Meme Watch: Are 'Little Einsteins' the New Bobby Shmurda?

Courtesy of YouTube/886Beatz
A still from a YouTube video of a remix of Little Einsteins.

As Bobby Shmurda and the Shmoney dance proved, when good songs go viral, they can get even better. Over the past few months, a trio of tracks -- "Flicka Da Wrist," "Watch Me" and a trap remix of the Little Einsteins theme song -- have become memes thanks to web-savvy individuals who've synced them with unlikely clips. Enjoy a sampling of some of the creations that have taken hold of Vine, YouTube and the Billboard charts.

"Little Einsteins Remix"

A full year after YouTube user 886Beatz uploaded a homemade trap remix of the Disney TV animated series' cheery theme, it went viral in this February, inspiring vines of ironic mismatches (Soulja BoyBeyoncé) and lots of dancing pajama-clad kids.

14 million: Number of times a Vine pairing the remix with a clip of Chief Keef and his friends turning up in the video for  "I Don't Like" has been looped

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"Watch Me"

Vine and YouTube dancers are going crazy for Atlanta rapper Silento's single, featuring a hook that tells listeners to switch back and forth between two already popular dances, the whip and the NaeNae.  

No. 86: The song's current Hot 100 rank, fueled by 3 million domestic weekly streams -- 95 percent through YouTube, where tons of homemade dance videos are popping up

 Silento's 'Watch Me' NaeNaes Onto the Charts With Viral Dance Video

 "Flicka Da Wrist"

Houston indie rapper Chedda Da Connect released this hypnotic trap song last summer, but Vine users have only just latched onto its self-explanatory titular move -- seemingly made for showing off a blingy watch or necklace -- by matching it with clips of Spider-Man slinging webs, dancing penguins from 2006 film Happy Feet and more.

12.7 million: Number of times a Vine pairing the song with a wrist-twisting dance scene from the 1968 film Romeo and Juliet (above) has been looped

 

This story originally appeared in the March 21st issue of Billboard.

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