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Vine Thud / Boom Sound Effect

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Vine Boom Sound Effect refers to an echoing "boom" sound effect popularized in video edits on Vine in 2014, most often used to emphasize shock or surprise. The effect, originally uploaded to YouTube in 2012, became popularized when Vine star King Bach started using it in 2014. It has remained prevalent since Vine's closure, often appearing in video edits across social media sites like Instagram. The sound effect's perceived overuse has also made it prominent in ironic video edits, appearing regularly in Amogus memes and other ironic formats.


On November 7th, 2012, YouTuber[7] Bluezone Corporation posted a video titled "Industrial Samples and Impacts, Boom Sound Effects, Metallic Sounds for Trailers, Film and More." The first sound effect in the video is the echoing boom that is now known as the "Vine Boom" (shown below). The video gained over 246,000 views in roughly four years. On their website,[8] the description of the sound pack reads, "This sound library offers professional metal sounds such as booms, heavy impacts, industrial clangs, cracks, drops, ambient hits and cinematic iron sounds. Various objects were used in different industrial environments with reverb to give you a wide choice of hitting and falling metal sounds." The object that made the sound is not directly mentioned.


The earliest known use of the sound effect in videos dates back to April 2014, when King Bach began using it in his videos for dramatic effect.[1][3][4] One of the earliest uses by King Back was posted to Vine[2] on April 10th, 2014.

On May 9th, 2016, YouTuber[5] Cancerous Memes uploaded an isolated version of the sound, using Bach's face for the thumbnail. The most popular upload[6] was posted on October 19th, 2017. It gained over 1.4 million views in less than four years (shown below). King Bach's use of the sound effect inspired many other Vine users and creators, in general, to use the sound in their videos, often to emphasize shock or surprise.

The sound effect became increasingly popular in ironic memes and 21st Century Humor edits in 2020, becoming one of the staple sound effects in the genre by 2021, partially thanks to its use in Amogus memes (examples shown below).

On May 3rd, 2020, YouTuber cowdill[13] posted a video titled "Guide to 21st Century Humor," where they use the Vine Boom sound effect as an example of the 21st Century Humor "rule" of "loud = funny" (shown below).

In March 2021, a distorted version of the Vine Boom sound effect was paired with the Rock's Eyebrow Raise video (shown below) becoming a staple of future memes using the video.[12]

On June 6th, 2021, YouTuber[9] Dockaboo811 posted a video of the Red Bird Laughing adding the sound effect, gaining over 232,000 views in eight months (shown below, left). On July 23rd, YouTuber[10] ThatOneSpirit posted a video consisting of the sound distorted various times, gaining over 242,000 views in seven months (shown below, right).

On August 10th, TikToker[11] @klacifer uploaded a video including an original sound consisting of repeated Vine Booms. The original sound garnered over 6,000 uses by February 2022 (original video shown below, left, popular example shown below, right).

On August 26th, YouTuber Friend Remover posted a joke video where he hits a metal fence with a wrench, claiming it recreates the sound, adding the Vine Boom and other meme sound effects over each hit, gaining over 25,900 views in six months (shown below).

Various Examples

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External References

[1] Reddit – Laszure

[2] Vine – KingBach

[3] Vine – KingBach

[4] Vine – KingBach

[5] YouTube – Cancerous Memes

[6] YouTube – Jesse Ladner

[7] YouTube – Vine Boom origin

[8] BlueZone Corporation – INDUSTRIAL SAMPLES & IMPACTS

[9] YouTube – Red Bird Vine Boom

[10] YouTube – Vine Boom Effect Spam

[11] TikTok – klacifer

[12] YouTube – Dwayne Johnson eyebrow meme

[13] YouTube – Guide to 21st Century Humor

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