Remember that “old” app Vine? Add music, and BOOM, you have TikTok. TikTok has been around since last year, and thanks to a world of people staying home more than ever this year, it has exploded in popularity. From those ever-so-popular TikTok dances to those songs you hear and can’t get out of your head, TikTok has seen immense growth over the past year. From users on the platform to views, every facet of the app has grown. Included in this is the music that accompanies most videos. Here is a list of some popular TikTok songs that were either made extremely popular or brought back to popularity through the app!
“Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac
This song is a classic. Whether you heard it for the first time watching the guy skateboard down the road with a bottle of cranberry juice or know the song from its originality in the ’70s, this song is a hit. Fleetwood Mac seems to be one of those bands that no matter what is happening in the world or in your life, you can turn to and relate to. “Dreams” is no exception. Stevie Nicks’ (the lead singer of Fleetwood Mac) crooning and smooth tone allows you to roll the window down, open the sunroof, and crank the volume up to the max.
“Savage Love” by Jason Derulo, Jawsh 689, BTS
Jason Derulo is one of those voices who, depending on when you were born, you have almost grown up with. Starting with “Whatcha Say” back in 2009, Derulo has consistently been on the charts. “Savage Love” is no exception. This time, teaming up with the extremely popular Korean-based BTS band and Jawsh 689, this hit will leave you tapping your foot or shaking it to the beat. The song of course comes with a TikTok-approved dance that you can dance along with and jam!
“34 + 35” by Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is an artist like Jason Derulo who we have almost grown up with. Starting her career on Victorious, Grande has transcended to one of the best selling artists of all time. So it would only make sense that some of her songs are considered popular TikTok songs. “34 +35” has been one of the more popular TikTok songs, partly because of her growing message of confidence and asking for what you want. Grande uses this musical opportunity to talk about spending as much time with her significant other as possible. You will be wanting to spend just as much time listening to this song over and over as you learn the TikTok dance based off of Grande’s music video.
“Shower” by Becky G
The first time hearing this song on TikTok, you know you’ve heard it somewhere before. Try 2014. This is another one of those songs that originated before TikTok, but because of its fun beat and message, has found renewed popularity. Becky G says, “I’m dancing in the mirror & singing in the shower,” and that is definitely what the song requires. This feel-good hit is best enjoyed in the shower singing your heart out. Or try listening to it on your way to work or school (or if you need a good study break while safely quarantining at home). “Shower” like many other popular TikTok songs comes with a TikTok-approved dance that you can learn for even more enjoyment.
“Put Your Records On” by Ritt Momney
Okay, this song is a classic. Originally recorded by Corine Bailey Rae in 2006, this song has found new life on TikTok and by a new artist. This version is slightly more melodic than the original, however both songs have a way of making you smile. While this song does not have an official TikTok dance, it does possess the ability to change your mood in a split second. The beat and melody found in Ritt Momney’s version has found its way to millions of TikTok users over the past year.
“Stunnin'” Curtis Waters & Harm Franklin
Curtis Waters and Harm Franklin take us on a journey of self-confidence and clout with this song. Whether you’re in the car, at home, at work, or at the grocery store, this song is sure to make you stop what you’re doing and listen. From the beginning, the beat hooks you and allows the bass to take you on this journey along with Waters’ smooth voice. Among the list of popular TikTok songs, “Stunnin'” surely makes the top three. With over nine billion plays on TikTok, the song has made its way to every corner of the platform. The song has also found multiple uses on TikTok. From Debby Ryan’s iconic Disney wardrobe changes to users showing off their swag, this song is best enjoyed when you’re feeling yourself. Throw this song on and let your confidence do the rest!
“What You Know Bout Love” by Pop Smoke
Pop Smoke is a relatively new artist, however has made splashes among TikTok users on the platform. He has seen his popularity rise immensely through the use of his songs on the app. “What You Know Bout Love” however seems to be the most iconic among the popular TikTok songs. This song too has a TikTok dance which is easy for even the most beginning of dancers to learn and enjoy. Pop Smoke’s deep soft tone throughout the song allows you to dance and vibe your way through any task or just to enjoy the song!