9 K-Pop Songs That Became A Trend On TikTok

You may have participated in one of these trends.

TikTok is home to many trends. Every now and then, a new one pops up on the social media app and most likely you’ll see it every time you scroll through your For You page. The thing about TikTok is that anything can be made a trend and that holds true for K-Pop songs. In fact, K-Pop has been one of the main drivers of trends on the app as of late. And while so many K-Pop songs get released every year, only a handful ever truly hit the zeitgeist on TikTok and become trends that even non-K-Pop fans join in on. So, with that being said, here are some K-Pop songs that went viral and became a trend on TikTok.

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Enhypen – Fever

@nianaguerrero

pls this is so addicting 😭 @enhypen

♬ FEVER – ENHYPEN

Despite being a B-side to their BORDER: CARNIVAL EP, Fever really took on a life of its own and became a hit in its own right. Enhypen even released a music video of the song after it started to gain traction. But what really caught people’s attention was the choreography during the chorus that soon went viral on TikTok. The likes of Niana Guerrero and BGYO’s Nate hoped on the dance trend as Fever started a dance challenge on TikTok.

@bjdapatsyy

Did it with the one and only @ofcbgyo_nate 👬🏻 (@enhypen )

♬ FEVER – ENHYPEN

TOMORROW X TOGETHER – Anti-Romantic

@irenedoll

anti-romantic supremacy ##drinkingwithsoobin ##txt @txt.bighitent dc: @yutasbestie

♬ Anti-Romantic – 투모로우바이투게더 (TOMORROW X TOGETHER)

Anti-Romantic is another B-side, but when a song is so good, it deserves the attention. The track was a standout in their The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE album and the group would occasionally perform the song during that era. And while the song was praised for being a whole bop, Anti-Romantic took a life of its own on TikTok. User @irenedoll’s video of her doing the dance trend even has more likes than TXT’s own TikToks about the song. We wouldn’t be surprised if the short but addicting dance ends up becoming part of the official choreography.

@yaya.liyah

A very emotional moment 😔💅🏽✨ ##stuntfest ##cheer ##cheerleading ##txt ##txt_bighit_official ##antiromentic ##fy ##kpop ##foryou ##fypシ ##fyp dc: @yutasbestie

♬ Anti-Romantic – 투모로우바이투게더 (TOMORROW X TOGETHER)

Weekly – After School

@bertrandtio.18

tiba” ada yang dateng tidak di undang dan pergi tidak di antar 😂 @kennseolni15 @identicaldance

♬ After School – Weeekly (위클리)

K-Pop girl group, Weekly, released After School just this March 2021 as the lead comeback single to their We play mini-album. To date, After School is the group’s biggest hit, and listening to the song, you can understand why. The track has a refreshing sound, as well as of a catchy and addicting chorus, something you might have already heard without realizing it was from After School. The chorus soon went viral on TikTok with tens of thousands of users doing the dance challenge.

@jojosumanti

fyp gw ini semua lagunya 😭 ##fyp ##fypシ ##foryou ##fypkpop ##weeekly ##daileee ##afterschool ##YWY3WeRockTheWorld

♬ After School – Weeekly (위클리)

BIGBANG – BANG BANG BANG

@yuukijung

##BangBangBang ##bodyzoom ##yuukijung 💥💥💥

♬ Bang Bang Bang – 🤍

BIGBANG’s BANG BANG BANG is a song every K-Pop fan must know. Not only is it a classic in BIGBANG’s discography, but a classic in K-Pop in general. Seven years after its release, BANG BANG BANG is still straight fire and is still being talked about as it went viral on TikTok. A remixed version of the song made its way around the app and became a major dance trend earlier this year. To date, the sound for the remixed version of BANG BANG BANG has been used over 4.9 million times.

