The Brief: Here's a roundup of the year's best TikTok trends, memes, and dance challenges.

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It’s been a memorable year, especially on TikTok. The platform saw creators use their platforms to share everything from dance challenges to memes about popular celebrities. Here are some of the most viral TikToks of 2020.

Mi Pan Su Su Sum

The “Mi Pan Su Su Sum” track sparked a viral, international sensation with its popularity tracing back to TikToks of a dancing llama and photos of bread.

@chernaya.princessa

Yes, It is my accelerated voice. Miel Pops )) I just did a cover on russian commercial about cereal

♬ Mi Pan Su Sus – 💍isterika💍✨

Dancing Baby Trend

The dancing “Oogachaka” Baby from Ally McBeal in the ’90s made an appearance in April 2020 as a viral high-def TikTok meme where creators made jokes about babies and miscarriages. Some of these jokes might be considered insensitive.

@she.aint_allat

Welp… #getintoit #viral #funny #gottablast #keepingbusy #outofpocket #nsfw #baby

♬ оригинальный звук – Джун

Doggface Drinking Cranberry Juice While Skateboarding

Who knew drinking cranberry juice while skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” would lead to incredible viral success and an entirely new life for Nathan Apodaca, aka, Doggface.

@420doggface208

Morning vibe #420souljahz #ec #feelinggood #h2o #cloud9 #happyhippie #worldpeace #king #peaceup #merch tacos #waterislife #high #morning #710 #cloud9

♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac

@angietrusty8

Morning vibe. So glad I didn’t fall & break a bone or spill my martini. Inspired by @420doggface208 #morningvibes #skateboarding #vibewithus

♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac

Oh No!

Watching other people fail will never not be funny! The “Oh No” trend definitely proves this.

@itsmenicksmithy

This trend fit perfectly for this video

♬ Oh No – Kreepa

Dance Trends & Challenges

2020 was nowhere short of dance challenges and these were some of the most infectious routines.

#SavageChallenge

This dance performed to Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” was created by @Keke.Janajah. She performed her dance daily until it caught the eye of Thee Stallion herself. The choreo became so popular it appeared across all major social media platforms and was performed by Megan Thee Stallion and other celebs like Justin and Hailey Bieber, Tinashe, Marsai Martin, Keke Palmer, and many more.

@keke.janajah

day 2 doing my dance till it goes viral 🤗 #PlayWithLife #foyou #fyp #foryoupage #newdance #megan

♬ Savage – Megan Thee Stallion

#SaySo Dance

The “Say So” choreo by Haley Sharpe (@YodelingHaley) was another major hit. So much so, Doja Cat performed the choreo in the “Say So” music video and invited Sharpe to make a cameo.

@yodelinghaley

and here’s the dance🤪🥰 and THANK YOU FOR 10 MILLION HEARTS OMG THAT’S CRAZY

♬ Say So – Doja Cat

Blinding Lights

TikTokers and their parents broke out their best ’80s-style dance moves as part of the #BlindingLightsChallenge set to The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights.”

@the.mcfarlands

You asked for it… Here it is 📸 #blindinglightschallenge #blindinglights #happyathome

♬ Blinding Lights – MACDADDYZ

Taylor Swift “Love Story” Disco Lines Remix Dance

All TikTokers need are a skateboard to hop on this infectious choreo set to Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” disco lines remix.

@pokemonmasterzo

POV: ur my phone on a skateboard being propped up by a bottle of all™️ free and clear laundry detergent for sensitive skin #fyp SlurpeeSummer

♬ Love Story – Disco Lines

TikTok Memes

Even on a video app, Zoomers found a way to create memes out of funny audio clips. Here are some of the best.

“I Was Supposed To Be In The Video”

Madison Beer once said she was supposed to be in Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” music video and fans ran with it, creating a catchy TikTok meme.

@hak.du

The other half didn’t get appreciated enough 💀#sun #drawing #childhood #madisonbeer

♬ original sound – Néady

“Bad Bleep Addison Rae”

A clip of Addison Rae’s discussing the Kid Laroi track that was named after her also got the meme treatment.

@pogobabayyy

no way! So glad she clarified the meaning behind that😊

♬ original sound – Genius

“Two Pretty Best Friends”

A TikTok relationship advice enthusiast @jayrscottyy believes others are hard-pressed to find a pair of attractive friends. His quote (and striking looks) became the subject of many creative and unique memes.

@jayrscottyy

why y’all never choose another equal to be y’all best friend?? I hate when the ugly one call the pretty 1 “twin” if ur best friend bad as u tag her rn

♬ original sound – Jordan Scott 🦋

@ernatheartist

🙁 #WellDone #collegelife #iainteverseentwoprettybestfriends #foryoupage #fyp #foryou

♬ MGMT forgot to add the sound – Jarvis

“If You Ever See Me Fighting In The Forest With A Grizzly Bear…”

Rapper Mystikal’s freestyle about being such a savage he’d fist fight a grizzly bear became a meme for TikTokers to showcase just how fearless they are.

@leilafit

#foryou #fyp #hospital #bored #covid19 LittleBitFancy #TravelMemories

♬ original sound – Maurice Stovall

Game Trends

It’s Tricky/This Or That

The “Its Tricky,This Or That” trend saw groups of friends, families, and couples race toward the direction of on-screen text that indicates their interests and preferences.

@mr_mrs_wash

Decisions, decisions, decisions. #washfamily8 #fyp #vs #HolidaysOurWay #meagainsttheworld

♬ It’s Tricky – RUN DMC

Ruin Our Friendship

TikTokers are “risking it all” and confessing their love for their friends, or at least pretending for likes.

@bbrookebbentley

didn’t expect that😂🤫🤣 #fyp #InkDrawing #PajamaJam #boyfriend #blowup #GraphicDesign @jack.mowery

♬ Jenny (I Wanna Ruin Our Friendship) – Studio Killers

“It’s The… For Me”

The #ItsForMe TikTok challenge saw friends flaming their friends by listing embarrassing things about each other.

@officialpapikaaash

#itsforme Challenge part 2?🔥😂‼️ @spellmantwinz #foryouu

♬ original sound – Akaash Clayton