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Hot TikTok Trends You Can Jump On Right Now

Written by Courtney Raguso, Social Media Content Creator

TikTok is one of those apps you can find yourself scrolling on for hours at a time. Launched in China in 2016, the app currently has over 100 million active monthly users in the US alone, and has been downloaded over 2 billion times worldwide. Its algorithm learns what type of videos you interact with on the “fyp” page and presents new ones based on your user interactions, device and account settings, and the video information including the caption, the hashtags, and of course the sounds. Beyond that, you’ll also want to get super creative if you want your video to have the potential to go viral. TikTok has created one of the best spaces to start viral trends and the sounds, editing tools, filters, and variety of video effects all go into helping users create videos that are addictively entertaining and easily shareable. Now, although there is no concrete way to guarantee you will get seen on the “for you” page, you can have a much better shot if you can hop on the right trends at the right time. Sounds is a great way to find trends to hop on because the sounds you use will help give you a better chance of getting on the “for you” page.

It’s important to understand that not just any sound will get you on the “for you” page, and there aren’t any specific sounds that will guarantee virality. However, there are ones that are more popular and become trending sounds. When it comes to trends on TikTok, they come and go very quickly, and you have to hop on them at the right moment when they start surfacing. They all incorporate a song or original sound, which you can look up on the app’s sound page and use it as a guide to create  your own content and figure out which trends to hop on. Just by joining these trends, you will increase your chances of getting seen on the “for you” page. When you come across a video with a sound you want to use, tap on the sound, and you’ll be brought to the audio page and see what other users have posted with that sound and make your own version that’s relevant to your brand. As for original sounds, anyone can make their own, which then becomes an original track that can be used as a sound by someone else. If you are creative enough, you can start a trend with your own sound instead of picking one that’s already popular. If you are new to TikTok, we recommend you start off by researching what’s already out there and a good place to start looking is on the Discover page and the sounds library.

What makes TikTok so great is the opportunity available for anyone to go viral. Not only have musical artists created viral Sounds, but so have brands, businesses, and creators. Understanding how these sounds work is key to helping your business grow and push your content to a larger audience. If you’ve gone down the TikTok rabbit hole and found yourself scrolling for hours, you may have noticed a pattern. When you see multiple videos using the same sound, that’s how you know it’s trending. Now it’s just a matter of figuring out which ones work best for your brand. The beauty of TikTok is that it allows you to make your own version of what’s trending, which is what makes the whole experience fun for users and creators. Personalization and showing people how your brand can relate is what makes content worth watching because just copying others to a T won’t work unless you are doing a dance or specific challenge like making a viral recipe everyone is trying out. To help make things a little easier, we listed a few trends you can potentially hop on.

Passing the phone | Someone starts with the phone and says, “I’m passing the phone to,” then describes the person who they want to pass the phone to. 

@ifawglobal

Passing the phone around the world for #EarthDay 🌍 #PassThePhoneChallenge #PassingThePhone #EarthMonth #LearnWithMe @gri_elephantorphanage

♬ original sound – ifaw


Tell me without actually *telling* me | In this case, the question asks TikTokers to reveal information about themselves without explicitly stating what they’re revealing. 

@muhibss

What’s one thing you bought from China ? #fyp #foryoupage #duet #tellmewithouttellingme #tellmewithouttellingmechallenge #funny #trending

♬ original sound – Muhibullah

Zoom meeting gone wrong | TikTokers took the sound and created their own Zoom camera mishaps

@itsebubedike

Zoom meeting gone wrong 😅😅 #oh #shitty #meeting #zoom #morn #breakfast #food

♬ original sound – Thiswellplannedlife

‘Laughing to the Bank’ sped up | It’s been used as a soundtrack for the best evil laughs. Users typically will explain what they’re laughing at, in the captions. 

@lorengray

with peace and luv

♬ stop using this for bad takes bozos – ale

Damn. What is that, bro? | TikTokers have used this sound clip to create hilarious and sometimes relatable videos about what they’re willing to spend all of their money on. 

@spicekingcam

yes it’s what I want, and yes I can handle it 🙄 #spiceking #spicekingforever

♬ why díd this sound blow up – steppedllama

‘Touch Down 2 Cause Hell’ | users walk away from the camera shaking their behinds in a single-file line. It’s like a stank walk meets follow-the-leader type of trend. 

@annatwinsies

When you’re an overachiever 😂 #twinmom #twins #kids #4u #WhatItsLike

♬ Touch Down 2 Cause Hell – Hd4president

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Sources:  

https://www.bustle.com/life/tiktok-for-you-page-trending-sounds 

https://inflownetwork.com/top-10-tiktok-trends-in-may-2021/ 

https://later.com/blog/tiktok-for-you-page/ 

https://www.complex.com/life/best-tiktok-trends-challenges-right-now/touch-it 

https://later.com/blog/tiktok-sounds/