Released on September 14, MV “Back Door” has gotten 109,869,136 views, a quite impressive number compared to many other groups. With the continuously changing beat and music drop, “Back Door” brought both magical and mysterious vibes to viewers. The most interesting thing was the incredible low voice of Felix finally got the chance to shine, his rap part at the end of the song impressed lots of netizens.
On November 24, Time magazine surprised netizens when choosing Back Door as one of the ten best songs of 2020, alongside other famous names such as W.A.P (CardiB ft. Megan Thee Stallion), Yo Perreo Sola (Bad Bunny), and many more.
Coming in 19th place, “eight” MV received 109,641,517 views. This song’s a collaboration between IU and Suga, officially aired on May 6. This is one of the most anticipated collaborations that KPOP fans were waiting for. IU and Suga’s vocals are incredibly harmonious. Though not everyone understands the lyrics, they can still tell “Eight” is a sad song despite its bright melody.
On Twitter, hashtags related to the song ranked in the first five positions of the world’s top trends. Immediately after its debut, “Eight” hit the top of Melon’s 5-minute chart. The song also became the fastest song with 50,000 hearts on the chart, surpassing the old record that BTS set with the hit “ON”.
The next place belongs to Hwasa’s “Maria” which has 113,666,599 views. Hwasa quickly received attention from the audience with a sexy appearance and a husky voice. Whether working with MAMAMOO or going solo, Hwasa’s sexy style doesn’t change.
Therefore, she quickly gained impressive achievements when being on top both Genie and Melon charts. This proves Hwasa’s strong attraction though having a comeback at the same time with huge names like BLACKPINK and Sunmi.
“Not Shy” is the next one on this list, which has 124,602,522 views. This song is ITZY’s most successful piece of music in 2020. The MV includes stunning dance moves and an energetic beat. Therefore, the 5 girls easily reaped many achievements.
According to the Hanteo system, ITZY’s album Not Shy in the first week sold 144,355 copies. For a new group like ITZY, that’s quite a decent number. To recognize ITZY’s hard work, their fans left lots of compliments about how the song, lyrics and visuals were so well invested. With recent achievements, ITZY are gradually asserting their position in the KPOP industry.
On April 6, G-Idle released the group’s 3rd mini-album “I Trust” and the title song “Oh My God.” Until now, “Oh My God” MV has reached 124,782,365 views. It’s composed by the talented leader of G-IDLE, Soyeon. At first hearing, you can already feel the mysterious yet super elegant and powerful vibes.
After just 24 hours, (G)-idle hit the top trending in 35 countries on the iTunes chart. Also, they won 1st place on the KPOP album chart in the United States. Especially, after 24 hours of release, the MV surpassed 17 million views, making G-IDLE the first KPOP girl group to hit this record in 2020.
Coming in 15th place is “Make A Wish” by NCT U. Until now, the MV has reached 130,825,375 views, an impressive number for NCT after years of hard work. This comeback attracted a lot of attention by the number of members up to 23. In the MV, NCT U transformed into extremely powerful and handsome Gods.
The MV brought us a vibe like the legendary movie “Thousand and One Nights.” Listening to this Pop Electro song, you will feel an oddly fresh and low-key powerful spirit hidden under the rhythm. Similar to their former music products, this MV of NCT U is still one of the most novel products in SM Entertainment.
The 14th most-viewed MV is “God’s Menu” with 165,217,950 views. 2020 is indeed a great year for Stray Kids because they have now appeared twice on the list. Stray Kids officially came back with the MV “God’s Menu” on June 17. Just like the song’s title, the boys brought a spectacular performance with countless “delicious dishes”. Stray Kids’ music in this comeback received a lot of praises from netizens.
Though the group still followed the EDM pit trend, it’s overall quite ear-catching. As for the MV, everything was built based on a sci-fi concept with numerous social contexts. The fact that the MV had separate settings for all Stray Kids’ members and constantly switched back and forth between them also plays a crucial role in attracting so many views for the group.
