Jimin, J-Hope and Suga hop on TikTok's viral BTS trend by dancing to 'Like'
Posing a threat to Jungkook’s place in the '3J' lineup, Suga joins members Jimin and J-Hope for the TikTok challenge sparked by their own song ‘Like’
We already know members of BTS are not as 'innocent' about fan activities as they pretend to be and Jimin is living proof of the fact that the members know everything that fans do online. From being in on Twitter fan wars to knowing the newest TikTok trend ARMYs are performing, members of BTS keep themselves updated about social media trends. Jimin, on the other hand, is usually known as a “trendsetter” online because anything that he does goes viral.
It was Jimin who started a new dance trend at the ‘PTD on Stage - Seoul’ concert that became viral with millions of fans posting a video on social media as they mimicked Jimin’s moves. Fans started “slapping the air” just like he did on stage and the trend was such a hit that online news media started covering it too. Now, Jimin is joined by BTS’ sunshine and dance leader - J-Hope (Hoseok) as well as BTS’ in-house cat, Suga (Yoongi) as the three hop on the TikTok challenge bandwagon and dance to a BTS song. Jimin, J-Hope, and BTS’ maknae Jungkook are members of the '3J' dance line, but the video sees Suga replacing Jungkook in the lineup as the trio groove to their own hit single, ‘Like’.
@bts_official_bighit 🐿️ 🐥 🐱 아미가 #좋아요 💜See you soon💜 #Like by #BTS #방탄소년단 #jhope #Jimin #SUGA ♬ like by bts - khw
BTS members dance to ‘Like’ on TikTok
After user @keehoswife on TikTok mixed a new audio track featuring one of BTS’ 2013 hits, ‘Like’, fans hyped the version on TikTok. The original audio starts with a clip of sisters, Kylie and Kendall Jenner screaming, which was taken from a video that was posted on their Instagram a few years ago. Following the scream, fans can hear a sped-up version of BTS’ 2013 hit ‘Like’ aka I Like It, which was part of the boy group’s debut album ‘Dark & Wild’. The audio immediately went viral with fans doing an easy step-by-step dance on TikTok as well as on Instagram Reels so much so that the audio had bagged 4.1 million likes on TikTok alone.
The remixed audio is currently viral on TikTok with a total of 127K videos that were made on the platform by popular content creators as well as BTS fans which meant the track was a hit with ARMYs. What ARMYs like, BTS loves too, which is why, on April 6, days ahead of the BTS ‘Permission to Dance on Stage - Seoul’ concert, the trio Jimin, J-Hope, and Suga posted a video of themselves performing the viral BTS ‘Like Dance’ trend on TikTok.
'What if Jimin sees his own trend?'
Fans started blowing the video up on Twitter as they trended the phrase, ‘OMG They Did It’. BTS’ TikTok account has also liked some of the viral videos using this sound and one of them was a tutorial video for the trend. One fan said, "OMG THEY DID IT. THEY ARE SO ADORABLE I'M SCREAMING." Another fan said, "OMG THEY DID IT. bts finally did one a the dance trends for their songs. it is a great day to be army." One more fan manifested. "THEY DID THE TREND OMG. we’re getting bst next. it’s coming."
Other fans wanted an official version of Jimin's viral on-stage dance. One fan said, "I just need this jimin slapping in the air, las vegas version! that's it!" Another fan joked, "Almost 3M vws for Jimin slapping the air, yeah." One fan wondered, "WHAT IF JIMIN SEES HIS OWN TREND AND TRIES TO DO IT I AM SCREAMING OMFG."
One fan wondered, "BTS DID THE LIKE CHALLENGE SO WHATS THE CHANCE THEY DO BST OR EVEN THE JIMIN SLAPPING THE AIR ONENSJAJA." One fan said, "Last time Jimin opened tiktok uploaded vid of him vibing to ptd & won a whole daesang award 4 it. & now he is trending there for days now just for simply doing his thing on stage. Park Jimin the trendsetter truly only Global It Boy his impact is 1nsane."
OMG THEY DID IT— BTStines (@BTS_SOULMATES7) April 8, 2022
THEY ARE SO ADORABLE I'M SCREAMING 😭 pic.twitter.com/a2fqDIUH2G
OMG THEY DID IT. bts finally did one a the dance trends for their songs. it is a great day to be army 💜 pic.twitter.com/RSLhwqGW5p— erin⁷ 에린 (@_armyblog_bne) April 8, 2022
THEY DID THE TREND OMG. we’re getting bst next. it’s coming pic.twitter.com/gkgOX6iHxB— liz⁷ our blues (@jiminsH0E_) April 8, 2022
i just need this jimin slapping in the air, las vegas version! that's it!pic.twitter.com/qgYIqrVkWF— pri⁷🐻 sharing l!nks🔗 (slow♡︎) (@Pri_BTS07) April 7, 2022
Almost 3M vws for Jimin slapping the air, yeah 😌🔥🔥pic.twitter.com/gSQw4EwH88— 💙 ❦𝒦𝒶𝒿𝒿𝒶𝒻ℯℯ𝓁𝓊𝓋ఌ 💙 JIMINOST IS COMING!! (@miniminifolife) April 7, 2022
WHAT IF JIMIN SEES HIS OWN TREND AND TRIES TO DO IT I AM SCREAMING OMFG— chin⁷ (@heyj00nie) April 8, 2022
there’s a trend/challenge of jimin slapping the air on tiktok pic.twitter.com/Xg5VaZFx5G— nel⁷ JIMIN OST!! (@nisantajeon) April 8, 2022
BTS DID THE LIKE CHALLENGE SO WHATS THE CHANCE THEY DO BST OR EVEN THE JIMIN SLAPPING THE AIR ONENSJAJA pic.twitter.com/fhNEuBAyJ9— ˗ˏˋ tiny ⁷ ˎˊ˗ (@tinyeternals) April 8, 2022
Last time Jimin opened tiktok uploaded vid of him vibing to ptd & won a whole daesang award🏆4 it. & now he is trending there for days now just for simply doing his thing on stage😭Park Jimin the trendsetter truly only Global It Boy his impact is 1nsanepic.twitter.com/uDTVN5EzU6— 🌙¹³JimNoor⁷🦋 (@Global_ItBoy_JM) March 18, 2022
The way there’s a viral trend going around on tiktok now where people are editing videos of themselves and someone they look like, and when you go to the original video it’s Jimin,,,,a trendsetter pic.twitter.com/tQG2S0mggI— ⁷ // college + classes!! (@SPRlNGL0VE) July 30, 2020