The social media video app on Wednesday shared its list of top 100 videos, creators, and trends in America during 2020, recapping a year of viral videos that were sometimes a needed distraction in a tumultuous year.
“The through-line is that these are videos that brought joy and inspiration to millions of Americans in a year that has been a bit of a whirlwind for everyone as we all try to figure it out,” said Kudzi Chikumbu, director of creator community at TikTok.
The platform has been widely associated with Generation Z and millennials who experiment with the app’s digital effects like green screens and influencers who have launched careers based on the shared videos.
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” and Jason Derulo’s “Savage Love” inspired TikTok dance challenges that made them among the top songs used on the app, as well as the not-safe for-grandma “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.
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