Have you ever sat there scrolling endlessly through TikTok and found yourself being blasted with infectious tunes you’ve never heard before? Of course, you have, we’ve all found ourselves typing misheard lyrics into Google in hopes of finding that specific earworm.
TikTok is the social behemoth that it is has become a haven for finding new music and talent from across the world. However, due to the snappy nature of the platform, it can be easy to lose track of the songs you’ve come across. Do not fret, as this article will delve into 25 of the most popular TikTok dance songs we’re all bopping to when no one is looking.
1. abcdefu – GAYLE
With a simple name and premise. GAYLE set TikTok ablaze with a fun chorus that invokes a sense of rebellion and sassiness. abcdefu is a great song to unload some unwanted angst out online, with dances ranging from two-finger salutes to intricate hand movements that will have you doing your best to imitate.
Plus, the track title is just fantastic and makes you want to disrespect authority or anyone who crosses you.
2. Ginseng Strip 2002 – Yung Lean
Ginseng Strip 2002 is a track featured in the hit Lavendar EP Yung Lean released almost a decade ago. Despite being an old and underappreciated song. Ginseng Strip got the attention it deserved thanks to big TikTok stars using it in all sorts of uploads. It’s a chill track, but one that can be danced, or swayed, to in the right environment.
3. Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
TikTok may be a place for finding lesser-known songs, but it has definitely aided in bringing forth some of the best classic tracks to the younger generation. Dreams, by Fleetwood Mac, is a fine example of this, and was one of the most featured tracks across the site for a while, even resurfacing in the charts.
Expert Tip: If you find yourself vibing with Stevie Nicks’ vocals, then make sure to listen to the full album; Rumours, Regardless, Dreams is a song that is slow but somehow has a groove that forces you to dance along.
4. Industry Baby – Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X could have taken up most of the spots on this list alone, but Industry Baby is the one that sticks out the most. With a chorus that can be set up for pretty much any TikTok video, a lot of users found ways to incorporate it into everything from memes to trick shots. It literally works with everything.
The song slaps and has definitely seen itself in most Spotify playlists. If you like this song, the entire album has some of the best songs to play when you need a good boogie.
5. Money – Lisa
The Kpop revolution has arrived and TikTok is seeing the brunt of it, although we have no complaints Money is catchy, fun, and has one of the best choruses in recent pop music, it’s hard not to find yourself warbling along when it hits. Money is a song in most TikTokers repertoires, so it’s unlikely that you haven’t come across it yet.
Regardless, make sure to add this to your playlists for those moments when you feel like exuding some attitude.
6. Middle of the Night – Elley Duhe
Sometimes a song has a melody, a beat, or instruments that see it stand out from the crowd. Middle of the Night is one of those songs. Cropping up in the strangest TikTok videos, it can be hard to ignore thanks to the Spanish influence on the beat and the absolute crescendo that is the chorus of the song.
Elley Duhe has had some hits in the past, but Middle of the Night is one of our favorites. Few TikTok dance songs hit the danceable, yet sad, vibe in this track.
7. Life goes On – Oliver Tree
Oliver Tree has seen a meteoric rise to stardom over the last few years, with his meme status being second to his musical prowess. Features on an excellent Ugly is a Beautiful album. Life Goes On is an easy listening tune that will worm its way into anyone’s ear. It’s a short song, but it’s a fun one, and let’s face it, the message is pretty solid as well.
Oliver Tree also made another bop about falling off a scooter “Hurt” which just shows how anyone can make a banger out of the weirdest of ideas.
8. Just The Two of Us – Camo Columbo
Covering songs can be a tricky business, not only do you have to emulate a classic, but you also have to add enough spin’ for it to stand on its own legs. Grover Washington would not be disappointed with Camo Columbo’s attempt at covering the moody, romantic classic, twisting it into a song suited for summer evenings.
The added steel-pan drums insert enough vibrancy that it’s hard not to enjoy it. It’s easy to scoff at the idea of covering a song so important, but when it works, it works.
9. 505 – Arctic Monkeys
TikTok trends aren’t just a place for pop tracks and hip hop, somehow the platform has seen a resurgence of indie, punk, and rock, this track being the former. 505 is a moody, rocky anthem that was heard in nearly every college dorm during the mid-2000s.
Expert Tip: Few songs in the band’s catalog can match up to 505, as it is one of the lesser-known songs in their discography, but one with a catchy chorus that is perfect for TikTok videos.
British indie music needs a resurgence and we hope TikTok is there to push that agenda.
10. Build a Bitch – Bella Poarch
It’s somewhat fitting that Bella Poarch, a star born from TikTok.has found her music being heavily featured across the platform in all sorts of creative ways. Build a Bitch, despite the play on words, is a song that encourages self-esteem, fitting for a platform that relies on self-image.
On top of that, the song is catchy and has a playful beat that works in tandem with the message of the song.
11. WAP – Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion
Jumping on the female empowerment train. TikTok helped push WAP (you know what it means) to the forefront. It’s a song that needs no introduction and is better left listened to, rather than discussed. Still, it’s a banger, and it’s sure to have you dancing/twerking around your bedroom if you’re old enough to understand it that is.
The trap beat and female vocals allow it to be more danceable than most rap songs on the charts, and we’ve all found ourselves dancing to it at some point.
12. good 4 u – Olivia Rodrigo
Invoking some memories and nostalgia of early 00s pop-punk music. Olivia Rodrigo channeled her inner Paramore with good 4 u. Featuring guitars and angry vocals, songs like this have become a rare catch in modern pop music. If you need a track to let off some steam to this it will have you flailing around your hair in no time.
Everyone needs to headbang once in a while, this is a song built for that. Olivia Rodrigo has a bunch of other tracks worth listening to most of which are ballads, but good 4 u is the one that has us moving the most.
