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The Top Instagram Reels Trends to Try This Week

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The Top Instagram Reels Trends to Try This Week


By Monique Thomas

Updated on June 29, 2022

13 minute read

Looking for some Reels inspo? You've come to the right place.

Published March 31, 2022

Stay on top of the biggest social media marketing trends!

Each week, we update this resource with the top Instagram Reels trends heating up on the feed, what they are, and how you can incorporate them into your strategy.

What are the Trending Reels on Instagram? — June 2022 Roundup

Discover the hottest trends on Instagram Reels this month.

Trend: Vegas – June 29, 2022

Trend Recap: The long-awaited Elvis movie has officially hit theatres, but the main event? This Doja Cat hit we can’t seem to get out of our heads.

Use this viral song as the soundtrack for your next Reel and let the views roll in.

Audio: Vegas - dojacat

Trend: SNAP – June 29, 2022

Trend Recap: Calling all adventurers! This song by Eurovision breakout star, Rosa Linn, was made for outdoorsy types.

Use this trending track to turn your travel videos into a Reels masterpiece.

Audio: SNAP - rosalinnmusic

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Trend: Outlands – June 29, 2022

Trend Recap: Short and sweet, this audio is perfect for sharing a sneak peek or a short video clip.

Create your Reel in seconds by using the Templates feature on Instagram.

Audio: Outlands - spencerwelling

Trend: Take a Nap — June 23, 2022

Trend Recap: Do you have a pet or run an animal account? This audio spoof of Lizzo's "About Damn Time" is for you.

It's simple: use the audio with clips of an animal napping or relaxing.

Audio: Original Audio — captain.the.bully

Trend: Traingazing — June 23, 2022

Trend Recap: This trending song is full of chill summer vibes.

It can be used to stitch various photos together, for a "get ready with me" vlog, or a tutorial:

Audio: Traingazing — @samwillsmusic

Trend: I Did Not Expect My Last Video... — June 14, 2022

Trend Recap: Looking to get 100K views on your Reel? This cheeky audio may get you there🤞

Film behind the scenes clips, highlight your range of products, or simply showcase some b-roll.

Audio: I did not expect my last video... - @hambsandwhich

Trend: Little Freak — June 14, 2022

Trend Recap: How many Harry Style's songs can be trending on Reels at once?

The limit does not exist.

Compile clips of your latest vacation, your morning routine, or your hobby and show off your highlight reel.

Audio: Little Freak - Harry Styles

Trend: She IS The Moment — June 14, 2022

Trend Recap: Use this trending track audio to highlight three different things.

Think: Must-visit travel spots, skin-care products, or vegan recipes.

Audio: Original Audio - Calistatee

Trend: Running Up That Hill — June 8, 2022

Trend Recap: Thanks to Stranger Things season four (no spoilers here, don't worry), this 80s Kate Bush song is picking up steam.

The nostalgic track is great for behind the scenes clips, product highlights, an OOTD, or whatever you fancy — it all works!

Audio: Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) - katebushmusic

Trend: Life is Good — June 8, 2022

Trend Recap: Show your followers what you've been up to by giving them a peek into your camera roll.

Take a screenshot of your "Recents" album in your camera roll, zoom in, and upload at least 20 photos each set to to 0.1 seconds.

Click on the Reel below and select "Use Template" to easily jump on the trend.

Audio: Original Audio - jenniferhanshaw

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Trend: At First, I Was Like… — June 3, 2022

Trend Recap: This trend is all about facing your fears. 

Use this audio from the TV series, Friends to name an experience that terrified you at first, but worked out in the end.

Audio: Original Audio - briannaraefitness

Trend: Dancing In The Moonlight — June 3, 2022

Trend Recap: Musician Darcy Stokes’ dreamy cover of Toploader’s “Dancing in the Moonlight” is pure magic.

Sync a couple of video clips to this audio and make your life look like a movie!

Audio: Original Audio - laurencim

Trend: Roses — June 3, 2022

Trend Recap: This slowed-down version of The Chainsmokers’ hit song, “Roses” is the perfect backdrop for your best memories.

The audio is popular among travel bloggers, but versatile enough to use for photo dumps, product features, and more.

Audio: Original Audio - allisonkelleyy

What are the Trending Reels on Instagram? – May 2022 Roundup

Discover the hottest trends on Instagram Reels this month.