@christianandrewhong

BANG BANG BANG with Tatay Dennis ✨ Tiktok daw muna bago pasada 😂 ##fypage ##fypageシ ##tiktokph ##bangbangbang

♬ Bang Bang Bang – 🤍

TWICE – What Is Love

@genboy3

tiktokismypaborito##whatislovechallenge##goodvibes##fyp##Cdotiktokers##foryou❤️❤️❤️ Arat Na

♬ What Is Love – ahJOSHi

TWICE’s What Is Love is one of the group’s best songs and regarded by a lot of their fans as SOTY 2018. And even though it’s been years since its release, What Is Love trended on TikTok just this July, particularly in the Philippines. Thousands of users we’re doing the dance again with some videos racking up millions of likes. What Is Love was getting so popular on TikTok that it even recharted on iTunes and Spotify Philippines. As Nicki Minaj once said, “You can’t get rid of me b*tch!”

@angelinesentosa

draft

♬ What Is Love – ahJOSHi

OH MY GIRL – Dolphin (Soobin and Arin version)

@and_txt

Soobin bailando Dolphin es lo más bonito que veras hoy 🥺 ##MOA ##SOOBIN ##MC ##ARIN ##KPOP ##TOMORROW_X_TOGETHER ##EDIT ##Dolphin

♬ DolphinCultSoob – 🌟And_TXT🌟

Dolphin was part of OH MY GIRL’s 2020 mini-album, NONSTOP. And while the original song is great, the version that went viral was that of TXT’s Soobin and Oh My Girl’s Arin. In July 2020, Soobin and Arin became the new hosts of Music Bank and during their first week, they did a cover of Dolphin. A fancam of Soobin during the performance went viral and soon, the dolphin cult was born. The trend took a particular hold on TikTok with people recreating the dance and commenting on the addicting nature of the cover. It even reached a point where TXT themselves recognized the dolphin cult and posted about it on TikTok.

@txt.bighitent

돌핀 직캠 1천만뷰 돌파 기념DA🐬DA🐬DA🐬DA🐬DA🐬DA🐬DA🐬DA🐬DA🐬DA🐬감사합니다🐬💙#soo#bindolphin #dol#phincult#tomo#rrow_x_together #txt ##txtm#oa

♬ DolphinCultSoob – 🌟And_TXT🌟

TAEYEON – Fine

@fairywoozii

##taeyeon ##taeyeonfine ##foryou ##foryoupage ##fypシ ##fyp ##kpop ##xzybca

♬ Fine – TAEYEON

Girl’s Generation member and leader TAEYEON released Fine all the way back in 2017 and is still regarded as one of her best songs to date. Not only does the pop power ballad show of TAEYEON’s impressive vocals, but it also has an uplifting message. The song went viral on TikTok and was used as the accompanying sound for sad or emotional videos and moments.  

@tweets.feelingg

Mom’s love is infinity 🧡 ##fyp ##foryourpage ##sadvibes ##mom ##kpopfyp ##korean ##emotionalvideos

♬ Fine – TAEYEON

Joy – Hello

@haydentonina

Felt cute.. and intruded ##tiktokmalaysia ##tiktoksg ##fyp ##foryoupage ##lockdown ##annyeong ##EverythingSucks

♬ 안녕 Hello – Joy

In July 2021, Red Velvet’s Joy released her first solo mini-album that was filled with her covers of old Korean songs. One of those songs was Hello, which served as the lead comeback single. The fun, bright, and upbeat song became a trend on TikTok and was used as the sound to a variety of videos. Most popularly, it started a trend where users would lip-sync to the song while posing as if their picture is being taken on an iPhone camera.

@borassaem

TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!! 오늘은 제 생일이에요🥰💜

♬ 안녕 Hello – Joy

BLACKPINK – Pretty Savage

@gabriellaekaputrii

isyeng

♬ original sound – moonkovers 🌙

BLACKPINK’s Pretty Savage was an instant classic the moment fans heard it on THE ALBUM. So it was only a matter of time before the song went viral, especially on TikTok. While the original song is worth the listen, the version that went viral remixed version by @moonkovers. This version managed to make the song even more badass as thousands of users tried the new dance challenge.

@mintlyz

Pretty savage (remix) | dc : moonkovers

♬ original sound – moonkovers 🌙

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