TikTok’s releases list of viral trends, notable content for 2021

Take a trip down memory lane with the best of TikTok

Over the last year, 1 billion people turned to TikTok to try the latest dance trends, learn cleaning hacks, and take a moment to watch content they enjoy.

It’s an app many continue to enjoy and to remind everyone of the most popular trends this year, TikTok released a list looking back at all the viral trends.


Comedy, food and drink, and family videos were part of the many categories that trended on users’ For You page.

Here’s a breakdown of the top five from around the world:

1. @totouchanemu – Drone dancing to The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay”
2. @nathanevanss – The Sea Shanty
3. @youneszarou – An original take on photography
4. @cunhalucass– A trip to the aquarium
5. @a.z.yx – The changing PFP

Powered by joy

TikTok is home to some of the most loved videos ever seen. They spark joy and put a smile on your face.

Recall your favourites here:

1. @k_passionate – A smiling sea otter
2. @jongraz – A pug’s bones day
3. @edsheeran – Rehearsal vs. making a TikTok
4. @randyfeltface – a puppet feeding a giraffe carrots
5. @noorstars – families with too many rules

The Playlist

TikTok saw songs from A-listers, emerging artists, homemade beats, and classics all trending on the app this year.

Make your new favourite playlist with TikTok’s roundup:

1. “Astronaut In The Ocean” – Masked Wolf
2. “Beggin” – Måneskin
3. “Adderall (Corvette Corvette)” – Popp Hunna
4. “SugarCrash!” – ElyOtto
5. “STAY” – The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber

Check out the full list here.

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