Trend: Talented, Brilliant, Incredible — May 27, 2022

Trend Recap: This soundbite from an interview with Lady Gaga and The Hollywood Reporter has been a popular meme for years — and now it's made its way to Reels trending sounds.

It's the perfect audio for showing off your skills, your products, or your business.

Audio: Lady Gaga x The Hollywood Reporter Interview

Trend: Lizzo X Black Eyed Peas Mashup — May 27, 2022

Trend Recap: Lizzo's "About Damn Time" is mixed with The Black Eyed Peas' "Let's Get It Started" in this trending mashup.

Use the song for tutorials, a day in the life vlog, or to launch your latest campaign.

Audio: Original Audio — @altego_music

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Trend: Baby Girl — May 20, 2022

Trend Recap: Use this track for photo and video montages, throwbacks, recipes, or product highlights.

It's the perfect trend to try out the new "Use Template" feature.

Audio: BABY GIRL - @discolines

Trend: To Be Real Remix — May 20, 2022

Trend Recap: This classic Got To Be Real remix is a bop.

Bring out your best dance moves or use it as a background track for products, recipes, or behind the scenes clips.

Audio: To Be Real - Austin Millz

Trend: Dear Diary — May 13, 2022

Trend Recap: This trend is all about living your best life. Compile clips of your latest vacation, your morning routine, or your hobby and show off your highlight reel.

Audio: Original Audio - nikkiclark

Trend: I’m Just Getting Started — May 13, 2022

Trend Recap: Embrace your inner JLO and use this original audio to showcase your proudest achievements, from a completed home renovation to a business milestone.

Audio: Original Audio - jlo

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Trend: Malibu – May 6, 2022

Trend Recap: Miley Cyrus's 2017 pop hit is making a comeback on Reels.

Use the track to show a tutorial, a day in the life, or whatever your heart fancies.

Audio: Malibu — Miley Cyrus

Trend: I Can't Help But Feel – May 6, 2022

Trend Recap: The summer vibes are immaculate with this upbeat track.

It's the perfect tune for photo and video montages, throwbacks, recipes, or product highlights.

Audio: I Can't Help But Feel – Surfaces

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What are the Trending Reels on Instagram? – April 2022 Roundup

Discover the hottest trends on Instagram Reels this month.

Trend: As It Was – April 27, 2022

Trend Recap: Harry Styles' latest hit is making waves on both Reels and TikTok.

For this trend, you can either share random clips to the beat or you can be nostalgic and share older clips set to the lyrics "as it was" on loop.

Audio: As It Was - Harry Styles

Trend: Heaven Is a Place on Earth – April 27, 2022

Trend Recap: The Mayries' cover of this iconic hit is all about showing off something beautiful.

It's slowly picking up steam on Reels so you're going to want to jump on this ASAP!

Audio: Heaven Is a Place on Earth — The Mayries

Trend: Butterflies – April 27, 2022

Trend Recap: This ~ vibey ~ remix has been taking over our timelines — typically accompanying a montage of video clips.

Audio: I SHOULD BE OVER ALL THE BUTTERFLIES !!! — @discolines (Still Into You — Paramore)

Trend: The Real Slim Shady – April 20, 2022

Trend Recap: Talk about a sound from the archives!

Whether you’re showcasing some behind-the-scenes content, a weekend trip, or a tutorial, this is the audio for you.

Audio: Nirajvaishnav_— ™️ (Eminem — The Real Slim Shady)

Trend: Always Be My Baby – April 20, 2022

Trend Recap: Mariah Carey's smash hit, Always Be My Baby is coming back from the vault with a smooth remix.

Use this certified bop to show admiration for someone near and dear, a brand, or your go-to product of the month!

Audio: Austin Millz - Always Be (Mariah Carey — Always Be My Baby)

Trend: Biggest Achievement – April 14, 2022

Trend Recap: Using Zoe Saldana's words as a voiceover, this trend is all about showing some love to yourself, your business, and acknowledging how far you've come.

Remember to use the text tool so viewers can read her words while they watch.

Audio: Intro feat. Zoe Saldana — Rene

Trend: Pyramid – April 14, 2022

Trend Recap: If you're looking to use a cool track to stitch your video clips to, this is it.

The electronic beats of ALYSS' Pyramid are a great backdrop to a day in your life, a how-to, or even a round-up of your favorite outfits/brunch spots/fonts.

The vibes are immaculate.

