TikTok is a social media video app that revolutionized video editing and clip making, allowing users to make various attention-grabbing content without prior media editing skills.
Although the app was made available to the world in August 2018 after its initial September 2016 release in the Chinese market, we have the lockdowns of 2020, AKA the COVID-year, to thank for the sudden rave over TikTok videos.
One can hardly blame the over 1billion users for their excitement, though, as there is a niche for everyone! From comedy videos to memes, dance videos, and various trends and challenges, among others, there’s a whole world of fun and adventure sure to have you rolling with laughter.
Here’s a list of some of the most liked TikTok videos of all time; whether you’re a connoisseur of the arts, a lover of thrill, or a dancer at heart, these most liked TikTok videos are sure to be a delight.
1. Bella Poarch dancing to “M to the B.”
Announced by TikTok on the morning of December 2nd, 2020, as TikTok’s biggest video of the year, Bella Poarch lip-syncing and head bobbing to “M to the B” caused quite the stir among the online community. This TikTok quickly became the most-liked TikTok video of all time with over a 47million likes!
The “M to the B” viral video of Bella Poarch showcases the simplicity at the heart of TikTok’s audiences; one of those beautiful scenarios where less truly is more. We see in this trend that one does not need dangerous thrills or award-winning theatre performances to hold the audience captive.
The best part of Bella Poarch’s TikTok video is her facial expressions, and we see the best performance yet as she uses spot-on expressions, along with crossed eyes while bobbing her head to the “M to the B” soundtrack.
2. Franek Bielak’s Hyper-Realistic Drawing
“Breathtaking,” “Stunning,” “Surreal,”… These and many more awe-depicting words are what come to mind on viewing any of Franek Bielak’s works of art. The 15-year-old artist will leave you wondering about the lines that separate reality from imagination. Cool stuff, I promise.
Of all Franek Bielak’s hyper-realistic drawings, that which makes this list of most liked TikTok videos showcases five (5) different mouths with objects in them. The artist calls it his best drawing, and for one so real you can almost touch the gloss, who can argue?
This hyper-realistic drawing video is said to have taken Franek Bielak about 23 hours to complete, garnering over 43 million likes as a TikTok. You don’t have to be interested in the arts to enjoy this TikTok video. Just come with an open mind and the expectation to be wowed because anything is possible.
3. Nick Luciano Lip-Synching to “SugarCrash”
Nick looks so adorable and goofy in this video, and he captures the whole vibe of the song without projecting the cloud of misery embedded in the lyrics. He dresses in nice clothes, cocks his head slightly backward, and proceeds to fill the screen and delight his fans.
Though he does it with minimal movement, he makes us smile about a song written to express dire gloom. It’s no wonder it went viral. He earned a pretty dime for his efforts too.
4. Billie Eilish’s First TikTok
You would have to be a star-struck Billie Eilish fan to understand the hype surrounding this TikTok video where nothing happened. That notwithstanding, with over 39 million at this time, it’s safe to say that Billie Eilish’s first TikTok is one of the most liked TikTok videos yet.
Another proof that you don’t need much to pull a crowd is TikTok. Billie Eilish’s first shows her lying down while using the ‘Time Warp Scan’ filter and laughing when confronted with the results.
It is clear that for this TikTok video, Billie Eilish is the content. One is not interested in what she does or doesn’t do, that she exists on the space alone is enough for her fans; she is the content, period. If you’re wondering how it is on the right side of fans, remember this TikTok.
5. Peeling a Banana by Khaby Lame
Khaby Lame is one of those who seem to have cracked the hack to what gets the ‘funny bone’ in humans cracking. He doesn’t talk in videos, communicating with his signature facial expressions and hand gestures at the end of videos as he highlights the silliness of certain things shared on the internet.
Unsurprisingly, there is much content for him to pick from on today’s internet, but the all-time favorite with over 37 million likes is where Khaby Lame shows how to peel a banana in reaction to another TikTok video, the same matter.
