A Look Back On This Iowans Viral Song About The Dumpster Fire Year 2020
It all started last year with a Facebook post from Rob Merritt saying
"Once again, made a video for the Iowa Film Quarantine weekly cell-phone challenge (has to be shot entirely on a phone, and can only use cast who live at home with you). So of course, I went the 80s parody route. I hope Billy Joel won't be too mad at me for this. (Note: The original "We Didn't Start The Fire" is obviously the copyright of Billy Joel.)"
It then turned into a multi-video viral sensation.
The lyrics of the first video are amazing and truly state what we are all thinking. From comments about our current situation to asking why Mr. Peanut had to die. All great questions. The video has thousands of views on Facebook and can also be viewed on YouTube.
Merritt also went viral in 2019 for his review of the 2019 box office flop "Cats." He again did a great job of saying what we were all thinking. He truly loves what he's doing.
When asked how long it took Merritt stated,
"It took about two days to shoot and edit. Plus another day to write the lyrics and record them."
The second video came out a few months later, this came out on October 23rd.
This one was also a hit. He then created a final video to wrap up the year. It starts off with the classic song he's used in the other 2 videos, but then switch's over to another one smash!
Hard to believe we are now closer to 2022 than 2020 at this point. Here's hoping we don't have anymore dumpster fire years.