The Brief: The "Viva La Swing" dance trend on TikTok is marked by creators throwing it back and swinging their hips from side-to-side while the camera circles them.
The “Viva La Swing” dance on TikTok typically begins with creators pushing their phones away from them, before they start throwing it back and swinging their hips from side-to-side. These videos are usually filmed the middle of a street or vacant lot while the camera circles them. This trend is performed to an eight-year-old mash-up of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” and Savage’s “Swing” by The Zurg Rush on Soundcloud .
There are over 53,000 videos linked to the audio on TikTok. Some videos have begun appearing on Instagram’s Reels, too. These videos began rising in popularity in late September.
Oh sh*t, shake that a** ma, move it like a gypsy
Stop, woah, back it up, now let me see your hips SWING
TikTokers are performing this routine in just about every public arena.
And in the spirit of Halloween, a cemetery:
I got fired for this. ⚰️
Hopefully, the dead didn’t mind.
This guy’s FedEx video has caused a stir on TikTok and Instagram, due in part to running jokes about his truck doing the filming because it is not in the background.
Other takes on the trend involve creators transitioning the video into a clip of a celebrity, popular TikToker, or fictional character dancing.