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48 Popular TikTok Songs You Need to Listen to on Repeat

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When you want to discover new music that will get you going, you wouldn’t think to go to TikTok, right? You’d normally explore curated playlists on Spotify or your favorite artist’s albums on Apple Music. But you can always find hidden gems in the places you wouldn’t normally think to look.

If you’re wondering which songs have the world singing, dancing, and creating, we’ve compiled a list of 48 of the most popular songs taking over TikTok.


Let’s update your playlists with our list of the most popular songs on TikTok.

@phoebe.mulyana if we ever broke up..? #dancechallenge #tiktokdance #newdance #tutorial ♬ If We Ever Broke Up – Mae Stephens

English singer-songwriter Mae Stephens’ 2023 hit has over 13 million views on her official YouTube channel. On TikTok, “If We Ever Broke Up” is the number one song globally on the platform’s Songs of the Summer 2023 list, with 13.9 million videos using the song. Big names like South Korean boy band ENHYPEN and girl groups ITZY and IVE have used the track, with videos showing hand gestures that represent a heart breaking in two.

Key takeaways

Mae Stephens’ catchy hit “If We Ever Broke Up” has become a TikTok sensation with 13.9 million video creations.


@2ins_kl♬ Makeba – Jain

Released in 2015, “Makeba” is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. On Jain’s YouTube channel, the song already has over 251 million views and has made it into TikTok’s Songs of the Summer list for top songs by video creations globally. As of writing, over 1 million video creations are using Jain’s hit song to feature food and other lifestyle content on the platform.

Key takeaways

Jain’s “Makeba,” originally released in 2015, has seen a resurgence on TikTok, used in over 1 million videos for various content.


@czerone Whoever dances is handsome #hiphop #dance #foryoupage #fyp ♬ What It Is – Solo Version – Doechii

Doechii’s 2023 hit has over 43 million views on YouTube alone. On TikTok, nearly 2 million video creations that feature dances, clips, makeup tutorials, and more, are using the song as their background music. Due to its immense popularity on the platform, the song made it to TikTok’s Songs of the Summer 2023 list. This song contains explicit lyrics.

Key takeaways

Doechii’s “What It Is – Solo Version” has become immensely popular on TikTok, featured in nearly 2 million videos.


@we_fiftyfifty #FIFTYvod ??도 도전한 큐피드 손댄스 챌린지✌️✌️? #FIFTYFIFTY #TheBeginning #Cupid #피프티피프티 #큐피드 #KEENA #SIO #키나 #시오 #큐피드챌린지 #Cupidchallenge #큐피드손댄스 #Cupid손댄스 ♬ Cupid (Twin Ver.) – FIFTY FIFTY

FIFTY FIFTY’s original music video garnered over 149 million views on YouTube since it premiered in February 2023. The sped-up version is one of TikTok’s most popular songs, with 8.7 million video creations using it to showcase content ranging from food to memes. It’s also one of the top 10 songs globally on the platform’s Songs of the Summer 2023 list.

Key takeaways

FIFTY FIFTY’s “Cupid – Twin Ver. – Sped Up Version” has captivated TikTok users with 8.7 million video creations.


@nicollefigueroaaLalala♬ LALA – Myke Towers

Myke Towers’ 2023 Spanish-language hit became viral on TikTok a few months ago. The song features a catchy, reggaeton beat with an LSS-inducing “Lala” vocal sample. It went on to top various charts, including the Billboard Global Excl. US chart. On TikTok “LALA” is used by 6.6 million video creations, ranging from dances and memes to bartending videos. 

Key takeaways

Myke Towers’ “LALA” has topped charts and gone viral on TikTok with 6.6 million video creations.


@kialozza ? @Dua Lipa #houdini #fypシ #fyp ♬ Houdini – Dua Lipa

Just a few days after its release, Dua Lipa’s latest song has already garnered over 20 million views on YouTube as of writing. “Houdini” boasts a percussion-heavy techno beat reminiscent of songs in the 70s and 80s with a catchy hook and chorus. The song is also one of Apple Music’s top picks for the biggest viral hits on TikTok in 2023. On TikTok, “Houdini” is used as a background for various dance clips featuring Dua Lipa or other content creators, lyric videos, and even memes.