The original video prompting his reaction is someone showing how to peel a banana and use a butcher’s knife to get the job done. Khaby Lame, in his iconic reaction, stares into the camera with his signature look as he proceeds to peel the banana normally with his hand.
6. This Cute Cat Pawing a Cardboard Box
Cats and their toys will always be fun to see, and watching this cute ginger cat try to get to the bottom of a cardboard box will have you grinning from ear to ear. I mean, it is hard not to love that.
In this TikTok video, we get to see our feline ginger friend scratching at the bottom of a cardboard box with one paw. She then takes a break from scratching, putting her head into the cardboard box, trying to see whatever it is that has her attention – after which the pawing continues, of course.
Although a seemingly basic video on furry curiosity, with the cat reaching for what we can only assume to be the camera recording, the TikTok garnered about 34.5 million likes, making it one of TikTok’s most liked videos at the moment. Never underestimate the power of cute animal antics.
7. Removing Mask from Cup Handle by Khaby Lame
Life is already hard enough as it is, but some people seem to enjoy making it harder. Thankfully, Khaby Lame is always on the lookout to call out social media influencers and other users when they make herculean tasks out of what should be a straightforward affair. The best part? He does it all without having to say a word.
This TikTok video shows how to remove a nose mask from a cup handle when stuck. In contrast to the initial video where the person breaks the cup’s handle, the simplicity of the task is part of what makes this great.
With a facial expression that seems to scream, “what exactly were you thinking?” Khaby Lame removes the nose mask from the cup handle and shakes his head at the camera. It quickly became one of the most liked TikTok videos, with about 34.6 million likes.
8. Demi Rose the Baby Being Adorable
It is said that the only recipients of unconditional love are women, children, and dogs, but they forgot to emphasize babies! No one can resist a good baby picture or story; they make everything in the world seem fine with their warm eyes and innocent smiles.
Meet baby Demi Rose, an adorable little girl who rose to fame before she even turned two just from being cute and smiling in what has become one of TikTok’s viral videos with over 34 million likes and counting.
Baby power at its finest, the video features baby Demi Rose lying down while being played with and sang to by an adult whose hands were the only thing shown in the video. One cannot say if her cute smile or excited response to the singing and her face being played with makes this video a delight, but we can all agree that it makes you believe everything will be alright.
9. Opening a Door by Khaby Lame
What possible reason could one have for not being able to open a door? I promise you; it’s not a new security system, confusing maze of locks and patterns, or an ancient door handle turning technique thought lost to humankind. It is very simple and surprisingly basic.
In the original video, we see the creator chasing another person out of a building. The person then proceeds to reenter the building by jumping in through a window. On the other hand, our creator is stuck outside, struggling to open the door to reenter the building without any success.
Khaby Lame, in classic lame style, points us to the foot which was pushing against the door, thus blocking it. He removes the foot from the way, opens the door effortlessly, and gestures towards the door ready to be used. The video garnered 33.3 million likes on TikTok.
10. Drinking a Glass of Water by Khaby Lame
Khaby Lame is hilarious with minimal effort. He has perfected the art of expressing sarcasm with simple body motions.
He silently mocks a person who creates an elaborate contraption to drink water from a bottle in this video. But Khaby appears as usual and silently performs the task in the simplest possible manner; he gets a glass, pours the water in it, drinks it, and then makes his signature hand gesture. It is a short but hilarious video, well deserving of its popularity.
11. Kitten Running by @ninichristine15
TikTok user’s kitten running’ video @ninichristine15 is a clever mix of perfect imagery and music. The childlike sincerity and voice with which the background music is done make the video special. You do not need to be an animal lover for this one to tug at your heartstrings.
While the song in the background plays, “you are so beautiful to me, can’t you see?” we are treated to the sight of the cutest little ball of fur running towards the camera with all its might in what is almost a gallop.
The perfect video also has a perfect ending that gives us a close-up view of our cute kitten as a button face. A very well deserved 31.9 million likes put this adorable kitten prancing about on the list of the most liked TikTok videos yet.
