TikTokers Use “Mr. Blue Sky” In Their Slow-Motion Parodies


“Mr. Blue Sky” is a 1977 rock song by British rock band Electric Light Orchestra, or ELO for short. Since its initial release, the song has become an important song in pop culture due to its frequent usage in films and television shows. Its use in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 intro was parodied on YouTube in 2017. The song’s use on television, in general, was parodied June 2020 on TikTok.


“Mr. Blue Sky” was released on October 3rd, 1977, as part of Electric Light Orchestra’s seventh studio album Out of the Blue. Featured as the last part of a suite of songs on the album known as “Concerto for a Rainy Day,” it was released as a single in 1978.


Following its release, the song would make numerous appearances in media, such as the movies Megamind (shown below, left), Paul Blart: Mall Cop, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and would be used in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games. In 2009, Yahoo answers user orangeisacolor “What movies have the song Mr. Blue Sky in them?” as a testament to how often the song was used in movies. On October 24th, 2017, YouTuber Jovi Prata uploaded a montage of “Every time Mr. Blue Sky shows up on movies” (shown below, right). The video gained over 1.3 million views and was shared on r/elo three years later.

On September 4th, 2019, YouTuber Clay Kramer created an Animal Crossing “KK Slider – Mr. Blue Sky” cover (shown below). The video garnered over 787,760 views and 41,000 likes in a year.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Intro Edits

One of the more notable examples of the song’s usage in a film was in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, where it was used in the opening scene (shown below).

This inspired a series of parodies in which people played the song over clips from other media. The clips were generally violent, causing a humorous juxtaposition between the upbeat song and the video’s content. For example, on July 25th, 2017, YouTuber Fawkes paired it was a Family Guy scene, gaining over 1.3 million views (shown below, left). On October 2nd of that year, YouTuber Guns ‘N’Memes posted a parody using the song in a Rick and Morty clip, gaining over 920,000 views (shown below, right).

Movie Parodies On TikTok

In June 2020, TikTokers began using the song in videos parodying slow-motion montages in films. On June 9th, TikToker @samvicchiollo made a slow-motion video of a group of friends robbing a bank (show below, left). The video garnered over 2.9 million likes in a week. On June 11th, TikToker @muskanjumani12 used the format to act out escaping an arranged marriage (shown below, center). The video accumulated over two million likes in five days. On June 13th, TikToker @team2moms used the format and received over 1.5 million likes in three days (shown below, right). StayHipp published an article on the trend.

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