Watch Aly & AJ Perform “Potential Breakup Song (Explicit)”


I’m pretty sure Aly & AJ’s “Potential Breakup Song” will be on every party / road trip / sleepover playlist I’ve had since middle school. I yelled “my stupid birthday!” When the song was played on Radio Disney (RIP) at the tender age of 11, I mourned friends I never had. Flash Forward 14 years later and I’m happily married, but still with more adult lyrics. Thank heavens for the explicit remix; “My damn birthday” hits differently.

Aly and AJ Michalka released their updated song on December 30th – the most appropriate farewell for 2020, isn’t it? Of course, people really want (read: I am the people) a live performance, and oh, did they deliver? On New Year’s Eve, the sisters brought their song to the TikTok crowds with an exciting virtual appearance.

Her video begins with an a cappella rendition of the sister song “Slow Dancing” before it merges into the nostalgic track from 2007. Aly and AJ fit in sparkly suits and deliver exactly what their adult audiences want. They carry the same electrical energy from two decades of power, but with mature, sophisticated fear. I expect we’ll see more of those vibes on their upcoming album this year. For now, enjoy the full video above.