15 K-Pop Songs Are Ranking On Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart, With One Brand New Addition
Every week, Billboard updates their World Digital Song Sales chart to show which 25 international songs are performing the best in terms of sales in the United States. Since K-Pop has become more popular in the U.S. in recent years, it tends to take up a decent portion of the list, and this week is no different.
Out of the 25 songs this week of January 16, 15 of them are from the K-Pop genre, which is a pretty big majority! One of them also newly debuted this week as well.
The new K-Pop song to debut on the chart is “Get You Alone” by EXO‘s Baekhyun. For its first week, the song is charting at #14, which isn’t anything to scoff at! Three other of Baekhyun’s solo songs, minus collaborations, have ranked higher than this — “Beautiful” at #10, “Take You Home” at #5, and “Amusement Park” at #10 — so this is is fourth highest-charting song to date.
For the rest of the K-Pop songs on the list, BTS‘s “Life Goes On” takes the highest spot at #2. It’s now on its 7th week on the chart, and it was also #2 last week, but has peaked at #1 a couple of times.
Several other BTS songs are ranking this week too, as usual. The next-highest song is “Filter”, ranked at #5 for its 44th week on the chart and down from #3 last week. “Euphoria” takes the #8 spot, up from #10 last week and now with 47 weeks total on the chart. “My Time”, now on its 44th week on the chart as well, is placed at #9, the same as last week.
BTS’s “Stay” takes the #10 placement, down from its #1 position last week and now on its 7th week on the chart. “Boy With Luv” (ft. Halsey) spends its 69th week on the chart at #18, up from #19 last week. And finally, the last BTS song to rank this week is “Mic Drop” (ft. Desiigner), placing at #22 for its 130th week and down from #17 last week.
Besides BTS, BLACKPINK has the next highest-charting K-Pop song this week, with “How You Like That” coming in at #7. It’s on its 27th week on the chart, and ranked the same last week. “Kill This Love” is also charting, ranked at #13 for its 79th week and up from #15 last week. Their third and final song on the chart this week is “DDU-DU DDU-DU”, which has now been on it for 89 weeks total and is down from #16 last week.
TWICE has a couple songs on the chart this week as well. “Cry For Me” is on the list for a 3rd week, ranked at #11, which is the same as last week. It peaked during its debut week at #1. “I Can’t Stop Me” is their second song ranking, placed at #15 for its 11th week on the list and down from #13 last week.
Two other K-Pop songs are on the list to wrap it up this week: “Mmmh” by EXO’s Kai comes in at #23, now on its 4th week and placing the same as the week before; and PSY‘s iconic hit, “Gangnam Style”, made a reappearance on the chart this week at #24, now with 350 weeks total spent on it since its release in July 2012.
Congratulations to all the ranking artists!