I Throw My Hands Up In The Air Sometimes Saying Ayo

I Throw My Hands Up In The Air Sometimes Saying Ayo

Updated May 25, 2012 at 05:15PM EDT by amanda b..

Added Oct 06, 2010 at 05:58AM EDT by Cyber6x.

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I Throw My Hands Up In The Air Sometimes Saying Ayo is a lyric from the 2010 pop song “Dynamite” by singer-songwriter Taio Cruz. Since its release in May 2010, the chorus line from the song has spawned the snowclone “I (X) My Hands Up in the Air Sometimes, Saying (Y).”

Origin

The single “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz was released on May 30th, 2010, and it managed to reach the #1 spot on the UK Singles Chart and Canadian Hot 100 and #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100[1] by August that year. Rhyming variations of the original lyric began appearing online as early as in July 2010 with over 20 versions collected in a Yahoo! Answers thread.[5]



Spread

In September 2010, the first video parody of the original song was posted to YouTube. That month, several dozens of Facebook groups[7] were created as parodies of the phrase; the most popular instance “Throw My Homework in the Air Sometimes, Saying Ayoo, I’ll Take a Zeroo” has more than 41,000 likes.



In October, a thread was posted on the Body Building Forums[6] titled “I Throw My ___ In the Air Sometimes, Saying Ayooo ____,” that garnered 130 responses with rhyming derivatives. Over the next several months, this type of thread appeared on the Seventeen Magazine’s Q&A Forums[9], Aion Online game Forum[10], Bungie.net gaming forum[11] and the My Little Pony Forums.[12] On July 21st, 2011, humor site Smosh[13] featured a gallery of image macros made featuring the snowclone. Images as well as text posts referencing the song’s lyric continue to be shared on Tumblr[2], deviantArt[3] and Facebook.[4]

Notable Videos

On YouTube, video parodies of the original song have been uploaded since September 2010. They often change all of the lyrics to the song, tailoring it to topics such as Donkey Kong, Minecraft, Harry Potter and Pokemon. As of May 2012, there are more than 2500 results[14] for the search term “dynamite taio cruz parody" and 72 more for “I Throw My Hands Up in the Air Parody.”[15]




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