The Reason Tiktok

Everyone’s Confessing Their Dumb Shit On TikTok To The Tune Of ‘The Reason’ By Hoobastank

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For forgotten musicians, TikTok can be an incredibly powerful platform.

Thanks to the ‘For You’ algorithm and the creativity of its users, every now and then an old song resurfaces for a new trend. It’s already happened with Jessie J’s ‘Price Tag’ but on the cards today is The Reason’ by Hoobastank.

You know the one. It was in the Friends finale, it was on Singstar but in case your memory has failed you, allow the iconic music video to jog your memory: 

The 2004 single is getting a TikTok resurgence all thanks to the tune’s opening line “I’m not a perfect person.” And, as you can probably guess, TikTokers are spilling all the reasons why they, too, are not perfect people. 

The trend essentially works like this: A TikTok user lip-syncs the opening line while looking dishevelled as they caption their video with an incredibly niche reason as to why they aren’t perfect. And yes, some of the reasons in question are hilarious. 

Let’s Get Into ‘The Reason’ TikTok

This person was very confused as to what “hibernation” was actually like for animals…

@ido_cokei just found this out like 3 months ago #fyp #xyzbca♬ The Reason – Hoobastank

This person didn’t quite get how the law worked…

@aidan_langfordI just found this out like a week ago….♬ The Reason – Hoobastank

Shout out to all the high school hypocrites!

@go_iago_gohehe oops🤪 #fyp #notaperfectperson♬ The Reason – Hoobastank

Ooft this one has got to sting. 

@nyssaaahh♬ The Reason – Hoobastank

Be careful when you see apps you don’t recognise!

@sonyapartyyeahTop 10 woat #BoseAllOut #notaperfectperson #whyamilikethis♬ The Reason – Hoobastank

This person brought back the time Ryan Seacrest tried to high-five a blind person…

@jutesmusici still think about this at least once a week #fyp #notaperfectperson #hoobastank #ryanseacrest♬ The Reason – Hoobastank


This person exposed their (lack of a) cleanliness ritual

@alligatorbopur lying if u say u cant relate to this♬ The Reason – Hoobastank

How did this person pass their driver’s test…

@addisonivy@good.luckcharley thank u for informing me #fyp #fypシ #car #driverslicense #dixiedamelio♬ The Reason – Hoobastank

Sigh, this is why we hate men.

@adriena.bfwpoopsie♬ The Reason – Hoobastank

Shout out to all the bi queens!

@unexplainablemeganI really try not to #lesbian #lgbt #bi #femme #wlw♬ The Reason – Hoobastank

Even the band themselves have gotten in on the fun. 

@hoobastank#notaperfectperson #fyp #thereason #bandnames #badbandnames #radbandnames #hoobastank #chumbawamba #jamiroquai♬ The Reason – Hoobastank

Lead vocalist, Doug Robb, is seen to be staring bewildered and solemn at a framed Platinum Hoobastank album while the song plays in the background. The band captioned their TikTok, “Realising 20 years later that you named your band Hoobastank.” 

Hey, at least they can poke fun at themselves. What even is a Hoobastank?