The Twitter quarantine theme song challenge explained - and how to take part

Friday, 3rd April 2020, 12:58 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd April 2020, 1:58 pm
Do you know your quarantine theme song? (Photo: Shutterstock)

As life under lockdown continues to keep us indoors, people are finding new ways to amuse themselves

Many people are keeping entertained online by sharing their favourite songs on social media - from the Instagram 30 Day Song Challenge to sharing the number one song when they were born, there’s no shortage of viral trends to get involved with.

The Quarantine Theme Song, which asks you to share the song that was number one on your 12th birthday, is the latest trend to catch on.

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Here’s what you need to know - and how to get involved.

What is the Quarantine Theme Song challenge?

Circulating on Twitter is an image that states: “Whatever song was number 1 on your 12th birthday is your quarantine theme song.”

The rules are therefore simple - all you need to do is post whatever song was number one in the charts at the time of your 12th birthday and post it to Twitter with the hashtag #QuarantineThemeSong.

How do I find out my song?

To find out your quarantine theme song, you can head to This Day In Music, where you can enter the day, month and year of your 12th birthday.

The website will then show you the number one at that time, not just in the UK, but in other countries as well, including Australia, Germany, Canada and more.

Celebrity Quarantine Theme Songs

There are some of the #QuarantineThemeSongs from some celebrities.

- Lewis Capaldi, born 7 October 1996 - So What by Pink- Ed Sheeran, born 17 February 1991 - All The Things She Said by t.A.T.u- Emma Watson, born 15 April 1990 - Unchained Melody by Gareth Gates- Gordon Ramsay, born 8 November 1966 - Reach Out I’ll Be There by The Four Tops- Mick Jagger, born on 26 July 1943 - Rose Marie by Slim Whitman- Lizzo, born 27 April 1988 - Toca’s Miracle by Fragma- Sam Heugan, born 30 April 1980 - Deeply Dippy by Right Said Fred- Adele, born 5 May 1988 - Bound 4 Da Reload by Oxide & Neutrino

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