TikTok trend explained: Sometimes all I think about is you

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Who doesn't want someone to be thinking about them?

Well — play your cards right and someone missing you could make you the subject of their next TikTok.

TikTok's latest is a trend which pulls at the heartstrings, with users sharing things, people or even events and foods they miss.

A screenshot of a series of TiKToks, L-R showing a card reader in a Macbook, a cat sitting on the floor and a woman lying down crying.
The TikTok trend uses the song Heat Waves by Glass Animals to describe their feelings. Source: TikTok

What is the actual trend?

The trend uses the chorus from the song Heat Waves by Glass Animals, enabling people to then express something they miss.

Although it started as users expressing themselves after a painful breakup, it's since expanded to include a range of things — some using it to describe how they feel when a pet walks out of a room or their favourite meal is discontinued. 

Most of the videos use the lyrics: 

"Can't make you happier now / Sometimes all I think about is you/ Late nights in the middle of June/ Heat waves been fakin' me out/ Can't make you happier now," although they don't always use the whole chorus.

The most important part is: "Sometimes all I think about is you."

Where does the trend come from?

It's unclear when the trend kicked off exactly, but so far the sound has over 667,000 videos on the platform since the end of August.

The videos usually begin with the users writing on the screen the situation they find themselves in — for example hiding their feelings about missing someone — then revealing what or who they are missing when the lyrics "Sometimes all I think about is you" play.

Some users lip-sync to the lyrics while others just use the audio.

Biggest videos so far

One of the biggest videos in the trend has over 4.7 million likes since it was posted towards the end of August.

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Why is it so popular?

The trend allows users to show their vulnerable sides, but like any good TikTok video, it also allows people to inject some humour.

It's similar to the 'She Knows' trend, in that TikTokers often mean something different from what they are saying.

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