13. edamame – bbno$ feat. Rich Brian
If you’ve been on TikTok, you likely know this song or bbno$’ other song, nursery. These songs have grown successful simply due to how easy they are to bop along to, with non-stop lyrics that force you to bob your head. Barely anyone knows what the lyrics even mean, but it barely matters when you have a song this addictive.
With all of the sad boy ballads on TikTok, it can be refreshing to hear something with a little bit of oomph.
Expert Tip: There are a few TikTok dance songs that have managed to incorporate a rap flow that can provide so many options for dance moves.
14. Alors on Danse – Stromae
Alors on Danse is one of those tracks that everyone knows, even if they don’t realize it. Played throughout European nightclubs for over a decade, it seems as though the track has wormed its way onto TikTok. With one of the best melodies in recent dance music, it’s easy to understand just why the song has become so popular with the younger generation.
Unless you speak French, you likely won’t understand the lyrics, but you will be screaming ALORS ON DANSE!’ all the way through.
15. Astronaut in the Ocean – Masked Wolf
Although Astronaut in the Ocean began as a meme with the easiest chorus to sync to interesting moments caught on camera. A few years later the track ended up being plastered all over TikTok being used for all sorts of creative videos. With all of the memes attributed to the song, the rap flow is heavy and can get anyone jumping up and down.
Astronaut in the Ocean is a track that makes any situation cool when played in the background.
16. Bezos I – Bo Burnham
For a comedian, Bo Burnham has managed to secure himself as an individual noted for both making hilarious specials and managing to make some darn good tracks to accompany them.
It may only be a minute or so long, but Bezos is a catchy song that can be bopped around to whilst also ripping into one of the richest people on the planet. It’s a win-win. If you aren’t falling in love with the childish nature of this song and the karaoke-esque track, then we feel sorry for you.
17. Levitating – Dua Lipa
If there is one thing to get excited about in modern music, it’s definitely the revival of disco. Many have tried, many have failed, but Dua Lipa has managed to put disco back into the mainstream with Levitating.
Not only is the song one of the most infectious, ear-worming songs in recent memory, but it’s fused pop music and disco into a product that the world needed.
Expert Tip: Once you hear this song, expect to be singing it in the shower every day. The disco revolution is coming and everyone should be excited about it.
18. The Assignment – Tay Money
No one truly understood the assignment, but it’s impossible not to find yourself moving along to the most braggadocios track on TikTok. Every TikTok star has used this track at some point since it has one of the most bizarre hooks in rap. Even though it’s a strange song, you will likely find yourself driving to it, walking to it, dancing to it.
It really does grow on you the more you listen. This is one of our favorite TikTok dance songs just because of how much it makes you want to bust out strange moves.
19. It’s Tricky-RUN DMC
If any song needs to be danced to, it’s this. One of the original breakdancing songs of the 80s nearly everyone has found themselves busting a move to this track at some point in their lives. TikTok grasped onto this track hard, which is no surprise. This song is an absolute classic and still sounds as great today as it ever has.
Make sure to grab some cardboard and get to breaking some shapes out. Classic hip-hop is a slither of music that has the perfect tempo and feeling for dancing, we hope it becomes more prevalent on the platform.
20. Leave the Door Open – Silk Sonic
It’s hard to understate just how amazing Silk Sonic and their inaugural track are. Not only does this song feel like it’s existed forever, but it also managed to capture the essence of an era few of us ever had the chance to experience the 70s.
With Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak on vocals, music fans everywhere were treated to the smoothest song to grace modem pop. This song isn’t a track to go wild to. it’s a track to kick back and relax with.
21. Sweet but Psycho – Ava Max
Some musicians know exactly how to get a person hyped and this track does not disappoint in that regard. A serious song, capturing the ideals of duality and humanity, most of us will likely just forget about that and sway around to it. Even if you aren’t a fan of the song, there’s little point in staving off the urge to gyrate slightly to the massive chorus.
22. Material Girl – Madonna
Classic pop music will never die away and neither will Madonna. Material Girl is a song that has stood the test of time and will be grooved along until the end of time. Featuring some excellent synth and guitar instrumentation, the beat just moves along at a pace made for moving your feet.
While you’re here, make sure to check out the rest of Madonna’s music if you haven’t yet, you won’t be disappointed.
23. Need to Know – Doja Cat
Ever since she rose to stardom on YouTube with a song literally about being a cow (yes, the animal). Doja has gone on to become an international icon. Need to Know is just one of her many hits, with a trap beat that slowly morphs into a pop ballad during the chorus. The track doesn’t ask for much of a dance, but more of a slow grind.
Expert Tip: Doja’s entire discography can be added to any party playlist, which will get any crowd moving.
24. Easy on Me – Adele
Dancing can be happy and it can also be melancholic. Adele surely hits the latter. Pop ballads are a dime-a-dozen in modern music, but Adele has always been the frontrunner for it. The entire track is grand, big, and open, leaving a lot of room for emotional swaying around whilst remembering the good times.
Even putting this track on whilst driving or just doing the dishes can see hips moving and heads bobbing.
25. Beggin’ – Maneskin
Many people forget how danceable rock music can be, especially tracks like Beggin’. Maneskin recently found mainstream fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest, but their biggest track has been around for a lot longer.
Featuring one of the catchiest pop-rock hooks of all time, the gravelly singing is enough to get anyone out of their seat and dancing at the table.
There we have it, 25 of the best TikTok dance songs available, all ready for you to blast out of your speakers. Everyone loves a dance, a boogie, a groove, and a bit of movement to make themselves happy and these are the tracks designed for this.
All of us have found ourselves tracking down songs we’ve been exposed to on TikTok and hopefully, this list will cover some of the ones you were looking for. Have fun dancing!