Whether on TikTok or beyond, it has almost been impossible to escape the infectious sounds of Jersey and Philly club music over the past year. Every week it feels like there’s a new trending Jersey or Philly club hit! Originating in both cities in the early 2000s, the genres have become popular on TikTok thanks to artists like Jersey’s own Cookie Kawaii (“Vibe (If I Back It Up)”) and Bandmanrill (“Shake It”) and Philly’s own 2RARE (“Rare’s Room”) and Philly Goats (“Get Off The Wall”). Not only have the energetic beats had the TikTok community rocking their hips, they also have caught the attention of some of the biggest artists in music. These artists tapping into the club genre has led them to landing viral Billboard charting hits.
Check out some of the biggest Jersey and Philly Club inspired songs that have taken off on TikTok and led the genre to becoming mainstream below!
1. Lil Uzi Vert – Just Wanna RockSource:LIL UZI VERT
Boasting over 1M creations, the energetic dance track finds Uzi drawing inspiration from his hometown and finds creators putting their spin on a dance by @drewjeeezy, which incorporates the Philly-inspired “shake that” dance. The song garnered support from celebrities such as Steve Lacy, JELEEL!, and Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin. Thanks to a boost from TikTok, “Just Wanna Rock” earned the #10 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and spots on Spotify’s Global and US Viral 50 charts.
2. Ice Spice – In Ha MoodSource:Ice Spice
Previewed on TikTok in late December 2022, the track has garnered over 771K total creations. Over the Jersey Club-inspired hook, creators show off their best outfits, document their expensive first dates, and share their reactions to the song. Skai Jackson, fellow Bronx rapper B Lovee, and more showed their support for the song on their TikTok pages, recording themselves vibing out to the track. Sparked in part by TikTok, “In Ha Mood” reached #58 on the Billboard Hot 100.
3. Bad Bunny – Where She GoesSource:Bad Bunny
Previewed by Bad Bunny on TikTok ahead of its release last month, the track has already racked up 213K creations and reached the #8 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The high-energy song is inspiring creators to craft new dance trends with intricate hand movements and full-blown choreography.
4. Drake – StickySource:Drake
TikTok creators embraced the infectious sounds of Drake’s “Sticky,” displaying their cute, cozy baby fashion and weekend reset home cleaning routines. The track gained even more traction on TikTok, thanks to clips of Drake hitting the “blicking” dance in the club with some Philly creators/artists like 2RARE while shooting the song’s music video, pushing it to reach #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
5. Coi Leray – Players (DJ Smallz 732 – Jersey Club Remix)Source:Coi Leray
A Jersey Club remix of “Players” created by DJ Smallz 732 generated over 1.6M creations, bolstered by a trend that pays tribute to the cartoonish lovestruck reactions of Jim Carrey in The Mask. The Jersey Club remix, along with the DJ Saige remix, propelled the song to a #9 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
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