TikTok Top 10 – Vibe Check: Top viral videos

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With 2020 coming to a close (thankfully), TikTok have compiled the top 10 in certain categories, such as viral videos, trends, hashtags, challenges etc.

TikTok has seen tremendous growth in 2020, becoming the social media platform of choice for many Gen Zers and beyond, around the world stuck at home during the pandemic.

It’s been our honor to watch these videos and creators grow and share what have become iconic, sometimes even life-changing, moments of 2020. TikTok is here to bring joy, and with the year we’ve experienced, I’m thrilled to take a trip down memory lane and celebrate the myriad of ways the TikTok community helped us come together, bridge divides, and find both lightness and poignancy when we needed it most.

Pappas, Interim Head of TikTok
Vibe Check- Top viral videos

You can find the full top 100 here. Here are the top 10 viral videos according to TikTok.

1. @bellapoarch – Bella does M to the B.
@bellapoarch

To the 🐝 🐝 🐝 #fyp

♬ M to the B – Millie B

2. @420Doggface208 – Skateboarding his way to fame.
@420doggface208

Morning vibe #420souljahz #ec #feelinggood #h2o #cloud9 #happyhippie #worldpeace #king #peaceup #merch #tacos #waterislife #high #morning #710 #cloud9

♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac

3. @itscaitlinhello – The coworker you love to hate because WFH is hard.
@itscaitlinhello

#fyp #foryou #foryoupage #zoom #workfromhome #comedy #gonnabefriends

♬ original sound – Caitlin Reilly

4. @nba – Jalaiah shows us how it’s done at the NBA All-Star Game.
@nba

Jalaiah (@jalaiahharmon ), creator of Renegade, performs at the NBA All-Star Game!

♬ Lottery – K CAMP

5. @willsmith – Will wipes it down.
@willsmith

I don’t remember making this…? @chrisashley

♬ #WIPEITDOWN – BMW KENNY

6. @awa_de_horchata_uwu – An obscure cereal jingle that isn’t bread becomes a bread sensation.
@awa_de_horchata_uwu

Mi😳pan🧟‍♀️su😎su🥳sum😡su👺su☠️su🤒mi😈pan💩yakakus🤖ñam👄ñam🙇🏼ñam

♬ Mi Pan Su Sus – .

7. @lizemopetey – Is it meatier or meteor? Hmmm.
@lizemopetey

is this too soon…? IB climaxximus on twitter #fyp #dinosaur #ThatsHot #DinnerWithMe #MorningCheer

♬ original sound – Eliza Petersen

8. @iamtabithabrown – Do you see carrots? Bacon? It’s carrot bacon.
@iamtabithabrown

Carrot bacon❤️ #tabithabrown #veganbacon

♬ original sound – Tabitha Brown

9. @thejulianbass – Who’s your favorite hero?
@thejulianbass

Who’s your favorite hero?? #yougotit #edit #vfx #starwars #ben10 #spiderman #fyp #foryoupage

♬ Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles

10. @hartyt_ – A goose throws it back.
@hartyt_

Shout out to my wonderful family for helping with this 😂#throwit #chicken #chickenforthrowit

♬ Vibe (If I Back It Up) – Cookiee Kawaii

TikTok Top 10 – The Playlist: Top songs

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With 2020 coming to a close (thankfully), TikTok have compiled the top 10 in certain categories, such as viral videos, trends, hashtags, challenges etc.

TikTok has seen tremendous growth in 2020, becoming the social media platform of choice for many Gen Zers and beyond, around the world stuck at home during the pandemic.

It’s been our honor to watch these videos and creators grow and share what have become iconic, sometimes even life-changing, moments of 2020. TikTok is here to bring joy, and with the year we’ve experienced, I’m thrilled to take a trip down memory lane and celebrate the myriad of ways the TikTok community helped us come together, bridge divides, and find both lightness and poignancy when we needed it most.