Agust D a.k.a Suga officially returned with the mixtape D-2 and the MV of the title song Daechwita on May 22. “Daechwita” MV, which has recently reached 174,058,861 views, was highly appreciated for the content that conveyed the culture and Korean history in a very modern way.
After only 24 hours of release, Agust D has established a series of remarkable achievements: topping the MV likes on YouTube among Korean solo artists, taking the top global trending on Twitter. He’s also the first Korean solo artist at the same time # 1 on both iTunes and Apple Music worldwide album charts with D-2.
“DUN DUN” MV was officially released on February 3, which so far has reached 176,347,775 views. In this comeback, EVERGLOW is still loyal to the cool, girl-crush image and powerful beat. Just after 30 minutes of release, the 1-year-old rookie surprised fans when they reached more than 400,000 views on Youtube.
The interesting thing is, EVERGLOW is currently a rookie girl group not coming from BIG 4 with the most impressive YouTube views record. After this comeback, they’re expected to become one of the most outstanding girl groups in the future.
On October 26, ONCEs could again reunite with TWICE through their latest music product, “I Can’t Stop Me” which has reached 179,113,945 views. “I Can’t Stop Me” didn’t disappoint fans by bringing a completely new style with the 90s retro melody. Moreover, “parallel worlds” was chosen as the central theme for the MV.
With this comeback, TWICE also hyped fans up for releasing the first ever song full of dark and tempting spirits, implying that the girls are now more mature. Just a few hours after its release, “I Can’t Stop Me” occupied many high positions on the Korean charts. The MV also reached 1 million likes on YouTube after just 2 hours of posting.
The first fighter to get into top 10 of the list is BTS’s “Life goes on” with 206,090,148 views. Despite the explosive worldwide reputation, BTS is still a hardworking group when they have up to 3 comebacks this year. In fact, “Life goes on”, the song released on November 20 was their third comeback.
Unlike the cheerful and vibrant “Dynamite”, “Life Goes On” has a deeper and softer melody. The footage in the MV directed by Jungkook’s also simple, with no fussy effect because it shows BTS’s everyday life. Many people thought it would be a challenge for BTS because the new song didn’t have spectacular techniques or eye-catching choreography.
Still, “Life Goes On” received tons of positive responses from netizens and topped many digital charts just a short while after releasing.
Until now, this incredible product has reached 218,272,113 views, ranking 9th on the most viewed MVs of KPOP. At first, the Black Swan Art Film was released on January 17. Therefore, many people thought this would be the only video of the song. However, BTS suddenly released the MV and turned ARMY into the happiest fandom on Earth.
If in Black Swan Art Film, fans can only enjoy the artistic performance from the MN Dance Company artists. Yet now, ARMY can fully enjoy the dance performance from BTS. The scene filmed at the big theaters showed off the artist’s charismatic dance moves and stunning appearance.
Very quickly, the Black Swan hashtag took first place on the Global Top Trending.
On February 28, BTS released the second MV version for their title track “ON” of the album “MAP OF THE SOUL: 7”. It has now gotten 218,972,346 views.
Many people thought that with a strong, aggressive song like “ON”, BTS and Big Hit would release an explosive MV like the previous choreography version. Yet, they always know how to surprise fans because the MV was filled with picturesque colors and scenes, reminiscent of Hollywood movies.
Despite a strong visual impression, the MV content may come as quite confusing for some because of many metaphorical scenes. The content of the MV was built on the “BTS universe”, creating a large storyline that probably only loyal fans can understand.
When it comes to summer songs, “MORE & MORE” is certainly among the most suitable to play. Similar to many other songs of TWICE, President Park Jin Young was in charge of writing lyrics and mixing melodies. The credit of this song has the presence of many famous names such as MNEK, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, and Zara Larsson.
