Why is Allstar a meme? The history and origin of the Smash Mouth Shrek/Jon Sudano meme


Hello Internet! And welcome to Behind The Meme! Where we take a look at the meaning and the
origin of your favorite memes and trends! Today we have a look at All Star! I would like to take a moment to thank each
and every single one of my viewers who recently left comments on my video’s requesting All
star or somebody once told me. I truly appreciate the time you take out of
your day to do so. Without your contribution this channel wouldn’t
be what it is today. So when I say Thanks, I truly mean it. Let me know what you would like to see a video
on next and I may be able to make it happen! You wanted it! Now You have it! Here we Go!!! So this is a pretty interesting meme it has
been used online in various ways over the last decade and throughout that time has had
different levels of popularity but recently has had it’s biggest spike in popularity
for a strange reason. but before we can talk about today we must
first understand yesterday! So What exactly is All Star and what in the
heck is somebody once told me? All Star is the name of a popular Alternative
Rock song that was released by the band smash mouth in 1999. You remember 1999, the year everybody freaked
out because the y2k bug? Yeah. And “Somebody once told me” refers to
the super catchy and memorable opening line of the song that everybody and their mother,
brother, sister, grandmother and even weird uncle are familiar with. The song had very prominent chart positions
on music charts across the world when it was released and has sold millions of albums for
Smash Mouth Becoming one of their most successful songs. Everybody alive during that time was most
likely familiar with the song, and if they weren’t they soon would be over the next
couple years when the song was used in multiple films. Most notably the first installment of the
Shrek franchise! The song was used in the intro of the film
becoming a very memorable part. So because of copyright reasons I’m gonna
have to butcher the hell out of the song and the clip from the movie, but it was something
kinda like this. “Somebody once told me the world is gonna
rule me i aint the sharpest tool in the shed she was looking kinda dumb with her finger
and her thumb in the shape of an L on” We all know how much the internet loves shrek! So it was only natural when nearly a decade
later the song started to be used in humorous ways online. being parodied and brought into the meme world
for a new generation to enjoy. One of the first notable examples of a parody
online came in April of 2009 when Youtuber Richalvarez uploaded a super mario inspired
parody of the song that I have to say, I wasn’t Aware of before the video, but now absolutely
love! Over the years the song has continued to be
remixed and parodied in a variety of humorous and entertaining ways. But the song hasn’t only been used in audio
remixes. In 2013 image based memes started to appear
online that parodied the intro to the shrek film. In these examples the first image is calm
and normal but as he continues the next line of the song the following image is a bit more
intense usually involving the opening of the door or some dramatic action similar to shrek
opening his door in the intro to the film. Which itself has become very popular for it’s
variety of short edits here on Youtube and Vine. And finally in October of 2016 one man has
nearly single handily brought all stars popularity shooting higher than it ever has! On October 13th, 2016 Youtuber Jon Sudano
uploaded a video in which he sung a cover of all star over the music of John Lennon’s
song “imagine”. Somebody once told me the world is gonna rule
me i aint the sharpest tool in the shed” The Internet went crazy over the video, with
it amassing nearly a million and a half views in less than two months! The attention that this video received saw
jon’s channel gain a massive amount of subscribers! And Since this success jon has continued to
upload videos in which he sings all star over various pop and rock tracks, proving just
how versatile of a song all star is. This recent spike in popularity has brought
with it new edits of Allstar that are starting to appear all over Youtube and something tells
me there’s gonna be a whole lot more So there you have it! All Star started off as a song that many people
recall from their childhood and has evolved into a staple of the meme world that has a
strange cult following. But Hey! That’s the internet for you! And on the internet memes are keeeeng! Thank you all so very much for watching! Make sure to subscribe so you can catch my
next video and stay up to date on all your favorite memes! Who knows you may learn about a meme you never
knew about before! Ill catch you guys next time!

Comments

  1. You left out one of the most important and relevant things to All Stars current popularity. Neil Cicierega released two full length mash up records all using all star mixed with other songs. This is what sparked All Stars "goes with any song" trend. Kinda silly to not see that in this video when it was so important to the memes current popularity.

  2. I think I actually know why all star is a meme. its because it is from Shrek, and Shrek is a meme which automatically makes all star a meme.

  3. The Soviet remix is better. Some U.S Troop kicks open door and song continues as ear rape body once told me

  4. …with the shape of an L on her forehead… so what you're saying is the dance Take the L from Fortnite is Pennywise's dance combined with the boy from Allstar… NANI???????????????????????????????????

  5. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 🤬 I hat shred

  6. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 🤬 I hat shred

  7. At 3:11 was smiling but when the 2013 came, I HATE THAT YEAR!!! Because my cool grandma died and I was only 9 years old ☹️

  8. Look i khow that is a comunitiy meme but is really cool is The tekunisining from acceleracers

  9. Somebody once told me behind the meme was a killer.
    But what kind uh of killer?
    Well, uh step up on the stage
    Pick up the mic
    say he's a meme killer
    so don't waste your time
    and watch btm
    just sit on a bed with a laptop
    and watch some despaCITO
    he's braindead stupidhead.
    HEY NOW! LEAVE A DISLIKE
    UNSUBSCRIBE
    ADD HATE COMMENTS
    LIKE 'EM
    LIKE THEM HATE COMMENTS
    LIKE YOUR OWN HATE COMMENTS
    SHARE THIS COMMENT
    SCREW HIM OVER WITH ME
    I USED TO BE A FAN NOW I'M NOT
    SO PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO ME
    THIS GUY'S A MEME HIMSELF
    SO HATE HIM IF YOU WANT
    ALL THAT STUFF I WROTE…
    IS JUST PERSONAL PREFERENCE.

  10. Somebody once told me the world was macaroni, so I bit a tree, it tasted kinda funny, I spit it at a bunny, the bunny started swearing at me, a thousand years later the bunny was Darth Vader, he threw his lightsaber at me, missed me by a meter and hit Justin Bieber, his mom was kinda mad at me…

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  12. It’s started in R2DA Roblox

    Me: Guys, let’s try to kill the brute
    Me: Actually I like to call it shrek cuz it’s green like it right?
    Others: True
    Shrek comes
    Me: RUN, NIGGAS
    Shrek: SOMEBODY PNCE TOLD ME
    To be continued

  13. God that song came out the year I graduated High School. Good ole' Y2K! ; D My mother actually believed that shit was gonna happen too. She turned full force prepper, thinking we were all gonna die or something. She felt like an idiot afterwards. She bought we Y2K merch for a grad present. I wish I still had that shit now.

  14. And they don't stop coming And they don't stop coming And they don't stop coming And they don't stop coming And they don't stop coming And they don't stop coming And they don't stop coming And they don't stop coming

  15. Their movie popularity was their downfall as a band. After their 2nd album they only made other cheesy TV movie clip songs that they could cash out on. Though none of them hit their mark.

  16. Is it just me or does the butchered version sound slightly better than the original
    It sort of sounds slightly like nightcore to me

  17. Somebody once told me this was a YT video and it was a tottally helpful video *Sing it in the all star version*m

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