People have been taking videos of themselves lip-syncing to music ever since the birth of YouTube, but Musical.ly — later Tik Tok — took this to a whole new level. But what kind of songs are the best to lip sync to? Read on to find out what your ideal Tik Tok app song is.
If you want to get more followers and likes on Tik Tok, you can't just settle for whatever sound clip you stumble upon. You've gotta take a minute or two to find that perfect Tik Tok app song to lipsync to.
Here's what you should be looking for.
If you're trying to be funny: Be extra with dramatic music
People usually go on Tik Tok to do two things:
- To look cute. (And get likes and followers.)
- To make people laugh. (And get likes and followers.)
- To do both. (And get likes and followers.)
Yes, your makeup has to be on point, but to get people's attention, you've got to be more than just pretty. You have to be extra. Go big or go home, amirite?
You could do just that by hamming it up to an extra dramatic song. We're talking Meatloaf's "I'd Do Anything For Love" or Adele's "Hello" levels of extra.
But you could also do that with a novelty song. In these cases it's best to do something easily recognisable, like a meme. More on that later.
If you're trying to look cool: Stand out
If you're not in the cute and funny niche, you wanna be extra cool. This means making your Tik Tok videos look interesting with cool transitions and camera work.
You could do this with the usual dubstep (they work really well with transition videos), or find a cool new song that hasn't been used a bajillion times before. This could mean using music that's not in Tik Tok's built-in library and uploading your own.
If you're jumping on the bandwagon: Do it ASAP, and do it differently
When doing a meme, do something to set yourself apart from everyone else if you wanna get those likes and followers. This could be as simple as filming your video somewhere other than your own bedroom, or just looking really, really hot.
But remember: timing is key. When there's a new meme going around, you've got to act fast if you want to get on the bandwagon, or it could just go stale and you could end up looking *gasp* basic.
And if you're lip syncing: FFS, know the lyrics to your chosen Tik Tok app song
We can't emphasize this enough. Few things make folks cringe as much as an earnestly yet badly lipsynced video, so the best Tik Tok app song to go with is a song you already know by heart. If you don't know the song that well, take the time to learn the lyrics. We promise it'll make a huge difference.
People will notice you fumbling over that one word, and it could ruin an otherwise perfect 15-second video. Remember that lip syncing only works when it's done impeccably.