It’s the fastest fastest-growing social-media platform on the web, and the app has become a ubiquitous element of Gen Z life.
Despite security concerns around TikTok’s Chinese ownership, it seems like everyone is getting in on the fun, including celebrities like Lady Gaga, nurses, and even US soldiers.
As it has grown, TikTok has evolved and has become a marketplace for short bits of audio that users can upload for others to use in their own videos. While mainstream music frequently thrives on the app, other sounds from pop culture and elsewhere have also become earworms.
‘This is for Rachel:’ A woman leaves a vulgar voicemail for a person she thought was her boss.
Although this sound only recently shot to popularity on TikTok, it actually originates from a 2018 clip shared to Twitter. The vulgar clip, in which a woman calls and threatens her boss after taking her off a work schedule, seems to have been originally sent to the wrong recipient by mistake, which led to it getting shared on Twitter in the first place more than a year ago.
“Wrong number just sent me this. Rachel you better be ready,” the clip posted to Twitter on says. The shorter version of the call uploaded to TikTok has been remixed with upbeat music and has yielded nearly 800,000 videos on the platform.
‘Make You Mine:’ Young love finds its TikTok anthem.
I’m grounded and he texted me “go to your window.” He bought all my fav snacks as a surprise?? #4you
“Put your hand in mine, I want to be with you all the time.” Isn’t that romantic? The teens of TikTok sure think so. The song, released by PUBLIC, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based boy band in 2019, appears as teens show off their relationships on social media (though the song is often used as a joke between two people who aren’t romantically involved).
“Make You Mine” has appeared in 787,500 videos since it made its way to TikTok, which has helped the music video rack up nearly 2 million views since it was posted in .
‘Why don’t you say so?:’ Doja Cat’s 2019 dabble into pop goes viral.
While it might seem obvious, “Say So” is a song released by genre-bending artist Doja Cat from her 2019 album “Hot Pink.”
The song has led to a viral dance routine, which is common on TikTok, though the viral sound seemingly reached new heights when “Marriage Story” actress Laura Dern pushed her daughter, Jaya Harper, out of the way to perform the dance to Harper’s followers https://hookupdate.net/tr/bdsmdate-inceleme/ on the platform.
Although the song has made waves on TikTok, it hasn’t quite cracked the Billboard Hot 100 just yet, though Doja Cat currently has two entries on the song-ranking chart.
‘Delfino Plaza but progressive bass boost:’ an early 2000s Nintendo Classic shows up on TikTok.
Nintendo fans might not need help locating the origin of this sound, but this popular TikTok meme actually originates from Nintendo’s 2002 GameCube release, Super Mario Sunshine. Although the song on TikTok has been remixed, the original song can be heard when users visit the “Delfino Plaza” area of the 2002 cult classic.
‘I’m just a kid and life is a night hit finds new fans in Gen Z.
“I’m just a kid and life is a nightmare,” Simple Plan’s lead singer Pierre Bouvier sings on the “I’m just a Kid,” released in 2002.
The sound is often used to share some of the hardships teens go through, and it has found popularity among teen parents who use the song to talk about their experiences having children at a young age.