The Brief: TikTokers are dancing with their friends in a circle to "SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake.

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TikToker @jenniferjeppssson choreographed a TikTok dance to the song “SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake, featuring Timbaland. In the dance, she and her friends, @themainsofficial, go around in a circle, performing a set of moves to the music. They first posted a video of the dance in July 2020 before adding an updated version in January 2021.

@jenniferjeppssson

Gang gang 😎 #foryoupage #foryou #sweden #fördig #trending #comeheregirl #dance #stockholm #friends #crew

♬ SexyBack – Justin Timberlake

The lyrics included in the sound clip go:

Take it to the chorus
Come here, girl (Go ‘head, be gone with it)
Come to the back (Go ‘head, be gone with it)
VIP (Go ‘head, be gone with it)
Drinks on me (Go ‘head, be gone with it)
Let me see what you’re twerking with (Go ‘head, be gone with it)
Look at those hips (Go ‘head, be gone with it)
You make me smile

At the time of writing, there are over 926,000 videos associated with the sound clip, but some are from other trends like the “come here girl” meme of April 2020.

@jenniferjeppssson

We’re back with an updated version lol #comeheregirl #fyp #foryoupage #dance #gang #sweden #vipgirl

♬ SexyBack – Justin Timberlake

Other TikTokers soon hopped on the “SexyBack” TikTok trend, trying the dance with their friends and collectives.

@markellwashington1

I had to put the wig on for the girls @jimena.jimenezr @charlyjordan @iamoliviaponton @sjbleau @laurenkettering

♬ SexyBack – Justin Timberlake

 

@brycehall

@addisonre @noahbeck @blakegray

♬ SexyBack – Justin Timberlake

@lossiblings_

Los amamos 😍🧡🍭 @domelipa @gabyosvel @kevlexd @_nenavil_ @anndypardoo @gemelasortega @chiccolatt

♬ SexyBack – Justin Timberlake

@ondreazlopez

Come to the back 🕺🏼🔥

♬ SexyBack – Justin Timberlake

@zacklugo

My family ❤️

♬ SexyBack – Justin Timberlake

@ingratax

todos terminamos bien mareados 🤣 @domelipa @montpantoja @elrodcontreras @edwinmendozza

♬ SexyBack – Justin Timberlake

Some versions of the “SexyBack” TikTok dance feature only two people who do somersault-like tricks so that they revolve in a circle together.

@chelstres

Come here gurl @aritawny #fyp

♬ SexyBack – Justin Timberlake