12. Opening a Car Door by Khaby Lame
This video is an absolute favorite for a world where new gadgets and other forms of consumerism seem to be posed as the answer to every challenge, even the ones with the most straightforward resolutions.
If you’ve ever had to alight from a car on a day when there is a lot of traffic, you can identify with the need to be sure no one’s about when you’re opening the car door. A TikTok user’s solution to this problem was a mirror gadget, sort of like a detachable side mirror that one could use to view the traffic coming in.
Khaby Lame’s simple solution? Wind down the window, check to see that there’s no incoming traffic or anyone near you, and open up the door. Easy peasy! His ‘opening car door’ video was liked 31.6 million times and is one of TikTok’s most liked videos.
13. Lioness Hug by @fxxkmin17
The thrill of danger and the soothing feeling of love come together in this video of a lioness hugging one of her human handlers. This TikTok video makes Dean Schneider’s videos on the internet with his pride of lions even more relatable.
The video shows the lioness’s handler opening up her encampment and going into it, where she immediately envelopes him in what can only be said to be the firmest hug on earth. You can see from how she’s snuggling up that this is her favorite human and the handler appears to be completely at ease too, even when her weight topples them to the ground.
It’s no wonder that this cuteness overdose which we’re shown to the soundtrack of “See You Again,” garnered over 30 million likes to make it one of the most liked TikTok videos at the moment.
14. “Bro, Why You Ruined Your T-Shirt”? by Khaby Lame
With the highest number of videos for one person on the list of TikTok’s most liked videos, you’ll agree with me that Khaby Lame must be doing something very right, and his videos are a must-see if you intend to have the best TikTok experience.
This TikTok video responds to another user’s TikTok on how to get your shirt free when it gets stuck in the car door. The user’s video shows the person trapped with his shirt caught in the locked car door and uses a pair of scissors to cut the shirt loose from the part caught in the door to get free.
Khaby Lame, with his signature mannerism, shows himself stuck in the same way and proceeds to unlock the car, open the door and get himself and his shirt free. It garnered over 30.3 million likes.
15. Hibachi Chef @cikiee asks for a Girl’s Phone Number.
What’s better than a man who knows his onions? I’ll tell you, one who knows how to say the right words to a lady! This makes for a perfect mix each time, and Hibachi chef @cikiee reminds us of this in this heartwarming video where he asks a customer for her number.
In the video, we see @cikiee about to do what he does best when he appears to have been hurt trying to light a fire. He removes his hand immediately while turning to look in the girl’s direction. At the same time, you can hear her concern as she asks if he’s okay and if he needs anything. His reply? “I need your number.”
Now, if that isn’t the stuff fairytales are made of, I don’t know what is. Watching this leaves you with many warm, fuzzy feelings that justify each of the 30.1 million likes given to this video.
16. Nathan Apodaca Skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”
There’s no rule to what makes a post on the internet go viral, and the case of Nathan Apodaca reinforces this, AKA dogface, whose viral fame came not from his numerous dance videos like one would expect, but from a video of him skateboarding to some music with a drink!
This viral TikTok that led to a trend and numerous recreate attempts by other users features Nathan Apodaca skateboarding along the highway. He looks content as he sips cranberry juice from the bottle and lip-synchs to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” playing as the soundtrack.
The video garnered over 41 million views and about 12.6 million likes, with most viewers citing the carefree and joyful tone as what endeared them to it.
The one thing all the most liked TikTok videos have in common is their ability to connect to the viewers in one way or the other. Whether it appeals to the desire to love and be loved, an appreciation for the finer things of life, or the reminder that all the best things truly in life are free, it’s safe to say that one can see how every video on this list found its way there.
If you haven’t seen any of the TikTok videos on this list, then prepare yourself for a treat! One or more are sure to become your favorite before you even realize you’re hooked. Share with us which of these TikTok videos are your favorite, but don’t worry, we understand if you can’t pick one!