40 Popular TikTok Songs You Need to Listen to on Repeat

When you want to discover new music that will get you going, you wouldn’t think to go to TikTok, right? You’d normally explore curated playlists on Spotify or your favorite artist’s albums on Apple Music. But you can always find hidden gems in the places you wouldn’t normally think to look. 

If you're wondering which songs have the world singing, dancing, and creating along, we’ve compiled a countdown list of 40 of the most popular songs taking over TikTok.


40 Popular TikTok Songs You Need to Listen to on Repeat:


Let’s update your playlists with our list of the most popular songs on TikTok.

1. “My Type” by Saweetie 

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♬ My Type - Saweetie

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.

This song does contain explicit lyrics.


2. “I’m Just a Kid” by Simple Plan 

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same jersey’s and everything 😢 #fyp #distancedance #quarantinelife #foryou #famous

♬ I'm Just a Kid - Simple Plan

This  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.


3. “LaLaLa” by Y2K & bbno$

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♬ Lalala - İlkan Gunuc Remix - Danila Carvalho

“La La La” serenaded its way to the minds (and maybe hearts) of TikTok users. The song, when being used in TikTok videos, starts off with the spoken word sample: “Did I really just forget that melody?” before descending into the “Hand Emoji” challenge. In order to pull the challenge off effectively, users have to match the shapes of hand emojis on their screens in time to the beat of the song without missing a movie. So, like Dance-Dance Revolution but for your hands. 


4. “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd 

 

“Blinding Lights” is part of a stimulating dance challenge that gets you moving, gets you creative, and gets you “blinded” by fun! To be able to participate in the challenge effectively, you’ll need at least two other participants and a whole lot of energy. 

The trend has become a family-favorite on TikTok, especially during quarantine. Families, roommates, and more are loving the experimentation and togetherness involved in hiariousy recreating the dance routine. 


5. “WAP” by Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion

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♬ 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.

This song does contain explicit lyrics. 


6. “Bored in the House” by Curtis Roach

@curtisroach

You ever be bored at the house bored?🔥🔥 #checkthisout #bored #fyp #foryou #xycba #rap #viral

♬ BORED IN THE HOUSE - 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. 


7. “Supalonely” by Benee feat. Gus Dapperton

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♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) - BENEE

Have you been wanting to find a new song you can play over and over again during your gym workout or drive home from work? “Supalonely” is exactly what you need to listen to on repeat, no matter where you are. While the song is making the top charts across the world, it’s making the top trends on TikTok. 


8. “Pew Pew Pew” by Auntie Hammy 

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.

“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. “OUT WEST” by JACKBOYS & Travis Scott feat. Young Thug 

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♬ 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. 


10. “I Like Him” by Princess Nokia

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#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. “Boss Bitch” by Doja Cat 

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watch 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 lewks, poke fun at themselves, pulling pranks, and more, all in one chorus. You may literally feel the sass come right out of you. 

This song does contain explicit lyrics. 


12. “Savage Remix” by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyonce

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♬ 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! 

This song does contain explicit lyrics. 


13. "Vibe" by Cookiee Kawaii

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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. 

This song does contain explicit lyrics. 


14. "Prom Queen" by Beach Bunny

 

“Prom Queen” has a funky beat but the lyrics tell an entirely different story. That’s why this song makes it ideal for a lot of TikTok users to add it to videos with more heavy, personal topics. The lyrics are about struggling with tough topics like low self-image and disordered eating habits. A lot of motivational TikTok users, however, use “Prom Queen” as inspirational background videos promoting their healthy living habits. 

This song does contain explicit, and potentially triggering, lyrics. 


15. "Sober Up" by AJR feat. Rivers Cuomo

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♬ Sober Up (feat. Rivers Cuomo) - AJR

“Sober Up” is, funnily enough, considered to be a positive song despite the lyrics. No wonder TikTokers enjoy using this song as background music for their relatable videos. The song kicks off with a joyous cello that maintains a consistent beat that makes you HAVE to shake your body.  Better yet, this upbeat track had the perfect track to tap your feet to while poking fun at being at the wrong place at the wrong time. 

This song does contain explicit lyrics. 


16. "ROXANNE'" by Arizona Zervas

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haters will say its photoshopped 😌😇 #fyp #makeup

♬ ROXANNE - Arizona Zervas

“ROXANNE” is the perfect summer holiday fun track. It gives off loose, fun vibes while relaxing in the sun with your best friends on a hot beach. When the song gained traction on TikTok, it started getting used in every kind of video. Dance trends, background music for studying and cleaning, cuddling with babies and puppies, and so much more. 

