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TikTok Trend: Grow Up and Be an Astronaut

This trend uses SPM’s song ‘Mexican Radio’ (I’ma grow up and be a astronaut..) showing off what you thought would happen vs what actually did. Users are talking about what they wanted to be when they grew up, how they thought situations would turn out, and how their plans have changed when faced with reality.

🎵 Sound: Mexican radio – 🤍🤍🤍

Sound description: “I’ma grow up and be a astronaut, I’m on the Mexican radio (radio, radio, radio)”


Claiming a win on this trend 🚀😅

♬ Mexican radio – 🤍🤍🤍


i really thought i was gonna cure cancer

♬ Mexican radio – 🤍🤍🤍


Gravely out here living the dream… #castleblood #summerween #halloween365 #hauntactor #halloween #hauntedhouse

♬ Mexican radio – 🤍🤍🤍

How They’re Using This TikTok Trend:

  • “Imma grow up and be an astronaut” … and I did 💪
  • finally finds a solid friend group,  they all secretly hate each other…
  • “imma grow up and be a doctor” im homeless and live in a bus
  • I hated being a divorce kid, I’m gonna be with my husband forever. Divorced at 25
  • imma grow up and move in with my best friend… she went to jail
  • Everyone in 2019 refusing to download tiktok because it was “cringy”: Them in 2023:
  • Finally going to college, Joins the blue collar life
  • “Imma grow up and have so many friends” Only talks to my brother
  • Imma grow up and be a police officer, I did it 🖤💙
  • Imma Grow Up & Be A Makeup Artist, Went The Complete Opposite Direction 🤣🤙🏻
  • “I want 2 kids, 2 years apart!” *gets pregnant with identical triplets*

This TikTok trend is a humorous look at the gap between expectations and reality. It provides a humorous contrast between what people think will happen in their lives and what actually ends up happening. The captions show people having lofty ambitions like being a singer, astronaut, doctor, or even a therapist, only to have life take an unexpected turn. This trend provides viewers with a laugh while also reminding them to take life as it comes.

What is the ‘Grow Up and Be an Astronaut’ Trend on TikTok?

The ‘Grow Up and Be an Astronaut’ trend on TikTok taps into the age-old sentiment of childhood dreams versus adult realities, but with a modern, humorous spin. Utilizing the catchy lyrics from SPM’s song ‘Mexican Radio’ — “I’ma grow up and be an astronaut, I’m on the Mexican radio” — creators are juxtaposing their youthful aspirations with the sometimes comically different outcomes they’ve experienced in adulthood. From ambitions of space travel to the everyday dramas of friendship dynamics and career choices, the trend offers a window into the unpredictable nature of life. Through the shared experiences of hopes, dreams, and unexpected twists, this trend resonates with viewers, reminding them that it’s okay if life doesn’t always go according to plan. The duality of the song’s upbeat tempo with sometimes bittersweet revelations makes for engaging content that’s both entertaining and relatable. Whether it’s achieving childhood dreams, facing unforeseen challenges, or simply embracing the unexpected, this TikTok trend celebrates the journey of life in all its unpredictable glory.

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