The Most Popular Songs On TikTok In 2020
“Stunnin’” by Curtis Waters
When it comes to TikTok music, “Stunnin’” by Curtis Waters is It. Soon after it was released, the track became a dance anthem and the theme to fashion TikTokers virtual character-inspired runways.
“Say So” by Doja Cat
While an amazing performer and lyricist, Doja Cat’s skyrocketed career in the last two years is partly thanks to the various dances based around her music. And, truly, none of her songs is more of a TikTok hit than “Say So.” Let’s be real, we’ve all tried the dance.
“Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion
Just like Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion’s career grew tenfold after TikTok users made a dance to her song “Savage,” leading to a remix ft. Beyoncé.
“death bed (coffee for your head)” by Powfu ft. Beabadoobee
Back in March when New York was in lockdown because of COVID-19, TikTok user @JeremyCohen documented his rom-com-like love story trying to swoon a girl he saw dancing on the roof of an apartment next door. His multi-part story, which has been viewed over 30 million times per video, was all to the tune of Powfu’s “death bed (coffee for your head),” a lo-fi remix of Beabadoobee’s “Coffee.” Then, others began making their own adorably cringeworthy rom-com ‘toks using the sound.
“Potential Breakup Song” by Aly & AJ
Aly & AJ’s clean version of their 2020 self-titled breakup anthem, “Potential Breakup Song” is one of the funnest and joyous sounds on the app.
“Supalonely” by BENEE
For some incredibly wholesome content, people on TikTok began recording their loved ones reacting to them dancing to BENEE’s “Supalonely,” and honestly, we're obsessed with the results.
“I Like Him” by Princess Nokia
“I Like Him” a track off Princess Nokia's Everything Is Beautiful, became famous on TikTok as one of the sample sounds in those TikToks about Chinese streetwear, before it was used as the backing track of a relationship challenge where people would send their boyfriend flirty messages in public and secretly film their reaction.
“Put Your Records On” by Ritt Momney
The soft and lo-fi sounds of Ritt Momney’s “Put Your Records On” and audio cut between the lines “don’t you hesitate, girl put your records on” and “tell me your favourite song” made it the perfect 15-second clip for TikTok’s Beauty community to show off the before and afters of their sickening looks.
“Therefore I Am” by Billie Eilish
When Billie Eilish’s “Therefore I Am” single dropped, alt-TikTok girls everywhere rejoiced. Lip-syncing the words, “stop ✋ what the hell are you talking about? Get my pretty little words out of yo’ mouth,” it became the soundtrack to every glowing, stunning, and smokey makeup look.
“Kismet” by XIX
If you’ve seen any of those TikToks where someone sits in a chair, throws their shoe in the air and kicks it, before seamlessly cutting to an outfit of the day, then you’ve heard this song.