Gym Class Heroes' Travie McCoy on Surprise TikTok Resurgence: 'It's F—ing Awesome'

It’s been 10 years since Gym Class Heroes released a new album, and the group has been completely inactive since wrapping up a 2018 summer tour with the Offspring and 311 — so frontman Travie McCoy was more than a little surprised to learn recently that their song “Cupid’s Chokehold” has become a TikTok mega-hit, with a substantial number of fans who weren’t even born when it came out back in 2005.

“Cupid’s Chokehold,” which features Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump singing a hook interpolated from the 1979 Supertramp classic “Breakfast in America” (“Take a look at my girlfriend/She’s the only one I got…”), appears in over 350,000 TikTok videos. In March alone, the song was streamed more than 12 million times, an increase of 800% over February, propelling Gym Class Heroes to a career-high 388 on the Rolling Stone Artists 500 chart.

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