Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Guys?
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Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Guys? refers to a participatory challenge popularized on TikTok in which men lip-sync to the song "Good Girls Bad Guys" by Falling In Reverse. In the first half of the challenge, they are dressed nicely, then place their hand on the camera, and when they take it off they are in significantly edgier clothing.
The song "Good Girls Bad Guys" was released by Falling In Reverse. On June 18th, 2012, Its music video was published to YouTube and gained over 22 million views (shown below).
On January 29th, 2017, one of the earliest known uploads of the song to Musical.ly, now part of TikTok, was uploaded to YouTube by user Eclipse Musical (shown below).
While it's unclear the exact date the "challenge" version of Musical.ly/TikTok videos began, it appears to have begun in the summer of 2018. The earliest extant version of the challenge on YouTube was posted on August 3rd, 2018, by user Mandii Jay (shown below).
On August 24th, 2018, one of the participants in the challenge, 10 Member Vlog Cabin, posted their version to YouTube on (shown below, left). In an email to The Daily Dot, the group confirmed they were inspired to do it by a video in which a guy "takes off his shirt and flexes his tribal tattoos." This video was uploaded to YouTube several days later by Dan the Meme Man and gained over 17,000 views (shown below, right).
Falling In Reverse lead singer Ronnie Radke tweeted an acknowledgment of the challenge on a post where someone did a similar video set to 'Photograph' by Nickelback (shown below).
Dude hahaha now it’s nickelback? I feel even more honored now. means I got that legendary status 😂😂 https://t.co/KNMjxQO8CZ
— RonnieRadke (@RonnieRadke) September 13, 2018
Twitter user FrankJavCee tweeted a popular parody of the challenge, gaining over 470 retweets and 1,900 likes (shown below).
Why do good girls like bad guys? pic.twitter.com/6YThbPDBhB— 🎼FrankJavCee🌎 (@FrankJavCee) September 20, 2018
Outside of TikTok, the challenge is viewable in YouTube compilations. Popular compilations include a post by itsnarcisco that gained over 22,000 views (shown below, left) and a post by Zuko that gained 1,500 views in less than two days (shown below, right).
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