The Twitter Song



I guess everything that becomes popular will sooner or later have it’s own song, right? Take for example WordPress that eventually had its own unofficial song entitled “It’s Called WordPress”. Recently, a musician named Ben Walker created a song for Twitter, the popular social networking and micro-blogging service called “You’re No One If You’re Not On Twitter.

Here’s the video of You’re No One If You’re Not On Twitter (The Twitter Song):

Lyrics:

You’re no one if you’re not on Twitter
And if you aren’t there already you’ve missed it
If you haven’t been bookmarked, retweeted and blogged
You might as well not have existed

In the old days it was all about achievements
Collecting all your trophies in a shrine
Then everybody came across the internet
And suddenly you had to be online

A home page was all you really needed
To seem like a success but not a geek
As long as you updated semi-annually
And checked your email once or twice a week

You’re no one if you’re not on Twitter…

Technology was moving rather quickly
And the next thing you needed was a blog
With intimate and detailed press releases
And now and then a photo of your dog

More recently the students brought us Facebook
And everybody has a hundred friends
The parties in the photos look amazing
They’re not so great but everyone pretends

You’re no one if you’re not on Twitter…

Now you need to publish every movement
And every single thought to cross your mind
I’m told the Twitterverse is full of rubbish
But most of us are actually quite refined

We validate each other’s insecurities
And brag about the gadgets that we’ve bought
We laugh out loud at every hint of jolliness
And try to self-promote without being caught

You’re no one if you’re not on Twitter…

The Twitter Song has become an instant hit especially for Twitter fans and users. At the time of writing, the Twitter Song video on YouTube has already been viewed 248,977 times since it was uploaded last August 25th. There’s already a French translation of the song and even an official Twitter Song t-shirt.

Official Twitter Song Tshirt

If you like the “You’re No One If You’re Not On Twitter” song and would love to have it on your mp3 player or play it on your computer, you can download it from this link. You can find out more about the song at it’s official page.

Personally, I think this song is much better than the WordPress song. The lyrics are more catchy and the melody sounds better. I especially like the backup voices. Great job Ben! So what’s next, a Plurk Song? What do you think of the Twitter Song? Is it worthy enough to be designated as the official song for Twitter? Please share your thoughts.

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22 Comments

  1. JP Habaradas

    December 1, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    @dante – Welcome to Twitter! It’s all good. It’s like that at the start. What you need to do now is come up with tweets that link to cool or useful information. Once you do that, people will just follow you.

    You’re welcome! :)

  2. dante

    October 12, 2008 at 2:26 AM

    Yes, I’d already signed up to twitter. So far, I have no followers. Maybe soon i I can increase the traffic of my blog. Again, thanks for sharing that great song. :)

  3. JP Habaradas

    October 7, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    @archondigital – Oh ok, thanks! I’ll follow you as soon as I get to login to Twitter.

    Really? In what ways does Twitter remind you of mIRC?

  4. archondigital

    October 7, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    it’s the same as my alter-ego, archondigital.
    Twitter really reminds me of the old mIRC days…

  5. JP Habaradas

    October 2, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    @archondigital – Good thing you signed up coz if not, you would have been a “no one”..hehe just kidding man. Btw, what’s your Twitter name? Lemme know so I can follow you. :)

  6. archondigital

    October 2, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Ha ha, I was reluctant at first to sign up for Twitter seems signing up was a good decision.

  7. JP Habaradas

    September 26, 2008 at 11:35 PM

    @dante – So have you signed up with Twitter already? If you have, then let me be the first to welcome you and say “you’re no longer a no one”. Hehe you’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comment. :)

  8. dante

    September 26, 2008 at 11:30 PM

    I don’t want to be “no one”. So I will sign-up to twitter. Hehehehe. I like the melody by the way.. Thanks for sharing..

  9. JP Habaradas

    September 26, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    @trench – Hehe..you don’t have to sing it man, you can just hum or listen to it. :D

  10. trench

    September 26, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    hmmm. I have twitter but refuse to sing this! haha

  11. JP Habaradas

    September 26, 2008 at 7:20 AM

    @Ambo – So far, everyone I know who’s on Twitter and have heard this song loved it. I guess you can’t really appreciate it unless you are on Twitter. You’re welcome bro! :D

  12. Ambo

    September 26, 2008 at 7:19 AM

    Whoah! Sounds very western but i really love. Ganda ng tune. Lagay ko sa ipod ko. Thanks for sharing bro.

  13. JP Habaradas

    September 26, 2008 at 6:00 AM

    @K – Haha..that’s a good one. I thought you were quoting part of the lyrics but when I checked it wasn’t there. Hey, you’re good at this. Maybe you can compose a song like this too. :D

    Yeah, the shirt is nice. Would you consider getting one?

  14. K

    September 26, 2008 at 5:58 AM

    then me sings…

    “and then you are whacked if twitter is packed..”
    “you tap and tap and tap and tap…”
    “you can’t update but wait till you nap..”

    I like the shirt, in fairness.

  15. JP Habaradas

    September 26, 2008 at 2:35 AM

    @joie – I know you play the piano well, right? Maybe you should compose your own song too. Maybe a song for Plurk? Facebook? or other popular social networks. That’ll make you and your blog famous. :D

  16. joie

    September 26, 2008 at 2:32 AM

    I am already singing it..next will be downloading the song.

  17. JP Habaradas

    September 25, 2008 at 7:20 AM

    @EmmaB – Loved it too, that’s why I shared it with you guys. Thanks for dropping and leaving a comment. :)

  18. JP Habaradas

    September 25, 2008 at 4:15 AM

    @dimaks – Hehe..me too. Those second voices make the song more cool. :D

  19. JP Habaradas

    September 25, 2008 at 3:50 AM

    @deuts – Yes, it is. I don’t have an iPod but I do have this song on my phone. You’re welcome! :D

  20. deuts

    September 25, 2008 at 3:46 AM

    Great song. This surely deserves a space in my ipod! Thanks for sharing….

  21. EmmaB

    September 25, 2008 at 7:18 AM

    LOL, I loved it! Quite the catchy tune!

  22. dimaks

    September 25, 2008 at 4:13 AM

    haha i like the second voices.. nice folk song for Twitter!

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