Pappas, Interim Head of TikTok

You can find the full top 100 here. Here are the top 10 songs according to TikTok.

1. “Savage Love” (Laxed – Siren Beat) – Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo – The cross-continental chart-topper that only could have started on TikTok.
@jasonderulo

I can’t stop watching this @justmaiko

♬ Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) – Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo

2. “Savage” Remix – Megan Thee Stallion – Megan’s empowering anthem slays with help from two queens: Beyoncé and @keke.janajah.
@theestallion

My first attempt at the #savageremixchallange 😭😂 🐝🐎

♬ original sound – Megan Thee Stallion

3. “OUT WEST” (feat. Young Thug) – Travis Scott – One of the first and biggest viral hits of 2020.
@abrameng

Kurt loves his new airpods! 70% Airpods using the link in my INSTAGRAM bio 🔥 #foryou #viral #CoolRanchDance #phonekeepsmoving

♬ OUT WEST – JACKBOYS & Travis Scott

4. “WAP” (feat. Megan Thee Stallion) – Cardi B – 🙈
@whataboutaub

Fantasia 2020. #wap #hippo #dancechallenge #couplegoals #viral #husband @thejoshjones #fantasia

♬ WAP(feat. Megan Thee Stallion) – Cardi B

5. “Say So” – Doja Cat – Bouncy pop jam that helped make Doja Cat one of the creators’ favorite artists.
@dojacat

SAY SO MEETS CATFISH W/ @nevschulman @kamiecrawford 💖

♬ Say So – Doja Cat

6. “Tap In” – Saweetie – Saweetie once again won hearts with this twerkable banger.
@officialsaweetie

#tapinchallenge #queenfoo @callherhelen 🤪‼️

♬ Tap In – Saweetie

7. “The Box” – Roddy Ricch – The TikTok community powered this rap track and its unique ad-libs to 2020’s longest Hot 100 reign.
@yvngswag

Ima get laaaaazyyy #fyp #foryou

♬ The Box – Roddy Ricch

8. “Rags2Riches” (feat. ATR Son Son) – Rod Wave – The inspirational rap ballad to soundtrack dramatic glow-ups.
@rodwave

‘Cause that type of shit don’t faze a player, uh #rodwave #rags2riches

♬ Rags2Riches (feat. ATR Son Son) – Rod Wave

9. “Supalonely” (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE – A combination of indie-pop bounce, self-deprecation, and quarantine-appropriate lyrics.
@heyitshenry

That is the LAST TIME I try to be a tiktok dancer…also I’m bleeding severely and just glad I filmed this #quarantine #injury #fyp

♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE

10. “What You Know Bout Love” – Pop Smoke – #ForeverPop
@courtneyhallcoffm

Dancing to 10k followers so my kids will think I’m cool. 😂 The things you do for 5th graders. #teacher

♬ What You Know Bout Love – Pop Smoke

Forgotify Brings The Unheard Music Of Spotify To Your Ears

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Discover An Array of Unheard Music.

Tired of listening to the same mainstream sounds that EVERYONE else is? Want to take your music tastes into unknown realms? With Forgotify you can find an artist that no one has heard of, making you the most musically superior at any social gathering. 

Forgotify will tear through Spotify in search of songs with zero plays, playing songs that literally no one has listened too, which surprisingly there are many. According to data that Spotify released in October of last year, 80% of the 20 million songs (roughly) on Spotify have been listened to once. Leaving 20% totally unheard, that’s roughly 4 million songs. 

You’re probably thinking, well there must be a reason no one has heard these songs? Although there are factors of quality it is also just because of the high volume of submissions from all over the world. A lot of the song are covers but now and then an enjoyable track will pop up. 

What makes Forgotify really interesting is that after you’ve played the song it counts as a listen, so you will be the first (and maybe only) person to hear that piece of music. Each experience is unique and ephemeral. It’s also worth noting that Forgotify in itself is short lived, as in theory if the rate at which people use Forgotify supersedes the rate in which artists upload it will eventually cease. Each listen is a step towards its end. 

