People letting it linger on TikTok.
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The hit song “Linger” by The Cranberries, released over 30 years ago, is experiencing a resurgence on TikTok, with users showcasing their own unique covers of this timeless track.

Various TikTok users are joining in on this trend by delivering their interpretations of the song, often focusing on a specific verse and chorus segment that resonates with many.

The covers typically feature a slowed-down rendition of the original song, emphasizing emotive vocal elements on key phrases, making it a popular choice for aspiring singers looking to showcase their talents on the platform.

While “Linger” has long been appreciated by music lovers, its recent viral presence on TikTok can be attributed to its enduring appeal and the current trend of revisiting nostalgic hits.

Given the song’s beauty and emotional depth, it’s no surprise that TikTok users are drawn to covering it, adding their own creative spin to this classic track.

As the trend continues to gain momentum, it’s evident that the allure of “Linger” shows no signs of fading anytime soon.


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Tim Marcin

Tim Marcin, a culture reporter at Mashable, covers a wide range of topics including food, fitness, and internet oddities. You can follow his endless discussions about Buffalo wings on Twitter at @timmarcin.


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