TikTok trends that will make you want to Renegade


S. Smith

Gaining more popularity by the day, TikTok dancer Charli D’Amelio recently hit 30 million followers on what is now one of the most downloaded apps in the world. TikTok trends, including Charli’s dances, POVs, and World War III, have started conversations among users everywhere, and its impact is only growing.

Sydney Smith, Co Editor-in-Chief

  TikTok has quickly become one of the most popular apps among younger demographics today, and nearly everyone is familiar with some of the most famous TikToks that have shown up on For You pages far and wide. It is difficult to have a conversation without making a TikTok reference, and it has become a catalyst for discussion about comedic and serious topics alike. According to Business Insider, TikTok is outperforming Instagram and has more and more downloads every day. The app is growing at an unprecedented rate, and no matter what you are in the mood for, TikTok has something for everyone. However, there are several trends that have blown others out of the water by reaching a majority of TikTok users, showing the impact and power the app has in society.

  As of late, TikTok users are seeing more and more POVs, or point of view videos. In POVs, TikTokers use their own audio and act like they are in a certain situation that might be relatable or amusing for viewers. Some of the most popular POVs include “POV: Your toxic best friend is talking to you,” “POV: You sit next to the VSCO girl in class,” and “POV: You are the new kid in school.” Influencer Samuel Jefferson Andrews popularized POVs through his series of TikToks in which he played a girl named Emily’s teacher and pretended to fall in love with her and annoy her during class, which led others to begin making comedic POV TikToks too.

  Senior Piper Phillips definitely has a favorite TikTok trend: “I’m a huge fan of TikTok dances because they’re fun to watch, and there are so many different dances, so it never gets old.” No matter who you talk to, everyone knows a handful of TikTok dances. This can probably be linked back to 15-year-old dancer Charli D’Amelio’s recent rise to fame on the app. Charli D’Amelio is known for creating her own choreography for dances in her TikToks, and she has set numerous dance trends on the app. In fact, before Charli came along, TikTok dances were few and far between. She revolutionized what was originally just a comedy app into a dance app. Some of the most popular dances on TikTok over the past year have been the Mariah Carey “Obsessed” dance, “Hey Julie,” the woah, the 223, and, of course, the Renegade.

  TikTok also has a tendency to reflect the social or political climate that exists at any particular time. One example is the World War III TikToks that swept everyone’s For You page immediately after tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalated. The most popular of these included TikTokers pretending to Renegade on the battlefield and girls jokingly pretending to be housewives to prevent equal drafting rights.

  It is hard to remember a world without TikTok, and some of the most popular viral videos on the app have become instant classics and are referenced in conversation by users everywhere. Next time you find yourself scrolling through TikTok, be sure to appreciate the current trends on your For You page because they are constantly changing!