TikTok: Dear Maria, Count Me In – why is this 2007 song trending?

Screenshot from @alltimelow TikTok

A new TikTok trend has been spiralling the app which features the rock band, All Time Low’s 2007 hit song: Dear Maria, Count Me In.

Viewers are loving this pop-punk musical throwback as they scream the lyrics into their cameras.

Read below to find out just why this 2007 song is going viral.

Who are All Time Low?

All Time Low is an American rock band from Towson, Maryland, formed in 2003.

The band consists of 4 members; lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson.

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With 1.3 million followers on Instagram (@alltimelow) as well as 1.6 million Twitter followers (@AllTimeLow), the band joined TikTok (@alltimelow) in 2020 and now have an audience of 213.1K followers.

TikTok trends feature popular music all the time, but All Time Low have discovered that it’s their turn to be at the centre of a new trend on the app. 

What is Dear Maria, Count Me In on TikTok and where did it originate?

The trend simply involves TikTok users enthusiastically singing the lyrics to the pop-punk, rock song – “Dear Maria, Count Me In” after they inform the viewers: “It’s not a phase, mom.”

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20-year-old TikTok creator, Joel (@yungricepatty), started this trend by posting a video in December 2020 which featured him singing All Time Low’s “Dear Maria, Count Me In”.

Since the online platform is made up of many different genre-interests (due to algorithms), Joel captioned the upload claiming he was in search of ‘punk-pop TikTok’.

With a large following of 830.4K, it wasn’t long before Joel had started a trend: His video has now gained 8.1 million views along with 2.3 million likes.

Have the band responded to this viral trend?

As the popular video grew in views, All Time Low then responded to the viral TikTok on their Twitter account (@AllTimeLow):

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Joel then took to TikTok to express his total shock that he had been acknowledged by the popular band.

Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the band, Alex Gaskarth (@AlexGaskarth), recently shared his humorous thoughts about their song that was released back in 2007 suddenly becoming a new hit.

Go ahead, get involved with this new trend and take a throwback to 2007 pop-punk, rock music!