These are the artists and songs that had the biggest impact with listeners across videos and trends on TikTok in 2023.

As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time to revisit the musical highlights of the year on TikTok. Music and TikTok are inseparable, with their huge catalogue of music soundtracking millions of videos around the worlds.

Trends are born and songs go viral all the time on TikTok. It’s a unique place for music discovery and a fantastic opportunity for artists to break out with a hit that users fall in love with.

You can find their full ‘Year on TikTok’ report here. It breaks down the hottest creators, trends, and videos of the year.

From creative mash-ups to hilarious memes and the ever-popular sped-up songs, TikTok enthusiasts once again showcased their unique spins on their favourite hits. Justine Skye’s accelerated rendition of “Collide” claimed the top spot on the US song list, joined by other trending tracks like Jain’s “Makeba,” which gained popularity through a meme featuring comedian and actor Bill Hader.

So, crank up the volume and dive into TikTok’s most beloved songs of the year.

United States

  1. “Collide (more sped up)” – Justine Skye: TikTok’s influence rejuvenated Justine Skye’s “Collide,” proving its prowess in breathing new life into older releases.
  2. “Cupid – Twin Ver – Sped Up Version” – FIFTY FIFTY: Capitalizing on the TikTok audience’s love for sped-up songs, this version of “Cupid” became a favorite for various content, from food tutorials to outfit picks.
  3. “Her Way (Sped Up)” – PARTYNEXTDOOR: A simple dance paired with a sped-up track revived PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Her Way” and gave it a fresh appeal.
  4. “Favorite Song – Sped Up” – Toosii: Toosii demonstrated a masterclass in TikTok promotion, turning “Favorite Song” into a Billboard Hot 100 entry through fan interaction and trend participation.
  5. “Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2” – PinkPanthress & Ice Spice: This hit gained traction as people filmed their dogs grooving to the track while wearing headphones.
  6. “Bounce When She Walk” – Ohboyprince: Ohboyprince found success again with a dance-based movement that inspired millions of creations in the US.
  7. “Peaches & Eggplants (feat. 21 Savage)” – Young Nudy: Apart from being a fixture in Drake’s tour, this track became a TikTok sensation spanning various video genres.
  8. “In Ha Mood” – Ice Spice: Initially teased on Ice Spice’s TikTok, this track gained popularity through a sped-up version and a mashup featuring animated dogs from a 90’s Barbie video game.
  9. “Makeba” – Jain: French singer Jain reached new heights in 2023 with the catchy “Makeba,” a global top 10 track that echoed in everyone’s minds during the summer.
  10. “Cruel Summer” – Taylor Swift: Fans capturing every moment of this track propelled it to TikTok fame before it climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 nearly four years after its release.

Around the World

  1. “Cupid – Twin Ver – Sped Up Version” – FIFTY FIFTY: With over 20 million creations, this K-Pop hit became the biggest song on TikTok globally in 2023.
  2. “If We Ever Broke Up” – Mae Stephens: A break-up anthem for TikTok’s broken-hearted, used in over 15 million videos, making it the second-most popular song globally on TikTok in 2023.
  3. “Collide (more sped up)” – Justine Skye: Originally recorded in 2014, the sped-up version of this track became an earworm, soaring to over 13 million creations on TikTok.
  4. “What It Is – Solo Version” – Doechii: Breaking into the mainstream with an irresistible hook, Doechii’s “What It Is” earned its place on the global charts.
  5. “มองนานๆ” – FLI:P: T-Pop phenomenon FLI:P achieved global popularity on TikTok in 2023 with “มองนานๆ” (“Look For A Long Time”).
  6. “La Bebe (Remix)” – Yng Lvcas & Peso Pluma: TikTok played a crucial role in helping Mexico’s Peso Pluma become a breakout star in 2023, including the hit collaboration “La Bebe (Remix).”
  7. “LALA” – Myke Towers: Puerto Rico’s Myke Towers saw “LALA” crack the top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100, thanks to its popularity on TikTok.
  8. “girls like me don’t cry (sped up)” – thuy: Vietnamese-American thuy’s break-up anthem hit TikTok and achieved instant success, especially in its sped-up version.
  9. “TQG” – KAROL G & Shakira: Featuring two of TikTok’s top 10 global artists, “TQG” became an instant hit worldwide in 2023.
  10. “Makeba” – Jain: TikTok’s knack for breathing life into older songs propelled Jain’s “Makeba” to global top 10 status in 2023.

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