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10 Songs That Blew Up On TikTok

What's something that proves you're on TikTok without you opening up the app? These ten viral songs.

Okay, TikTok challenge time. What’s a song that you listen to that proves you’re on TikTok without admitting that you spend your free time mindlessly scrolling on the app? We’ll start: “Rainbow Phone” by Madison Rose, Aka the theme to Fashion TikTok’s colour co-ordinating outfit inspo challenge, or “Stunnin’” by Curtis Waters, Aka The TikTok Tune. 

In today’s age, artists don’t just emerge from MTV and Spotify Playlists, but become internet beloved musicians after a ten-second grab of their song gets used in a clip and goes viral. For some, these songs aren’t even new—“death bed (coffee for your head)” by Powfu samples the soft vocals in Beabadoobee’s “Coffee,” a song she told Syrup she made aaalll the way back in 2017. Then, it was used in a TikTok about a lockdown rom-com, and bam. 

Below, find 15 songs that not only blew up on TikTok, but prove that if you know them, you’re on the app.

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.

@karolsevillaokay

stunnincheck, #stunninchallen @curtiswaters 🔥🔥 los reto que si tienen patines hagan lo mismo y me etiqueten!!

♬ Stunnin’ (feat. Harm Franklin) (Explicit) – Curtis Waters
@the.navarose

idk if this has been done already but if u do this tag me! 💕 what I’d wear in movies #mystyle #tiktokfashion #whatidwear

♬ Stunnin’ (feat. Harm Franklin) (Explicit) – Curtis Waters

“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.

https://www.tiktok.com/@its_lauramoane/video/6772712964689612034?sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6892147436489016834&is_from_webapp=v2
@lorengray

@brittany_broski vibes on vibes

♬ Say So – Doja Cat

“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.

@keke.janajah

NEW DANCE ALERT! 🚨 if u use my dance tag me so i can see🤗 @theestallion #writethelyrics #PlayWithLife #foyou #fyp #foryoupage #newdance #savage

♬ Savage – Megan Thee Stallion

“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.

@jeremycohen

Quarantine Cutie (PART 2). Her name is @toricigs. She’s cute and kind and I’m so happy I met her. #wholesome #xyzbca #nyc #lovestory #PlayByPlay

♬ death bed (coffee for your head) – Powfu & beabadoobee

“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.

@8illy

maidens really take too long to write back 🙄 getting in the way of our scholaring ✋

♬ Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ

“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. 

@aileenchristineee

Secretly flipped the camera on my boyfriend and pretended to film myself dancing. His reaction 🥺 #midwinterbreak #fyp #xyzbca #videocall

♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE

“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.

https://www.tiktok.com/@eromei/video/6847955988503481606?sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6892147436489016834&is_from_webapp=v2
@kristenbonneau

Send a dirty text to your boyfriend around a bunch of people😂😂😂😂 #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #like #follow #trendingsong #tiktok #sendthistosomeone

♬ I Like Him – Princess Nokia

“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.

@sicknastydmoney

Hey it’s been a minute. How are you doing?

♬ Therefore I Am – Billie Eilish
@avani

still learning but 😈 #signlanguge #asl also pls give me constructive criticism to help better my signing 🙂

♬ Therefore I Am – Billie Eilish

“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.

@xowiejones

well that was anticlimactic @fashionnova fashionnovapartner

♬ Kismet – WHOKILLEDXIX

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