The Real Meaning Behind 'Track Star' By Mooski

Thanks to social media, anyone can become an overnight sensation. Just like the Gorilla Glue girl Tessica Brown or Rebecca Black, all it takes is one post to make someone's career skyrocket. The power of social media in the music industry is no different. Content creators on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Tik Tok are responsible for the success of many songs such as Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé's Grammy-award winning collaboration "Savage," Cookie Kawaii's "Vibe (If I Back It Up)," and Doja Cat's "Boss B***h." Joining the list of viral songs is Mooski's single, "Track Star."

Despite the Alabama native releasing "Track Star" in June 2020, the song didn't reach commercial success until January 2021 after a Tik Tok user named @cityboyj uploaded a video of a dance challenge he made to the song. The song became a hit among social media users while simultaneously charting No. 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late March 2021. "Track Star" may be a catchy, upbeat song, but the meaning behind it is sadder than you think. Read on!

Mooski's 'Track Star' hit is about relationship problems

Mooski has a promising future ahead following the success of "Track Star." The R&B singer has hinted at his hopes to create a "Track Star" remix with Drake. "Of course, I want Drake on the remix, but it's a lot of people I want on it," Mooski said during an interview with Talk2Pops podcast in March 2021. "I want to put a dream team together. I wanna come in the industry do something that nobody ever has done. I wanna put people on a song that nobody ever put together."

Mooski's viral song has a deeper meaning that it seems. Over a piano-dominant beat, the "Game of Love" crooner compares his love interest to a track runner because she leaves him when times are rough. He sings, "She's a runner, she's a track star/ she gon' run away when it gets hard/she can't take the pain, she can't get scarred/ she hurt' anyone that gets involved."

Mooski describes the lack of communication between himself and his partner in the first verse: "I ask you what you feel and you don't speak at all/ but you go straight to Twitter, you gon' tweet it all." Throughout the bridge, Mooski expresses his pain of giving his all to someone who is quick to leave him, singing, "Put you first, showed you your worth/ Gave you whatever you desire, gave you whatever you desire." Although we've found entertainment in the upbeat song and dance, it clearly sounds like Mooski's going through some things.