Trending Today: All You Need Is LoveMojis

12 February, 2016

This is What's Trending Today....

You probably know the Beatles' song, "All You Need is Love."

This weekend, the song might go by another name: "All You Need is LoveMojis."

A new project between Paul McCartney and the video messaging service Skype made him a trending topic today on social media. The former Beatle has worked with Skype to create music for its new "LoveMojis."

Mojis are short animated videos that Skype users can send to friends and family members. The new "LoveMojis" are just in time for the Valentine's Day holiday. And, each one includes new music created by Paul McCartney himself.

Two of the
Two of the "LoveMojis" created by the messaging service Skype. Musician Paul McCartney created the music to go along with these animated characters.

One shows a sumo wrestler dressed like Cupid, complete with a bow-and-arrow. He drops from the sky and this is the sound he makes: (listen to the audio story to hear)

Another one shows two cute owls on a tree branch. One owl creeps closer to cuddle with the other. This is the sound: (listen to the audio story to hear)

Skype officials said of the project: "We've coupled original Skype designs with unique musical compositions from Paul so you can always express your love to friends and family around the world, no matter what you're trying to say."

On his website, McCartney wrote that the project was "challenging, because you suddenly realize you've got to compress a musical interpretation of an emotion into less than five seconds."

On social media, people reacted with excitement and humor. Some found it funny that someone as famous as McCartney would make emoji sound effects.

Paul McCartney performs during the first U.S concert of his
Paul McCartney performs during the first U.S concert of his "Out There!" world tour in Orlando, Fla., May 18, 2013.

Others wrote about their excitement of using the McCartney LoveMojis this weekend.

What do you think about Skype's new musical Mojis? Let us know in the Comments Section or on 51VOA.COM.

And that's What's Trending Today.

I'm Dan Friedell.

Ashley Thompson wrote this story for Learning English. George Grow was the editor.


Words in This Story

cupid – n. the god of love in ancient Rome

couple – v. to join (two things) together

cute – adj. having a pleasing and usually youthful appearance

cuddle – v. to hold (someone or something) in your arms in order to show affection

sumo wrestling – n. a Japanese form of wrestling that is performed by very large men

composition – n. a written piece of music and especially one that is very long or complex