Best TikTok dances: Top 20 ft. WAP, Renegade, Dance with Your Hands & more

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One of the main types of videos that come to mind when people think of early TikTok content is dancing videos. But what are the best TikTok dances? Here’s our top 20 list of the best TikTok dances that have taken the app by storm.

Dances have become a huge staple of TikTok culture. Whether it’s to the tune of new or old hits, users have been creating their own short dance routines on the app since the days.

Many of these routines even reach the most popular creators on the app, but anyone can be in with a shot of their dance going viral, spawning dance tutorials and covers across TikTok.

Here are some of the most popular TikTok dances.

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Most viral TikTok dances

While some TikTok dances achieve a moderate level of fame for those who are familiar with the platform, these are the dances that even those who don’t frequent the app might be familiar with.

1. WAP – Cardi B

The dance to Cardi B’s ‘WAP,’ choreographed by Brian Esperon, was at the peak of its popularity back in August 2020. The bold dance set to an even bolder track was an instant hit among TikTok users, and it quickly spread across the platform. Stars like Addison Rae went viral for their take on Esperon’s dance, and it’s still referenced even now.

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2. Savage – Megan Thee Stallion

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Keara Wilson’s choreography for ‘Savage’ became one of TikTok’s most iconic dances after she posted it in March 2020. As many new users joined the app at the time, for some this became the first dance they tried to learn, thanks to the moves that match the song perfectly.

3. Say So – Doja Cat

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TikToker Haley Sharpe created the dance to this hugely popular hit. After rapper Nicki Minaj appeared on remixes of the track, the song was being used in TikToks more than ever before, and Haley’s dance was one that everyone wanted to learn. Even though it was first created in 2019, it’s still one of the most popular dances in 2023.

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4. Renegade – (Lottery – K Camp)

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The Renegade is arguably one of the most famous TikTok dances and some also say it’s the most difficult one. While plenty of famous creators became well-known for doing the dance, the talent behind it all is Jalaiah Harmon.

She originally posted it to Funimate, and then Instagram with friend Kaliyah Davis. She even ended up collaborating with Addison Rae and Charli D’Amelio to teach them the original dance, and the choreography remains an iconic part of TikTok history.

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Easy TikTok Dances

If you want to join in the TikTok dance fun but don’t feel like you can manage some of the complex choreography from the most viral dances, here are some slightly easier options.

5. Blinding Lights – The Weeknd

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Blinding Lights was instantly successful when the song was released in 2019, and it quickly became the inspiration for the ‘Blinding Lights challenge.’ The creators from @macdaddyz struck gold with their choreography that involves constant leg kicking, making for a combo that people loved.

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People loved getting all their family members involved in this trend, so could be an easier option if you’re looking to learn a new TikTok dance.

6. Laxed, Siren Beat – Jawsh 685 (Savage Love – Jason Derulo)

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The Savage Love dance is one of the most popular dances from 2020, with millions of people trying to master it during the early days of the 2020 lockdown.This dance popularized by Jazlyne Baybee went hugely viral thanks to the simple choreography paired with Jawsh 685’s viral tune.

Jason Derulo controversially ended up using Jawsh’s tune in his song Savage Love, and the singer even ended up releasing a TikTok version of the music video, including videos of Jason doing the dance alongside popular TikTokers.

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7. Taylor Swift – Bejeweled

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At the end of 2022, Taylor Swift fan Mikael Arellano made waves as he published his choreography of Taylor Swift’s song Bejewelled from her album Midnights. The dance became an instant hit with its simple yet fun choreography. The dance grew increasingly popular when Taylor was seen doing part of the choreography while performing the song on her ERAS tour.

8. Jeremih — Oui

This dance went viral in late 2021/early 2022, and is a great one to do with a friend or partner. The steps are relatively simple so it’s an easy trend to participate in, and plenty of people went viral with their takes, including Lizzo and TikToker Noah Beck.

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TikTok dances come and go as all trends do, and these amazing dances may have you reminiscing over the times you’d see them pop up on your For You Page on a regular basis.

9. Fancy Like — Walker Hayes

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‘Fancy Like’ was first released in 2021, and after the artist Walker Hayes’ daughter helped him with a TikTok dance for the track, it blew the song up. Since then, thousands of fans have recreated the choreography and sent ‘Fancy Like’ storming through the charts.

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10. Up – Cardi B

Mya Johnson and Chris Cotter doing the Up TikTok dance

Cardi B’s songs have proven to be endless fuel for TikTok dances, and Mya Johnson along with Chris Cotter made an incredible routine for her song ‘Up.’ The energetic dance was a hit, and countless popular creators have recreated it on their own page.

11. Bloody Mary (Dance with your hands) – Lady Gaga

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As Netflix’s series Wednesday, based on the Addams Family, grew incresingly popular in 2022, one of the most iconic scenes got turned into a TikTok trend as people recreated Wednesday Addams’ dancing skills. Using the Lady Gaga song Bloody Mary, people across the world brought out their inner goth as they danced with their hands, recreating actress Jenna Ortega’s choreography

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12. Tap In – Saweetie

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The Tap In dance, choreographed by Lesley Gonzalez was another huge hit on the app, thanks to the slick movements along with the catchy song.

This dance was also particularly popular around July 2020, a great period for TikTok dances.

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This dance was created by TikTok users d0rasm0ther and bruh.liv19 and went hugely viral on TikTok in 2021. The original video now has over 17 million views, and was even recreated by the current most-followed creator on TikTok, Charli D’Amelio.

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More TikTok Dances

TikTok dances are as popular now as they were before, and talented creators are constantly coming up with new routines for some of the newer songs to hit the charts. Here are some that have been popularized over the last year.

14. Cmonnn — 5Star Ft Lay Bankz

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Set to the lyrics ‘come on, hit it one time,’ this dance by 444vngel.kzy blew up on the app in early 2022, and the catchy choreography had thousands of people recreating this perfectly-matched dance.

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15. From Tha Back — lil eaarl

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This energetic song combined with avadeblassie’s matching dance was the perfect recipe for viral success when it was posted on TikTok, and thousands of people have since gone on to recreate the routine.

16. Woman — Doja Cat

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Doja Cat is constantly releasing hits that go insanely viral on TikTok, and her addictive song ‘Woman’ inspired Tracy Joseph to create her stunning dance that got millions of likes and views across the platform.

17. Not Around — Nova

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‘Not Around’ by Nova is a dreamy hit that saw a boost in popularity thanks to TikTok, and with famoustaytay’s perfect routine, thousands of people including some prominent stars on the app were recreating it.

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18. Yeah Yeah — Young Nudy

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JayDan McCauley went viral with his perfect dance to this popular TikTok track, and many people even said that it had become their favorite TikTok dance to date.

19. Gimme More — Britney Spears

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This dance choreographed for two people by users karaleighcannella and jaedengomezz took TikTok by storm, and had countless people teaming up with their besties to perform.

20. Adele & Megan Thee Stallion

In November of 2021, TikTok was flooded with videos of people recreating this dance, to the tune of a mashup of Adele’s ‘Water Under the Bridge’ and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Body.’

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The video originally emerged on Twitter, but thousands of people recreated the joke on TikTok as Adele’s ‘backup dancers,’ with thousands of people getting involved.

That’s only a portion of the huge number of iconic dances that have been popularized via TikTok—and there’s sure to be more viral choreography to come.