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TikTok reveals most popular music in the UK in 2021

By | Published on Tuesday 14 December 2021


Tick tock, tick tock, the end of the year is coming. And so TikTok has become the latest digital platform to reveal the most popular music among its users this year.

Like on YouTube, the most popular track in the UK this year was Tion Wayne & Russ Millions’ ‘Body 2 (feat ArrDee, E1, ZT, Bugzy Malone, Buni, Fivio Foreign and Darkoo). Yeah, not Ed Sheeran like you thought. Actually, in the top tracks list, Ed Sheeran only got to number eight with ‘Bad Habits’.

Sheeran also failed to top the list of artists with the most followers, coming in at number two behind Sam Ryder again. And if you don’t know who Sam Ryder is, well, he’s quite famous on TikTok.

It’s not all new, new, new either. TikTok has seen various older songs bubble up this year. Most popular is ‘Bills, Bills, Bills’ by Destiny’s Child. Well, energy prices are pretty brutal this year. After that is ‘Rasputin’ by Boney M. What a strange world we live in.

Anyway, here are some lists for you to look at and enjoy…

Top Tracks by UK Artists

Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – Body 2 (feat ArrDee, E1, ZT, Bugzy Malone, Buni, Fivio Foreign and Darkoo)
Sam Smith – Like I Can
PinkPantheress – Just For Me
Charli XCX – Unlock it (Lock It) (Jeff Prior Mix)
Dua Lipa – Levitating
Central Cee – Obsessed With You
Nathan Evans, 220 KID & Billen Ted – Wellerman – Sea Shanty (220 KID x Billen Ted Remix)
Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
ArrDee – Oliver Twist
Wes Nelson – Nice To Meet Ya

Top Comeback Tracks in the UK

Destiny’s Child – Bills, Bills, Bills
Boney M – Rasputin
Van McCoy – The Hustle
Caterina Valente – Bongo cha-cha-cha
Noisettes – Never Forget You
Justin Timberlake – SexyBack (feat Timbaland)
Britney Spears – Circus
Britney Spears – Gimme More
Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds – Three Lions 98
Soft Cell – Tainted Love

Most Total Followers

Sam Ryder
Ed Sheeran
Dua Lipa
Liam Payne
The Stickmen
Niall Horan