All Time Low Has The Best Reaction To Viral 'Dear Maria' TikTok Trend
By Lindsey Smith
January 27, 2021
For those of us invested in the pop-punk side of TikTok, a meme featuring All Time Low's breakout single, “Dear Maria, Count Me In,” has created the most relatable trend.
After the trend started in December, over 9,000 users have been creating videos saying “Mom, it was never a phase, it’s a lifestyle” while singing along to the iconic 2007 pop-punk song. The quote, of course, is a nod to most of our parents telling us that liking pop-punk and/or emo would just be a phase and we'd grow out of it (oh how wrong you were, Mom).
A couple of weeks ago, All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth took to Twitter to recognize the video with a very on-brand Alex tweet, “I always knew Dear Maria would be a massive TikTok song when we wrote it in 2006.”
I always knew Dear Maria would be a massive TikTok song when we wrote it in 2006.— Alex Gaskarth (@AlexGaskarth) January 13, 2021
Fast forward to Tuesday (January 26), and 2/4 of All Time Low — Gaskarth and Jack Barakat — finally joined in on the fun in the best way imaginable; further solidifying why they're one of my favorite bands.
Barakat starts off the video by yelling the first half of the “never a phase" quote while Gaskarth finishes it off, then they both spiritedly jump into the song's chorus.
ok we did it pic.twitter.com/lBMTBOrccd— All Time Low (@AllTimeLow) January 26, 2021
MOM IT WAS NEVER A PHASE♬ dear maria count me in - joel
Barakat starts off the video by yelling the first half of the meme while Gaskarth finishes it off, then they both spiritedly jump into the song's chorus.
The video has already been viewed over 5 million times with almost 17,000 comments and 1.3 million likes. See some of the best fan reactions below.
Drummer Rian Dawson also joined in on the fun behind his kit and changed it up by yelling, “it was never a phase, Dad! It's a lifestyle!”
Rian couldn’t fit his drums in the car pic.twitter.com/0dYIhqyfX8— All Time Low (@AllTimeLow) January 27, 2021
In addition to that trend, the band also retweeted a new video of a fan transforming “Dear Maria, Count Me In” into a sailor's shanty song and it's truly iconic. “This is perfect and I expect it done live like this from now on,” one fan commented and tbh, I agree! Check it out below.
It was only a matter of timehttps://t.co/py48hW6GVP pic.twitter.com/lRtyLszJ1P— All Time Low (@AllTimeLow) January 27, 2021
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