Quarantine and lockdowns have been going on for quite a while now and you’re probably bored out of your mind staring at the corners of your home. But you don’t have to be. Social media keeps you connected to not just your friends and family but also the rest of the world through the content that people upload daily. One of the biggest social media giants we have today is Tik Tok. It’s a media-sharing platform where people can post almost anything and one of the famous content in the platform all over are Tik Tok challenge videos.
What Is a Tik Tok Challenge?
Tik Tok challenges start when people or companies “challenge” other users to meet specific conditions. The conditions are usually in the form of people dancing or doing a specific action in a Tik Tok video. It could be a Tik Tok dance accompanied by approved songs or something entirely different like flipping bottles with toilet paper. There have been challenges for everything, from flipping bowl lids to singing and dancing to viral songs.
If you want to participate in a challenge, just film yourself doing the action and post it. Be sure to attach the challenge name with a hashtag in your captions! You can also add special effects, music, and more to your video. Tik Tok encourages users to be creative with their videos and posts, so don’t be afraid of experimenting.
13 Best Tik Tok Challenges
Let’s get right down to it. Here are the best Tik Tok challenge dances and activities you can do to combat the lockdown blues.
1. Blinding Lights Tik Tok Challenge
If you follow pop music and pop culture, you’re probably familiar with The Weeknd’s hit song “Blinding Lights”. It’s one of 2020’s top hit songs and is very catchy. With that, it’s unsurprising that it sprouted a Tik Tok challenge that quickly went viral.
All you need to do is take two other people and choreograph a dance for the song. Afterward, just film yourselves dancing and hit the upload button. It’s a great challenge to do, especially if you have a big family or many roommates.
Many people have banked on the song’s ’80s vibes and made unique videos with lots of experimentation. Whether it’s the clothes, dance moves, or colors, people are having fun letting out their creativity with this challenge. Since “Blinding Lights” is still at the height of its popularity, there’s still time to join in the fad.
2. Celeb Look-Alike Tik Tok Challenge
Have you ever been told that you look like a specific celebrity or public figure? If so, then you might want to participate in the Celeb Look-Alike Tik Tok challenge! The challenge is pretty simple. Just go on your Tik Tok and ask your followers which celebrity you look like the most. You could be a doppelganger of Jennifer Lopez or Ariana Grande without knowing it! After you get the most popular answer, you can make a follow-up video comparing you and your celebrity doppelganger.
This is a pretty simple challenge — all you need to do is pretend to be a public figure. Bonus points if you already look like a celebrity to start with; you’ll be well on your way to gain views through this challenge. If you’ve always wanted to be internet-famous, then this is one way of doing it.
3. “Dreams” By Fleetwood Mac Tik Tok Challenge
@420doggface208Morning vibe ##420souljahz ##ec ##feelinggood ##h2o ##cloud9 ##happyhippie ##worldpeace ##king ##peaceup ##merch ##tacos ##waterislife ##high ##morning ##710 ##cloud9♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac
Dreams by Fleetwood Mac Tik Tok challenge is a testament to how virality can come from anywhere. The user who posted the original video, Apodaca (@420doggface208), didn’t intend it to be a big thing. He simply posted a video of himself on Tik Tok. However, his carefree charm as he skateboarded to work, vibing to “Dreams” and drinking Cran-Raspberry juice quickly caught on.
Not too long after his post, people started getting in on the challenge and pushed Apodaca to virality. Even celebrities like Mac Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Jimmy Fallon, and Shakira got in on the action. Later on, Apodaca received donations that helped him buy a home, showing how powerful the internet can be. “Dreams” was also pushed to the top of the charts, decades after its initial release. This explains why so many artists try to get their songs viral on Tik Tok.
4. Flip the Switch Tik Tok Challenge
There’s loads of fun in making a Tik Tok challenge because it both entertains and brings out creativity. This particular Flip the Switch channels both of those as it lets you experience “switching places.” It requires two people: one dancing in the foreground and another one staying still in the background. The person dancing would just dance to “Non-Stop” by Drake and then flip a light switch off. Once the light turns back on, the roles (positions and clothes) of the two people will be reversed.
It’s a cool way to switch places with someone while making the transition seamless. Of course, it does take some work because you might need to do a little editing. But hey, who says making this is easy? It’s a “challenge” for a reason, and the difficulty is part of the fun!
5. Get Up Tik Tok Challenge
@charlidamelio@dixiedamelio does good hand animals♬ Get Up (feat Chamillionaire) – Ciara
The Get Up challenge (#GetUpOnOneLegChallenge or #KneeChallenge, alternatively) is a bit tricky to pull off. However, the challenge is simple enough for some. All you need to do is to get down on one knee as if you’re proposing to someone. Then, cross your arms with either hand on the opposite shoulder. Afterward, breathe five times, stretch your arms forward, and then let them down to your sides. Then, for the finale, get back up.
