Top 10 Most Popular Songs On TikTok 2023

TikTok is one of the reasons for many trending and chart busting hits in 2023. (Photo By: Solen Feyissa)
TikTok is one of the reasons for many trending and chart busting hits in 2023. (Photo By: Solen Feyissa)( Source : unsplash )

Most popular songs on TikTok in 2023 include Big Boys by SZA, Calm Down by Rema, and abcdefu by GAYLE. Some of these tracks even went viral because of the app.

TikTok has a significant influence on music thanks to the trends, dance, and challenges. The platform has helped new and old tunes go viral, and many people actually discover new songs via the app.

Some of us now know songs that we did not even know actually existed. Some popular TikTok songs arent even real songs but rather some funny skits or remixes.

Many of today's top hits gain popularity because of TikTok. Artists such as Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, and Lizzo gained a massive following because their songs went viral on the app.

Here is the list of the 10 most popular songs on TikTok in 2023:

Top 10 Most Popular Songs On TikTok 2023

Song Name:Artist Name:
Big BoysSZA
Calm DownRema And Selena Gomez
Boy's a Liar Pt. 2Ice Spice And PinkPantheress
UnholySam Smith And Kim Petras
BIllIE EILISHArmani White
As It WasHarry Styles
FlowersMiley Cyrus
CapybaraСто-Личный Она-Нас
6 Foot 7 FootLil Wayne
LanguagePaperboy Fade

10. Language - Paperboy Fabe

@terryrevamped really just wanted to post the second video 😂 #tb #fyp #robotics ♬ Language - Paperboy Fabe

  • Singer: Paperboy Fabe
  • Featured Artist: Brent Faiyaz
  • Genre: R&B/Soul
  • Album: Non-Album Single
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Spotify Listeners: 55.7 million
  • Youtube Views: 740k

Language by Paperboy Fabe recently blew up on TikTok. The videos on TikTok feature Mike Wheeler from Stranger Things meme, and people are posting their amazing glow-ups. 

So far, there are 33k videos to the sound, and several popular TikTokers, such as @whiteboyem, @caintrent, @royalty.ww, @luke.clb, and @b1g__a, have made videos with it.

Although released over five years ago, this song has finally caught more people's attention. Many are now commenting on YouTube that they just discovered the song through TikTok.

9. 6 Foot 7 Foot - Lil Wayne

  • Singer: Lil Wayne
  • Featured Artist: Cory Gunz
  • Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Album: The Carter IV
  • Release Year: 2011
  • Spotify Listeners: 412.3 million
  • Youtube Views: 181 million

This iconic Lil Wayne track was released in 2011 and is now going viral on TikTok. People are making fun and synchronized dance videos with this sound.

There are over 60k videos with the "6 Foot 7 Foot" track, and most of them are dance videos. Most of the users are Gen Z TikTokers, mainly between the ages of 18-24.

 Popular TikTokers such as dnell38, Audrey Shannon, A'Meilah, Menyelek, montythagoat, and ilyjcole, have made videos with the sound

8. Capybara - Сто-Личный Она-Нас

  • Singer: Сто-Личный Она-Нас
  • Album: Капибара
  • Release Year: 2022
  • Spotify Listeners: 1.01 million
  • Youtube Views: 252.7k

Сто-Личный Она-Нас, a Russian artist, created the music for the song, as per The Sun. It is part of the album called Капибара, which translates to Capybara in English. The track has been widely trending and used on TikTok all of March.

There are over 447.3k videos of Capybara TikTok song so far. Most of the videos show capybara, a type of rodent that lives in South America, in its natural habitat. 

The TikTok dance duo, Austin & Marideth Telenko, created a dance for the song, which already has almost 12.9 million views within three days. Alix Earle also posted a TikTok video with the sound, and it already has more than 9.3 million views.

7. Flowers - Miley Cyrus

@thesavbananas this song is on repeat 24/7 in the locker room so y’all already know what we had to do 🌻💐🌼 #savannahbananas #baseballboys #flowers #mileycyrusflowers #mileycyrus #musicvideo #fy #trending ♬ Flowers - Miley Cyrus

  • Singer: Miley Cyrus
  • Genre: Disco-pop, funk
  • Album: Endless Summer Vacation
  • Release Year: 2023
  • Spotify Listeners: 646.7 million
  • Youtube Views: 288 million

Flowers by Miley Cyrus was a massive commercial success and broke records on Spotify. The song debuted atop the Billboard Global 200 chart and even reached number one in more than 35 countries.

The song was speculated to be directed toward her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth, as per MARCA.

Most of the people are lip-syncing to the song on TikTok, while some are also talking about their relationships. Beauty influencers such as Miahcarter are also using sound while doing their makeup.

Some of the other popular TikTokers who used the sound include aurikatariina, and Savannah Bananas.