Key takeaways

Dua Lipa’s “Houdini” quickly gained popularity, amassing over 20 million views on YouTube and becoming a TikTok favorite.


@austintaylorrrr Lovin on me ? this one goes craazy dc @Perri Kiely #duo #dance #nz ♬ Lovin On Me – Jack Harlow

“Lovin On Me” opens with a catchy vocal sample that’s reminiscent of 90s boyband hits. The song features great percussion complemented by Harlow’s flawless rap flow. Videos on TikTok use the song to showcase the sample’s similarity with other songs, dance challenges, and the “Vanilla Baby” trend. 

Key takeaways

Jack Harlow’s “Lovin On Me” has become a TikTok hit, used in dance challenges and trending content.


@eyasminbalit goes like this…♬ Strangers – Kenya Grace

Kenya Grace’s 2023 debut single “Strangers”, a drum and bass-laden single, catapulted the artist to the top of the charts, making her one of the only two British female artists (the other one is the legendary Kate Bush) to take the top spot on the Official Charts for a self-produced single. The song was initially successful in July 2023, when Grace released it on TikTok. She then released a follow-up video on the platform, which garnered over 38 million views.

Key takeaways

Kenya Grace’s debut single “Strangers” gained massive popularity on TikTok, contributing to her rapid rise in the music industry.


@mafergaytann manifesting olivia tickets ? @Olivia Rodrigo #oliviarodrigo #livies #guts #gethimback #fyp ♬ get him back! – Olivia Rodrigo

The 8th track on her album Guts, “Get him back!” is a fun and relatable anthem featuring heartbreak and teen angst. It now has over 400,000 video creations, mainly featuring a duo dance challenge to the song’s bridge. You can also check out Olivia’s latest single, “Vampire”, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. This song contains explicit lyrics.

Key takeaways

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Get him back!” is a relatable anthem that has inspired over 400,000 TikTok video creations.


@by.cmc super shy challenge with #Haerin ? #newjeans_haerin #newjeans #imsupershy #fyp ♬ Super Shy – NewJeans

Released in July 2023, the South Korean girl group’s hit has more than 110 million views on YouTube. On TikTok, the hashtag “newjeans_supershy” has 432.4 million views as of writing, with the song being used in 1.4 million video creations. The group also has another popular song called “ETA”, which has been used in over 100,000 video creations to date.

Key takeaways

NewJeans’ “Super Shy” has garnered significant attention on TikTok, featured in 1.4 million video creations.


@clvudxvs dc; @jade @Iam.helo #cityboy #uk #explore ♬ City Boy – Burna Boy

The viral hit song “City Boys” is a hip-hop single with R&B and Afropop influences. This fan favorite comes from the artist’s seventh studio album “I Told Them…”, which became one of the top albums on charts like the Official U.K. Albums chart and Apple Music. Burna Boy’s viral hit is used in TikTok video creations to showcase dance challenges, lyrics, and even acrobatic stunts. 

This song does contain explicit lyrics.

Key takeaways

Burna Boy’s “City Boys” has become a viral hit on TikTok, used in numerous dance challenges and creative videos.


@jntxlii Water – Tyla ? class/choreo: @Jm Yrreverre ♬ Water – Tyla

South African singer Tyla’s viral solo song “Water” was already trending on TikTok when it made a historic debut on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The song features a mix of several genres, such as Afrobeats and Amapiano, which is a music subgenre that originated in South Africa. It inspired the “water dance challenge” created by choreographer Litchi and is even used in videos by women wanting to “test” (the Tyla “Water” test) if their partners have wandering eyes. 

Key takeaways

Tyla’s “Water” inspired the viral “water dance challenge” and has been a hit on TikTok, featured in countless videos.


@sophiaaljufrigpp yg penting candid beneran♬ What Was I Made For? [From The Motion Picture “Barbie”] – Billie Eilish

Part of the Barbie soundtrack, Billie Eilish’s sentimental ballad has been used in over 1.7 million video creations on TikTok. The song’s personal lyrics and soft melody strike a chord with listeners. Its official music video, which was directed by Eilish herself, has nearly 70 million views on YouTube.

Key takeaways

Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?” from the Barbie soundtrack has resonated with TikTok users, leading to over 1.7 million video creations.