If you try this yourself, you may have one of two responses: “It’s impossible,” or “What’s the big deal?” Some people can do this challenge easily without breaking a sweat. However, others find it difficult to stand or even move. Some have attributed the difficulty to the required breathing and arm movements. Yet others who’ve found it too easy add variations to the challenge, with some replacing the arm movements by holding up their back leg while kneeling. It’s a fun little challenge, but it can be perplexing at the same time.
6. Renegade Tik Tok Challenge
@hollywire@addisonre the tik tok QUEEEN in the studio! Showing our host how to do the ##renegadedancechallenge! ##renegade ##addisoneasterling♬ Lottery – K CAMP
What better way to kill time during lockdown than taking on a challenge? This Tik Tok challenge, in particular, is very difficult to pull off because it involves learning a difficult choreography. It’s one of the most popular dances on the Tik Tok challenge sphere and it’s certainly one of the hardest. Of course, you have to learn the dance moves from the original to execute them properly. You’ll dance to K Camp’s song “Lottery,” or, at least, a specific portion of it.
The Renegade dance was made by a 14-year-old kid named Jalaiah Harmon. It quickly became one of 2020’s best and most popular challenges. In fact, it was so popular that even celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian and Bella Thorne tried it out. Why not take a crack at it during the lockdown? After all, we have a lot of time on our hands.
7. Savage Tik Tok Challenge
@addisonre@sherinicolee OK MAMA♬ Savage – Megan Thee Stallion
If you’ve listened to “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion a million times now, then you should certainly try its Tik Tok challenge. The song was a big hit upon release so it’s no wonder that there’s a challenge for it. The remix with Beyonce didn’t hurt the challenge’s popularity and even pushed it further until it reached peak virality.
The challenge is pretty simple. Dance to “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion and show off your sassy side. There’s also a specific dance you can learn but there’s no harm in adding a little spice to it too. You can also add your own personal flair to it by incorporating a costume change to spice things up. It’s certainly a fun challenge if you’ve always wanted to release your savage side, even just for a little bit.
8. Say So Dance Tik Tok Challenge
The Say So Dance is easy to do and is even featured on the music video for “Say So” by Doja Cat. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, dancing to “Say So” is a challenge anyone can do. All you need is two minutes to learn the full dance, which is filled with a few simple rolls and snappy (yet low-key) movements, making it perfect for anyone who wants to do a dance with little to no effort.
The Tik Tok challenge choreography was made by 17-year-old Haley Sharpe. Although the dance and song started out as a simple creation with basic moves, it quickly went viral on Tik Tok. The dance was also later included in the music video for the 70s-like music video, with Sharpe herself performing the routine. It just goes to show how much of an influence Tik Tok can have on regular folks and celebrities alike.
9. Supalonely By BENEE ft. Gus Dapperton Tik Tok Challenge
@zoifishhnot my usual content but this song was too catchy to not make a dance to LMAO🥺🥺 try it and tag me !! ##foryou ##foryour ##foryoupage ##foryourpage♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE
It’s not uncommon for people who are lonely to turn to social media to find connection and comfort. This same feeling is what birthed the creation of the “Supalonely” Tik Tok challenge.
User Zoi Lerma created a Tik Tok challenge called the Supalonely dance. It’s an interpretive-type dance that narrates the lyrics through physical movements, but it’s less complicated than it sounds. Simple dance moves that illustrate drinking, thinking, and more are all incorporated and it’s easy for almost anyone to do. Naturally, you dance to “Supalonely” by BENEE ft. Gus Dapperton.
10. Tootsie Slide Tik Tok Challenge
Drake’s popularity reaches far and wide, so it’s unsurprising that his songs are almost always made into Tik Tok challenges. With the Tootsie Slide Challenge, users can dance to Drake’s hit song and share it with the world. The song makes this challenge easy to follow because of how illustrative the lyrics are, giving people cues on how to move their bodies. Moreover, it’s an easy dance to do with little effort required. If you’re new to Tik Tok challenges, try it out with a couple of family members.
11. I’ll Never Forget You Challenge
Played with Noisette’s “Never Forget You”, this challenge aims for people to reveal memories vaguely. The challenge starts off with a text of a memory that’s described without any deep details. However, the true surprise of this challenge is the reveal at the end. It is usually revealed that the memory is with a famous person or someone special.
12. Infinity Challenge
Now for something of a visual challenge. Tiktok users grad a ring light or another light source and place it behind them. Then, the camera cuts and shows visuals of users with the light source illuminating them in a spectacular way. However, people have also tried cute or funny endings to this challenge.
13. Flexibility Challenge
This is one challenge that lets users showcase their physical gifts. Whether you’re an athlete, a yogi, or someone funny this is a good challenge to try.
Making a Tik Tok challenge can range from very easy to down-right impossible. But it is precisely this wide range of difficulty levels that makes participation especially fun. Almost anyone can join in on the easier challenges, while the more difficult ones are reserved for the more creative and/or fit. Regardless of your capabilities, there’s bound to be a Tik Tok challenge for you. It’s never too late to start getting in on the fun, even when lockdown’s done.