YouTube right now! “Giorgio loves Sonic”

Here's a singing food order that holds the cheese. 

 

Kris Holt

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Published Feb 1, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 10:01 pm CDT

In YouTube Right Now, the Daily Dot looks at videos that catch our eyes, push our buttons, and move our dials—and that you’ve just got to watch. Right now!

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There’s just something about drive-in restaurants and popular Web videos that makes them go together like, well, ketchup and French fries. The fleeting nature and the relative anonymity make drive-in restaurants a prime target for those seeking a YouTube hit.

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Among the most popular versions of this fad is the singing (or rapping) order, where hungry individuals sing their order to the speaker at the drive-in. YouTube stars Rhett and Link were among those who got in on the act.

“Giorgio loves Sonic,” a new YouTube video along these lines, has become an instant hit on Reddit with 887 comments and 1,973 points since being posted to the site Tuesday.

In the clip, a young man—armed with little more than a guitar, his voice, and a piece of paper listing the menu items he and his friends want—sings his order to a Sonic employee.

A look through his other videos confirms that Giorgio has a ton of talent, boasting a smooth, soulful voice and an amiable charm. Unlike some other singing order hits on YouTube, his isn’t unnecessarily over-the-top. It’s simply a laid-back dude and his guitar, being suave and quick-witted enough to make seamless corrections to his order. The best part is the reaction of the restaurant employee; you can practically hear the massive grin she’s sporting.

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Redditors are by and large effusive in their praise for Giorgio and this video. “It was the first YouTube video I’ve watched in a long time that I was sad when it had to end,” commented Speculater.

“I’ve been having a shitty night. For some reason this made me start smiling,” wrote dababypuncher. Meanwhile, DougSTL, an employee of a “food joint,” said he wished he “had customers call us doing orders like this.”

It’s so good that it almost makes up for that horrible cone-ing meme.

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*First Published: Feb 1, 2012, 2:40 pm CST