Let It Grow

Let It Grow

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Updated Apr 15, 2018 at 08:46AM EDT by Y F.

Added Dec 28, 2016 at 12:51PM EST by realoliver9912.

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Let It Grow is a song from the 2012 Illumination Entertainment film The Lorax based on the Dr. Seuss book of the same name. The song grew into a popular vehicle for Word Replacement Remixes on YouTube in late 2016.


In The Lorax, the main character Ted lives in Thneedville, a walled city in which everything is artificial. "Let It Grow" appears at the climax of The Lorax, when the townsfolk are convinced to allow Ted to plant a seed after years of a tree-less existence (shown below).

On December 27th, 2016, YouTuber MrMrMANGOHEAD,[1] already popular from his work with We Are Number One remixes, posted a mix of "Let It Grow" titled "Let It Grow (The Lorax) but every grow increases the bass by 4db and changes the colour." The video, shown below, has gained over 306,000 views as of January 2nd, 2017.


MrMrMANGOHEAD posted three more remixes in the coming week. His most popular at over 704,000 views is titled "Let it Grow but every grow is replaced with Die let it die each time more earrape and distorted" (shown below).

MrMrMANGOHEAD's popularization of the track inspired other creators to do Word Replacement Remixes with the song, often changing the video on the word "Grow." Commenters also particularly enjoy when the the O'Hare Delivery Man character says "You greedy dirtbag!" to the villain, Aloysius O'Hare. On December 30th, 2016, Redditor Drac-Henry posted a thread to /r/OutofTheLoop[2] asking about the origin of the remixes.

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