The ‘1 2, buckle my shoe’ video is the latest in trends that are being used to poke fun at childhood nostalgia.
TikTok’s Gen Z meme wave is a force to be reckoned with as it contains all sorts of mega hits. It has been a great year for internet memes so far. The latest is the 1 2 buckle my shoe trend.
TikTok is no stranger to unconventional remixes of popular ballads and this year alone, we’ve already gotten so many. These include the ‘Let me do it for you’ and ‘Baby don’t hurt me’ memes. The ‘one two buckle my shoe’ meme is the latest in TikTok trends that remix nostalgic tunes.
It has garnered millions of streams and shares on social media at only three days old! So what is the ‘one two, buckle my shoe’ trend and why is it so popular?
1 2 buckle my shoe trend: How it started
Last week, a TikTok user called @edmondx posted a video of himself rocking a pair of Nike sneakers. They had all the mainstays of regular Nikes. Everything from the iconic checkmark to the sporty appearance was intact, save for one unusual detail. Apparently, both sneakers had extended tongues with a ‘shoe buckle’ imprint on them.
While poking fun at the odd design of his sneakers, @edmondx started to recite the popular nursery rhyme in a high pitch. He started “one two, buckle my shoe / three four, buckle some more / five six, Nike kicks”. Then he let out an exaggerated chuckle while proclaiming that his rendition of the rhyme was ‘fire’.
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What makes the 1 2 buckle my shoe trend so promising?
The ‘1 2 buckle my shoe’ meme is rising fast in internet trends and could be the next big thing. Here are some reasons why this trend could start a new sound that goes viral:
- Firstly, this trend is very sharable. It is a brief yet fun way to work up a few giggles.
- The sound is goofy and relatable. This will make it useful for different kinds of videos, and under a plethora of contexts.
- Furthermore, the sound is a remix of an existent rhyme. This factor makes it more appealing to many.
The ‘1 2, buckle my shoe’ trend is enjoying its time in the spotlight and taking no prisoners. Although, the internet can be very volatile so we can’t know for sure if this will last. But one thing is certain, it’s looking good so far because why else would this cool Phonk music mashup exist?