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TikTok is preparing an album of its viral songs

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All these songs have been completely reworked by the German Babelsberg Film Orchestra.

Associated for the occasion with the label Warner Classicsthis is the first time that TikTok has ventured into the traditional music market.

Six singles from the album will hit streaming platforms on July 8. The 18 songs of the complete album TikTok Classics: Memes and Viral Hits will be available in August on platforms and in stores.

Anyone who has spent any time on the popular short video social network will instantly recognize songs like No Roots (2017), by Alice Merton, or the pleasant Rooms (2020), by pianist Danilo Stankovic, viewed by 3.4 million people on TikTok.

To listen No Roots in a new musical context is inspiring. I’m excited about this project and can’t wait to see how it will come to life. »

A quote from Alice Merton

The compilation gives pride of place to typical tunes that can explode on the platform like Monkeys Spinning Monkeys (2015), an upbeat, pipey ditty that makes perfect background music for many light-hearted videos.

same for me Wellerman Sea Shanty, which took over TikTok in early 2021 after a Scottish postman, Nathan Evans, recorded himself singing this 19th century folk song.

The song spread like wildfire, with Queen’s Brian May and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber being among the artists who offered their version of the song which went viral.

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