(Paris) The social network TikTok has compiled some of its biggest viral musical hits, revealed on the platform, to make an album that will be released on CD and vinyl this summer, the platform announced on Friday.
With this association with the Warner Classics label, this 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: Meme and Viral Hits will be available in August on streaming platforms and in stores.
Anyone who has spent any time on the popular short video social network will instantly recognize songs like No Roots by Alice Merton, or the pleasant song on the piano Rooms by Danilo Stankovic, viewed by 3.4 million “TikTokeurs”.
” To listen No Roots in a new musical context is inspiring,” Alice Merton said in a statement. “I’m excited about this project and can’t wait to see how it will come to life.”
All these songs have been completely reworked by the German Babelsberg Film Orchestra.
The compilation gives pride of place to typical tunes that can explode on the platform like Monkeys Spinning Monkeysan upbeat, pipey ditty that makes perfect background music for many light-hearted videos (27.1 million and counting).
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 songe century.
The song spread like wildfire, with Queen’s Brian May and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber being among those who offered their version of the song, which went viral.