The latest song to be resurrected on TikTok is Boney M’s “Rasputin”

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.

This trend, my way ##fyp ##foryou ##SeaShanty

♬ Rasputin (7″ Version) – Boney M.

Knees game strong 😂💪🏾 ##basementchronicles @nathanieljames1 @nickk_mcdonald

♬ Rasputin (7″ Version) – Boney M.

♬ Rasputin (7″ Version) – Boney M.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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