Cha Cha Real Smooth


What does Cha Cha Real Smooth mean?

Cha cha real smooth is a series of image macros, depicting Barney the Dinosaur eternalized in a statue, coupled with a quote from the song; Cha-Cha Slide.

The meme was spread around in shitposts across the internet.


What's the origin of Cha Cha Real Smooth?

“Cha Cha real smooth” originates from the song of DJ Casper, titled Cha-Cha Slide.

It was released on August 2nd, 2000.

The phrase was paired with a number of images, before it was combined with the statue of Barney the Dinosaur.

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How did Cha Cha Real Smooth spread?

The Barney statue comes from a VICE article, written in 2015, titled I Tried to Relive My Youth and All I Got Was Sad.

The article presented the readers with Storybook Glen, a nightmarish kid’s theme park in Scotland.

The lyrics were first paired with Barney’s statue in a Twitter post by @clingcling2001 on December 4th, 2018.

“Cha Cha real smooth” later appeared on various social media sites, including Instagram and Facebook.

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