TikTok is one of the world’s most popular apps for a reason. You don’t even need to know what it is to be familiar with some of these videos.
There’s more to TikTok than the controversy that surrounded the app when it first started.
Originally known as Musical.ly, TikTok has become Vine’s spiritual successor, a space where people get to upload their weirdest and dumbest videos without judgment. Although there’s still a lot of clips of kids lip syncing (I ignore those because they make me cringe), it’s an app that has grown on people. No one knows exactly what’s going on there, but I like it.
You don’t need to have a TikTok profile to have stumbled upon some of these videos, some of which have made people internet famous. Here are the 5 best TikToks that internet users of all ages should know about:
Crying Tik Tok Girl
I don’t know what was going on with this girl or why she chose to dance to Mariah Carey’s “Obsessed,” but her impact has been tremendous. “The crying girl from Tik Tok” is a phrase that most internet users understand and that has made us laugh and say “same.”
Brittany Broski, aka Kombucha Girl, has grown into an icon thanks to this video, embodying a meme that’s still referenced weeks after it was first published. I sincerely hope it lives on forever.
The effect of Dora the Explorer
Young ones (Gen-Zs) have a very sophisticated humor that makes other demographics feel old and dumb. This video is one of those, something that older people would never even think of. I think this girl is a genius.
The Mexicans have infiltrated Tik Tok pic.twitter.com/EtZx0mRmJL
— So Mexican ?? (@SoMexicans) January 4, 2019
Here is the perfect mix of a blooper and an asshole cat with great timing.
wait this is the best one pic.twitter.com/gjT1ZCFHab
— annabelle/ 2x emmy award winner bill hader (@mrtlprojections) January 7, 2019
Pretty Little Banana
And my favorite one of the bunch: Pretty Little Banana. There are no words that can accurately describe this video. Just watch.