10 Popular TikTok Trends for Summer 2021

Tiktok has taken social media by storm over the last few years, and it’s only right to jump in on all the fun. Whether you’re interested in trying out video challenges, learning new recipes, animal videos, or purely looking for laughs, here are 10 popular TikTok trends happening this summer:

“Are they hot or are they just ____”

The mashup of Michael Jackson’s “PYT” and City Girl’s “Twerkulator” sound has been going crazy on TikTok for a few weeks now. The most common video trend we’ve seen with this sound has been of various people dancing in front of the camera, with most captioning something along the lines “Are they hot or are they just ____?”

@hey.candace

Took 2 years off to find myself but quarantine made it 3. How do I even talk to men now? 😅 #dating #foryou

♬ Pretty young twearkalator – ✨yUh✨

The Magic Bomb

A lot of TikTokers have been making videos lately using this sound to talk about questions they get asked. There are so many options of either sarcastic or realistic topics you can cover with this sound, all while doing the cute minimal dance to the beat.

@shinanova

Questions I get as an Inuk person❄️ #indigenous #inuk #inuittiktok #culture #firstpeople

♬ The Magic Bomb (Extended Mix) – Hoàng Read

Alors on Danse Green Screen

A video of a group of friends went viral on TikTok a few weeks back, and everyone has been including themselves in the trend. All you have to do is make a matter-of-fact statement in front of the green screen video, and do a little shoulder dance.

@ren.d.x

It’s never too late to join us 😈 #anime #manga #weeb #weebtok #otaku #fypシ

♬ Stromae Alors on Danse – ᴍᴇɢᴜᴍɪ & ᴋʏᴏ 🦋

Gibberish Explanation

Sometimes the way we think only really makes sense in our own heads. A lot of TikTokers have been expressing this in a humorous way that shows just how much our thoughts can sound like gibberish when they’re said out loud. 

@smilingsum

Idk it just does

♬ Dville Santa x Laboratory o – 𝙅𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣

“Oh Lord”

Everyone has reached a moment in their lives where they think “wait, how the hell did I get here?” This trend is a perfect example of that moment. Creative angles and backdrops really take this sound to the next level. 

@kjbr0wn

big responsibility but the absolute best 🤍 #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #teachersoftiktok

♬ original sound – Funny Tiktoks

Flashback Camcorder

A really cute trend we’ve been seeing a lot lately is when people record themselves and transition into what appears to be vintage camcorder footage – making it seem like a flashback. A lot of TikTok families have been using this sound to show how their kids are copy + paste versions of themselves.

@monikapagehavens

#tiktokmom #momlife #wifey #hubby #watermelonsugar #BestSeatInTheHouse #tiktokfamily #parentsoftiktok #couplegoals #familygoals #dadlife #tiktokcouple

♬ Hi watermelon sugar – Alisa 👼🏻

Bee Gees vs 50 Cent Mashup

TikTok loves a good mashup of popular songs from all genres. The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” and 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” is a fantastic mashup that everyone is having a blast dancing to. Some people have even created specific dances for this sound.

@nathanramsayy

Vibes in the rain with @perri.kiely #foryou

♬ BEE GEES VS 50 cent – Eric

Reba

We all are familiar with the popular 2000s mom-drama show “Reba” – and of course, the theme song, “I’m A Survivor”. TikTok has been running with this sound, making the most simple household tasks look like they are carrying a family of 4 on their backs. 

@brietmarie

😫Mom Mode Activated ❤️

♬ I’m A Survivor – Reba McEntire

Chiquitita by ABBA

For those of you who love “Mamma Mia!”, this sound is for you. Gen Z definitely gave this timeless song a bit of a twist, by slowing it down about 80%. You’re likely to find this sound on TikTok by the name “chicken tikka” – for unknown reasons.

@brittikitty

I’m sorry but has anyone ever actually seen a cute newborn before 😂😂😂

♬ chicken tikka – han

The Less I Know The Better vs Black Eyed Peas

Another spin on an indie classic, “The Less I Know The Better” by Tame Impala, this sound allows creators to show how things can get progressively worse in any given situation… or make the most of it. Millennials, you might know the ending of this song from the 2005 hit “Pump It” by Black Eyed Peas.

@hiimjoejohal

A rollercoaster #foryou #meme #fypシ #foryoupage #viral #relatable

♬ What is this trend follow joey now – Green Line

What is your favorite TikTok trend right now? Share with us in the comments!

Featured Image Credit: Olivier Bergeron

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