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30 Top TikTok Trends To Watch in 2022

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TikTok has proven its influence. Leveraging TikTok trends is essential for maximizing the platform‘s organic reach and putting your brand in front of thousands of users, increasing your brand awareness. But finding the most recent TikTok trends can be challenging. It‘s hard to keep up between viral dances, memes, hacks, and other trends. This article covers the top TikTok trends of 2022 that you should know about.

TikTok consists of users making videos and watching other people‘s content. TikTok users typically recreate other users‘ entertaining content for themselves to share with their followers. The cycle continues until the content spreads across the internet and becomes a social media trend.

What‘s amazing is that most top TikTok trends are straightforward. Once a TikTok trend gets picked up by a popular influencer, it goes viral, and you‘ll see many videos made by other users as you scroll through your feed.

1. Zoom Meeting Mishaps

Zoom has become integral for most people‘s lives over the past two years as remote work and learning have increased. Understandably, there have been many instances of users forgetting to turn off their cameras or microphones, dozing off, getting caught off-guard, and finding themselves in awkward situations.

Here is one of the funniest examples. This teacher didn‘t realize his camera was still on, showed up without pants, and started saying naughty things without realizing his students were watching him:

@memep1ug 😂😂 #fyp #fypシ #lls #loveliveserve #foryoupage #FitCheck #ChemicalHearts #zoom #zoommeeting #teachersgonewild #crazy #funnymoments #funnytiktok #4u ♬ original sound – MemePlug🔌

2. Dating in your…

This trend started with @jamiejukesuk showcasing the struggles of dating in your 30s set to "It‘s the Hard Knock Life." He acts out each problem knocking him to the ground. In contrast, many women feel they go through the same struggles men do, just in their 20s:

@jill.niiicole I’m sorry this was so much fun. Also I’m just gonna keep my cat 🐱 #thankyew #fyp #lol ♬ Dating in your…… – Jamie Buckley actor 🌈

3. Videos Living in Your Head Rent-Free

"What movie lives rent-free in your head?" is a popular prompt started by top TikToker Jess Marciante. The hilarious replies show things fans can‘t stop thinking about, like this clip of a fan learning she‘ll meet her idol Ellen:

@tally_nawrocki #stitch with @jessssthemess What would be going on in my head if I ever met my celebrity crushes.. 😂 #funny #rentfree #ellen #comedy ♬ original sound – Tally

4. Tell Me Without Telling Me

This is a trend not tied to one specific topic, so it remains popular. Users challenge other creators to "tell" something by showing rather than saying it outright:

@kaisocal Why are men like this?😐 #tellmewithouttellingme #coupleproblems #rant #relatable #boyfriendproblems #comedy #fyp #foryou #stitchthis #wtf ♬ Sneaky Snitch – Kevin MacLeod

5. Good Soup

This new trend comes from a scene in "Girls" where Adam Driver takes a spoonful of apparently amazing soup. TikTokers took the sound and used it creatively:

@mochapom Good soup 👌🏽 ♬ good soup – MARVEL FANS

6. He, He, He

This funny sound created by @tdenning is used by TikTokers to make amusing videos of people expecting something then not getting it or recreating funny incidents:

@fishinwithtate Surprise Shawty! @bethanyhenson_ #bassfishing #fishing #fishinwithtate ♬ original sound – tdenning

7. Mama Said That It Was OK

Looking to showcase not judging others for not fitting "normal" societal standards? Use the "Mama Said It Was OK" trend playing the song "Mama Said" by Lukas Graham. The idea is if mama said it was okay, then it‘s alright:

@taylorswift Learned from the best 💁‍♀️ #mamasaid #swifttok @shaniatwain ♬ Mama Said – Lukas Graham

8. Sheeeshhh

Use this trend to brag or hype others up. There are many videos of people in their 30s or 40s bragging to friends about their pantry or other wins:

@ramenkingivan I mean what can I say 😜 #ramen #sheesh #5minutacrafts #bussin #rich #ramenking ♬ Sheeeshhh – King Julio

9. Thrift Flip

A blow-up trend where creators show second-hand clothes they got and the new items they make from them:

@tia.hrubala Someone have a disco party so I have somewhere to wear it. #thriftflip #studio54 #lifeisgood #TikTokArtists ♬ We do not care – JQ

10. Learn on TikTok

Beyond just fun, TikTok is a huge learning resource. There are many trending educational videos on topics like hobbies, mental health, work-life balance, body acceptance. Brands should make authentic, genuine content to engage their community:

@makeuprevolution Dot contouring?😱😍@gjuanita Have you tried it?👉 #beautytips #contouring #contouringhacks ♬ I Love You (Jarico Remix) – Sam Wick

11. White Girl Dance

A wholesome, accurate trend of white girls dancing to the beat drop in “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris & Disciples. Shows how much fun creators have with it:

@ikeydikey Honestly my favourite trend of all time hahahaah (ig: gustav.Ike) #fyp #whitegirlscandance ♬ How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris & Disciples

12. I Understood the Assignment

To "The Assignment" by Tay Money, this trend shows people who grasped what they needed to do and thus understood the assignment:

@pinkieberg My Amazon driver understood the assignment 🤣🤣 best driver ever #amazon #amazondriver #mvp #understandtheassignment ♬ The Assignment – Tay Money

13. Glow-ups

Glow-ups are hugely popular on TikTok. They’re great for the wait-for-it factor since users watch the whole video to see the final result. A glow-up shows a “before” and “after:”

