The latest example of web culture crossing into the mainstream is The Guild - 'Do You Want To Date My Avatar?' We've seen raps about Twitter, now it's time for pop based around MMORPG's!
Written by the creators of cult online comedy series The Guild, 'Do You Want To Date My Avatar' is a tongue in cheek track that aimed to create buzz around the third series of the show. However, the response has been huge with 'Do You Want To Date My Avatar' becoming a YouTube viral hit and, according to the BBC, going straight to number one on the UK iTunes chart.
'Do You Want To Date My Avatar?' is a great demonstration of how the world, and popular culture, has changed. In the not too distant past I don't think I could have envisaged a song at number one with lyrics including:
"Check me out, cloth armor
Fits me like a glove
Just twitter a time
I'm ready for love"
"Hang with me in my MMO
So many places we can go
You'll never see my actual face
Our love, our love will be in virtual space"
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