TikTok is perfect for songs supporting dancing videos that could become viral trends, which are still valid in 2023. One of the most popular recent trending dances is what people identify as “left, right, left, right”: a fast dance on where you need to balance your feet. People have jumped on this trend, putting together funny videos where they try to dance to the song as fast as they can. Still, not everyone can find the original song you hear in the video. Let’s find out today: there’s an interesting story behind it.
You can watch the Left/Right challenge video here on TikTok.
The viral Left-Right challenge on TikTok: what’s the name of the song?
The song featured in the TikTok video belongs to the Left-Right challenge on TikTok is Follow the leader by The Soca Boys. You can find the track in full stream below.
Follow the leader is an old Latin American classical music, released by The Soca Boys in 1998. It has actually been a popular dance for many years, and you can find lots of tutorials on Youtube teaching you how to dance to this song (here you can find popular ones). However, a recent TikTok trend is changing the challenge, turning it into fast footwork instead of the old, full-body choreography.
You can find the original lyrics of the song Follow the leader here at Jenius. As you can see, it’s all about following the instructions the leader gives you: not just left and right, but up and down, hands in the air, jumping, clapping and everything else needed to make a group dance funny and engaging.
For the most curious: Follow the leader other examples of classic songs, The Roof Is Burningwas released by Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three in 1984. This time we are in the early years of hip hop’s development, but the spirit of dance is already there. Listen here.
Oh, and no, this song does nothing to do with the Teletubbies!
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