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Trending TikTok and Reels Sounds To Use This Week

The trends are coming in hot! Check out the current weeks trending sounds across TikTok and Reels – updated weekly so your content stays relevant!

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!

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Trending sounds for January 30, 2023

‘PASS AND SMASH’

How it’s being used: Naming things they don’t like as a ‘pass’ and then something they love for ‘smash’.

How you can use it: Go through several common things within your niche that you don’t like doing and then finish it with your favorite part about your job.

Credit: @realtormarketing on TikTok

‘GIVE IT TO ME’

How it’s being used: A fun background sound being used to show off products or tutorials.

How you can use it: Show a sneak peek at your new releases and products or use this background in a tutorial of a recipe, gym day, a product coming to life etc.

Credit: @hayleyjconnor on Instagram

‘BIGGEST FEAR’

How it’s being used: Quoting the sound and stating their biggest fear at the very end.

How you can use it: Use photos similar to how the example video has done, and at the end state what your biggest fear is regarding your industry. You can be serious or satirical. For example: failure, getting less than 10 views on a TikTok, or a client leaving a negative review

Credit: @swimfeed on TikTok

‘STUPID PEOPLE’

How it’s being used: Using on screen text of a myth that people say and lip syncing “stop believing stupid people”.

How you can use it: Bust an industry myth and provide all the context needed in the caption.

Credit: @itsemilyhufton on Instagram

 

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Trending sounds for January 23, 2023

‘A LITTLE CONTEXT’

How it’s being used: People are using this sound as either a backing track for a vlog or bts footage, or alternatively they are telling us something about themselves that puts them in a difficult position.

How you can use it: Mention something in your business which is really hard to manage or puts you in a difficult position. For example “when I am completely booked out and have to decline new clients”.

Credit: @caitlingrace.art on Instagram

‘CARROTS’

How it’s being used: Answering three questions where the answers are all the same or very similar, followed by a question where the answer is completely different to the previous three.

How you can use it: Answer three questions with similar answers, then throw off your audience with the answer to the fourth question.

Credit: @annaxsitar on TikTok

‘BEFORE AND AFTER’

How it’s being used: This is being used as a transitional sound of a before and after.

How you can use it: Show a before and after of your magic.

Credit: @the.bowen.edit on Instagram

‘FLOWERS’

How it’s being used: This sound is being used by everyone right now in any way they can think of! From just lip syncing lyrics to using it as a backing track on day in the lifes or tutorials.

How you can use it: Jump on this trending sound by adding it to behind the scenes footage of your business.

Credit: @losmenoressnacks on Instagram

 

Trending sounds for January 16, 2023

‘IT WAS NEVER THAT SERIOUS’

How it’s being used: Reminiscing about something that felt like a big deal at the time but upon reflecting it was never that serious.

How you can use it: Name something that you used to overthink a lot but it turns out it wasn’t anything bad.

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‘PARTY X CALM DOWN’

How it’s being used: As a backing track to peoples behind the scenes or day in their lives.

How you can use it: You can use this to showcase upcoming products/sales, behind the scenes, or even a tutorial.

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‘BINGLE BONGLE’

How it’s being used: Mentioning something that they don’t understand, where it just sounds like gibberish. 

How you can use it: Highlight a time you couldn’t concentrate on something or understand what someone was saying. This could be a client that requests something extravagant or goes on a tangent.

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‘WORSE BEFORE BETTER’

How it’s being used: Showing a before and after.

How you can use it: Show a before and after of something you made, that didn’t look like it would turn out good and it did.

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Trending sounds for January 9, 2023

‘COPING SKILLS’

How it’s being used: Showing an example of their coping skill which they shouldn’t do.

How you can use it: Show something you do when you’re feeling stressed which probably isn’t the right thing to do, for example, binge watching shows and eating junk food.

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ROMANTICIZING SOUND

How it’s being used: This audio is being used in the background to romanticize the video.

How you can use it: Show your favorite quote, something inspiring, or a snippet of your work life with this sound in the background.

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‘REASONS YOU SHOULD NOT’

How it’s being used: Stating ‘reasons you shouldn’t ___’ and inserting something that doesn’t need a single reason for the whole video.

