Ah TikTok, whether you love it or hate it, its effect on the music industry cannot be understated. TikTok’s ability to make a song blow up, firmly nestling it into our limbic systems for better or for worse, is one of the foundational parts of the app—and whether or not music labels buying in to that phenomenon is good or bad is a topic for another article. But the virality of a song cannot be understated and on TikTok, it feels like anything is fair game.
We’re only six months into 2022, so its still too early for a yearly round up, but there’s just been so many songs seeing a rise in popularity that it doesn’t feel fair to wait until December. This year so far, we’ve seen damn near everything pop off: From major artists like new tracks from powerhouses Harry Styles and Lizzo to sultry throwbacks from Nelly Furtado and Kate Bush being the center of newfound popularity. Here is a roundup of some of the best songs that have gone viral on TikTok so far in 2022.