This is how you can get involved in the ‘sometimes when I’m lonely’ TikTok trend

…I sit and think about him

TikTok trends come and go before you can say Binley Mega Chippy. But the sped-up Angeleyes audio and it’s accompanying trend seem here to stay. It feels like every time I go on my TikTok I hear the words “sometimes when I’m lonely, I sit and think about him”.

The tune is always accompanied by a sad or nostalgic video. But where did the audio come from and how did the trend actually start. Here’s everything we know:

Origins of the ‘Sometimes when I’m lonely’ TikTok trend

The lyrics come from 1979 banger Angeleyes by Abba. It also features in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again when Sophie’s wishing Sky is there with her.

But in late April 2022, @_theaea posted this TikTok using the sped-up audio for the first time.

@_theaea cloutchasing lang👯‍♀️ ,, abba-angeleyes #fyp #lyrics #foryou ♬ Angeleyes (Sped Up Version) – tuna (DAR+LING)

The video gained around 90k views, while the audio has now been used nearly 450,000 times. You can find it and use it here.

People on TikTok are using the sound to accompany videos about missing someone or something and being lonely.

Some of the videos are genuine while others are more ironic in tone.

@lillieangela i will never be over it. #fyp #strangerthings #strangerthings4 #strangerthings3 #angeleyes ♬ Angeleyes (Sped Up Version) – tuna (DAR+LING)

@mufchants Sir Alex Version – #angeleyes 💔 #Alex #ggmu #boss #legend #fergie #abba #trend #fyp #foryou #mufc #manutd #utfr #sometimes #push ♬ original sound – 🇾🇪MUFChants🇾🇪

@kingrolluss Still the best video ever made #fyp #vine ♬ Angeleyes (Sped Up Version) – tuna (DAR+LING)

@chantelleefThey POPPED OFF though… why so flawless?♬ Angeleyes (Sped Up Version) – tuna (DAR+LING)

@red.frispspoor little m3th baby♬ Angeleyes (Sped Up Version) – tuna (DAR+LING)

@pearlmx One of my fav years tbh x ##LiveForTheChallenge ♬ Angeleyes (Sped Up Version) – tuna (DAR+LING)

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