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“Stan Twitter, do you know this song?”
You’ve probably seen quite a few tweets floating around online with this all-caps ask. And maybe you watched the clip paired with it and didn’t fully understand the concept, but you saw something familiar from childhood. And for a moment, maybe you bopped out to “The Nations of the World” from Animaniacs or “Determinate” from Disney’s Lemonade Mouth.
I SAID STAN TWITTER DO YOU KNOW THIS SONG ! pic.twitter.com/G05VmroMVl— Tommy ⚡️Allen (@ogtommyveee) August 24, 2018
This meme is all about attracting folks who forgotten about these old nuggets from movies, TV shows, or even albums from their favorite artists. Just like those Reddit threads that pop up like clockwork now and then asking “does anyone remember this gem?” these tweets are all about trying to one-up each other’s obscure media posts while having fun with the memories.
The best part? You don’t have to stick to songs from real life, real bands, or anything like that. Anything is fair game, really. There are some real blasts from the past here, too.
AYO, STAN TWITTER DO YOU KNOW THIS SONG???? pic.twitter.com/oPEc3mBCvW— Tsume (@TsumeAlphaWolf) August 24, 2018
It’s not like anyone could particularly forget some of these songs and clips, but it’s nice to have a reminder sometimes anyway, right?
But what about the “Stan Twitter” reference? That’s easy. We all know what a “Stan” is, right? Stan Twitter is essentially a community of Extremely Online like-minded individuals who discuss their various fandoms and what they “stan.” Like the song. So, of course, these tweets are riddled with obscure references that a lot of us simply haven’t ever heard of before. That makes the whole thing more fun, honestly.
Stan Twitter, do you know this song? pic.twitter.com/xlPHRi1o5X— Griffun Knupp (@GriffinKnepp) August 22, 2018
I SAID STAN TWITTER DO YOU KNOW THIS FUCKING SONG pic.twitter.com/eUAAwQ86cN— zach (@zarc) August 21, 2018
HEY! STAN TWITTER! DO YOU KNOW THIS SONG?!?? IT'S COOL IF YOU DON'T! ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO EXPERIENCE EVERY BIT OF QUALITY MEDIA THERE IS! AND SOME THINGS THAT MAY BE MAINSTREAM TO OTHERS MIGHT BE QUITE OBSCURE TO YOU! ENJOY! pic.twitter.com/sYU69j0cbB— cinnamon bun (@forsorrows) August 24, 2018
I SAID STAN TWITTER DO YOU KNOW THIS SONG pic.twitter.com/e67ujGMUdE— emii.♡ (@homeftniall) August 18, 2018
I SAID STAN TWITTER DO YOU KNOW THIS SONG pic.twitter.com/so5Hp3A6D1— Elektra Evangelista’s Cheekbones (@BeBraesFull) August 24, 2018
I SAID STAN TWITTER DO YOU KNOW THIS SONG pic.twitter.com/E8fsIjtEjP— Jeanie (@jeaniebean20) August 24, 2018
I SAID STAN TWITTER DO YOU KNOW THIS SONG? pic.twitter.com/uxNUdR3bXC— A Queer Mermaid (@C_GraceT) August 24, 2018
Sit back, relax, and let the nostalgia wash over you. It’s good to remember, sometimes.
those "I SAID STAN TWITTER DO YOU KNOW THIS SONG" tweets really bring back so many memories making me wish i didn't turn 20 in 3 months LMAO— 5SOS memes (@THE5SOSMEME) August 20, 2018
Even if it makes you feel a little bit old.
Brittany Vincent has covered gaming, anime, tech, and entertainment for over a decade. When she’s not writing, she’s replaying Um Jammer Lammy or Day of the Tentacle for the hundredth time while pining for a Harvester sequel. Find her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake.