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From "The Git Up" to the Girl Crying to "Obsessed" — These Were the Top TikTok Dances of 2019


Dec. 27 2019, Published 5:19 p.m. ET

Whether you want to admit it or not, you likely watched at least oneTikTokvideo in 2019 — and we can't blame you. Theshort video sharing appwent absolutely viral in 2019, and teenagers grew to immense popularity (likeCharli D'Amelioand Chase Hudson). Influencers from Instagram quickly began posting their own TikToks, and participating in the video trends.

Did your favorite TikTok dances of 2019 make the list?

As 2019 quickly draws to a close, we're compiling a list of the bestTikTok dances of 2019. From "Hit the Woah" to "The Git Up" to parodies over the girl crying to "Obsessed," these are the top TikTok dances from the year.

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Hit The Woah

For those who aren't as talented in the dancing department, The Woah was an easier-to-accomplish dance trend for TikTok in 2019. This movement involved just a simple wrist movement timed to a repeated bass drop. TikTok users tried to amp this up by doing the wrist snap during household chores, while in school, or in other places.

The bass drop comes from the song "Woah" by D3MSTREET.

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The "Obsessed" by Mariah Carey Dance

Back in July, 15-year-old Reese Hardy posted a video of her dancing to "Obsessed" by Mariah Carey... while crying. Prior to posting this video, Reese would get a respectable amount of likes on her videos, but this one got her nearly 3 million. The video went viral, and other users on TikTok posted parodies of themselves crying while dancing to it.

The dance also became a meme, and it even renewed popularity in the track itself.

Let's also not forget that the queen herself, Mariah Carey,posted a response to Reese's video.

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Hey Julie

Though "Hey Julie" by KYLE and Lil Yachty came out in Dec. of 2018, the song became at TikTok sensation in the spring of 2019. According to a May of 2019Forbesarticle, the song had been used in the background of more than 6 million TikToks. It was also reported that #HeyJulie was used in more than 120 million TikTok videos at the time of publication.

The precise timing of the dance moves made the song the background of a dance challenge. The drip and camera click sound effects were the basis of the dance, as well as a wrist movement timed with the lyrics "Wrist, wrist, wrist, wrist."

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The Git Up

After "Old Town Road" became an unprecedented country crossover hit, it didn't seem like "The Git Up" by Blanco Brown had a chance. But, many on TikTok made a dance for the country hit that included spins, grabbing an invisible cowboy belt buckle, and flailing arm movements. High schooler Harvey Bass's video went particularly viral, and he said he even got suspended for filming it while in school.

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Spooky Scary Skeletons

Once September hit and people began getting excited for Halloween, the Spooky Scary Skeletons trend (which is set to the song with the same name) went viral. The song's rise to fame came nearly 90 years after the song first came out in a 1929 Disney movie. Some content creators dressed as skeletons for the part, while others just did the dance, which, you guessed it, entails moving like a skeleton.

The best ones were with people who got in the Halloween spirit and dressed up.

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HBS Dance

Lil Keed's song became the background for this TikTok trend, which was popular for groups. You probably recognize this dance trend from the many users who posted choreographed dances on staircases or high school bleachers, and leaning back and forth to the beat of the song.

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The Chucky Cheese aka LottaLoot

The "Fill the room with the juice" lyric in "Chucky Cheese" by MadeinTYO put this song in the middle of a huge TikTok phenomenon. This was another popular group dance trend, and thousands of videos were made as part of the LottaLoot challenge.

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