You can’t say they didn’t warn you.
Just as “Everything Is Awesome” has finally faded from your memory, a new song — no, not “Baby Shark” — has emerged from the upcoming sequel to The LEGO Movie and, for better or worse, it’s absolutely going to get stuck inside your head.
“The Song That Will Get Stuck Inside Your Head” arrives in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part as punishment, it would seem, for Elizabeth Banks’ character Lucy, who returns in the sequel to 2014’s The LEGO Movie alongside fellow voice cast members Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, and Charlie Day. (Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Maya Rudolph are among the exciting new additions joining for The Second Part.)
The surprise success of the first LEGO film rocked Hollywood, as did its soundtrack, led by the Oscar-nominated Best Original Song, “Everything is Awesome.” This time around, there’s no way The Second Part would dare not make an effort to recapture that same viral glory — so much so, it’s part of the damn plot.
Watch a featurette below of the cast predicting the earworm potential of the tune, which is already going by the street name #CatchySong and features the smooth, perfect-for-bedtime vocals of Dillon Francis, T-Pain, and That Girl Lay Lay. Audiences, you’ve been brick-rolled.