You never know where country great Reba McEntire will pop up. Could be a hit song on the radio, or onstage at a massive arena concert. Could be riding in a rodeo or starring in her own TV show. But lately, she’s been all over Tik Tok.
McEntire’s empowering theme-song epic, “I’m a Survior,” has become the inspiration for a series of hilarious video sketches. So of course, the icon herself decided to contribute.
My level of dramatic
Based around the inner-strength anthem’s chorus hook, each of the laugh-out-loud videos features someone “overcoming” an obstacle in comedic style. The original song highlighted “A single mom who works two jobs/ Who loves her kids and never stops/ With gentle hands and heart of a fighter,” tributing the real-life survivors of the world — but the new clips are sarcastic gold.
Some people film the arduous quest to bring in the groceries, while others highlight a dog’s long wait to be fed dinner. One guy even dressed up like Reba to immortalize his effort to throw away the expired milk in his fridge. And then Reba showed up to her own party.
With the stirring tune playing behind her, the Country Music Hall of Fame member carries two buckets of feed out to the donkeys on her farm, struggling selflessly to make sure her beloved animals have everything they need. But to her dismay, they could not care less. This is her struggle.
“When it’s time to feed your donkeys and they’re not the least bit impressed,” the superstar wrote.
Here’s to hoping this trend “survives” a little longer. But once it runs its course, what other Reba songs would make a great Tik Tok trend?