New Trend Hits YouTube: What Song Are You Listening To?

When you see people walking down the street with headphones, do you ever wonder what they are listening to? Well a new video that has gone viral over the past couple of weeks satisfies this curiosity by asking people on the streets of New York, “Hey you! What song are you listening to?”

When you see people walking down the street with headphones, do you ever wonder what they are listening to?  Well a new video that has gone viral over the past couple of weeks satisfies this curiosity by asking people on the streets of New York, “Hey you! What song are you listening to?”  The original video has gotten nearly 800,000 views so far and it looks like it has inspired a trend because today, a brand new “What song are you listening to?” video has hit the web, this time asking music lovers on the streets of London.

The original “Hey You! What song are you listening to?” was created by YouTuber Tyler Cullen.  Tyler literally just approached everyone that he saw wearing headphones and asked them, “What song are you listening to?”  The New Yorkers he asked were listening to everything from The Bee Gees to Eminem, Bob Marley, LCD Soundsystem and Lady Gaga.  I thought it was tons of fun to try guessing what genre each person was listening to before they answered the question.  Check out the video below.

Yesterday a London version of “What song are you listening to?” hit YouTube and it has 14,000 views so far.  It’s cool to see that the music Londoners and New Yorkers are listening to is not so different.  And again, it was fun trying to guess what people were listening to before they told the cameraman.

The London video was uploaded by YouTuber SuperUnclebulgaria, who wrote in the video description, “Thanks to Ty Cullen in New York.  Internationalize!”  I’m hoping that this trend gets even more international.  I’d love to see “What are you listening to?” in Australia, South Africa, Iceland, Japan, Brazil, Israel, Russia—all over the world!

Am I the only one who hopes this new trend sticks?  Let us know in the comments.  And if you’re the creative type, why not hit the streets and make a “What song are you listening to?” video in your town?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.