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Which "It" Person Are You?

Recently, TikTok creators have presented their takes on the so-called “It” girls in a viral trend. The “It” girls originated from prominent songs featuring female characters, starting in 1969 with Caroline from “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond. Other featured characters who are considered “It” girls are “Delilah,” “Jessie’s Girl,” “Eileen,” “Valerie,” “Michelle,” “Ophelia,” “Stacy’s Mom,” “Rhiannon” and “Heather.” Check out the bottom of this article for a list of the songs where the “It” girls are featured. With the exception of “Valerie,” each of these songs were written from the viewpoint of the male gaze. By personifying each of these powerful women, TikTok creators have given a voice to the women in these songs as something other than an object of the male grasp.

Similarly, we have given each of these women their own stories for this quiz. Take this quiz to see which “It” person you are.

Song references:

“Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond, 1969

“Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac, 1975

“Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield, 1981

“Come on Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners, 1982

“Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains of Wayne, 2003

“Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s, 2006

“Valerie” by Amy Winehouse, 2006

“Ophelia” by The Lumineers, 2016

“Michelle” by Sir Chloe, 2019

“Heather” by Conan Gray, 2020

By Molly Perry and Madison Sholar, Staff Writers


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