The Brief: The "Darling, Darling, Twerk For Me" dance on TikTok consists of creators twerking, while crossing their arms and hitting their knees, before bending over.

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The “Darling, Darling, Twerk For Me” dance on TikTok is marked by creators twerking, while crossing their arms and hitting their knees, before bending over. The choreo by @Haileyynelson and @meghanmahon47 is performed to a rehash of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me.” The version, which is all about dancing rather than standing, is attributed to the now-defunct account @That_girl_slayed. There are over 3.7 million videos linked to the sound on the app.

Lyrics:

Just as long, as you twerk that
Darling, darling, twerk for me, oohh twerk

@Meganmahon47 shared a video performing the “Darling, Daring Twerk For Me” dance with @Haileyynelson on Oct. 2. Her video garnered over 2.8 million likes 29.8 million views. @Haileyynelson shared the routine on her account as well. It received over 186,000 likes and 1.3 million views.

@meganmahon47

just dancer things @haileyynelson @evieee.breck #CTCVoiceBox #foryou

♬ original sound – that_girl_slayed

@haileyynelson

Everyone should go try me and @meganmahon47 dance #CTCVoiceBox #foryou

♬ original sound – that_girl_slayed

The dance number became a hit, with the trend growing in popularity around Oct. 7. Numerous creators have hopped on the trend, including  Charlie D’Amelio. Her video featured her mother’s shocked reaction to the twerk-heavy number. The video received over 21.2 million likes and 145.2 million views.

@charlidamelio

sowy mom @heididamelio dc @haileyynelson @meganmahon47

♬ original sound – that_girl_slayed

TikTok star Willy Wonka took a stab at the trend, too. His video accrued over 1.3 million likes and 5.7 million views.

@willywonkatiktok

love this trend hahah

♬ original sound – that_girl_slayed

Other takes:

@chinamcclain

i’m gonna get a whoopin after this, luv ya mom😁 dc: @haileyynelson @meganmahon47

♬ original sound – that_girl_slayed

@siennamae

Reply to @graceortizcazarin i put on a show 😛

♬ original sound – that_girl_slayed