Cha Cha Real Smooth

Cha Cha Real Smooth

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Updated May 23, 2021 at 08:41AM EDT by shevyrolet.

Added May 03, 2019 at 02:39PM EDT by Matt.

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About

Cha Cha Real Smooth refers to an image macro series featuring an image of a Barney the Dinosaur statue with the a phrase from the song "Cha-Cha Slide" as a caption. The image has been used as a shitpost.

Origin

On August 2nd, 2000, the song "Cha-Cha Slide" by American recording artist DJ Casper was released in the United States (music video below, left). The song features the lyrics "cha cha real smooth."[1]

On October 28th, 2015, VICE [2] published an article entitled "ā€‹I Tried to Relive My Youth And All I Got Was Sad." The article featured a report about a trip to Storybook Glen, a children's theme park in Maryculter, Scotland. The park features various statues and models of children's media characters that have been considered bizarre by critics, including Barney the dinosaur (shown below, right).



Precursor

Prior to its connection with the Barney photograph, the phrase "cha cha real smooth" has appeared on various other images, videos[3] and social media posts. For example, on January 29th, 2018, Facebook account Cats on Catnip posted an image of a cat with the phrase as a caption. The post received more than 5,600 reactions, 1,400 comments and 1,900 shares (shown below).


cha cha real smooth.

Spread

On August 8th, 2017, Tumblr [5] user knockoffs-and-bootlegs posted the Barney image with the caption "Would you hug him for one billion dollars?" The post received more than 31,000 notes in less than two years (shown below, left).

The earliest available version of the Barney image paired with the lyric was posted on Twitter [4] by user @clingcling2001 on December 4th, 2018 (shown below center).

On April 22nd, 2019, Instagram [6] user @the.gay.mellophone posted the image with the caption "Me coming in a measure early and derailing the whole song." The post received more than 10,000 likes in less than one month (shown below, right).


Would you hug him for one billion dollars? Cha cha real smooth Me coming in a measure early ano derailing the whole song @the.gay.mellophone Cha cha real smooth

Various Examples


What my brain is thinking of during Final Exams: Cha cha real smooth When you match with your sister on tinder, and then she calls you in her room Cha cha real smooth Elementary School Dance: *Plays Cha Cha Slide* 3rd Grade Me: Cha cha real smooth
when the slave children are still in your basement Cha cha real smooth made with mematic The foundation when the government gets suspicious Cha cha real smooth When you overdose by eating the entire gumnl vitamin iar Cha cha real smooth

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