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Trending on TikTok: Sailing with #SeaShanty


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TikTok creators set sail with #SeaShanty! Take a deeper look at the content with this new feature in addition to top videos, creators, songs, and effects.

Current Top Trend: #SeaShanty

Trends can surface from a variety of musical genres and have been known to give older songs and styles new life. Recently, sea shanties took over the app thanks to their infectious tunes and collaborative nature.

Kicking off 2021’s first global music craze – the sea shanty – Nathan Evans was the artist that started it all. A postman from Scotland, Nathan shared his version of Sea Shanty classic ‘The Wellerman’ and started one of the biggest music movements in months. The unassuming yet undeniably catchy sea shanty spread through TikTok with the help of the Duet feature. This let artists and musicians add to the viral tune giving each rendition a unique twist leading to epic compositions and even educational explanations.

The Sea Shanty craze continued it’s growth until it eventually reached Hollywood stars like Jimmy Fallon who gave his sea shanty rendition of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License” and even convinced Nickleback to join TikTok. The surge of sea shanty content on TikTok shows that unique and lesser known genres of music, regardless of age or current popularity, can become a trend with the help of talented creators and an enthusiastic community.

Hot Track: Rasputin (7“ Version)

The Euro-Caribbean vocal group Boney M. released ”Rasputin“ in 1978, and 43 years later, creators on TikTok have given the song new life with funky head bobs and infectious dancing. The Euro-disco beat offers a familiar, nostalgic sound that brings a smile to everyone who uses or simply watches videos utilizing the sound.

Hot Effect: Teleport

The Teleport effect lets users change the background of their video with a sci-fi flair. This effect has been given a creative spin by the community to help start comedic trends.

Creator Spotlight: @brittany_broski

Brittany Tomlinson - AKA Brittany Broski - is an iconic example of a TikTok creator success story. Initially known as ”Kombucha Girl“ for the viral video of her trying kombucha for the first time, Brittany has grown her platform on TikTok to five million loyal followers over the course of the past year. Brittany is the host of TikTok’s new ”For You Podcast" which airs every Wednesday at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm ET and is available for download on Thursdays.

In Case You Missed It
  • TikTok makes creating easy with the Creator Portal
  • Digital learning tools arrive on TikTok
  • Creators join Brittany Tomlinson on the new “For You Podcast”


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