The Brief: For the month of September 2020, here's what's hot on TikTok including terminology, memes, and dance challenges.

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August was host to a range of TikTok trends and challenges, alongside news that the app could be banned in the United States. While the status of TikTok remaining accessible to U.S. users is currently up in the air, TikTokers are making the most out of their present time on the app. Coming into September 2020, here are the best TikTok trends to try and some updates about what’s been popular on the app.

In addition to challenges, dances, POV’s, comment trends, and comedy skits, TikTokers have been experimenting with new duet features, creating more elaborate duets and even tricking people with the reverse duet trend. Popular songs on the app from the month of August include Backyard Boy, WAP (of course), Toy by Netta, Bulletproof by La Roux, and others.

Terms To Know

TikTok Trends For September 2020

Whether it’s a dance challenge, song parody, or Deeptok remix, there’s something on TikTok for everyone.

WAP Dances

A dance by @besperon is the most popular, but if you’re looking for something more SFW, there’s always the chores in this house parody. WAP’s racy lyrics also inspired a TikTok meme that asks “is this who we are?”

@siithembs

I JOINED THE CHALLENGE ✨🦋🌈 #wapchallenge #siithembs #fyp #viral

♬ WAP (feat. Megan Thee Stallion) – Cardi B

Medieval Hips Don’t Lie

The hashtag #MedievalTikTok grew popular as creators started filming themselves dancing to an instrumental version of “Hips Don’t Lie” in front of Medieval art.

@veganhotdog26

oh to be a humble shepherd boy gazing out over his flock, wondering how he shall survive thy great plague #medieval #ActionLines #history #ArtLessons

♬ This turned into a trend I dont know how (Shakira- Hips Don’t Lie) – alien_boy_forest

Oh I Think She Like Me

This shoe flip transition is one of the hottest fashion video formats on the app.

@zliang111

just dad heading out to deal with the people trying to ban tiktok #tiktokban #dad #savetiktok #dadsoftiktok #martialarts #foryou #fyp

♬ Kismet – XIX

I’m The Owner Of This House

Skits with this sound depict standoffs between rivals.

@lucyblanc

when there’s Carly and Sam, there’s always a missy MoreHappyDenimDance #BeatsDaisyChallenge #fyp #viral #xyzbca #uk #bestfriends #friend

♬ original sound – blameitonkway

Disney Dogs

People are using a Snapchat filter on their dogs that makes them look like Disney characters.

@ahnestsarah

She knows how to work it #dog #Disney #filter #dogsoftiktok #funnydog #disneydog

♬ Disney Pictures Intro – Disney Pictures

Cherry Kiwi Dance 

@ajeyalanai’s dance to Megan Thee Stallion’s “Sex Talk” is known as the Cherry Kiwi dance.

@ajeyalanai

day one bby until trending 🦋 tag creators/ dancers to try it and tag me 🙂 #fypシ #newdance

♬ Sex Talk – Megan Thee Stallion