The Brief: The "Potential Breakup Song" trend on TikTok sees creators lip-syncing to Aly & AJ's "Potential Breakup Song." Typically, the camera swings from one creator to another.

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The “Potential Breakup Song” trend on TikTok is marked by creators lip-syncing to a line from Aly & AJ’s “Potential Breakup Song,” before the camera quickly swings around to focus on another creator who lip-syncs the next line. It’s all very 2000s music video-style. The trend began rising in popularity in mid-October. Currently, there are over 921,000 videos linked to the audio which is also trending on the TikTok “Discover” page.

Lyrics:

It took too long
It took too long
It took too long for you to call back
And normally I would just forget that
Except for the fact it was my birthday
My stupid birthday
@noya_arvivMy stupid birthday 🤦🏼‍♀️♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ

The Baltimore Orioles’ Adley Rutschman even took on the trend.
@adleyrutschmanTook way too long ##fyp ##baseball ##mystupidbirthday♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ

What Do Moms Have To Do With It?

It’s no secret TikTok viewers love adults on the app. After mom account @miagillespiee took on the “Potential Breakup Song” trend with her friends, TikTokers meme-ified it.

@marinaa.braga##duet with @miagillespiee ##greenscreen♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ

In a choose-your-fighter style duet, TikTokers shared the types of accessories, sayings, cars, and even holiday decor would be associated with each mother.

Here is a shoes edition:

@marinaa.braga

#duet with @miagillespiee #greenscreen

♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ

Purses:

@jasminnaomismith

#duet with @miagillespiee I watch this video at least 10 times a day #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #mystupidbirthday #funny

♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ

Cars:

@stupidbiach.42069

#duet with @miagillespiee #greenscreen you can’t tell me this isn’t accurate #WorldSeries #GamingLife #momsoftiktok

♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ

Their “ideal” four-legged friend:

@dobbysbestie1

#Duett mit @miagillespiee sorry but its too accurate #WhatAProof #fyp #fypシ #foryoupage #viral #xyzbca #moms #tiktokmom

♬ Funny – Gold-Tiger

Their culinary skills:

@big_daddy_bri

#duet with @miagillespiee #greenscreen

♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ

Holiday decor:

https://www.tiktok.com/@sarabethcotton/video/6885538530056015110?sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6790176033137542661&is_from_webapp=1

And even the type of response they might tell their fictitious son if he were to come out :

@rcoveringhetero

#duet with @miagillespiee how’d i do? #fyp #foryoupage #lgbt #gay #lesbian #bi

♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ

Shot-for-shot remakes of the mom rendition are also very popular:

@asbecastahn

#duet with @miagillespiee our queens #mystupidbirthday #fyp

♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ

 

@miagillespiee

#duet with @miagillespiee what you all have been waiting for!! who did it better? #momsordaughters

♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