Jimmy Fallon is a master of the hashtag – he creates them, his audience members knock them out of the park for a chance to get onto the show.
He’s been doing it for years, and I personally love the results, but if anything lends itself to internet hilarity, it’s the insanity that is 2020.
These 12 people really came through when Jimmy asked them to create the song of the summer with #SummerSongs2020
12. This is actually perfect.
I wouldn’t change one thing about it. Except for the inspiration.
(Summer in the City)
Hot damn, summer in the city
Quarantine makes us feel so shitty
COVID, isn’t it a pity
Doesn’t seem to be a face mask in the city
All around, people looking half dead
Stayin’ in the house gives me pain in my head …#SummerSongs2020
— Gwen Bayliss (@Gwen_Bayliss) August 7, 2020
11. Sounds like an instant hit.
Jump on that, Katy.
We wash our hands now
Masks on top
Not fever hot
Ooh oh ooh
— ◦✿Allie_Doc✿◦ ❎ (@Allie_Doc) August 7, 2020
10. But don’t forget it’s real.
That part is important.
Imagine there’s no covid. It’s easy if you try. No deaths or cases. The lines only going down. You may say in a dreamer. But I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will mask as one.
— alisa chapkis (@AlisaChapkis) August 7, 2020
9. I almost forgot about this part.
It’s been a long year, y’all.
App ban killed the TikTok star
App ban killed the TikTok star
Executive order came and broke your heart
Oh, a, a, a, oh
And now we meet in an abandoned phone app
We hear Renegade and it seems so long ago
And you remember the dances used to go #SummerSongs2020
— 😛 (@aristweetsss) August 7, 2020
8. It’s a sad tune.
But it’s real.
So I put my mask on
They’re playing my song,
COVID please go away,
Spraying my hands like, ‘yeah’
Stayin’ away like, ‘yeah’
Got my mask on, playin’ my song
I hope I’m gonna be okay
Yeah, No more parties in the USA#summersongs2020
— April (@mawma_shark) August 7, 2020
7. Oof. Felt that.
Or I would have if I had less padding.
— Victoria Miller (@Optimist_Eeyore) August 7, 2020
6. Might be a bit on the nose.
Depends on your mood, perhaps.
🎵everything is awful!
Everything is bad in 2020!
Everything is awful!
This a fever dream🎵#SummerSongs2020
This bit is extra fun bc in quarantine I call my apartment “The Lonely Island”
— Reese (@reese_shapiro) August 7, 2020
5. This one deserves a gold star.
I’m bopping along, singing this song!
You can cough if you want to,
You can leave your mask behind,
But if your friends don’t mask, and if you don’t mask
Well you’re no friends of mine#SummerSongs2020 😷
— Brooklyn Hippy (@BrooklynHippy_) August 7, 2020
4. It must be love.
Kismet, is what it is.
Summer loving got me a mask
Summer loving filled up a flask
I met a girl who had PPE
Met a boy closet full of TP
Summer days standing 6 feet away
Ooh ooh in line at COVID testing sites!#SummerSongs2020 pic.twitter.com/GShVE5d4sU
— Social Distancing Sue (@SArenstam) August 7, 2020
3. Almost as good as the original.
Don’t @ me.
Summer covid had me a blast
Summer covid happened so fast
I met a virus crazy for me
Got a mask cute as can be
Summer days drifting away to oh oh the summer ER#SummerSongs2020
— Michael Mulder (@xfyles67) August 7, 2020
2. This one has to be a winner.
I’m jealous of the clever!
Hello, sweatpants, my old friend
I’ve come to wear you once again
Because I have an early Zoom meeting
And my torso is all they’re seeing
And the vision they will see upon their screen looks fresh and clean
My sweatpants will be worn in silence…
— Snowana (@SnowanaRainbow) August 7, 2020
1. Wait, you found Clorox?
Tell me your secrets!
It’s the final clorox wipe down!
The final clorox wipe down!#SummerSongs2020
— David N Gelber (@vernastking1) August 7, 2020
I’m working on my own lyrics now, but not having much luck.
What would you add to this hashtag? Tell us in the comments!