Let’s put something into context: When LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” debuted in early 2011, I was just young enough to have it rotated at my last high school prom. I thought I had escaped those dulcet tones of “everyday I’m shufflin.’” I was wrong. The cherry on top is that the song went platinum in June of 2018.
Ever the one to retool famous songs into anime themes or other pop hits, the internet sunk its claws into “Party Rock Anthem” and discovered that its basic BPM (that’s beats-per-minute) applies to quite a few other songs. Strap in.
The meme started with Twitter user @Josejusejo, who discovered that “Party Rock Anthem” goes perfectly with the opening to the infamous anime Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Party Rock Anthem has the same BPM as the Evangelion Opening and I hate it pic.twitter.com/UC2WzNF3zN
— 👻🎃 Spooky Joseju 🎃👻 (@Josejusejo) September 18, 2018
Party Rock Anthem’s choreography but with Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody in the background pic.twitter.com/ziEEKiP6WR
— Annie Wamsley (@Annie305Wamsley) September 29, 2018
I did that Party Rock Anthem video with Westlife’s version of Uptown Girl. It works just the same! 😂💃 #Westlife #WestlifeReunion@NickyByrne @ShaneFilan @MarkusFeehily @KianEganWL pic.twitter.com/kIN3o1pl45
— Hema Malik (@Hema_ByrnesArmy) October 6, 2018
I don’t know why I made another one of these but I did
this really does have the same BPM as Party Rock Anthem this time pic.twitter.com/qmyPZdOsgw
— Grey @ 😈HELL ZONE🌸 (@Lightning_Grey) October 2, 2018
Party Rock Anthem has the same bpm as Uptown Girl pic.twitter.com/vt7B1mQIqA
— Stan Lewis (@StanLewis_) October 4, 2018
— Taylor 👽 (@blueboxufo) October 5, 2018
Party Rock Anthem and Moves Like Jagger have the same bpm and I hate it pic.twitter.com/saLe6i4ITv
— Andrewㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@Editandrew) October 6, 2018
found out Party Rock Anthem and Let the Bodies Hit the Floor have the same bpm lmaooo pic.twitter.com/tORHQtOKRV
— ᴿʸᵃⁿ (@DJMullyD) October 6, 2018
Party Rock Anthem has the same bpm as Clocks pic.twitter.com/ovFbaSS3I8
— Gracie Boudreau (@gracieb7299) October 5, 2018
And my personal favorite:
I’ve seen a few mashups using the “everyday I’m shufflin” part of Party Rock Anthem in the past few weeks, and it reminded me of a mashup I saw on YouTube years ago that doesn’t seem to exist anymore.
So I decided to re-create it. pic.twitter.com/aWKSYyNRlM
— Benjamin Breuer | CTSW (@BlackMageMavvy) September 29, 2018