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This Week In TikTok: Hoobastank and the Revival of 2 Pretty Best Friends

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Brandon Shamy

Ah! Another week of viral TikTok challenges! Last Monday’s roundup was a bit quieter than previous weeks, but we still saw a lot of dance trends dominating the platform. This week was the complete opposite with no dance challenges at all. Instead we had more reflecting trends complete with storytelling and tons of creativity. Let’s take a closer look at what has been the talk of the town on TikTok over the past several days.

1. ‘The Reason’ - Hoobastank

A power ballad released in 2004, ‘The Reason’ is one of those songs that makes you sit back and reflect on your various life experiences. TikTokers are now using the track as a challenge to disclose their most embarrassing memories. For example, one user revealed that she didn’t know until recently that you couldn’t make left turns on red lights, while others have even gone as far as sharing the stories behind how they were dumped. If you want to participate in reliving one of your most awkward moments, this is the perfect challenge for you.

2. ‘2 Pretty Best Friends’ - Jayrscottyy

One of the most viral memes of 2020 has made its way back to TikTok. Unlike other challenges, there are no ‘set rules’ to this latest version of the ‘2 Pretty Best Friends’ trend as you can make it pretty much anything you want. Some are using the song to participate in ‘teeth filters’ to see if their teeth are white or yellow, and some are just simply singing along to the song. It's a clever challenge; you get to decide how to use it.

3. ‘Fucc Valentines’- Huncho Moonk

Some of us are in a Valentine's mood, and some of us aren’t. Whether you booed up or not, this Valentine's Day will definitely be different as we unfortunately mark another major calendar event ruined by the pandemic. So now we have no other choice but to express our frustrations on TikTok. Users are taking to the platform to showcase their disappointment by sadly walking past the Valentine candy isles in stores, making screaming videos in their room, and putting their middle fingers on proud display. Hey at least we have funny videos to keep us entertained, right?

4. ‘21st Century Vampire’ -Lilhuddy

Sometimes you need a song that you can jam out to, and ‘21st Century Vampire’ is the perfect song to unleash your inner rockstar. Known as one of the more prominent musicians on TikTok, Lilhuddy has inspired a new trend on the app, with TikTokers putting their own spin on the song. Again this is another one of those limitless challenges, where you can do whatever you want. You can make a reaction video of the song, show off your sick ‘air guitar’ skills, or even tell a story about how your day went. Whatever you do, just make sure you have fun with it!

That’s it on the trends for this week, but we will be back next week with another round of TikTok challenges!

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