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Fuzzable’s FYP Flashback: February 2021 TikTok Trends

Welcome back to Fuzzable’s FYP Flashback, where we take a look back at the funny videos, trending audios, and iconic influencers that took over our TikTok For You Page in the past month. In February 2021 TikTok trends, we took a walk, got super dramatic, and reminisced on one of our favourite TV shows. The countdown begins “in five, four, three, two…”

How I Walk

@jojostats.spam

Should I do a part 2?? 👵✌️

♬ Original Ramalama Remix Davis Jackson – Davis

In late January 2021, @jojostats.spam posted the first video in a series titled “How I think foods would walk.” In the video, he acts out the eccentric ways that foods like celery and cheese would walk if they could, and somehow it all makes sense. As February rolled around, the trend made its way around TikTok, with people showing their best examples of how Zodiac signs, biology terms, and pasta shapes would take on the world. It makes us wonder how Fuzzable would walk.

Best Friends

@sarahladoux13

@kinleemartin7

♬ Моя голова винтом – kostromin

Sometimes the best of friends are the most unlikely pairings. Maybe it’s the introvert and extrovert or the one who loves giving hugs and the one who hates physical touch. Whatever it is, this trend appreciates absurd pairings of friends. It leaves you wondering how these friendships work so well, yet completely understanding once you remember the differences between your own friends.

My House

@.sameer._

It’s hard walking up and down the stairs everyday. #fyp #foryou #dothescottsslide #rareaesthetic

♬ Cannibal by Kesha – rapidsongs

Do you ever just get bored then remember your house has a bowling alley? Maybe that is not the most relatable scenario for the average household, but for some TikTok users, it is reality. With a sped up version of Kesha’s “Cannibal” playing in the back, people show off the most unique rooms and features at home, from a backyard zipline to a walk-in fridge. As the trend gained traction, some even made parody videos, showing off the most mundane, like a desk or a trash can.

🖐🖐🖐✊🖐✊✊

@jessiemaealonzo

♬ yall better subscribe to berleezy – zee

In early February, a new challenge emerged where TikTok users appeared to hit their hand against a glass window, only to reveal that the window was never there. People precisely hit their hands to the beat of the music while using a specific combination of an open palm and fist. This challenge quickly spun off into a new trend, now focused on the final line of the audio, “that’s some bull.” The same hand motions are used but are now accompanied with text that reveals people’s disappointments, frustrations, and embarrassing moments. The fact that this trend has passed? That’s some bull.

Burning Pile

@charlidamelio

♬ Burning Pile – Mother Mother

Mother Mother’s song, “Burning Pile,” was at the centre of this transformation trend. TikTok users start in their everyday hoodies and sweats while holding a lighter in their teeth. As they swipe their hand across to grab it, the scene switches to a dark room, only lit by the lighter, with people’s looks now transformed. Some have used this trend to show off makeup looks, while others have dressed up entirely. Some have even dressed up as fictional characters. Just remember that if you try out this trend, make sure that your hair does not catch on fire.

iCarly TikTok

@emmaniclevel9000

pov: Carly’s new friend meets her older brother #icarly #spencershay #carlyshay #jerrytrainor #fyp

♬ original sound – Astrid

“In five, four, three, two…” On February 8, Nickelodeon’s iCarly was added to Netflix U.S., prompting nostalgia and inspiring a wave of iCarly-themed TikToks. Some made edits and fancam-style videos for their favourite characters. Others posted some of their favourite scenes, some of which they did not fully appreciate until rewatching the show as an older teen or adult. There was even somebody who had their own iCarly party, complete with the show’s iconic spaghetti tacos.

Dramatic Moments

@nkunim

Hated when my parents said this to me as kid Lmaoo hit the + if you enjoyed inspired:@relatableisaiah

♬ BGC Drama Effect – whozmanzzz

If you have ever wanted to feel like the star of a reality television show, the dramatic moments trend is for you. Set to a dramatic audio, notable for its use in the series Bad Girls Club, people call out the most questionable statements and opinions of others in the sassiest way possible. If the audio feels like a bit of a déjà-vu, that is not your mind playing tricks on you. Just last year, the same dramatic music was used in the background of the “Nobody’s gonna know” trend.

Why Do I Feel Like This?

@cah.mee.la

i’ve gotten so many requests for this fish too i can’t #findingnemo #gill

♬ original sound – Camila

Rihanna’s “Distrurbia” was a major part of the February 2021 TikTok trends as it took over the app twice in one month. At the end of January, @cah.mee.la started posting videos about some of the most relatable, yet sometimes strange, crushes that she and her followers had growing up. With the lyrics “why do I feel like this,” the trend took off in early February with other users sharing their first loves. A few weeks later, the audio came back in a new way, this time with people asking “why do I feel like this?” when tempted to make poor decisions after a few too many drinks.

Laughing Duet

@joeyjoseph_

#duet with @hi_bre what’s so funny I thought Pokémon was cool #pokemon #pokemonTCG #collector #charizard #championspath

♬ bre n mia laughing – bre

It all started when TikTok user @hi_bre posted a video with a friend where the two are laughing after they accidentally forgot to add an audio to their planned video. After the video went viral, people began duetting the video, using the laughter as a response to their own video. Whether it is talking about an embarrassing choice in the past or sharing their favourite fun facts, the laughter always puts a stop to the story.

Poker Face

@xcaitlin_warwickx

If it’s not rough it isn’t fun. #fyp #alt #transformation #fypシ #xyzbca

♬ Poker face edited by me – Bailey

One more transition video to end off the month. In this edgy trend, set to an edit of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” people start by lip-syncing the words to the song while a shoe appears to be pushing down on their head. When the foot finally steps down, the video transitions, allowing us to see the full new look of the person — now, as the character whose foot was originally on their head. While some have used the trend to show amazing transformation outfits, other have taken a more comedic route, opting to change into silly costumes.

What has been your favourite trend so far this year? Are there any February 2021 TikTok trends that we missed? Tweet us @Fuzzable to let us know!

Written by Kendra Seguin

Aspiring journalist and Price is Right contestant.

Instagram: @kendraseguin
Nail Art Instagram: @kendranailingit

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