If you've had the opportunity to watch The Super Mario Bros. Movie, chances are you've likely caught yourself—whether willingly or unwillingly—singing along to Jack Black's "Peaches" song.
"Peaches" has skyrocketed to 14 million views on YouTube since being uploaded nearly two weeks ago. Almost anyone who's heard it has soft spot for the song that finds Bowser (Jack Black) belting out lines like, "Mario, Luigi, and a Donkey Kong, too. A thousand troops of Koopas couldn't keep me from you."
The best part is that "Peaches" is actually eligible for an Oscar for Best Original Song, according to reports.
Well, it didn't take internet sleuths long to uncover that the song could be an epic rickroll by the comedian. In a video titled "Peaches by Jack Black is Unironically Really Good," musician/YouTuber Charles Connell explained that "Peaches" is performed in the key of D-flat minor. "This is the simplest thing ever. And that's so great," he revealed.
So, if the song sounds somewhat familiar, that's likely because songs such as Dolly Parton’s “Jolene" and The Beatles’ “All My Loving" are also performed in the key. But it's the song's similarity to Rick Astley’s late '80s bop "Never Gonna Give You Up" that has social media convinced they've been rickrolled.
"After realizing that @jackblack‘s “Peaches” from the Super Mario movie is the same chords as “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley and that he rickrolled the whole world," one person wrote on Twitter. We hope this is true, but until Black confirms it, we'll never know for sure.
What do you think? Did Jack Black rickroll us, or did he simply make a ridiculously catchy song?
Danielle Harling is an Atlanta-based freelance writer with a love for colorfully designed-spaces, craft cocktails and online window shopping (usually for budget-shattering designer heels). Her past work has appeared on Fodor’s, Forbes, MyDomaine, Architectural Digest and more.