Top 20 Most-Viewed K-Pop Music Videos In 2016 So Far

As we move into the month of June, the start of summer is a good time to look back on the events of the first half of the year.

Before heavy-hitters EXO and the slew of planned summer comebacks can change up the list, a Korean media outlet examined the most-viewed K-pop music videos of the first half of 2016.

TWICE, BTS, and GFRIEND take the coveted Top 3 spots. TWICE’s Cheer Up is in first place with 43.6 million views as of June 9. BTS’s “Fire” takes second place with 28.3 million views and GFRIEND’s “Rough” is close behind at 24.6 million views. It should be noted that TWICE and BTS came back in the spring while “Rough” was released in January.

4minute’s “Hate” is in fourth place with 23.6 million views, Taeyeon’s “Rain” is in fifth place with 21.4 million views, and GOT7’s “Fly” is in sixth place with 20.8 million views. With GOT7 and TWICE’s entries on the list, JYP Entertainment is the only company to have two idol groups in the Top 10.

Rounding out the Top 10 is Baekhyun and Suzy’s duet Dream at No. 7 (18.5 million views), Zico’s “I Am You, You Are Me” at No. 8 (16.9 million views), BTS’ “Save Me” at No. 9 (14.1 million views), and Jessica’s “Fly” at No. 10 (13.9 million views) . BTS is the only idol group to have two music videos in the Top 10.

Moving into the second half of the Top 20! At No. 11 is MAMAMOO’s “You Are The Best” (13.7 million views), Jimin’s “Call You Bae” (12.5 million views) featuring EXO’s Xiumin is No. 12, and NCT U’s “The 7th Sense” is No. 13 with 12 million views. Both “Dream” and “Call You Bae” have shown that cross-company collaborations can result in a wider audience as well as great music.

Block B’s “Toy” is No. 14 with 11.6 million views, Lee Hi’s “Breathe” is No. 15 with 11.4 million views, and BTS’s “Epilogue: Young Forever” is No. 16 with 11.3 million views. With this third entry in the list, BTS is the only idol group to have three music videos in the Top 20.

WINNER’s long-awaited comeback “Sentimental” is No. 17 with 10.59 million views, Tiffany’s “I Just Wanna Dance” is No. 18 with 10.54 million views, Crush’s “Don’t Forget” is No. 19 with 9.9 million views, and I.O.I’s “Dream Girls” is No. 20 with 9.7 million views.

Which music video was your favorite?

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