We’ll admit it: we’ve busted a move to our fair share of TikTok dance songs. There’s something about a good dance challenge and a fun song that brings people together for happy times and great memories. If you haven’t given it a try yet, you’re overdue. Dancing can be a community activity, even when done solo. Social media dancing is a way to share your skills with a greater dance community.
Here’s a list of the 61 best TikTok dance songs. From simple moves to heart-stopping choreography, we have what you need to get warmed up and ready for action.
1. THATS WHAT I WANT – Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X treated TikTok to a preview of this song before it was released in September 2021. That immediately sent the TikTok dancers to work—they knew they had a hit on their hands. This one is a great group dance, with high-energy steps that keep you going.
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2. Toosie Slide – Drake
Drake references a social media star, Toosie, in this song. Released in 2020, it quickly became one of the bright moments of a pandemic-filled year. You may recognize this song from the video game, Fortnite. The moves are slow enough that they’re easy to learn, but they look cool when done in a group.
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3. O Beta Ji O Babuji – From Ludo
Every dancer knows that Bollywood is bursting with bops. This hit from the 2020 movie Ludo has been given the TikTok treatment quite a few times.
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4. Savage – Megan Thee Stallion
This 2020 Grammy Award winner for Best Rap Song was destined to become a TikTok dance phenomenon. The lyrics are empowering, take-me-as-I-am descriptions of the singer, which is perfect for dancers who like to express their personality in their choreography.
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5. Abcdefu – Gayle
There’s something about the attitude in this song that appeals to everyone. In fact, there are different versions available, depending on your mood. Try “angrier” or “chill.” The song is epically relatable, pairing angry breakup lyrics hilariously with cutesy, upbeat melodies. Many TikTok fans have created tutorials for this one using only emojis to explain the steps.
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6. Thriller – Michael Jackson
Go up to any stranger, lift your arms up into the “Thriller” zombie position, and ask them what song you’re referencing. There’s a 100% chance that person will answer correctly. The choreography is easy to learn online, with many tutorials available to help newcomers get their monster moves up to speed.
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7. Say So – Doja Cat
Here’s a song that gained popularity in part because of its success on TikTok. When it came out in 2020, the record label decided to release it as a single after TikTok dance challenges went viral. This is another song where the tutorials are often delivered entirely in emojis. When that’s possible, you know you have a good starter dance on your hands.
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8. Mi Gente – Beyoncé, J. Balvin, And Willy William
Reggaeton is another musical genre that can’t be ignored when it comes to dancing. In 2017, this one won the MTV award for Best Latin Video, and that likely secured its place in people’s memories for future dance challenges. Beyoncé’s songs are often high-energy, and this track is no exception. Dancing to this is a fun workout.
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9. Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
Nu-disco is the name of this song’s genre. But most fans call it a great dance song. The beats in this one are smooth and lend themselves perfectly to sliding and bopping around.
10. U Can’t Touch This – M.C. Hammer
This is a classic that opens itself up to interpretation by each artist. As long as you hit M.C. Hammer’s original crab shuffle style, the rest is yours. Whether it was released yesterday or back in the 1980s, TikTok dancers know a good dance song when they hear it. This timeless bop is here to stay.
11. STAY – The Kid LAROI And Justin Bieber
The 2021 ARIA Music Award winner for Best Pop Release, “STAY” brought fans of The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber together for some epic dance-offs. This calls for quick, precise moves. If you’re in for an even bigger challenge, try to do this in a group.
12. Day ‘N’ Nite – Kid Cudi
This award-winning song came out in 2009 and has been remixed—sometimes without permission—to the constant delight of fans around the world. Because it’s a song that’s easy to count and memorize the beats to, this tune lends itself well to making choreography that fans can teach each other online.
13. Gimme More – Britney Spears
If you don’t want to dance when you hear a Britney Spears song, you aren’t listening properly. What’s awesome about this one is that it can cross genres when it comes to styles of dancing. From pop to jazz to classical, this song has room for everyone’s talent.
