YouTube picks Top 10 K-pop videos of 2013
YouTube has released its Top 10 most viewed K-pop music videos of 2013 and it came as no surprise that Korean rapper Psy is No. 1.
Psy’s “Gentleman” ranked first with 598 million views to date since its release last April.
The music video has been chosen recently by TIME as the No. 1 viral video of 2013.
“Gentleman” racked up 100 million views in just four days after it was uploaded on YouTube last April 13.
Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” the most viewed video on YouTube, reached the 100-million view milestone in about one and a half months since the video was uploaded on YouTube in July last year.
Placing second on the list is Girls’ Generation’s music video for “I Got A Boy,” which has garnered 79.17 million views since its release on Dec. 31, 2012. The song is the title track of Girls’ Generation’s fourth Korean studio album with the same name.
The song was recently named by TIME as one of the year’s Top 10 Songs.
TIME said, ”The nine-woman South Korean group Girls’ Generation is a ridiculously effective hook machine, and a major phenomenon in Asia, whose biggest pop acts make One Direction and Katy Perry sound like audience-alienating avant-gardists.”
Boy band EXO, perhaps the hottest K-pop act this year, got the third and fourth places on the YouTube list.
EXO’s “Growl” has 21.12 million views on YouTube to date since its release last July 31. The song is title track of the boy band’s repackaged version of the album “XOXO.”
The music video for “Wolf,” the title song of EXO’s first studio album “XOXO,” came in fourth with 19.39 million views to date since it was uploaded on YouTube last May 30.
Two other music videos of Girls’ Generation made the list.
“Dancing Queen,” uploaded on Dec. 21, 2012, ranked fifth. The music video has 18.24 million views to date.
The girl group’s Japanese music video “Galaxy Supernova,” released last Sept. 4, ranked sixth with 17.68 million views.
F(x)’s “Rum Pum Pum Pum” ranked seventh with 17 million views to date since its release last July 24.
Super Junior M’s “Break Down,” released last Jan. 6, ranked eight. The music video has accumulated 17.2 million views to date.
2NE1′s music video for “Falling in Love,” uploaded on July 7, placed ninth. It has garnered 16.97 million views to date.
Tenth place went to 4Minute’s “What’s Your Name?,” which has 14.1 million views since its release last April 25.
YouTube’s ranking was based on K-pop videos released between December 2012 to November this year.