This song does contain explicit lyrics. 


17. “Lottery” by 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.

This song does contain explicit lyrics. 


18. "Stunnin'" by Curtis Waters feat. Harm Franklin

Have you ever heard a song that just made you want to lay back on your couch and chill out to your favorite show? This song will get you there. 

“Stunnin” went viral on TikTok thanks to its extensive, intensive use for variations of the “What I Would Wear As…” trend where users transformed into different outfits for different trends. Created by North Carolina indie pop artist Curtis Waters, “Stunnin” became so popular multiple record labels immediately offered Waters record deals. But according to his Rolling Stone article about his newfound viral fame, he admitted to choosing to turn down labels and stay independent. 

This song does contain explicit lyrics. 


19. "Roses (Imanbek Remix)" by SAINt JHN and Imanbek

This fun viral TikTok song with its catchy beats and happy harmonies really took off when different users began a challenge that involved intense coordination with their hands and slowly rotating their bodies. The song that took over TikTok is actually a remix of SAINt JHN’s much-slower “Roses” (The video itself is incredibly powerful to watch by itself). 

This song does contain explicit lyrics. 


20. "Laxed (SIREN BEAT)" by Jawsh 685

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♬ Laxed - Siren Beat - Jawsh 685

Created by New Zealand producer Jawsh 685, more commonly known as Joshua Stylah, this funky dance beat has been used all over TikTok for a very special reason. The song is used in a trend where users show off traditional outfits from their respective cultures. Doesn’t the beat make you swing your hips and dance with your favorite person? 

The gentle, hip-swaying song became so popular, even entertainer Jason Derulo remixed it into his hit song, “Savage Love.” Even though he used it without Jawsh 685’s permission at first, the 17-year-old producer and the “Whatcha Say” singer ultimately worked it out and came to a mutual agreement. 

This song does contain explicit lyrics. 


21. Pop Out by Polo G (Feat. Lil Tjay)

Taurus Tremani Bartlett, more famously known as rapper Polo G, comes in at number 20 with “Pop Out.” The song, a collaboration with Lil Tjay, was released earlier this year on the album Die a Legend and has generated over 89 million YouTube views to date. 

“Pop Out’s” combination of auto-tune vocals and a simple bassline make it an easy song to warm-up to and add to your playlist. 

Pop Out” made it to the 95th spot of the Billboard Hot 100. 

This song contains explicit lyrics.


22. Ponyo On the Cliff By the Sea by Noah Cyrus & Frankie Jonas

Released on the official soundtrack to the movie by the same name, this song is just over a decade old. The movie is an adaptation of the Japanese film about a five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess. After falling in love with him, the goldfish princes longs to become human.

The movie plot seems sad but the song is full of energy and is upbeat. While it’s on TikTok’s Global Hits list, it may not make it to your playlist - unless you often ferry children that need driving music. 


23. 23 by Mike WiLL Made-It (Feat. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J)

Miley Cyrus is no stranger to collaborations with hip-hop and rap artists. On “23” she teams-up with Mike WiLL Made-It and Wiz Khalifa to deliver a track with an addictive chorus. The song is a non-album single and spent 30 weeks on Billboard’s Streaming Songs, peaking at 3rd position.

This song contains explicit lyrics.


24. Wrong by Luh Kel

Wrong” was released earlier in 2019 by artist Luh Kel. It’s the quintessential heartbreak song for all relationships that struggle to find their way. “Wrong” has amassed over 25 million views on YouTube to date. 


25. Cradles by Sub Urban

Looking for something that evokes melancholy mixed with a sense of nostalgia? “Cradles” will do the trick. Also released in 2019, the song has gathered momentum on Spotify with over 14 million streams. 


26. Womp Womp by Valee (Feat. Jeremih)

Womp Womp” is one of the more catchy hip-hop/rap songs that came out in 2018. It’s got a solid bassline and you can’t help but want to repeat the words “womp womp” when he sings them.

While a favourite on TikTok, the song hasn’t received as much praise on charts across the globe. It made the Canada Singles Top 100 and came in at number 98.

This song contains explicit lyrics.


27. Habits (Stay High) by Tove Lo

Tove Lo gives listeners what’s likely a crash course in dealing with a bad breakup. And while that sounds almost depressing, this song is upbeat and easily becomes a pick you’ll play more than once.

“Habits (Stay High)” was released in 2014 and is part of Tove Lo’s debut album Queen of the Clouds.


