David Beckham doesn’t just score goals, he and his wife Victoria Are relationship goals.
For many viewers of BeckhamNetflix’s limited documentary series about the footballer, the most memorable scene wasn’t David calling out Victoria for calling herself “working class,” or David getting hit in the head by a football boot, but rather the couple casually swinging at ” Island in the Streams” by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. The married couple share a seemingly spontaneous dance to the tune in the kitchen toward the end of the documentary.
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Fans spread the couple’s clip on TikTok with captions like “The Real Power Couple” and “This is my Roman Empire.” Others posted videos of themselves dancing to the scene’s audio, overlaid with their reactions. TikTok user @caitlinann wrote: “I didn’t know one of my main goals in life was to dance to this song in my country house with my future husband, but apparently that’s the case now.” Another TikTokker, @siennakitchener, said: “pov: you just watched the Beckham docuseries and this scene has been occupying your brain all day.”
Admiration for the beautiful moment quickly turned into a challenge for people, most of whom are women, to see if their partners can match the football star’s fancy footwork. The challenge, aptly named ‘The Beckham Test’, sees TikTokkers dance along to ‘Island in the Streams’ and record their partner’s reaction. To pass the test, the partner must participate in dancing.
While the trend is light-hearted, it encourages users to compare their relationships to the Beckhams’ curated public image and requires TikTokkers to keep tabs on their partners in search of internet power.
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In one video that has been viewed more than 5.6 million times, @rebeccavieirax dances in the kitchen before her husband quickly “passes by” and copies her dance moves. In another with 3.9 million views, @tess.shananhan puts her husband to the test by dancing alone in the living room, but fear not, he comes in and starts dancing next to her.
Singles may not be able to participate in The Beckham Test, but that doesn’t mean they won’t post the audio either. In a funny take on the trend, TikTokker @user3693184408 dances, with the caption “seeing if my boyfriend wants to do the Beckham dance with me.” Then the camera pans to reveal her all alone. Another video of two friends moving together to the beat reads: “My best friend and I will still be living together in 25 years.”
Instead of passing a rhythm test, maybe the next one Beckham-inspired trend will involve passing a football.
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