One thing that's made TikTok stand out from the very beginning is the way dance challenges spread through the app like wildfire.
Here is our ongoing list of 2020's most popular viral dance challenges. Make sure to check back as we update this post. You can also check out this year's most popular songs (not always the same thing!).
1. "Say So" by Doja Cat
OK, yes, technically this dance got popular at the end of 2019, but it's entirely worth including. Not only did this dance remain popular well into 2020, but Doja Cat released a music video for the song in February that included not only the dance, but its creator, @yodelinghaley.
2. "Cannibal" by Kesha
I know this feels like it was 20 years ago, but it was actually just February. This dance went completely viral but was started by @ya.girl.bri.bri97.
3. "Motion Sickness" by Phoebe Bridgers
This is like the indie/art/alt/queer girl version of a TikTok dance craze. This one was started by @biblegirlirl.
4. "Blinding Lights" by the Weeknd
This dance challenge was particularly cute because it emerged in the early days of the pandemic when everyone was trapped at home with their parents, inspiring family versions.
5. "WAP" by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion
It was only natural that one of the biggest songs of the years would turn into a dance challenge. And yes, your butt will be doing the heavy lifting on this one. If you go to creator @besperon's channel you can find a slowed-down tutorial.
6. "Tap In" by Saweetie
7. "3 Musketeers" by ppcocaine feat. NextYoungin
Both this song and dance were all over TikTok this summer with all your favorites doing it, but it was actually started by @colo.cag, and here's how to do it yourself.
YALL REALLY POPPIN OFF W/ my dance, hope this helps🥵 dc: me ‼️#boloyouknow♬ 3 Musketeers (feat. NextYoungin) - NextYoungin & ppcocaine
8. "Attention" by Todrick Hall
So here's one that requires actual dance skills since it's more involved than just some arm movements. Prepare to sweat! In what is actually kind of a rarity, this one was started by Charli D'Amelio, probably because she's actually a trained dancer.
9. "Supalonely" by BENEE
Creator @zoifishh certainly wasn't super lonely in dancing to this catchy song.
10. "Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion
You know Meg would be coming up again! This was created by @keke.janajah, but you can just call her Queen Keke.
11. "WAP" vs. "Anaconda" by Adam Wright
Dancing to this mashup is extra fun because you get to duet yourself! It was created by @gwenythryan in October.