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7 TikTok Dance Moves You Can Learn At Home

TikTok is filled with short, fun dance routines that you can watch for endless hours (trust me, I've done it), share with friends, and learn at home with STEEZY.

But, let's face it.

If you don't have a dance background, the short, hard to follow tutorials on TikTok can be a frustrating roadblock to joining in on the fun.

Here are simple, easy ways you can learn the 7 most popular moves on TikTok.

1. The CitiRokk

The CitiRokk is that one SUPER POPULAR TikTok dance move where you rock your body from side to side and cross your arms in front of your chest.

Watch this video with the move’s creator, CitiBoyRio, to see how the move took over TikTok!


While the CitiRokk was popularized on TikTok by the Renegade dance routine, CitiBoyRio just dropped a new routine of his own!

Learn the CitiRokk Shuffle routine just in time before it goes viral. 😎

Hit this link to learn both the CitiRokk and the CitiRokk shuffle step-by-step on STEEZY Studio.

2. The Woah

Just WATCHING people hit the Woah gets me excited.

It's simple, hype, and easy to apply to any song with a dope bass beat.

If you've been lurking on TikTok for any time at all, you've probably already seen it yourself and understand how it's supposed to look.

How you create the reverb motion, where to position your arms, and when to move your body to hit the beat on time is all you need to learn. 👇

3. The Swagg Bouncee

Do your hips naturally sway from side to side when a good song comes on?

Think of the Swagg Bouncee as your natural hip-sway's cooler, trendier sibling.

Lil Rich Swagg, who created the Swagg Bouncee, says to “Stay on your tippy toes to get a full range of motion,” in his STEEZY Studio class.

By committing to the move and making it bigger, you'll look more confident!

4. The Kangsta Wok

In the video below, this TikTok dance move's creator, Zaya Sosho, explains how he based the Kangsta Wok on a "dip" move he saw during a cypher.

When you do the Kangsta Wok, make sure not to over- or under-exert your energy.

Attack each level drop with a little intensity to make the move look extra hype, but don't go so hard that your body tenses up!

You want to make it look effortlessly cool. 😎

Still not totally sure how to make that happen?

Don't worry... Zaya Sosho will teach you in the tutorial below!

Use this guide to help to you practice too!

5. The Smeeze

This move first entered the dance scene in 2009, but at the time, it was mainly used during battles and parties.

When TikTok arrived in 2018, the move's creator, Chonkie, knew this was the perfect platform to bring the Smeeze to the next level.

With hashtags like #SMEEZEEVERYWHERE, and dance crews like the Jabbawockeez picking it up, the Smeeze quickly became a TikTok favorite.

You can learn more about it from Chonkie himself in this video!

While millions of people are, in fact, Smeezin' everywhere, the move can be a little tricky due to the alternating movements of the arms and legs.

Use this step-by-step tutorial to get the timing jussssst right!

6. The Bust Down

As far as TikTok dance moves go, the Bust Down is definitely on the sexier end of the spectrum.

Characterized by a scoop/thrust motion of the hips, the move is great for raunchy club jams like "Thotiana" by Blueface – the song that popularized the move!

If adding a lil sexy swagger to your movement feels like climbing Mt. Everest, know that practice and repetition will be your best friend!

STEEZY's tutorial breaks the move down simply and efficiently, so you can learn it in just 9 minutes and repeat sections LITERALLY AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT.

Trust us, you'll have swag down to a science.👨‍🔬

7. The Cosby Walk

Yes, when executed the right way, the simple act of marching can become a dope dance move!

Watch our video with Rated R, creator of the Cosby Walk, to see exactly what we mean:

As you're learning this move, make sure you're placing your feet firmly on the floor and evenly distributing your weight!

If your bottom half is weak and wobbly, you'll look more bambi than bad@$$.

Related article: Why Staying Light On Your Feet Is Actually Bad Advice

As much as we love watching the mesmerizing 15-second dance tutorials that already live on TikTok. ..

