Reels has become in one of the users’ favorites during this 2021.

This tool allows to record and edit short videos whom is possible add songs. The best ones can become viral, which is why this is a good option to gain followers on Instagram.

Although Instagram started as a service for exclusively sharing photos, other features such as video support, stories, direct messages and others were gradually added to cover a bigger audience. Now, this social network, which is Facebook’s property, is ready to capture the market trend popularized by TikTok.

Instagram finally decided to put faith in the 15 seconds video trend; the great advantage of this social network over its competitors is that, not only offers a great exposure and, therefore, a bigger audience for the reels, but also allows to create content with all the filters and effects the app already features.

That’s why millions of users around the world are wondering which are the best songs for their reels and which are the best tricks to make them more successful.

Based on Instagram metrics, the music genres more used are: electronic, reggaeton, hip hop and pop. Next, we’ll show you a list of 50 songs that have been used for the Instagram most viral reels and bellow this list, don’t you miss some little tricks to manage your reels.

List of the Best Songs for Instagram Reels 2021

1. On My Way – Alan Walker and Sabrina Carpenter

2. Touch It – Busta Rhymes

3. Counterparty (Original Mix) – Hipinoze

4. Everything at Once – Lenka

5. Telepatía (Telepathy) – Kali Uchis

6. Hawaii – Maluma

7. Wrap Me In Plastic – Chromance and Momoland

8. Happy Birthday – Nakash Aziz

9. Our Streets – DJ Kantik

10. Caramelo (Caramel) – Ozuna

11. Bad Boy – Yung Bae and bbno$

12. Panda – Desiigner

13. Toxic X – Love Shack

14. La Curiosidad (Curiosity) – Jay Wheeler, DJ Nelson and Myke Towers

15. How Bizarre – OMC

16. Happy Birthday – Diwakar and Kaka Balachander

17. Often Remix – The Weeknd and Kygo

18. ILY (I Love You Baby) – Surf Mesa (feat. Emilee)

19. 34+35 – Ariana Grande

20. Rockstar – Post Malone and 21 Savage

21. I’m an Accountant – Rocky Paterra

22. Cute Song – Aroob Khan

23. Umbrella – Rihanna

24. Sunset Lover – Petit Biscuit

25. Mean – $NOT and Flo Milli

26. Dancing in My Room – 347aidan

27. Boom – DJ Tiesto and Sevenn

28. Buss It – Erica Banks

29. Mad at Disney – Salem Ilese

30. Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani

31. For The Damaged Coda – Blonde Redhead

32. Purple Passion – Diana Boncheva

33. Love Your Voice – JONY

34. Level Up – Ciara

35. He’s a Pirate – Klaus Badelt

36. Betty Boop – Charlie Puth

37. Todo de ti (All About You) – Rauw Alejandro

38. Cha-Cha Slide – Mr. C The Slide Man

39. Loco (Crazy) – Justin Quiles, Chimbala, Zion & Lennox

40. Summer – Calvin Harris

41. Spirits – The Strumbellas

42. Mienteme (Lie to Me) – Trini feat. Maria Becerra

43. Bad Guy – Billie Ellish

44. Que mas pues? (What’s up?) – J. Balvin and Maria Becerra

45. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

46. Blinding Lights – The Weeknd

47. Un beso de improviso (An Improvise Kiss) – Ana Mena and Rocco Hunt

48. Girls Like You – Maroon 5

49. GTA San Andreas Theme – Young Maylay

50. Linda (Pretty) – Tokischa and Rosalía

If you wanna know which are the best trending songs, we recommend you, so you would be able to create reels that go viral immediately.

How to improve your reels quality?

Explore the Instagram effects

The effects are the essence of the Instagram experience. According to the kind of reel that you want to post, you can add faces, party lights, color filters and choose among dozens of other effects.


Instagram allows to create audiovisual content of maximum 60 seconds length although it is not mandatory to create always material of this length, in fact, the most successful reels are between 5 and 10 seconds long. Taping in the timer icon you can configure it to count from 2 through 60 seconds.

Line up properly your recorded video

If the recorded video looks blurred you can use the “Line up” option to improve its resolution. You’ll find this option in the fifth bar of the reels tool and by touching it you can make the changes.

Save your reels in your device

You never know what could happen to your Instagram account, that’s why is always better to use your device inner memory to save the reels you’ve like the most. To perform this action, press forwards the arrow located in the bottom and then press the “Save” button at the top right corner.

Give it your personal touch using stickers and text

Instagram allows to incorporate stickers, emojis and text to the reels before sharing them with your followers. Plus, adding the hour, the date, the location or the right emojis can increase significantly the reels visibility.

Use other reels audio

The same as TikTok, if you find a song or a clip you like, you can play it and select “Use audio”, so it would be configured to use the song you have chosen.

Protect your reels and the original audio that are of your own authorship

Consider that when you share your reels, anyone can see them and share them, therefore, also anyone can extract audio and use it in their reels. However, you can configure your account’s privacy to avoid it.

All you have to do is going to “Profile”, taping in the three lines at the top right corner, getting in “Settings”, “Privacy”, “Account privacy” and set up the “Private account” function.

With the previous list of the 2021 best songs for reels and these little but practical advices, you’ll surely succeed making your reels more showy, complementing them with this year best songs and also the best video quality which make your Instagram account take off the ground.

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