28. Kerwin Frost Scratch That by Caash

Kerwin Frost Scratch That” could have you a little confused when you hear the first few seconds. Artist Matt Ox uses the opening sequence of the Game of Thrones theme song. What follows is something hip-hop and rap fans will appreciate. 

Ox’s rapping style is raw and he delivers the right amounts of energy to keep your head bobbing.  

This song contains explicit lyrics.


29. Trampoline by Shaed

Few artists are able to strike a balance between various genres an produce something great. Shaed just happens to be one of the select few. The Washington-based trio’s music is a mix of Alternative/Indie and Dance/Electronic. Your feet will definitely start tapping to “Trampoline.”

The song is off their 2018 album Melt.


30. Addicted to My Ex by M City JR

As catchy as it is, “Addicted to my Ex” is a comical revenge song. M City JR describes all the ways in which he gets back at his ex for treating him poorly. And while the notion seems a little rash, there’s a good chance that you’ll find yourself singing along midway through the song. 

The song is off the album by the same name and achieved a peak position of 41 on the Billboard Hot Hip-Hop Song chart in 2016.

This song contains explicit lyrics.


31. You’re a Mean One, Mr. by Tyler The Creator

Tyler Creator is considered one of the more controversial artists of our time. In 2015 he was forced to cancel a UK tour due to lyrics in his music. Authorities believed his concerts could encourage violence and intolerance of homosexuality

So, hearing his voice on a children's song seems somewhat bizarre. Rest assured, this song is free of expletives and is rather fun to listen to.

The song is part of the Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch soundtrack and grows on you.


32. Reverse by Vic Mensa (Feat. G-Easy)

Reverse” comes in at number 9 and we’re convinced that its chorus has everything to do its position. There’s an unmistakable pause that you can’t help but want to respond to just before the chorus, making the song easily become an earworm. 

“Reverse” is off Vic Mensa’s Hooligans 2018 collaboration album with G Herbo, JESSE and Ty Dolla $ign.

This song contains explicit lyrics.


33. The Nights by Avicii

The most relatable songs are often among the most successful. “Nights” is a journey. Avicii pairs sage wisdom alongside an energetic ensemble of instruments, making for a high-paced listening experience that you’ll want to have more than once.

Nights” is off Avicii’s 2015 album Stories and made it to the 10th spot on the Billboard Dance Hits chart in 2015. 


34. Old Town Road by Lil Nas X (Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)

There’s a really good chance that you’ve heard or heard of “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas. This hit was release early this year and quickly made it onto charts across the globe. As a collaboration, it achieved what some may never have imagined possible. 

Old Town Road’s” country appeal also caused a stir after Billboard removed it from the Hot Country chart for “not embracing enough elements of today’s country music.” 

Nonetheless, this song is a favourite because its easy to listen and sing to and it has also been nominated for various awards.


35. Hey Julie KYLE (Feat. Lil Yachty)

It’s easy to see why “Hey Julie” made it to position number six as one of TikTok’s top songs. It blends a snappy melody with background vocals of a children’s choir, giving it sing-along appeal.

Hey Julie” was released in 2018 and has received over 11 million views on YouTube. 

This song contains explicit lyrics.


36. Earth by Lil Dicky

Released three days before Earth Day, “Earth” is Lil Dicky’s take on a plea for unity and environmental awareness. “Earth” also features megastars Justin Biener, Ariana Grande, Snoop Dog, Sia and Kevin Hart. 

True to Lil Dicky’s musical genre, “Earth” is filled with comedic lyrics and references that will make you chuckle.

This song contains explicit lyrics.


37. Crystal Dolphin by Englewood

While Englewood’s music is classed as hip-hop, “Crystal Dolphin” is more dance/disco. And that’s absolutely okay. It's a fun, lively song. 

“Crystal Dolphin” was released in 2017 the Crust FM album.


38. Mom by Meghan Trainor

Mom appreciation songs will always be winners. “Mom” by Meghan Trainor makes it to the number three spot on TikTok’s Global Hits chart. Like most of her music, it’s spirited and she carries the melody with her infectious voice.

“Mom” was released in 2016 on Trainor’s Thank You album. It peaked at the 15th position on Billboards LyricFind US chart. 


39. Caroline by Aminé

Caroline” was released in 2017. You’d be among a large following if you experience its instant appeal. It has a a strong bassline that plays well with Aminé’s vocals. It’s an overall catchy tune, making it easy to understand why the TikTok users love it so much. 

“Caroline” was released on Aminé’s 2017 album Good For You.

This song contains explicit lyrics.


