TikTok is positively addicting.
And in the age of social media, the popularity of dancing has found new plateaus. Nowadays, it seems like everyone is learning choreography, just so they can make their own TikTok videos and share them with the world.
It was practically an obsession during COVID lockdowns, and it remains a strong focus to this day.
In this article, we’ll be looking at the best TikTok dance songs ever.
“In The Bible” by Drake
@cieraandgigi i did my dance one time on tiktok and went viral with it 😏 dc: @imcieranicole & @gigiganza ✨ #inthebiblechallenge #dance #viral #fyp #foryoupage ♬ in the bible dance challenge – sisters 👯♀️
With a lyric like “I did my dance one time on TikTok and went viral with it,” how could Drake’s “In The Bible” not go viral on TikTok?
Will you be taking on the “In The Bible” dance challenge?
“Say So” by Doja Cat
@mirandaalol can we pls bring this dance back 😩🙌🏽 dc : @yodelinghaley ✨ #LinkBudsNeverOff #OREOBdayStack #foryou ♬ Say So – Doja Cat
Doja Cat’s “Say So” has got a funky groove that's positively addictive. And so is the choreography that goes along with it. Would you expect any less?
“Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion
@madi throwback 🤑 @charlidamelio ♬ Savage – Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” is full of attitude, and it’s a favorite for female empowerment.
If you're going to give it a go, be sure to show off your feisty side.
“WAP” by Cardi B
@4thehomies__ #wap #wapdance #wapdancechallenge #addisonrae #fyp #fy ♬ WAP（feat. Megan Thee Stallion） – Cardi B
This one is for advanced dancers and serious twerkers only! That is, perhaps why the challenge caught on like it did.
“STAY” by The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber
@jamiechristinelim energy energy dc: @johncinsane ✌🏻 @alwynthisgame @mateo.langs #stay #justinbieber #dancechallenge #fypシ #tiktokph ♬ original sound – Car Lo – carlo
It's got a great catchy 80s vibe to it. Do you need any other reason to get up and dance?
Why not invite your friends to join you in this dance?
“U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer
Stay groovy merch is live, link in mi bio if you wanna give er a look 🙂♬ U Can't Touch This – M.C. Hammer
An oldie but a goodie – MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” is just as infectious today as it was upon its initial release. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the groove was based on Rick James’ raunchy, greasy funk of “Super Freak” (the man sure knew a thing or two about getting people up and dancing).
Not surprisingly, the song is a popular choice for memes too.
“Toosie Slide” by Drake
@twitchtok7 #tootsieslide @allisonholkerboss ♬ Toosie Slide – Drake
Drake’s “Toosie Slide” basically tells you how to do the dance right in the lyrics: “It go, right foot up, left foot slide / left foot up, right foot slide.”
Can't be too hard, right?
“Day ‘n’ Nite” by Kid Cudi
@happykelli Hold the phone. @bdash_2 @itzslavik #daynnite #happykelli #bdash #kidcudi #dance ♬ Day ‘N' Nite (nightmare) – Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N’ Nite,” and its many iterations, remixes or otherwise, are a top pick for TikTok dancers. And there are certainly some fun and creative interpretations of the lyric “hold the phone.”
“Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa
pls do my dance🥺♬ Don't Start Now – Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa’s infectious “Don’t Start Now” sounds like it was tailor made for dancing. It's that funky groove, I swear! Plus, it’s the perfect song for busting a move post-breakup.
“Gimme More” by Britney Spears
still loving this dance! dc pls💘💘 thank you nonstop pop radio for the song!♬ Gimme More – Britney Spears
Britney Spears’ sexy “Gimme More” is a TikTok favorite, with its wild hair whips and hip shaking.
Reasons? We don't need reasons when the dance looks this good.
“Need To Know” by Doja Cat
robo $j♬ Need to Know – Doja Cat
On TikTok, the xxTristanxo Pitched Down Dance version of “Need To Know” is the popular choice, maybe because of the formant shift and change in tempo.
“ABCDEFU TIED” – Huy Lucii
@phoebe.mulyana everybody but ur dog🐶💗 pls subscribe to my utube channel : Phoebe Mulyana #abcdefu #dance #tutorial ♬ ABCDEFU TIED – Huy Lucii
It's not a mystery why this dance caught on. The dance is so easy to do, TikTokers have even found a way to write out the choreography in emojis!