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14. Need to Know – Doja Cat
Here’s a great one for anybody looking to level up their dancing skills. Known as “melodic rap,” this edgy song is one that parents often ban from kids’ playlists, but TikTok dancers love to work their stuff to an excellent rhythm. It can be a full-body experience, but the choreography looks amazing when it all comes together.
15. In the Bible – Drake
Drake actually references TikTok in the lyrics for this one, which fans couldn’t resist. That’s the exact part everybody wants to dance to in their videos.
16. Body – Megan Thee Stallion
The 2020 winner of the American Music Award for Favorite Trending Song, this one insists you work your body to its hypnotic beat. The amount of energy you’ll expend trying to achieve what we see in this video could probably power a small space station. It’s worth it for the fans.
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17. Macarena – Los Del Rio
Here’s a fun one that’s been a viral sensation since long before TikTok. The simple moves are reminiscent of line dancing, but the musical flavor offers so much more. Also, it’s essential choreography for any wedding or large party. “Macarena” is a fun dance for all ages (as long as you don’t explain to the kids what the lyrics mean).
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18. About Damn Time – Lizzo
Lizzo wants us all to live our best lives and be our beautiful selves. That is a perfect philosophy for dancers to keep in mind when they’re showing off their top moves. This song is just plain fun and open to interpretation when it comes to the choreography. It’s also a great “pump me up” song for when you need to get ready for something important.
19. Up – Cardi B
TikTok dancers love to surprise their audiences by busting out moves after a second or two of strutting calmly before the camera. This dance is a perfect example. American rapper Cardi B gave us “Up” in 2021 and earned herself a Grammy nomination for best rap performance. TikTok dancers have earned themselves tons of views. Everybody’s moving up.
20. Cannibal – Kesha
Songs don’t have to be recent to become TikTok headliners. This came out in 2010, and fans remembered it when they wanted to get grooving. They especially love the movement that goes with the line, “I’ll eat you up.”
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21. Fancy Like – Walker Hayes
This song got so much play on TikTok that the videos bled into primetime TV commercials. Of course, it didn’t hurt that the song references Applebee’s restaurant.
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22. Twinnem – Coi Leray
Coi Leray’s “Twinnem” won the iHeartRadio award for TikTok Bop of the Year in 2022, to the surprise of literally no one. It’s just fun to wave your arms and bounce to the beat of this song.
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23. 3 Musketeers – ppcocaine And NextYoungin
Released in 2020, this song has taken YouTube and TikTok by storm. The song is fun, and the dance is great. It’s relatively simple to learn and perform. If you have two buddies to do it with, you’re going to rock TikTok as the three Musketeers.
24. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
Anything with Shakira is bound to be good dance material. This is one of her older hits, but it packs a great punch for those who are looking for a good workout, especially for the hips. It’s a great Latin beat that makes everyone move. Anybody can feel the rhythm of this one.
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25. Peaches – Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is no stranger to viral videos, so it’s no surprise that this 2021 release ended up taking TikTok by storm shortly after it came out. It’s a slow jam that gives plenty of room for learning the choreography. If you’re just getting started as a dancer, this is a great place to challenge yourself and have a lot of fun at the same time.
26. Dance Monkey – Tones and I
Australian singer Tones And I is an international sensation. This release in 2019 topped charts everywhere and sent dancers to their cameras. Of course, the lyrics say, “Dance for me,” and “Move for me,” so it makes sense that people are compelled to get moving whenever they hear it.
27. Do Dat (TikTok Resume) – Semme
The title literally references TikTok, so that’s a bonus. The fun doesn’t stop there, though. This 2020 release has a great video and a lot of sweet moves to go with the tunes. It isn’t too fast, which makes it another great entry track for those wanting to build up their dancing skills.
28. Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
The Weeknd knows how to entertain. That’s why no one was shocked to see The New York Times naming this hit one of the best songs of 2020. To do the dance, you basically have to jog in place and move your arms like you’re swimming or flying, and you need to look like you’re having an amazing time. Works for us.
