Want to go viral on TikTok? Then look no further. Here is an extensive list of the biggest trending songs on the TikTok platform. Use these popular sounds to accompany your videos, and you’ll go viral in no time.
‘Roses (Imanbek Remix)’ by Saint Jhn and Imanbek
The original version of ‘Roses’ was released in 2016 by Brooklyn rapper Saint Jhn. The track didn’t go viral until 2019, when 19-year-old Kazakh producer Imanbek remixed Saint Jhn’s track, turning it into an energetic and high-pitched anthem.
‘Say So’ by Doja Cat
After TikTok user Haley Sharpe created a dance to Doja Cat’s ‘Say So’ on TikTok, Doja completely owned her song’s newfound fame and new audience by including moves from the dance (and a cameo from Haley herself) in the music video for the song.
‘Savage’ by Megan Thee Stallion
Another song that went viral due to a choreographed dance, this time by Keara Wilson, is Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Savage’. This song sound-tracked the first 2020 lockdown period for most of us, and it skyrocketed in popularity again when the remix of the song was released featuring Beyoncé.
‘Dance Monkey’ by Tones and I
‘Dance Monkey’ by Tones and I was extremely well-known in Australia before it went viral on TikTok. Once TikTok caught on, the song went global, reaching number 1 on the Spotify charts last year, overtaking Harry Styles, Shawn Mendes and Travis Scott.
‘Death Bed (Coffee for Your Head)’ by Powfu feat. Beabadoobee
‘Death Bed (Coffee for your Head)’ is a lo-fi hip-hop song by Powfu that samples indie singer Beabadoobee. It went viral on TikTok, but not for the typical reason that someone choreographed a dance to the track. Instead, there have been all kinds of videos made using the song – a total of 5.3 million videos, in fact.
‘drivers license’ by Olivia Rodrigo
One of Gen Z’s most iconic up-and-coming popstars, Olivia Rodrigo found fame on Disney+’s ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’. Her debut single, ‘drivers license’, sparked great discussion and conversation when people realised it was about her former relationship with her fellow cast member Joshua Bassett.
‘déjà vu’ by Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo is anything but a one-hit-wonder. Her second single, ‘déjà vu’ has also gone viral on the TikTok platform, following the immense success of ‘drivers license’. This song started a trend where people use the inverted face filter whilst lip-syncing to the lyrics of the chorus of the track.
‘Space Girl’ by Frances Forever
The soundtrack to both a TikTok dance and plenty of space-inspired makeup videos, Frances Forever’s breakout hit ‘Space Girl’ fits the aesthetic of TikTok perfectly. It also received a remix featuring Chloe Moriondo.
‘Venom’ by Little Simz
Little Simz is a British rapper of Nigerian heritage whose full name is Simbiatu ‘Simbi’ Abisola Abiola Ajikawo. Her track ‘Venom’ has become a soundtrack for female empowerment and self-confidence on the TikTok platform.
‘MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) by Lil Nas X
A song that went viral based on its notorious music video, it is unsurprising that ‘MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) by Lil Nas X found an audience on TikTok, with people making videos inspired by the hellish scenes depicted in the music video.
‘Electric Love’ by BØRNS
The song behind the ‘Kissing My Best Friend Challenge’, ‘Electric Love’ by BØRNS is not a new song at all – it was released back in 2015. However, the song has seen a new surge in popularity on the TikTok platform recently due to this challenge.
‘SugarCrash!’ by ElyOtto
A song from the hyperpop genre, ‘SugarCrash!’ by ElyOtto is drenched in autotune and is irresistibly catchy. The 17-year-old wrote and produced the track himself. Clocking at only 80-seconds long, the track was destined for TikTok fame, and it earned him a record deal with RCA Records.
‘Rasputin’ by Boney M
‘Rasputin’ is one of Boney M’s most famous songs, reaching number 1 in Germany, Austria, Belgium and Australia and number 2 in Switzerland, Spain and the UK. A recent viral TikTok video established a dance challenge to the track. Since the song has been used in 4.5 million videos.
‘Mad at Disney’ by Salem Ilese
‘Mad at Disney’ is a song about the unrealistic standards that Disney films set for romance. Creator and musician Salem Ilese (@salemilese) gained 1 million followers in less than a month when she released the song. There are 2.8 million videos using the song on the TikTok platform.
‘Jenny’ by Studio Killers
A Finnish song which is nearly a decade old, ‘Jenny’ by Studio Killers has found a new audience amongst TikTok users. It is an LGBTQ-friendly track dedicated to the lead vocalist’s best friend Jenny. The song has become the soundtrack of people revealing their feelings, using the lyrics to confess their love over text conversation. There is also a remix of the track featuring Kim Petras.
‘Roxanne’ by Arizona Zervas
Since going viral on TikTok soon after its release, ‘Roxanne’ by Arizona Zervas has been certified triple-Platinum. It peaked at Top 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100, and the official music has reached over 100 million views. A remix of the song was released featuring Swae Lee.
‘F2020’ by Avenue Beat
Musical trio Avenue Beat (Sam Backoff, Savana Santos and Sami Bearden) wrote ‘F2020’ about what an awful year 2020 was, so it is no surprise that the song went viral on TikTok. However, the song approaches 2020 from a comedic stance and doesn’t take itself too seriously.