Audio: Pyramid — alyss_hz

Trend: First Class – April 14, 2022

Trend Recap: Jack Harlow's newest single, "First Class" is heating up on the feed.

There's no specific trend per se, so you can use it for a range of Reels ideas: a mini vlog, behind-the-scenes, a tutorial...the options are limitless.

Audio: First Class — Jack Harlow

Trend: I Love You (Baby) – April 8, 2022

Trend Recap: Set to the soundtrack of Frankie Valley and the Four Season's hit track, I Love You Baby, this trend is all about showcasing pictures of something you love.

Audio: Original Audio (featuring Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons)

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What are the Trending Reels on Instagram? – March 2022 Roundup

Discover the hottest trends on Instagram Reels this month.

Trend: Hard Times – March 31, 2022

Trend Recap: With Paramore's Hard Times playing in the background, this is trend is all about those upbeat spring vibes.

It goes perfectly with Reels that spotlight your products or offer a glimpse behind-the-scenes.

Audio: Hard Times — Paramore

Trend: Moody Background Track – March 31, 2022

Trend Recap: This instrumental track is picking up steam.

It's the perfect moody background track for photo and video montages, throwbacks, recipes, or product highlights.

Audio: Beside You — @ericgodflow

Trend: To The Beat – March 31, 2022

Trend Recap: Whether it’s a recipe or a collection of clips from a recent shoot, this track lets you spotlight your content to a catchy beat.

Audio: Original Audio – @diutoajoku

Trend: Just A Cloud Away – March 25, 2022

Trend Recap: Spring has officially sprung to the tune of Pharrell’s Despicable Me 2 smash-hit. 

The track is perfect to accompany a morning routine, a quick tutorial, or a weekend montage.

Audio: Just A Cloud Away — Pharrell

Trend: And Everybody’s Watching Her – March 25, 2022

Trend Recap: This audio has been circulating TikTok for a while now and it finally made its way to the Reels arena.

Use it to get playfully honest about what you’re really looking at!

Audio: Original Audio — @chiaraking (Calvin Harris - This Is What You Came For ft. Rihanna)

Trend: I Do Not Have Time For This – March 16, 2022

Trend Recap: Using a clip from Netflix's Inventing Anna, use this audio to make a joke, call yourself out, or share something that people in your niche can relate to.

Later recently jumped on the trend — social media managers just can't catch a break:

Audio: Original Audio — @Netflix

Trend: "Yes." – March 16, 2022

Trend Recap: Jay-Z's emphatic "Yes" from Beyoncé's hit song "Crazy in Love" makes an appearance in this trend.

Use it to answer a question or finish a sentence.

Audio: "Yes" by jayz — @justme.rod

Trend: Guilty/Accused – March 16, 2022

Trend Recap: This trend requires you to hold up a blank piece of paper, and stand in front of the camera as if you've been accused of something.

Using the text tool, write what you're "guilty" of — whether it's "Guilty of helping creators grow their brands on Instagram" or "Guilty of making the best coffee blends in the city."

Audio: Angeklagt — @jul.chens.welt

Trend: Summer on My Mind – March 9, 2022

Trend Recap: The summer vibes are out to play with this trend.

This is an easy background track for photo and video montages, throwbacks, recipes, or product highlights.

Audio: I Got Summer on My Mind - Elli Eli (feat. Raritto San)

Trend: Hidden Talent – March 9, 2022

Trend Recap: This trend is all about showing the before and after of something. Think photo edits, art projects, a recipe, home renovations, you get the idea.

The magic is all in the transition.

This audio is slowly growing in popularity, so now is a great time to jump in!

Audio: Original Audio - courtneymichelle

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Trend: Right Down The Line – March 2, 2022

Trend Recap: Call it the Euphoria effect, but ever since this ~ vibey ~ guitar track landed a spot on the hit television series, it's been taking over our timelines — typically accompanying an atmospheric montage of video clips.

Audio: Right Down the Line by Gerry Rafferty

Trend: So I'm Addicted To This – March 2, 2022

Trend Recap: This trend is all about calling out something (or someone) you simply can't live without.

From adorable puppies to beauty must-haves, and epic scenery — there are no wrong answers here.

Audio: Reneeroaming - So I’m Addicted To This…

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And there you have it – the latest Instagram Reels trends we’ve spotted on the feed.

Feeling inspired? This guide has the top Reels hacks you need to know – from editing tips to making them more accessible.  

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