'Go Little Rockstar': Lyrics Used in Over 2.5M Viral Videos Have Been Misheard — For Years

The internet is sharing inspirational and emotional videos in a new trend featuring the lyrics of a song that goes "Go Little Rockstar." The song by the duo SALES is featured in videos that have generated 2.5 million views.

The video sharing app TikTok, where the viral song is featured, revealed in 2021 they reached 1 billion monthly users. "We're honored to be a home for our immensely diverse community of families, small businesses, and creators who transform into our favorite stars," Tiktok said in their statement.

However, many haven't heard the lyrics to "Pope Is A Rockstar" exactly the way the song's been written. "Pope Is A Rockstar" are the original lyrics but in the viral trend, users know it as "Go Little Rockstar."

Last December, the song reached peak popularity as many used it to showcase emotional and inspirational videos. Some of those include adorable pets, people going through personal challenges, and celebrations.

"We love that folks are enjoying the music we love making," SALES told Newsweek. "As an independent band with no pr and no management, we're totally floored by the attention our songs have received on Tiktok. And go little rockstar is a great lyric — happy to see all the wholesome memes."

Hailing from Orlando, Florida, Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih created SALES in 2013 and released their first self-titled EP which includes the infamous song. The two soon realized their song was rising in the ranks. Still, many didn't know the actual lyrics — until now.

"i LIKE the new lyrics to "pope is a rockstar" why didn't I think of that," the tweet was posted to the official SALES Twitter account.

@Zoe replied to their tweet with a heartfelt message, "The sound/videos on tiktok make my heart happy and my eyes a bit wet"

Currently, the song is at #45 on the Spotify Viral 50 Global Chart. It also has over 66 million streams.

Above, a woman is in a recording studio. Alessandro Biascioli/iStock / Getty Images Plus

In a viral video using the sound by SALES, user @fourlokococoa, explained how she lost her friend to suicide when she was younger. She imagines that her friend is painting the sky for her every day. In the video, she shows pictures of the sky with beautiful colors and clouds. The video has 2.1M likes and has been seen over 11M times.

Tiktok users were quick to post a comment sharing their thoughts.

"this made me smile," @Kai exclaimed.

"The last one broke me. I know she's watching u and she's proud of how far u've come in life. She'll always be by ur side and I wish the best for u," @Matteo wrote.

@Maddie commented, "i just lost my best friend to a school shooting. she was an amazing artist, and i imagine the same thing. i hope they are best friends up there."

Correction (1/10/2022, 5:30 p.m.): An earlier version of this article omitted comment from SALES. They have since responded and the articles now reflects that.