Tik Tok songs have a way of going viral, thanks to the popularity of the TikTok app. In the years since the TikTok app became a thing, it’s grown exponentially. TikTok devotees can’t get enough of the platform, which allows you to make 15-second video clips that feature you doing, well, whatever you want. Tutorials are huge on TikTok, as are group dances with perfectly timed choreography. And some teens are even using the platform to effect change for good.
Many times, these videos are set to background music that totally sets the vibe and mood. When you view TikTok videos, you’ll notice you hear certain songs over and over again. That’s because these tunes tend to be the perfect go-to song for a particular challenge or TikTok meme that everyone wants to try.
If you’re wondering what the latest trending TikTok tunes are, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up the best TikTok songs list out there; both from the pandemic year that’s (thankfully) over now, along with the most of-the-moment trends just dropping in 2021.
1. “Bored in the House”, Tyga ft. Curtis Roach
Could there be a better song for the pandemic? Nope. That’s why “Bored in the House” went totally viral this past year. The tongue-twisting lyrics and fresh beat help too, of course.
2. “Peaches”, Justin Bieber
Daniel Caesar’s smooth voice pairs perfectly with Justin’s peppy lyrics in this unexpected collab. That’s just one of the reasons why “Peaches” is one of the most-liked TikTok songs around.
3. “Dance Monkey”, Tones and I
It’s impossible to sit still when you hear this song, as evidenced by the incredible number of TikTok videos that feature it. From beauty tutorials to choreography and — let’s face it — everything in between, “Dance Monkey” has earned a spot as one of the best Tik Tok songs.
4. “Best Friend”, Doja Cat, Saweetie
The song behind the wildly popular “Best Friend Challenge” has BFFs the world over pairing up to create their own moves to this catchy song.
5. “Dior”, Pop Smoke
It seems like everyone from middle schoolers to housewives has their own ideas about the #mood of this song. It’s been featured in 188,000 TikTok videos!
6. “International Super Spy”, The Backyardigans
Every single song from this random kids show from the early 2000s happens to be completely legit. In 2021, the International Super Spy challenge trended across the TikTok app, with TikTokers revealing unexpected facts about themselves to the words of the song.
7. “Circus”, Britney Spears
The darling of the early 00’s, Britney Spears’ music is still totally relevant. That’s why we love this TikTok trend set to Britney’s hit, “Circus.” Here, people are reimagined into what they might look like and wear if they were early 2000’s pop stars. Platform flip-flops are a must-have on these TikTok videos!
8. “Love Game” remix, Lady Gaga
This trending TikTok meme shows TikTokers leaving rooms, only to encounter an unsavory situation and return to their rooms (walking in reverse, of course). Gaga’s remix makes the perfect bad*ss background music.
9. “Day 'n' Nite”, Kid Cudi
In this trending TikTok video, people are shown writing something in black and white. But when the lights go out, the true meaning is revealed.
10. “Vibe”, Cookiee Kawaii
Once you find your vibe, turn the cameras on, because this is the perfect tune to shimmy your way to being a TikTok star. Or at least that’s the opinion of the legions of TikTokers who have performed to this song.
11. “DNA”, BTS
These challenging, incredible dance moves aren’t for the faint of heart! But that doesn’t stop some hardcore BTS fans from trying them.
12. “Say So”, Doja Cat
TikToker Haley Sharpe (yodelingHaley) became a TikTok star in her own right when she posted her unique TikTok dance to this song. It went so viral that it made its way into the official music video for the song.
13. “Death Bed (Coffee for Your Head)”, Powfu feat. Beabadoobee
Who doesn’t love a song that captures the value of a perfectly timed brew? That, and the overwhelming catchiness rocketed this cool song to TikTok fame in 2020.
14. “Savage Remix”, Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyonce
If there’s one thing the year 2020 needed, it was a vital dance anthem. And that’s just what Megan Thee Stallion delivered on this collab with Beyonce. Tons of TikTok users have tried their hand at the cutting-edge moves timed to this TikTok dance song.
15. “Whatever You Like”, T.I.
In 2020, Rapper T.I.’s “Whatever You Like” became a sort of pro-Biden anthem on TikTok, garnering tons of views when someone discovered the words “I want your body” sound eerily similar to “I want Joe Biden.”
16. “Supalonely”, Benee ft. Gus Dapperton
Totally apropos considering it dropped right as the pandemic started, TikTok videos featuring this song have been viewed nearly 322 million times.
17. “Motive x Promiscuous” mash up, Nelly Furtado ft. Ariana Grande
While we can all agree these two songs were great individually, this expert mashup is next level. The song reached viral TikTok status when user SamoBam0 created a dance that we can’t get enough of.
18. “Sexy Back”, Justin Timberlake
A viral new TikTok meme has groups of friends taking turns in front of the camera to JT’s “Sexy Back.” It’s a fun one to add to your list of TikTok videos to make the next time you’re hanging out.
19. “Rockstar”, Dababy with Roddy Ricch
If you have dreams of being a TikTok star, there’s a good chance you’ve tried your hand at the “Rockstar” TikTok meme.
20. “Cannibal”, Kesha
The chorus of this song has become a TikTok dance that everyone’s obsessed with this year. Haven’t tried it yet? Time to get started!
21. “Laxed (Siren Beat)”, Jawsh 685
Super simple choreography and a sound you can’t get enough of had just about everyone stepping in front of the camera to try their hand at making TikTok videos this year.
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