Gone Viral: Remember These TikTok #Challenges That Hit Over 1B Views?

As a platform anchored on creativity and self-expression, TikTok has become a haven for trendmakers online. Its highly engaged community transforms unique and inspiring content from the app into memorable cultural moments through every interaction. 

The last few months have seen the rise of many viral challenges across multimedia platforms with the most popular ones collectively earning over 1B views. Looking back to the trends that have gone viral, it all traces back to a TikTok video or creator that started it all.

With every new trend, the community grows exponentially, and a sense of belonging is reinforced as more and more creators join in, and post their own versions of popular videos. This creates an endless cycle of creative self-expression.

Here’s a look back at 10 TikTok Challenges that have gone viral among creators and fans, both on and off the app.

#talachallenge – 216M views in the Philippines

Filipino pop superstar, Sarah Geronimo’s single, Tala, broke boundaries as a TikTok challenge, with everyone from local celebrities, Kpop idols, and even Jollibee, sharing their versions on the app. 

#catriona – 125.8M views in the Philippines

In case you didn’t know, the music and choreography used for the #Catriona challenge are inspired by 2018 Miss Universe winner, Catriona Gray

#marikitdancechallenge – 964.6M views in the Philippines

Juan Caoile and Kyle Caplis’ catchy song, Marikit, grew in popularity after hundreds of TikTok users started learning the choreography for this dance trend, and posting their own take on the viral challenge.

#chinitagirl – 329.7M views in the Philippines

Filipino rapper Li’l Vinceyy’s song, Chinita Girl, combined with Austin Ong’s choreography, made the perfect dance challenge that everyone wanted to be a part of. 

#savagelove – 53M views in the Philippines, 1.1B views worldwide

Both the song and the dance moves for this viral challenge are so simple, yet so catchy. Literally anyone can do it, which could be the reason why so many have joined the trend.

#howichange – 363.8M views in the Philippines, 2.9B views worldwide

This challenge takes throwback photos to a whole new level. There’s no limit to how creative you can get with this TikTok photo filter combined with music from the app’s extensive library.

#pictureinpicture – 567.4M views in the Philippines

TikTok’s Picture in Picture sticker is a fun way to post about your crush-turned-boyfriend or girlfriend, or even your celebrity crushes, too!

#wipeitdown – 159.4M views in the Philippines, 10.1B views worldwide

Show off your best looks, as well as your editing skills, with the Wipe It Down Challenge. It’s so much fun that even A-list celebrities are doing it!

#videoreply – 71.2M views in the Philippines, 1.6B views worldwide

The video reply trend has helped boost interaction between members of the TikTok community by encouraging influencers to really connect with their followers, and giving fans an opportunity to reach out to the creators that they love. 

#TikTokU – 1.4B views in the Philippines

TikTok is a great platform for learning, as you will see when you browse through #TikTokU content. There’s a lot of information that you can pick up from these posts, from life hacks to fascinating facts.

Which among these viral TikTok challenges and trends are your favorite ones? Go ahead and try them all on your iOS and Android devices today.



  1. Lyka (mitra) Baqueros
    September 11, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    Karamihan po talaga sa mga pinoy nahihilig na sa tiktok at mas dumami pa po ang gumamit nito simula nung nag quarantine kaya hindi kataka taka na umaabot sa billion views..

  2. Antoniette Sanchez David
    September 12, 2020 at 6:20 am

    Ang galing talaga ng opm song dahil naging trending sila sa mundo ng tiktok good job mga kapwa pinoy proud ako sa inyo,

  3. Erica Sosing
    September 12, 2020 at 6:23 am

    Sobrang Ganda rin po ang Tiktok app kasi they are showing their talents and creative ideas on doing some tiktok videos.😊 Nakakaaliw at nakaka good vibes sya panoorin.😍 Sana din po na gamitin nila sa maayos Yun tiktok at gabayan pa rin ng mga parents Yun mga kids nila sa pag gamit ng apps na eto. 😊 Tiktok is not only educational but also entertainment and doing creative videos, they reinforce tiktok as a safe online environment for showcasing everyone’s individuality, creativity and passion.😊

  4. Maribel Cordovilla
    September 12, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Sobra nmn tlga nakaka enjoy magTikTok. Lalo na ngayong pandemic period… And nakakaenjoy din manood nakakabawas ng stress, pwede mo gayahin habang pinapanood and nakakaganda ng mood.
    Tunay na talented tlga ang mga pinoy😊

  5. Ellaine parame
    September 12, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Proud tayo mga Pinoy at tinatangkilik ng buong mundo ang Filipino Tiktok 😍 Talaga namang talented kasi i tayo 😍 Nakakaaliw at nakakawala ng stress manood ng Tiltok😊

  6. Bessie Ramos
    September 12, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    Ang galing tlga ng pinoy ang tatalented nkkproud sila grabe ang lalaki ng views nila tlga naman kasing nkakaaliw ang mga dance challenge nila

  7. Jeng Manalo
    September 14, 2020 at 12:07 am

    Ang sarap naman kasi talagang magtiktok , kaya mga pilipino aliw na aliw sa app na ito plus opm pa kaya kinikilala na sa buonh mundo.Nakakatanggal talaga ng stress ang pagtitiktok yung iba nakita pa gamit ang tiktok wag lang abusuhin ang paggamit.Husay ng mga pilipino naipapakita ang kanilang mga talento sa ganitong mga pamamaraan

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