Instagram Reels Trending Songs & Audios Right Now (January 2022)

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Wondering what songs and audios are currently trending on Instagram Reels?

This is the roundup you’ve been looking for!

We know what a pain it is trying to find all the most popular audios and songs to use in your Reels, so you can hopefully hop onto IG Reels trends in time before they fizzle out.

So, here’s our solution – a handy page that is updated at least once a week with new trending songs and audios to use on Instagram Reels.

Bookmark this page so you can refer back to it, and we hope it comes in handy for all your Reels content creation!

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NOTE: What’s trending on Instagram Reels can depend based on what the algorithm has determined you like. The following trending songs and audios for Reels come from our own research/feeds, as well as the official Trend reports released by the Instagram @creators account.

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General Tips on How to Find Trending Songs and Audios for Instagram Reels

Finding Trending Songs and Audios to use on Instagram Reels is a challenge for multiple reasons, including:

  • Many viral Reels songs/audios come from TikTok, and are re-uploaded into Reels so they aren’t easily searchable due to a lack of name/proper credit to the original artist
  • Instagram doesn’t provide an easy chart or way to see what songs/audios are trending on Reels 
  • Trends on Instagram Reels come and go very quickly, much like TikTok trends, so articles on supposed trending songs/audios for Reels become outdated really quickly

But while finding these trending songs is difficult, it’s not impossible.

The best way to get a feel for what’s trending is by scrolling through your Reels tab on Instagram to identify patterns and songs that frequently repeat.

We’ve found that the Instagram Reels algorithm loves repetition, so it’ll often serve you the same audio multiple times in a row, or within a short time frame.

Once you’ve identified the most frequently heard audios, tap on the audio icon in the bottom right hand corner.

This will take you to that specific audio’s page. If you see an upwards arrow on the number of Reels that have used the audio, then that is a good sign that the audio may be trending, or at the very least, growing in popularity.

This is the basis for how we’ve found the trending songs and audios for IG Reels below, along with official picks from the Instagram @creators account. For audios which are “original audios”, we have included links so they are easy to find.

We’ll aim to update the list at least once a week so you can stay on top of trends!

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – January 14, 2022

  • This audio which is mainly being used to show off beautiful photography with quick cuts showing several photos in just a few seconds
  • This audio which is being used for dreamy and cinematic clips/edits
  • This audio which is being used for stunning and dreamy (mainly travel) clips
  • This audio which is being used for recaps/vlogs showcasing many clips or photos

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – January 7, 2022

  • This audio which is being used for quirky, fun and free fashion/lifestyle videos
  • This audio which is being used to showcase what you would look like as a man
  • This audio which is being used for ‘Clone Dance’ videos

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – January 1, 2022

  • This audio which pairs with your latest Camera Roll video to show why you’re still single
  • This audio which apparently makes the 5th photo in your Camera Roll sad
  • This audio which is being used to showcase unique eyes/eye colors

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – December 28, 2021

  • This audio being used for 2021 recaps
  • This audio being used for sentimental 2021 recaps
  • This audio being used to show a photo or achievement from every month of 2021
  • This audio being used to show pets dancing on beat
  • This audio being used to showcase amazing videos (often with cool scenery or stunning feats)

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – December 22, 2021

The following are trending audios according to the official @creators account:

  • Months of the Year – the Kiboomers
  • Toxic – RealestK
  • Wake Em Up – Saucy Santana
  • Rent Free – 6lack

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – December 14, 2021

  • This audio being used for videos where you’re counting down to something (e.g. a view, a result, a trick)
  • The mashup audio being used for a variety of videos that feature quick cuts
  • This song being used for lots of dancing videos
  • This song being used for (often comical) dance videos

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – December 8, 2021

The following are trending audios according to the official @creators account:

  • I Hate U – SZA
  • Scenic Drive – Khalid (ft. Ari Lennox and Smino)
  • Emiliana – Ckay
  • Alors On Danse – Stromae

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – November 19, 2021

The following are trending audios according to the official @creators account:

  • first order of business – Baby Keem
  • Insane – Summer Walker
  • Boys Will Be Bugs – Cavetown
  • High Enough – K.Flay
  • Smokin Out The Window – Bruno Mars, Anderson,Paak, Silk Tonic

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – November 12, 2021

The following are trending audios according to the official @creators account:

  • Nuestra Canción – Monsieur Periné, Vincente Garcia
  • Sad Girlz Luv Money – Remix – Amaarae, Molly, Kali Uchis
  • No Love – Summer Walker, SZA
  • Mood – Wizkid, Buju

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – November 5, 2021

The following are trending audios according to the official @creators account:

  • Overpass Graffiti – Ed Sheeran
  • Big Energy – Latto
  • Litte Dark Age – MGMT
  • Isli Nafta (Love you more than my life) – Nimco Happy

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – October 18, 2021:

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – October 15, 2021:

The following are trending audios according to the official @creators account:

  • My Girlfriend is a Witch – October Country
  • WFM – Realestk
  • Life Goes On – Oliver Tree
  • Peru – Fireboy DML
  • Lucky – Britney Spears

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – October 8, 2021:

The following are trending audios according to the official @creators account:

  • Gimme Licky – Rek Banga Feat. Coi Leray
  • ‘Bang! Pow! Boom!’ – Insane Clown Posse
  • Juliet – Cavetown
  • Love Nwantiti (Remix) – CKay (ft. Dj Yo! & AX’EL)
  • Twinnem – Coi Leray
  • The Assignment – Tay Money
  • LOCCO – ITZY

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – October 2, 2021:

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – September 30, 2021:

The following are trending audios according to the official @creators account:

  • Linda – Tokischa & Rosalia
  • Paris – Ingratax
  • Almas Gemelas – Myke Towers
  • A la Antigüita – Calibre 50

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – September 23:

The following are trending audios according to the official @creators account:

  • Jugaste y Sufri – Eslabon Armado ft DannyLux
  • Every Second – Mina Okabe
  • THAT’S WHAT I WANT – Lil Nas X

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – September 17:

The following are trending audios according to the official @creators account:

  • Umbrella – Rihanna (ft. Jay Z)
  • Simon Say – Destiny Rogers (ft. Flo Milli)
  • Beyonce – Amarni
  • Pressure – Ari Lennox
  • Have Mercy – Chlöe

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – September 9:

The following are trending audios according to the official @creators account:

  • American Boy – Estelle, Kanye West
  • Touch It – KiDi
  • Way 2 Sexy – Drake, Future, Young Thug
  • Good Ones – Charli XCX

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – September 2:

The following are trending audios according to the official @creators account:

  • Woman – Doja Cat
  • Ocean Prime – Bfb Da Packman
  • Strangers – Andrea Russett
  • Pretty Girl Magic – Moonlight Scorpio

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – August 26:

The following are trending audios according to the official @creators account:

  • Tick Tock – Young Thug
  • Live Your Best Life – Joseline Hernandez
  • WALKTHROUGH – Myles Yatch, BOS
  • What’s Da Jwett – Jojo, WizDaWizard

Notable Instagram Reel Trending Songs and Audios – August 19:

The following are trending audios according to the official @creators account:

  • Cognac Queen – Megan Thee Stallion
  • Rumors – Lizzo, Cardi B
  • Vibe for Me (Bob for Me) – Aqyila
  • Bouncin – Tinashe

Want to add a trending IG Reels audio to this list?

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