Hi, if you’re like us and you enjoy scrolling through TikTok until your eyes bleed, then chances are you’re already up on all the viral challenges, dances, and, most importantly, recipes. However! You simply cannot consider yourself a true TikTok devotee until you know the app’s most viral hits. The best TikTok songs of all time range from rediscovered throwbacks to hot new hits, and while not all of them have inspired specific trends, they’re all 100 percent bound to get stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Sry ’bout it!
There’s no denying that TikTok has proven to be verrrrry lucrative for some of its creators (we don’t have to name them—you know them), and in addition to making careers, TikTok has made some viral hits out of songs that may have otherwise slid under the radar. Look, we’re 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 whether you’re a TikTok expert or you only scroll on le Tok every once in a while (what admirable self-control you have!!), here are all the most popular TikTok songs that you should know.
1. “Blinding Lights,” by The Weeknd
Remember the “Blinding Lights” dance? Yes, ofc you do. Moving right along.
2. “Nonstop,” by Drake
And you definitely remember the Flip the Switch Challenge, too, right? TBT!!
3. “Mad at Disney,” by Salem Ilese
Thx to the power of TikTok, this single from 22-year-old Salem Ilese went MEGA viral, and you basically couldn’t log on to the app without hearing it all of summer 2020.
4. “Adderall (Corvette Corvette),” by Popp Hunna
Pretty much anyone who’s anyone on TikTok has posted a vid to this one, FYI.
5. “Dreams,” by Fleetwood Mac
Still breaks our GD hearts that some ppl had never heard of this song before Nathan Apodaca decided to vibe to it while riding a longboard and drinking cranberry juice….
6. “Kiss Me More,” by Doja Cat feat. SZA
Not us still trying to learn this dance.
7. “Please Don’t Go,” by Mike Posner
A trend dedicated to driving away looking extra AF? Sign us up.
8. “Do It to It,” by Acraze
This dance trend is pretty easy to master…that is, unless you have bad knees, in which case you may never get up again.
9. “Iko Iko (My Bestie),” by Justin Wellington feat. Small Jam
So pure! So sweet! So easy to recreate yourself!!
10. “Twinnem,” by Coi Leray
Another song dedicated to besties bein’ besties—we love to see it.
11. “Dance With Me Tonight,” by Olly Murs
This doo-wop-inspired 2011 bop from Olly Murs legit brings *all* the good vibes.
12. “Potential Breakup Song,” by Aly & AJ
Truly BLESS TikTok for bringing this iconic 2007 hit back into our lives when we needed it most (although we could probs do without all the terrible lip-syncing).
13. “So Pretty,” by Reyanna Maria
Presenting: the perfect song for all your ~beauty reveals~.
14. “Drivers License,” by Olivia Rodrigo
But of course Olivia’s hit single got the TikTok treatment, with users getting VERY into their feels.
15. “Tap In,” by Saweetie
Any trend that brings Dance Moms alums together is one we can get behind.
16. “Fancy Like,“ by Walker Hayes
Even Walker Hayes himself got in on the fun with this one.
17. “Stay,” by the Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber
If you’ve got a drone and a pair of hips, then you’ve got a viral hit on your hands.
18. “Mama Said,” by Lukas Graham
For when you’re lookin’ to just Do. The. Damn. Thing. No judgment here!!
19. “Meet Me at Our Spot,” by the Anxiety
Willow Smith and Tyler Cole’s 2020 bop isn’t just a major earworm—it also inspired m-i-l-l-i-o-n-s of TikTok vids.
20. “Banana (DJ FLe Minisiren Remix),” by Conkarah feat. Shaggy
Gotta love a TikTok dance that even the most uncoordinated of peeps can handle.
21. “Stunnin’,” by Curtis Waters feat. Harm Franklin
This challenge had users showing off what they would wear in various situations/if they were various fictional characters, and it’s such a vibe.
22. “Castaways,” by the Backyardigans
Who would have thought one of the biggest bangers of 2021 would come from a children’s show??? (And we’d be remiss not to mention the wild popularity of “Into the Thick of It” and “International Super Spy” as well.)
23. “Oops!,” by Yung Gravy
“You talkin’ ’bout Tracy? Tracy with the Honda?” (IYKYK.)
24. “WAP,” by Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion
Yes, you know this song (even if you didn’t leave you house in 2020), but do you know the dance? Warning: You’ll wanna stretch before attempting.