@aespa_official ?‍♀️?? #vampire #OliviaRodrigo #aespa #æspa #에스파 #GISELLE #지젤 #KARINA #카리나 ♬ vampire – Olivia Rodrigo

“Vampire” opens with a sentimental piano accompaniment and builds up into a powerful percussion-laden piece that showcases Rodrigo’s vocal range. The song, whose video premiered on YouTube in June 2023 and has garnered over 72 million views, is part of Rodrigo’s sophomore album “Guts” and is used on TikTok as a background for lyric videos, clips of Olivia Rodrigo singing, and creators singing along to the song. 

This song does contain explicit lyrics.  

Key takeaways

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire” has become a TikTok favorite, used in various creative and lip-sync videos.


@hara08_wotagei #endlesssummer でヲタ芸してみた! #alanwalker #zak_abel ♬ オリジナル楽曲 – はら 【ヲタ芸】

“Endless Summer” has an uplifting beat that features dance-pop influences. The drop and chorus, complemented by a bassline and percussion, are catchy, blissful segments that make listeners want to dance and enjoy the freedom that summer brings. On TikToK, “Endless Summer” is used as a background for videos showcasing concerts, parties, and duets.

This song does contain explicit lyrics. 

Key takeaways

“Endless Summer” by Alan Walker and Zak Abel is a feel-good track that’s popular on TikTok for concert and party videos.


@czerone Dance with your friends #hiphop #paintthetownred #inmyfeelings #fy ♬ Paint The Town Red – Doja Cat

Released in August 2023, Doja Cat’s “Paint The Town Red” has become a big hit on TikTok, with an estimated 2.6 million video creations, featuring different dances, makeup tutorials, and people just lipsyncing. Its official video, which was co-directed by Doja Cat herself, has over 100 million views on YouTube.

The song does contain explicit lyrics.

Key takeaways

Doja Cat’s “Paint The Town Red” has become a TikTok sensation, used in over 2.6 million videos.


@sabrinabahsoon Brb this is on repeat. #greedy @tate mcrae #tubegirl #tubegirleffect ♬ greedy – Tate McRae

The song’s pop hook is one of the things that makes it an earworm. It’s complemented by playful dance beats that make listeners want to sing or dance along to the song. Its video, which premiered on YouTube in September 2023, showcases McRae’s powerful dance moves, featuring choreography by Sean Bankhead

The song does contain explicit lyrics. 

Key takeaways

Tate McRae’s “greedy” has captivated TikTok users with its catchy hook and dance-worthy beats.


@ninisha2002 Lalalala~??#everyday #arianagrande #dancechallenge #fypシ゚viral ♬ Everyday – Ariana Grande

While this song was released in 2017, it has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to TikTok. In fact, “Everyday” was part of the platform’s list of Global Songs of the Summer 2023. On the platform, Grande’s song is used as a background for dance clips, lyrics videos, and dance tutorials.

The song does contain explicit lyrics. 

Key takeaways

Ariana Grande’s “Everyday” has enjoyed renewed popularity on TikTok, featured in numerous dance and lyric videos.


@davidvooo? (dc me)♬ Sprinter – Dave & Central Cee

The music video for this 2023 hit has already garnered over 146 million views on YouTube and has become one of TikTok’s top songs in the UK for Summer 2023. The collaborative hip-hop track showcases the rap skills of Central Cee and Dave, propelling it to the top of various charts, including the Official U.K. Singles Chart.

This song contains explicit lyrics.

Key takeaways

Central Cee and Dave’s “Sprinter” has become a top song on TikTok in the UK, with over 146 million views on YouTube.


@lindamont #breakfast #grwm #nike #nikewomenmx #nikewomen ♬ Pretty (Sped Up) – MEYY

The sped-up version of Belgian singer MEYY’s song has become one of TikTok’s top songs in the UK for Summer 2023. On the platform, the song is used in videos featuring makeup tutorials, arts and crafts, and fit checks.

The lyrics, which are in French interspersed with English verses, were taken from a poem that MEYY wrote. 

Key takeaways

MEYY’s “Pretty (Sped Up)” is a TikTok hit in the UK, used in makeup tutorials and creative videos.