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Meet the choreographers behind some of TikTok’s most viral dances

There is, and seemingly always has been, a dance for every letter of the alphabet. From the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance of the Middle Ages (in which residents of the Staffordshire village run around with reindeer antlers) to the traditional Greek Zonaradiko (whereby dancers hold on to one another’s belts), we have always loved a good routine. Yet while you could peer into an 1870s debutante ball or a 1970s disco and see people following a set of steps, our modern era seems altogether less structured. In the 90s and early 2000s, only the occasional Macarena inspired a school dance hall to move in sync. Then, in 2017, along came TikTok.

In just three years, the video-sharing app, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, has been downloaded over a billion times, making it the seventh most downloaded app of the decade. Immensely popular with Generation Z, TikTok hosts short clips – ranging from three to 60 seconds – in which people lip-sync, perform skits, or take on challenges. Yet it is dancing that TikTok is best known for. Every week, a different dance craze goes viral, prompting living rooms around the globe to shake as viewers join in the fun.

In the six months spanning September 2019 to February 2020, various renditions of the Renegade – a routine set to the hip-hop song “Lottery” by K CAMP – were viewed over 1.6 billion times on the app. The dance was shared by everyone from Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown to former FLOTUS Michelle Obama, and was covered everywhere from the New York Times to The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I love seeing people come together and have fun,” says the routine’s original choreographer, 14-year-old Jalaiah Harmon.

Moves like dabbing, flossing, and hitting the woah (making a circular movement with the fists before freezing on the beat) have spread far and wide thanks to online video and Fortnite’s “emote” actions. Yet TikTok is different. The app has not given rise just to one-off moves, but has birthed a number of complete and complex routines.

Despite its reputation as an app for bored teens in their bedrooms, many of TikTok’s most popular dances are created by professional choreographers. “Social media and TikTok changed everything in our industry,” says Greg Chapkis, a choreographer who created a dance to Daddy Yankee’s song “Con Calma” that blew up in February 2019. “I was getting tagged in not just hundreds but thousands of videos with my choreography… It’s crazy that so many dancers and people that don’t dance got moved by it.”

Some popular TikTok routines take days to invent, others are created in five minutes; some are designed with internet fame in mind, others take off organically. TikTok virality has wide-reaching ramifications: the app has launched songs such as Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” and Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” to number one spots on the US Billboard charts, and has given a new lease of life to old songs, such as when the 1956 hit “Tonight You Belong To Me”, by sister act Patience and Prudence, became popular in summer 2019. Though musicians don’t directly make money from their songs being used on TikTok, many have recognised it as a powerful marketing tool, and some artists and labels pay famous TikTokers to dance to their music.

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Yet despite the power TikTok choreographers have, it isn’t always easy to determine the original creator of a dance. Dance challenges can explode so quickly on the app that it can be difficult to trace their origins, especially as many TikTokers like to put their own spin on routines. In practice, this means that already-famous TikTokers can often steal the limelight from lesser-known dancers. This has been particularly troubling for black creators, like Harmon, who have frequently seen white TikTokers get credit for their routines. Reporting on Harmon's Renegade in February 2020, New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz argued that mainstream influencers "co-opt" the "cutting-edge dance community online". Since the beginning of the year, many TikTok stars have begun tagging original creators in their captions.

It’s no wonder choreographers want credit – a successful TikTok account can bring in money from brands who pay influencers to post sponsored content and adverts on their profiles. “My whole life revolves around TikTok,” says 20-year-old influencer Michael Le, who frequently posts three videos a day to the app. Le now earns 80 per cent of his income from TikTok; he has more than 23 million followers, and labels have paid him to promote their music. Earlier this year, Harmon posted her first piece of sponsored content (for Warner Bros’ new Scooby-Doo movie) and also launched her own merchandise range; hoodies sell for $45 (£36) on her official site. Still, other TikTokers struggle to earn money. The app has no in-built revenue-making mechanism like YouTube’s AdSense, and so for many TikTokers tons of views don’t equate to tons of money.

