Welcome to the newest edition of 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 March 2021 TikTok trends, we learned that communication is key, gained new inspiration, and spent time “thinking about so many things.”
Silent or Silenced
Many things came out of Oprah’s exclusive interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but nothing caught TikTok’s attention as much as Oprah’s now-iconic question: “Were you silent or were you silenced?” People imagined asking their favourite quiet characters, like the Pink Panther and Mr. Bean, what reasoning lies behind their silence. Meanwhile, another group of TikTok users used the audio to question the strangest words in language, trying to figure out why certain letters exist in these words. Seriously, why is there a “G” in “lasagna?”
Communication is Key
There is nothing more frustrating than trying to communicate with somebody who, no matter how many times you explain something, does not understand. This TikTok trend took this experience (and wordplay) to the extreme. People filmed a back-and-forth conversation where the message they were trying to convey constantly got mixed up with something totally different. Let us try: We are Fuzzable. “You’re a bunch of pieces that people put together?” No, that’s a puzzle.
Pass the Phone Challenge
Very few TikTok trends work equally well with both a pair of friends or a large group of people, but the pass the phone challenge is an exception. This challenge, which has been done by families, teammates, and couples, saw an individual person state who they planned to give the phone to, only without naming anyone. By not using names, people had no choice but to use subtle roasts to allude to which person would get the phone next. We’re passing the phone to the March TikTok trend that was most chaotic.
It is every student’s worst nightmare. You walk into the classroom and see the desks arranged in a circle. The few students who have already arrived have their books out and their faces are pale. Soon enough, the dread on their faces spreads to you too. Today, you are having a Socratic seminar. Socratic seminars typically go one of two ways: utter silence or complete chaos. This trend strived for the latter, with people putting together their dream circles with the goal of seeing a fight break out.
Thinking About So Many Things
Thinking back on embarrassing moments is nothing new in the realm of TikTok trends, but this one takes embarrassment to a whole new — and very specific — level. Instead of people discussing generic embarrassing moments that everyone can relate to, TikTok users discussed and even showed evidence of the things that could only happen to them.
The days of “live, laugh, love” are over. Now, is the time for “yes mom”. In this trend, TikTok users took texts from their exes, parents, or children and turn them into artistic phone wallpapers. With Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” playing in the background, these images were turned into slideshows filled with quotes to inspire the masses. We’re going to need an “ugh mom” doormat pronto.
They say you can learn a lot about a person from their…side table? This late-March challenge saw people posting short videos of their bedroom side table, giving their followers a small glimpse into their life. On the comedic side of TikTok, some users joked about how they believe people are arranging their tables to look aesthetic for the video. Take a look at your side table currently; would you ever post it?
Are you really bad at replying to texts despite being on your phone all the time? Do you tell people you are not a big hugger when your love language is physical touch? Have you ever complained about being single but never really wanted to commit to relationship? This TikTok trend was an ode to all of the contradictory statements we make, no matter how nonsensical they are.
Please Don’t Go
Mike Posner’s “Please Don’t Go” is the soundtrack to this feel-good TikTok transition trend. The videos all start with people driving normally in their cars, but once the beat drops, they have their shades on, windows down, and face that says “I’m cruising in style.” Many have turned this trend into a group affair, filming with friends, family members, and even pets.
Me and blankie 🤝 iconic duo and yes I have also just bought a new one so now I have three xo
In one of the final trends of the month, people defied their parents’ expectations in some of the funniest ways possible. After acting out a conversation that their parents had when they were younger, imagining a specific kind of future, TikTok users danced their way through the fact that their life took a different route. Cha-cha-cha away the pain, right?
What has been your favourite trend so far this year? Are there any January 2021 TikTok trends that we missed? Tweet us @Fuzzable to let us know!