K-pop has definitely set its roots strong amongst the audience. With a loyal fanbase and avid listers who stream, view and like the music videos of their favorite artists every time something new is dropped, it comes as no surprise that these music videos surpass millions of likes.
K-pop is a broad phrase that encompasses a wide range of musical components and genres. It can also contain Korean rock, hip hop, and electronic music, in addition to Korean pop. K-pop is a relatively new genre of music. The sort of K-Pop music you’re listening to now originated in the 1990s.
However, K-origin Pop’s date back to the 1950s, and it has been heavily inspired by many genres of Western music and pop groups since then. American pop music culture has had – and continues to have – a significant influence on K-Pop.
Listed down below are top 10 most liked K-pop songs on YouTube. (Spoilers alert! This list is full of BLACKPINK and BTS songs)
10. Idol (BTS)
Likes- 18.6 Million
Views- 1.06 Billion
BigHit Entertainment released the song as the lead single from BTS’ third compilation album Love Yourself: Answer on August 24, 2018. (2018). The digital album also includes a bonus track with an alternate version of the song featuring Nicki Minaj. The single debuted at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the two versions sold a total of 43,000 downloads in their first week in the United States. The record has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
9. Fake Love (BTS)
Likes- 18.8 Million
South Korean boy band BTS recorded the song Fake Love in Korean and Japanese. “Hitman” Bang, RM, and Pdogg collaborated on the song, with the latter serving as producer. On May 18, 2018, BigHit Entertainment released the Korean version as the lead single from the band’s third album Love Yourself: Tears (2018). On June 12, 2018, Columbia Records released the song as a single to contemporary hit radio in the United States. On June 4, 2018, a remix titled Rocking Vibe was released, and it can be found on the band’s third compilation album, Love Yourself: Answers (2018).
8. DDU-DU-DDU-DU (Black Pink)
Likes- 20.2 Million
Views- 1.79 Billion
DDU-DU-DDU-DU is a song by South Korean girl group BLACKPINK that was recorded in Korean and Japanese. It was released by YG Entertainment on June 15, 2018, in conjunction with the group’s debut Korean-language extended play, Square Up. On August 22, 2018, YGEX released the Japanese version of the song, which was available in three physical forms. Teddy Park, a YG collaborator, wrote the song, which was produced and composed by Park, 24, Bekuh Boom, and R.Tee, and is described as a hip-hop song with trap beats and bubblegum pop sounds.
7. Butter (BTS)
Likes- 21 Million
Views- 671 Million
It was released as the band’s second English-language single as a digital single on May 21, 2021, through BigHit Music and Sony Music Entertainment. Jenna Andrews, RM, Alex Bilowitz, Sebastian Garcia, Robert Grimaldi, Stephen Kirk, and Ron Perry wrote and produced the song, which has been described as disco-pop, dance-pop, and EDM. Butter garnered excellent reviews from music reviewers at its debut, including acclaim for its catchiness. It was a commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, and the United States, as well as Billboard’s Global 200 list. The song has charted in the top ten in more than 30 additional countries across the world. Megan Thee Stallion, an American rapper, contributed to the remix of the song.
6. DNA (BTS)
Likes- 21.1 Million
Views- 1.40 Billion
South Korean boy band BTS released the song DNA in two languages (Korean and Japanese). BigHit Entertainment released the Korean version on September 18, 2017 as the lead single from the band’s fifth extended album Love Yourself: Her (2017). Universal Music Japan released the Japanese version of the song as a triple A-side single album on December 6, 2017. “Hitman” Bang, Supreme Boi, KASS, Suga, RM, and Pdogg wrote both versions, with the latter of the six exclusively responsible for production. The song is featured on the band’s third compilation album, Love Yourself: Answers, in a “Pedal 2 LA” remix (2018). The lyrics of this EDM and pop song discuss fate and love at first sight.
5. Kill this Love (Black Pink)
Likes- 21.7 Million
Views- 1.49 Billion
It was released as the first single for the group’s second Korean-language EP of the same name on April 4, 2019, via YG and Interscope. Teddy Park and Bekuh Boom wrote it, and they produced it alongside R.Tee and 24. The song is defined as an electropop tune with lyrics about the girls’ choice to leave a terrible relationship. On October 16, 2019, a Japanese version of the song was released.
4. How you like That (Black Pink)
Likes- 22.7 Million
Views- 1.04 Billion
How You Like That was a commercial triumph in South Korea, reaching number one on both the Gaon and K-pop Hot 100 charts. The song has also topped the charts in Singapore, Hungary, and Malaysia, as well as appearing in 26 other nations’ record charts. The song has received gold and platinum certifications in Canada and Japan, as well as platinum certification in South Korea for the album version.
3. Gangnam Style (PSY)
Likes- 23.5 Million
Views- 4.3 Billion
Gangnam Style is a song by South Korean artist Psy that was released as the lead single from his sixth studio album, Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1 on July 15, 2012. The word “Gangnam Style” is a Korean neologism that refers to a lifestyle connected with Seoul’s Gangnam District. It is a K-pop and dance-pop song. The song garnered mixed to good reviews, with appreciation for its catchy beat and Psy’s funny dancing in the music video and during live performances throughout the world (which has since become a craze).
2. Boy with Luv (BTS)
Likes- 25.3 Million
Views- 1.44 Billion
Boy with Luv is the lead track from South Korean boy band BTS’s sixth extended play Map of the Soul: Persona. It features American singer Halsey. BigHit Entertainment published it on April 12, 2019. The song’s music video had over 74.6 million views on its first day of release, making it the most viewed internet music video in 24 hours at the time. The song was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on June 24, 2019.
1. Dynamite (BTS)
Likes- 32.4 Million
Views- 1.36 Billion
Dynamite is a song by the South Korean boy band BTS, which was released on August 21, 2020 by BigHit Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment. It’s the group’s first entirely recorded English song. The song has snapping handclaps, echoing synthesizers, and joyful horns, and was written by David Stewart and Jessica Agombar and produced by Stewart. It is an exuberant disco-pop song with elements of funk, soul, and bubblegum pop, and takes influence from 1970s music.