A Sydney rapper has named the world’s top song on TikTok in 2021, featured in a video that has been viewed millions of times.
Whether you want it or not, chances are high that you’ve had TikTok-famous songs in your head all year long — or is it just me?
With nearly 430 songs raking in over a billion video views as it takes TikTok in 2021 (a threefold increase in 2020), chances are it’s not just me.
The most popular of these songs are featured in videos that have garnered 20 billion or more views.
TikTok has released the artists that topped its viewing charts, and none other than the Sydney rapper masked wolf Captured the world’s top song with its 2019 hit astronaut in the ocean,
He also pulled out the Most Shazammed Song of 2021 for the same track, so he has a real moment. As someone who has this song on my Spotify playlist, I approve.
“For the second year in a row, we’re excited to bring an artist in our region the top TikTok global song,” said Tiktok Australia and New Zealand Music Director, Ollie Wards.
“With so much music being discovered on TikTok and esports artists to global success, we can’t wait to support Australian and Kiwi artists in 2022.”
baby LAROI Also made it to the list of top five songs globally on TikTok with his Justin Bieber collab, stay,
Meanwhile, in Australia, the top five TikTok tunes were:
, Adderall (Corvette Corvette) – Pope Hunna
, the best – polo frost
, Begin’ – menskin
, as i can – Sam Smith
, bill, bill, bill – destiny’s Child
I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one for whom the ’90s Destiny’s Child banger really summarized what happened in 2021.