And if you’re looking for dance tutorials, there are plenty on TikTok. You can find them for most songs.
“THATS WHAT I WANT” by Lil Nas X
@_mad__madz_ This is so extra. 🥲 #elfitup #fyp #sisters #thatswhatiwant #foryou #comedyfortheday #foryoupage #sis #florida #dancer #palmtrees #outside #floridacheck #disneysprings #dancing #orlando #lilnasx #newadventures #goodvibesonly #resort #extra ♬ original sound – musicquotes
A song that quickly segues from a sentimental ballad to a full-on electronic dance number (i.e., the bridge)? That makes “THATS WHAT I WANT” perfect for short TikTok dance videos!
After all, fast changes help keep the viewer engaged.
“Get Into It (Yuh)” by Doja Cat
@yasminheroo Getting into it againnnnnnhhhhh🤷🏻♀️ dc @davidvooo w/ David & @kunal.bhart #fy #fyp #yuhdancechallenge ♬ Get Into It (Yuh) – Doja Cat
It's Doja Cat. Does anyone need any other reason to dance to it?
As the video shows, it might be a fun one to get your friends involved in.
“Moon” by Kanye West
Dancing is all about personal expression, and TikTokers have taken to coming up with their own interpretive dance to the heavily affected vocal stylings of “Moon.” It's kind of goofy, but fun.
“Body” by Megan Thee Stallion
@nadyaamariahh #GiftOfGame#HappyHolidays#megthestallion#body#dance#xyzbca#trend#fyp#4u#viral#foryouu ♬ megan thee stallion meets travis porter – amorphous
A brainless song about the female body? Sure, why not? Megan Thee Stallion does it with style and attitude, and ladies seem to love the dance! You can find plenty of TikTokers shaking their hips to this one.
“Lottery (Renegade)” by K CAMP
@old.tik.toks.of.charli #xyzbca #viral #actives #fyp #foryoupage #fy #oldvid #foryou #charli #renegade#idk ♬ Lottery – K CAMP
Again, it’s all about the bass! Move to the rhythm and have a blast.
“Blinding Lights” by The Weekend
@jossandjanik It only took three hours 😃 #blindinglightschallenge #dadsoftiktok #blindinglights #dance ♬ Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
Its similarities to A-ha’s “Take Me On” and 80s music notwithstanding, The Weekend’s “Blinding Lights” is all about happy vibes, which comes across in the way everyone dances to it! This one is sure to leave you feeling elated.
“Tap In” by Saweetie
@christilukasiak0 Don’t quit your day job, Christi @chloelukasiak25 @niasioux #taptaptap #dancemoms ♬ Tap In – Saweetie
Saweetie’s “Tap In” is all about the bass and the rhythm. This makes the song very easy to move to! Another great tune to bust out with your friends.
“Cannibal” by Kesha
@magblueflower PLEASE bring it back!!🥺💕 #oldtrend #magblueflower #dance #trend #cannibal #cannibal by kesha #happy ♬ Cannibal by Kesha – rapidsongs
It is really any surprise that the bubble gum pop, rap, and electronic dance of “Cannibal” is a popular choice for TikTok dance vids? It shouldn't be.
Plus, everyone loves the motions to “I’ll eat you up.”
“Supalonely” by Benee ft. Gus Dapperton
@melaniewilking So many versions of this dance, so we tried our own😋🤪💕 #supalonely #wilkingsisters #benee #dance ♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE
Obviously, the jazzy, happy vibes to “Supalonely” wouldn’t go unnoticed by TikTok dancers. Mock strangling your friend is optional, but it does make for good comedy.
“Macarena” by Los Del Rio
@mikaelamonetofficial Reply to @tsegamlak Weeepaaa 💃🏻#macarena #dancing #happy #goodvibes #latina ♬ Macarena (Bass Bumpers Remix Radio Edit) – Los Del Rio
What was once thought to be a passing fad of the 90s continues to endure more than 30 years later. The “Macarena” is still a dancing favorite, even among the TikTok generation. Everyone knows this one!
“The Box” by Roddy Ricch
@leilanigreen New fav dance! @roddyricch #thebox #theboxchallenge ♬ The Box – Roddy Ricch
This dance is mostly comprised of hand movements and is a relatively easy one for anyone to pick up. That said, there are a lot of people adding their own flavor to it that make it even more compelling.
