Best and Biggest TikTok Trends of 2020: The V Edit
Honoring the social media platform that continues to feed our ever-shortening attention spans — in 2020 and beyond.
TikTok trends have now officially become a 2020 equivalent to all the other kinds of cultural currents that used to fill our lives prior to this pandemic: fashion, wellness, beauty, you name it. And while fashion trends would normally repeat themselves time and time again over the years, the trends that emerge on the video-sharing social media platform somehow never cease to surprise — before you even know it, a new trend emerges seemingly out of nowhere, only to replace a previous once that became popular what feels like only a few days ago. Way to reward our ever-shortening attention spans, TikTok algorithm geniuses! But in a year like this one, we have grown to understand that during this time, anything goes. You do what you gotta do — whatever gets you through the day!
To honor the year in which the Chinese video-sharing platform went viral in the western world, we have rounded up 10 of our favorite trends that have emerged on it in the year past. From buzzworthy hashtags to fun visual effects and transitions, check out our Best and Biggest TikTok Trends of 2020: The V Edit below:
The slogan of a lifetime, courtesy of Hot Girl Meg.
i did chases makeup in his new yt video!! @lilhuddy
Based on the “random things in my [blank] that just make/don’t make sense” video series, this trend first allowed users to show off elements of their living spaces — and eventually has gotten so popular that it expanded beyond that.
I can’t believe we found these things in MARILYN MONROE’S HOUSE! ? #randomthings
Encouraging all users to drop their opinions without context during the month of November, this trend gave everyone a perfect excuse to share their hot takes. With topics ranging from politics to dermatology to discussions on masturbatory abstinence, it has never been easier to get sucked into the TikTok rabbit hole.
While generally applicable to the entire Harry Potter community on the platform, this niche hashtag was created to bring together all the Draco Malfoy aficionados on TikTok. Check out the hashtag to find videos of Harry Potter franchise fans acting out skits where they do impressions of the show’s characters.
Ratatouille the Musical
While many people were struggling to fight the 2020 quarantine boredom, the creators of TikTok came together and put together an entire musical — with its own original score, dance choreography, sets, merchandise and even a playbill — all based on the namesake Pixar animated movie. And now, the Broadway production company Seaview has recently announced that it will be partnering with those creators to (hopefully) bring us a full virtual show on January 1. Proceeds will go to benefit the Actor’s Fund; to get an idea of what it’s going to be like, check out the designated hashtag #ratatouillethemusical on TikTok.
This trend even made its way out from TikTokto other social media, making its way to numerous Twitter threads and IG captions you can now see floating around on the Internet.
Time Warp Scan
So much fun — even the superstars like Billie Eilish could not resist.
#TimeWarpScan this was harder than I thought??
We all love a good old TikTok dance, especially when it’s soundtracked by the chart-topping track from The Weeknd.
I didn’t mean to make him mad ?
“Bored In The House”
The viral sound (put up by Curtis Roach) has amassed nearly 4.5 million views to date — and as if that wasn’t enough the viral hashtag #boredinthehouse currently has 4.8 billion views of its own. A true #2020 anthem right here!
NYU Quarantine Meals
If anyone still remembers that one week in August when disgruntled and hungry New York University students have seemingly taken over the social media platform… This is the one for the books, y’all. #nyumeals