Despite TikTok’s Chinese origins, seven of the top ten most-followed TikTokers in the world are American. This is partly because the Chinese version of the app – Douyin – is run separately due to government restrictions. Though nearly four times as many people had downloaded TikTok in India than in the US (before India banned the app in July), TikTok’s 2019 round-up of its most popular videos demonstrated that Americans dominate the app, possibly because of the popularity of the English language and American music (this could change in the future as the US moves to restrict TikTok). Elsewhere, keen TikTokers often translate hit songs into their own languages in order to add their own spin to dance crazes.

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Many of the dance routines that take off on TikTok are set to hip-hop songs. Erik Saradpon, a choreographer who has won honours at the World Hip-Hop Championship, puts this down to the genre’s universal appeal. “Hip-hop and pop music are the most mainstream music to young people. It’s the same reason why you see so much hip-hop in commercials,” he says. Saradpon says that TikTok has now influenced particular movements and phrasing in hip-hop choreography, and says the app is “definitely sparking creativity in people of all ages.

How does this creativity strike? Here, TikTok creators explain how they came up with their dances – and demonstrate how you can give them a go.

The Renegade by Jalaiah Harmon, 14

Song: “Lottery (Renegade)” by K CAMP

Jalaiah Harmon

The Renegade has 21 steps and should take between 15 and 20 seconds to perform. The dance is made up of moves involving the arm and upper body, making it easier than routines with tricky footwork. Start with a woah, followed by extending your arms into a downwards clap, then swing and wave your arms before snapping your fingers. Harmon explains the dance is a medley of already popular moves – learn those and you’ll find it easier to master the routine.

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Harmon takes hip-hop, ballet and jazz classes, and invented the dance after school in her Atlanta bedroom in September 2019. “I’m really proud to be a dancer right now because it’s a cool talent,” she says. The Renegade’s huge success had multiple ramifications, from K CAMP retitling his song to include the name of the dance to the teen’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I think it’s really cool when I see celebrities doing my dance,” says Harmon, who now has over 2.3 million followers on TikTok and her own agent. “For people my age, when you’re a good dancer, you’re popular, and a lot of people respect and admire you.”

The Git Up by Ajani Huff, 19, and Davonte House, 21

Song: “The Git Up” by Blanco Brown

Ajani Huff and Davonte House

Half-brothers Ajani Huff and Davonte House popularised The Git Up on TikTok off the back of country rapper Blanco Brown’s song of the same name. Brown uploaded an Instagram video of himself line dancing to the song in April 2019; Huff and House filmed their spin on the routine in a gazebo by a New York lake in May. Another teen TikToker, UK-based Harvey Bass, helped their routine go viral in June, and the brothers later collaborated with him, filming other dances together for the app.

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To join in, start with your arms hanging out by your sides, bent at the elbows, before performing the footwork of the “cowboy boogie” – crossing and uncrossing one leg behind the other. Grab the bottom of your shirt while thrusting, spin around, swing your knees in and out, and you’ve git it down.

“We wanted it to blow up but we didn’t expect it,” says House, who explains he and his brother take between “literally a minute” and hours to choreograph dances for the app. The pair say the secret to TikTok success is “something that’s easy but hard” at the same time. “Like, you’re capable of doing it, but it looks hard to others,” House explains.

Con Calma by Greg Chapkis, 40

Song: “Con Calma” by Daddy Yankee feat. Snow

Greg Chapkis

Greg Chapkis, choreographer on Daddy Yankee’s 2019 music video for “Con Calma”, didn’t create the dance with social media in mind. Nonetheless, his routine took over the internet – the music video has 1. 8 billion YouTube views and the #ConCalma hashtag has 455 million views on TikTok.

