The best TikToks of 2022 kept us entertained, enlightened and hey, maybe a little confused. If, like us, you’ve spent a lot of time searching TikTok for everything from celebrity content to parody videos, instant memes, viral dances and beauty tips on TikTok in 2022, you probably have a list of your personal favorites in your account saved. If it exists, it’s on TikTok, and their algorithm proves they’re really happy with it Everyone no matter what you are looking for.
However, certain videos caught the attention of millions of TikTok users and became iconic not only for you and your friend group, but across the country — and sometimes even the world! Because it’s not the end of the year without a completion list, the streaming platform just released theirs the most memorable videos of 2022 — a best TikToks, according to TikTok, if you will — with entries as diverse as a chocolate giraffe and yes, the viral “It’s Corn!” song. Did your favorite make the list? Check out the winners below and take a trip down memory lane with us.
1. Chocolate giraffe
Millions upon millions of users fell into a trance as they watched Amaury Guichon painstakingly craft an 8 foot tall giraffe entirely out of chocolate. Can you believe is that all chocolate? breathtaking.
2. Squishy the chipmunk returns
Animal content always works well on TikTok, especially when it’s this cute. Squishy the chipmunk came back from hibernation to fill her little cheeks with treats and we were obsessed.
3. Rosalía and her chewing gum
The musician poked fun at her viral gum-chewing moments with a video of her chewing gum while masking up, making dinner and working on the computer.
4. “Jiggle Jiggle” on Riverdale
5. Just a baby
Hey, we all feel that way sometimes! Relatable doesn’t begin to explain it.
6. It’s CORN!
I have to be honest, this song is it quiet in my head. The remixed version of Tariq’s interview about his love of corn became an instant hit on TikTok and a viral sensation, and although Tariq has “retired” from school, we’ll never forget his enthusiasm for the yellow vegetable.
7. Lizzo the dance teacher
Lizzo wanted to make sure it was us Nail The dance set to her single “About Damn Time,” so she channeled her inner Abby Lee Miller from Dancing Moms Glory for teaching us the moves.
8. What is the musical 2023?
Teacher Mr. Finn Yes, really knows how to prolong the suspense for the big announcement! Viewers loved the 2023 musical’s three-part reveal. (And no, we won’t spoil it here! You’ll have to see for yourself.) This is showbiz, baby.
9. Helping hands
User Jimmy Darts helped Tom, who has been struck by homelessness, find a job he loves – and the two became friends in the process.