Billy Corgan Riding A Rollercoaster Is This Week’s Best Music Meme
This will be the best 14 seconds of your day.
It’s been a pretty strong year for music memes so far: We’ve had Flume’s inexplicable song title, Gladys Berejiklian shutting down Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, and Egg Boy’s musical anti-fascist egg smash.
And once again, the internet has delivered. Earlier in the week, a video combining Billy Corgan’s ‘1979’ vocals with a clip of a rollercoaster ride went viral — it’s easy to see why, as it is somehow the most perfect thing Corgan has ever been involved in:
Billy Corgan rides a rollercoaster pic.twitter.com/rgaizgpMbs
— dave (@airbagged) March 31, 2019
Spectacular. Brilliant. Never the same.
Since then, a bunch of imitations have sprung forth from the various outposts of the internet — featuring artists like Queen, Linkin Park, Celine Dion, Ian Curtis, and more. Check them out below, and please keep them coming.
Linkin Park rides a rollercoaster pic.twitter.com/s2JXTeE5Qc
— Kodi (@OhSnapShinoda) April 4, 2019
Rob Halford rides a rollercoaster pic.twitter.com/BxjVIU9pKG
— 𝔻𝕣𝕊𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕧𝕒𝕘𝕠🍻 (@DrSharvago) April 1, 2019
— Carson (@CunninghamC16) April 1, 2019
Original and best.
Ian Curtis rides a rollercoaster: pic.twitter.com/mcP6XAXmkk
— Sam Huxley (@samhuxley) March 31, 2019
Jumping on this band wagon for a second with Pat Flynn Rides A Rollercoaster pic.twitter.com/ADcOIeH3eY
— nico (@nicobleackley) April 4, 2019
miley cyrus rides a rollercoaster pic.twitter.com/A30xPHXMpx
— the 5ft3 Smiler (@the5ft3Smiler) March 31, 2019
The OG pic.twitter.com/jMS8XevbN3
— joel patrick anderson (@joelpanderson) March 31, 2019
Apart from being the meme subject of our dreams, Billy Corgan just announced a solo tour of the UK, performing tracks from his last record Ogilala alongside Smashing Pumpkins classics.
The band have locked in a number of shows later this year — but despite a bit of speculation that they’d be on this year’s Splendour line-up, they haven’t announced any dates Down Under just yet.