Ocean Man (Ween Song)
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Ocean Man is a song by the alternative music band Ween. Following its use in the final scene of the Spongebob Squarepants movie, the song began appearing in remix videos on iFunny, Vine and YouTube as memes including it spread online. A copypasta using the lyrics from "Ocean Man" combined with emojis also trended in the following years.
"Ocean Man" was released on June 24th, 1997 by Ween as the second single from their sixth studio album, The Mollusk. It was praised by AllMusic as an example of how Ween's "array of silly jokes and musical parody is richer and more diverse than most of its alternative rock contemporaries" along with serving as a creative inspiration for Spongebob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg in creating the show.
The song gained more widespread, mainstream exposure when it was used in the final scene of The Spongebob Squarepants Movie in 2004, where Spongebob jumps for joy after becoming the manager of the new Krusty Krab 2 restaurant (shown below).
In late 2015 and early 2016, "Ocean Man" became a popular musical punchline in Vine videos. On January 2nd, 2016, a compilation of "Ocean Man" Vines was uploaded to YouTube, gaining over 450,000 views (shown below).
On August 12th, 2016, Redditor A_Soggy_Cactus posted the copypasta version of the song to the subreddit /r/copypasta, receiving 100 upvotes in roughly seven years (seen below).
OCEAN MAN 🌊 😍 Take me by the hand ✋ lead me to the land that you understand 🙌 🌊 OCEAN MAN 🌊 😍 The voyage 🚲 to the corner of the 🌎 globe is a real trip 👌 🌊 OCEAN MAN 🌊 😍 The crust of a tan man 👳 imbibed by the sand 👍 Soaking up the 💦 thirst of the land 💯
As of April 20th, 2017, the tag "oceanman" has over 21,000 results on iFunny. One of the most popular Vines, by no chill jacob, has gained over 15,900 likes and 7,200 revines.
A vine of a glitch from the game Battlefront paired with the song has gained over 6,000 likes and 220,000 loops in one month.
 Live For Live Music – Ween’s ‘The Mollusk’ Helped Inspire The Creation Of SpongeBob Squarepants
 Allmusic – The Mollusk
 Reddit – r/copypasta
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