Best TikTok songs 2021: All the viral songs from TikTok

7 April 2021, 12:09

By Katie Louise Smith

Looking for a song you heard on TikTok? Here's all the popular songs that've gone viral on TikTok in 2021, including Erica Banks' Buss It and Yung Baby Tate's 'I Am'.

TikTok truly had its moment in 2020 and its showing no signs of stopping as we enter 2021.

Dance challenges, viral songs, memes and everything in between are back for another year of chaos, with the social media platform set to send a whole host of new and old tracks soaring up the charts.

2020 saw the likes of Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion and even legendary bands like Fleetwood Mac gain immense popularity amongst Gen Z'ers. Remixes of popular songs also took off on the platform, transforming hits like Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida' and Cardi B's 'WAP' into sounds that took on their own life. But which songs will get the TikTok treatment in 2021?

READ MORE: Here's all the best WAP remixes from TikTok and YouTube

Here's all the popular 2021 TikTok songs so far – and who created the dances:

All the best viral TikTok songs in 2021
All the best viral TikTok songs in 2021. Picture: David Talukdar/NurPhoto via Getty Images, TikTok

Viral TikTok songs from 2021 trends or memes:

Lardi B - ‘WAP (Wings and Pizza’)
The parody of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ is actually by Lardi B, but it’s been used for the ‘Kidz Bop WAP challenge’ where users are trying not to laugh at the Wings and Pizza lyrics using the ‘Smile Rating’. If you go over 50, you lose!

Caterina Valente - 'Bongo (Cha cha cha)’

Salt ’N’ Pepa ft. En Vogue - ‘Whatta Man’
Need a song to go perfectly with your thirst/simp post about a male celebrity? Well look no further because Salt 'N' Pepa's classic is now going viral on the app. Throwback photos of Mark Ruffalo? Whatta man! Chris Evans walking down a hallway? Whatta man!

Gia Giudice - 'Waking Up in the Morning'
TikTokers are using a clip from The Real Housewives of New Jersey to share their most cringeworthy or traumatic childhood moments.

Kid Cudi - 'Day 'n' Nite'
Kid Cudi's 2008 track made a comeback on TikTok thanks to a trend that sees people write out a statement in black and white text, and then turn off the lights to reveal what they really mean.

'Agatha All Along' from WandaVision
Pretty self explanatory... Agatha Harkness' bop to end all bops went viral on Marvel TikTok, with memes popping up all over the app.

Yung Gravy - 'oops!'
The "You talking about Tracy? Tracy with the ass?" song has become popular with reveal and 'wait for it' videos.

Juice WRLD & benny blanco - 'Real Shit'
The "real shit, real shit, never tell a lie" lyrics features over the '2 Truths & A Lie' trend that's been done by Addison Rae and Bella Poarch.

Yung Baby Tate - 'I Am' (ft. Flo Milli)
TikTok users are using Yung Baby Tate's "I am healthy, I am wealthy, I am rich..." lyrics to manifest positive vibes in 2021.

BeatKing - 'Then Leave'
Back in 2020, there was a dance routine to this one. But now there's a new Numbers Challenge where users have to repeat the sequence on the screen with their fingers to the beat of the song.

Timex Social Club - 'Rumours'
This '80s bop from Timex Social Club has been turned into a meme that basically exposes every day lies, thanks to its "stop spreading those rumours around" lyrics. Technically, this one started at the end of December 2020 but it's thriving in January 2021.

Taylor Swift - 'no body, no crime (ft. HAIM)'
TikTok users are using Taylor's evermore masterpiece to present their personal conspiracy theories about certain celebrities or fictional characters they think might have "done it".

TikTok songs with viral dances:

Ciara - 'Got Me Good'

This one isn't a full on dance routine but the viral movies paired with those iconic "my back is aching, my bra’s too tight, my hips are shaking from left to right" lyrics are all over the FYP. TikTokers are using the track's intro to dance in a lacklustre way before doing the absolute most when the beat kicks in.

Natasha Bedingfield - ‘Unwritten’

Natasha Bedingfield's iconic track has been given the dance treatment thanks to @rony_boyy, who has seen their infectious choreography go viral on the app. The routine also features some dance moves inspired by Beyoncé's 'Single Ladies' choreography.

City Gurls - 'Twerkulator'

The dance was created by @layzchipz, who saw the routine blow up within two days of posting. Charli D'Amelio is now among those who have recreated the dance on their own accounts.

Cardi B - 'Up'

A new Cardi B song? Time for a new dance challenge! The 'Up' dance is credited to @theemyanicole and @cchrvs, with Mya Nicole's original video being viewed over 7.5 million times.

Ariana Grande - 'Motive' x Nelly Furtado - 'Promiscuous'

This Ariana and Nelly Furtado mashup is getting the viral dance treatment thanks to the iconic 'tornado arm' move from @samobam0.

Britney Spears - 'I'm a Slave 4 U'

Britney choreo on TikTok?! Sign us up! A new dance trend inspired by Brit's iconic Slave 4 U moves has gone viral on the platform, but there's several different routines that you can learn. One of the most popular seems to have been popularised by the Sharp Twins, with another similar routine posted by ssneha.r going viral too.

Carrie Underwood - 'Church Bells'

First posted by @astronomicalboy, all this dance trend requires is for you to hit the move on the first two beats of Carrie's track, and then bop to the rest. Simple as that. @astronomicalboy's original TikTok has over 750k likes.

Put Your Head On My Shoulder (Paul Anka) x Streets (Doja Cat)

The Silhouette challenge has taken over TikTok, and it sees people serving body against a backdrop of red light. The song in question? Well, actually, there's a few tracks that have been used but the main one is a remix of Paul Anka's 'Put Your Head on My Shoulder' and Doja Cat's 'Streets'.

Cdot Honcho - 'Mhm Mhm'

This dance was created by @arri.arii on December 31st but it's already dominating Dance TikTok in 2021. The original video and the follow up both now have over 1m views. Charli D'Amelio posted it to her followers in January 2021 and it's blowing up.

StopEmGottem - 'Beat Box'

The "Ready to get it started" song went viral in December 2020 but is continuing to pick up steam in 2021. This time around, there's a simple routine attached to the song.

Erica Banks - 'Buss It' (featuring a sample of Nelly's 'Hot In Herre')

The Buss It Challenge started taking off in January 2021 although it's not known who actually started the trend. To take part in the glam transition challenge, you need to start in casual clothing and no makeup. When the beat drops, you drop to the floor in a glam outfit and start dancing for the camera.

DJ Cummerbund - Britney Spears 'Toxic' x B-52's 'Love Shack'

The earliest version of the dance was posted by @livgrayland69 with multiple videos going massively viral shortly after using the same choreo.

Wale – 'Lotus Flower Bomb (ft. Miguel)'

Debuting at the end of December 2020, @goolir's routine to Wale's track is picking up steam in 2021 with Addison Rae and Haley Sharpe both bringing the dance to their followers.

Christina Aguilera - 'Show Me How You Burlesque'

Set to the iconic anthem from Burlesque, @brie_nicole98's choreo hit the app in 2020 but is now taking off again in 2021. The dance features some pretty impressive splits at the end so make sure you're flexible if you wanna be able to nail this one.

What were the biggest TikTok songs from 2020?

Here's the top 5 most used songs on TikTok from the past year:

Jawsh 685 - 'Laxed [Siren Beat]'

Karin - 'Bagaikan Langit Cover'

Young Thug feat. Future - 'Relationship'

K Camp - 'Lottery (Renegade)'

Megan Thee Stallion - 'Savage'

READ MORE: Here's the Top 10 TikTok songs of 2020