It’s no surprise that some challenges, video themes, special effects, and background songs become so popular on TikTok that they become “TikTok trends,” which everyone uses for weeks or months until they get tired of them and move on to the next thing.
So, what has been popular on TikTok at the end of 2022, and what is breaking out at the start of 2023? Since there are so many to watch, this article can’t possibly highlight them all. However, we will take a look at some of the most popular and intriguing ones that have been making the rounds recently.
In 2023, these will be the 7 most talked about trends on TikTok.
Week’s Wacky Wednesday Dance
Is a compilation of the most popular trends on TikTok even possible if there isn’t at least one dance video included? When I hear the name TikTok, the first thing that comes to mind is dancing, as I mentioned in our article about the most-followed TikTok accounts.
If you’re unfamiliar with the origins of this dance craze, it’s likely because you haven’t seen the critically acclaimed series “Wednesday,” which was resealed on Netflix at the end of November 2022. Wednesday the Addams show had 1.19 billion total hours viewed in less than a month, shattering previous records for online video consumption. However, Wednesday’s dance from the school dance party went viral not only on Netflix, but also on TikTok. The dance that went viral on TikTok was performed to a sped-up version of Lady Gaga’s “Bloody Mary,” despite the fact that in the film Wednesday dances to “Goo Goo Muck” by The Cramps.
I think it’s wonderful that young people see in Wednesday a role model who demonstrates that it’s okay to be different and that individuality should be celebrated rather than stifled.
Why Are You Poking Me With So Many Queries?
This fad was inspired by a sample called “Why You Asking All Them Questions,” in which the producer repeatedly asks rhetorical questions like “Where? In what company? TikTok users often ask each other “You’ve been where, with who? The trend clearly favours the most expressive person.
Giggle Your Butts Off
TikTok users are shown walking and doing a cute butt wiggle while wearing blankets to a sound from the movie “Aristocats,” with the implication being that they are on their way to receive cuddles or pampering as part of this trend. This mom and her little girl are going to bed, hoping that daddy will bring them some snacks and tell them they’re his favourite.
Fingerprinting As An Art Form
When it comes to endearing fads, there’s this one in which BFFs leave fingerprints on paper or fabric by dabbing their thumbs in paint or lipstick, then proceed to add features like eyes, noses, mouths, and arms and legs to make the prints look like the individuals who made them. Some people even add a little heart next to the fingerprints, or write their name on top. Totally cute!
With a sombre song playing in the background, a woman can be heard crying out “How I love being a woman! Creators on the video sharing platform TikTok have seized upon this sonic opportunity to celebrate and highlight the complexities of being a woman. Some of the videos depict groups of women having fun together, dispensing advice to other women or offering tips on how to stay safe, such as leaving a strand of hair or fingerprints in your Uber.
Another common application of this noise is to reveal the true state of your nightstand without tidying it up first, thereby revealing all of the items and clutter that actually reside there.
Faked Live Streaming
There’s a new fad where people lie to their partners while acting as if they’re on livestream to get people attention. When I overheard a girl bragging to her boyfriend about her diet and exercise routine, he laughed and raised his eyebrows in apparent disbelief. Another example would be Meghan from the TikTok account @meghanandjack announcing to the livestream audience that she was going to strip off in order to show them something in order to attract the attention of her husband Jack.
Invasion of the Photo Hackers
If someone were to hack your cloud and demand money in exchange for your photos, they’d do well to first peruse that collection. This amusing TikTok fad depicts victims of hacking who then share photo albums full of harmless snaps that no one would pay to get back. No potentially embarrassing photos, thanks. The Greek song “Sirtaki” is playing in the background.
Take It Or Leave It
Popular YouTuber Markiplier used the game of smash or pass with Pokémon characters to provide the audio for the current trend on TikTok. Users of the video sharing platform TikTok sampled the noise and used it to create their own version of the “smash or pass” game, adapting it for use with everything from Disney characters and athletes to movie stars and Miss Universe contestants to books and decorative objects. When you like someone or something, you say smash, and when you don’t, you say pass. The first version with sound is presented here.