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To join in, lean backwards and tuck one leg behind the other while bringing your hands up. Turn around on the tips of your toes and slide your knee out to the side. “People were asking me non-stop for a tutorial,” says Chapkis, explaining that his social media profiles “exploded” after the dance was released. The choreographer has been teaching for 24 years – his mother owns a studio in Ukraine, where he grew up before moving to San Francisco.

“I feel dancers were always in the background to the artist, and now dancers are creating their own lane,” he says. On YouTube, a behind-the-scenes video of one of Chapkis’ rehearsals for Con Calma has been viewed over 77 million times. He says virality has allowed him to teach sold-out classes across the globe, meaning it has also increased his opportunities to travel. “I feel really happy and proud,” he says.

Savage by Keara Wilson, 19

Song: “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion

Keara Wilson

“I was scrolling through TikTok and I noticed people were basically doing the same dances over and over again, so I decided to switch it up a bit,” says 19-year-old Keara Wilson, a military student from Ohio. Wilson spent an hour coming up with her routine to Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” in the hopes of going viral – she created three or four different endings but decided on the least challenging option to help viewers.

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For the main part of the dance, thrust your elbow to the side and then bring your arm over your head, shake your shoulders and bum before forming a cross with your arms, and stick out your tongue and waggle your fingers by your head in time with the “acting stupid” lyric.

Wilson, who hopes to make a career out of TikTok, was overwhelmed when the routine blew up in March 2020. She has been dancing for ten years and was also a cheerleader in high school. Since her routine went viral, Wilson has got an agent and launched her own merchandise – though her career is just starting. In April, when Beyoncé released a remix of “Savage”, Wilson dropped another routine which quickly accumulated just under 200,000 likes.

“It made me speechless, very speechless, I was in disbelief,” Wilson says of going viral the first time. “I actually cried tears of joy because this is something I’ve always wanted to do.”

7 Rings by Devin Santiago, 26

Song: “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande

Devin Santiago

It was Christmas Day and Devin Santiago’s best friend was feeding her newborn baby when he first came up with a routine to Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings”. Santiago, who is 26 and from New Jersey, took between 15 and 20 minutes to choreograph the dance while the baby ate; afterwards, he and his friend filmed the dance in his older sister’s bedroom. “I was so excited, it’s such a good feeling when you make up something and you feel so confident that it’s good,” he says.

Santiago has been dancing for 18 years and is also in film school – he says the outfits, backdrop, and theme to a TikTok video are almost as important at the dance itself.

To join in with the thousands of others who’ve danced his dance, swing each elbow to the side in turn before putting your hands up, palms outwards. Bring your hands down and your knees up while snapping your fingers, and then cross your arms and jump, splaying your legs, before doing your best spin.

Hey Julie by Michael Le, 20

Song: “Hey Julie!” by KYLE feat. Lil Yachty

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TikTok dances constantly evolve: while one person may create two or three steps to a song, someone else might add two or three more that push it to go viral. Multiple people can be credited with the moves in the viral TikTok routine to KYLE’s “Hey Julie!”, but 20-year-old Michael Le from Florida was the first to popularise a full routine on the app (and has the coveted “Original” tag for uploading the song). It is likely the special effects he used in the background of the video helped capture attention – his video is animated with light blurs and lyrics that pop up on screen.

In this case, the lyrics prove highly instructional. Wave your hands at “Hey Julie”, and pull at your shirt four times when you hear “drip, drip, drip, drip”. Throw your arms to one side and move them in sync to the lyric “wrists, wrists, wrists, wrists” – then you’ve got the gist, gist, gist, gist.

“Honestly, I made that dance up in ten minutes and we recorded it immediately after,” says Le, who earns all of his income posting content on TikTok and Instagram. Le is paid by both record labels and brands to promote music and products – he most frequently works with an energy drinks company and a clothing brand. In May 2020, he began to rent a luxurious house (complete with indoor and outdoor pools) with his influencer earnings.