It’s a really interesting way of listening to music and given unheard artists some time of day. Not to mention it is really fun. It’s almost the digital version of picking through the pound bin in your local record shop. Who knows what craziness you might find, heck you may even discover the next Led Zeppelin.

Top 10 most-disliked YouTube videos of all time 2020

These are the top ten all-time most disliked videos around the world on YouTube, starting with a video from YouTube themselves.

1. YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind | #YouTubeRewind
18.5 million dislikes

2. Sadak 2 | Official Trailer | Sanjay | Pooja | Alia | Aditya | Jisshu | Mahesh Bhatt | 28 Aug
13.3 million dislikes

3. Justin Bieber – Baby (Official Music Video) ft. Ludacris
11.8 million dislikes

4. Baby Shark Dance | Most Viewed Video on YouTube | PINKFONG Songs for Children
10.4 million dislikes

5. YouTube Rewind 2019: For the Record | #YouTubeRewind
9.2 million dislikes

6. Johny Johny Yes Papa 👶 THE BEST Song for Children | LooLoo Kids
7.9 million dislikes

7. Учим цвета-Разноцветные яйца на ферме
6.9 million dislikes

8. Vitão, Luísa Sonza – Flores
5.4 million dislikes

9. Bath Song | CoComelon Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs
5.2 million dislikes

10. Can this video get 1 million dislikes?
5.0 million dislikes

Find the top 10 most-liked YouTube videos here.

Top 10 most-liked YouTube videos of all time 2020

These are the top ten all-time most liked videos around the world on YouTube.

1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
41.3 million likes

2. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth [Official Video] Furious 7 Soundtrack
31.2 million likes

3. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video]
25.1 million likes

4. Baby Shark Dance | Most Viewed Video on YouTube | PINKFONG Songs for Children
23.0 million likes

5. BTS (방탄소년단) ‘Dynamite’ Official MV
21.7 million likes

6. Alan Walker – Faded
21.4 million likes

7. PSY – GANGNAM STYLE(강남스타일) M/V
20.0 million likes

8. BTS (방탄소년단) ‘작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv) (feat. Halsey)’ Official MV
19.9 million likes

9. Marshmello – Alone (Official Music Video)
18.6 million likes

10. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You ft. Cardi B (Official Music Video)
17.8 million likes

Find the top 10 most-viewed YouTube videos here.

Top 10 most-viewed YouTube channels in 2020

Here’s a list of the current top 10 most-viewed YouTube channels of all-time, ranging from 41 to 132 billion total views.

1. T-Series

132.9 billion views

Cocomelon - Nursery Rhymes

2. Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes

84.6 billion views

SET India

3. SET India

72.1 billion views

Zee TV

4. Zee TV

54.9 billion views

WWE

5. WWE

51.7 billion views

Like Nastya

6. Like Nastya

47.1 billion views

Kids Diana Show

7. ✿ Kids Diana Show

45.3 billion views

Movieclips

8. Movieclips

44.9 billion views

Ryan's World

9. Ryan’s World

43.1 billion views

Sony SAB

10. Sony SAB

41.1 billion views

The 10 most popular YouTubers in 2020: top 10 most-subscribed channels

Here’s a list of the current top 10 most-subscribed YouTube channels of all-time, ranging from 61 to 162 million subscribers.

1. T-Series

162 million subscribers

PewDiePie

2. PewDiePie

108 million subscribers

Cocomelon - Nursery Rhymes

3. Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes

98.6 million subscribers

SET India

4. SET India

88.7 million subscribers

5-Minute Crafts

5. 5-Minute Crafts

69.6 million subscribers

Kids Diana Show

6. ✿ Kids Diana Show

69.5 million subscribers

WWE

7. WWE

69.4 million subscribers

Zee Music Company

8. Zee Music Company

65 million subscribers

Like Nastya

9. Like Nastya

64.6 million subscribers

Canal KondZilla

10. Canal KondZilla

61.7 million subscribers

This online AI tool writes lyrics from your keywords

Keyword2lyrics is a new free site that generates custom song lyrics from your random keywords using artificial intelligence.