40. iSpy by KYLE (Feat. Lil Yachty)

If you’ve been following KYLE’s music, there’s a good chance that you’ve picked up on his ability to produce upbeat hip-hop/rap songs. “iSpy” makes for yet another enjoyable track and KYLE pulls on experiences from his life, weaving them into lyrics that you’ll be able to catch.

“iSpy” was released in 2016 on an album by the same name. It was also nominated in America for an MTV Video Music Awards in the Best Visual Effects and Best Video in Europe.

This song contains explicit lyrics.

TikTok’s top songs list changes regularly. There’s no telling what the world will favour as more amazing music is released. If you’re looking for a collection of songs to add to your playlist, be sure to check these out. 


In Conclusion 

Music tastes and styles vary dramatically on TikTok. But dramatically like a grand French opera. They are sophisticated, moving, poetic, and grand in their own particular ways. That’s what makes them shared with others. Platforms like TikTok make success possible for different kinds of creative artists, musical or not.

In terms of musical artists, here’s a quick list of 20 of the most popular TikTok songs: 

  1. "Laxed (SIREN BEAT)" by Jawsh 685
  2. "Roses (Imanbek Remix)" by SAINt JHN and Imanbek
  3. "Stunnin'" by Curtis Waters feat. Harm Franklin
  4. “Lottery” by K Camp 
  5. "ROXANNE'" by Arizona Zervas
  6. "Sober Up" by AJR feat. Rivers Cuomo
  7. "Prom Queen" by Beach Bunny
  8. “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion 
  9. “Boss Bitch” by Doja Cat
  10. “I Like Him” by Princess Nokia 
  11. “OUT WEST” by JACKBOYS & Travis Scott
  12. “Pew Pew Pew” by Auntie Hammy
  13. “Supalonely” by Benee feat. Gus Dapperton
  14. “Bored in the House” by Curtis Roach
  15. “WAP” by Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion 
  16. “ Blinding Lights” by The Weekend
  17. “LaLaLa” by y2K and bbno$ 
  18. “I’m Just a Kid” by Simple Plan 
  19. “My Type” by Saweetie 
  20. “Then Leave” by Beat King feat. Queendome Come 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most popular songs on TikTok?

In this post, we have case studies of the most popular songs on TikTok at the time of writing. These will, of course, change over time. These currently are:
“My Type” by Saweetie
“I’m Just a Kid” by Simple Plan
“LaLaLa” by Y2K & bbno$
“Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
“WAP” by Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion
“Bored in the House” by Curtis Roach
“Supalonely” by Benee feat. Gus Dapperton
“Pew Pew Pew” by Auntie Hammy

Does TikTok make songs popular?

Technically, success on TikTok won’t help make music popular again - Billboard doesn’t track TikTok or include it in its calculations. Billboard does consider streaming, but it takes a lot of listens to equate to an album sale. The problem with music on TikTok is that fame can be fickle – today’s trend quickly becomes yesterday’s has-been. Yet, the songs we’ve covered here have become popular again on TikTok – at least for a short time within the TikTok platform.

How do I get 1-minute songs on TikTok?

Most songs on TikTok are 15 seconds, despite being able to upload videos of 60 seconds on the platform. This is because TikTok has a special license with music providers that only permits them to play a 15-second clip. However, you can get around this if you upload MP3 files from your phone to act as soundtracks to your 60-second videos. Be aware that TikTok sometimes cracks down on the use of non-copyright music in videos and may remove your track.

How do you find trending songs on TikTok?

It is surprisingly tricky to find trending songs on TikTok. One way is to go into your Discover section, click on a few videos, and note the music used in these videos. Another method is to click + on your home screen and then tap Sounds. This will bring up a series of song suggestions, including a category for TikTok Viral. Alternatively, you could click on one of the other playlists that TikTok recommends.

How do you put songs on TikTok?

Although most people use the songs already in TikTok’s library, nothing stops you from adding songs yourself. Begin by recording your video and saving it. Ensure you have uploaded the music you want as an MP3. Tap the + button in TikTok. Select Upload and select the video you previously recorded. Tap Mute to silence the original video. Tap Back. Then select the audio option you want and choose your intended soundtrack. Tap the 3-dot menu, then +. Adjust the resulting audio wave appropriately.

How do songs go viral on TikTok?

As we have seen in this article, various songs have become incredibly popular as video backdrops on TikTok. And this often happens without any action by or even knowledge of the artist who released the song. Of course, if you actively want your songs to go viral on TikTok, you can help the process. Share short videos yourself, featuring your tracks. Create content that appeals to Generation Z. Use suitable hashtags. Use Spotlight if you’re in an eligible country.

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