@lorenzosabatoo yeah🤠 #viral #glowup ♬ DRUNK N NASTY X SKELETON – ɴᴏᴛ ᴊ17®

14. Behind-the-Scenes Videos

Behind-the-scenes videos work well for education and making viewers feel special by getting the inside scoop. That’s why they are a top trend:

@loganscandies Pink Lemonade Pillows for all the sweet talkers out there! 🍋🍭 ♬ Sweet Talker – Years & Years & Galantis

15. Bones or No Bones Day

@jongraz (Jonathan Graziano) often posts videos of his 13-year-old pug Noodle being propped up in the morning. If Noodle stays up, it‘s a "bones day" meaning people should pursue their goals. If Noodle flops down, it‘s a "no bones day" meaning people should take it easy:

@jongraz plan your day accordingly 🔮🦴🔮 #nobones #bonesday #noodletok #pug ♬ original sound – Jonathan

16. Making TikToks with Your Family

It’s refreshing (and entertaining) seeing older generations use the app since most creators are millennials or Gen Z. Try convincing your family to be in videos if you want to go viral:

@graceegang one more mistake he would’ve been cut from center 😤 #dadsoftiktok #korean #family #thanksgiving ♬ Gentleman – Dance Hits 2015

17. Vulnerability

Audiences want to see creators‘ true selves, highs and lows. The platform has popular mental health, work-life balance, body acceptance videos. Brands should make authentic, genuine content to engage their community:

@chocolatedream21 Please don’t judge me I’m in my most vulnerable state and just needing to vent 😔🙏🏾 ♬ original sound – Nikeyboy✔️

18. Vogue Challenge

A huge trend where creators edit their favorite photos to look like Vogue Magazine covers:

@youngcouture Vogue challenge 🤍 #voguechallenge #vogue #voguemagazine #fyp #foryou ♬ Gimme clout pls – Tik Toker

19. Don’t Be Surprised If One Day I Just

Express the life you want to lead or goals you hope to accomplish eventually:

@cozzy.mina #greenscreen #dontbesurprisedifonedayijust #viral #fypシ #halloween #targethalloween #fyppadang #bule #salamdaribinjai ♬ original sound – trende

20. I Was Busy Thinking About

Use this simple 2-clip trend to draw attention to something that was on your mind:

@crimewithkourt This case truly baffles me: #truecrime #truecrimetiktok #crimetok #missing #unsolved #brandonswanson #justice #fypシ #truecrimecommunity #minnesota ♬ what happend – ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

21. I’ll Never Forget You

Great for shouting out those who significantly impacted your life:

@vanteduh #greenscreen hardest thing in the world is letting go but I’ll never forget you #fyp #fypシ #foryou ♬ original sound – ◼️◼️◼️◼️◼️◼️◼️◼️

22. Picture Trend

Simple trend where you show pictures of yourself and say “someone falls in love with you:”

@yourcrushsgirl Did you fall in love with me? #lesbiansoftiktok🏳️‍🌈 #lgbtq🏳️‍🌈 #lesbiansofgermany #gaygirls #foryoupage #🏳️‍🌈 ♬ original sound – graci 🍃 😉

23. What I Mean When I Say I’m From

Creators globally post images of their local areas to highlight unique locations, cuisine, activities in their country/town:

@aszjeca Who else is in Canada?! 🇨🇦 #whereilive #whereilivechallenge #OurType #fyp #canada_life🇨🇦 ♬ original sound – Courtney Steeves

24. Silhouette Challenge

Starting with a Paul Anka song transitioning to Doja Cat’s “Streets” with a red filter, creators flex their bodies and silhouettes. Some examples:

@irmilola #silouettechallenge probowalam #red #ledlights #silouette ♬ Put Your Head On My Shoulder – Giulia Di Nicolantonio

25. Runaway Aurora Trend

The popular Runaway Aurora filter captures cinematic silhouettes against this melodic track by Norwegian singer Aurora:

@s.lea24 Another one 💫 #RunawayAurora #trending #fyp #foryou #challenge #silhouette ♬ Runaway – AURORA

26. I’m Bad Michael Jackson Trend

Producers show off their best MJ-inspired dance moves to his song “Bad.” You must do his signature toe stand to complete it. Film yourself, freeze frame on the final toe stand pose:

@thefashioncouple Who’s bad 🥶Did we nail the MJ challenge? #fy #foryou #whosbad #michaeljackson #trending #viral #michaeljacksonchallenge ♬ Bad (2012 Remaster) – Michael Jackson

27. Wisdom Kaye’s OOTD

Started by top creator Wisdom Kaye, this trend features multiple looks/styles in one video:

@sonnyyyxo casual fit today🤍#ootd #fashioninspo #winterfashion #winteroutfits #fyp #viral #fashion ♬ breakin my heart – rennyxaudios

28. Cherry Bonbon

Describe two people‘s personalities, quirks with visual proof:

@tfjustin Literally a daily occurrence at this point #fyp #SipIntoSummer #cherrybonbon ♬ Cherrybonbon – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

29. Infinity Challenge

TikTokers transform into a new persona. Did it make you want to recreate looks/characters too?

@mmmjoemele You knew Pops had to hop on the trend😂 ♬ Infinity – Jaymes Young

30. Hot Pot Sauce

This sauce‘s appetizing look turned it into a January trend with videos demonstrating how to perfect the recipe:

@bynessa_eats is too much garlic even a thing – ty queen of #hotpot @foodwtien for converting me #hotpotsauce #hotpothack ♬ abcdefu – GAYLE

Conclusion

There are many trending topics on TikTok you should follow. Trends change how people use the platform and share content. Keep an eye on the latest trends to stay ahead of the curve and create engaging content for your audience.

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