Above & Beyond’s ‘Blue Monday’ Becomes Viral Sensation On TikTok

If you have been on TikTok in the last week you probably have heard Above & Beyond’s ‘Blue Monday.’ Thanks to a clever trend, the 4-year-old song has ignited the app. The viral TikTok dancing trend that uses the track has led to a whopping 5.5 billion views and over 750,000 creations using the track. The rework became the current #1 viral song on TikTok in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, Greece, and Spain, while hitting #3 in the USA. To date, the song has reached #1 in 32 countries.

The Indie-Electronic spirit of New Order’s iconic 1983 single ‘Blue Monday’ has had a profound influence on the trio’s career. So much so that a cover of the song became a staple of Above & Beyond’s sets, debuting as a closely guarded white label at the band’s 2013 sold-out show at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013. The full-throttle remake recreates the classic riff and drums on modern hardware and raised dance floors from New York’s Madison Square Garden to Glastonbury Festival before seeing a much anticipated official release on Anjunabeats January 20, 2020 — that year’s Blue Monday, of course. 

The trend has also crossed over to Instagram Reels, where it’s #1 trending in the UK, and YouTube shorts, where it received 229M streams on 3rd Party YouTube Uploads. The success has also translated into substantially increasing overall DSP streams and engagement. The song has also been used by notable celebrities & influencers, including Ant & Dec, Mr Beast, and New Order themselves!

Stream Above & Beyond’s cover of ‘Blue Monday’ on all platforms HERE.