35 of the best (and most catchy) TikTok songs out there

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It goes without saying that TikTok has taken over all of our lives since the start of 2020. But while you've most likely spent a large amount of hours scrolling through TikTok, you probably still can't name all of the songs you hear on the app.

Well, wonder no more, as we've created this handy guide of TikTok songs from this year and beyond for the next time you've got one stuck in your head. Now, time to listen to 'Flowers' by Miley Cyrus one more time?

The most viral TikTok songs of 2023

This year has seen some super catchy songs make their way from our TikTok for you page to our most listened to playlists, and we've collated some of the best tracks that you've most definitely sang along to at one point...

'Barbie World' by Ice Spice and Nicki Minaj

Hi, Barbie! We still can't get enough of all things pink after the Barbie film was released, and the soundtrack is just as iconic with this song by Ice Spice and Nicki Minaj becoming the soundtrack to our summer.

'Sprinter' by Central Cee and Dave

It doesn't take more than a few minutes before a Central Cee song comes up on our TikTok FYP, and the one that's going viral at the moment is this track with Dave. BTW, we can't get over how cute Central Cee and his girlfriend, Madeline Argy, are.

'Seven' by Jungkook ft. Latto

BTS' Jungkook's solo track, 'Seven', has well over one million videos on TikTok and it's so catchy, we can see why. It's the ultimate feel-good track for your next dance party in your bedroom.

'If We Ever Broke Up' by Mae Stephens

What. A. Bop. The singer, Mae Stephens, was still working at Asda when this song first went viral and now she's got us all singing along with almost 10 million views of this song on YouTube and, of course, thousands of TikToks.

'Daylight' by David Kushner

This song is in the background of pretty much every emotional video on our FYP right now. It's been used in over two million videos and counting, and it's one to listen to the next time you're feeling a bit moody.

'Say Yes To Heaven' by Lana Del Rey

This song was originally an unreleased track from Lana's Ultraviolence album (which was the soundtrack to our teen years) but went viral almost 10 years later on TikTok, causing her to release it for fans.

'Cupid' (sped up) by FiftyFifty

You definitely have this one stuck in your head. It's the ultimate single girl song by South Korean girlband, Fifty Fifty. The sped up version is all over our TikTok FYP, but the original version is just as good.

'Players (DJ Smallz 732 - Jersey Club Remix)' by Coi Leray

The sped up remix of 'Players' by Coi Leray has us up and dancing every single time it comes on. If we're honest, the dance is way too fast for us to keep up and, controversial opinion, but we'd argue that the original version of the song might even be a little bit better that the remix.

Now, onto the rest of your favourite TikTok songs...

The best viral TikTok songs

'Unholy' by Sam Smith ft Kim Petras

Released in September last year, this iconic collaboration song quickly became everyone's go to dance number for weeks.

'Escapism' by Raye ft 070 Shake

Raye's 'Escapsim' ft 070 Shake has literally been all over TikTok since its release even became a UK number one. We can see why!

'Boy's a Liar' by PinkPantheress and Ice Spice

'He say that I'm good enough, grabbing my da da da,'. Yep, we're still obsessed with this song and it wouldn't be a list of the best TikTok songs without a mention of PinkPantheress, who also sings tracks like 'Pain' and 'Break It Off'.

'Anti-Hero' by Taylor Swift

It's me, hi, I'm the problem, it's me. Recognise that? Yep, the very relatable quote comes from Taylor Swift's 'Anti-Hero' which was released in October last year and has firmly stayed on our TikTok FYP ever since.

'As It Was' by Harry Styles

It's not unusual to find a Harry Styles song as a TikTok audio, but everyone's clear favourite has to be 'As It Was' from his 2022 album, Harry's House. It's been used in a casual 2.6 million videos and counting.

'Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)' by Kate Bush

This 80s classic burst onto our TikTok FYPs after it was featured in season five of Stranger Things (we're still thinking about that scene) and now, it has over two million videos. Pretty impressive for a song that came out almost 30 years ago!

'Kill Bill '(sped up) by SZA

Whilst we don't endorse the message of killing your ex, we are still very much fans of SZA's 'Kill Bill', especially the sped up version which has taken over TikTok since its release at the end of last year.

'Made You Look' by Meghan Trainor

You're lying if you say you haven't tried to learn the 'Made You Look' dance by Meghan Trainor. The hip roll, the head nod, and fanning yourself, yep we're obsessed.

The song was released in October last year and thanks to its massive TikTok success, it charted at number 2 in the UK singles chart.

'Sure Thing' (sped up) by Miguel

"If you be the cash, I'll be the rubber band, You be the match, I will be a fuse, boom." Yep, we can't get the catchy song and matching dance out of our head either.

