TikTok’s popularity has risen in recent years, and while COVID-19 will likely aid this in 2020 and 2021, TikTok’s user base is still expected to grow in the coming year. Despite India’s ban on TikTok and the Trump administration’s threat to ban TikTok in the United States in 2020, this is the case.
TikTok now has more than 1 billion active monthly users. Many of them are young, with 28 percent of TikTok users under the age of 18 and 35 per cent between the ages of 19 and 29. With 59 percent of TikTok users being female compared to 39 per cent male, it has a noticeable feminine slant (with 2 percent identifying as “other”). Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, and WeChat are the only social applications with greater users. TikTok was the seventh-most downloaded app of the 2010s, with 3 billion downloads in June 2021.
Because TikTok music trends change so quickly, it’s impossible to predict which ones will be popular in 2022. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered: this list includes the most popular general trends as well as how to spot them.
Let’s take a closer look at each of these TikTok music trends in 2022 and observe what sort of videos they appear in.
- “Oh No” by Kreepa
“Oh No” is a song that will be eternally connected with TikTok videos. While it’s been the soundtrack for a slew of viral successes, it’s most often used to depict the moment when someone discovers they’re in trouble or find themselves in an amusing predicament. A kitten ready to tumble into a bathtub and a grandma swaying so far back in her chair that she tips over are two famous instances.
- “Aesthetic” by Xilo
This dreamy tune is the most popular backdrop song on TikTok right now. It’s most typically seen in artistic videos that tell a tale, depict a day in life, or explain a technique.
- Erica Banks’ “Buss It”
This is one of several transition films used by people to show off their favourite clothing and looks. Instead of merely revealing the user’s face, the user is required to drop down into a squat-style dancing motion at the conclusion.
- “Lotus Flower Bomb” by Wale feat. Miguel
This sound was technically produced in 2020, but it wasn’t widely adopted until 2021 when prominent celebrities like Addison Rae began to use it as part of a dance craze. One of the reasons it’s gone viral is that, unlike some of the other dances on the app, it’s rather simple to imitate.
- Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers licence”
This legendary song is a regular on the For You page in 2021, with almost 2 million views. Some individuals use it as a backdrop for fast choreography, but others use it as a metaphor for their sadness by filming themselves lying on the ground in the rain.
- “Sugarcrash!” by ElyOtto
Lip-syncing to this rapid, lively tune takes some serious expertise. While some users have used it to mock how it feels when others open up to them, the majority are simply attempting to keep up with ElyOtto’s fast-paced lyrics.
- Reyanna Maria’s “So Pretty”
Changing from no makeup to makeup is a popular video style on TikTok. And songs like this one make the transitions even more seamless. Those that employ this sound will fake striking the camera for the first few beats, then reveal their new look during the “I’m so lovely” speech.
- Kardinal Offishall’s “Dangerous”
This song was released in 2008, however, it’s currently trending on TikTok owing to a sound made by PresleyWalker. The most common trend involves someone doing something “risk,” such as asking their sweetheart out and then taking a shaky drink of water to signify how terrified they are.
- Dirty Heads’ “Vacation”
This song is renowned for users flaunting their occupations because of the phrase “I’m on vacation every single day because I adore my career.” This can be done in a lighthearted way, such as going behind the scenes at a fast-food restaurant, or it might be serious.
- Doja Cat’s “Streets”
This modern-day love song is frequently used to promote a relationship. During the lyric “there ain’t no man like you,” it’s common for the person lip-syncing to grab their spouse.
- Danilo Stankovic’s “Pieces”
This music is a little more sombre than the joyful songs that frequently appear on the For You page. The slow piano version has become famous as the soundtrack for anything from kittens in backpacks to cosmetics tutorials. However, it’s most typically used to describe a touching scenario or someone the person admires.
- Cardi B’s “Up”
The most typical usage of this music as the background for viral content is a challenge in which users show themselves fresh-faced and unready, then demonstrate how they appear all done up. The challenge is known as the “#upcardibchallenge.”
Now that you know all of the top hot TikTok songs 2022 right now (along with the kind of videos they’re being featured in), it’s time to create your viral TikTok playlist.
Every day, TikTok adds new noises and music to its platform. While the top music may soon be removed from the For You page, we hope this playlist will allow you to listen to them for a little longer.