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16th Jun 2019

Did you love ‘Old Town Road’? Then we might have found your new song of the summer

Rory Cashin

This is a weapons grade earworm

Yes, it has been played seemingly everywhere, all of the time, but there is no denying that ‘Old Town Road’ is an absolute jam, working from a sample by Nine Inch Nails, and merging in a remix with Billy Ray Cyrus, and then further down that road, Diplo!

All eyes are on Lil Nas X to see what he does next, and they’ll be happy to hear that 7, his debut EP, is set to drop on Friday 21 June (the same day as Nicki Minaj’s secret new project ‘Megatron’).

But while we all wait for that, if you’re a fan of that hugely popular track, then we have to point you in the director of Blanco Brown and his single ‘The Git Up’, which is the biggest earworm we’ve heard since, well, since ‘Old Town Road’.

He isn’t done there, though.

Knowing that one of the best ways to make a song go viral is to give it an accompanying dance, that is exactly what Blanco Brown has done with the accompanying video.

Think of the ‘YMCA’, or the ‘Cha-Cha Slide’, or the ‘Macarena’. The last good example of it was Demi Lovato and Jax Jones telling people how to move on the chorus of ‘Instruction’, and now with the video for ‘The Git Up’, Brown is giving us a masterclass in how to own the dancefloor.

Clip via Lainey Wilson