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Party like it’s 1999! These legacy artists are lit on TikTok

Prince lives on!

words by: Kai Acevedo
Feb 18, 2021

We told you that TikTok wasn’t just for the kids. The youngins aren’t the only ones getting in on all of the viral fun. Old heads representing different walks of life have also joined the wave. Several old school icons have even hopped on the short-form video app, making their catalogues available for TikTokers to soundtrack the next big trends with.

 

And access to throwback chart-toppers isn’t the only thing some of music’s most celebrated artists have made available on TikTok. They’ve also uploaded footage from classic interviews and performances to their TikTok accounts. The list of OGs that are taking full advantage of the unique opportunities presented by TikTok is growing.

 

From celebrating their lengthy careers to raising awareness for important causes, these legacy artists are lit on TikTok.

 

Stevie Nicks

@stevienicks
Followers: 1.5M
Likes: 4.4M

@stevienicksAfternoon vibe. Lace ’em up! ##Dreams ##FleetwoodMac ##CranberryDreams @420doggface208♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) – Fleetwood Mac

 

Elton John

@EltonJohn
Followers: 564K
Likes: 2.3M

@eltonjohnHappy ##ValentinesDay !! Share your covers of ##YourSong for the ##CoversForLovers challenge 🚀♬ original sound – Elton John

 

Prince

@prince.4.ever
Followers: 206.3K
Likes: 982.9K

@prince.4.ever“Can you tell us what it signifies?” “Well, me.” ##MakeBlackHistory♬ original sound – prince

 

John Lennon

@johnlennon
Followers: 131.1K
Likes: 881.1K

@johnlennon##valentinesday ##valentinesday2021 ##love ##johnlennon ##yokoono ##romantic ##romantic_couples ##lovesong ##loveyou ##beach ##romance ##plasticonoband♬ Love – Ultimate Mix – John Lennon

 

George Michael

@GeorgeMichaelOfficial
Followers: 60.1K
Likes: 588.1K

@georgemichaelofficialAfter George came out he released “Outside”, satirising his arrest and sending a statement that he wouldn’t hide who he was.##LGBTQHistory ##MyIcon♬ Outside – George Michael

 

Queen

@queenofficial
Followers: 491.5K
Likes: 1.9M

@queenofficialHappy Valentine’s Day from Queen ❤️ ##QueenOnTikTok ##HappyValentinesDay ##FYP ##somebodytolove♬ original sound – Queen

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