TikTok Trends Shoot for the Sky


Makani Robertson

TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms in today’s time. Millions of people watch TikTok and make videos.  Just like on any other social media app, TikTok has certain trends that people partake in. 

TikTok influences lots of people from makeup, to clothes, to dances, to a variety of other things. Not all of TikTok’s trends are good ones though. One of the most popular TikTok trends last year were the devious licks challenges where people would steal from public places.  

Even here at Sultana, students were participating in the devious licks trend.  Toilet seats, urinals, soap containers, dryer parts, sink parts, and much more were stolen from the boys and girls restroom. 

Rulers, pencils, trashcans, staplers, and more were taken from classrooms as well.  Hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of materials were stolen. Luckily, that trend died down. 

One of the most popular types of videos on TikTok currently is the “ Shoot For The Sky” challenge. For this trend, you need to get your invisible bow and arrow and shoot for the sky.

Start by having someone record you, while you’re pretending to shoot an arrow at the sky, usually during sunset or sunrise. Then, when you “ let the arrow go,” have your photographer tap the sky so your video focuses on the sky, and it looks like the sky exploded colors.

Another one of the most popular TikTok trends is sad videos. There are many different types of sad videos and sad audios.  Some of the most popular current audios for sad videos are “could you just try to listen”, “ only love can hurt like this,” “ are we too young for this,” and many more.  Many people on TikTok like these types of videos because they can relate to them. Many creators make these types of videos, varying from sharing trauma, to giving mental health advice. 

There are also mental health TikToks that are very well liked.  One of the most used phrases on this side of TikTok is a video with text on it saying something along the lines of, “my therapist once told me that,”  and then some sort of life advice.

Another favored TikTok trend currently is video edits. Creators make video edits of shows, movies, and video games.  Some of the most popular edits include headcanon or real ships/relationships, favorite characters, or something relating to the character. 

One of the most popular headcanon relationships is Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger from Harry Potter.  A further example of a headcanon relationship is Mike Wheeler and Will Byers from Stranger Things. 

TikTok is still rising in popularity, and there is no sign that it’s influence will fade anytime soon.  Trends on TikTok will continue to come and go, and people will continue to participate in these trends. No one knows what is going to happen next, but for now, grab that bow and arrow, and shoot for the sky.