@miuka.povs #pov (FL⚠️) The new recruits talk sh*t about the mafia boss not knowing she’s right behind them… #foryoupage ♬ Little Girl Gone – CHINCHILLA

CHINCHILLA’s 2023 hit is an angsty pop-rock anthem that became viral on TikTok and has become a powerful anthem for people who are experiencing or have experienced abuse. The song, which has garnered over 10 million streams, has also contributed to the British singer-songwriter’s growing popularity on TikTok, where she now has hundreds of thousands of followers. The preview of the song was so well-received on TikTok that when she posted the video, it accumulated a million views in less than 24 hours.

The song contains explicit lyrics.

Key takeaways

CHINCHILLA’s “Little Girl Gone” has become a powerful anthem on TikTok, used in videos addressing personal struggles and abuse.


@joealbaneseITS A WRAAAAAP♬ It’s A Wrap – Sped Up – Mariah Carey

“It’s a Wrap” was originally recorded and released in 2009 but the song has since seen a revival, thanks in part to the viral “It’s a Wrap” challenge. Lambs, a term used to refer to Mariah’s fans, were lip-synching to the song and gave it a significant bump on streaming platforms. The sped-up version is part of Mariah Carey’s special release, which also includes a new edit of the song and a remix assisted by the equally legendary Mary J. Blige. 

Key takeaways

Mariah Carey’s “It’s a Wrap” challenge has revived her 2009 song, making it a TikTok favorite.


@cocona.dance Seven #jungkook #seven #dance #cover #fyp #05 #정국 @JK ♬ Seven (feat. Latto) – Clean Ver. – Jung Kook & Latto

BTS’ Jungkook’s debut solo single “Seven” has taken the internet by storm, accumulating 260 million views on YouTube and ranking among the Top 100 Music Videos (global) at #55. But the craze doesn’t stop there. On TikTok, the song has become a viral sensation, inspiring 1.6 million video creations of people showcasing their dance moves and choreography to the infectious beat. Even big names like Dasuri Choi and BTS themselves have joined in on the fun, adding to the song’s growing popularity.

Key takeaways

BTS’ Jungkook’s debut solo single “Seven” has taken TikTok by storm with 1.6 million video creations.


@lyzzahh♬ Never Felt So Alone – Labrinth

“Never Felt So Alone” is a dreamy piece accompanied by light percussions and sorrowful beats and features backing vocals by Billie Eilish. A song that talks about loneliness, it was featured in the HBO drama Euphoria and was one of TikTok’s top Songs of the Summer in the UK for 2023. On the platform, “Never Felt So Alone” is used by creators to feature song covers, memes, and clips featuring Labrinth and Eilish.  

This song contains potentially triggering lyrics. 

Key takeaways

Labrinth’s “Never Felt So Alone,” featuring Billie Eilish, has become a TikTok hit, used in emotional and creative videos.


@retiredprofessionals Its a bop! ✨ DC: our own @Anniese ##boothang #momsover40 #dancingmoms #orlandomoms #retiredprofessionals #momswhodance #momsoftiktok ♬ Lil Boo Thang – Paul Russell

This upbeat, catchy viral hit features a sample of The Emotions’ “Best of My Love” and became the song of the summer when a short clip was released in June on TikTok. On the platform, the song quickly amassed millions of views and has been repurposed to showcase couple dances, fit check videos, and yes, memes. “Lil Boo Thang” opens up with funk, R&B, and rap influences and evokes optimism. Since becoming viral on TikTok, Russell released the single on August 2023 and made a lot of waves on several charts, including the Billboard Hot 100. 

Key takeaways

Paul Russell’s “Lil Boo Thang” has become a viral hit on TikTok, used in millions of videos.


@fabetwinzgirls like us dont cry?♬ girls like me don’t cry (sped up) – thuy

Originally released in 2022, thuy’s hit song has since garnered over 20 million views. The sped-up version became so popular on TikTok that it has 9.8 million videos on the platform. Videos range from cleaning-related content and makeup tutorials to cooking shorts and unboxing videos. The sped-up version also made it to TikTok’s Songs of the Summer 2023 and is ranked #3 globally.

Key takeaways

Thuy’s “girls like me don’t cry (sped up)” is a TikTok sensation with 9.8 million video creations.


@leah_z1 surreal @david kushner ♬ Daylight – David Kushner

“Daylight” made it to LoudKult’s Spotify list of the biggest songs on TikTok for 2023. The official music video has garnered over 147 million views on YouTube since it premiered in April 2023. The song, which drew comparisons to Irish singer-songwriter Hozier’s songs, features Kushner’s soulful and deep vocals complemented by a melancholic piano accompaniment. “Daylight” began to gain popularity on TikTok when Kushner started teasing about the single on the platform. Fan recordings, including a particular video with 30 million views, of Kushner performing the song also contributed to its viral success. 

Key takeaways

David Kushner’s “Daylight” has gained popularity on TikTok, featured in fan recordings and creative content.


@kyliejenner♬ Say Yes To Heaven – Sped Up – Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey’s dreamy and soulful “Say Yes to Heaven” was a previously unreleased track written in 2012 and recorded in 2013. Its sped-up version went viral on TikTok in 2022, which potentially played a major role in encouraging the release of the official studio version in 2023. The song, particularly its pre-chorus and chorus, has since been used by over a million users in more than 800,000 posts. 

Key takeaways

Lana Del Rey’s “Say Yes to Heaven” became viral on TikTok, leading to its official release in 2023.


@brookieandjessiewhos excited for the Barbie movie ?? WE ARE XX♬ Dance The Night (From Barbie The Album) – Dua Lipa

An iconic song from the Barbie movie, this disco-pop number has been used in over 487,000 videos on TikTok, featuring people dancing to the song, dance tutorials, and clips from the movie. Its official music video, which premiered in May 2023, has garnered nearly 119 million views to date, captivating audiences with its visuals and choreography. Once you listen to it, this bop is guaranteed to get you in the mood to groove.

Key takeaways

Dua Lipa’s “Dance The Night” from the Barbie movie has become a popular TikTok song, used in dance and movie clips.


@chikakikuga hafal♬ People – Libianca

Featuring Libianca’s soulful vocals, this dreamy pop song has Afrobeat influences and talks about the singer’s experience with cyclothymia, a rare mood disorder that causes people to experience periods of emotional ups and downs. “People” has since become a chart-topper, rising to number one on the UK Afrobeats chart in March 2023. On TikTok, creators use “People” for videos showcasing the song’s lyrics, dance tutorials, and covers. 

This song contains potentially triggering lyrics.

Key takeaways

Libianca’s “People” has captivated TikTok users with its soulful vocals and Afrobeat influences.


@vivy.th พาบาร์บี้มาเดินช้อปปิ้ง #barbie #barbiegirl #barbiethailand ♬ Barbie Girl – Aqua

90s kids will surely remember this hit from the Europop band Aqua. Originally released in 1997, “Barbie Girl” has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to the Barbie movie. On TikTok, the song has been used in 6.3 million video creations by content creators like Trisha Paytas, Dylan Mulvaney, and more. The song also made it to TikTok’s Songs of the Summer 2023, coming in at #9. 

Key takeaways

Aqua’s 90s hit “Barbie Girl” has enjoyed a resurgence on TikTok, used in millions of videos.


@mo0dzz Barbie world baybeeee ??? #fyp #fypシ #nickiminaj #nicki #icespice #barbie #barbiegirl #barbieworld @Nicki Minaj @ice spice ♬ Barbie World (with Aqua) [From Barbie The Album] – Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice & Aqua

Putting a new spin on the beloved classic, Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s “Barbie World” is mainly a rap track. The official music video already has over 107 million views on YouTube, while on TikTok, the song has been used in 1.6 million video creations to serve as background music for art clips, fashion videos, and even memes. The song also made it to TikTok’s list of the top 10 songs in the UK for Summer 2023. The song contains explicit lyrics.

Key takeaways

Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s “Barbie World” has become a TikTok hit, used in 1.6 million video creations.


@brunaargolo_o ?#1million #dance #unholy ♬ Unholy – Sam Smith & Kim Petras

Released over a year ago, “Unholy” still gets a lot of traction on TikTok and YouTube, where the official music video has gained over 217 million views since its 2022 premiere. The song showcases influences of various music subgenres including electropop and synth-pop. On TikTok, the song gave rise to the “Unholy” TikTok trend, with videos typically featuring seductive dance choreographies, while others show creators acting out the song’s lyrics. A TikTok video, which used a part of “Unholy”, posted on Smith’s account garnered approximately 38 million views and over 4 million likes. 

The song contains explicit and potentially triggering lyrics. 

Key takeaways

Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ “Unholy” continues to be popular on TikTok, inspiring seductive dance trends.


@tiptoptoks I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love ?? (@Harperzilmer) #teddyswims #losecontrol #love #relationship #christmas #cuffingseason #marylinmonroe ♬ Lose Control – Teddy Swims

The live video version of “Lose Control” premiered in June 2023 on YouTube. Since then, the video featuring Teddy Swims with a live band has garnered over 22 million views. The viral song has R&B and pop influences and highlights Teddy Swims’ raspy, soulful vocals and impressive vocal range. It made it to Apple Music’s list of the top TikTok Songs for 2023 and peaked at number 67 on the Hot 100 charts.

The song contains potentially triggering lyrics.

Key takeaways

Teddy Swims’ “Lose Control” has become a viral hit on TikTok, showcasing his soulful vocals.


@sally_reputation i made it to September #thereitgoesmaisiepeters #september #healing @maisie peters ♬ There It Goes – Maisie Peters

Singer-songwriter Maisie Peters’ upbeat and catchy pop hit showcases her dreamy vocals and makes listeners want to dance along to this fresh tune. On Spotify, “There It Goes”, with its LSS-inducing bridge, has amassed over 6.5 million streams as of writing. 

Key takeaways

Maisie Peters’ “There It Goes” is an upbeat pop hit that has gained popularity on TikTok.


@dance_0170 #ROSE? #ARTGIRLS #ChineseJAZZ #JazzGirl #SoEasy #ForYou ♬ Good Love – 220 KID

220 KID’s electropop tune has been used in over 50,000 posts on TikTok featuring videos ranging from transformations to artworks. One video that used “Good Love” and showcased the “then and now” trend has garnered over 350,000 views. The song also made it to Apple Music’s list of the top TikTok Songs for 2023. 

Key takeaways

220 KID’s “Good Love” has been used in over 50,000 TikTok posts, featuring various creative content.


@tiptoptoks BOYS A LIIAAARRRR (@Retirement House) #icespice #pinkpantheress #boysaliar #fyp ♬ Boy’s a liar Pt. 2 – PinkPantheress & Ice Spice

A sequel to PinkPantheress’s song Boy’s a Liar, this hit is about a girl who suspects her boyfriend of cheating on her. Despite its melancholic theme, the song’s catchy electropop sound makes it a bop. The song has already been used in 2 million video creations on TikTok. The official music video has garnered over 165 million views on YouTube.

Key takeaways

“Boy’s a Liar Pt.2” by PinkPantheress and Ice Spice has become a TikTok sensation with 2 million video creations.


@sixonesix616 MR. TAKE YA B ?? @mabu? @chriseanrockbaby #dance #foryou #trend ♬ MR. TAKE YA B*TCH (FEAT. CHRISEANROCK) – Lil Mabu & CHRISEAN ROCK

This song is one of Tokchart’s trending songs for November 2023. It’s been used in over 1.2 million videos on TikTok and the official music video, which premiered on YouTube in October 2023, has already amassed over 22 million views. As of writing, in the last 24 hours alone, more than 22,000 new TikTok videos have used this song. 

This song contains explicit lyrics.

Key takeaways

Lil Mabu’s “Mr. Take Ya B**h” has become a trending song on TikTok, used in over 1.2 million videos.


@evleal_Quieen dice que no me lo seee?♬ Lollipop – Darell

The bachata-influenced song by Puerto Rican artist Darell has become viral on TikTok and reached Spotify’s global Top 20 list on October 2023. The song has been featured in approximately 1.44 million TikTok videos, and according to Tokchart, over the last 24 hours, more than 35,000 videos have used “Lollipop”.

This song contains explicit lyrics.

Key takeaways

Darell’s bachata-influenced “Lollipop” has become viral on TikTok, featured in 1.44 million videos.


@marshastardustIt was, a cruel summer♬ Cruel Summer – Taylor Swift

First released in 2019 as part of Taylor Swift’s Lover album, “Cruel Summer” has enjoyed a resurgence thanks to Taylor’s Eras Tour. Its powerful lyrics, particularly its bridge, have captured the hearts of Swifties worldwide. The official audio video on YouTube has amassed over 123 million views, while on Spotify, the song has been streamed over 1.2 billion times. Additionally, “Cruel Summer” has gone viral on TikTok, with over 2.3 million posts featuring the song. These videos range from cooking demos and concert clips to people having fun and lip-syncing to the song.

Key takeaways

Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” has enjoyed a resurgence on TikTok, used in over 2.3 million posts.


@candeeeegonzalezz me salioo?#xyzbcaaa #paratii #foryoupage #xyzbcaaa #paratii #foryoupage #xyzbcaaa #paratii #foryoupage #xyzbcaaa #paratii #foryoupage ♬ Con Silenciador (feat. Anuel AA) – El Alfa, Anuel AA

“Con Silenciador” was originally released in 2018 but it has since enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to TikTok. The song is one of Tokchart’s trending songs for November 2023 and based on Tokchart’s stats, 1.84 million videos are using the song. In the last 24 hours, approximately 14,000 new TikTok videos have used “Con Silenciador”. On Spotify, it has garnered over 52 million streams, while the official music video on YouTube has over 83 million views as of writing. 

The song contains potentially triggering lyrics.

Key takeaways

“Con Silenciador” by El Alfa and Anuel AA has become popular on TikTok, used in 1.84 million videos.


@bylorenabenitez Atrapadaaa #badbunny #nadiesabeloquevaapasarmañana ♬ MONACO – Bad Bunny

“Monaco” by Bad Bunny, which incorporates trap influences accompanied by strings and piano, has gained significant popularity since its debut in October 2023. The official music video, published on YouTube, even includes appearances by renowned personalities, most notably acclaimed actor Al Pacino and Mexican race car driver Sergio Pérez.

The song contains explicit lyrics.

Key takeaways

Bad Bunny’s “Monaco” has gained significant popularity on TikTok, featured in numerous creative videos.


@monaalemi I can by myself flowers ?#flowers ♬ Flowers – Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus’ 2023 hit “Flowers” was released at the start of 2023. To date, the official video has nearly 610 million views on YouTube alone. The chart-topping song, which is part of Cyrus’ new album called Endless Summer Vacation, spent eight weeks on the US Billboard charts. With its disco and funk vibes, the catchy song enjoyed a huge following on TikTok and was used in 5.5 million posts, ranging from singers like HWASA dancing to the song to people showcasing their adorable pets. 

Key takeaways

Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” has become a TikTok hit, used in 5.5 million posts.


@lsoojung #lsoojung #dance #엘수정 #tictok #댄스 #litchimcn #animedance ♬ มองนานๆ – FLI:P

Thai pop group FLI:P’s cover of “Eyes on You”, originally by Vitamin A, has become very popular on TikTok. To date, approximately 9.6 million video creations have used the song. Many of the videos feature people dancing along to “Eyes on You”, while some have used it as a background song for pranks and food videos. On YouTube, FLI:P’s special video has garnered more than 29 million views since it was released in April 2023. 

Key takeaways

FLI’s cover of “Eyes on You” has become very popular on TikTok, used in 9.6 million video creations.


@dyosayamYomahart yomasol..♬ You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul (So80’s Edit) – Modern Talking

Yes, this hit single by the German pop duo Modern Talking was originally released in the 1980s, but like many “oldies” songs, the synth-pop and Euro-Disco-influenced tune has enjoyed a comeback on TikTok. It’s one of the trending songs on the platform for November 2023 and is used by approximately 823,000 TikTok videos. 

Key takeaways

Modern Talking’s 80s hit “You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul” has enjoyed a comeback on TikTok.


@alanflorex5 Ya el ultimo @Axel Flores #cecyte #fypシ #fyp #trend #raravez #twins ♬ Rara Vez – Taiu & Milo j

With over 300 million streams on Spotify, this trap-influenced Spanish hit is one of the most popular songs on TikTok for November 2023. As of writing, a total of 280,000 TikTok videos are using “Rara Vez”. Written in Spanish, this catchy song talks about intense love for someone and captivates listeners with its relatable lyrics and infectious rhythm.

Key takeaways

Taiu and Milo J’s “Rara Vez” is a popular trap-influenced Spanish hit on TikTok.


