well as other social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Some users have also created parodies, remixes, and reactions to the original memes, adding more layers of humor and creativity to the trend.The origin of the Violently Happy meme is not clear, but some sources suggest that it was inspired by a viral video of a German kid who was ecstatic about playing Fortnite and drinking Coca-Cola, exclaiming \"YIPPEE!\" in German. The video was posted on TikTok by user48ljp0pz0o on December 15th, 2021, and received over 5 million views. The video was also reposted on YouTube and other platforms, where it became a source of copypasta and fan art.
Some TikTok users decided to use the audio of the German kid's voice and replace the word \"YIPPEE\" with \"Violently Happy\", creating a contrast between the innocent tone and the aggressive expression. The first known example of this was posted by user @joshuamcclure on December 17th, 2021, where he pretended to be a serial killer while lip-syncing to the audio. The video gained over 2 million views and 300,000 likes. Other users followed suit, creating their own scenarios of being violently happy while using the same audio. aa16f39245