The Brief: The #BlindingLightsChallenge is a TikTok dance performed by children and their parents set to The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights."
The #BlindingLightsChallenge is a dance challenge that calls for kids and their parents to perform ’80s-style choreography to The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights.” Though, it can be performed by groups of friends, as well. The dance was first posted on TikTok by user @gregdahl7 on March 3, 2020. The video received over 394,600 likes in 21 days, according to KnowYourMeme.
@gregdahl7We got bored🤷🏼♂️🤷🏼♂️♬ The Weeknd – Blinding Lights – gregdahl7
The challenge starts with dancers running in the shape of a circle before incorporating synchronized arm waves, pointed toes, and spirit fingers. It normally ends with families jumping together or lifting their lead dancer (usually a parent) into the air.
@the.mcfarlandsYou asked for it… Here it is 📸 ##blindinglightschallenge ##blindinglights ##happyathome♬ The Weeknd – Blinding Lights – gregdahl7
@cloudtalkso basically this is me and my family in quarantine 😐 ##quarantine ##blindinglights ##blindinglightschallenge (her face at the end though)♬ The Weeknd – Blinding Lights – gregdahl7
At the time of writing, the #BlindingLightsChallenge has accumulated over 65 million views on TikTok across 180,000 videos. The challenge has been performed by Jason Derulo, vlogger David Dobrik, and popular TikTokers Addison Rae Easterling, Tony Lopez, and Ondreaz Lopez.
@daviddobrikTHIS TOOK ME 2 HOURS!! hahaha i suck @addisonre @nataliemariduena♬ The Weeknd – Blinding Lights – gregdahl7 @tonylopez__We did this in one take @jasonderulo @ondreazlopez_♬ The Weeknd – Blinding Lights – gregdahl7
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a few nurses took some time on their break to attempt the challenge. The Weekend shared @NurseSavyRose’s video on his own TikTok account, thanking her and her colleagues for their work during the global crisis. His post has reached over 9 million views, alone.
@theweekndMusic can bring joy during dark times. Thank you to the doctors and nurses risking their health and safety everyday for us. XO❤️ @nursesavyrose♬ The Weeknd – Blinding Lights – gregdahl7
Here’s how to do the trending dance.