How you can use it: State something that has no reasons behind it, for example: ‘reasons you shouldn’t buy our products’. And leaving that screen on text for the whole video without providing any reasons (because there are none!)

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Trending sounds for December 19, 2022

‘BIG BOY’

How it’s being used: To show their need for something.

How you can use it: You can use this sound to show off your products, or use the sound to explain something you need and write it on screen instead of “I need a big boy”.

Credit: @btrmlk on TikTok

‘MANY WORRIES’

How it’s being used: To show that deep down they’re a little bit stressed.

How you can use it: Mention a time you might appear cool and collected but you’re actually feeling a bit overwhelmed.

Credit: @raceacrossthestates on Instagram

‘BOAT MEME’

How it’s being used: People are using ‘My Heart Will Go On’ with a specific CapCut boat filter to show themselves ‘going somewhere’ after something happened, usually something more on the negative side.

How you can use it:

You can really get creative with this trend since there is no particular way to use it, as long as you use the CapCut template, which you can access by clicking on the ‘try this template’ button on any of the TikTok using the template. 

For example: “Me on my way to watch my money leave my bank account and go towards 4829030 different subscription services” or “me on my way back to a 9-5 corporate job after user72739228 said my small business will never make it”.

Credit: @mxndisi on TikTok

‘NEW YEAR MOMENTS’

How it’s being used: To highlight products

How you can use it: Go ahead and show off your favorite products you sell, services you offer, photos you’ve taken, things you’ve bought! Get creative!

Credit: @skincarewithtash on Instagram

‘UN POCO LOCO’

How it’s being used: To show them explaining something that someone doesn’t understand or listen to, therefore making them feel crazy.

How you can use it: Highlight a time you’ve tried to help someone who disregarded your advice.

Credit: @imogenjersey on TikTok

‘IT’S A HARSH WORLD’

How it’s being used: Showing when they’ve said something that people might take the wrong way but they need to hear it.

How you can use it: Highlight a scenario where you have to tell a client something that is a hard fact for them to understand.

Credit: @bluegeminihairstudio on Instagram

 

 

Trending sounds for December 12, 2022

‘MICROWAVE POPCORN’

How it’s being used: To show when they try to explain something to someone who isn’t listening.

How you can use it: Highlight a scenario where a client doesn’t understand or listen to what you’re saying.

Credit: @charmedbydasie on TikTok

‘HOW I FEEL ABOUT’

How it’s being used: People are using the voice of this sound to describe how they feel about certain things.

How you can use it: Choose something  within your niche that you can use this sound with to show if you like it or don’t. Some different topics can include: software you use, book genres, camera products. All depending on your niche.

Credit: @twobearbuddies on Instagram

‘WHY ARE YOU BEING SO MEAN’

How it’s being used: Revealing hate comments and how they don’t care and won’t stop doing what they’re doing.

How you can use it: Showcase things people might say about your work but it’s only because they’re jealous and it’s not going to stop you.

Credit: @lifewithashleyann on TikTok

‘DON’T DO IT’

How it’s being used:  Quoting something they really shouldn’t do but can’t help themselves.

How you can use it: Mention something you can’t help but do. For example, checking the engagement on a Reel I posted 5 minutes ago.

Credit: @becpotalej on Instagram

‘SMALL VIOLIN’

How it’s being used: Another hate comment trend, where people are showing what people might be saying and then show themselves pretending to play a tiny violin.

How you can use it: Use on screen text to show a comment that you get that you don’t agree with, then show your fingers playing a small violin for them.

Credit: @lip.buzz on TikTok

‘TODAY DRAINED ME’

How it’s being used: Showing how exhausted they feel after doing bare minimum.

How you can use it: Quote what you do in a day that leaves you feeling drained.

Credit: @katlynleebailey on Instagram

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Trending sounds for December 5, 2022

‘DANCE DANCE DANCE’

How it’s being used: This song has become popular after the release of the new Netflix series Wednesday. Even though it doesn’t appear in the show, this song has heavily become associated with the character and her dance moves. People are using this sound to copy Wednesday’s dance.

How you can use it: Stay calm! You don’t have to bust any moves. You can use this sound as a background track of you creating a product, day in the life, showcasing your business, or anything your mind can think of!

Credit: @tresswellness_waxingkit on TikTok

‘BACK AGAIN’

How it’s being used: Showing something that suddenly comes back to them after it has left.

