If you want to go viral on TikTok, you need to make sure you're making vids using only the most popular songs on the app. It's just science. I know this because I have
a master's degree in digital marketing spent an unhealthy amount of time during the pandemic watch TikToks until my eyes bleed!!!
A lot of hit songs actually become famous thanks to TikTok. Look, I'm not saying that Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage" wouldn't have become the Song of Quarantine on its own—pretty sure the earworm was always destined for greatness—but it's undeniable that the super popular choreography (created by 19-year-old dancer Keara Wilson) gave the bop staying power. So if you're ready to stop being the creeper who only watches (jk, love you), take a listen to the most popular TikTok songs and get recording.
"Laxed (SIREN BEAT)" by Jawsh 685
You've definitely heard "Laxed (SIREN BEAT)" before. Or if you haven't, you must be superrr new to the app—welcome! A whopping 55.3 million videos have been made to this song, probs because the choreography is nice and slow, even your social media-illiterate dad could learn the moves.
"Roses (Imanbek Remix)," by SAINt JHN and Imanbek
Charli D'Amelio freaking loves this song, which, TBH, is all the information you really need to know, but I'll share one more fact just to be nice: We have Imanbek, a 19-year-old from Kazakhstan who could only brag about a few amateur remixes prior to this hit, to thank for the remix.
"Say So" by Doja Cat
TikToker Haley Sharpe created the choreography that made this song go super viral—so viral, in fact, that it leapt from the app into Doja Cat's music video for the single. The song appears in nearly 19 million videos on le Tok at the moment.
"Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion
Yes, yes, I knowwww you know this one, but "Savage" is still my favorite viral dance. It's the perfect hype song. Megan Thee Stallion can do no wrong. Don't fight me on this one!
"Supalonely" by BENEE ft. Gus Dapperton
This song, by New Zealand singer Benee and American singer Gus Dapperton, really took off in March 2020, right as America was starting to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. I'm no expert, but perhaps the "I've been lonely" vibes were...particularly...resonant?
"Dance Monkey" by Tones and I
This song works for lots of different kinds of videos—eyeliner tutorials, parkour attempts, or you know, just Will Smith banging his head against the wall for your viewing pleasure.
"Money Trees" by Kendrick Lamar
This song hasn't taken off in quite the same way as some of the other tunes on this list (only about 331K videos so far) but it's Kendrick Lamar and I won't be questioned.
"Vibe (If I Back It Up)" by Cookiee Kawaii
Meet the perfect twerk anthem, though I do not condone whatever is happening in this here @hypehouse vid.
"Lottery" by K CAMP
Though the choreo for this song was popularized by TikTok royalty such as Charli D'Amelio and Addison Rae, the genius behind the moves—Jalaiah Harmon—only got credit way after the song had racked up over 30 million videos.
"Bored in the House" Tyga ft. Curtis Roach
Another gem to come out of quarantine, this song captured all of our global pandemic-induced despair.
"In the Party" by Flo Milli
A solid pump-up song, it's like a jolt of badass confidence in musical form. Also, a perfect fit if you're in the mood to troll TikTok girls.
"death bed (coffee for your head)" by Powfu ft. beabadoobee
I could listen to this song on repeat for HOURS. And I know I'm not alone—the tune, brought to you by Canadian musician Powfu and Filipino-British singer-songwriter beabadoobee, had over 4.2 BILLION plays on TikTok in March 2020 alone.
"I Like Him" by Princess Nokia
Good luck not getting this song stuck in your head for the rest of 2020, bye!
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