In total, Le has nine years of dance training. “The dancing on TikTok obviously isn’t super-duper intricate or expert, but because I have training, I’m able to execute movements in a way that’s different from someone who doesn’t have that experience, it looks a lot more natural,” he says.

Out West Challenge by Nicole Bloomgarden, 19

Song: “Out West” by Jackboys & Travis Scott feat. Young Thug

Nicole Bloomgarden

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When famous TikTokers performed 19-year-old PR student Nicole Bloomgarden’s routine at an NBA game in February 2020, she decided it was time she got credit for her dance. Bloomgarden developed the #OutWestChallenge in December 2019, a day after the song was released, making it “easy to replicate” in the hopes of going viral.

Bloomgarden got her wish: famous TikTokers like Charli D’Amelio began doing her dance in the following months and the challenge soon spread, but Bloomgarden got no credit (like Harmon, she didn’t have the “Original” tag on TikTok because she didn’t upload the track and her video together). When celebrities including Usher began doing the dance, she spoke out on Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube, finally earning recognition for the routine.

To do the dance: hit the whoa, clap your extended hands, shimmy your shoulders forwards, cross your arms, point your elbows to the side, and extend your arms to the ceiling.

“All I want to do is entertain,” says Bloomgarden, who went to dance classes when she was a child but is mostly self-taught. “I want to be able to put people in a better mood.”

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How to dance in the social network Tik Tok ✩

What dances are the most popular on Tik Tok. How to learn popular dance moves. Recommendations for filming and editing commercials.

In recent years, social networks have become a common way to earn money and self-realization. Today, Tik Tok is a social network that allows you to shoot music videos, broadcast live, shoot duets and communicate through correspondence. The opportunities that TikTok provides to those who have managed to make themselves known attract more and more people who want to shoot dances on video and post them on TikTok. But, unfortunately, not everyone understands what needs to be done for this.

Popular Tik Tok dances

There are many types of dances performed by Tik Tok users. Someone moves arbitrarily to the beat of the music, while someone repeats well-known dance styles. The most popular dances on Tik Tok:

Tutting. This dance is a movement of the hands that gives the impression of an uninterrupted puzzle. An important rule of tatting is the geometric position of the hands.

Dance from the video for the song "Padkaya" in Tik Tok. This dance was first performed by members of the NLO group to the track "Padkaya". After that, a challenge was launched with the hashtag #greedy. From that moment on, the dance began to gain popularity and is now performed by many tiktokers.

Shuffle. These are fast dance moves with the feet. Shuffle is a fairly old dance style that originated in Australia in the late 80s.

In fact, the choice of dances is quite wide, on Tik Tok you can find clips with other performances. In this case, you should focus only on your skills and preferences.

How to record a dance on tik tok?

After you have chosen and learned the dance to be performed, you can start recording the clip. To get a high-quality video without unnecessary nerves, you should carefully prepare for the shooting stage.

  1. An important component of a good video is the right musical accompaniment, so you need to allocate enough time to choose the right track. You should choose more popular songs - this will help break into the recommendations and become noticed. Today, the most commonly used are: Tim Beloruskih - Vitaminka; Dynoro, Gigi D'Agustino - In My Mind; Tommee Profitt, Fleurie, Jung Youth - In The End; Kazka - Cried; Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody.
  2. The next step in preparing to shoot is to check the battery of the phone or other gadgets that will be used for recording. By charging all the equipment in advance, you can avoid unexpected interruption of video shooting.
  3. You must rehearse the dance before starting the recording. In order to reduce the number of takes and cope with the task as early as possible, it is recommended to repeat the dance several times and make sure that all movements are debugged.
  4. When the preparatory stage is completed, select the speed of the music and turn on the recording.

Shooting tips

The chance of being noticed and winning the hearts of the audience largely depends on the quality of the videos. A memorable nickname can also attract attention. And in order to get a good picture at the output, you should pay special attention to setting up and installing the camera, as well as editing the resulting clip.

