Though “Hey Julie” by KYLE and Lil Yachty came out in Dec. of 2018, the song became at TikTok sensation in the spring of 2019. According to a May of 2019 Forbes article, the song had been used in the background of more than 6 million TikToks. It was also reported that #HeyJulie was used in more than 120 million TikTok videos at the time of publication.
The precise timing of the dance moves made the song the background of a dance challenge. The drip and camera click sound effects were the basis of the dance, as well as a wrist movement timed with the lyrics “Wrist, wrist, wrist, wrist.”