Thanks to the viral sensation “The Running Man Challenge,” the song from the challenge Ghosttown DJ “My Boo” is now charting higher than when it was released in 1996. When it was released, its highest position was number 31. As of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of May 21, 2016, its current position is number 29.
“The Running Man Challenge” started with Kevin Vincent and Jeremiah Hall, two high-schoolers from New Jersey in class. After posting it online, University of Maryland basketball players Jaylen Brantley and Jared Nickens found it and posted their own videos. The dance then took off with several celebrities, such as Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers, posting their own version of the dance to “My Boo.”
It is not surprise that the song is charting. People were either introduced or reintroduced to the 90s song, making them purchase or stream it. Also, people who participated in the challenge also streamed or purchased the song, bumping up the chart position.
Check out Kevin Vincent, Jeremiah Hall, Jaylen Brantley and Jared Nickens on the Ellen Show below.