Simple Plan’s fan-favorite track “I’m Just A Kid” has officially been certified Platinum in the United States after going viral on TikTok with fans and new fans sharing videos as they remake childhood photos.
The single earned the high honor of the RIAA Platinum certification on May 26, 2020. This means that the song sold over 1 million digital US units, with each unit equaling 1 paid download of 150 streams.
The song’s music video on YouTube, which you can view below has amassed over 34.8 million views since it’s release on October 26, 2009.
“I’m Just A Kid” originally appeared on the bands 2002 debut album, No Pads, No Helmets … Just Balls.
The viral trend on TikTok that includes the band’s song “I’m Just A Kid,” features videos of fans recreating their favorite childhood photos using the hashtag #imjustakid. The band invites you to join in on the current viral trend and tagging them to see your favorite childhood photo remakes.
“It’s pretty incredible to watch a song we wrote almost 20 years ago bring people together and make them smile,” the band said in a tweet in April. “We love seeing every family, sibling, kid, parent, couple and pet owner taking part in the #imjustakid challenge on #TikTok and sharing these amazing videos.”
It’s pretty incredible to watch a song we wrote almost 20 years ago bring people together and make them smile. We love seeing every amily, sibling, kid, parent, couple and pet owner taking part in the #imjustakid challenge on #TikTok and sharing these amazing videos❤️❤️❤️??⚡️?? pic.twitter.com/6kBM21C0HY
— Simple Plan (@simpleplan) April 17, 2020
The band even joined in and recreated one of the band’s most iconic photos to date.