6. As It Was - Harry Styles

@chris WHY IS THIS MAKING ME EMOTIONAL @grammys @taylorswift @hshq #taylorswift #harrystyles #grammys ♬ As It Was - Harry Styles

  • Singer: Harry Styles
  • Genre: Synth-pop, new wave
  • Album: Harry's House
  • Release Year: 2022
  • Spotify Listeners: 2.02 billion
  • Youtube Views: 459 million

As It Was is a highly acclaimed and massively successful song by Harry Styles. It was topping the charts in over 45 counties and spent 15 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100.

The 2022 song Various versions of the song has a total of more than 4.7 billion views on TikTok. Most people use the track as a background sound for their videos. They are posting videos of transitions from their childhood through the years with the sound.

Chris Olsen, the famous digital creator and TikTok star, posted a video of Taylor dancing to Harry Style's As It Was at the Grammys in February. It had over 15.7 million views and 2.8 million likes.

5. BIllIE EILISH - Armani White

  • Singer: Armani White
  • Genre: Hip hop, pop rap, gangsta rap
  • Album: Release Round Up Vol.3
  • Release Year: 2022
  • Spotify Listeners: 229.7 million
  • Youtube Views: 41 million

BIllIE EILISH by Armani White has been trending on TikTok since mid-2022. There are over 3.9 million videos so far with the sound. 

The sound was even used for trends such as the 'Billie Eilish big t-shirt' trend. Tiktokers are seen taking off their baggie t-shirts or hoodies and transitioning into gorgeous outfits. When the main beat drops, people reveal their new look in the trend. 

Selena Gomez used the sound on TikTok while using her Rare Beauty highlighter. Many famous TikTokers such as Niel Shibata, Natashapehrson, A Star Barbers, Chingu Amiga, and annazsitar have used this fun song for their videos.

4. Unholy - Sam Smith And Kim Petras

  • Singer: Sam Smith And Kim Petras
  • Genre: Synth-pop, electropop
  • Album: Gloria
  • Release Year: 2022
  • Spotify Listeners: 929 million
  • Youtube Views: 150 million

Unholy by Sam Smith and Kim Petras won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards. The song also earned them a nomination for the Brit Award for Song of the Year at the Brit Awards 2023.

The song was actually first teased on TikTok in August 2022, and the video features both Smith and Petras. The track ended up going viral on TikTok, and people started dancing to it even before the full version was released.

TikTok content creators such as juliagisella, yg_treasure_tiktok, Subway Surfers Official TikTok account, and Alex Stemplewski have all used this track.

3. Boy's a Liar Pt. 2 - Ice Spice And PinkPantheress

  • Singer: Ice Spice, PinkPantheress
  • Genre: Dance-pop, synth-pop, bubblegum pop 
  • Release Year: 2023
  • Spotify Listeners: 162.9 million
  • Youtube Views: 49.7 million

Boy's a Liar Pt. 2 was released on February 3, 2023, and is a remix version of Boy's a Liar. The song sounds fast and sluggish and both new and old, making it very catchy, as per The Atlantic.

The Internet loved this song for obvious reasons, and it also has a matching TikTok's hummingbird heartbeat. It already has over 2 million videos on TikTok.

People are posting videos of their pets wearing headphones and vibing to the music with the sound.

The sound also got immense popularity after Kim Kardashian, and her daughter North West posted a few videos with the sound in February, and North even drew a sketch of Ice Spice. A few days later, Ice Spice featured in some of North's TikTok videos.

2. Calm Down - Rema And Selena Gomez

@noelgoescrazy Calm down infront of Cristo🇧🇷😍 dc: @DENNISMIK💫 #fy #fürdich #fyp ♬ Calm Down - Rema

  • Singer: Rema, Selena Gomez
  • Genre: Afrobeats
  • Release Year: 2022
  • Spotify Listeners: 499.9 million
  • Youtube Views: 337.5 million

Calm Down by singer Rema was released on February 11, 2022, and the remix version with Selena Gomez was released in August. The later version reached Number one on the Billboard Global Excl. US charts, and Billboard US Afrobeats Songs.

The version by Rema and Selena Gomez has over 1.5 million videos on TikTok, whereas the original one has 3.8 million videos.

One of the most popular video trends is of Noel Robinson, aka noelgoescrazy, where he takes strangers' things, and when they try to stop him, he starts dancing to the track. His videos have gained millions of views, and people love them.

1. Big Boys - SZA

@lilyhope271 This song is perfect for me sorry #sza ♬ Sza big boy - Ken

  • Singer: SZA
  • Release Year: 2022
  • Spotify Listeners: 5 million
  • Youtube Views: 8.7 million

This SNL skit was turned into SZA's most popular song due to TikTok. The song is also known as 'Cuffing Season.' She performed the song with Keke Palmer, Cecily Strong, Punkie Johnson, and Ego Nwodim on December 3 SNL episode.

The song is about women who want to spend winter with larger men. Many TikTokers are using the sound to show their desire for larger men, and some are using it to show off their boyfriends and partners.

The various versions of sound already have millions of videos on TikTok.

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