A lot of people are familiar with the most popular songs in K-Pop from each year, based on the view counts that they have now. But the most popular MVs from each year weren’t always the videos that ended up having the most views now! The following list includes the top 5 most-watched K-Pop music videos of each year, at that year’s end. It also lists what the view counts are at now, so you can see the comparison of how some groups have blown up in popularity since then!

2016

5. “BOOMBAYAH” by BLACKPINK

Views then: 83.7 million

Views now: 916.3 million

4. “Monster” by EXO

Views then: 89.2 million

Views now: 337.6 million

3. “Fire” by BTS

Views then: 90.9 million

Views now: 656.9 million

2. “TT” by TWICE

Views then: 94.8 million

Views now: 532.5 million

1. “Cheer Up” by TWICE

Views then: 155.6 million

Views now: 398 million

2017

5. “Spring Day” by BTS

Views then: 136.1 million

Views now: 332.4 million

4. “Knock Knock” by TWICE

Views then: 160.8 million

Views now: 259.2 million

3. “Not Today” by BTS

Views then: 174.3 million

Views now: 416.5 million

2. “As If It’s Your Last” by BLACKPINK

Views then: 208.5 million

Views now: 832.5 million

1. “DNA” by BTS

Views then: 214.0 million

Views now: 1.04 billion

2018

5. “What Is Love?” by TWICE

Views then: 237.8 million

Views now: 409.0 million

4. “BBoom BBoom” by MOMOLAND

Views then: 300.8 million

Views now: 444.5 million

3. “Idol” by BTS

Views then: 315.9 million

Views now: 706.9 million

2. “Fake Love” by BTS

Views then: 412.5 million

Views now: 736.5 million

1. “DDU-DU DDU-DU” by BLACKPINK

Views then: 574.4 million

Views now: 1.24 billion

2019

5. “Feel Special” by TWICE

Views then: 156.5 million

Views now: 247.2 million

4. “DALLA DALLA” by ITZY

Views then: 168.5 million

Views now: 207.6 million

3. “Fancy” by TWICE

Views then: 247.3 million

Views now: 324.4 million

2. “Boy With Luv” by BTS

Views then: 655.4 million

Views now: 864.3 million

1. “Kill This Love” by BLACKPINK

Views then: 695.5 million

Views now: 933.6 million

2020

5. “DUN DUN” by EVERGLOW

Views: 139.6 million

4. “MORE & MORE” by TWICE

Views: 151.2 million

3. “WANNABE” by ITZY

Views: 173.2 million

2. “ON” (Kinetic Manifesto Film) by BTS

Views: 222.6 million

1. “How You Like That” by BLACKPINK

Views: 343.2 million

To see more of the top-viewed K-Pop music videos from each year, check out this video: