October 18, 2023
DHAKA – Recently, Facebook has been flooded with memes about ‘Moye Moye’. While most of us have no idea what ‘Moye Moye’ stands for, it appears to be a Serbian song that has gone viral on various social media platforms.
So, where did the song “Moye Moye” come from, and why is it trending on TikTok and Facebook? It all started with TikTok, where a portion of the song was released and people began making videos using the song. Within a week, it spread like wildfire on Facebook reels and YouTube shorts.
Memes like “Chowdhury Shaheb Ami gorib hote pare, kintu Moye Moye” (Chowdhury Shaheb, I can be poor, but Moye Moye) and “Ghumate Parinah sararaat dhore. Moner bhitorta Moye Moye Kore” (I can’t sleep at night long as my heart keeps on echoing Moye Moye), amongst others, have become viral on Facebook.
“Moye Moye” is actually pronounced as “Moye More”. The catchy rhythm and the frequent repetition of the alliteration “Moye Moye” have captured everyone’s attention. While some people enjoy it, others poke fun at the song for getting stuck in their heads. It has been a trending topic on Facebook for a few days now.
Although the Bangladeshi audience might be unfmiliar with the meaning of “Moye More”, music enthusiasts in Bangladesh, India, and other parts of the world have been captivated by its melodious tune. The song, titled “Dzanum”, is 2 minutes and 54 seconds long.
Serbian singer-songwriter Teya Dora has voiced the viral song. She was also featured in the song. The lyrics for the song have been jointly written by Teya Dora and Serbian rapper Slobodan Velkovic Coby, while Loka Jovanovic has composed the tune of the song.
The song was released on YouTube and Spotify on March 22 under the banner of Serbian music production companies Rezim and Juzni Vetar. As of Tuesday, the song has been streamed over 45 million times on Juzni Vetar’s YouTube channel.
After going viral on TikTok this week, the song’s views are skyrocketing, more than six months after its initial release. Audiences are eagerly anticipating the full song on YouTube.
So far, “Dzanum” has been listened to around 7.5 million times on Spotify.
Serbian singer Teya Dora is gaining global popularity. She expressed her gratitude to the audience in a Threads post, saying, “Thank you for appreciating the music. It’s wonderful to see Serbian music spreading all over the world. Every day, I receive love from all across the world. I love you.”
In Serbian, the word ‘more’ means ‘nightmare’. The song’s lyrics and melody carry a sense of melancholy. They convey the pain of not attaining one’s dreams and the determination to pursue a better life despite that pain. The song discusses the artist’s struggle with recurring nightmares and the resulting depression and isolation. Even amidst these difficulties, she longs for someone to stand by her, understand her, pat her on the head, and provide comfort.