While David Beckham is renowned for his football skills, he and his wife Victoria exemplify the ideal relationship for many.

A memorable scene from the Netflix series Beckham showcased the couple spontaneously dancing to “Islands in the Stream” by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in their kitchen. This heartwarming moment captured the attention of numerous fans, leading them to share the clip on TikTok with captions celebrating the couple. This sparked a trend called “The Beckham Test,” encouraging TikTok users to dance with their partners to the same song, comparing their chemistry with that of the Beckhams.

Although lighthearted, this trend encouraged users to measure their relationships against the public image of the Beckhams, ultimately prompting them to show off their partners for internet stardom.

Many TikTok videos now feature couples participating in the challenge, joyfully taking part in the dance, echoing the infectious spirit of the original Beckham moment.

Even single individuals have joined the trend, creating their own comedic versions and sharing their relationship aspirations.

Who knows, the next Beckham-inspired trend might involve kicking around a football rather than testing dance moves.


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Elena Cavender

Elena is a tech reporter and the resident Gen Z expert at Mashable. She covers TikTok and digital trends. She recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in American History. Email her at[email protected]or follow her@ecaviar_.


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