Like it or not, you can’t escape viral TikTok songs. They’re everywhere, and you’re bound to hear them over and over again if you spend time on any social media platform.
In fact, songs can rise up organically on the app even if they’ve been outside the mainstream for decades. Some artists even write songs that directly reference TikTok trends in the hope that it will help it gain steam on the app.
Well, if you’re one of those people that actually like listening to TikTok earworms, you can now also listen to them on SiriusXM!
Recently, the satellite radio service has launched TikTok Radio, a full-fledged music channel dedicated to viral hits from the platform that’s now available in vehicles, on desktop, connected devices and on the SXM app.
Described as a version of the app’s ‘For You’ page, many creators will come to the airwaves to tell the stories behind songs that have gone viral on TikTok. Called the TikTok Radio Trending Ten, it will stream every Friday at 3pm ET with replays throughout the weekend.
So far, they have named Billy (@8illy), Cat Haley (@itscathaley), HINDZ (@hindzsight), Lamar Dawson (@dirrtykingofpop) and Taylor Cassidy (@taylorcassidyj), in particular, though the channel will feature more creators in the future.
Without going into details for the moment, they revealed that the most prolific creators of the platform will also take turns on TikTok Radio with the help of celebrities like Bella Poarch, Lil Nas X, Dixie D’Amelio, Ashnikko and even Ed Sheeran.
DJ Habibeats (@djhabibeats) and DJ CONST (@erinconstantineofficial) will also serve as the channel’s resident DJs and will mix trending hits live simultaneously on TikTok and Tiktok Radio every Friday and Saturday starting at 7pm ET.
“We’re so excited to launch TikTok Radio on SiriusXM, which opens up artists and creators like this amazing group of hosts to new audiences… The channel captures the song-breaking music culture that creates so much joy and entertainment on TikTok through video in an all-audio format,’ noted Ole Obermann, global head of music, TikTok.
Recently, TikTok has sought to highlight its influence in the music industry. In a survey, 75% of users said they discovered new artists through TikTok, while 67% said they were more likely to seek out those songs on streaming platforms after hearing them on TikTok.
With the platform taking over the world, some countries like India have banned the app over security concerns.