If you're a skilled dancer, why not see what you can come up with?
“Save Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” by Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo
@benjiandcatchy Jumping on the trend cause yano x 🤪 #fyp #foryou #viral #dancing #foryoupage #dance #laxed #sirenchallenge #sirenbeat ♬ Laxed – Jawsh 685
Laid back island vibes all around. Reggae may well be one of the best genres to dance to.
“Heat Waves” by Glass Animals
@mariel_letourneau Been messing with this choreo for a while. Hope you like it! Heat Waves @glassanimalsofficial 🙂 #dance #dancer #dancechallenge #heatwaves ♬ Heat Waves – Glass Animals
Songs about obsession make for good dance numbers! “Heat Waves,” admittedly, is quite expressive.
“TWINNEM” by Col Leray
@janet_of_hearts TWINNEM dance challenge 💃❤️ original #Emojidancer #emojidancetutorial #fyp ♬ TWINNEM – Coi Leray
This is a good place for all beginner dancers to start. It doesn’t get much simpler than this! Work on those hand movements and you'll be off to the races.
“Church Bells” by Carrie Underwood
@maddieandtaemusic New tik tok dance @carrieunderwood #churchbells #fyp ♬ Church Bells by Carrie Underwood – Mark
Here's another great beginner-oriented dance. If you’re a country fan, it’s a must! Feel those banjos.
“Dance Monkey” by Tones And I
@justdance_pl Dance Monkey💃🏼🐒 #justdance #justdancewithus #dance #dancemonkey ♬ Dance Monkey – Tones And I
Gee, a song about dancing that people like to dance to? Unimaginable! TikTokers seem to be treating it as a free for all to bust out their own moves. Will you be joining them?
“Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes
@theashleycooke first tiktok dance ever, thanks for dancing with us @Walker Hayes #fancylike #fancylikedance ♬ Fancy Like – Walker Hayes
More country-dance party vibes for those who just can’t get enough!
“Wanna Be Startin’ Something” by Michael Jackson
mamasaymamasawmamacoosa🕺🏽🕺🏽dc: @livethelifethatyoudread♬ Wanna Be Startin' Something – Michael Jackson – livethelifethatyoudread
When it comes to performing, Michael Jackson is a legend. And he had so many great numbers, including this one – “Wanna Be Startin' Something.” Not surprising coming from a man who could really dance!
If you want to learn a thing a or two about dancing, take some time to study Jackson.
“Why Is Everything Chrome (Lean Swag Rock Wit It)” by King Critical
@thatyasminkid LMAOOO who remembers this dance from 2020?! recently came up on my fyp again and had to redo it 😂 feel free to tag dc cos i can't find who created the dance 😢 #whyiseverythingchromechallenge #whyiseverythingchromedance #whyiseverythingchromeremix #olddances #sydneydance #sydneydancers ♬ Why Is Everything Chrome (Lean Swag Rock Wit It) – King Critical
Hip-hop is practically tailor made for dancing. Plus, the sheer ecstasy that comes from mouthing the lyric “why is everything chrome” makes it all worthwhile.
“What You Know Bout Love” by Pop Smoke
@pxxst She said what you know bout love? #tiktokthailand #fypシ #dancetiktok #dance ♬ What You Know Bout Love – Pop Smoke
The music video to Pop Smoke’s “What You Know Bout Love” features TikTok dance videos. Yep. That’s how ubiquitous this one is. There's no way we could get away with not adding it to this guide.
“MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X
@andragogan Montero Choreography 🔥 I love it! Dc: @mattsteffanina #Montero #MonteroDance | 🎥: @lemnaruiulian ♬ MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X
The flamenco inspired vibes of “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” have proven perfect for experienced dancers to show their skills and make their appeal. If you know how to move, try moving to this one.
“3 Musketeers” by NextYoungin
@thepagetwins_ 3 musketeers 🤍 @gg.prizz #dance #MakeItCinematic #foryoupage ♬ 3 Musketeers (feat. NextYoungin) – NextYoungin & ppcocaine
With a title like “3 Musketeers,” care to take a guess how many TikTok videos with this song feature three dancers? Most of them, to be sure! So, get your trio together and learn that choreography.
