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Hiwong Hiwong Tong Hiwong, also known as Tap4Fun Chinese "Age Of Apes" Song or Chinese Monkeys and NFT The Musical, refers to an animation where four ape characters from Tap4Fun's mobile game Age of Apes sing a cover of the Chinese song "Yiwang Yiwang Dou Yiwang" about getting over their worries about girls to another ape in bed. The video was posted to TikTok in February 2022 and went viral over the following months.
On February 13th, 2022, TikToker @winmg868 posted an animation featuring five ape characters with the "Tap4Fun" logo on their clothing, a mobile game development company that runs a game titled Age of Apes. Other Age of Apes ads feature similar characters in a similar style. In the video, four of the apes sing a Chinese song to a sad ape in bed (shown below). The video gained over 9 million views in two months. This is the earliest known upload of the video. The song used is a cover of the song "Yiwang Yiwang Dou Yiwang" by Mu Zhe Xi.
Forget, forget, forget, forget,
Last year's troubles and girls,
Don't panic ,don't panic, don't panic,
The girls are prettier this year,
In April 2022 the song became increasingly popularized on TikTok and YouTube. On April 12th, TikToker @idoo199 posted a video where the animation is recreated IRL, gaining over 5.9 million views in two weeks (shown below, left). On April 15th, TikToker @xxndi07 posted a version of the video inserting a comment with the phonetic lyrics to the song, gaining over 5.2 million views in two weeks (shown below).
On April 16th, YouTuber Hertod101 posted a similar video, gaining over 27,000 views in 11 days (shown below). The animation became colloquially known as "NFT the musical" through comments, a comparison of the apes to the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT project.
On April 22nd, TikToker @maxandnemo posted a video where two children sing along to the song, gaining over 3.1 million views in five days (shown below).
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