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We are all quite familiar with the latest music as those trendy songs begin to climb the charts after their release. With the help of TikTok, songs that are considered old news are rejoining the charts after years of being released.

TikTok has become a very powerful app used by people all around the world. It peaked in popularity when the pandemic hit the world in 2020. The app is a video focused social networking service that’s heart is an endless reel of videos that can be scrolled through infinitely by users. Creators hold an infinite amount of audios to choose from that could become the next biggest trending audio.

This has brought some songs to the top of the charts years later after their release. Let’s take a look at some of them, in no particular order, down below.

Mayonaka no Door (Stay With Me) by Miki Matsubara was released back in 1979 into the City Pop genre. The song peaked at 28 in Japan when released then gained attention from Billboard in 2020 with sudden international attention. Now it’s her most streamed track.

Lento by Julieta Venegas was released in 2003 into the Latin Pop and Pop Rock genre. On its release it was a huge success and was expected to be remembered for being a good song. It regained traction in 2021 and remains one of her most streamed songs.

I Love You So by The Walters was released in 2014 in the Indie genre. The band didn’t stay together long and broke up in 2017 after not getting a record deal. A couple years later thanks to the song going viral, the band reunited and signed a record deal with Warner Music. The song landed into the charts and remains as one of the top songs in the Indie genre.

Nuestra Cancion by Monsieur Perine featuring Vicente Garcia was released in 2015 into the Pop genre. In October of 2021 the song became an overnight hit and charted over their latest releases and peaked at 13 for US Hot Latin Songs for Billboard.

Hasta La Raíz by Natalia Lafourcade was released in January 2015 into the Indie Pop genre. A track all too familiar with success after its debut, winning Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Alternative Song at the 16th Latin Grammy Awards. It  once again flew to the top of the charts in late 2021 after going viral.

and finally…

Mr Loverman  

by Ricky Montgomery was released in 2016 into the Alternative/Indie, Pop genre. It is his most streamed track today after being adopted by the anime community and used most by the fandom of the series Banana Fish. The artist quickly embraced the attention and made his way into the charts of US Viral 50 in 2020.

 


These are just some of the tracks that have gone viral and re entered or entered the charts for the first time years later because of its use on TikTok. I barely scratched the surface but they are some of the well known. It’s amazing what one video can lead to for an artist!