It’s been weeks since The Backyardigans “Castaways” blew up on TikTok and it’s still making waves. The song was first released in 2006 as part of the Nickelodeon children’s show and was recently added onto Spotify, as well. Here are some of the best remixes we found online, in case you still can’t get enough of the banger.
The Video that Started it All
TikTok content creator Merlysha Pierre (@surfturfff) deserves recognition for the effort she put into educating the younger audience about The Backyardigans. After rediscovering the show, she was compelled to share the nostalgia and immaculate flavor. It wasn’t until part 4 of her series that she put a spotlight on Castaways and the song caught traction.
Castaways $ummer$ Remix
If you like listening to lo-fi music while studying or relaxing, you’ll want to give this remix a listen. Wait until 2:00 for the beat drop.
Castaways Slowed and Reverbed
There’s also a slowed and reverbed version for those asking. It’s already a pretty chill song, to begin with, but this just takes it to another level.
Castaways x Positions
What happens when you put a viral song and an Ariana Grande hit together? You get this beautiful mash-up. As if the original wasn’t catchy enough, they just had to layer it onto “Positions”.
Castaways x Dilemma
Not going to lie, this remix slaps. It’s a throwback to the early 2000s with Nelly’s “Dilemma” as a backtrack and The Backyardigans going off on the beat.
Castaways x Hotline Bling
Drake’s “Hotline Bling” is a popular meme format so it’s no surprise it also gets a Backyardigans twist. Nonetheless, it still goes together.
Let’s not forget to give credit to Evan Lurie and Doug Wieselman for composing this musical masterpiece. It may be over a decade since it came out, but Castaways perfectly sums up our year in quarantine — stuck at home in isolation.