The immense popularity of songs that are getting exposed to on the app is seen by some TikTok users as an opportunity to showcase their dance moves. And this is not limited only to professional choreographers because anyone can make a dance out of something and if lucky, some get viral when people hop on to it, even reaching millions of videos made.
The virality of these TikTok dances can be credited to the fact that anyone can do them in whatever dancing style they want to execute. You don’t have to be a dancer because what’s more important is you enjoy either the complex or easy-to-learn dances that have existed so far. So for the sake of throwback or being updated to the current dance trends, here’s a list of popular TikTok dances that everybody danced to.
Best TikTok Dances to Learn
Usually, a popular dance on TikTok is popular for a reason that it’s the easiest to learn. And this is the common attribute shared by the most popular TikTok dances listed below:
This dance routine was created by the then-14-year-old Jalaiah Harmon and was one of the first dance challenges on TikTok that really took off. Harmon’s dance features the song “Lottery” by K Camp and at this point, this TikTok dance should also be considered a cultural phenomenon because it’s one of the symbols of the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Certified users of the app at this time would feel nostalgia and muscle memory active of how this dance is done which features mostly snappy hand movements. Most kids, school pep rallies, celebrities, and influencers all danced to this.
Another viral dance movement on TikTok is dancing to the catchy hip-hop/rap song of 24kGoldn (ft. iann dior), “Mood”. It combines TikTok classic and elaborate dances such as “The Whoah”, “The Mop”, and “Dice Walk” with some hip movement and easy footwork.
The Git Up
This super catchy country song mixed with hip-hop was among the dances that many TikTok users have tried. It starts off with a goofy move of tilting your head while both arms are folded at a 90° angle and feet overlapping. When the beat drops, it is followed with a series of dance moves including “Bust Down”, “Happy feet” and more.
This short snippet from JACKBOYS, Travis Scott (ft. Young Thug)’s song – OUT WEST which was edited by Metrixx on TikTok features easy dance steps being the last two figures as “Body rolls” and “The Whoah”.
This song remix from Ski Mask the Slump God’s song “Foot fungus” has a driving beat and easy choreography to follow. The dance was originally posted by user @baddierika along with @bruh.liv9 on the video. It features the moves such as “Dice Walk”, “The Whoah”, “Tornado” with some bit of clapping. Perfect execution of this dance involves a slow-mo for a better effect.
Don’t Start Now
Dua Lipa’s song became relevant on TikTok being associated with a viral dance created by the then-teenager, Hannah Kaye Balanay. It’s easy to follow with moves that are related literally to the song’s lyrics
Laxed (Siren Beat)
This beat produced Jawsh 685 and uploaded on TikTok quickly gained traction on the platform with various contents made including a dance challenge. Its viral choreography involves a few body rolls and hip movements in-sync with the beat.
The beat was sampled by Jason Derulo on his song, “Savage Love” song, likewise to its predecessor, was immensely popular and had various music videos made.
This upbeat song by Cardi B with a dance challenge was first initiated by teens, Mya Johnson and Chris Cotter, in their original choreography video. It’s a highly energetic dance that involves body shaking and moving your body up and down.
This song by The Weeknd also has its own dance page on TikTok highlighting the first half of its intro. The dance is composed of moving any parts of your body side to side so pretty much everyone freestyled on their entries.
This fun dance of the song by Kid Laroi (ft. Justin Bieber) has become one of the current dance trends, popular for its wiggle moves. It became widely popular after a drone video shot of user @totocuhanemu.
Doja cat’s popular song “Say So” is also not only a classic but also one of the most viral dances ever done on the app. It has inviting original dance moves that are so simple yet look complex. Doja Cat got many more of her songs going viral on the app so it’s better to check out.
This Megan Thee Stallion’s song is featured on many TikTok videos whose entries are mainly contributed by women showcasing their bodies through subtle dance moves.
In Tiktok history, it can be observed that songs and dances that go viral on TikTok can happen due to two things: organically or heavy promotion. It could be any of these or a combination of the two.
A catchy song with dance adds more to the criteria it meets to be viral material. Management companies pay accounts to make a choreography out of their artists’ songs or it’s just a regular TikTok user who wants to dance to it and it unexpectedly goes viral.
Twitter’s algorithm also can be a mastermind to how widespread these dances turned out. It gives users content and spreads positive influence all over through dance. It encourages many to be involved.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are the Easiest TikTok Dances?
Well, this one’s subjective because there are a lot. One worth mentioning is “Go Go” by Hip hop harry which is a dance circle trend and group-friendly. It does not need to move every inch of your body.
Once it’s your turn in the spotlight, with just the word “Go”, do the lil dance action of Stanky leg move as such a fundamental aspect of the routine. Simply raise one of your feet and move it left and right smoothly.
Other ones include dances to songs such as Drake’s “Toosie Slide”, Doja Cat’s song “Say So”, “Body” by Megan Thee Stallion, rappers Young Thug and Future’s “Relationship”, Lizzo’s “About Damn Time”, and more.
What Is the Most Well-Known Tiktok Dance?
Out of the most viral Tiktok dance is Renegade if we based it on the staggering 29.7 million users who danced to this song. Even the song’s popularity soared after being viral years after it was released.
Trending dance on TikTok is just too many at this point and the popularity of these even goes beyond the app. Especially since many organize TikTok public dance competitions where many users in real life take part and have fun. This adds more to the exposure of the dances for the public to know.
And truth be told, many artists with their songs long for a nod from the TikTok community to be featured through a dance. And it’s actually a mutual benefit. Artists make the song and TikTok choreographers or users will never run out of ideas for dances to make. This all makes the app a great platform to show off one’s talent.