Lip sync perfection, viral salmon recipes and meme-worthy audios: here are our favourite videos from the app

TikToks of the year
TikToks of the year

With the news breaking that TikTok has officially surpassed Google as the most visited site of 2021, it was only fair that we took a look back over the clips and audios that earned themselves millions of likes and captured the attention of the entire globe in 2021. So, without further ado, head below to enjoy our favourite TikTok’s of the year…

The question is, was that a Lynx or a cat?

@alessiavaesenn Antwoorden aan @xlildoll this happened #fy #fyp #fypシ #viral ♬ origineel geluid – Alessia

While totally bizarre and slightly uncomfortable in premise, there is no denying that this 4-part story had us hooked!

It’s a hard hat holiday, respectfully



♬ original sound – REALEST

There is no question about it, the TikTok that dominated the most this year came from sidewalktalknyc, and it features beans, rice, Jesus Christ and Byron. BING BONG!

This duo ATE

@durafest2 Reply to @strawface1 This was actually the devil to film. #skitcomedy #moviescenes #thedevilwearsprada #thesnail ♬ original sound – Alex and Pablo

Miranda Priestly was given a run for her money when this pair, now viral for their reciting of movie quotes, recalled one of the most iconic scenes from The Devil Wears Prada, perfectly, we might add.

The world got a cooking lesson from Emily Mariko


♬ original sound – Emily Mariko

Food TikTok has been a joyous thing to behold this year. And, its queen? Influencer Emily Mariko shot herself to stardom this year with the salmon rice bowl recipe responsible for Kewpie mayo selling out and everyone putting ice in their microwaves.

Remember when everyone’s parents made an appearance on TikTok?

@kelseystraughn_ University scholarship interview #fypシ #foryoupage #fypage #scholarship ♬ original sound – Kelsey Straughn

The parents of TikTok had us in fits of giggles when they were subjected to a barrage of lies whilst their kids made video applications for fake scholarships. Just like them, we couldn’t keep a straight face.

Odds on trying this at the dinner table on Christmas Day?

@arthurhill69 *laughs in Voldermort* #fypシ #CinderellaMovie #foryoupage #harrypotter #viral ♬ original sound – Arthur Hill

There is no better scene than a TikToker subjecting their family to random pop culture references and bold movie reenactments, which is why we are so thankful for this particular one. Odds on trying this at the dinner table on Christmas Day?

Lil Uvi Vert became TikTok’s fave celeb

@leila.soleimani new favorite celeb #liluzivert ♬ ITS LIL UZI VERT – leila

Who knew Lil Uzi was so cute, though?

Mans not hot

@yojairyjaimee Had to recreate this gem I found again mans not hot fam… never hot. #bigshaq #mansnothot #fyp #foryou ♬ Talk – Renni Rucci

Let’s take a moment to appreciate @yojairyjaimee’s lip-syncing skills, please.

Lil Nas X mocked it


♬ industry baby by lil nas x – lil nas x

Who remembers Lil Nas‘ satan shoe controversy? While it may seem like a lifetime ago, this TikTok was hands down one of the best things to come out of it.

This was THE audio of 2021


Listen we try Should we do more tiktoks?

♬ Isii Nafta (Love You More Than My Life) – Nimco Happy

TikTok may be famous for shooting songs to the top of the charts, but none were stuck in our heads quite like this one.


@paigefarrell_ When he says the girls can come too #fyp #helicopter #uni ♬ Helikopter – Fazlija

The skill, time and effort that went into these TikToks was greatly appreciated, and so were the autotuned sounds of this audio.

The real question is, ‘are you new here?’

@laraadkins Get walking babe @abigalemasters1 #london ♬ original sound – Love y’all

If you haven’t asked your friends, family or work colleagues the question, ‘are you new here?’ your new year’s resolution should definitely be to set up a TikTok account.


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