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SZA's 'Big Boy'

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"Big Boy" is a comedy pop song by SZA created for an episode of Saturday Night Live that aired on December 3rd, 2022. The song is about wanting to find a "big boy" to hook up with during the winter season. After it premiered on SNL, the song was posted to TikTok, where it went viral as an original sound used in lip dub, dance and meme videos, mostly referencing something or someone that is large.


The December 4th, 2022 episode of Saturday Night Live features an original song and music video performed by SZA and members of the SNL crew, including Punkie Johnson, called "Big Boy." The song's lyrics are about wanting to find a big boy to hook up with during the winter. The music video was posted to Twitter[1] by @nbcsnl that night, garnering over 9,100 likes and 246,000 views in a month (shown below). On the same day, TikToker[2] @bttybwoy posted a clip from the video, garnering over 20 million views in a month.

It's cuffing season
And now we've got a reason to get a big boy
I need a big boy
Give me a big boy

It's cuffing season
And all the girls are leaving to get a big boy
I need a big boy
I want a big boy


The original sound for TikToker @bttybwoy's video gained virality over the following month, inspiring over 1.3 million uses in that time. The most popular videos under the sound by January 4th, 2022, are a December 18th upload by TikToker[3] @ellie__davis where she lip dubs the song and hugs her tall boyfriend, garnering over 33 million views and a December 25th upload by TikToker[4] @bruhpuppy of a large dog named Arlo who is bigger than the family's table, garnering over 44 million views (shown below, left and right). On December 20th, SZA discussed the song's success in an article published by EW.[5]


I indeed got a big boy 😊

♬ have of yall not even big chile – 🆘

@bruhpuppy He also stays there in case our guest is afraid of big dogs (disclaimer: Arlo does not eat or steal food off tables, this is just a joke for a quick video, we keep him away to respect our guests that may not want him there) #irishwolfhoundpuppy #irishwolfhound #giantbreed #wolfhoundpuppy #wolfhound #bigdog #giantdog #dog ♬ have of yall not even big chile – 🆘

Another copy of the same original sound posted by TikToker[6] @normusreedus also trended at the same time, gaining over 80,000 uses by January 4th. This version of the sound is mostly used for dance videos (example shown below).


♬ big boy sza – katelin

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♬ big boy sza – katelin

@bleepbloopblop69 #greenscreen ♬ have of yall not even big chile – 🆘

@ashlyn_bischoff felt sza on this one👏👏 #bigboys #heightdifference #couple ♬ have of yall not even big chile – 🆘

@addisonre @zoo2u_ ♬ have of yall not even big chile – 🆘

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