@blikeblanka tube girl but its #rodeoarmy ♬ Rodeo – Blanka

Released in September 2023, “Rodeo” by Polish singer, model, and Eurovision 2023 contender Blanka made it to Apple Music’s list of the top TikTok Songs for 2023. The catchy pop song is Blanka’s brand-new single. This pop hit with Moombahton influences will make you want to dance.

Key takeaways

Blanka’s “Rodeo” has become a catchy pop song that’s popular on TikTok.


@alexaa.soulFavourite weather Ig:alexaa.soul.official♬ All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

Okay, so we have two songs on this list from the Songbird Supreme, Mariah Carey. With the holidays just around the corner, “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, which was originally released in 1994 and has become a staple song for the holidays, has gotten increasingly popular on TikTok. To date, this bop has been used in over 12 million videos.

TikTok’s top songs list changes regularly. There’s no telling what the world will favor as more amazing music is released. If you’re looking for a collection of songs to add to your playlist, be sure to check these out.

Key takeaways

Mariah Carey’s holiday classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” continues to be a staple on TikTok.


In Conclusion

Music tastes and styles vary dramatically on TikTok. But dramatically like a grand French opera. They are sophisticated, moving, poetic, and grand in their own particular ways. That’s what makes them shared with others. Platforms like TikTok make success possible for different kinds of creative artists, musical or not.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most popular songs on TikTok?

In this post, we have case studies of the most popular songs on TikTok at the time of writing. These will, of course, change over time. These currently are:

  • “If We Ever Broke Up” by Mae Stephens
  • “Makeba” by Jain
  • “What It Is – Solo Version” by Doechii
  • “Cupid – Twin Ver. – Sped Up Version” by FIFTY FIFTY
  • “Super Shy” by NewJeans

Does TikTok make songs popular?

Technically, success on TikTok won’t help make music popular again – Billboard doesn’t track TikTok or include it in its calculations. Billboard does consider streaming, but it takes a lot of listens to equate to an album sale. The problem with music on TikTok is that fame can be fickle – today’s trend quickly becomes yesterday’s has-been. Yet, the songs we’ve covered here have become popular again on TikTok – at least for a short time within the TikTok platform.

How do I get 1-minute songs on TikTok?

Most songs on TikTok are 15 seconds, despite being able to upload videos of 60 seconds on the platform. This is because TikTok has a special license with music providers that only permits them to play a 15-second clip. However, you can get around this if you upload MP3 files from your phone to act as soundtracks to your 60-second videos. Be aware that TikTok sometimes cracks down on the use of non-copyright music in videos and may remove your track.

How do you find trending songs on TikTok?

It is surprisingly tricky to find trending songs on TikTok. One way is to go into your Discover section, click on a few videos, and note the music used in these videos. Another method is to click + on your home screen and then tap Sounds. This will bring up a series of song suggestions, including a category for TikTok Viral. Alternatively, you could click on one of the other playlists that TikTok recommends.

How do you put songs on TikTok?

Although most people use the songs already in TikTok’s library, nothing stops you from adding songs yourself. Begin by recording your video and saving it. Ensure you have uploaded the music you want as an MP3. Tap the + button in TikTok. Select Upload and select the video you previously recorded. Tap Mute to silence the original video. Tap Back. Then select the audio option you want and choose your intended soundtrack. Tap the 3-dot menu, then +. Adjust the resulting audio wave appropriately.

How do songs go viral on TikTok?

As we have seen in this article, various songs have become incredibly popular as video backdrops on TikTok. And this often happens without any action by or even knowledge of the artist who released the song. Of course, if you actively want your songs to go viral on TikTok, you can help the process. Share short videos yourself, featuring your tracks. Create content that appeals to Generation Z. Use suitable hashtags. Use Spotlight if you’re in an eligible country.

About the Author

Nadica Naceva

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Nadica Naceva, Head of Content at Influencer Marketing Hub, is a seasoned writer and reviewer with in-depth expertise in digital and content marketing. Leveraging her extensive experience in guiding content creation and strategic direction, Nadica brings a critical eye and analytical approach to reviewing articles and educational pieces. Her commitment to accuracy, integrity, and innovation with each review helps IMH grow as a leading source in influencer marketing. Her insights are backed by first-party data, ensuring content meets the highest standards of relevance.


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