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Here are All of the Dance Tik Toks of 2019 That Had Us Copying These Moves All Year Long

This past year, we practically lived our lives on social media — and Tik Tok was increasingly our go-to app of choice. A favorite of both Millennials and Zoomers alike, the video-sharing social networking service is especially well known for starting the internet trends that invaded our pop culture world during 2019. Besides making social media stars out of everyday people and highlighting cutting edge innovations in beauty, makeup and visual effects, the Tik Tok community is also known for popularizing the latest dance crazes. 

Integrating perfectly synced choreography with the most popular songs of the year, Tik Tok makes its dance videos look so fun and easy. That’s why you’ll find that nearly everyone is willing to try to record at least one  — and we’re totally here for it. Whether they could actually dance or were just suffering from delusions of dancing grandeur, in 2019, everyone was busting a serious move. Here are the dances that had Tik Tok-ers grooving all year long. Maybe you’ll pick up a step or two. 

1. The Woah

Tik Tok / @jadenthekingsley

We’ve been hitting the Woah since 2018 but Tik Tok didn’t start this challenge until March of 2019. Suddenly, everyone and their little dog was making these videos. The beauty of this dance is in its simplicity. It’s simply a swift movement with one’s arms to the beat and it can be done to any song. If you search Tik Tok, you can see, Drake, Travis Scott and at least a million abuelitas hitting that Whoa.

2. “The Git Up”

Tik Tok / @ajani.huff

2019 was the year of rapping cowboys. We aren’t just talking about Lil’ Nas X — artist Blanco Brown contributed to Tik Tok’s love of a good ol’ two-step with his Git Up Challenge. Once he posted the video for his single, “The Git Up,” on YouTube (a video that included detailed instructions for the dance), Tik Tok users began recreating the two-step groove while putting their own unique spin on it. For a glorious moment, everyone on Tik Tok was a little bit country. 

3. The “Obsessed” Dance

Tik Tok / @hentai101

Obviously, we’re as obsessed with Mimi as anyone can be so we already had the choreography to her 2009 music video for “Obsessed” memorized before this challenge even became a thing. Still, the variations have been really fun to watch. Especially when MC herself took to Tik Tok and made her own video of herself doing the “Obsessed” dance. Talk about ICONIC.

4. The “Hey Julie” Challenge

Tik Tok / @oceangela

The “Hey Julie” Challenge involves a clip of music from a song called “Hey Julie” by KYLE feat. Lil Yachty. Before the Tik Tok challenge started, the song was heavily sampled by other musicians on YouTube, gaining massive popularity with other musicians. In the first half of 2019, popular Tik Tok posters shared videos of themselves performing a dance to this sample. They encouraged others to pick up on the cool rhythm and start the challenge. From there, “Hey Julie” was born. 

5. Spooky Scary Skeletons

Tik Tik / @autumnsklein 

This challenge is a true internet collaboration. The original “Spooky Scary Skeletons” is a 1996 children’s song that gained popularity when a YouTuber added it to the 1929 Disney short film, “The Skeleton Dance.” The Tik Tok Spooky Scary Skeleton Challenge was inspired by the dancing skeletons in this short. These dancing skeletons took over our Tik Tok feeds in October and that song is still stuck in our heads. 

6. Lotta Loot or The Chucky Cheese Challenge 

Tik Tok / @yoo.priscilla  

Much more complicated than the Floss, the Dab or the Woah, the Lotta Loot (also known as the Chucky Cheese Challenge) dominated Tik Tok this year for a reason. Namely, because it was just plain fun. Set to MadeinTYO’s song “Chucky Cheese,” each rendition of the dance is completely unique from the next one. Personally, we like the use of Jumex juice in this Tik Tok.

7. Drop Dance

Tik Tok / @dominicditanna1 

Many Tik Tok dance trends start with a song that is being promoted on YouTube and the Drop Dance is no different. Released by NoCopyrightSounds, the song “Cradles” by artist Sub Urban is the sound track for the Drop Dance challenge. The dance has been recreated thousands of times and has popped up on the most popular dance trends of 2019.  

8. HBS Dance

Tik Tik / @angietoday

The last Tik Tok trend of 2019 proves that sometimes simple things appeal most. The HBS Challenge sprouted from Lil Keed’s song of the same name. From his 2019 album “Viva Mexico,” that single’s beat and use of easy repetition was an instant hit with Tik Tok fans. Instantly, creative dancers came up with different ways they could present the rapper’s hook to their audiences. 

