This year’s most popular songs on TikTok in the UK have been announced, with Nicky Yur’s ‘Sunroof’, Louis Theroux’s ‘Jiggle Jiggle’ and Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ making the top 10.
“Sunroof” by singer Nicky Youre and producer Dazy became the most popular song in the UK on the video sharing platform, which reached the top 40 in the UK and catapulted Youre to global fame.
Yung Lean’s Ginseng Strip 2002 took second place, while Luclover’s L$d took third place. Broadcaster and documentarian Louis Theroux’s viral rap track “Jiggle Jiggle” featuring Duke and Jones also hit number eight.
Because of its location Strange things In Season 4, Kate Bush’s 1885 classic Running Up That Hill enjoyed a revival and heavy use on the platform.
Top 10 most popular songs on TikTok in the UK (2022):
1. ‘Sunroof’ – Nicky Youre & dazy
2. “Ginseng Strip 2002” – Yung Lean
3. ‘L$d’ – Luclover
4. “Own Brand Freestyle” – FelixThe1st & Dréya Mac
5. “Reggae and Calypso” – Russ Millions & Buni & YV
6. “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” – Kate Bush
7. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” – Carolina Gaitan – La Gaita, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Renzi Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatrice and Encanto – Actors
8. “Jiggle Jiggle” – Duke and Jones and Louis Theroux
9. “Captain (Whistle)” – Nutcase 22
10. “About Damn Time” – Lizzo
In addition, the most watched British artists of 2022 have also been revealed. London rapper Stepz took first place, followed by Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran in second and third place.
The Hitmakers – Most Viewed UK Artists on TikTok in 2022:
1. @realstepz (Stepz)
2. @samsmith (Sam Smith)
3. @edsheeran (Ed Sheeran)
4. @samhairwolfryder (Sam Ryder)
7. @henrymoodie (Henry Moody)
8. @altegomusic (ALTÉGO)
9. @itschelji (CHELJI)
10. @hshq (Harry Styles)
David Mogendorff, Head of UK Music Operations, said: “This year, the music developed on TikTok in the UK has been as unpredictable and diverse as ever. Just look at Louis Theroux, Kate Bush and even EncantoThe song “We don’t talk about Bruno” became the center of popular trends on TikTok.
“This year has also been a great year for talent. From Nicky Youre and Stepz, to Venbee, Cat Burns, FLO, Dréya Mac and many more – a new generation of amazing artists are building bright, long-lasting music careers with the massive support and love of our TikTok community.
“It was particularly amazing to see Sam Ryder, who we have worked closely with for two years and who has been a regular on our TikTok lists this year, become a UK Eurovision hero, wowing his fans around the world at the Eurovision Grand Final. Along with amazing shows from Sam Smith, Lewis Capaldi and more, this is our biggest LIVE moment on TikTok with a UK artist this year.
“A big thank you to all the artists, managers, labels and fans who have been a part of our 2022 journey, and to our creative community who never cease to amaze us. Let 2023 bring it!”
Meanwhile, in other TikTok news, Dolly Parton has officially joined the platform.
The singer shared six videos on the platform to welcome subscribers to her account, with 370,000 people already following the country legend.
“I came!” she captioned her first video, soundtracked by her hit 9 to 5, adding: “Hello TikTok! This is Dolly.”