50 K-pop songs that dominate YouTube: BLACKPINK versus BTS – the alternative number 1

BLACKPINK and BTS alternately invaded the top 50 most viewed Kpop songs on YouTube but No.1 is the class that is hard to replace.

Counting music video views on YouTube doesn’t mean just looking at a single song’s MV. Videos of stage performances, dance practice, or other forms also partly reflect the song’s popularity. Here are the 50 most viewed K-pop songs on YouTube, based on the total views of all the videos combined.

Of course, at the top of the chart is PSY’s once-popular super hit Gangnam Style released in 2012. Since its release, the song has become a global phenomenon, sweeping all music charts in Korea and many other countries. This song quickly attracted more than 500 million views after only 100 days of release and still retains the heat until now.

The “Gangnam Style” MV alone has had 4.3 billion views. The total number of views of the videos of this song is 6.10 billion.

Coming in at 2nd place is the hit DDU-DU DDU-DU of the four YG girls released in 2018. Currently, BLACKPINK is one of the hottest names with widespread both at home and abroad. To achieve such success, in part, this song has brought BLACKPINK many “unprecedented” achievements, bringing the girls’ names to the world.

BLACKPINK’s “DDU-DU DDU-DU” MV has achieved 1.65 billion views up to now. The number of views of all related videos is 2.73 billion.

The 3rd and 4th places also belong to the hands of BLACKPINK with “Kill This Love” released in 2019 and “How You Like That” released last year.

Kill This Love has 1.38 billion views and 2.16 billion total video views, making it the 2nd MV of BLACKPINK to reach 1 billion views. Meanwhile, “How You Like That” is not far back with 926.3 million and total views including performance and dance videos of 2.06 billion.

BTS also occupies a high position in the rankings with Boy With Luv and Dynamite at 5th and 6th respectively. Currently, this is the only group in K-pop capable of competing with BLACKPINK.

Boy With Luv released in 2019 has 1.31 billion views and the views of all videos was 2.03 billion. Dynamite released in 2020 has MV’s view and total videos of 1.19 billion and 1.95 billion.

BOOMBAYAH – BLACKPINK’s debut song released in 2015 excellently kept the heat with 1.24 billion MV’s views and 1.88 billion views of all BOOMBAYAH videos. The song is at number 7.

The last three places in the top 10 are PSY’s Gentleman released in 2013 with 1.42 billion MV views and 1.65 billion views including performance videos; BTS’s DNA debuted in 2017 with MV views of 1.32 billion and 1.65 billion views for all videos. The number of 1.05 billion MV views and 1.53 billion total views of As If It’s Your Last (BLACKPINK) videos have helped this song take 10th place in the chart.

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