How A 5-Year-Old Song Became One Of TikTok’s Most Popular Sounds
You might not know who Natalie Taylor is, but, if you’ve been on TikTok, you likely know the haunting melody of her song, “Surrender.”
The song — which is most recognizable by its emotional refrain “Whenever you’re ready, whenever you’re ready / Can we, can we surrender? — has been widely used on the platform for months. It saw a meteoric rise around the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and as of Friday morning there were more than 1.7 million videos using the audio.
While songs like “Say So” by Doja Cat or Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” are used on the platform alongside a specific dance, “Surrender” plays by different rules. The song has become a catchall for any video demanding an emotional response from the viewer. In scrolling through the song’s various pages on TikTok’s search tool, there’s …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]