Setting up the phone

The best option for setting up the phone on which the video will be recorded is a pre-purchased tripod. However, if there is no tripod, then you can do without this item - just place the device on a shelf or table and properly strengthen it. In this case, the most important thing is that you can be clearly seen during the recording. It is better to choose a place for shooting illuminated, but not too bright.

Video editing

You can correct light imperfections, correct color and add effects both in Tik Tok itself and in other applications and programs. But it is important not to overdo it in an effort to make the video better. All effects should look harmonious and appropriate.

How to learn to dance for tik tok?

If you have experience in dancing, then it will not be difficult for you to make a high-quality video for tik tok. However, if you have not dealt with dancing, you will have to try. An excellent outlet for those who do not know how to dance will be the numerous dance tutorial videos that are freely available.

See how to dance on tik tok with your hands here:

Learn how to dance on tik tok with your feet here Anyone can declare themselves on TikTok - the main desire. There are many ways to get a large number of viewers. In our blog, you can find enough information about creating content on TikTok and promoting it. How to make money on Tiktok, read our article

TikStar service can become another assistant in gaining popularity. TikStar is a site for cheating likes. Increasing the number of hearts will help you get into the recommendations, which means increasing your audience.

Why tiktok-pop is so popular and why it should die

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Why tiktok-pop is so popular and why it should die0003

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2020 is the year when smiling dancing people conquered not only tiktok, but also the charts. The massive arrival of tiktokers in music is a purely Russian phenomenon: there is no such thing anywhere in the world. True, there is nothing to rejoice here. Vladimir Zavialov investigates the reasons for the popularity of tiktok-pop and sentences him to death.

The triumph of tiktokers in Russia is a vivid illustration of the age-old formula: first they don't notice you, then they don't take you seriously, then they hate you, and then you win. A couple of years ago, the reaction to tiktok was in the spirit of “oh, is this an application where schoolchildren dance? Haha, that's funny." Now it's no longer funny. Bloggers got tired of dancing to other people's tracks, they started recording their own. Then these tracks began to storm the charts.

At the beginning of 2021, everyone counts with TikTokers. Firstly, Russian TikTok has already spawned one superstar on a federal scale: last year Danya Milokhin from Orenburg sang with Timati, Dzhigan and Baskov and got on the cover of GQ. Secondly, the rest are not far behind: Valya Karna.val, Artur Babich, Yegor Ship — now these names are known not only to those who kill hours on the Chinese social network, but also to tabloid readers and listeners of music from the charts.

Artur Babich's hit (the really good song "Marmalade") has only 3 million views on YouTube, but it was not made for him

It’s quite difficult to find a suitable conceptual apparatus to describe tiktok pop — bloggers’ music sounds like everything that flies into the charts: plain rap, Zhukov-pop, Korzh-pop . But the genre still has one characteristic feature: bloggers' songs are made with the initial expectation of mass dances on tiktok. Therefore, most often the output is ultra-short tracks, from the start giving a sticky refrain through the gases.

Moreover, the ability to eat into the head of these refrains is provided by the simplest methods. For example, repeating the same line or even a word. As an example, “Fendi” by Siberian Rakhim Abramov (the richest tiktoker in Russia, for a minute), where the brand name is simply repeated in the chorus under an overloaded bass.

Overdriven bass is also a feature of tiktok rap. Last but not least, thanks for this to Slava Marlow, who successfully tested the technique on Morgenstern's "Legendary Dust" (we wrote about this experiment in detail) and turned it into a mandatory item in the manual for tiktok assaults.

Slava is not a stranger to Tiktok himself: his solo career began to accelerate from the track “TikTok Challenge”, where he repeats “I can do it like this, wow, like this I can” - now it’s been filmed for about 900 thousand videos for this track. Here you can see another of the distinguishing features of tiktoker tracks - they sing and read about the craft! The song "I'm at home" by Dani Milokhin is based on this: "I have a goal, and I remember about it. / I cook content like a chef" - why not representative?

