TikTok’s latest trend featuring the “Oh Lord” sound has viewers wondering where the audio originated as they pair it with funny realisation scenarios.
Discover the origins of the popular sound including where to find the well-known song, LeBron James’ voice feature and more!
“Oh lord” TikTok sound explored
Wondering what exactly the “Oh lord” TikTok sound is?
During the popular audio, you can hear a deep voice uttering the phrase “Oh lord” as the sound transitions into a funky instrumental tune.
@jazzyfizzle_ first uploaded her own version of the trend as she presented a scenario realising that it is her turn to grow up after watching her mother do so.
Many TikTok users then began using the sound for similar purposes.
Different realisation scenarios can be paired with the audio.
LeBron James Nike commercial
The famous “Oh lord” phrase originates from a previous Nike commercial featuring American professional basketball player, LeBron James.
LeBron James Nike Commercial, Swimming Pool, aired at the beginning of the 2006-2007 NBA season.
Featuring in the video is the four LeBron characters named Wise LeBron, Kid LeBron, Athlete LeBron and Business LeBron.
In the advertisement, Athlete LeBron is shown training in a swimming pool, wearing goggles as he appears to jog on the spot.
While Wise LeBron relaxes pool-side beneath a sun-shade, drinking lemonade and instructing the basketball player, Kid LeBron jumps into the pool.
Shown standing on a tall diving board is Business Lebron, whom Wise LeBron announces will not jump in the pool due to fear of wetting his hair.
Despite the lack of encouragement, Business Lebron proceeds to fall back into the water, resulting in Wise LeBron voicing his reaction with the phrase “Oh lord!”
Keep scrolling to explore the original song used in the Nike commercial!
Discover the original song used
The song used in both the Nike commercial and therefore the latest TikTok trending sound is called Summer Madness.
Summer Madness is an instrumental tune, released in 1974 by Kool & the Gang on their album Light of Worlds.
Formed in Jersey City, New Jersey 1964, Kool & the Gang is an American band featuring brothers Robert “Kool” Bell and Ronald Bell, with Dennis “D.T.” Thomas, Robert “Spike” Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown, and Ricky West.
Their hit song reached number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 along with number 36 on the Hot Soul Singles charts and has subsequently become one of the most sampled R&B compositions of all time.
Download Summer Madness on Spotify!