your music saved me meme

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The ‘your music saved me’ meme celebrates the wackiest influences of our time

Honestly, whose life hasn't been saved by Pikachu singing into a microphone?


Anna María

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 25, 2020   Updated on May 19, 2021, 3:43 pm CDT

Twitter is, if nothing else, the perfect place to be dramatic and nostalgia-heavy—especially when it comes to celebrity figures. Trends like the recent “no one has the range” meme perfectly encapsulate how Twitter users will absolutely ride or die for their favorite artist. Now, they’re using the “your music saved me” meme to express their adoration.

What is the ‘your music saved me’ meme?

It all started in late January with a tweet captioned “bomboclaat” that featured a photo of an unidentified young girl at a concert holding a “your music saved me” sign.

Almost immediately, Twitter users started using the tweet alongside pictures of their favorite musicians. Pretty soon, however, the meme evolved into something a little more ironic. Most “your music saved me” tweets ended up not being about real artists.

After all, fictional characters —like Kim Ki-jung from Parasite and the vegetables from Veggietales—save lives, too.

Of course, some of the most popular “your music saved me” tweets really were about musicians—the most talented musicians of the animal kingdom, at least.

And yes, video game animals count, too.

Let’s be honest. If KK Slider’s babbling crooning hasn’t saved your life, are you really living?

The meme has even evolved to a text-based version in which people describe the memed photo (girl holding the ‘your music saved me’ sign) along with the performer or artist who they admire/idolize.

You know a meme has really hit its peak when people don’t even have to include images of it anymore.


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*First Published: Feb 25, 2020, 2:20 pm CST