Most Popular TikTok Songs

We all know how huge TikTok is, and in the past few weeks we’ve taken a look at the top most liked TikToks and the most popular TikTok trends, but where would it all be without music? In fact, where would we all be without music? 

But especially on TikTok. No more lip syncing, no more dancing, no more unique situations and circumstances that are directly music-related. Videos would be so lifeless without it.

Let’s face it, without music, TikTok wouldn’t even exist.

It is the binding agent that holds everything together and the reason we react like we do to many of its videos. 

That’s why I wanted to create a list with the most popular TikTok songs. The ones that push as many creators to come up with original content that makes our days. 

Like with all music, not all popular TikTok songs will be suitable for everyone. Some of us might relate to the happier and more upbeat TikTok songs, while others might like sad TikTok songs better. But whether you’re a TikTok fan or not, there surely will be at least one song on this list that you won’t be able to resist. 

So let’s get on with it and check out ten of the most popular TikTok songs of 2021. 

10 Top TikTok Songs of 2021

  1. Lil Nas X – MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)

“Call Me By Your Name” is one of those songs you don’t want to like because of its naughty lyrics, but can’t help it because of its rhythm. Everyone has been going crazy over it, including TikTok users. This TikTok kind of explains just how “bad” this song is:

If you want to learn more about it, check out this article where Lil Nas X explains the lyrics to Montero.


  1. Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion’s – WAP

In a similar vein as Montero is Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s WAP. Naughty lyrics, but extremely catchy song that became one of the favorite dance songs on TikTok. With such a sick beat, it’s no wonder that it ended up on the dancing side of TikTok. Popular TikTokers like Addison Rae have taken on the WAP dance challenge and put on some sexy moves, while others like Jack Black turned to comedy with it:

@addisonre

i had to do it before my mom did…. goodnight dc @besperon

♬ WAP(feat. Megan Thee Stallion) – Cardi B
@justmaiko

so much is going on in this video🤦‍♂️😂 @mztinale @tiffany_dances_ @itsjonathansworld

♬ WAP(feat. Megan Thee Stallion) – Cardi B

https://www.tiktok.com/music/WAP-Megan-Thee-Stallion-6858616259425225478


  1. Megan Thee Stallion – Savage

Another one of Megan’s dance songs that went viral on TikTok when TikTok creator Keara Wilson created a dance for it:

@keke.janajah

NEW DANCE ALERT! 🚨 if u use my dance tag me so i can see🤗 @theestallion #writethelyrics #PlayWithLife #foyou #fyp #foryoupage #newdance #savage

♬ Savage – Megan Thee Stallion

The dance became popular among TikTok’s most well-known dance video creators like Addison Rae and Charli D’Amelio and is now one of the most popular TikTok songs. 


  1. K Camp – Lottery (Renegade)

We couldn’t talk about top TikTok dance songs without mentioning “Renegade”. The song became viral on TikTok when 14-year-old Jalaiah Harmon posted a dance choreography to it that everyone went wild for. People first credited the choreography to Charli D’Amelio since hers was the video that became viral and she got a lot of backlash for it, but Charli eventually gave credit to Jalaiah for it, and the top three TikTok dance queens  — Jalaiah Harmon, Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae — actually have a video together performing the choreography.

@charlidamelio

guys i would like to introduce you to @_.xoxlaii i am so happy that she was able to teach me the original choreography that she made she is the best!

♬ Lottery – K CAMP

  1. Stromae – Alors on Danse

And if we’re still on the dancing side of TikTok, we have to talk about Misa’s slowed down version of “Alors on Danse”, which went viral when TikTok user usimmango posted a video of him and his friends dancing to this song and doing a simple laid back shoulder and arm movement. People then recreated the choreography either as a stand-alone video or on top of the original video, generally to show off accomplishments or goal achievements. This is the original video:

@usimmango

Tag who you see🙈 // Insta: Usimmango💕

♬ Stromae Alors on Danse – Misa 🦋

And these are a few recreations and other uses of the original sound:

@miakhalifa

Sorry to everyone who already booked a flight to my wedding. Hope you bought trip insurance.

♬ Stromae Alors on Danse – Misa 🦋

  1. BLACKPINK – How You Like That

Of course we couldn’t have a list of top TikTok songs without a K-pop song. People love K-pop and it’s very popular on TikTok as well. Since “How You Like That” by Blackpink packs quite the feisty punch when it comes to rhythm, people usually love to use it to post videos of themselves transforming from normal day-to-day to glam, catwalking or doing things with an attitude. 

@.mirandah

MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS POR LOS 2 MILLONES 💖 Estoy muy agradecida de todo su apoyo 🥺🥰#parati #foryou #trend #destacame #tiktok

♬ How You Like That – BLACKPINK

  1. Jawsh 685 – Laxed (SIREN BEAT)

Another upbeat song is “Laxed” by Jawsh 685, a 13-year-old teenager who originally posted the song on YouTube in 2019, but it only truly blew up when it hit TikTok. People on TikTok love to use this sound to celebrate and embrace cultural differences, or just to do the popular dance:


  1. Curtis Waters – Stunnin’ feat. Harm Franklin

Stunnin’ by Curtis Waters is a chill song many TikTok users love to use to post cool outfit changes:

@justmaiko

gotta stay drippy during quarantine🤪 @itsjonathanle

♬ Stunnin’ (feat. Harm Franklin) – Curtis Waters

  1. Justin Bieber – Peaches

Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” is just the relaxed laid-back kind of song TikTok users typically love. This one doesn’t have a specific theme, so it’s used for a variety of different videos from people showing hair tips to taking their make-up off to just chillin’.


  1. JoJo – Leave (Get Out)

“Leave” by JoJo is one of those sad TikTok songs that creators love to use to post dramatic videos like this adorable dog one:

or of people actually wanting others to leave for different reasons like needing privacy or not wanting to mess up their cleaning:

@thatgaydoctor

Everyone has the right to privacy during their doctor’s appointments #gaydoctor #medicine

♬ Leave (Get Out) [2018] – JoJo
@keggy_linz

Anybody else like there carpet to look like no one has walked on it?

♬ Leave (Get Out) [2018] – JoJo

If you liked these popular TikTok songs, don’t forget to share the music love with your friends and check out some of our other TikTok-related articles!

See also: Who has the most followers on TikTok?

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