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29. Heat Waves – Glass Animals
In 2020, this indie R&B song by the English band Glass Animals became one of their most popular hits to date. Don’t be fooled by the slow pacing of this song. The choreography calls for precise movements that are the hallmarks of experienced dancers. TikTok dancers who have a few years of practice under their belts may want to take this on for a good challenge.
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30. MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X
MTV Award winner for 2021 Video of the Year, this song has had fans bopping around ever since its release. The dance is fluid and fascinating to watch. If you can master it, you’ll love how it feels to achieve the coolest possible moves.
31. Booty Wurk (One Cheek at a Time) – T-Pain featuring Joey Galaxy
Released in 2011, this song waited patiently for its time to shine in the internet dance challenge world. And when that time came, the fans were ready. The dance takes on several levels, from tip-toe to squats, from fast to slow, keeping the movement exciting.
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32. Teach Me How To Dougie – Cali Swag District
Most videos featuring this song are of the lower parts of the dancers’ bodies. That’s because, to Dougie, you need fancy footwork. Check out the moves of these guys!
33. Supalonely – Benee featuring Gus Dapperton
The year 2019 was great for dance songs because they started to gain attention in TikTok dance challenges. “Supalonely,” the alt-pop hit, was no exception. Countless people took this one on and showed their love of the empowering lyrics and happy beats.
34. Tap In – Saweetie
This 2020 song is best described as a certified bop. As soon as you hear it, your body starts moving, whether you want it to or not. Many people have done this one as a solo, but we’ve seen quite a few groups dance to this song and have absolutely nailed it.
35. Lottery (Renegade) – K CAMP
We can’t leave out the first TikTok song to hit 20 million videos. The amazing choreography for this song became an instant hit with fans in 2019, setting a precedent for TikTok challenges for years to come. The bass beat lands on different classic poses, from the famous dap to blowing kisses, making this dance seem both original and familiar at the same time.
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36. Church Bells – Carrie Underwood
If you are new to dancing, this one’s for you. Trust us. You can do this dance. Get a few people together, and it’s even simpler. That doesn’t make it any less fun to do. There’s something satisfying about the opening punch move.
37. Laffy Taffy – FlyBoyFu
Released in 2021, “Laffy Taffy” was a favorite TikTok dance challenge for months. It seemed like every time we looked at our feed, there was another challenger stepping up to the dance floor. For songs about candy, this one’s a top choice.
38. INDUSTRY BABY – Lil Nas X And Jack Harlow
Songs by Lil Nas X often end up in TikTok dance challenges. That’s because they have great beats and fun lyrics, and people can’t resist giving them a try. For this one, dancers have taken their skills to the limit and pushed boundaries to find amazing choreography.
39. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) – Beyoncé
When Beyoncé released her dance-music video, she probably didn’t realize that fans would learn every step and become viral sensations themselves by performing her moves. This is an empowering song, especially for single ladies. Everybody wants to hit that side pose dance.
40. Wanna Be Startin’ Something – Michael Jackson
This 1982 disco song has an odd bit of lyrical fun in the middle that turned out to be perfect for TikTok dance challenges. Now that we know what the actual lyrics are (you can look them up easily—thank you, Internet), people can’t stop putting their spin on this Michael Jackson classic.
41. Crank That (Soulja Boy) – Soulja Boy
In 2007, Soulja Boy showed us all how to fly from one side of the dance floor to the other, and dancers have been rocking that move ever since. When the dance is named after the rapper, it guarantees we’ll remember him forever. TikTok has kept this one alive.
42. The Box – Roddy Ricch
“The Box” won the BET Hip Hop Award for Best Song of the Year in 2020, and it was good enough to keep fans dancing well beyond that. If you’re a dancer who has epic physical control, you may be ready for this one. The rest of us will cheer you on and keep practicing.
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43. Motive x Promiscuous (TikTok Mashup) – Ariana Grande And Nelly Furtado
Mashups are the spice of musical life. Here’s a great example of when Soundcloud mashups become internet sensations. Sometimes, people know exactly what to put together to get everyone moving. The beat on this one allows for slower movements, which helps when you’re trying to learn a new dance. However, make sure you’re warming up properly ahead of time. You’ll want to be limber and ready for those full-body moves that look fantastic.
