"I Think of You All the Time": TikTok Is Falling in Love With a Quiet, Acoustic Breakup Ballad

"Someday I'll Get It" is a slow ballad from Alek Olsen, a relatively small-scale artist.


Mar. 21 2024, Published 12:32 p.m. ET

In addition to popularizing everything from new dance moves to vandalizing school property, TikTok has also been pretty good over its history at making both new and old music popular. Sometimes, TikTok users fall in love with a song that was actually popular years ago.

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Other times, though, they latch onto music that's new. Those tracks are often the ones that are easiest to dance to, but definitely not always. The latest song trending on the platform, which features the lyrics "I think of you all the time," is actually pretty slow and sad. Here's everything we know about the song.

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What Is the "I think of you all the time" trend on TikTok?

The latest song to trend on TikTok is called "Someday I'll Get It" by Alek Olsen. The song is just a minute and a half long, and seems to be about a bad breakup. "I think of you all of the time / Now that you're gone," the opening lyrics go.

The song is a quiet, acoustic ballad, but it has caught on on TikTok, particularly among users who find that the song's message resonates with them.

The song has caught on on TikTok in part because users have been filming their reactions to it, or covering it themselves. The song's lyrics speak to heartbreak, and to how difficult it can be to lose someone.

"'Cause I noticed you don't like me no more / And it breaks my heart / So I'll just drift away / And disappear for a while," the second verse explains. Because the song is only 90 seconds long, it seems perfect for TikTok.

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Who is Alek Olsen?

Alek Olsen, the singer behind the track, is a relatively small-scale artist who has attracted a great deal of attention in large part thanks to this song. He currently has nearly 12,000 followers on Instagram, and his Spotify Wrapped made it clear that his songs were listened to more than 15 million times in 2023. It seems likely that that number will grow even more thanks in part to the success of "Someday I'll Get It" on TikTok.

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TikTok has always been a venue for discovering new music.

There have never been more ways to discover new music than there are today, and TikTok has proven to be a new avenue that allows music to reach a much wider audience than it might otherwise. Of course, plenty of hugely popular songs also get a major boost from the platform, as was the case with songs like "Driver's License" from Olivia Rodrigo and "Butter" from BTS.

"Someday I'll Get It" is an example of a much smaller song that is reaching tons of people through the platform. Alek may go on to have a great career in music, or this may be his only moment in the sun. What's clear, though, is that even this moment might not have been possible without the platform that TikTok affords musicians.

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