Though the song is only just going viral now, 'Sure Thing' by Miguel has actually been around since 2010.

'Cuff It' by Beyoncé

Not tried the Cuff It challenge yet? What have you been doing?! The Cuff It dance challenge features a signature swaying dance move and of course it's all set to the incredible music of Queen Beyoncé's 'Cuff It' from her Renaissance album.

'About Damn Time' by Lizzo

Would a TikTok music roundup be complete without a Lizzo song? We think not. Lizzo's 'About Damn Time' was released in April last year and soon after, a dance challenge in its honour was created. We still can't nail the dance moves though.

'First Class' by Jack Harlow

'First Class' was the song that introduced a lot of people to Jack Harlow when it first went viral on TikTok, following its release in April last year. We're still loving it over a year later, especially the sample of Fergie's 'Glamorous'. Love a 2000s throwback!

'Flowers' by Miley Cyrus

The latest song from Miley Cyrus to go viral on TikTok is 'Flowers'. The song, which many fans think shades Miley's ex Liam Hemsworth, has some very relatable lyrics including "I can buy myself flowers" which loads of people on TikTok are then using as their audio when filming themselves buying flowers.

'I Like Him' by Princess Nokia

And all together now... It's the ultimate badass banger, and the soundtrack to the 'send your boyfriend a dirty text in a room full of people' trend.

'Vibe (if I Back It Up)' by Cookiee Kawaii

The song that had everyone twerking like mad on TikTok - 1.8 million of us and counting, to be exact. Please don't ask us what's going on with this duck...

'Dance Monkey' by Tones and I

Australian singer-songwriter Tones and I's single 'Dance Monkey' was released back in May 2019, but it really took off once it hit TikTok. Obsessed.

'death bed (coffee for your head)' by Powfu feat. beabadoobee

This one had people doing all kinds of stuff like spontaneously kissing their best friends on camera (yes, really). It was reported to have had 4.2 billion views in March 2020 alone, and it became the backing track to pretty much every heart-wrenchingly soppy video out there.

'BORED IN THE HOUSE' by Curtis Roach

The song that had us all climbing the walls, literally. It's one borne out of the pandemic and it captures a pretty universal feeling we experiences during lockdown.

'Lottery' by K Camp

You'd be forgiven for thinking this one is titled 'Renegade', which, to be fair, is the primary lyric of the song. TikToker Jalaiah Harmon choreographed the now-famous dance, and no, we still haven't mastered it...

'Supalonely' by Benee feat. Gus Dapperton

'Supalonely' pretty much sums up how we all felt during the coronavirus pandemic, so it's only appropriate that this song went viral while we were all stuck in lockdown. It's a collab between New Zealand's Benee and American singer Gus Dapperton - and, yep, now it's stuck in your head all over again.

'chinese new year' by SALES

Believe it or not, this song has been around since 2014 but it really took off once it hit TikTok in 2020. It's signature side-to-side dance is... weird, but strangely satisfying.

'Blinding Lights' by The Weeknd

Who could forget this iconic TikTok banger? The lucky ones among us with two willing-to-participate friends were able to dance this one as a trio, while the rest of us were stuck using the Clone filter.

'Roses (Imanbek Remix)' by Saint Jhn and Imanbek

'Roses' is another one you've probably heard all over the shop without ever knowing its name or who sings it. The remix made popular on TikTok is by Imanbek, a 20-year-old DJ from Kazakhstan. Feel old? Time to get on the DJ decks...

Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) by Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo

Almost as famous as the original song is Jason Derulo's take on 'Laxed', aka 'Savage Love' which also features Jawsh 685.

Jason has become pretty prolific on TikTok to say the least, so it's only natural that he's got a trending TikTok song of his own. Oh, and he even had Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Fallon trying their hand at the dance in his music video.

'Laxed (Siren Beat)' by Jawsh 685

OK, if this one hurts your brain a little bit you are most definitely not alone. You've probably heard it tonnes of time on TikTok without ever knowing the name of the song - and should you ever desire to crack out 'Laxed' at a house party, well, now you can.

Over 54 million videos have been made dancing to this song, probably because it's the easiest dance out there, made of precisely three steps. Right, rehearsal time?

'Savage' by Megan Thee Stallion

Another dance that we all tried - and failed - to master. Megan Thee Stallion's 'Savage' is a banger in its own right, but it still made its home on TikTok, with over 30 million people trying their hand at the choreo.

'Say So' by Doja Cat

This takes us back to making whipped coffee during lockdown. 'Say So' is, of course, by Doja Cat who's quickly taking over the world one TikTok song at a time.

Not long after the tune appeared online, TikToker Haley Sharpe's choreography had us all realising just how uncoordinated we really were and Doja Cat even used the dance in her music video for the single.

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