A fun tool to play with if you’re struggling with quarantine creativity. Head to keyword2lyrics to give it a go. Simply enter your keywords, and a creativity value between 0.0 and 1.0 “the higher the value, the more creative/crazy the text.”

The AI was trained by extracting keywords from songs that Google lists under “top artists 20th century” and “top artists 21st century”. Because of this, the AI will mostly generate pop based lyrics, but developer of keyword2lyrics Mathi Gatti says he wants to add a larger variety of genres in the future, with the possibility of allowing users to select a genre style.

We’ve explored the concerning rise of AI taking jobs from creatives, but Gatti explains his optimism for what the breakthrough of AI will inspire from the creative industry. Speaking to TNW, Gatti said:

Sometimes I have a few ideas that I want to turn into a song, but I’m too lazy for that, so I thought it would be cool to make a program that generates lyrics from isolated keywords or phrases.
I think a lot of times you feed it with a phrase or words and it creates a reasonable song, similarly to what you would expect if you write it for yourself. That’s pretty cool for saving time but I like that sometimes it does completely the opposite, it comes with interpretations totally different to what you would expect, which is really enriching.
I think it’s similar to photography in the XX century, it didn’t kill painting or the creative process at all, it impulsed new art styles like photography and impressionism. In a similar way, I think tools like keyword2lyrics won’t kill songwriting, it’s just going to change the process.

Mathi Gatti developer of keyword2lyrics

Discover your listening similarities with your favourite artists using Spotify’s Listen Alike

Find what listening habits you share with top musicians, podcast creators, influencers and everyday listeners with Spotify’s Listen Alike feature.

Using Spotify’s listening data, Listen Alike shows how listening to music connects us even while we’re apart. Simply choose a creator from the list such as Addison Rae, Alicia Keys, Anne-Marie, H.E.R, JaackMaate, John Legend, Megan Thee Stallion, SAINt JHN, Tones and I and more. Spotify will analyse your listening traits and calculate your Alike percentage. SEE MORE will show your what artists, tracks, genres and podcasts you’re both into. From here you can even save your shared playlist to Spotify.

Listen Alike works for Free and Premium users on mobile and desktop.

Turn any sound into an instrument with Google’s Tone Transfer Magenta project

Google’s latest Magenta project uses machine learning to take any inputted sound and convincingly output as a chosen instrument.

Google’s Magenta projects use machine learning to create art and music, while providing open source data for all to use and learn. Tone Transfer is no different, using DDSP to convert sounds into musical instruments. DDSP learns characteristics of a musical instrument and maps them to different sounds.

Play with the sample sounds or record your own music instruments, vocal performances or sound effects to accurately hear what they would sound like performed on flute, saxophone, trumpet or violin. For example turn your acapella into a saxophone solo or dog barking into a trumpet performance. You can then mix the original recording with the machine learned output.

Tone Transfer could be a great way to add some new instruments into your mix without sequencing, thus still retaining a real “recorded” element. Explore, create and input your new musical instrument into your next big project.

Google worked with five artists including Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Andrew Huang, Mija, Adam Taylor and Tems to turn their instrumental performances into machine learning models:

This development is important because it enables music technologies to become more inclusive. Machine learning models inherit biases from the datasets they are trained on, and music models are no different. Many are trained on the structure of western musical scores, which excludes much of the music from the rest of the world. Rather than following the formal rules of western music, like the 12 notes on a piano, DDSP transforms sound by modeling frequencies in the audio itself. This opens up machine learning technologies to a wider range of musical cultures.

Nida Zada – UX Lead, Google Research

Find Google’s write-up on exactly how the model works here.