Keep on reading to see the sounds that are growing in popularity right now that you can use for both Reels and TikTok. Happy scrolling!
Trending sounds for May 29, 2023
How it’s being used: To identify and share bland or unremarkable traits about their significant others or friends.
How you can use it: Playfully highlight aspects of your brand or content that may not be exceptional or remarkable but still hold value.You could showcase your unique selling points, quirky features, or behind-the-scenes moments, accompanied by the “Beige Flag” sound, to generate intrigue, foster authenticity, and connect with your audience on a relatable level.
Credit: @polarized.pen on TikTok
How it’s being used: Showing off their Barbie inspired outfits or products.
How you can use it: Showcase your exceptional products or services and highlight your unique offerings, to engage your audience and leave a lasting impression.
Credit: @ohana_cordoba on Instagram
‘AFTER LAST NIGHT’
How it’s being used: This audio has been around for a little bit, but is constantly being used with new videos, mostly as a fun backing track for any type of video.
How you can use it: Showcase your product unboxings, behind-the-scenes footage, tutorials, fashion lookbooks, or highlight your services, this popular track adds an extra layer of excitement, making the content more engaging and memorable for viewers.
Credit: @sweatsbyabbyg on TikTok
Trending sounds for May 22, 2023
‘MONKEY COVERING EYES EMOJI’
How it’s being used: Mentioning situations where they don’t know what to say or feel awkward.
How you can use it: Share situations where you find yourself at a loss for words or feeling socially uncomfortable. It’s an opportunity to add a touch of humor and authenticity, allowing your audience to connect with those relatable moments.
Credit: @sshrub420 on TikTok
How it’s being used: To show off something that makes you go ‘wow’. A lot of people are showing off their pets or recipes.
How you can use it: Showcase what you love, whether it’s a product you sell or an essential software/service like Plann!
Credit: @recipesofholly on Instagram
How it’s being used: Showing something they are addicted to.
How you can use it: Showcase products, services, or experiences that you simply can’t get enough of.
Credit: @onecrafdiygirl on TikTok
Trending sounds for May 15, 2023
‘HARD TO BELIEVE’
How it’s being used: TikTokers are playfully sharing seemingly unbelievable facts about themselves that, in reality, are completely false.
How you can use it: Take advantage of this sound by showcasing tasks you haven’t completed yet, cleverly using on-screen text to emphasize the humorous reasons behind it. For instance, you could say, “It’s hard to believe I’ve finished all my work for the week,” followed by, “Because I’ve been caught up in a Netflix binge.” This playful approach allows you to connect with viewers, infusing relatability and entertainment into your content while incorporating the essence of the trending sound.
Credit: @klayr.com on TikTok
‘SOMEWHERE IN THE CROWD’
How it’s being used: The infectious vibes of this song are being used as a dynamic backing track for countless reasons. From fashionistas showcasing their style to fitness enthusiasts sharing their workouts, this versatile sound sets the perfect tone for engaging and captivating content.
How you can use it: Showcase tips, tricks, and insights within your respective niche. Whether you’re sharing beauty hacks, DIY tutorials, or expert advice, this trendy sound adds an energetic and engaging backdrop to make your content stand out.
Credit: @lilyroseburgess on Instagram
How it’s being used: Expressing situations that ignite a whirlwind of emotions or evoke rapid shifts in their personalities or moods. From hilarious encounters that leave them feeling bonkers to relatable moments that spark quick mood changes.
How you can use it: Showcase your contrasting personalities, such as your personal and professional sides or your interactions with friends versus clients. You can also recount scenarios that activate your “work mode,” like the relatable moment of facing a mountain of unread emails in the morning.
Credit: @ripdif on TikTok
Trending sounds for May 8, 2023
How it’s being used: Naming a situation where they wanted to say something but then remember a reason why they shouldn’t.
How you can use it: Mention a scenario where you feel yourself oversharing and have to stop yourself.
Credit: @g_kp02 on TikTok
How it’s being used: Showing a video or photos of their ‘vibe’.
How you can use it: Highlight your products or specific things in your niche that give off your vibe.
Credit: @kathssuccs on Instagram
‘YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW’
How it’s being used: Showing something they do everyday and don’t plan on stopping.
How you can use it: With pictures, show something you do everyday and can’t help it, for example “checked slack yesterday, checked slack today, will definitely check slack tomorrow”.
Credit: @burnttoastonline on TikTok
Trending sounds for May 1, 2023
How it’s being used: Mentioning situations where they feel confronted and have no valid response and feel like they need to run away to avoid answering.
How you can use it: Highlight a question that you hate answering about your specific niche or something someone said where you wanted to hide.
Credit: @izxxzie on TikTok
How it’s being used: As a comical audio to show a time when they tell themself not to cry.
How you can use it: Showcase a task that you hate doing and have to force yourself to do.
Credit: @elirose.equestrian on Instagram
‘I LOVE IT’
How it’s being used: Describing something they love.
How you can use it: Use this audio to show off you working and how passionate you are, or show off your product.
Credit: @paulaaver on TikTok
Trending sounds for April 24, 2023
How it’s being used: People are using this CapCut template of John Cena and using on screen text and the audio to show their happy reaction when something happens.
How you can use it: Use this audio and template to show your happy reaction to something you didn’t expect to turn out so well. This below Reel is a perfect example of using it for a small business “when your client comes back with no changes after the first draft”.
Credit: @_ckcreative_ on Instagram Reels
‘THIS IS GOING TO BE A PROBLEM’
How it’s being used: To show their younger-self discovering something that would alter who they will become.
How you can use it: Name the time you found out about something that really sparked your interest and made you become interested with your current niche or hobby today.
Credit: @_lakenzo_ on TikTok
‘I ALMOST DIED’
How it’s being used: This one is also being used with this CapCut template and using the audio to show their over dramatic reaction to something that they hated.
How you can use it: Mention something with your niche that you hate doing and show your dramatic reaction as if it makes you ‘almost die’ every time.
Credit: @junolifestyle on TikTok
Trending sounds for April 17, 2023
How it’s being used: Naming a situation where they felt they were being judged (probably because they were).
How you can use it: Recall a time where you felt a client, customer or coworker was judging you for something.
Credit: @lilsuburbanmami on TikTok
How it’s being used: For tutorials or day in the life vlogs.
How you can use it: Use this sound to show off what you offer or a tutorial within your niche.
Credit: @vanilla_cookiedough on Instagram
How it’s being used: Showing their reaction to when they realize something from a past memory.
How you can use it: Mention something you didn’t understand until after it happened.
Credit: @dylannthompsonx on TikTok
Trending sounds for April 10, 2023
‘TOUGH PEOPLE LAST’
How it’s being used: To exaggerate something small that they overcame.
How you can use it: Mention something within your work that is a minor inconvenience and exaggerate it like you are a tough person for overcoming it.
Credit: @pinkcatmel on TikTok
‘BOMBASTIC SIDE EYE’
How it’s being used: To show a reaction to something they are judging.
How you can use it: Bust myths within your niche.
Credit: @marketingwithmichellec on Instagram
How it’s being used: This audio is being used in a few different ways, such as, showing their Instagram page with the text ‘show your Instagram and see who follows you”, to show off products or as a background audio to vlog-style content.
How you can use it: Give you Instagram a shout out or show off some of your products!
Credit: @jademonet8 on TikTok
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