Walmart Yodeling Boy, the latest meme to simultaneously captivate the internet and provide inspiration for Steve Aoki, is still being talked about weeks after video of him yodeling in a Walmart went viral. To refresh your memory, 11-year-old Mason Ramsey was filmed yodeling in his local Walmart in Harrisburg Illinois, and quickly became the toast of the internet, spawning memes, inspiring remixes and accepting his new role as a viral celebrity.
Ramsey's rendition of Hank Williams' "Lovesick Blues" became such a smash, though, that it's helped elevate the original song to no. 4 on Spotify's Viral 50 Chart. It's now right behind The Weeknd, Cardi B, and Lil' Dicky, respectively. Currently it's beating Tyler The Creator, thanks to an 11-year-old yodeler.
Hank Williams Sr.'s original song was recorded in 1949, 58 years before Mason Ramsey was born. Still, the meme's popularity has seen the tune spring to life, with Spotify reporting a 2,452% surge in searches for it since Ramsey's meme blew up.
For reference, here's the original video of Ramsey doing his thing. It's been viewed 20.5 million times since it first posted on March 27: