The first week of 2022 on TikTok was all about the 2010s, so it was a good choice. There are a lot of debates going on about the Twee talk revival and revisiting old Snapchat memories, Pinterest boards, and songs from the mid-’00s. Here’s what you need to know about the new trends taking over your FYP!
Now, TikTok is called Twee talk because it has a lot of people.
There is a lot of debate on TikTok about whether the Twee style will come back in 2022. One of the best trend analysts and forecasters, Mandy Lee, has a TikTok account called @oldloserinbrooklyn. In both of these videos, she included Twee, which started a debate about whether or not there will be a Twee talk revival this year.
There is a type of indie-pop called twee-pop, which was popular in the 1980s and 1990s. It became more popular in the mid-aughts and stayed popular until the mid-2010s. In terms of style, it’s very old-fashioned, and it likes to be ironic and uncool. It gets its ideas from the mod 60s style and indie movies like The Mod Squad. The style is fun and has shift dresses with fun collars, skirts, tights, and oxfords. This song by Zooey Deschanel, “Why Don’t You Let Me Stay Here?” is the one that Tiketokkers are using to show off their Twee looks and talk about how likely it is that Twee talk will make a comeback. More than 5,000 videos have been made of the song. The tag “twee” has more than 40 million views.
Users of TikTok are working together to make the style more modern by telling each other which parts of Twee talk should be brought back. This is why I think we should start dressing like we did in the late 60s and early 70s instead of the cringey tumblr-ized version of today. Other videos are more specific about what they want 2022 Twee to look like, but this one isn’t. Another trend that should come back instead of Twee is the art hoe movement of the late 2010s.
Many people have said that the original trend was mostly dominated by thin, white women. Fashion trends can come back, but if the Y2K revival is anything to go by, they can come back without the old, toxic culture that goes with them. A lot of people are already making Twee more inclusive. “Try out the twee esthetic on a plus-sized body, is what TikTokker @laurenlicup said in the video.
The conversations about the possible revival of Twee talk show how TikTok lets us all be a part of the conversation about fashion trends instead of having them set by the fashion industry.
To share a few very specific old photos:
People aren’t just taking Twee out of its grave. Two new trends are causing people to go thru their old, cringe-inducing photos.
There is a first one that asks people to post Snapchat memories from the middle of the year. Some of the songs in @everythingmusic’s mix are big hits from 2015, like “Hotline Bling” and “Antidote.” The sound has been used in over 38,000 videos so far.
The videos each say which year the Snapchat memories are from, and sometimes they add a description of how the person felt that year. If you look at @jillsejd’s Snapchat video, it says, “my 2016 snapchat memories, but I tried so hard to be like a beauty youtube girly.”
A big part of what makes this trend so cool is that it shows you what was cool at the time thru these Snapchats. There is one thing everyone agrees on: 2015-2018 was a very uncool time, but we still like it a lot. This trend is based on that fact.
Yet, the trend also makes a good case for why Snapchat memories should not be there. The weird phase we went thru seven years ago shouldn’t be brought up every day.
In the same way, users are encouraged to share old Tumblrs or Pinterest boards from the early 2010s with their friends. Video clips set to a mash-up of songs from 2012. When @dylanmarkmurphy made his 2012 top hits audio, more than 50,000 videos had been made with it already. It includes One Direction songs like “What Makes You Beautiful” and Kelly Clarkson songs like “Stronger.”
Between these two trends, there’s a good chance you’ll find something that brings you back to the past.
So hot, you hurt my feelings.
I don’t like the new TikTok dance as much as the other TikTok dances I have seen.
The dance is to Caroline Polachek’s song “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” from 2019. It’s based on the choreography she did for the music video of the same name. In the last few weeks, more than 16,000 videos have been made to the song. Even Polachek got in on the fun.
Like other TikTok dances, “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” is easy for everyone to do and doesn’t require a lot of skill. TikTok dances that are popular with gay people have been popular for the past four weeks. This week, the dance finally made its way into the mainstream, like all of the best trends. The song and the dance that go with it are a great way to get more serotonin.