The Rolling Stones made major headlines in January 2023 with their arrival on TikTok with the handle @therollingstones.
The iconic rock band is the latest legacy act to join the popular social media platform. Along with joining TikTok, the Stones’ biggest hit songs are now available for use on the platform. Among the songs available are “Start Me Up,” “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Paint It, Black,” “Gimme Shelter” and more.
In addition to the launch of the Rolling Stones’ TikTok account, Mick Jagger has also joined. His individual account has the handle @jagger. Jagger’s first TikTok can be seen below and shows the singer saying hello to TikTok and playfully singing and dancing to “Sympathy For The Devil.” (Notably, Keith Richards joined TikTok in December 2021 with the handle @officialkeef.)
TikTok, of course, is one of the most popular social media apps with Gen Z, which provides many older artists the opportunity to attract new, younger fans. In June 2023, YPulse reported that more than three-quarters of Gen Z use TikTok. Additionally, nearly two-thirds of Gen Z use the platform daily. In fact, a September 2023 survey from the Pew Research Center found that 32% of 18 to 29-year-olds regularly get their news from TikTok.
On top of that, Gen Z is turning to TikTok to use as a search engine. The New York Times quotes Prabhakar Raghavan, a senior vice president at Google, on this topic in a September 2022 piece. Raghavan said, “In our studies, something like almost 40 percent of young people, when they’re looking for a place for lunch, they don’t go to Google Maps or Search. They go to TikTok or Instagram”
With all of this in mind, here are the Rolling Stones and nine other classic rock artists with accounts on TikTok.