Apple Bottom Jeans Covers meme parodies.

Apple Bottom Jeans Covers

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Apple Bottom Jeans Covers refers to imitation covers of the 2007 song "Low" by rapper Flo Rida, featuring singer T-Pain. The meme format involves users performing the song while imitating the singing and music style of various famous musicians. Started by a Louis Armstrong version in March 2021, the format gained popularity on YouTube in April.

Origin

On October 9th, 2007, American rapper released[1] his debut single "Low" featuring American singer T-Pain. The song became a massive success worldwide, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 10 consecutive weeks (music video shown below). The song is best known for its chorus lyric "Apple Bottom Jeans."



Apple Bottom jeans, boots with the fur
The whole club was lookin' at her
She hit the flo' (She hit the flo'), next thing you know
Shawty got low-low-low-low-low-low-low-low

Prior to the 2021 cover format, the song was a subject of pop culture references in memes.

On March 18th, 2021, YouTuber[2] JoedEcher posted an imitation cover of the chorus of the song by Louis Armstrong, set to the instrumental version of "What a Wonderful World." The video received over 1.8 million views in four months (shown below, left).

On April 10th, 2021, Redditor[3] theonlymexicanman linked the YouTube video in the /r/youtubehaiku subreddit, with the post gaining over 1,700 upvotes in three months. On April 11th, JoedEcher posted a full version of the imitation cover to YouTube,[4] with the video accumulating over 910,000 views in three months (shown below, right).



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On April 11th, 2021, YouTuber[5] easyBean posted the earliest found derivative meme, an imitation cover by John Lennon. The video received over 160,000 views in three months (shown below, left). On April 17th, YouTuber[6] Sad Party Anthem posted an imitation cover by Bobby Darin that received over 32,000 views in the same period (shown below, right).



In the following weeks, the imitation cover format gained notable popularity on YouTube, with several versions accumulating over 100,000 views. For example, on April 27th, 2021, YouTuber[7] Twitty the Tailor posted a Bob Dylan version that received over 121,000 views in three months (shown below, left). On April 29th, 2021, YouTuber[8] Cheeky Boys posted a Nirvana version, with the video garnering over 120,000 views in three months (shown below, right).



YouTuber[9] Greta W created a playlist for the meme format, which included 42 videos as of July 6th, 2021.

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