In just the past 2 years, TikTok has become one of the most dominant social platforms for video creators around the world. In fact, 2021’s VidCon features TikTok as the title sponsor, removing YouTube from the title for the first time in the history of the event.

But before it became the global phenomenon it is now, TikTok started as Musical.ly, and many of TikTok’s top trends are still focused on trending tracks and sounds. You'll only hear a bit of the most popular songs used in TikTok trends, but if you want to keep up with the latest viral tracks, there are a bunch of places where you can find what's big on TikTok and listen to the whole songs. I'll go over the top 3, plus how to save any popular TikTok song you find:

  1. Tokboard
  2. Spotify
  3. YouTube – Redlist & Cloudland
  4. How to download top TikTok songs

1. Tokboard

A screenshot of the Tokboard home page.

Tokboard is the definitive place to find the top TikTok songs at any moment. It ranks sounds objectively by how many plays they have gotten in the last week and how many viral videos have used that sound in the past 7 days. It also allows you to click through to TikTok and watch the top recent videos made with that sound.

2. Spotify

A screenshot of Soave's Top TikTok songs 2021 playlist in Spotify.

If you want to listen to the full-length versions of TikTok’s top hits, Spotify is the way to go. Soave's Top TikTok Songs 2021 playlist isn’t a perfect representation of what’s big on TikTok, since it leaves out all original sounds and tracks that aren’t included on Spotify, but if you heard a song in a viral TikTok, it’s probably on the playlist somewhere, where you can listen to the whole thing.

3. YouTube – Redlist & Cloudland

Screenshots of TikTok music videos and playlists by Cloudland and Redlist on YouTube.

If you want to browse top songs while also seeing how they’re used by the best TikTok stars, I recommend heading to YouTube. YouTube has a ton of different TikTok song compilations, but I recommend the monthly top songs videos from Redlist. They always include the best tracks, accompanied by some of the most viral TikTok videos for each song.

Cloudland has also compiled a playlist of the 140 (and growing!) most popular TikTok songs of 2021 so far. While you won't get to see the TikTok videos that use them, this playlist is a comprehensive group of all the most viral TikTok tracks for you to listen to and download.

4. How to Download Top TikTok Songs

Screenshots showing how to copy links to videos on TikTok and YouTube.

If you want to save your favorite viral TikTok sounds, you can use Kapwing to download them straight to your phone or computer. Use the Share menu in TikTok to copy the video’s link and paste it in the Kapwing Studio. When the video is fully uploaded, select the arrow next to the green Export button and choose Export as MP3. It will be processed and ready for you to download in under a minute.

Screenshots showing how to download music fro YouTube or TikTok using the Kapwing Studio.

To download the full version of a song that’s popular on TikTok, look it up on YouTube and copy the link to the video. In the Kapwing Studio, wait for the video to upload and select Export as MP3 in the Export dropdown menu. The song will begin processing immediately for you to download.

I hope this article helps you stay up to date with TikTok’s top musical trends! If you’re interested in more tips and tutorials on TikTok trends, check out the Kapwing YouTube channel, where we cover new TikTok trends every week. For more ways to save and create TikTok content, take a look at some related articles on TikTok tasks:

How to Download TikToks with Downloading Disabled
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