“Running Man Challenge”

image1 (2) image3 image2 (1)Have you heard of the Running Man Challenge?  If not it’s a new trend.  It is a challenge where you do a dance resembling running to the song called My Boo by Ghost Town DJ’s.  The song was released in 1995.  The challenge went viral on Instagram with the tagging system.  It was also able to keep someones attention for the whole video due to it being really short.

The dance move was first seen in Janet Jackson’s music video “rhythm Nation.”   In the video it shows Janet and her back up dancers doing dances.  Near the end of the music video they all do the dance in synchronization

The original video was posted to Instagram by 2 high schoolers named Kevin Vincent and Jeremiah Hall.  In January 2016 the challenge started to gain ground.  By March the challenge became a “thing.”  Then by April it became a internet phenomenon.

Almost half way through May I think the challenge can only go up.  But by the the summer I think it will die down.  I also think it won’t be as popular as the ALS ice bucket challenge, that lasted for an extremely long time for a challenge.  Or on Instagram use the tag #RunningManChallenge.

On youtube there are compilations of the Running Man Challenge.  You can just search that to find them on YouTube.

The challenge first started becoming popular when college sports teams started doing team videos.  It also started to grow more when internet stars also started to the challenge.  Most things grow from internet stars doing things and nominating other internet stars.

Comment if you have been nominated to do the running man challenge.



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