As World Social Media Day has just passed around the corner, there is no denying that the app Tiktok has taken over the globe and hooked users for its quick paced range of videos. The app has especially been a huge benefit to musicians who have their music exposed to a large number of the public and witnessed a catapult in their career. Here are some of the sounds that has gone crazy viral this year.

What is TikTok and how does it work?

As Tiktok continues to surpass YouTube in average watch time, the short content video app has made going viral easier than ever for anyone across the globe. Launching in 2018 in the UK, Tiktok was formed as a merge of the app as well as China’s own short form content app Douyin. The app consists of posting to the public or just friends and watching various length videos that can be about absolutely anything. This has become a huge benefit
to music artists who see app users post videos with their music in the background and get millions of views.


What are popular TikTok sounds and who created them?

Popular TikTok sounds are sounds that have been used by a significant amount of users within a timespan and have resulted in good content for viewers. As the popularity of the sound increases, more users begin to use them to gather more views which results in cyclical cycle of the sound receiving even more attention.

If you’ve always wondered where the origin of TikTok sounds come from, these need to be uploaded by artists themselves or are created by users. Other Tiktok viral sounds also come from viral video clips from other platforms such as Keeping Up With The Kardashians. That being said, here are some Tiktok songs which are absolutely killing it on the app.

Born For This – Foxxi


Always dancing, Core water keeps me hydrated!? #teamcorehydration #ad #findyourcore


Released in 2018, this song has recently blown up and seen upwards of 726,000 videos being uploaded with this bass-filled raunchy song. The videos created alongside this song have been anything from a makeup tutorial to cleaning an iPhone 13 which has received 41.1 million views. There is no doubt this song will continue to grow in listeners with its versatile video format.

Cap – Burrell


This is why we dont want to live in L.A

♬ CAP – Burrell

Released in 2021, this single has gained popularity for its use of the slang “Cap”. Cap being used as another way to say lies, many users write a lie on text someone has told them, and then cut to them saying cap. This resulted in more than 744,000 relatable videos being uploaded.

There is no doubt you’ve heard this song on TikTok more times than I can count and this is for a good reason: users have uploaded more than a staggering 3.2 million videos with this sound. The hard-hitting intro of the song has been used to show tutorials such as exercises as well as over voice-overs and people doing daily things such as a day in the life videos.

Gaslight – Inci

#jisoo #jisooblackpink #blackpink #yarashahidi #cartier #madrid


This sassy, upbeat song has received viraility in a short span of 3 months after being released and has catapulted the artist Inci to another level in her music career. While only have 2000 followers on Instagram, this song has been used in more than 400,000 videos and will continue to grow. Videos see women doing fashion related content getting ready to go on a night out as well as a range of other video content such as eyebrow threading.

Feel The Groove – Queens Road, Fabian Graetz


Rottweilers first groom ? #rottweilersoftiktok #doggrooming IG IN BIO ❤️

♬ FEEL THE GROOVE – Queens Road, Fabian Graetz

Another song you have definitely heard more than once. The calming guitar melody has been used for 2.4 million videos so far and sees users post anything from food videos to fun fact videos. Released 4 years ago, this song is finally gathering the attention it deserves for its groovy and catchy beat.

10 Things I Hate About You – Leah Kate


couldn’t think of anything better ?

♬ 10 Things I Hate About You – Leah Kate


Released 4 months ago, this punk rock track has undeniably gained popularity through TikTok for its list-like chorus. Big TikTokers such as Aye Sebastian have used this upbeat track to list out things he loves and other users have loved doing the same. The song even garnered the attention of singer, songwriter Madison Beer who introduced Leah Kate as the opening act for her tour.

How do I find trending songs on TikTok?

Tiktok has made finding trending songs very easy so app users know which specific music may gather more attention when creating their content. Simply press the plus bottom at the bottom of the app and then press ‘add sound’ on the top of the camera page. You will then see a ‘Tiktok Viral’ section where you can browse the songs that are all over the app at the moment. You even have the option to choose different playlists such as popular music used for vlogs or fashion videos and browse the trending songs for that specific niche.

Words by Briyanna Acharya. 

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