Yesterday's bloggers master the trends really famously and smartly. Another question is, are they doing it well?

Let's repeat: the expansion of TikTok bloggers into show business is a purely Russian case, while in the West the social network is just an artist's tool for promoting music (hello, Lil Nas X!).

"Fendi, Fendi, Fendi, Fendi, Fendi"

This is the problem - tiktokers go to music most often with a zero musical background. The aforementioned Rakhim Abramov admits in Basta's show that he began to study music at the age of 21, after conquering tiktok. His "Fendi" is absolutely, excuse me, a type trap about something that glitters beautifully and is well called . Rapper Ganvest appears on the same show and accuses Rakhim: he stole the chorus of this song from me! True or not, “Fendi” really sounds a little secondary: as if a prudent neural network scanned popular rap tracks of recent years, absorbed all the canons and rules, and composed a song on this basis.

Of course, criticizing bloggers for "getting into rap with us" is bad manners in 2021. As well as organize a witch hunt and reproach with plagiarism. Or accuse me of being voiceless.

But here's the thing. Anton Vagin, summing up the results in pop music for the past year, is looking for the rhythms of the nineties in the music of tiktokers. But bloggers inherited the worst of that decade's pop music, that "you can make a star out of anyone" feeling.

So, over some Anya Pokrov, the shadow of Lena Zosimova, probably the most untalented singer, hangs ominously 90s, the performers of "Girlfriends" - probably the most creepy song of the era. Only if in the case of Zosimova the box office was made by the administrative resources of her father (for reference: the premiere of the song took place on almost all FM radio stations in the country, and the clip was in hot rotation more or less everywhere), media mogul Boris Zosimov, then Anya Pokrov converted tiktok capital into musical capital - and the senile grumbling in the spirit of "computer and producers (in the sense, songwriters and sound engineers) work wonders" gains its former strength here.

Vali Karna.val's "Psychic" is very similar to Bebe Rexha's "I'm a Mess". So many questions, so few answers0003

Of course, in 2021 we woke up already accustomed to leased beats, samples wandering from track to track, and baiting as a given. But here is the song (especially the video) "Crazy House" by Vali Karna.val sets the peak of listener's anger - how could you steal everything from Bibi Rexsa in such a rhinoceros way: both the melody, the theme of the lyrics, and the script of the video? And this is not to mention the fact that Valya, forgive me for being direct and rude, cannot sing at all - which even auto-tuning cannot hide.

And there is another bad flashback out of 90's. Do you know what tiktok houses are like? Good old production centers with all the consequences. As an example, there is a fresh story about Lemonade House and harassment of the members of the house by their producer. We already seem to have forgotten about this, but here it is: the producers are in place, and the most vile things that accompany this word, and show business is the same as before.

But the main problem is to find the Tiktokers themselves in the music of tiktokers. It is clear that pop music in its current state is a product of collective efforts, but the efforts of bloggers are often close to zero.

Tiktok-pop produces a minimum of critical meanings. Tiktok pop parasitizes on the pop music of the present. Tiktok-pop is a bastard and a geek of culture. Tiktok-pop is a momentary imprint of time, which will quickly be swept away by the fresh snowfalls of zeitgeist.

This is where we come to the main question - why did tiktok pop resonate so much in Russia in 2020?

A fresh clip of Mia Boyka and Anya Pokrov makes you remember the golden years of the Kraski group

It’s tempting and convenient in this case to blame the damned pandemic: there are no concerts and tours, it’s stupidly nowhere to highlight newcomers in live and check their concert performance stupidly nowhere - it’s logical, that in a year without concerts, labels began to sign people who are obviously not strong in live shows (because they are not musicians!), but by the start of their career they already had media capital and some kind of fame.

But perhaps the real reason is something else.

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