TikTok has become the modern-day A&R where TikTokers hold the keys to hot songs this year. Songs have climbed the Billboard charts, and artists have turned into superstars based on the viral nature of the app. As the year comes to a close, TikTok revealed their trending songs of the year. If you're a heavy TikTok user, it should be easy to guess which songs made this year's list.
Here are TikTok's top ten trending songs on "The playlist" this year:
“Adderall (Corvette Corvette)” — Popp Hunna
"Batman ” — LPB Poody
“Bundles (feat. Taylor Girlz)” — Kayla Nicole
Beauty influencers were running this song up this year. Whether a hair installment video or makeup tutorial, Kayla Nicole's "Bundles" is played in the background, adding confidence to every bombshell's completed look.
@alesandraaa_ y’all asked so we HAD to deliver! i love this style soooo much on her ???????????? what y’all think ? #fypシ
♬ Bundles (feat. Taylor Girlz) – Kayla Nicole
“Kiss Me More (feat. SZA)” — Doja Cat
“Twinnem” — Coi Leray
"Up"— Cardi B
“Buss It” — Erica Banks
Our knees paid for this challenge. Erica Banks' "Buss It" challenge took over TikTok's "for you" page with millions of women dropping it low to the addictive song. The "Buss It" challenge has over 4.5 million videos associated with it–from transitional videos to makeup challenges, the song was a TikTok success.
“Astronaut in the Ocean” — Masked Wolf
You either loved Masked Wolf's "Astronaut in the Ocean" or completely hated it. Regardless of where you stand, the band's 2019 song was re-issued on TikTok with 7.8 million videos created using the song.
Bro ? ???????? Tag a friend and don’t say anything
“Punk Monk” — Playboi Carti
“Drivers license” — Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo has stolen the hearts of Gen Z and opened the door to millennials pop-rock high school days with her song "drivers license." TikTok has piled up over 1.4 million videos using the single.
In just one week, Rodrigo's heart-wrenching post-break-up single had accumulated over 130 million streams helping the song climb to the top of Billboard's Global 200 chart.
@charlesmallet Making cookies with my granddaughter!! ???????????????????? #foryoupage
♬ drivers license – Olivia Rodrigo
TikTok's biggest trends in 2021 came from both up-and-coming artists and huge superstars alike. Were you up to date with all of the popular trends this year?