How to find trending sounds on TikTok

TRENDING TikTok sounds can be real earworms and users have often wondered how they find a sound and scratch that itch.

Here’s how to find and download your favourite trending sounds.

There's a simple way to find and download your favourite sounds from TikTok


There’s a simple way to find and download your favourite sounds from TikTokCredit: Alamy

How do I find trending sounds on TikTok?

The best way to find your favourite sounds is to use TikTok’s search bar.

If you know the name of the song or sound you want, just open up the app, search the name and click on the ‘sounds’ tab.

However, if you don’t happen to know the name you can search “viral sounds” or similar hashtags to get a selection of the sounds that are most popular that day.

Other options include using a google search to find the name of the sound to search on TikTok.

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Even easier, if you have liked a video with the sound, just scroll through your likes to find it then click on the sound icon in the bottom right corner to see all the other videos using the same sound.

How do I download trending sounds on TikTok?

Once you have found the sound you’re looking for, it’s simple enough to download it.

Unfortunately, there is no direct tool on the app to download the sounds only, but there are a number of apps and websites available to help.

One method is to install a TikTok video downloader extension app which supports audio-only download.

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This allows you to separate the audio from the video and download them separately.

Similarly, you can copy the link to the video in question into a audio download website to achieve the same effect.

Always make sure any apps or websites are safe and from trusted sources.

However, if you don’t feel safe using third-party software, you can download videos, including the sound, from the TikTok app.

You can also add specific sounds to your ‘favourites’ list meaning that, while they aren’t downloaded, they are at your fingertips as long as you have internet coverage.

Which songs have gone viral on TikTok?

The sounds users encounter most often will differ because of the way the TikTok algorithm recommends videos in line with your preferences.

However, certain songs have gained traction across the platform, with most people encountering them on their for you page.

Spotify user LoudKult has created a playlist of the top viral songs on the app in 2023.

The list is topped by Sam Smith hit ‘Unholy’, with Harry Styles’ track ‘As it was’ and ‘Kill Bill’ by SZA rounding out the top three.

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