The most-liked TikToks have one thing in common: They’re all fun. Social media can be a little emotionally draining, but TikTok remains a platform where folks can enjoy themselves.
So if you like science, choreography, Cardi B and/or The Rock, this list of the most-liked TikToks of all time might be the perfect pick-me-up.
10. David Dobrik’s elephant toothpaste experiment — 18.1M likes
It’s unsurprising that a world record experiment as visually stunning as this made it onto the list of most-liked TikToks.
David Dobrik and Nick Uhas set out to make the world’s largest “elephant toothpaste” in Sept. 2019. The trick requires mixing hydrogen peroxide, soap, food coloring dye and potassium iodide, which ramps up the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. This chemical cocktail turns into oxygen gas, which gets trapped in the soapy bubbles and becomes foam — lots of foam, as you’ll see in this hit TikTok.
9. Nich Uhas’ elephant toothpaste experiment with David Dobrik — 18.7M likes
Funny story: When Dobrik and Uhas set out to break the world record in Sept. 2019, they were sure they had done it. Then YouTuber and former NASA engineer Mark Rober contested their experiment, saying he had actually set the world record for the largest elephant toothpaste experiment in his pool. So the duo did it again in Dec. 2019 to secure the title and 9th place on the list of most-liked videos on TikTok.
8. JustMaiko dancing on an escalator — 19M likes
Michael Le, or justmaiko on TikTok, is a dancer, choreographer and influencer. In this hilarious video, Le and his little brother perform a dance to Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” while riding an escalator at a mall. When the two shout the lyrics, a woman is so startled she spills her drink all over a little boy.
7. Charli D’Amelio dancing with her parents — 20.2M likes
Charli D’Amelio is a dancer with 90 million followers on TikTok. D’Amelio’s video of her and her parents, Heidi D’Amelio and Marc D’Amelio, doing the “Who’s Next” Challenge blew up on social media, bringing in a staggering 20.2 million likes. Get into the groove, mom!
6. The Rock and Kevin Hart celebrating Christmas — 21M likes
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is just one of those people universally adored on the internet. The “Jumanji” actor was joined by his costar comedian Kevin Hart for a bit of Christmas fun back in 2019. Johnson dressed as an elf and towered over Hart, who dressed up for the occasion in a Santa Claus costume. This TikTok is just one of those gifts that keep on giving.
5. The Rock and Kevin Hart’s best friend check — 22.4M likes
Even before the duo was celebrating Christmas together, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart were celebrating their friendship. These two just do everything together!
4. Addison Rae doing the ‘WAP’ dance — 22.5M likes
When rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion dropped “WAP,” the collaboration was an instant hit. A dance challenge inspired by the song spread like wildfire on TikTok, and when TikToker Addison Rae did her version of the twerk-filled choreography, it scored her fifth place on the list the most-liked TikToks of all time. What a bad bleep!
3. Kison Kee slipping with milk — 23.9M likes
Kison Kee is known on TikTok for his comedic skits. He scored one of the most-liked videos on TikTok for his impersonation of a mom. Wearing cups as heels and serving up a bowl of cereal, Kee takes one step forward with the bowl of breakfast before plummeting to the floor. But there’s only laughing — no crying — over this spilled milk.
2. JustMaiko dancing on an escalator again — 25.5M likes
Just two days before uploading his escalator dancing video that went on to receive 19 million likes, Le uploaded a similar video that received even more likes — 25.5 million, to be exact. In this video, the dancer performs a slinky, reggaeton dance with his kid brother.
1. Bella Poarch dancing to “M to the B” — 40.2M likes
Bella Poarch joined TikTok in April 2020 and already has over 30 million followers, not to mention the most-liked TikTok of all time. The clip of her lip-syncing to “M to the B” and emoting with head bobs and crossed eyes skyrocketed in popularity with over 145.3 million views and 36.7 million likes.
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