I adore TikTok music. That Spotify bot urged me to stop downloading all of my music from TikTok because it downloads all of your data and then roasts you for your music choices. It’s how a lot of people nowadays find music, and it’s confusing because TikTok is supposed to be for teenagers. That’s why, before I started writing this, I texted my 14-year-old sister and requested a list of the most popular songs on the app right now. The wisest people know when to accomplish something themselves and when to leave it to the professionals.
To be fair, she only stated “the Corvette Corvette one.” I set out on this quest to locate the top TikTok songs of 2021 fearlessly and alone. I went through TikTok’s content gold mine to find the finest of the finest songs of the moment. And, in all seriousness, since that there are no bars, parties, or public areas to go to, TikTok is the only way I know what songs are hot.
Keep an eye on this list as it grows. For now, here are the top TikTok songs of 2021 so far, which include a healthy mix of modern pop, EDM, and some throwbacks. These are the ones worth spending more than 15 (or 60) seconds listening to. I’ll keep my word.
Doja Cat says, “Streets.”
The highly infectious rap stanza on Doja Cat’s “Streets” has recently been making the TikTok rounds. “Streets” is a languid, sensual banger from the queen of TikTok music, and it’s not as uptempo as her other viral tracks.
WILLOW: “Wait a minute!”
“Wait a Minute!” by Willow Smith is a catchy 2015 song that TikTok has recently adopted. After hearing only a snippet, you’ll be searching for and saving this song to your collection because of the catchy melody and her powerful vocals.
“I have a driver’s license,” Olivia Rodrigo
Everyone has heard this one by now, but we’d be negligent if we didn’t include it because it is the most popular song of the year thus far. Olivia Rodrigo’s “driver’s license” arrived at number one on the Billboard charts and set a number of streaming records, including Spotify’s record for the most song listens in a single week.
Boney M’s “Rasputin”
A new generation has recently found the wonder that is “Rasputin,” proving that a good song is timeless. They’ve also utilized it as the soundtrack for the most difficult/impressive TikTok dance ever.
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights”
The Weeknd, an Esquire cover star and 2021 Super Bowl Halftime performer, has had everyone from the MacFarlands to Jessica Alba dance to the TikTok intro to his song “Blinding Lights.” The rest of the song, it turns out, is also really damn good.
Yung Bae, bbno$, Billy Marchiafava, “Bad Boy”
This is what a TikTok song would sound like if mumble rap and disco had a lovechild. You’ll be performing a little dance at your work if you listen to this one.
“positions,”. Ariana Grande
“positions,” the title track from Ariana Grande’s newest album, has gone viral on TikTok and beyond.
Kodak Black ft. Plies, “Heart & Mind”
The Kodak Black tune associated with the craze is even better than the charming videos of construction workers scribbling hearts in cement.
Topic, A7S, “Breaking Me”
“Breaking Me” is the kind of music that plays on the Top 40 radio station in your Uber as you’re driving to the bar. Do you recall bars? Do you recall going out?
Tisto says, “The Business.”
The mood is the same. The ultimate DJ Tisto provides great pump up music.
“Dirty laundry,” bear, black
You can listen to the same 15 seconds of this music on repeat for four hours while learning the popular dance that goes along with it and still like it.
“Freak,” Doja Cat
She just keeps delivering hits. Doja Cat’s “Pink,” the soundtrack for TikTok’s silhouette challenge, seamlessly merges nasty lyrics with Paul Anka’s “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” a light, breezy 1950s feeling.
Ski Mask The Slump God’s “Foot Fungus”
When Using Ski Masks To Cover Up A Slump God probably had no idea when he released this rap record in 2018 that it would become a popular choreographed dance among young teenage girls. I hope he’s delighted it worked out for him.