The Brief: Storytime " Make It Stop" TikTok videos are marked by creators sharing times they felt really ill or nearly died.


One of the key ingredients to reaching social media stardom is  sharing vulnerable moments with your audience, also known as storytimes. TikTokers are opening up about the moments they became extremely ill while lip-syncing to “Can’t Stop Singing” performed by Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell in Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie.

Many of the videos in the storytime “Make It Stop” TikTok trend involve a cliffhanger ending which is intended to build suspense and rope viewers into begging for a part two. There are over 27,000 videos linked to the sound. These videos began growing in popularity on TikTok in early July 2020.


What’s going on?
This can’t be happening
Don’t tell me it’s a song!
It’s a song!
This wasn’t how I planned it
Can’t you see that this has gone too far?
Please just pause the DVR!
Someone won’t you make it STOP!
I’m losin’ my mind
I don’t see your problem
Everything I say, it rhymes!
Here comes another line’
Just close your eyes
If you don’t wanna see
What’s this choreography?
Someone won’t you make it STOP!
Oh, I can’t stop singing!
Make it stop, Make it stop!
TikToker @amandalynnvera’s video captioned “The surgery that saved my life” recounted when she pretended to be sick to get out of school, but wound up actually being admitted to the hospital. The video received over 3.4 million likes and was viewed over 14.6 million times.
@amandalynnverathe surgery that saved my life!!! should i do a storytime? ##fyp ##foryoupage♬ I am at ur moms house – elizabeth_chetwynd

Creator @mariagk193’s video about feeling a “ball” under her breast garnered over 2.3 million likes and 14 million views.
@mariagk193should I do a part 2?? ##fyp ##foryou♬ I am at ur moms house – elizabeth_chetwynd

Another popular take was by @bebeh_jay who recalled the moment she found out she was pregnant.  The video garnered over 1.8 million likes and 4.1 million views.
@bebeh_jayaha haha haha ##hawaii##foryou##foryoupage♬ I am at ur moms house – elizabeth_chetwynd

Other takes:
@bellagcannonLike for a storytime also Ignore the ass wiping part I didn’t feel good ##foryou ##LegendaryChallenge ##GreentoPurple ##BeautyReview♬ I am at ur moms house – elizabeth_chetwynd