“INDUSTRY BABY” by Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X
@jacyxlee back with our dancing videos🥰 @ohkaterzzzz ♬ INDUSTRY BABY – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
What can you say about this one? It’s just a fat, catchy beat, and that makes you want to move to it.
“Buss It” by Erica Banks
@macykate Ripped a hole in my dress doing this… #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #transition #bustit #dance ♬ Buss It – Erica Banks
If twerking is your thing, “Buss It” is your song.
So, go ahead and get your twerk on! Filming is optional.
“Motion Sickness” by Phoebe Bridgers
@slut4hunterschafer_ the only tik tok dance i will learn, just 4 u miss phoebe <3 #phoebebridgers #wlw #bi #bisexual #lgbtq #queer #girlinred #motionsickness ♬ original sound – Abby
Sometimes things catch on because… things catch on. In this case, it’s probably because of the clever lyrics – “I have emotional motion sickness / Somebody roll the windows down.”
And if you want to use it as your post-breakup dance, we won’t judge, nor do we think you'd be alone in that.
“good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo
@gregoriansisters GOOD 4 U 🖕🏼👊🏼 dc: us #good4u #oliviarodrigo #sisters #dance #fyp #foryou ♬ good 4 u – Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo’s “good 4 u” is the ultimate breakup party song. Forget the downer, call up your friends, and invite them to dance along to the beat.
“Laffy Taffy” by FlyBoyFu
@mollyanneseymour Shake that laffy taffy girl 🤪 #dance #tiktokdance #NicerToMe #HiddenGems #foryou #fyp ♬ FlyBoyFu – Laffy Taffy (Remix) – Tik Toker
FlyBoyFu's “Laffy Taffy” is a slice of saucy hip-hop practically custom made for ladies to show what they’ve got. The rest is up to you.
“Booty Wurk” by T-Pain ft. Joey Galaxy
@baylee..k booty work🤩 @kaliiiijoooo #PonderWithZion #MAKEYOURMOVE #foryoupage #foryou #fyp #dance ♬ original sound – Ant🪐
T-Pain's “Booty Wurk” is popular enough that there are multiple tutorials on how to do the dance on TikTok. That says a lot already.
As for the rest? You can probably gather from the song title. Work that booty!
“Motive X Promiscuous (TikTok Mashup)” by Ariana Grande, Nelly Furtado
@notsoshy.mov Ft. my sister @soursoyasauce #fyp #dance2021 #motiveariana #arianagrande #promiscuousgirl #dancechallenge ♬ motive x promiscuous – elfixsounds
Mashups are quite popular on TikTok, and apparently make for the best backing tracks too. I can honestly say this is a mashup that works.
“Peaches” by Justin Bieber
@kiya.vanrossum_ @justinbieber #peaches #dancing #fy #fyp #happy #foryoupage ♬ original sound – TheDJMJ
This dance honestly takes some skill. For those who want to challenge themselves, feel free to give Justin Bieber's “Peaches” a try. Otherwise, sit back and admire the skills of others as they perform the dance.
“About Damn Time” by Lizzo
@chanegrobler It’s about damn time I post again 😂sorry for the wait🤪dc @jaedenraegomez 💜 #lizzo #aboutdamntime #viral #tiktoksa #tiktoksouthafrica #trend #fypシ #fyp #dance ♬ About Damn Time – Lizzo
Honestly, it’s just so much fun to mouth the lyrics “it’s about damn time.” The funky groove doesn't hurt either.
“Do Dat” by Semme
@chiaratews If you‘re on 🔥 … #stopdropandroll#doitlikeapro#dance#trend#vacay#chiaratews ♬ Originalton – Jona
Also known as “stop, drop, and roll.” I'll leave the rest up to your imagination.
“Get Up” by Ciara feat. Chamillionaire
@official_janina Dancing with my sister @alanagordillo1 👯♂️ #selflove #getupdance #sister #dance ♬ Get Up (feat Chamillionaire) – Ciara
The melodramatic vibes and percussive shots make for the perfect dance song.
“From Tha Back” by lil eaarl
@koalaczech This dance was fun @ivorydolll @klouck02 #foryoupage #fyp #foryourpage #beatthathopefromtheback #fypシ ♬ original sound – Nicole
The message of the song isn’t anything to write home about, but the minor key beat does make you want to get up and shake your stuff. If you've been saving your best moves, now's the time to bust them out.
“Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean
@christina.ofi #girlsjustwannahavefun #hipsdonttlie #hipsdonttliechallenge #dance #girls ♬ original sound – Nico Almaria
This one probably doesn’t need much of an explanation. Shakira can really move, and a lot of people want to be able to move just like her. Some are more successful than others.
“ZOOM” by Jessi
@teacherskybautista Zoom Dance Tutorial #zoom #zoomchallenge #zoomdancechallenge #zoomtutorial #tutorial #foryou #foryoupage #tiktok #tiktokph #dance #teacherskybautista #dancer ♬ ZOOM – Jessi
With a fat bass, who wouldn’t want to get up and dance to Jessi’s “ZOOM?”
“Needed Me [TIKTOK SONG] (Kevin-Dave Mashup)” by Rihanna x Sean Paul x Mr Vegas x Nina Sky
@amberrozario @rihanna I miss you #fyp #foryou #neededme #girlslikeus #xyzbca #dance #dc: @rosee_20 ♬ RIHANNA x SEAN PAUL x MR VEGAS mashup by K D – Kevindaveprod
Here's another TikTok mashup for your enjoyment. It's a bit of an odd one, but hey, for shorter videos, it works.
“Beat It” by Pateezy
What’s this dance called?😆♬ Beat It (Extended Version) – Pateezy
So easy and so fun that anyone could do it. It's time to get your dance on.
“Bartender” by T-Pain ft. Akon
@anygabriellyofficial Baaaaartenderrrrrrr ✨ #dancechallenge #bartender #tpain #fy dc: @sauxyyjay ♬ Bartender – yukia🤎
Classic T-Pain auto-tuned vocals. A song about a hot bartender. A groove to keep it tight. What more can you ask for?
“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” by Beyoncé
@enola.bedard Single ladies will always stay one of my favorite music video. Where should I hit this dance next? #singleladies #viral #beyonce ♬ original sound – Jarred Manista
Whether you're a single lady or not, Beyoncé's “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” is full of hip shakes and fast dance moves that should prove a blast to learn. I can't imagine it's easy though, so take your time with it.
“Teach Me How To Dougie” by Cali Swag District
@jayvee_jerrymer Dougie! 🔥 DC:ccto #teachmehowtodougie #dougie #dougiechallenge #dancechallenge #dancetutorial #dc #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #bl #gaycouple #pinoy ♬ original sound – ❤💙CiiNnY WaLkEr💙❤
Not to put too fine a point on it, but supermodel Kate Upton is famous for doing the “Dougie” and some stories even have it that it's how she was originally discovered. With a face like hers, though, surely it was only a matter of time.
Either way, “Teach Me How To Dougie” isn't just for supermodels. It's for everyone, and it's a TikTok favorite.
“Crank That (Soulja Boy)” by Soulja Boy
@d.sswizzle she cute😭🤍 #fyp #wlw #lesbian #gay #souljaboy #souljaboydance #crankdat #foryoupage ♬ Crank That (Soulja Boy) – Soulja Boy Tell'em
Love it or hate it, “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” was one of those rare songs and dances that ended up penetrating the mainstream, and even got its fair share of airtime on Ellen.
The dance is just as contagious as the repetitive beat, and it's not too hard to pick up (if you keep it simple like in the above video).
“Y.M.C.A.” by Village People
@bobsdanceshop Dopamine boost ⚡️#ymca #dance #flashbob ♬ original sound – Bob’s Dance Shop
Village People's “Y.M.C.A.,” of course, was a product of the 70s disco craze. But the choreography couldn't get any easier, the song couldn't be any catchier, the and the message is about as simple as it gets.
Thus, a perfect storm of an enduring novelty song was born. There's no one that doesn't know the “Y.M.C.A.,” and if they don't, they can pick it up in mere seconds.
So, this is a fun, last minute inclusion in this guide as much as anything else.
Best TikTok Dance Songs In The World, Final Thoughts
At the end of the day, there are just too many songs to choose from, and you never know what might catch fire next!
But that’s what’s so fun about TikTok. People are always up to something new.
And who knows? Maybe your dance will go viral next. You'll never know unless you try.