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Ameno is a song written by French new-age electronica group Era. The track entered into meme culture nearly two decades after its release. First, it was popularized as a Twitch Emote stylized as "༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つAMENO༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ." Later, it became the subject of several YouTube remixes that imagined the song in different musical styles.
In late 2019, the song became frequently combined with the doge variant Cheems, Vocaloid character Hatsune Miku, and the pray emoticon (🙏). These remixes are better known through the lyrical part *"Dorime":/memes/dorime-cheems.
On June 1st, 1996, Era released "Ameno," a single off their eponymous debut album (shown below).
Ameno, ameno do re-, ameno dori me
Ameno dori me, ameno do-
Dori me reo, ameno dori me
Ameno dori me, dori me a-
In early 2014, the song was popularized on Twitch by streamer Noxious, who would repeatedly play the song during while playing the game Hearthstone. Viewers began spamming the emoticon "༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つAMENO༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ" in his chat.
On May 6th, 2014, the /r/Ameno subreddit was launched. On May 8th, engineer Adam Bronte published a post on his personal blog Brontesaurus, which listed the Ameno emoticon as the 48th "most shared message" on Twitch. On May 19th, Redditor jumpinjahosafa submitted a post to the /r/OutOfTheLoop subreddit asking about the "Ameno" spam on Twitch.
On July 18th, the SeriousGaming Twitch channel posted a video of streamer Chair Vic singing "Ameno." On July 29th, YouTuber greennin uploaded a mashup of "Ameno" with the song "Sandstorm" by Darude (shown below).
On March 9th, 2015, SoundCloud user DankMemes420Boner posted a Thomas the Tank Engine remix featuring "Ameno" (shown below).
In September of 2019, the song began spreading among Spanish-speaking internet users in conjunction with images of cartoon characters like Patrick Star and Jimmy Neutron. On September 8th, user Starman posted a video showing the characters praying while set to the song, gaining 620 views (shown below, left). On September 27th, user Arwing Rawson posted the same video, gaining over 58,000 views (shown below, right).
In November, the song itself began being remixed. For example, on November 5th, user musicos Cinicos posted a reggaeton remix of the track, gaining over 730,000 views (shown below, left). User Lyrics&Translation posted a video featuring the song on November 9th, gaining over 620,000 views (shown below, right).
 Reddit (Requires Invite)- /r/Ameno
 Brontesaurus (via Wayback Machine) – Most shared messages on Twitch
 Twitch – Chair Vic sings Ameno (page unavailable)
 Reddit – What is with the Ameno spam on Twitch
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