TikTok: ‘You Light Like a Feather Heavy Like a Brick’ dance explained

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The ‘You Light Like a Feather Heavy Like a Brick’ dance challenge has been going crazy viral on TikTok. The trend has gone viral recently and this dance has been popping up all over the for you page.

The ‘You Light Like a Feather Heavy Like a Brick’ comes from the lyrics of a song made by the very popular rapper Lil Uzi Vert.

This dance is one of many of TikTok dance challenges. Lil Uzi fans are excited to see this new dance challenge form as Lil Uzi is notorious for his good dancing. This new dance is very similar to the ‘renegade’ dance that was trending early 2020.

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Background of ‘You Light Like a Feather Heavy Like a Brick’

The original song is by Lil Uzi Vert, a rapper from Philidelphia, USA. The song is called Heavy Metal featuring rappers Lil Keed and Lil Gotit.

In the song, Lil Uzi Vert says ‘light like a feather heavy like brick’, which sparked the trend.

This song was released in 2018 and the dance challenge to this song was popular on social media. But, in 2021 it has gone viral again, where people dance to the lyrics ‘light like a feather heavy like brick’.

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When the lyric ‘light like a feather’ is said users will do a hand motion upwards as if to represent something being light, then when ‘heavy like brick’ is said you push your hands down as if to represent something heavy.

Many users have switched up the challenge creating their own moves and styles this includes moves from the renegade dance and the ‘woah’ dance. But the ‘you light like a feather Heavy like a brick’ bit is the common and main bit of the challenge.

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Cool examples of the TikTok dance

This girl shows off her cool dancing skills by doing the ‘you light like a feather Heavy like a brick’ challenge but she also adds her own moves from the traditional dance.


you light like a feather, heavy like brick 🤧🤪 (dc: @akua00 ) #fyp #xyzcba #MorningCheer #ThatsHot


This guy would rather do the ‘you light like a feather heavy like a brick’ challenge instead of being in class – shows how popular this trend is!

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This girl is on holiday and smoothly does the ‘light like a feather heavy like brick’ dance challenge – she also does the origina dance all the way through.


Light like a feather heavy like brick✨

♬ original sound – Javian Hyde

How to get involved in the challenge

First, log onto TikTok and make sure you have the most recent updated version of TikTok.

Go to the camera and record yourself doing the dance. It’s good to have another phone with the dance on so you can copy that person or have the song playing.

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Once you’re happy with it, go to sounds on the bottom left and search original sound – angel and add it to your video.

Make sure you #Lightlikefeatherchallenge so others can find your dance.