U Name It Challenge: What the Hell Is It?

“Beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes, lamb” will all make sense shortly

shirley caesar

Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a new challenge on the block — the #UNameItChallenge.

This one falls somewhere between the Mannequin Challenge and the Trump Is Coming Challenge — you don’t have to stand still, but you don’t run away either. For the U Name It Challenge, you dance (on beat).

It all started with a legendary gospel singer by the name of Shirley Caesar. Someone — Remix God Suede — took it upon himself to retool Caesar’s song “Hold My Mule,” specifically the part where she sings that she’s got “beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes, lamb” and a variety of other foods.

The remix gained popularity when memes with the gospel singer’s remixed song began circulating on social media. It’s even been dubbed the official Thanksgiving song.


The challenge part of the meme started when Chris Brown uploaded a video to social media of himself dancing to the new version of the song last week.


A video posted by 1 YOU ❤️ 2 HATE (@chrisbrownofficial) on Nov 13, 2016 at 6:46pm PST

Since then, the meme and the challenge have taken off with multiple participants showing off their best dance moves to Caesar’s “Hold My Mule.”

Even the Gospel singer caught wind of the U Name It Challenge. During an appearance on “The Willie Moore Jr. Show” last week, Caesar said one of her church members showed it to her and said she was “shocked to see them dancing and boogying.” She added: “The Lord is so good to me.”

The pastor has even created an online store selling U Name It Challenge merchandise.

See some of the challenges below.

This video is courtesy of Hennessy aka Yak. #YouNameIt ???????????? @theshelahmarie

A video posted by Ace Hood (@acehood) on Nov 14, 2016 at 11:22pm PST

Mood af! #devhassoul #BrandyAlwaysOnBeat #UNameItChallenge @4everbrandy @4everbrandy101

A video posted by Dev (@devhassoul2.0) on Nov 21, 2016 at 1:52pm PST

She be serving sum dance moves ??????”???”?@sarahmagusara #unameitchallenge

A video posted by Best Dances & More??????”? (@trending.hashtags) on Nov 21, 2016 at 1:01pm PST