Over 18 years after its release, Simple Plan‘s “I’m Just A Kid” has been certified Platinum in the US with over a million equivalent units sold.
Over the past couple of months, a new TikTok challenge offered users a chance to get nostalgic about their personal memories using the song.
Users have been re-creating childhood photos with relatives and friends with a simple catch that the post has to use the song in the background. To celebrate the achievement, the band even made their own version of the challenge.
It’s pretty incredible to watch a song we wrote almost 20 years ago bring people together and make them smile. We love seeing every amily, sibling, kid, parent, couple and pet owner taking part in the #imjustakid challenge on #TikTok and sharing these amazing videos❤️❤️❤️🤘🏻⚡️🤘🏻 pic.twitter.com/6kBM21C0HY
— Simple Plan (@simpleplan) April 17, 2020
— Simple Plan (@simpleplan) May 27, 2020
Cast members from Cheaper By The Dozen got in on the challenge this week pushing it further into the public eye.
Hilary Duff, Alyson Stoner, and eight of the other cast members recreated shots from the film for a collaborative video which you can see below.
From the Baker family to yours.
We are all in this together.
Join us making sure families are fed with @NoKidHungry 🍽
— Piper Perabo #StayHome (@PiperPerabo) May 27, 2020
The track originally appeared in the film, hence why they ended up participating in the challenge.
Now, through all of these TikTok challenges the song has been streamed enough to finally get certified platinum.
The track originally appears on Simple Plan’s debut record No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls. The record was certified double platinum and is just as great to listen to as it was the day it came out.
You can revisit the song below.
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