TikTok is a well-known app for all devices in which you can make short videos; the app originally surfaced in 2016 but had a stable release in 2020 as it merged with another well-known app called Musical.ly. The app now having over 2 billion downloads since its initial release is popular for many reasons. Due to the sudden outburst of COVID19 and the lockdown, people from all walks of life turned to the app for comfort. celebrities included. You can find big names such as Jack Black, Adam Sandler, and even Drew Barrymore. Even musicians flock to the app to promote their new songs. Here are 5 songs that gained millions of views and became popular thanks to TikTok.
1. Bloodstain (Shirt) – SZA
‘Bloodstain’ is a song created by SZA, the full song has not been released yet but snippets of the song made its way around TikTok. SZA also released two other songs titled Hit Difference (ft. Ty Dollar $ign) and Good Days. ‘Bloodstain’ brings feminine energy and a storm of attitude, many TikTok users created a dance to the song only boosting the popularity and adoration of the song.
2. Kiss Me More (Ft. SZA) – Doja Cat
‘Kiss Me More’ is a playful pop-infused R&B song by Doja Cat that is upbeat and uplifting. It has been used in many TikTok videos as of its release earlier this year, the song features SZA another female R&B singer which perhaps gives listeners all the more reason to use it in their TikToks. ‘Kiss Me More’ is perfect for people who are in the beginning stages of their relationship, give it a listen with your boo if you haven’t already!
3. Peaches (Ft. Giveon, Daniel Caesar) – Justin Bieber
‘Peaches’ is featured on Justin Bieber’s most recent album. It is a soulful escape and is listened to by millions of people thanks to TikTok. Not only do people use peaches in the background of their TikTok videos but they also make covers and even remixes of the song, it has truly become one of the most popular songs on the app.
4. Hell N Back – Bakar
Hell N Back is a smooth and mellow gem by an underground British singer named Bakar. The song can be described as groovy yet calming. It was released in 2019 but gained popularity in the last 2 years due to TikTok. The song illustrates a struggling relationship in which the couple is able to overcome their problems. This is something common in many relationships and gives the listener hope for their own relationship.
5. Heartbreak Anniversary – Giveon
Heartbreak Anniversary is a song that rose to fame precisely because of TikTok. The song is a homage to the anniversary of the singer’s breakup with his significant other. It is a beautiful tribute that thousands of people can relate to, the feeling of missing a partner is strong. The emotional performance coupled with the poetic lyrical genius has touched many fans, something that is emphasized by the views on TikTok.