Why Mona, Wannabe
This music was launched by band Why Mona again in 2017, however you in all probability realize it higher from each single e-girl transformation video ever made (reaching fever pitch on the finish of final 12 months). Who knew you can make the Spice Women’ greatest bop even higher by making it moody sufficient to function in a intercourse scene on Riverdale, eh? Why Mona knew, apparently. Additionally the unique didn’t include its personal unusual however addictive dance routine.
Subsequent Contestant, Nickelback
All Nickelback songs are cringe. They’re additionally all catchy. There are not any exceptions to this elementary rule, and “Subsequent Contestant” proves it. It’s greatest recognized on TikTok for its pseudo-threatening refrain “Is that your hand / on my girlfriend?” Solution to objectify ladies, Chad Kroger. These creepy lyrics have develop into the right soundtrack to a collection of split-screen TikTok memes the place boys both cosplaying as vampires or sporting white tank tops faux to battle for his or her girlfriends’ honour.
Be Good to Her, Paige Sangster
Vying for the Nickelback crown within the battle of “most cursed romantic music on TikTok” is Paige Sangster with this nation ballad. It’s all about treating individuals proper and once more, options principally movies of individuals in white tank tops. Anybody else beginning to suppose the yeehaw agenda has gone too far?
Unhealthy Man, Billie Eilish
“Unhealthy Man” is the official anthem of TikTok’s e-girl transformations. It reached peak saturation level when Belle Delphine of selling-her-own-bathwater fame participated in a video posted to her now deleted Instagram (RIP). Let’s be trustworthy, everyone knows what “Unhealthy Man” feels like however simply together with it right here as a result of it’s an everlasting bop. DUH.
Mia Khalifa, iLOVEFRIDAY
Mia Khalifa actually went from being recognized for porn to being recognized for uplifting this doubtful music. A transformative legend, we merely need to stan. Double factors as a result of the video for “Mia Khalifa” options the ahegeo facial features, popularised in hentai earlier than being seized upon by sexy TikTok customers. Right here is the cursed Wikipedia web page for ‘ahegeo’ in the event you want to discover out extra, however actually we wouldn’t suggest it.
Betty Boop, Charlie Puth
There’s a small however devoted horror fanbase on TikTok which is — sorry to say it — extra cringe than scary. A lot of the movies posted by that fanbase use this old-school circus-like Charlie Puth music as their soundtrack. The essential method goes like this: placed on some Jokeresque clown make-up and jiggle about in black and white. Sp00ky.
Believer, Think about Dragons
This music exists solely for TikTok challenges the place individuals stare moodily on the digital camera, and Riverdale finales the place Archie is topless for no motive and doubtless preventing off a grizzly bear. Change my thoughts.
Howdy Kitty, Avril Lavigne
Keep in mind when Avril launched this as her comeback monitor and everybody was like, hey that video is de facto problematic and racially insensitive? Effectively anyway, now individuals on TikTok just like the music, which impressed the “arigato, kawaii problem”. Takes all types I suppose.
Cooking by the Guide, Lil Jon Combine
It’s uncommon magic when an unique music is improved upon by the remixed model. It occurred when Lil Nas X made the impressed resolution to place Billy Ray Cyrus on “Outdated City Highway”, and it occurred when somebody determined that Lil Jon wanted to function on this music about cooking from youngsters’s TV collection Lazytown. We’re glad it exists.
Obsessed, Mariah Carey
This music was initially recorded as a diss monitor about how Eminem acquired creepy about Mariah Carey. The video featured the latter dressed as the previous, operating round in a pretend goatee and a zip-up hoodie. The previous is completely wild. These days it’s discovered new life as — you guessed it — one other TikTok dance problem.
Don’t Lose Your Head, Six
This ridiculous music from a very ridiculous musical about Henry the VIII’s six wives has discovered new life and a devoted fanbase on TikTok. Don’t ask us why. The part that often finds fame is the bit within the play the place Anne Boleyn is dragged by the opposite wives for shifting in with Henry and his first spouse Catherine of Aragon. I had no concept that any of this occurred earlier than listening to the music one million occasions on TikTok, so no person can say this app isn’t instructional.
This text initially appeared on i-D UK.