You’ve wanted your son to get more into the arts, maybe join the local choir. Guess what — he listened.
There appears to be a new trend among high school boys. They’re filing into the restroom and singing the theme song to the video game Halo.
Imagine this. You've taken your husband and your son to go hang out with their friends. They go to the bathroom together, but a while later you realize they've been in there for a while. You go to check on them and they are singing the halo theme song. Life is good. pic.twitter.com/OJTaeAjrOQ
— Brenboy (@B_AVERY15) May 25, 2018
It’s very intense and solemn, so you can get why a bunch of 14-year-olds would want to sing it.
These videos have just been popping up en masse over the last few weeks and you kind of have to admire how wholesome the whole thing is. I mean, this is the first time I can remember a trend taking place in a high school restroom that doesn’t involve drugs, sex, bullying or witchcraft.
Plenty of people have seen this one shot at Churchill High School in Livonia, Michigan:
Halo theme song but it’s sung by a bunch of guys in the CHS A Hall bathroom pic.twitter.com/WhO3VCAI4U
— Time for CHANGE (@Jack_tolen) May 25, 2018
There’s also some great footage from outside of the bathroom from girls wondering what in the world is going on.
So, how did this all get started? The inspiration for this latest crop of Halo singalongs may be this video posted to the YouTube channel “smadder” on April 3 titled “singing the halo theme in my school’s bathroom.”
But, the trend likely started well before that, when Ian Park, a football player for Slippery Rock University, did it by himself in a locker room in December 2016.
When you're the Halo soundtrack pic.twitter.com/IjM6HbGnMS
— Michael Reilley (@mike_reilley) December 20, 2016
Interestingly enough, Park is now a rookie offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles, who decided to come out of choir retirement to join the trend.
Say Halo to #Eagles OL Ian Park. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/BkiV3IQvUx
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 11, 2018
Here’s the thing — the reason they’re all singing the Halo theme in these restrooms is probably because of the acoustics. Singing the Halo theme in these kinds of locations, however, is really nothing new. Here’s a video from 2014 with angelic-voiced Max singing in an empty church in Switzerland.
And, if you keep digging around on YouTube, you’ll find plenty of similar covers of the theme in locations with such acoustics. So, the official verdict is… singing the halo theme? Not a new trend. Singing it with 80 other dudes in your high school restroom? Relatively new trend.
@psychoknuckle on Twitter summed it up pretty well, saying:
What other video game theme song should be sung by every dude in high school between 3rd and 4th periods? Let us know in the comments.
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