Trend Alert: TikTok’s Obsession With Nayeon’s POP!

It's not as easy as it looks.

Not only was Nayeon’s first solo single, POP!, a hit, but it also spawned its very own viral dance challenge on TikTok.

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When TWICE’s Nayeon announced that she was dropping her very first solo album, IM NAYEON, she already got everyone’s attention considering that she was the first member of the powerhouse girl group to release solo music. The hype was understandable, but little did we know that her lead single, POP! would be that song. What’s so special about the track is that it harkens back to a time of early K-pop one filled with bubble gum pop and bright beats. It’s bouncy and fun sound made for an easy and addicting listen and just made you feel good.

But aside from the more than a dozen looks Nayeon served in the music video, another aspect that caught people’s attention was the hand choreography during the chorus. The deceptively simple hand movements was something many people wanted to master and soon, POP! became the latest trend on TikTok, raking up over 1.1 million videos and counting. Let’s take a look at some of our fave stars and influencers who’ve tried their hand (pun intended) at the dance.

STRAY KIDS’ FELIX

@jypestraykids ✋👈💙🐈‍⬛ #PopPopPop challenge @TWICE #straykids ♬ POP! – NAYEON

Whenever Felix does anything related to TWICE, you know he’s living his best ONCE life. And seeing him do the dance is further proof that he truly is the secret ninth member of the girl group.

CASSY LEGASPI

@cassy.legaspi learned this last minute!! I just had to do it…took this in between takes yesterday 😂💛✨#PopPopPop Challenge #NAYEON #PopChallenge @twice_tiktok_official #fyp #xyzbca #kpop #twice ♬ POP! – NAYEON

What amazes us most about this is that Cassy learned this dance in a little over a day and did pretty well.

KYLINE ALCANTARA

@itskylinealcantara3

feeling ko maraming makaka-relate sakin dito… the struggle is real🥲

♬ POP! – NAYEON

You know what, even the best of us fall down sometimes. What matters is that you tried, as seen in Kyline’s take on the dance. Even dancers as good as Kyline can slip up in POP!‘s hand choreo.

LITZ’S HEART

@heartryane

hays

♬ POP! – NAYEON

LITZ’s Heart has always been a stunner, but let’s not sleep on her talent and her efforts.

MONA AND IVANA ALAWI

@_monaalawi parang di kami nagkasabay ah hahaha 👯‍♀️ @ivanaalawi #foryou #fyp #fypシ ♬ POP! – NAYEON

Even if Ivana and Mona weren’t super in sync with each other, at least they looked like they were having fun together.

MIMIYUUUH

@mimiyuuuh

POP COVER BY MIMIYUUUH! 🍾

♬ original sound – mimiyuuuh

No sound? No problem. Just be like Mimiyuuh and self soundtrack your own video doing a viral dance challenge.

JUNJUN SALARZON

@junjun_salarzon

uy si nayeon😍

♬ POP! – NAYEON

Nayeon, is that you? We can’t tell. He actually did pretty well with his cover, with matching red dress and blonde wig to boot.

SB19’S STELL

@twicexsb19_ph SB19 Stell Pop Tiktok Challenge ft. forda dogshow ni Jah. 🤣 alam kong meron na kayo sa drafts niyo ng #PopPopPop , pakilabas nalang pi @jahdedios.77 @Vester Ajero #SB19 #TWICE #IM_NAYEON #SB19_STELL #atinxonce #sb19xtwice ♬ POP! – NAYEON

Another day, another dogshow courtesy of Justin. But for real though, we’re going to need Justin to drop the full unedited clip of Stell doing the dance because it looks like he’s feeling himself.

ANDREA BRILLANTES, AC BONIFACIO, AWRA, ANGELA KEN, AND SHEENA BELARMINO

@blythe With the lyric and beat girls!! 💖 #fyp #fypシ @awrabriguela @anqelaken @andreebonifacioo @sheenabofficial ♬ POP! – NAYEON

AC and Awra have both attempted the challenge by themselves. But it’s always fun doing things with friends and the cast of Lyric and Beat popped off on the choreo.

BINI’S SHEENA

@bini_sheena sawakas @twice_tiktok_official #PopPopPop ♬ POP! – NAYEON

Here goes BINI’s Sheena slaying a K-pop dance challenge, again. It’s giving main dancer of the group vibes.

KIM CHIU

@kimberlysuechiu Lets try this!!! 🎈#nayeon #poppoppop #poppoppoppopchallenge #fyp #dc ♬ POP! – NAYEON

Noted K-pop stan is no stranger to dancing to K-pop songs on TikTok. ITZY even noticed her cover of one of their songs. So, it doesn’t surprise us that she nailed the choreo.

TONI MORALES

@tonirmorales Take 2! #poppoppop #im_nayeon #nayeon #plussize #confidence #bodypositivity #dancing #foryou #fyp ♬ POP! – NAYEON

Chef and TikTok’s resident chismosa Toni Morales did what needed to be done with her cover. And, so looked so good doing so in that gorgeous top.

MUTYA ORQUIA AND MAXINE TRINIDAD

@mutyaorquia_03

Hiiii ate Max ☺️☺️☺️

♬ POP! – NAYEON

What happens when a former child star and former PBB Teens housemate enter a room? They make a TikTok of course. Besties who do K-pop dance trends together stay together.

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