I Try Not To Kill Myself
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I Try Not To Kill Myself refers to a viral video and TikTok audio of a woman incorrectly singing the lyrics to Billie Eilish's "TV" as part of the karaoke without the lyrics trend. The video was posted to TikTok in early January 2023 and went viral as an original sound over the following weeks, the video also going viral with numerous captions.
On January 5th, 2023, TikToker @aliciakamara_ posted a video where several women sing their top Spotify Wrapped without seeing the lyrics, garnering over 5.9 million views in a month (shown below). At one point in the video, a woman attempts to sing "TV" by Billie Eilish, but sings, "I try not to kill myself," instead of, "I don't wanna talk right now." On January 7th, TikToker @e.m.o..1 posted the isolated clip of the woman singing the line, garnering over 2.7 million views in a month.
@aliciakamara_ #fyp #foryou #spotifywrapped #karaoke ♬ original sound – mom ?
Over the following month, the original sound by @e.m.o..1 became notably popular, inspiring over 122,000 uses in a month. The audio is mostly used over videos of users talking about something embarrassing they've done. On January 16th, 2023, TikToker @zarahmed03 posted a meme using the original video, garnering over 8 million views in three weeks (shown below, left). On January 25th, TikToker @janaylee99 posted a video using the audio that gained over 17.7 million views in a week (shown below, right).
@zarahmed03 ♬ WHY YALL USING THIS SOUND OML – CYRUS
@janaylee99 pre-dating stories🥰 #coupletok #boyfriend ♬ WHY YALL USING THIS SOUND OML – CYRUS
On February 1st, TikToker and actress Nina Lu, who appeared on the Disney Channel series BUNK'D, posted a video using the sound, garnering over 19.5 million views in five days (shown below).
i just didnt nnow what to say when they started rolling……
read the room sir, I hate people. Especially men.
Busted my lip it’s healing ok
@worldsokaitest I would like to formally apologize to @50 Cent ♬ WHY YALL USING THIS SOUND OML – CYRUS
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