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It was never a phase: All Time Low reacts to viral TikTok success with "Dear Maria, Count Me In"

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In addition to being all over the radio, All Time Low‘s having a moment on newer mediums, as well.

While their current single “Monsters” just ended its 17-week run atop Billboard‘s Alternative Airplay chart, the band’s 2008 single, “Dear Maria, Count Me In,” has gone viral on TikTok.

The trend started with a video posted in December by user @yungricepatty, in which he declares, “Mom, it was never a phase, it’s a lifestyle,” before bursting into the chorus of “Dear Maria.”

The original video has since been followed by tons more videos of pop-punk fans making the same declaration as they sing along to the So Wrong, It’s Right track.

In response to “Dear Maria’s” viral TikTok success, frontman Alex Gaskarth tweeted, “I always knew ‘Dear Maria’ would be a massive TikTok song when we wrote it in 2006.”

By Josh Johnson
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