Hits Different

What does it mean when something hits different?

Affects differently

When something affects you in a meaningful way, it "hits different." It may be a new experience that stands out or something you've experienced before but now affects you differently.

The phrase became popular in 2019, particularly on social sites like Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. People typically use it when reacting to a song, photo, or video that impacts them emotionally.

It may be a song you have heard many times before but makes you cry since going through a break-up. Or it may be your recently deceased dad's favorite movie airing on TV that makes you smile.


This song just hits different since mom died
When the car color hits different
When the car color hits different

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Updated June 17, 2021

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