This week, everyone's favorite pop hitmaker, Lizzo, deservedly entered the Top 10 on the revered Billboard Hot 100 Chart with her 2017 track, "Truth Hurts." One detail that's easy to look amid the celebration is the role that a little lip-syncing app called TikTok has played in launching the song into the mainstream.

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If you've ever opened TikTok, you've heard a portion of the opening of "Truth Hurts." Lizzo starts the first verse: "I just took a DNA test, turns out I'm 100% that bitch." It's a one-line earworm that takes both modern phrasing and a cleverly crafted cadence into account, rather than focusing on melody. The emphasized syllables in the line act as proverbial head swivels and cocky shoulder swings, recorded as if she was wanting drag queens everywhere to lip sync the song at a local gay bar. Not only did she get the drag queens, but children, teens, families, and even dogs to bop along.

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