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‘Body’ by Tion Wayne and Russ Millions Named TikTok’s Top Song of 2021

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TikTok has announced its 2021 music statistics, naming ‘Body’ by Tion Wayne and Russ Millions as the platform’s most popular track by a UK artist. 

‘Body’, which became the first drill song to reach the top spot in the UK charts during March 2021, was the most used British song in TikTok videos this year. The track beat Sam Smith’s ‘Like I Can’, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Bad Habits’ and Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating’ to the top spot. 

And, since the song’s release at the beginning of the year, the hashtag #bodyremix has amassed over 200 million views on the popular creator app. 

The top 10 tracks by UK artists on TikTok this year are as follows: 

  1. ‘Body’ (Remix) – [feat. ArrDee, E1 (3×3), ZT (3×3), Bugzy Malone, Buni, Fivio Foreign & Darkoo] Tion Wayne & Russ Millions 
  2. ‘Like I Can’ – Sam Smith 
  3. ‘Just For Me’ – PinkPantheress 
  4. ‘Unlock it (Lock It) [Jeff Prior Mix]’ – Charli XCX 
  5. ‘Levitating’ – Dua Lipa 
  6. ‘Obsessed With You’ – Central Cee 
  7. ‘Wellerman – Sea Shanty / 220 KID x Billen Ted Remix’ – Nathan Evans & 220 KID & Billen Ted 
  8. ‘Bad Habits’ – Ed Sheeran 
  9. ‘Oliver Twist’ – ArrDee
  10. Nice To Meet Ya – Wes Nelson
Tion Wayne and Russ Millions

Tion Wayne and Russ Millions © Ollie Millington

Amongst other categories, such as most viewed profile and most duetted artist, TikTok also revealed the biggest live moments on the app, with Liv Hardland appearing three times. 

Live on TikTok: Biggest Live Moments by Artists list: 

  1. Ed Sheeran – UEFA EURO 2020 Show 
  2. Yungblud – Kentish Town Forum gig 
  3. Coldplay – Red Nose Day USA charity concert 
  4. Liv Harland – #Busker 
  5. Liv Harland – #Busker 
  6. Brad Ryan – #Busker 
  7. Liv Harland – #Busker 
  8. Liam Payne – Liam and Tom Felton #DracoTok 
  9. KSI – KSI Show 
  10. Disclosure – #ElectronicMusic 

You can see the full UK TikTok Music Report here.

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