While views can be seen as one way to measure how popular a K-Pop artist’s music video is, it’s typically not the most accurate type of data due to how easy it is for fans to stream them repeatedly just for the purpose of increasing views. Likes on these videos, however, are a much better indicator of how people are reacting to the MVs, since you can only like a video once per YouTube account. Therefore, the most “popular” or “successful” music videos can be tentatively determined by how many likes they have received.

These are the top 5 most-liked K-Pop girl group music videos at the end of each year over the last decade.

2012

5. “Electric Shock” by f(x): 222.0k likes

4. “I Got A Boy” by Girls’ Generation: 264.4k likes

3. “I Am the Best” by 2NE1: 269.3k likes

2. “The Boys” by Girls’ Generation: 298.9k likes

1. “Gee” by Girls’ Generation: 299.1k likes

2013

5. “Electric Shock” by f(x): 307.5k likes

4. “I Am the Best” by 2NE1: 362.8k likes

3. “The Boys” by Girls’ Generation: 374.1k likes

2. “Gee” by Girls’ Generation: 377.4k likes

1. “I Got A Boy” by Girls’ Generation: 473.6k likes

2014

5. “Electric Shock” by f(x): 392.9k likes

4. “Gee” by Girls’ Generation: 462.5k likes

3. “The Boys” by Girls’ Generation: 466.1k likes

2. “I Am the Best” by 2NE1: 493.5k likes

1. “I Got A Boy” by Girls’ Generation: 614.7k likes

2015

5. “Electric Shock” by f(x): 478.1k likes

4. “Gee” by Girls’ Generation: 562.0k likes

3. “The Boys” by Girls’ Generation: 577.1k likes

2. “I Am the Best” by 2NE1: 663.5k likes

1. “I Got A Boy” by Girls’ Generation: 772.9k likes

2016

5. “The Boys” by Girls’ Generation: 752.1k likes

4. “I Am the Best” by 2NE1: 869.6k likes

3. “TT” by TWICE: 888.1k likes

2. “BOOMBAYAH” by BLACKPINK: 976.5k likes

1. “I Got A Boy” by Girls’ Generation: 973.9k likes

2017

5. “Playing With Fire” by BLACKPINK: 1.61 million likes

4. “Likey” by TWICE: 1.66 million likes

3. “TT” by TWICE: 1.77 million likes

2. “BOOMBAYAH” by BLACKPINK: 2.37 million likes

1. “As If It’s Your Last” by BLACKPINK: 2.48 million likes

2018

5. “Playing With Fire” by BLACKPINK: 2.74 million likes

4. “Whistle” by BLACKPINK: 2.75 million likes

3. “BOOMBAYAH” by BLACKPINK: 4.45 million likes

2. “As If It’s Your Last” by BLACKPINK: 4.50 million likes

1. “DDU-DU DDU-DU” by BLACKPINK: 6.65 million likes

2019

5. “Whistle” by BLACKPINK: 4.10 million likes

4. “As If It’s Your Last” by BLACKPINK: 6.23 million likes

3. “BOOMBAYAH” by BLACKPINK: 6.86 million likes

2. “DDU-DU DDU-DU” by BLACKPINK: 11.58 million likes

1. “Kill This Love” by BLACKPINK: 11.64 million likes

 

2020

5. “Lovesick Girls” by BLACKPINK: 11.58 million likes

4. “Ice Cream” by BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez: 15.48 million likes

3. “DDU-DU DDU-DU” by BLACKPINK: 16.51 million likes

2. “Kill This Love” by BLACKPINK: 17.86 million likes

1. “How You Like That” by BLACKPINK: 18.84 million likes

2021 (So Far)

5. “Lovesick Girls” by BLACKPINK: 11.93 million likes

4. “Ice Cream” by BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez: 15.84 million likes

3. “DDU-DU DDU-DU” by BLACKPINK: 16.92 million likes

2. “Kill This Love” by BLACKPINK: 18.36 million likes

1. “How You Like That” by BLACKPINK: 19.34 million likes