Since the MV was filled with happy and bright looks, you can immediately feel the light and cheerful vibe of summer. After just one day of release, ‘MORE & MORE’ reached 19.1 million views and 2.2 million likes, breaking all TWICE’s former record . Up until now, it has 219,515,362 views.
MV “WANNABE” now has gotten 251,373,767 views. This MV was released on March 9. With a powerful concept and stunning choreography, the MV quickly received positive comments from netizens. After nearly 24 hours of release, MV “WANNABE” was trending in 57 countries.
After one day, the MV achieved more than 11 million views, more than 1 million likes, surpassed ICY to become one of the most-liked KPOP girl groups’ MV in 12 hours and 4 minutes. WANNABE also achieved success on many digital music charts when being top 1 on Genie, Flo, Bugs, Soribada, etc.
On October 1, BLACKPINK officially released “Lovesick Girls” MV which now reached 299,007,815 views. With a completely different style from previous products, “Lovesick Girls” made a powerful impression worldwide. The song is a very meaningful story about girls with emotional wounds but still yearning for love.
Many viewers commented that the 4 girls’ current visuals are at their peak. In the millions of comments under the MV Lovesick Girls, special attention was paid to the comment section of Selena Gomez. She expressed her love for the MV and her great love for them: “I can’t express how proud I am of you girls, keep it up !!! Massive love”.
Thanks to their well investment, “ON Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima” now has a great number of views, 304,721,733. Released on February 28, BTS again made fans proud by bringing a spectacular MV with Hollywood movie vibes. In addition to the dreamy scenes with many layers of meaning, the members’ acting also drew attention.
Their top choreography, excellent visuals, sexy and badass outfits really excited tons of Kpop fans. Not only ARMY but also netizens in general, gave a lot of praise for this BTS’s comeback product.
Only after the first 24 hours of release, the number of views of “ON Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima” MV was recorded with more than 44 million. With such impressive views, the first version of “ON” became the MV with the most views in the first 24 hours after YouTube changed its narrative. Not only that, the MV was also in the top trending of 87 countries around the world.
The third-place belongs to BLACKPINK “Ice Cream” MV, which has 447,430,902 views. On August 27, BlackPink and Selena Gomez officially released the MV for the song “Ice Cream.” The MV reached 1.79 million views on Youtube premiered – breaking the previous record of the MV “How You Like That.” In the MV, Selena Gomez impresses fans with a sexy appearance in a bodysuit.
On the contrary, BlackPink appears with a dynamic, bright, and sweet appearance. The team focused on colorful settings and makeup to bring a bright summer vibe to the MV. On social networks, the audience praised this collab product: “Ice Cream is exactly what I need for the summer,” “The song feels different from the usual BlackPink songs.”
The runner-up is no other than BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That” MV with 706,532,470 views. Released in June, “How You Like That” marked the comeback of BLACKPINK after more than one year being away from the music industry. Being the opening single for the spectacular series of comebacks afterward, this song was well-invested from the settings, the beat to the lyrics and choreography.
Less than 5 hours after its release, this MV quickly gained more than 22 million views on YouTube, surpassing BTS’ earlier product in most viewed premiere video with 1.6 million views. More impressively, after two days of release, it earned more than 100 million views on YouTube. This proves the charm and reputation of BLACKPINK, these girls are still rocketing and showing no signs of slowing down.
The first position on this list belongs to another product from BTS. On August 21, BTS officially released “Dynamite”, which has become the most-viewed KPOP MV in 2020 with 717,392,661 views. Unlike most products of the Bangtan Boys, “Dynamite” possesses a colorful and youthful concept.
Immediately after its release, the MV created a “seismic” with a series of outstanding achievements. It reached the milestone of 2.99 million viewers on premiering time. This number helped BTS set a new world record, profoundly breaking the previous achievements that BLACKPINK held with “How You Like That” (1.66 million views). “Dynamite” officially hit 20 million views after just 1 hour 14 minutes, becoming the fastest MV in the world to mark the milestone.
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