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Out of Touch Thursday

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Updated Feb 28, 2021 at 12:41AM EST by woww.

Added Nov 09, 2020 at 05:20PM EST by Zach.

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Out of Touch Thursday refers to a series of videos and reactions consisting of various characters from television shows, movies, anime and video games dancing to Hall & Oates song “Out of Touch.” The remixes set the music to a wide range of clips, whether pre-existing or custom-made, and are sometimes used as reactions to reply to statements or situations someone deems “out of touch,” typically posted on Thursdays.


The original “Out of Touch” song by Hall & Oates was first released on October 4th, 1984, as the lead single from their album Big Bam Boom (seen below). The song was a massive success, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in December 1984, also becoming the duo's fourteenth consecutive top 40 hit since 1980, but was also their last number-one song.

The first instance of the song being used in a meme format appeared on a Tumblr post from August 2nd, 2017 by user notlikingbestgirl[9] labled "out of touch". The post has 596,349 notes as of January 10th, 2021.


Two years later, on September 19th, 2019, Tumblr[10] user howtobake posted the video and added the tag "out of touch Thursday" (shown below).

notlikingbestgirl Follow Out of Touch Source: notlikingbestgirl #out of touch Thursday 製作指揮 帝田 糕 公田陽 四正雄 酒白暢营


On May 14th, 2018, YouTuber[1] xdr xdr uploaded a video titled “Lucky Star – Out of Touch” to their channel with the description “Happy out of touch Thursday everyone.” Featuring the track with a dance scene from the anime Lucky Star, the video received more than 400,000 views, 19,000 likes and 1,100 comments in two and a half years (shown below).

On November 14th, 2019, Twitter user @infinitiasoul_ referenced "out of touch Thursday" (shown below).

15 days later, Twitter user @scumfutch posted the first known post referencing Out of touch Thursday with the video on November 29, 2019.

The following months the edit began gaining a cult traction between users on Twitter, Instagram[5] and Tumblr, with each following Thursday posting more and more of the video.[9] As its popularity grew, artists also began drew fan art of the video, most notable being a post by artist @sampapaste on Twitter promoting social distancing. Since its creation, the post has 10.7k likes and 4.3k reposts.

On January 10th, 2020, YouTuber[2] LithiumCactus uploaded a version depicting Hugh Neutron from Jimmy Neutron dancing to the song, receiving over 19,300 views and 1,600 likes in 10 months (seen below, left). On July 19th, YouTuber[3] Mriya6 uploaded another variant referencing Principal Skinner from The Simpsons and the Am I Out Of Touch meme, receiving over 18,100 views and 1,200 likes in roughly four months (seen below, right).

On June 4th, YouTube[4] rip artist Triple-Q posted a remix of the edit titled "Out of Touch! Sailor Uniform #outoftouchthursdays", accumulating over 168,000 views and 8.9k likes in roughly five months.

Various Examples

Various Examples

External References

[1] YouTube – Lucky Star Out of Touch

[2] YouTube – HUGH NEUTRON

[3] YouTube – Principal Skinner

[4] YouTube – Triple-Q

[5] Instagram – Yakuza

[6] Twitter – ootthursday

[7] Twitter – theswordwizard

[8] Tumblr – notlikingbestgirl

[8] Twitter – ehlihr

[9] Twitter – Out of Touch search 12/2019 – 03/2020

[10] Tumblr – howtobake's Post

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