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What Is The Song In The Hotel Transylvania: Transformania Trailer?

The "Hotel Transylvania" series began unassumingly in 2012, with a commercially solid first installment that got upstaged at awards shows and critics' circles by that year's two other spooky-themed animated films: Laika's "ParaNorman" and Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie." In the years since, though, the Sony Pictures Animation flagship has grown into one of the most surprisingly reliable media franchises of the last few years, increasing in popularity with each installment and branching out into similarly successful TV and video game endeavors.

Now, it is tentatively coming to an end, at least as far as the main film series is concerned. "Hotel Transylvania: Transformania" is set to be the last chapter of the Count Drac and Mavis Dracula saga. Though it will be the first entry not directed by the legendary Genndy Tartakovsky, with animators Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon taking the reins, the official trailer has revealed that "Transformania" will give the "Hotel Transylvania" universe its biggest shakeup yet: The Monsterification Ray, an invention of Professor Van Helsing, will wreak havoc on the titular hotel by turning humans into monsters, and vice-versa.

In the trailer, the chaos spurred by the Monsterification Ray is set to an appropriately bouncy, mischievous pop song, befitting the franchise's proudly over-the-top aesthetics. The song in question is a highly popular 2020 single, one which fans of "Hotel Transylvania" star Selena Gomez just might be able to recognize.

Blackpink's sassy power-pop is taking the Western world by storm

The rise of K-pop's popularity in the West has been swift and thunderous over the past few years. And, while most casual music fans unacquainted with (or resistant to) the delights of the crowd-pleasing South Korean genre would probably name the boys of BTS as its biggest representatives, there's also a girl group that's not too far behind, when it comes to worldwide success: Blackpink.

An international-minded quartet comprised of the multi-talented Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa, Blackpink has been rising steadily since its debut in 2016, with such crossover hits to show for it as "Boombayah," "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du," and "Kill This Love." But it was the year of 2020 that really solidified their standing as the world's biggest girl group right now: In addition to Billboard #2 debut album "The Album" and multiple awards in both South Korea and the U.S., they also released "How You Like That," the biggest solo hit of their career yet.

An irresistible mix of hip-hop, trap, and power-pop, "How You Like That" is the summation of all the sassy pop expertise that made Blackpink an international phenomenon. It's no wonder it was picked as the soundtrack for the "Hotel Transylvania: Transformania" trailer — not least considering Selena Gomez, who voices Maeve Dracula, recently collaborated with Blackpink in one of the biggest smashes of both acts' careers, the bubblegum-tinged "Ice Cream."