Ok, so you’re a video maker and want to see your videos go viral on TikTok. Well, then your first step should be to follow trends and learn how to find trending songs on TikTok to use them on your videos’ background. Believe it or not but sometimes using a trending song in the background of your video can give it a place on the trending page.
There have been several cases of videos going viral despite their average visuals, just because of their unique background song. For example, not so long ago, the Squid game’s theme music became a trend on TikTok, and millions if not thousands of people made TikTok videos using it on backgrounds.
Some of those videos got more than 10 million likes and tons of views because they caught the trend early. So, to become a trend on TikTok yourself, you first need to search for a perfect trending song to compliment your video. Following are the methods you can use to find trending TikTok songs and apply them to your video to get more views and engagement.
How to Find Trending Songs for Your TikTok Video?
1. Using Discover Option
For those who are not so familiar with TikTok’s features yet, the Discover page is where you can see which videos are currently viral, which trending sounds are killing it, and which hashtags are drawing people’s attention.
You can pick any song from the discover page and use it for your video’s background. Now, while you do the song hunting, make sure to look for the number of views it has received. You can see the view count under the hashtag of that song.
For example, #nwantiti got 415.9 million views, and BTS’s #butter got more than 7.4 billion views on TikTok. Also, trending sounds always have more than one variation on TikTok, and it’s your job to find the one which fits well with your video.
You can find at least ten versions of Black Pink’s How you like that on TikTok, and if you like the song, then you should listen to the rest of its variations to see which one is the best. After you find your perfect track, tap on it and move on to make a video using it.
2. Create Video Option
If you want to search for a trending song right before you’re about to create a video, tap on the plus icon located in the center of the bottom navigation bar, and then tap on the ‘sounds’ option right above the record button.
Here you can search for all sorts of songs and even see popular songs from different categories like Hollywood, TikTok hot, remake station, and regional hits. Now, it would be an understatement to say that TikTok has a vast library of songs because it’s not just vast; it’s massive.
You can find retro songs from the 1970s on TikTok like you can find the latest tracks of Grammy award-winning artists. From whiskey blues to acoustic guitars, piano instrumentals to hard rock metal, you can find all sorts of songs on TikTok.
Either pick one for your video from the top lists or search for the one you want and once you find it, just start recording your video with that song.
3. Popular Influencers and Creators
If you don’t want to go through the trouble of searching trending songs in the TikTok track library, you can always watch videos of other influencers and fellow creators to see which songs they are using. You see, influencers always get the whiff of trends early on and start making videos using the trending songs.
That’s why you should follow influencers and keep an eye on their latest videos to learn about the trending songs and use them to make potential viral videos. The best influencers to follow to learn about trends are @charlidamelio, @bellapoarch, and @addisonre. As two of them are singers and one is a dancer, they are perfect to follow to catch on early song trends.
Some Bonus Tips
Sure, using trending songs gives you a pretty good chance of making a viral video, but here are some tips that you can use to ensure that it happens.
1. Using Hashtags Associated to the Song
You can’t just rely on a trending song to make your video famous; you need to add the hashtags associated with it to be a part of the trend. For example, if you’ve chosen to add Drake’s ‘Kiki do you love me as your video’s background, then you should use its hashtags.
The most used hashtags with this song were #kikichallange, #Drake, and #Kikidoyouloveme. When you use the hashtags associated with the songs, the TikTok algorithm recognizes your video as a part of a trend and recommends your video to people interested in that trend.
2. Trending Visuals with Trending Song
When you plan to make a video using a trending song, you must follow the visual style associated with that song as well. Like if you’re trying to use BTS’s song, you should learn its dance moves and make dancing videos which is the trend associated with all BTS songs.
It’s true that you are free to make whatever type of content you want, but sometimes it’s better to stay conventional to get the audience’s attention, so follow the visual trends with famous songs.
We have given you the best places to look for trending songs on TikTok, and now it’s up to you to find the perfect one for your videos. Remember to add hashtags with trending songs and follow their own respective trending visuals to get the most out of them.
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