TikTok released its rankings of the top viral videos, songs, creators, and more of 2020. Bella Poarch and 420doggface208 have the top viral videos, Charli D’Amelio was the biggest creator, and Jason Derulo’s “Savage Love” was the year’s biggest song.
Savage Love was the years biggest song
Image: Bella Poarch
Bella Poarchs hypnotic video lip-syncing M to the B was TikToks biggest viral video of the year, TikTok announced this morning. Poarch was followed by 420doggface208s instantly iconic skate / cran-raspberry juice video set to Fleetwood Macs Dreams.
The rankings were revealed as part of TikToks year-end roundup of its biggest videos, trends, and creators. The rankings arent entirely scientific (the viral video rankings, for instance, are based on both views and impact), but they offer a representative look at what dominated the app and broke out beyond it.
Other videos on TikToks top viral list include Will Smiths entry in the Wipe It Down challenge, and Julian Bass superhero special effects video that went viral enough to get the attention of Disney executive chairman Bob Iger.
The companys list of top creators overall is led by Charli DAmelio, of course, and also includes familiar names like Addison Rae and Noah Beck. Jason Derulo is listed as TikToks top celebrity creator, followed by Kylie Jenner and Lizzo.
Anyone whos spent time on TikTok could probably guess a handful of TikToks top songs of the year. The number one ranking went to Derulos Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat), with Megan Thee Stallions Savage Remix coming in second and WAP taking fourth. Like the other categories, TikTok isnt basing these rankings purely on plays, but also on metrics like how many videos were created and how often people engaged with those videos.
The full list seems to be more about illustrating what a huge year TikTok had, rather than literally ranking all success across the app. But to that end, the rankings do a great job of showing just how many communities, trends, viral songs, and more broke out thanks to TikTok, from editing tools like the green screen effect to aesthetics like cottagecore.