The Brief: The Git Up Dance Challenge is a hoedown-themed viral internet dance challenge created by Blanco Brown.


The Yee Haw Agenda is alive and well. On Friday, Lil Nas X released his album 7 EP and the hoedown-style dance The Git Up is currently going viral online.


The Git Up Challenge is a dance inspired and created by the song “The Git Up” by Blanco Brown. In this hoedown-style song, Brown directs dancers to step along to his instructions including the chorus:

Gon’ and do the 2 step then cowboy boogie
Grab your sweetheart and spin out with ’em
Do the hoedown and get into it (Woooo Whoooo Whoooooouuu)
Take it to the left now and dip with it
Gon’ throw down take a sip with it
Now lean back put your hips in it (It’s simple, you can do it)

“The Git Up” was released in early May, followed by a video featuring Lainey Wilson and a how-to dance video by Blanco Brown.

On social media, people are posting their own renditions of The Git Up Dance and tagging it with hashtags including #GitUp, #TheGitUpChallenge, and #TheGitUp.

#GitUp On TikTok

As with the Old Town Road-inspired Yee Haw Challenge, The Git Up Challenge has gained significant traction as a TikTok meme. At the time of writing, the song has been tagged in 1.3 million videos and the hashtag #GitUp has received over 261 million views on the app.

This catchy song and accompanying dance are rising to success as a cowboy memes and styles are as hot as ever.