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"Skibidi" is a dance song by Russian rave band Little Big. It was released on 5 October 2018 along with their album Antipositive, Pt. 2 on Warner Music Russia. Ilya Prusikin and Lyubim Khomchuk were credited for writing.

"Skibidi"
Single by Little Big
from the album Antipositive, Pt. 2
Released5 October 2018 (2018-10-05)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2018
GenrePop, dance, EDM
Length2:43
LabelSBA Music Publishing, Warner Music Russia
Songwriter(s)Ilya Prusikin, Lyubim Khomchuk
Little Big singles chronology
"Ak-47"
(2018)
"Skibidi"
(2018)
Music video
"Skibidi" on YouTube

The song became an internet meme in late 2018, in part due to the "Skibidi Challenge". The song debuted No. 1 on Tophit in the Russian Commonwealth, where it stayed for two weeks.

"Skibidi" will be included in the soundtrack for Just Dance 2020.[1]

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Skibidi" was released alongside the song on 5 October 2018.[2] As of 23 July 2019, the video has over 258 million views.[3] The music video was directed by the band's producer, Alina Pyazok.[2]

In the video, a strange, rhythmic dance is performed by everything and everyone.[4] At the beginning of the video, the main character, played by Ilya Prusikin, dances along Akademicheskiy Pereulok in Saint Petersburg.[5] As he dances down the road, everyone around him also dances, including; a baby in a pram, a stripper, police officers with a crook, and a dog. One scene features soloist Sonya Tayurskaya dancing in various costumes.[6] On his way, Prusikin notices a roadside stall with televisions showing three dancers in workout gear (Russian blogger Eldar Dzharakhov, comedian Daniil Poperechniy, and musician Yuriy Muzychenko).[4][7][8] Next, Prusikin buys vodka from a Soviet-style shop called "Kolbasa". Having drunk the vodka as he walks down the road, he heads to the home of his girlfriend (Tayurskaya), where they dance while laying on the bed.[6] He then goes back out and a street dance battle ensues, with Russian rappers Morgenshtern and GONE.Fludd [ru] among those taking part,[4][5] ending with a shot of Godzilla dancing over the city.[8]

Skibidi ChallengeEdit

When the video went viral, Little Big challenged fans to post their own Skibidi dance videos, which they called the "Skibidi Challenge".[9] According to The Sun, the video and challenge sparked a dance craze as users accepted the challenge and created many videos attempting the dance for themselves.[6]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
CIS (Tophit) 1[10]
Russia Top YouTube Hits (Tophit) 1[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Macy, Seth G. (10 June 2019). "Just Dance 2020 Announced During Ubisoft E3 Conference - E3 2019". IGN. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b LITTLE BIG – SKIBIDI (official music video). 5 October 2018.
  3. ^ "'Skibidi': Why You Can't Help but Dance to the Insanely Catchy Song From Russian Band Little Big". Inside Edition. 18 October 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Петербургская группа Little Big выпустила клип на песню "Skibidi"" [St. Petersburg group Little Big has released a video for the song "Skibidi"]. piter.tv (in Russian). Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Рэпер Моргенштерн снялся в клипе группы Little Big" [Rapper Morgenstern starred in a music video of the group Little Big]. mgazeta.com (in Russian). Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "What's the Skibidi dance challenge and what's the video from band Little Big about?". The Sun. 17 October 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  7. ^ "У LITTLE BIG вышел новый клип SKIBIDI. Разминайте косточки, потому что танец из него может стать мемом" [Little Big released a new clip of Skibidi. Mash the bones, because dancing from it can become a meme]. MediaLeaks (in Russian). 5 October 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Little Big, GONE.Fludd и Моргенштерн ритмично танцуют в клипе на "Skibidi"" [Little Big, GONE.Fludd and Morgenstern are dancing rhythmically in the music video for "Skibidi"]. Afisha Daily (in Russian). Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  9. ^ "The internet is going bonkers over the Macarena-like #skibidichallenge". The Daily Dot. 15 October 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Little Big – Skibidi". Tophit. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  11. ^ "YouTube – Top Week Hits". Tophit. Retrieved 17 December 2018.