Top 5 viral TikTok songs to know right now

TikTok songs screenshots Bella Poarch, Tilly Ramsay and Gordon RamsayTikTok: emrich44/bellapoarch/tillyramsay

TikTok has had a major impact on the music industry, as whatever song trends on the platform often tend to do well in the charts. But what songs are popular on the app at the moment?

With every new wave of different memes and viral videos, there are always a select few songs that everyone is obsessed with, whether that’s because they just have a good vibe, because they fit so well with a particular meme, or because they’re ripe for different creative interpretations.

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Here are the top five TikTok songs you need to know about right now.

Oh No by Kreepa

If you’ve not heard this song, surely it’s by some miracle, because this particular track has dominated For You Pages for weeks with more than 14 million uses of the sound.

Its high-pitched almost chipmunk sounding “oh no no no” is a bit of an earworm, but it works perfectly alongside videos of incredible failures, pranks going wrong, or awkward interactions.

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Makeba by Jain

Although the song was originally released in 2015, Makeba became viral on TikTok at the end of June 2023.

Performed by French singer-songwriter Jain, the song is about South African musician Miriam Makeba, who is well known for her activist music against the apartheid in the country at the time.

The song is now mainly used on TikTok as a part of a dance trend, where users dance along to the catchy melody and strong drum beat.

Sunroof by Nicky Youre & dazy

With its summery vibes and strong beat, Sunroof is once again becoming the song of the summer and even became the most popular song of 2022 on TikTok in the UK, according to NME.

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The song is often described as a track that sticks “in your head all day”, which is part to why it’s become so popular.

MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) by Lil Nas X

TikTok king and star behind the iconic Old Town Road, Lil Nas X droped his latest track Montero in March. The controversial video for the track depicts the rapper in the garden of Eden before he pole-dances down to hell and gives the devil a lap dance.

The song has been used hundreds of millions of times on TikTok with many creatively using a clip that quickly fades in and out, implying Lil Nas X is flying past them on his pole as he does in the video.

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Astronaut In The Ocean by Masked Wolf

This recently released track has been used several million times to provide cool background music to quick makeup tutorials, incredible transitions, or perfect stunts among other things. As a sound, it is clearly incredibly versatile as you have no idea exactly what you might come across when you click on the sound.

For more viral TikTok hits, you can find them by going into the app, clicking the plus button in the middle at the bottom of the screen, and then clicking sounds at the top of the screen. Or, you can find multiple curated playlists of TikTok songs on Spotify.

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