Here's Why The Adult Swim Music Is Trending On TikTok

TikTok trends range from being absolutely nonsensical to surprisingly useful. If it wasn't for TikTok, we would've never known to pair ice with berries and coconut water and call it breakfast. We would've also stayed in the clutches of the multibillion dollar beauty industry had it not been for the TikTok hack that uses red lipstick as a contour stick. TikTok is also home to choreographed dances (we owe Doja Cat for that, too) and creative lip-syncs that will inspire the next generation of club-goers.

The Adult Swim trend, however, has a completely different feel to it. Carried by a wave of nostalgia from the late night programming block of Cartoon Network, the trend has artistically directed videos with 5.4 billion views that portray unique concepts. Commenters on these videos are truly incredulous that the app is still free with content fit for "TikTok Premium." Find out more about the Adult Swim trend below.

The Adult Swim trend is nostalgic

Hours of "Looney Tunes" and Tom chasing Jerry would be followed by Adult Swim, Cartoon Network's 18+ programming block. Animated adventures like "Rick and Morty" and "The Venture Bros." would then take over the channel. Cartoon Network introduced the late-night offshoot in 2001 (via The Sun), making the trend especially nostalgic to millennials. The channel made great use of "bumps": short, cheeky videos that were originally used to warn children that it was time to turn off the TV and make way for the adults. These bumps have now become iconic for their random imagery, indie music and subtle references to the channel's programming "[as]," which is how "Adult Swim" is stylized.

On TikTok, people are recreating these bumps with original plot lines and innovative ways to reveal "[as]" in the video. And they're all using is "Running Away" the sound/song created by Vano3000, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Samuel T. Herring, making it really easy to find them. One TikToker used a vintage oscilloscope to display "[as]" on the screen while another incorporated animation and stop-motion to create a short film we'd nominate to Cannes. However, Lizzo declared TikTok user BlackQuarterZip's chaotic workspace to be the "best." If you're tired of Netflix and regular programming, scroll through this trend to find visual masterpieces.