TikTok is a social media platform that has been taking the world by storm. It offers a quirky way of creating and sharing short-form videos of up to 60 seconds. With over 800 million active users, it’s no wonder TikTok challenges have become a powerful phenomenon.
In the past year, TikTok users have taken on some of the most viral and creative challenges that have ever been seen on the platform, ranging from dance challenges to comedy challenges and more. Here are the top viral TikTok challenges of the year.
1. Renegade Dance Challenge
The Renegade Dance Challenge was one of the biggest dance challenges on TikTok this year, pioneered by a 14-year old girl named Jalaiah Harmon . The routine involves quick and precise arm movements that require coordination and flexibility. Within weeks of its release, the challenge had gone viral, and it is now one of the most frequently performed dances across the platform.
2. The Blinding Lights Challenge
The Blinding Lights Challenge is another viral dance challenge that took TikTok by storm. It became increasingly popular as the song got more attention by being the background in commercials and other social media. The routine involves a series of arm and leg movements that are synchronized with the lyrics to the song “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd.
3. The Something New Challenge
The Something New Challenge is a lip-sync challenge that requires participants to incorporate a specific song into their video. Participants sing along to the lyrics while also conveying facial expression and dancing if they prefer. The popular tune used in this challenge is the song “Something New” by Wiz Khalifa.
4. The Flip the Switch Challenge
The Flip the Switch Challenge demands that two people switch costumes and lighting place to a beat as soon as the light switch flicks off. Shortly after the first video blew up, people began putting their spin on it, resulting in funny and creative flips.
5. The Don’t Rush Challenge
The Don’t Rush Challenge was all about being transformative. Creators compiled tiny clips of them putting on makeup or dressing up, emphasizing transforming into attractive personas. Although the challenge began with makeup, it easily expanded to different modes of dress-up.
6. The Oh Nanana Challenge
The Oh Nanana Challenge is a popular dance and music challenge that originated from the Brazilian song “Oh Nanana” by MC’s Zaac & Jerry. The challenge requires users to make quick, jerky movements with their hands and bodies during the song’s chorus.
There are numerous TikTok challenges that went viral this year, and these six are just the tip of the iceberg. Seeing how fast TikTok challenges come and go, it’s difficult to say which ones will take the social media space by storm next. One characteristic of a successful challenge is that it invites anyone to participate, regardless of how well they dance, lip-sync, have costumes, or makeup skills. One thing is certain, the creativity, inclusivity, and diversity aspects of challenges create a winning recipe that entices TikTok users all year round.