Staying at home may be mandatory, but breaking our daily circuit of swapping the cubicle for our bedrooms by working at home has also given us opportunities to explore a new handheld hobby. Less physical and labor intensive, this incredibly addictive app has run over its branches where Vine dried out in the sun: TikTok.
TikTok is the go-to social media app that has spawned one too many viral challenges that are either whack (e.g. licking toilet bowls) or genius. Even if you feel zapped after a long day of one too many Zoom meetings or typing up reports for your boss, TikTok is a great avenue to find the things that spark joy. If you want to burn some calories the easy way, this app has a treasure trove of dance challenges that you can try at your own spare time. If you’re also on the search for new songs of the week, this app has helped once obscure names like Doja Cat score viral fame.
Here are some top picks for the five challenges that you must try at home:
Backed by Megan Thee Stallion’s hit “Savage”, the 15 second challenge is for those who wish to get silly and sassy with their dance moves. Endorsed by the rapper herself, the dance is best to perform when you’re all glammed up in your finest. Although it’s meant to be a bit silly, you can still serve a serious mood when you’re flexing your moves.
Although the app usually features new songs, this challenge appeals to vintage music lovers, too. Sung by Lipps Inc. in 1979, it’s got a resurgence on the app. Less complicated than the “Savage” challenge, this updated take on the Macarena dance is quarantine-friendly as you can do it in small spaces without embarrassing yourself when you’re pretending to play the air guitar.
As the anthem of Gen Z, Doja Cat’s hit reflects the much-desired optimism to roll along with the tough times, especially now that social distancing and staying in are more fashionable than making plans and going out with your friends. Hired by Doja, TikTok’s most popular dancers Donte Colley and Haley Sharpe have been enlisted to flaunt their moves for the music video, bringing in more hype for “Say So” to become one of the most performed dances on the app at 19.5 million clips.
forgot the dance so this is 80% whatever came into my head . happy easter ????♬ original sound – samantha_long_
“Lose Control” – Meduza, Becky Hill and Goodboys
Started by The Hype House, a Los Angeles-based collective of TikTok content creators, this dance challenge features easy to do moves that match with the lyrics. Though the Hype House team performed it in a group sequence, you could do it alone in your closet all dressed up to the nines when you’re Zooming with your friends at your virtual birthday party.
The “Supalonely” dance
Sung by BENEE and Gus Dapperton, “Supalonely” is the perfect quarantine anthem of the month. Though it’s a sad song, the happy beats are easy to dance along to, which has won over the hearts of fans from singer Madison Beer to dancer Charli D’Amelio. Best to dance along to this song after a well-deserved glass of wine.
my friends are making fun of me right now but i’m having fun SO HERES THIS♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE
I forgot to put it on 60 secs whoops♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE