Could the release of Magic Mike XXL skyrocket Ginuwine back into the R&B limelight?
According to the social media responses and reactions to the new trailer, that just might be a possibility.
The first teaser trailer for Magic Mike XXL was released online Wednesday, but Channing Tatum was not the only name that mentioned among many of the tweets of people that saw it.
In addition to several other leading actors from the Magic Mike cast (such as Joe Manganiello & Matt Bomer), Ginuwine has suddenly become a major topic of discussion because of his own “cameo” appearance in the trailer.
No, Ginuwine does not have a starring role as an actor in the film, but his 1996 hit song, “Pony,” seems to have become an anthem for the Magic Mike movie franchise.
Serving as the background score for the teaser trailer, many fans and critics alike seem to agree that Ginuwine’s “Pony” was the perfect song choice.
— EntertainmentWise (@entwise) February 4, 2015
Just watched the trailer for #MagicMikeXXL. Whooo chile! Channing grinding to Ginuwine’s “Pony” is just pure perfection.
— Hey…it’s Mo ✨ (@MissMo07) February 4, 2015
You know #MagicMikeXXL is gonna’ be good because they featured Pony by Ginuwine in the trailer…
— Victoria Rosas (@victorianoemi_) February 4, 2015
However, when you take a closer look at the majority of the tweets, it seems as if Ginuwine broke the Internet all by himself with the release of the Magic Mike XXL teaser.
The nostalgia of Ginuwine’s nearly 19-year-old song alone compelled some people to comment more on wanting to listen to the song than necessarily being excited about the movie release.
Funny how a 90 second clip for Magic Mike 2 makes you want to listen to Pony by Ginuwine on a continuous loop
— Paul Hammond (@paulfopphead) February 4, 2015
I grind to Ginuwine’s “Pony” ALL the time. Why does everybody always make such a big deal when Channing Tatum does it?
— Alexander Huls (@alxhuls) February 4, 2015
So happy that “Pony” by Ginuwine is getting the cultural traction it deserves: http://t.co/paIBs0qMx7
— Caroline Bottger (@c_bottger) February 4, 2015
There were even quite a few people that prefer Ginuwine’s performance in his 1996 music video for the song, “Pony,” over Channing Tatum’s dance routine.
more appreciation for Ginuwine’s ‘Pony’ & less appreciation for oily muscle dudes grinding on 40yo housewives tbh
— Champagne Gigi (@_omgigi_) February 4, 2015
90 seconds into the Pony video, women flock into the bar like swallows to Capistrano, due to Ginuwine’s raw horse-like dancing sexuality,
— Nate Cosby (@NateCosBOOM) February 4, 2015
— Zachary Goldsztejn (@zbgold) February 4, 2015
Ginuwine’s hit song, “Pony,” appeared in the first Magic Mike movie as part of Channing Tatum’s background music, as well. It seems as if the people working behind-the-scenes on the teaser trailer wanted to use the song to help bring the movie back into the spotlight with its now-viral clip.
On his official Twitter page, Ginuwine has been retweeting messages about his song’s appearance in the Magic Mike XXL teaser, as well as his return to the hit NBC series Parks and Recreation for Tuesday’s episode.
Perhaps the fact that Ginuwine’s hit song from the mid-90s can still make headlines nearly 20 years after it was first released speaks volumes about its value as a timeless classic.
What do you think?