OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder Thanks Miles Teller Abs For Hit ‘I Ain’t Worried’ Single From ‘Top Gun’
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Ryan Tedder and OneRepublic saw their single ‘I Ain’t Worried’ explode on the charts after it was included in the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ soundtrack.
As those who have seen the sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise classic will recall, the song is featured in a scene in which « Maverick » star Miles Teller and several other hard-bodied actors play airplane pilots from fighter are playing a beach soccer game while shirtless.
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In fact, a clip of the footage has gone viral on TikTok, specifically when Teller is seen doing a brief impromptu dance that fans have come to dub the « Rooster wiggle » (after his character, Rooster). .
Teller caught up with Tedder backstage at a recent OneRepublic concert, where Tedder thanked the actor for propelling the song to success.
In a TikTok video that Tedder posted (and later deleted), he marveled at how « crazy » it was for the song to « explode » the way it did.
“Well, TikTok had a lot to do with it, but really [it was] Miles Teller abs,” he joked, with a Teller quip, “Rest in peace, Miles Teller abs was a long time ago.
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Tedder then handed Teller a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, telling him, “I wanted to get your abs a bottle of champagne. Thank you so much for all you have done for OneRepublic and « I Ain’t Worried ». I appreciate it. »
« As a spokesperson for his abs, we are so grateful, » Teller jokingly replied. « We never thought this moment would come, but we are thrilled to share this moment together. »