How Did Childish Gambino's "Redbone" Become The Latest Meme?
The tweet often begins as follows: “What ‘Redbone’ would sound like…” followed by a specific scenario that ranges from what the song would sound like in a bathroom at a party to what it would sound like at Gordon Ramsay‘s Hell’s Kitchen. Accompanying the tweet is a short snippet of “Redbone,” which has been remade to sound a little muffled (evoking the sound of what it is actually like to hear a song that is playing loudly while you’re in another room).
The first example of this seems to be this one, where the Twitter user wrote: “What ‘Redbone’ would sound like while you’re making out in the bathroom of a house party.”
What Redbone would sound like while you're making out in the bathroom of a house party pic.twitter.com/1X4T7jFvZc
— chloé (@chloestixx) May 14, 2017
A number of “What ‘Redbone’ would sound like…” tweets followed shortly after, with most of them still centered around hearing the song in a bathroom. However, the meme has since produced a number of different scenarios, which are just as hilarious as they are bizarre.
What Redbone would sound like while you're playing Gamecube in the bathroom of a house party pic.twitter.com/MvRmSLQ4L8
— tristan brown (@_tristanbrown) May 22, 2017
What Redbone *actually* sounds like from the bathroom at a house party pic.twitter.com/2P4Y8xwR1O
— dunba (@uncledunba) May 22, 2017
But aside from being a meme “Redbone” is also a platinum single. The second single from Awaken, My Love! album is now his third single to go platinum, alongside songs “Heartbeat” and “3005.”
Check out some other “Redbone” memes below.
what redbone would sound like if u were in the dining room of gordon ramsays hells kitchen pic.twitter.com/XzFOfNNIg0
— young sosa (@chulomang) May 23, 2017
What Redbone would sound like while you're in the bathroom of a house party and there was a fight outside. pic.twitter.com/Ew4NFnrgRL
— P▲T R Y K (@PatryksWorld) May 23, 2017
what redbone would sound like if it was made in the late 80's pic.twitter.com/a55xdX8DSz
— em (@kroenckemma) May 22, 2017
Redbone played in reverse 😳😍😍 pic.twitter.com/gE8IbB1ssJ
— Robert (@delgado_robertt) May 22, 2017