TikTok is undoubtedly one of the biggest apps to make a breakthrough this year, particularly with the quarantine in place. It has become the go-to place for the latest challenges and trends.
Thanks to the app’s popularity, there are artists that have skyrocketed to fame, especially after their music has been used to start a dance trend or being used as the go-to song for a certain type of content. It has even made some older songs gain traction again after a long time.
Whatever the case may be, it cannot be denied that TikTok has become a marketplace of sorts for songs and artists. Below are 13 of the most played songs on the app. Read on to learn more about them.
Savage – Megan Thee Stallion
One of the most viral TikTok challenges of all time is the Savage Challenge, aptly named as such to the title of the song. It got an update just this April with Beyonce in the remix and proceeds of the song were donated to charity to help Houston.
Supalonely – BENEE Feat. Gus Dapperton
The 20-year-old’s alt-pop tune has been making waves on the app since it was “discovered” by users in April 2020. It’s the perfect imagery of everyone’s quarantine and isolation, after all.
Lottery (Renegade) – K Camp
Who would’ve thought that a young 14-year-old Jalaiah Harmon would popularize this challenge, right? Performed by Atlanta-based rapper K Camp, this song has gained a strong following on the app, including the likes of Lizzo, Kourtney Kardashian, Millie Bobby Brown, and many others.
Say So – Doja Cat
While Doja Cat was already quite known in the music industry, her song “Say So” was produced as a single thanks to its huge traction over at TikTok. Just recently, Doja Cat performed this during the 2020 VMAs.
Roxanne – Arizona Zervas
Just a week after the single was released, “Roxanne” found its way on the content creation app being used across thousands of videos. After it had gained more than one million streams, it was later on added to Spotify.
Bored in the House – Curtis Roach
Seemingly the anthem of 2020, what with the isolation and quarantine rules in place, Curtis Roach’s “Bored in the House” speaks volumes. The song was even inspired and born out of the self-isolation, says the artist.
Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa’s reach knows no bounds, with the artist’s song making waves on TikTok as one of the newest memes of sorts. The Full 180, inspired by the lyrics, was started by @isaac_tuazon at the mall after seeing a schoolmate.
Vibe – Cookie Kawaii
A truly remarkable Jersey number that’s chock-full of interesting sound effects, this song is famous for being used to accompany dance clips, make-up tutorials, and just about anything these days.
Boss Bitch – Doja Cat
Doja Cat makes another appearance in this list with yet another single, “Boss Bitch”. This is used on a wide range of TikTok videos but is more commonly juxtaposed against footage from GlamBot videos.
Stunnin’ – Curtis Waters Feat. Harm Franklin
For those who are into clothes and trendy pieces, you certainly might have jumped the gun on Curtis Waters’ “Stunnin’” which has been used countless times to show outfit changes and montages on the app.
I’m Just a Kid – Simple Plan
Simple Plan has found another audience with Gen Z users of the app. Their song “I’m Just a Kid” is being used as a throwback anthem, especially for adults wishing to showcase their childhood photos.
The song is also used to demonstrate or illustrate a number of challenges that teens or younger generations go through today.
Dance Monkey – Tones And I
Used in more than 4 million TikTiok videos since its inception, “Dance Monkey” seems to have resonated with the youth since it aired. It is mainly about the artist’s experience busking and the challenges that come with it.
U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
Another major throwback song on this list is “U Can’t Touch This”. 30 years after its debut, TikTok users are dancing to this number in hyper-speed. Some of the celebrities that have shown their love and moves for this song include Nicole Sherzinger, Justin Beiber, and Hailey Baldwin.
The Bottom Line
These songs are definitely popular on TikTok, but each of these songs are unique. Give the full versions of these songs today a listen and you’ll certainly understand why they became huge on the app.