A four on the floor beat refers to a song that’s in 4/4 time with a bass drum that hits on every beat. As TikTok user @songpsych explains, “this kinda beat is commonly used in dance music because of its dance beat."
"It’s widely accessible and easy to follow, which makes it fun to dance to," she explained in the video. "This kinda beat also makes it easier for content creators to time their transitions.”
Here’s some other examples of the same four on the floor beat.
In another TikTok video, our resident TikTok music historian breaks down the vocaloid anthem song “Dorime,” which is probably best known in the Frog TikTok community and anything weird and out of this world found on the app. Originally, the sound is called “Ameno” by Era and sounds more biblical than vocaloid.
The lyrics basically are a chant for some kind of powerful ancient resurrection spell, a mix of Italian and, uh, Dog Latin? No one has ever really come to a consensus on what the song actually means, proving that you can make a viral TikTok tune out of anything, even gibberish.
Other videos dissect why songs by Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and The Weeknd are just *so* good, what songs use the same sample and even, how the Peppa Pig creators were sued for plagiarising when composing the theme song.