The Top Ten Most Viewed K-Pop MVs on YouTube for the First Half of 2013

The Top Ten Most Viewed K-Pop MVs on YouTube for the First Half of 2013

No surprise here, PSY‘s “Gentleman” was the most globally viewed K-Pop music video for the first half of 2013

Gentleman” was the highly anticipated follow up to the worldwide success that was “Gangnam Style.” It was the most watched video on the first day and reached over 100 thousand views in four days. The video currently has gathered 453 million views since it was released in April. 

The second most watched K-Pop video was actually from a sub group and not in Korean. Super Junior‘s mandarin subunit Super Junior-M promoted its song “Break Down” in the first week of the year and since then has received 13 million views. G-Dragon and Sistar19 are also sub unit groups (or solo) that made it to the this list with G-Dragon’s “Michi Go” as the fourth most watched and SISTAR19′s “Gone Not Around Any Longer” as the fifth.

4minute made their comeback in April and made it to 3rd with “What’s Your Name.” Along with Sistar19, they were the only two girl groups in the top ten. 

BoA costarred in the music video with SHINee‘s Taemin for “Disturbance,” getting in at number six. Taemin was also in two other top music music videos for SHINee’s “Dream Girl” (7th) and “Why So Serious?” (10th). 

The list also showed the power of rookie groups. B.A.P and EXO both debuted last year but managed to beat out more experienced artists with “One Shot” (8th) and “Wolf” (9th). 

This is only for the first half of 2013, but it’s hard to believe that any K-Pop video will be able to outdo “Gentleman.”

What was your favorite video among these ten? Vote below! 

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[edit] This list was determined by all K-pop videos published on YouTube from Jan. 1 to June 24 . Girls’ Generation’s “I Got a Boy” was official released on Jan 1, but the music video was published on Dec. 31, 2012. 

66 comments
otoy86 .
otoy86 .

Well, poor SNSD.. they didn't make to the list..

It was released in 2013, but published a year (day) before..

Jolene Jolly
Jolene Jolly

Woohoo SHINee! But Boa's Disturbance is my favourite :)

Mili Solano
Mili Solano

This list was determined by all K-pop videos published on YouTube from Jan. 1 to June 24 . Girls’ Generation’s “I Got a Boy” was official released on Jan 1, but the music video was published on Dec. 31, 2012. so technically it was on December 31

VIP-tabilover
VIP-tabilover

My two favorites would have to be "One Shot and "Break Down", I like some of the others but not as much as those two (^__^)<3

flaky96
flaky96

My favourite it has to be Break Down and Dream Girl

Muso
Muso

Hm... I havr to say Michi Go by GD was my fave out of all the videos. It was entertaining to watch. Lol

CarolinaDannie
CarolinaDannie

Sorry, but I don't like Psy's " Gentleman" at all, it's like he didn't try to come up with anything new. He is more talented than that, he needs to quit listening to all those "handlers" and "yes" men.

din attento
din attento

where the hell's I Got A Boy???? O.o

Dindin Picaso
Dindin Picaso

yeah that's right it was released in 2013 so why is it not on the list? O.o

PinkBlood
PinkBlood

Technically, IGAB is uploaded on 31st Dec 2012 yes... 

but come on Soompi................. the official release is on 1st Jan 2013...

Your are going to ignore 62 million views based on this kind of a technicality? For all practical purposes, its a 2013 release. 

Meh...

Batstrike4 .
Batstrike4 .

What about IGAB? Isn't it like, over 50mill views?

Xiao Chen
Xiao Chen

why why why! but [Gangnam style] is better

Vicky Saputra
Vicky Saputra

stupid page, SNSD IGAG is released exactly on JANUARY 1. 2013 and it supposed to be on no.2..

letme
letme

Soompi, you're kidding me. How could you not include IGAB there when it was officially released on 1 Jan 2013? So meaning literally? AS IN LITERALLY 2013? Shut up. I think it's crystal clear. Hopefully upcoming awards won't exclude IGAB for this dumb reason. Sorry.

berliand7
berliand7

B.A.P one shot makes me goosebumbs, seriously

Jamyn Liu
Jamyn Liu

So you mean? They use american time? They should've used KST becoz its all about Kpop. And it would be off, becoz in KR, IGAB is #2 for 2013

741953
741953

as much as you want I Got A Boy on the list, on YouTube, the MV was indeed published on Dec 31, 2012.

i'm surprised no one mentioned that SHINee got 2 MV on Top 10!! 

gosh, that's something!!!!

Marina Ina April
Marina Ina April

snsd i got a boy dance is the most hardest and energatic . awesome dear snsd n sone

Okta Ssi
Okta Ssi

the same place where runnning has casted before .. hmm... i forgot

Vương H B Ngân
Vương H B Ngân

but it was still 2012 in US == different time zone == i hate it ==

Emirp Esor
Emirp Esor

psy..another y.g artist,.go y.ge

220696
220696

exo <3

snsd,, i  got a boy not 2013, but 2012

Jamyn Liu
Jamyn Liu

IGAB was release on Jan 1. Korean time.