Now, Hayley Williams has reacted to a video of the new trend that is circulating around the internet.
Thanks to TikTok, “All I Wanted” is finally getting the recognition it deserves. As the closing song on Paramore’s 2009 album Brand New Eyes, “All I Wanted” is one of the only songs the band have never performed live.
Now, TikTokers and Paramore fans are seeing a resurgence of the decade-old song in a popular new trend. Earlier this month, TikTok user @thetinzman shared a dramatic TikTok using “All I Wanted.”
In the video, parents learn that their son is in a coma and dying. As the dad celebrates the news of his water bill going down, the best friend realizes there’s only one thing left to do. He plays “All I Wanted” and as Williams hits that iconic high note before the second chorus, the dying son is suddenly brought out of his coma and is miraculously alive.
Since the TikTok went live on Sept. 14, it has already been watched over 570,000 times. As well, it has caught the attention of Williams. Over the weekend, the Paramore vocalist shared her reaction to the video.
For the first part of the TikTok, she is clearly confused about where @thetinzman is going with the video. After he reaches “quite literally nirvana” from hearing Williams’ voice, she says “it worked” and laughs at the overly dramatic TikTok
@gooddyeyoung##duet with @thetinzman All I wanted was this tiktok 🥰(not the dad tho❤️) ##hayleywilliams ##paramore ##alliwanted ##gooddyeyoung ##gdy ##fyp ##foryoupage♬ Paramore – All I Wanted – thetinzman
Of course, @thetinzman quicky learned that Williams has seen the video and shared his reactions over the weekend.
@thetinzman##duet with @gooddyeyoung they wouldn’t let me fix the typo in the last video 🙁 ##fyp ##paramore ##hayleywilliams ##react ##alliwanted♬ Paramore – All I Wanted – thetinzman
This isn’t the only recent internet trend using “All I Wanted.” Last week, a mashup of Soulja Boy‘s “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” and the Paramore track was shared on Twitter. Since its release, the video has been watched over 1.1 million times.
id be pissed but this version is way easier to sing https://t.co/8R8W1c6HB0
— hayley from Paramore 🌺 (@yelyahwilliams) September 23, 2020
As well, this isn’t the first time where a Paramore song has inspired a TikTok trend. Back in July, a trend inspired by “Fake Happy” emerged. While wearing their coronavirus face masks, TikTokers make viewers think they are actually smiling under their masks when they really aren’t.
@gooddyeyoungShe meant what she said 💅 ##Hayleywilliams ##paramore ##gdy ##gooddyeyoung ##fyp ##foryoupage♬ original sound – shawn .
As the “All I Wanted” TikTok trend continues to grow in popularity, the song is as well. The 2009 track just surpassed over 40 million streams on Spotify and is currently the 6th most popular Paramore song on the streaming service. This feat is impressive for a non-single that was released 11 years ago.
@Paramore’s “All I Wanted” surpassed 40 000 000 streams on Spotify. It remains band’s 6th most popular track on the platform right now, with approx. 400K streams in the past two days. pic.twitter.com/0Fp6Seb8hA
— Paramore-Music.com (@paramoremusicom) September 27, 2020
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