The second half of Stranger Things season four is finally here, but we bet that catchy ‘chrissy wake up’ TikTok sound is still in your head.
Following the release of season four’s first act at the end of May, an unlikely scene from the show was remixed into a song.
It soon went viral across TikTok as Stranger Things fans used the audio in posts on the video-sharing platform.
We take a look at how the Stranger Things season 4 scene became a trending sound and the original creator behind the ‘Chrissy wake up original’ remix.
***Warning Stranger Things season 4 spoilers ahead***
The Stranger Things scene behind the viral ‘Chrissy wake up’ TikTok sound
If you’re already caught up with the first half of Stranger Things season 4, you will probably recognise what scene the viral TikTok sound is based on.
In the opener, fans are introduced to Hawkins High cheerleader Chrissy Cunningham who, despite her sunny disposition, is struggling with an inner battle. Chrissy later opens up about her struggle to Eddie Munson, leader of the school’s Dungeons and Dragon’s club Hellfire, after bumping into each other in a deserted woods.
The two later meet up again at the end of the episode at Eddie’s trailer, as he briefly leaves Chrissy alone in his living room. When he returns, he notices Chrissy is standing with her eyes rolled back.
Eddie tries to bring her back to consciousness by shouting her name but as he gets more panicked begins shouting, “Chrissy wake up,” to bring her around.
As fans will know, Chrissy was under Vecna’s curse, with the cheerleader later succumbing to the wrath of Vecna in front of Eddie.
How the ‘Chrissy wake up’ original TikTok sound was born
Following the release of the first half of Stranger Things season 4, it didn’t take long for Eddie’s panicked “Chrissy wake up” to be remixed into a sound.
As a nod to Eddie calling for Chrissy to “wake up” out of her Vecna curse, the TikTok page @schmoyoho, which is made up by the musical quartet The Gregory Brothers, remixed the scene as an alarm for all the “Chrissys and Chrises.”
In the video, one of the members is seen playing the piano alongside an edited version of Eddie’s calls to Chrissy. Its catchy edit has since had Stranger Things fans singing along and has since amassed over 14 million views and over two million likes.
Check out the “Chrissy wake up” original video below:
If you’re a Stranger Things fan, it’s probably all over your fyp
As per Know Your Meme, the “Chrissy wake up” sound was used over 38,000 times in the three weeks following @schmoyoho’s video.
The sound was later re-uploaded by TikTok user @rinkomaniaa and has since had a further 82,000 videos to it, along with millions of views.
The “Chrissy wake up” hashtag also has over 205 million views as Stranger Things fans have created their own videos to the viral sound.
There is even now a version of the remix on The Gregory Brothers’ Spotify page.
Original sound spawns Stranger Things fan remixes
Since taking TikTok by storm, the “Chrissy wake up” sound has been recreated in various different styles.
One user has made a piano version, and we can still hear Eddie singing along:
Another has combined the viral sound and the Stranger Things scene in the format of a musical based on the latest series of the show: