If you want to go viral on TikTok, you need to make sure you’re making videos using only the most popular TikTok songs.
A lot of hit songs actually become famous thanks to TikTok. Moreover, the app has been full of music clips that are stuck in everyone’s heads, even if they weren’t mainstream hits.
If you’re wondering which songs have the world singing, dancing, and creating along, we’ve compiled a countdown list of 20 of the most popular songs taking over TikTok. Scroll to the end to find the best TikTok songs.
Most popular TikTok songs
1. Best TikTok songs: “My Type” by Saweetie
“My Type” is a song by American rapper Saweetie, released as a single on June 11, 2019, by Warner Records and Artistry Worldwide.
It seems like a lot of thought and strategy goes into making a song go viral. And that’s absolutely true. On TikTok, that’s no exception. For Saweetie’s dangerously hot hit single, TikTokers use the sound in comedy lip-sync videos where they create captions specifying… their type. It’s that simple.
@mattsnyderrrsame jersey’s and everything ? #fyp #distancedance #quarantinelife #foryou #famous♬ I’m Just a Kid – Simple Plan
2. Viral TikTok songs: “I’m Just a Kid” by Simple Plan
This TikTok song is used for the insanely-popular “Throwback Challenge” every TikTok user and aficionado knows and loves.
The “Throwback Challenge” is a darling tribute trend where users recreate their childhood pictures as adults. When the chorus drops, the throwback photo will flash up showing the same visuals, except everyone looks a lot younger.
@foodychannel21 Scoops of Ice Cream ?#whatashame#plantparents#savethemcu#chocolate#icecream#yum#yummy#satisfying♬ My Type – Saweetie
3. TikTok top hits: “What You Know Bout Love” by Pop Smoke
One upload of “What You Know Bout Love” has been used in 12.1 million videos.
@courtneyhallcoffmDancing to 10k followers so my kids will think I’m cool. ? The things you do for 5th graders. #teacher♬ What You Know Bout Love – Pop Smoke
4. “Laxed (SIREN BEAT)” by Jawsh 685 for TikTok
This sound was used for a very cool little dance trend where people showed off traditional outfits from their cultures. Then, inexplicably, Jason Derulo got a hold of it and remixed it into “Savage Love.” We’re living in strange times.
@jazlynebaybeeEmbracing our cultures #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #cookislands #korean #petlife #bestfandom #workdistractions #siblingcheck #OpenForDelivery #couple♬ Laxed – Siren Beat – Jawsh 685
The actual TikTok song
Jawsh 685 is a 17-year-old producer from New Zealand with Samoan and Cook Island heritage who’s still grappling with how ridiculously popular his track has become. It turns out Derulo used his sound without permission at first, but they’ve now worked it out.
5. TikTok popular: “LaLaLa” by Y2K & bbno$
6. TikTok songs during quarantine: “Bored in the House” by Curtis Roach
We all know what it’s like to be stuck in the house during quarantine. Content creator Curtis Roach felt everyone’s pain and made a fun, relatable song with a catchy, addicting beat out of it. Roach wrote and composed the bop after being in lockdown thanks to COVID-19. Since the song went viral across TikTok and the internet, a new version featuring Tyga was released on Spotify.
@curtisroachYou ever be bored at the house bored??? #checkthisout #bored #fyp #foryou #xycba #rap #viral♬ BORED IN THE HOUSE – Curtis Roach
7. TikTokers’ favorite: “Roses (Imanbek Remix)” by SAINt JHN and Imanbek
@avivasofiaquarantine isn’t stopping the drip @caleb.finn♬ Roses – Imanbek Remix – SAINt JHN
8. “Pew Pew Pew” by Auntie Hammy : TikTok hits
Auntie Hammy’s TikTok song ‘Pew Pew Pew’ turned into a trend where users utilized TikTok’s face effects to create hilarious balloon versions of their faces. Check out David Dobrik and Kevin Hart in their own video above.
@avivasofiaquarantine isn’t stopping the drip @caleb.finn♬ Roses – Imanbek Remix – SAINt JHN
“Pew Pew Pew” is part of a hilarious TikTok trend involving exploding people’s heads. We’re totally kidding! The trend involves TikTokers using TikTok’s facial recognition effects to create funny balloon versions of their faces. The song by Auntie Hammy grew so popular, even celebrities like David Dobrik and Kevin Hart had to join in on the fun!
9. TikTok song: “Supalonely” by BENEE feat. Gus Dapperton
@zoifishhnot my usual content but this song was too catchy to not make a dance to LMAO?? try it and tag me !! #foryou #foryour #foryoupage #foryourpage♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE
Dancer Zoifishh made a catchy dance to this catchy song that was subsequently performed by the likes of Charli D’Amelio, Addison Rae, and Emma Chamberlain.
BENEE is a New Zealand musician who’s done well in her home country, but this song’s TikTok success marks her first big international hit. It was initially released on a 2019 EP but went viral in March of this year.
10. TikTok Top Hits: “I Like Him” by Princess Nokia
@_itsyagirlmariaa_#greenscreen this is gonna get me in trouble. Is a joke tho #fyp #ilikehim♬ I Like Him – Princess Nokia
Princess Nokia’s “I Like Him” can turn anybody from a Plain Jane to a Bad Beatrice. Users have used the song to show off their boyfriends, husbands, wives, girlfriends, celebrity crushes, even strangers. You can’t help but admire the unique way this song was used on a video platform!
11. “Savage Remix” by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyonce :TikTok popular
@addisonredc @cassidycondiee♬ Savage Remix – Megan Thee Stallion
Queen Bey really can rap. So Megan Thee Stallion took advantage of that. (See what we did there?) Their genius collaboration practically broke the internet. The (surprisingly challenging!) accompanying dance blew up on TikTok, resulting in it being used in more 600,000 TikToks!
12. TikToks: “Vibe” by Cookiee Kawaii
@hartyt_Shout out to my wonderful family for helping with this ?#throwit #chicken #chickenforthrowit♬ Vibe (If I Back It Up) – Cookiee Kawaii
“Vibe” makes you vibe, alright. It’s impossible to NOT move your shoulders when you hear this song play during your TikTok binging. New Jersey artist Cookie Kawaii’s hit track started blowing up on Twitter before making its way to going viral on Spotify. The song turned Cookie into a literal overnight sensation.
13. TikTok top songs: “ROXANNE'” by Arizona Zervas
@jamescharleshaters will say its photoshopped ?? #fyp #makeup♬ ROXANNE – Arizona Zervas
This was another one of those only-on-TikTok viral songs. While it did have a dance trend associated this it, it blew up so big on the app that it was used as background music for pretty much anything and everything.
14. TikTok Viral songs: “WAP” by Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion
@willywonkatiktokReply to @official.corona.virus – (dc: @besperon )♬ WAP（feat. Megan Thee Stallion） – Cardi B
This fun song broke the internet in its own right, fair and square. And when it broke the internet, pieces went to social media platforms like TikTok, and grew viral from there. “WAP” accompanies a lively-yet-cardio-heavy Dancy routine that really gets you moving.
15. TikTok songs: “OUT WEST” by JACKBOYS & Travis Scott feat. Young Thug
@shaqironealHe’s addicted￼♬ OUT WEST – JACKBOYS & Travis Scott
TikTokers love dancing to the “Out West Challenge,” a dance trend choreographed by Nicole Bloomgarden that has since gone viral. The song’s so popular, it’s been used in almost 16 million TikTok videos! You have to admit that it makes you bop your head, even a little bit.
16. “Boss Bitch” by Doja Cat among TikTok songs
@emilycwangwatch it happen #fyp♬ Boss Bitch – Doja Cat
“Boss Bitch” may take a couple listens to get into, but it takes off with its delectably addicting chorus. The song is shared in different kinds of TikTok videos of users fangirling over K-pop groups, showing off their fiercest looks, poke fun at themselves, pulling pranks, and more, all in one chorus. You may literally feel the sass come right out of you.
17. “Sober Up” by AJR feat. Rivers Cuomo
@conflentiI’ve gotta pay more attention in the studio. ? ? #foryou #hellohello #oops♬ Sober Up (feat. Rivers Cuomo) – AJR
This was the perfect sound for storytime TikToks and jokes about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s a bit hard to track, however, because it was most often shared not using the official audio.
The part you know: “Hello, hello / I’m not where I’m supposed to be.”
18. TikTok Songs: “Prom Queen” by Beach Bunny
Content warning for this one. The lyrics are about self-image and disordered eating, so many people used it to talk about some heavy, personal topics. But on the other hand, other people ignored the context and just did cute dances. Addison Rae, in particular, was called out for doing this.
@rebecca_lynn1221Get a load of this guy #fyp #SNOOZZZAPALOOZA #FeelTheFlip #ed #addisonrae #beachbunny #foryou #lovely♬ Prom Queen – Beach Bunny
19.“Lottery” by K Camp in TikTok popular songs
@charlidamelioguys i would like to introduce you to @jalaiahharmon i am so happy that she was able to teach me the original choreography that she made she is the best!♬ Lottery – K CAMP
The “Renegade challenge” was born on TikTok in January 2020. The challenge is set to a small section of K Camp’s “Lottery” where the word “renegade” is repeated over and over.
“Lottery” is arguably one of the more addicting songs on TikTok. The challenge choreography was invented by Jalaiah Harmon (@jalaiahharmon) on Instagram back in September 2019 before it was picked up on TikTok.
20. TikTok song: “Famous (I’m the One)” by Mozzy
@courtneysanchez74#fyp #foryoupage #fyp @francolicious__♬ Famous (I’m the One) – Mozzy & IAMSU!
This sound was used for a challenge where (mainly straight) couples swapped clothes.