BTS idol and K-pop superstar J-Hope teams with pop singer Becky G for 'Chicken Noodle Soup', spawning social media challenge

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The much-anticipated collaboration features the two musicians performing a hip-hop version of the chicken dance

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The latest social media challenge to set the internet on fire is...a hip hop chicken dance.

You've heard of the chicken dance. Now get ready for the "Chicken Noodle Soup" dance.

"Chicken Noodle Soup," the much-anticipated collaboration between "Shower" singer Becky G and J-Hope of the K-pop band BTS, has inspired a new viral trend on social media.

In music video released on Friday, the pair performs a hip-hop version of the chicken dance ―elbows out, legs bent and all. And their clucky moves might just shut down the internet with the "Chicken Noodle Soup" challenge.

"Chicken noodle soup, chicken noodle soup. Chicken noodle soup, with a soda on the side,” the duo rap over a funky, bass-heavy beat.

In the hours since the song's release, J-Hope shared a video of himself recreating the choreography on Tiktok, and many have now followed suit, posting their own takes on the dance on social media with the hash tag #CNSChallenge.

Becky G and J-Hope's catchy tune is actually not the first song titled "Chicken Noodle Soup." Theirs is a cover of the original 2006 "Chicken Noodle Soup" by DJ Webstar and Young B., which also features some fresh poultry moves.

Why do internet challenges like the Bottle Cap Challenge and the Harlem Shake go viral on social media?

The "Chicken Noodle Soup" challenge is the latest pop sensation to take over the internet thanks to a music video routine. Last year, Drake's "In My Feelings" launched a similar movement, with celebrities such as Will Smith, Millie Bobby Brown, Sterling K. Brown, Dua Lipa, Shay Mitchell and Leslie Jones putting their own spins on the moves on Instagram.

J-Hope has been exploring solo work since BTS announced in August that it would be taking an "extended" break. According to the K-pop group's website, the collective will still perform in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and in Seoul in October.