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Top 5 Songs That Already Went Viral on TikTok in 2023

TikTok has become one of the most used apps of this century. What started as a platform primarily for entertainment purposes, has turned into a money-making business for lots of people all across the world. Not only do content creators and influencers take advantage of the perks of TikTok, but singers/songwriters are reaping the benefits of this platform when their songs go viral. Let’s take a look at 5 songs that have been a big hit on TikTok this year:

Flowers – Miley Cyrus

This new Miley Cyrus song is currently trending due to its passionate lyrics. Creators on TikTok are using this song for many different types of videos. Whether it be showing off a skill, or just simply lip-syncing to the lyrics, “Flowers” has close to 4.5 million videos made on TikTok. The reason people like this song so much is that it is empowering to women. Shows them they could stand on their own two feet and don’t need to rely on a man. 

Sure Thing – Miguel

“Sure Thing” came out in 2010 but has resurfaced on the internet in 2023 with full force, creating a viral TikTok trend. Over 4 million people have made a video of the sped-up version of “Sure Thing.” The trend is to act out the lines of the song to play along with the lyrics: 

“If you be the cash

I’ll be the rubber band

You be the match

I will be a fuse, boom

Painter, baby, you could be the muse

I’m the reporter, baby, you could be the news

‘Cause you’re the cigarette and I’m the smoker

We raise a bet ’cause you’re the joker

Checked off, you are the chalk

And I can be the blackboard

You can be the talk

And I can be the walk, yeah”

Boys a Liar Pt.2 – Pink Pantheress and Ice Spice

Similar to Miley’s “Flowers,” Pink Pantheress and Ice Spice’s “Boys a Liar Pt. 2” has a variety of videos uploaded on TikTok. Some influencers will use the sound for makeup/hair videos, while others have been using this song to create dances. Not only did the original “Boys a Liar Pt. 2” go viral on TikTok, reaching 1.3 million videos, but the sped-up version also had a whopping 778.9k videos. For weeks on end, Pink Pantheress and Ice Spice’s song has been all over everyone’s for you page, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere soon.

Kill Bill – SZA

“Kill Bill” by SZA has been trending on TikTok since the beginning of 2023. Women, in particular, are creating a lot of transformation videos where at first they have a clean face, then switch to a full face of makeup. Usually, they go for darker tones to go along with the theme of this song, which is definitely more on the dreary side. The original “Kill Bill” has generated around 221.5k videos on TikTok, and an edited version of the song has had around 786k videos made. 

Escapism. – Raye and 070 Shake

Although this song came out in late 2022, it is still taking the internet by storm to this day. There have been not one, not two, but three viral versions of this song on TikTok. The original “Escapism” has about 321.8k videos, the sped-up version has 382.6k videos, and the super sped-up version has 703.5k videos. The sound works for every kind of video and content creation you can think of, which is why it remains so popular. 

Who do you think will be the next 5 artists whose songs go viral on TikTok?


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