Top viral Instagram trends in July 2022 to lift your mood

Ishita Srivastava
Ishita SrivastavaJul 24, 2022 | 08:00

Top viral Instagram trends in July 2022 to lift your mood

July's Instagram trends. Photo: Seemon, DailyO

While most of 2022 has now passed by, you may be stressing about where the time went and what you have done with it. Understandable. We're in the same boat. But as always, if there is anything that can make you feel better, it’s scrolling on Instagram. And when you get bored of (even) that, it’s always a good idea to hop on an Instagram trend and make a reel, be it a dancing video or simply a video of you enacting a joke.


Here are the most popular trends on Instagram in July that you need to try out:

1. Running up that Hill by Kate Bush

This 1985 song gained massive popularity on the internet after it featured on Netflix’s hit show, Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1. On the show, the songs acts as a talisman in bringing back Max Mayfield back from the Vecna’s curse.

While there is no specific trend associated with the song, the song has become very popular on Instagram and is used for all kinds of videos. Check this one out for some inspiration:

2. Betty (Get Money) by Yung Gravy

Yung Gravy’s Betty (Get Money) has been gaining popularity on Instagram for its lyrics. Many are using the song for their transition outfit-changing videos. Here is one that can convince you to create your own transition video:

3. Arabian Nights by Will Smith

While watching Disney’s Aladdin, you may have imagined yourself as either Jasmine or Aladdin and now it is possible to see yourself in the same look. With Will Smith’s version of Arabian Nights as your background, all you have to do is create a transition video.


Check out these incredibly done videos to understand how:

The Jasmine version:

The Aladdin version:

4. Pass the Dutchie by Musical Youth

Pass the Dutchie is another 1980s song that has become popular due to Stranger Things. Similar to Running up that Hill, there is no particular trend associated with this song but many Instagram users are using it as a background sound for their comedy skits. Check out this one to see how:

5. Lights by Ellie Goulding

Been watching a lot of American high school TV shows or movies and wondering how a car-wash really is? Well now is your chance to try one, with Ellie Goulding's Lights! Here is how you can shoot one:

Or if car-washes aren’t your vibe, get together with a couple of your friends, turn on your flash lights and shoot a crazy dance video:

6. Cool Kids by Echo Smith


Think you’re much more ‘cooler’ now than when you were younger? Hop on this flashback Instagram trend! All you have to do is bring out a couple of pictures of yourself from today and from your childhood and throw them together.

Check out this video by the band, Echo Smith on how to do the trend:

7. She/He is a 10 but….

Bring together a couple of your friends and start asking them whether a quality in a potential partner is a red flag or not. All you’ve got to say is, “She/He is a 10 but….” And they will respond with the number that the person should actually be rated on. Check out this video to see how it works:

8. Life is Good by Future feat. Drake

This 2020 song is trending again on Instagram but for a completely different reason. Users are using it create their July video dump, particularly with an opening image of their photo gallery. Here is a video for some inspiration:

Now that you know July’s most popular Instagram trends, which one will you be trying out first?

Last updated: July 25, 2022 | 12:15
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