Thanks to TikTok, We Can't Get These Songs Out of Our Heads
Twenty-twenty marked the year that TikTok took over our lives, and this year has been no different. People everywhere have been flocking to the app searching for hacks to simplify their lives, delicious recipes to cook at home, dance routines to re-create with their friends, and makeup tutorials to try out. Along the way, TikTokers are also being introduced to music they've never heard before and sometimes they're even reintroduced to songs they forgot about. Case in point: remember Busta Rhymes's 2006 hit "Touch It"? Or, how about 1978's "Rasputin" by Boney M.? Well, both classics are making the rounds again, thanks to TikTok. Ahead, check out the most popular songs on TikTok in 2021 so far.
"Peaches" by Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar and Giveon
To celebrate the release of her husband's single, Hailey Bieber created a peach-colored makeup challenge and encouraged other TikTokers to try out the trend.
"Deja Vu" by Olivia Rodrigo
Following the release of Rodrigo's "Deja Vu," TikTokers started sharing videos of themselves singing the song from different points of views.
"It's Gonna Be Me" by *NSYNC
Every April without fail, the Justin Timberlake "It's Gonna Be May" meme rolls around, but this year, Lance Bass took things a step further and created a dance challenge set to *NSYNC's "Its Gonna Be Me." Will the TikTok challenge be the new meme going forward? We'll just have to wait and see.
"Best Ever" by Polo Frost feat. Ayo & Teo
Pals like Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp shared videos of themselves taking the #BestEverChallenge set to Frost's track.
"Up" by Cardi B
The rapper's megahit was all over TikTok as people everywhere posted their fun dance routines.
"Buss It" by Erica Banks
Even though Banks's hit was released in June 2020, the #BussItChallenge was all over TikTok this year.
"Kiss Me More" by Doja Cat feat. SZA
Chances are you saw plenty of TikTokers dancing along to this Doja Cat and SZA collab.
"Venom" by Little Simz
The 2019 song practically got a new life with TikTokers sharing videos set to it.
"Whole Lotta Money" by BIA
You probably saw the #WholeLottaMoney challenge take over TikTok.
"Slumber Party" by Ashnikko feat. Princess Nokia
"Slumber Party" was popular among several TikTokers for obvious reasons — it's a bop!
"Mood" by 24kGoldn feat. iann dior
24kGoldn and iann dior's hit also started a dance craze.
"Batman" by LPB Poody
Thanks to this bop from LPB Poody, the "Batman" Challenge was born.
"la di die" by Nessa Barrett feat. jxdn
Lots of people sang along to this one on TikTok.
"Rasputin" by Boney M.
Yes, even this 1978 hit made a comeback.
"Touch It" by Busta Rhymes
As did Rhymes's 2006 "Touch It."