Bad Bunny’s ‘Yo Perreo Sola’ Music Video Has Drag, Female Empowerment, And Artistic Styling That Is World-Class

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Bad Bunny’s ‘Yo Perreo Sola’ Music Video Has Drag, Female Empowerment, And Artistic Styling That Is World-Class

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Bad Bunny is known to push gender norms and supports the LGBTQ+ community. His music videos are artistic expressions of the world he wants to live in. His latest music video for the song “Yo Perreo Sola” is catching everyone’s attention for several reasons including the trapero singing and dancing in full drag.

Bad Bunny starts his “Yo Perreo Sola” music video in a hot red leather drag outfit.

Like, dayum. The Puerto Rican trap star did not hold back. His look was everything as he gave us some “Oops…I Did It Again” dominatrix vibes. The fans were not prepared for this but it seems that most of them are all for Bad Bunny pushing boundaries even further in Latin trap.

The imagery is literally being celebrated for its strong statement for the LGBTQ+ community.

Bad Bunny was very outspoken about Alexa Negrón Luciano, a trans woman who was murdered in Puerto Rico and misgendered in media reports. The singer was on “The Late Show starring Jimmy Fallon” and used the moment to protest the treatment of Luciano’s legacy. Bad Bunny wore a shirt that read in Spanish, “They killed Alexa, not a man in a skirt.”

Bad Bunny fans were ready to defend their fave and his new music video.

To many, Latin trap is still a place where homophobia and misogyny fester in lyrics by some of the top performers. Bad Bunny is one artist that has been fighting against that culture from within. He has bent gender norms in music videos and it has set his career apart from other Latin trap musicians.

And they are all celebrating the anguish of straight men who listen to Bad Bunny and have social hang-ups.

The same homophobia in Latin trap is reflected within the community. Bad Bunny’s unapologetic willingness to take gender and flip it on its head is just one thing fans love about the trapero.

You can watch the full video below.

Bad Bunny never disappoints, does he?

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James Charles Gives Rosa From TikTok A Makeover And The Glow Up Is Everything

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James Charles Gives Rosa From TikTok A Makeover And The Glow Up Is Everything

James Charles / YouTube

Adam Martinez gifted the world Rosa on TikTok and the videos have become the needed humor right now. Every time you hear “Dude, come here” you know that Rosa is about to leave you in stitches. James Charles had Martinez on his YouTube channel for a makeover and it is a wonderful moment in Internet history.

Adam Martinez, a.k.a. Rosa, joined James Charles on his YouTube channel for a makeover.

The TikTok legend joined the YouTube beauty guru to chismear and try a new look on the iconic Rosa. While we know there is nothing wrong with her incredible makeup look, it was interesting to see Rosa all done up. We also got to learn a little bit about how Rosa came to be.

During the video, Martinez tells Charles about how he once ordered some lashes from a random lash company and what he got were huge eyelashes. Martinez immediately knew that he had to do something creative with them. He put them on and Rosa was born. Martinez also decided on the name Rosa because he wanted something that was not basic but basic.

People on social media were split on Martinez doing a video with Charles.

Charles fans were excited to see more of Rosa and learn about the iconic social media star. Rosa is the kind of Latina character we all know from our lives and the way Martinez plays the character is hilarious. We have all heard that one girl say, “Dude, come here.”

Martinez’s fans seemed less enthused to see Rosa sharing a screen with Charles.

Charles has created some controversial moments on social media. It seems that, to some people, the controversy was too much and have not forgiven him. The most stunning moment of controversy from Charles was his feud with Tati Westbrook that captured the attention of most people on social media.

Meanwhile, some fans just want to see Rosa grow and become the major Internet celeb she is destined to become.

There is nothing wrong with collabing with someone for content. Sure, there are some things that should be avoided because of the values they represent. However, collaborating with a beauty guru on YouTube seems pretty normal for these days.

It is something to celebrate for Martinez. He was famous on TikTok first and his star is starting to rise. Rosa is hilarious in the video and the fans are sharing their love for this kind of content in the YouTube comments.

Fans are already giving Martinez advice on what videos they want to see.

Credit: Hanna Holland / YouTube

Ummm, yes, please. Imagine seeing some of your favorite beauty gurus on YouTube all rocking Rosa-influenced makeup. From James Charles to Dulce Candy, there are no beauty influencers that wouldn’t look super cute in some Rosa style makeup looks. This is the content fans deserve.

You can watch the full makeover video below!

Get it, Rosa! You keep being the social media queen we all know you are!

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