Boney M’s “Rasputin” was one of the great earworms of 1978, hitting number one in a dozen countries around the planet. But it hadn’t aged well and had been relegated to the status of semi-novelty song. But that was until TikTok came along.
The song has been rediscovered by TikTok users and a 30-second truncated form has taken the platform by storm. Streams are to almost eight million a week.
Let’s being with the original.
Now here’s a compilation of TikTok performances from 2021.
Big muscles 🥰♬ Rasputin (7″ Version) – Boney M.
Knees game strong 😂💪🏾 ##basementchronicles @nathanieljames1 @nickk_mcdonald♬ Rasputin (7″ Version) – Boney M.