There's no denying that TikTok has played an important role in reshaping the music industry. To the uninitiated, TikTok is a social media platform that enables users to make short videos set to music. One can use these songs for dances, POV (Point of View), or comedy-skit videos. Whoever is on TikTok will have an equal opportunity to go viral and show up on the user's feeds. TikTok names this as the For You page.
TikTok is a popular platform with around 800 million active users; it is an attractive application for enabling artists trying to share their music to become viral. The viral songs on TikTok transcend the application itself, and it becomes a chartbuster to get millions of plays on music streaming platforms. Here are a few songs that you can hear on TikTok.
Can I Call You Tonight?
DayGlow's Can I Call You Tonight? hit the charts in 2018. However, it became part of the TikTok sphere only in late 2019. It is a soft indie pop song set to POV videos and montages. The song has a nostalgic feel to it and suits any mood.
This song by Current Joys reached its popularity in the summer of 2019, although it came out more than seven years ago. The song has a retro feel to it. And users have been using it to set out the 1950's POV videos. Let's say New Flesh is among the countless other popular songs in POV videos.
Mad at Disney
Salem Ilese's debut album hit the charts in 2018. But it was with her Mad at Disney song that broke her into the mainstream. It reached Spotify's Viral 50 chart and became the platform's Today's Top Hits playlist. The song came out in July 2020, so it is on the threshold of becoming a massive hit. The Mad at Disney song resonated with its listeners because it successfully evokes childhood nostalgia and naivete associated with adolescence.
Stuck in the Middle
Stuck in the Middle is a song by Tai Verdes and hit the TikTok gold. It was his first single, and he hit the Viral 50 chart on Spotify. Besides that, he was also on US Viral 50 and the World Viral 50. And we are sure it was quite the journey for him since it is his debut single. The highlight of the song is its vulnerability and its engaging delivery. Stuck in the Middle is just that, getting stuck into a modern-day relationship and the heartaches associated with it.
Although The Frights hail from a more punk/surf rock band, their song Tungs has more Indie elements. 'Tungs' is quite fun as the song's central theme is chasing a crush. No wonder it became very popular on TikTok in 2019. The catchy lines enabled the users to flaunt their unique outfits to the song.
The song Homage by the Mild High Club began in February. The song has a de Ja Vu feeling as the progressions are an homage to Johann Sebastian Bach, who is one of the most esteemed singers belonging to the Baroque era. Mild High Club brings together different sounds to create a dreamlike piece, taking us back to memory lane. This song is a perfect background and is a perfect background for beauty and skin-care videos.
While these are some of our favorite songs, others deserve mentions, such as Buttercup, Are you Bored Yet? Swing Lynn and more.
It's a pretty long list, but the good thing to note here is that TikTok is lending the platform to these Indie singers whose music may otherwise have remained unknown to us. But now, Indie music is enjoying its chance to shine and reaching out to a bigger audience. This way, the audience knows the singer well and is a fan of their music and Indie music as a genre. The music is no longer oft the beaten path as it was once, and more and more people are falling in love with this new genre of music from indie artists. And that's a great thing because it not just gives people new music to enjoy, but also gives indie artists a wonderful global platform.
Are you on TikTok too? Tell us whether you have listened to these songs and made videos on them. If yes, then tell us which ones are your absolute favorites! Write to us in the comments section below.