44. Get Lucky – Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
Daft Punk is known for turning heads every time they perform, but their “Get Lucky” song in 2013 proved to be excellent for home-grown choreography. In the future, when we’re all robots, this will be our intergalactic anthem, so we’d better practice the choreography now.
45. Get Up – Ciara featuring Chamillionaire
It may have come out in 2006, but “Get Up” is begging you to dance and keep on dancing for years to come. Looking at TikTok, it’s clear fans had no problem accepting the challenge. A lot of footwork, body rolls, and arm movements work together to make this a dance everyone will remember.
46. Buss It – Erica Banks
Songs that come out with excellent dance music videos definitely help their TikTok success. There’s nothing quite like learning the choreography that Erica Banks and her backup dancers are doing in “Buss It.” If you have feet that can move about a billion miles a minute, you are ready for this dance.
47. What You Know Bout Love – Pop Smoke
This has been called a “bittersweet” sensation, as the rapper Pop Smoke passed away before he could see it go viral. The most fun part of this dance is the slow-motion section, where you move as if you’ve slowed the video down. Of course, the effect is even more fascinating to see in real life.
48. Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) – Jason Derulo And Jawsh 685
As if it wasn’t amazing enough when this song came out in June of 2020, it got remixed later the same year with BTS, and the world has never been the same. This dance is simple and can be done solo or in a group. It pulls from some classical dances like the Foxtrot to move in a box-like area. This modern version of a classic dance is an instant fan favorite.
49. Zoom – Jessi
Korean-American rapper Jessi released this hip hop trap song in 2022, and TikTok was ready.
50. Why Is Everything Chrome (Lean Swag Rock Wit It) – King Critical
This is one of the many TikTok dance challenges of 2020 that people remember fondly today. It’s fun and easy to learn, and that’s the best way to have fun.
51. From Tha Back – lil.eaarl
Here’s another relatively simple dance to learn, in terms of the steps. The beat is catchy, and the lyrics are edgy, and that’s the magic mix for a great TikTok dance.
52. Get Into It (Yuh) – Doja Cat
Doja Cat’s songs are all over TikTok, and for good reason. This song came out with the kind of music video fans can’t stop thinking about and a dance they can’t stop doing.
53. Y.M.C.A. – Village People
Everyone probably knows the dance to “Y.M.C.A.,” including your grandmother. If you haven’t learned it yet, it’s time to catch up. Don’t worry; you’ll have a great time. This song has the spelling-with-dance-moves market cornered. Just make sure you know which way the C goes.
54. BEAT IT – P.A. Teezy
As soon as this came out in 2021, it was all over TikTok. The dance is simple, which may have added to it spreading like wildfire across the internet.
55. good 4 u – Olivia Rodrigo
In 2022, iHeartRadio gave this song a TikTok Bop of the Year music award, so that should tell you everything you need to know. It’s an absolute must on a list of the best TikTok dance songs.
56. Adderall (Corvette Corvette) – Popp Hunna
This 2020 song has a beat that demands you start moving. It was impossible to avoid making a TikTok dance for “Adderall (Corvette Corvette).”
57. Needed Me (TikTok Remix) – Rihanna, Sean Paul, Mr. Vegas, And Kevin Dave
This song was nominated for a Grammy in 2016, and then later became a TikTok phenomenon with the TikTok remix.
58. I’m Up – Jorge
This song has everything you need when you need music to lift you up. Get ready to learn some smooth moves, and then grab your camera.
59. Ghoomar – From Padmaavat
If you’re looking for an amazing dance to learn, you don’t need to look any further than Bollywood. They’re known for their energetic choreography and catchy melodies.
60. Bartender – T-Pain featuring Akon
This hit came out way back in 2007, and it’s still a jam today. Especially among dancers, this song is a lot of fun when you want to move your body.
61. Motion Sickness – Phoebe Bridgers
Released in 2017, this is a gentler song with a dance that is great for beginners. It has a few complicated hand movements, but once you get those down, you’re ready to go.
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