How a Little Ditty Written as a Goof Became One of TikTok's Biggest Hits

Composer Thomas Hewitt Jones figured nobody would notice Funny Song—but billions did

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A few weeks ago, Thomas Hewitt Jones had a double-take moment he’ll never forget. Jones was walking up the block near his home in South London when he passed a road gang working on the street. One of the men was whistling a tune—a daffy but strangely affecting little number he’d no doubt picked up somewhere on social media.

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