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TikTok Top Creators and top trending songs in 2021

Know what made 2021 the year of TikTok.

TikTok Top Creators and top trending songs in 2021

As we head into the final weeks of 2021, TikTok has shared an overview of some of the top creators and trends of the year, which also serves as a summary of the broader web trends and memes that dominated another COVID-impacted period.

TikTok states in an official statement:

“This year, our community discovered new ways to express creativity, championed the teams and the causes they care about, and found new favorites – from recipes to new music trends and genres. Across the United States, creators inspired others to open a new book, chomp on hot chicken, and treat themselves to a “Bones Day.”

There are some interesting, and potentially valuable considerations in here, both in terms of what people are engaging with, and the content styles and formats that work best on TikTok.

First off, TikTok has shared the top videos of the year, starting with ‘Drone Dancing’ by David Allen (aka @totouchanemu)

The video incorporates several key elements of the most popular TikTok clips, including a pop music soundtrack, a remix of an existing clip (though not direct) and an engaging, creative visual style. The clip is currently sitting on 313.9 Million views and 43.9 Million likes, underlining the reach potential of viral TikTok clips – even with a relatively simple, yet interesting idea.

Other videos on TikTok’s top clips list include:

Music also plays a key role on TikTok, which has made the platform a key consideration for many artists and publishers, with some new even altering their tracks to fit in with TikTok trends, and maximize sales.

The top songs on TikTok in 2021 were:

  • “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)” – Popp Hunna
  • “Batman ” – LPB Poody
  • “Bundles (feat. Taylor Girlz)” – Kayla Nicole
  • “Kiss Me More (feat. SZA)” – Doja Cat
  • “TWINNEM” – Coi Leray
  • “Up” – Cardi B
  • “Buss It” – Erica Banks
  • “Astronaut In The Ocean” – Masked Wolf
  • “Punk Monk” – Playboi Carti
  • “Drivers license” – Olivia Rodrigo

TikTok also shared a listing of products that gained traction among TikTok users, which point to the expanded potential of eCommerce in the app.

  • GAP’s brown hoodie
  • Kate Spade’s heart-shaped bag
  • Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
  • Squishmallows
  • Peter Thomas Roth Instant FIRMx Eye
  • KFC Nashville Hot Chicken
  • IKEA tote bag
  • Bissell Little Green Machine
  • Laser star projector
  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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