Currently, it seems like TikTok has become a metric for popular songs on the market. Artists themselves treat the app as a great avenue to upload videos that make their songs recognized. And if lucky, getting it viral can make the trajectory of a song’s popularity turn up.
So in the world of TikTok music, here’s a comprehensive list of the trending TikTok songs that took the Internet by storm.
Most Popular TikTok Songs
A killer line, a sensational remix, or a great video edit are what make up the top TikTok songs. As promised, the list below reveals the trending songs that deservingly got TikTok fame.
As it Was by Harry Styles
This new music from Harry Styles’ recent album, Harry’s House, instantly got into everyone’s minds with its sentimental lyrics that many people relate to. It was in no time that it became an anthem with heart-warming content.
International Super Spy by Evan Lurie
This jazz piece was originally released as the theme music from an episode of an animated series called “Backyardigans”. A snippet out of it was then taken which TikTok users love to lipsync into to story-tell their life shenanigans or a secret that no one knew (except the TikTok audience now).
It’s a light-hearted trend that is still being used even up to this day since its emergence in the second half of the year 2021.
Dance Monkey by Tones and I
Now, who wouldn’t dance to this catchy tune that easily became one of the best TikTok songs? Australians were the first to enjoy this song until it dominated worldwide with the longest-running number 1 record in countries such as Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia, Canada, and Britain.
Accompanied by sick dance moves or just showcasing other life’s randoms, it currently garners more than a million videos made on TikTok.
Heat Waves by Glass Animal
This head-banger song from an indie rock band got slowed and remixed which got it recognized on TikTok. It simply hits the soft spot of users sharing their life stories or anything that inspires them.
Blinding Lights by The Weeknd
Blinding lights is one of the most popular songs of The Weeknd that is imagined by users as getting “blinded” when having fun. It’s a fun trend dominated by solos or groups that knows how to enjoy the most of their time.
I’m Just a Kid by Simple Plan
TikTok users love reminiscing their childhood memories with this 2000s song released by Simple Plan rock band. It pioneered a particular trend where people do a before and after of their old photos through reenactment. And truly, there’s no better way to relive memories than this.
death bed (coffee for your head) by Powfu feat. beabadoobee
This melancholic hip-hop song is used by TikTok videos over 4.3 million times now. Not only are its lyrics that people are getting sad over, but it has become the great background music to document one’s special life moment.
drivers license by Olivia Rodrigo
And who wouldn’t forget this viral hit by Olivia Rodrigo that gained the most fame through Tiktok? The artist herself posted how the song came about and users just can’t resist how good it is. From its lyrics to its instrumental, the moment it was known to everyone, it became a potential breakup song by many.
Industry Baby by Lil Nas X
This song by Lil Nas X has one of the coolest pages on TikTok. Videos that have been using sound were mainly about challenges and extraordinary things that people all over do.
Savage Love (Laxed – Siren beat) by Jason Derulo
This whole song sampled from the original beat produced by Jawsh 685, has been used for over 4.7 million videos now. It became a fun trend with its catchy beats and even got easy-to-learn dance moves to vibe along with it.
STAY by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber
This another fun song on the list not only has the lyrics that people get obsessed about. It also became wildly popular after the user, @totouchanemu, made a drone video doing a fun dance to the song. Since then many followed suit with the same format and gained many views from doing it.
…Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
Despite being released in 1998, TikTok’s love for Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time” has proven that it’s a timeless classic as it still dominates the app in the 20th century. Most creators lipsynced to this song by making acting skits that illustrate what the song is about.
WAP by Cardi B feat Megan Thee Stallion
This rather explicit song has been most people’s “Last Song Syndrome” for a long time since its release in 2020. Because who wouldn’t with its melody and rap that is just so captivating to sing to. This also features a dance, which mostly is twerking to the song.
Beggin’ by Maneskin
Whether a rock fan or not, Beggin by Maneskin got everyone rock n’ rolling on their videos as well. The cool-people-only club seems to be making the most of the Tiktok trend out of this song as reflected on its page on the app.
Say So by Doja Cat
Every new song by Doja Cat seems to hit off pretty well on TikTok and “Say So” is one of the testaments of this. If you have been on TikTok for a long, particularly during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, you WOULD know how big a hit this is that entertained many from the sad reality of lockdowns and quarantines. This even got a dedicated viral TikTok dance trend that any “ancient” TikTok user knows.
Best Friend by Saweetie feat. Doja Cat
This duo of rappers, Saweetie and Doja, made a pop-rap song that unleashed the so-called “inner baddie” of individuals. Users usually stick to the song’s lyrics with best friend show-off or poke fun at their sassiness.
Leave the Door Open by Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, and Silk Sonic
This recently released song got everyone talking about its smooth melody with great lyrics to pair with. And people can’t just stop singing this song every time it passes by their Tiktok feed.
I Like Him by Princess Nokia
People from TikTok love to use this song to show off their significant others or crushes in general. Many users, in return, get amused by others’ tastes in men.
Bored in the House by Tyga ft. Curtis Roach
This has been one of the quarantine anthems of many TikTok users to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic that hit the whole world. The tongue-twisting lyrics simply give a bopping experience to users where many sing or dance to it.
Some other best songs that are worth mentioning are SAINT JHN’s “Roses (Imanbek Remix),” Kid Cudi’s “Day N’ Nite,” Saucy Santana’s “Walk,” Benee ft. Gus Dapperton’s “Superlonely,” Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyonce’s “Savage Remix”, Megan Thee Stallion’s Body, Pop Smoke’s “Dior”, “Church Bells” by Carrie Underwood, WILLOW ft. Travis Barker’s “Transparent Soul”, and “I Am” by Yung Baby Tate ft. Flo Milli, and many more.
Usually, a popular TikTok song can stand alone as it is, but some come with a popular TikTok dance. So whether you hummed, sang, jived, or danced, the effect of these songs’ popularity undeniably affects you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Put Songs on TikTok?
Of course! Anyone can out songs on Tiktok. Even if you are just a simple TikTok user who has a love for music or beats, you can upload your remixes freely on the app. That’s what most people do these days. In fact, many music producers aim to land a hit song on the social media app because it has been constantly and effectively a great platform to promote.
How Long are TikTok Songs?
If you look up an artist’s page or a song directly on TikTok, you would notice that the app cuts only 1 minute’s worth of time from the song’s whole duration.
When users incorporate songs into their videos, they either settle with the full minute of the song or cut it to short videos of 15 seconds by choosing the main highlight of the song they want to feature. But if they opt to upload more than a 1-minute (which TikTok permits), the rest of the video won’t have music running in the background.