25. “Up,” by Cardi B
Cardi’s “Up” also blew up on the app, mostly thanks to the dance created by Mya Nicole.
26. “Sunday Best,” by Surfaces
For those times when you’re feeling #BLESSED.
27. “Coño,” by Puri feat. Jhorrmountain x Adje
K, so this may have been the easiest viral dance trend to ever hit TikTok, but can we agree Jason Derulo nailed it?
28. “Church Bells,” by Carrie Underwood
Wait, nvm, THIS is the easiest TikTok dance trend.
29. “Buss It,” by Erika Banks
If you’re looking to show off some sharp editing and twerking skills (as well as a sexy glow-up), then the “Buss It” challenge is for you.
30. “Astronaut in the Ocean,” by Masked Wolf
Even if you don’t *think* you know this song, we promise you’ve heard it before if you spend enough time on le Tok.
31. “Walk,” by Saucy Santana
How can you listen to this song and *not* want to strut down an imaginary runway??
32. “Beggin’,” by Måneskin
Although this song was originally dropped by the Four Seasons back in the ’60s, it was given new life by Italian group Måneskin’s absolutely fire cover, which went viral during summer 2021 and inspired a whole host of random videos.
33. “Laxed (Siren Beat),” by Jawsh 685
You’ve definitely heard “Laxed (Siren Beat)” before. Or if you haven’t, you must be suuuper new to the app—welcome! Millions of videos have been made to this song, probs because the choreography is so nice and slow that even your social-media-illiterate dad could learn the moves.
34. “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 we’ll share one more fact just to be nice: We have Imanbek—a 19-year-old from Kazakhstan who could brag about only a few amateur remixes prior to this hit—to thank for the remix.
35. “Say So,” by Doja Cat
TikToker Haley Sharpe created the choreography that made this song go super viral—so viral, in fact, that it leaped from the app into Doja Cat’s music video for the single.
36. “Savage,” by Megan Thee Stallion
Yes, yes, we knowww you know this one, but “Savage” is still a fan fave viral dance. It’s the perfect hype song. Megan Thee Stallion can do no wrong. Don’t fight us on this one!
37. “Supalonely,” by Benee feat. 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. We’re no experts, but perhaps the “I’ve been lonely” vibes were…particularly…resonant?
38. “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.
39. “Vibe (if I Back It Up),” by Cookiee Kawaii
Meet the perfect twerk anthem, although we do not condone whatever is happening in this here @HypeHouse vid.
40. “Lottery (Renegade),” by K Camp
Although 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 more than 30 million videos.
41. “Bored in the House,” by Tyga feat. Curtis Roach
Another gem to come out of quarantine, this song captured all of our global pandemic-induced despair.
42. “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.
43. “Death Bed (Coffee for Your Head),” by Powfu feat. Beabadoobee
We could listen to this song on repeat for HOURS…and apparently, we’re not alone. The tune, brought to you by Canadian musician Powfu and Filipino British singer-songwriter Beabadoobee, had more than 4.2 BILLION plays on TikTok in March 2020 alone.
44. “I Like Him,” by Princess Nokia
Good luck not getting this song stuck in your head for the rest of the day, bye!
45. “I’m Just a Kid,” by Simple Plan
It’s the challenge where people recreate their childhood photos…sometimes with freakish accuracy. Not only is it hilarious, but we also need to acknowledge just how well the cast of Cheaper by the Dozen did theirs. Can we learn a lesson or two, please?
46. “She Looks So Perfect (TikTok Remix),” by Nightcore
Okay…so it’s not exactly the 5 Seconds of Summer version we all know and love. But if the band’s guitarist is getting in on the challenge, how can you not be down? (Also, nice try, Michael!)
47. “It’s Tricky,” by Run-DMC
Just a short while ago, TikTokers were using this song to promote their personal preferences. Even celebs like Gordon Ramsay got involved…which is the biggest surprise of all. Either way, be prepared for some old-school hip-hop to play on a loop.
48. “Rasputin,” by Boney M
Um, there’s a trend where people are flexing their muscles to the lyrics of this 1970s classic? Tell us: WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL OUR LIVES?
49. “Whatta Man,” by Salt-N-Pepa feat. En Vogue
Want to thank your BFF or your significant other? Do this challenge and see their reaction.
50. “Circus,” by Britney Spears
Be ready to take it all the way back to 2009, because you won’t be able to get this out of your head once you hear it again. You’re welcome.