How you can use it: You can show this to show your two sides like the example ‘relax mode’ and ‘work mode’. Or you can use this to show how you feel when you have returning customers.

Credit: @poojness on Instagram

‘AS LONG AS I’M WITH YOU’

How it’s being used: People are using this to show someone or something that makes them happy.

How you can use it: You can use this sound to show something essential in your life that you need.

Credit: @olliepopmaltipoo on TikTok

‘ARE YOU READY FOR IT?’

How it’s being used: To showcase something they can offer, or something they enjoy doing.

How you can use it: You can use this sound to tease anything you might have coming soon.

Credit: @madplantladies on Instagram

‘THE MEANEST THING YOU COULD DO’

How it’s being used: Highlighting something that makes them feel so mean and bad when it’s not even really a big deal.

How you can use it: Mention something you tell clients that makes you feel so rude, but it’s actually so normal and acceptable.

Credit: @brighteyedlash on TikTok

 

Trending sounds for November 28, 2022

‘I WAS NEVER IN THIS FOR THE MONEY’

How it’s being used: People use this sound to share something they are passionate about that is also their career

How you can use it: Use this sound to describe what you thought you didn’t need when starting your business, but ended up needing it more than ever.

Credit: @myclassroomcloset on Instagram

‘ITS TIME – MARIAH CAREY’

How it’s being used: People use this sound to describe a POV or scenario where it’s finally time to do something they’ve been waiting on.

How you can use it: Use this sound to describe being excited for something you are about to launch in your business.

Credit: @hauskris on TikTok

‘BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT’

How it’s being used: People use this sound to show an expectation vs reality.

How you can use it: Use this sound to share common expectations within your niche versus the harsh realities.

Credit: @brock11johnson on Instagram

‘IT WOULD BE SO AWESOME’

How it’s being used: To show something they really want to happen.

How you can use it: Mention a business related goal using on screen text that you really want to happen while lip syncing the lyrics.

Credit: @notonetpaula on TikTok

‘YOU’RE SLOWLY COMING BACK TO LIFE’

How it’s being used: People use this sound to show their mental health and personal growth.

How you can use it: Use this sound to share a tip like the example above, or show your journey or a lesson you’ve learnt as an entrepreneur.

Credit: @marliemedia on Instagram

‘JANUARY ME’

How it’s being used: Acting as if their January self is asking a question about how their year went or if ‘x’ finally happened, then showing the answer with a facial expression.

How you can use it: Act as your January self asking what your goal was for this year, and then show your answer as your current self, through a facial expression or a sped up video of you miming what has happened.

Credit: @miss.kylie.jo on TikTok

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Trending sounds for November 21, 2022

TIKTOK SOUNDS

‘I NEED TO CLEAR MY HEAD’

How it’s being used: To show what it is that helps calm them down.

How you can use it: Film yourself, looking like you need to “clear your head” and then seamlessly transition at the beat drop to what you do that you find therapeutic, ideally you working on your niche.

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‘PLEASE, I’M A STAR’

How it’s being used: Showing something they really want and then showing why they can’t actually get said thing.

How you can use it: Show something you want to achieve and then what’s holding you back, or alternatively what you did to achieve this.

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‘MOMENTS THAT ALTERED MY BRAIN’

How it’s being used: To show big moments of someone’s time at a workplace, learning a hobby or time with a person that changed them.

How you can use it: Show pivotal moments working in your niche that has helped you get to where you are now.

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REELS SOUNDS

‘I’LL SAY IT AGAIN’

How it’s being used: Sharing something their audience needs to know.

How you can use it: Bust a myth about your niche or share a useful tip that your audience really needs to know.

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‘I AM RESIGNING’

How it’s being used: Highlighting something that makes them feel on top of the world, followed closely by something that brings them down

How you can use it: Mention something that makes you feel great, and then something related to that which bursts your bubble. For example, as a photographer “when I take the best photo I’ve ever snapped” … “Hardly receives engagement on socials”.

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‘BON IVER’

How it’s being used: As a background track over themselves working, or sharing an inspiring quote.

How you can use it: Use this sound to romanticize your workday, work tasks, a product you have or share text of a quote you live by, or even a tip you want to share.

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