Top 10 Blackpink Songs

Blackpink Songs

Our top 10 Blackpink songs list looks at the catalog of a girl band famed for its K-pop influence. The South Korean band was formed in 2016, rising steadily to one of the most reputable music acts. Blackpink is one of the most powerful celebrities in South Korea, only second to the boy band, BTS. The girl band has become a global sensation for its amazing talent, amassing a total of over seventy-one million YouTube subscribers. This is the highest number of subscribers by a musical artist/band.

The girl band released its debut album, Square One was released under YG Entertainment in 2016. Square One (2016) was home to great hits, including “Whistle” and “Boombayah.” The two songs charted at number two and one on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart, respectively. This made Blackpink the third South Korean artist to occupy the first and second positions simultaneously on the chart.

Blackpink released its sophomore album, Square Two, in the same year to build on the success of the debut album. The album saw the band chart at number two on the Billboard World Albums. Square Two (2016) also rose to number thirteen on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums. Some of the musical gems from the album include “Playing with Fire” and “Stay.”

Floodgates of success opened for Blackpink after the band received massive awards in its motherland, South Korea. This was credited to the band’s blending of K-pop, folk-pop, and tropical house. The girl band also received recognition from Billboard, who named Blackpink one of the preeminent upcoming K-pop bands of 2016.

Blackpink scored its third number one on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart with the standalone single “As If It’s Your Last.” The song also managed to climb to the thirteenth position on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. Like most of the K-pop acts, Blackpink released an EP in the Korean language to fully reach its local fans feasibly. The EP was entitled Square Up, released in mid-2018.

“Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” served as the lead single to the EP. Despite the song being delivered in the Korean language, the song still managed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart. “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” managed to rise to number fifty-five and seventy-two on the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart, respectively. With slightly over thirty-six million views, “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” was the most-viewed video in Korea within twenty-four hours of its release.

A number one on the Billboard World Albums chart wasn’t much of a struggle for Blackpink, having their EP Square Up (2018) reach this feat again. However, the girl band had achieved big with Square Up (2018), with the album rising to number forty on the Billboard 200. The band started making successful collaborations, thanks to its fame. Dua Lipa featured Blackpink on her hit “Kiss and Make Up.” The song peaked at number thirty-six on the UK Singles Chart, making it the band’s second entry on the chart.

“Sour Candy” was the band’s next big collaboration hit. Released in 2020, “Sour Candy” marked the first time Lady Gaga worked with Blackpink. The song rose to number thirty-three on the Billboard Hot 100. This was the band’s best performing release on the chart at the time. Blackpink has since released other reputable singles that have seen the girl band make its name as one of the most reputable K-pop ensembles.

Currently, the band boasts of multiple awards, winning an award for almost all its high charting tracks. As if that is not enough, the girl band has got six Guinness World Records under their name for various records. Blackpink remains one of the most iconic ensembles globally famed for its blend of K-pop, EDM, trap, and hip-hop. The girl band adds to the list of notable South Korean K-pop artists, including Seventeen, Itzy, BTS, Enhypen, and Big Bang. Here we present the best Blackpink songs you might wish to add to your playlist.

#10 – Whistle

Ushering us to the top 10 Blackpink songs is the hit “Whistle.” The song is featured on Blackpink’s debut single album Square One (2016). It is the musical styles and the song’s composition that makes it quite a hit. This drum and bass hit adds some elements of hip-hop, making it feel quite appealing for the western audience. “Whistle” managed to rise to number two on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart.

#9 – Playing With Fire

“Playing with Fire” is a three-minute tropical house tune by Blackpink. The song was penned by Teddy Park, who teamed up with R. Tee in composing the song’s music. This commercially successful hit is featured on the girl band’s sophomore single album Square Two (2016). In 2017, “Playing with Fire” won the Song of the Year-November accolade on the Gaon Chart Music Awards. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart.

#8 – Lovesick Girls

Coming in at number eight on our top 10 Blackpink songs is the hit “Lovesick Girls.” The song is featured on the girl band’s first Korean language LP, The Album (2020). “Lovesick Girls” blends dance-pop, electro-pop, and EDM to deliver a unique and catchy sound. The song’s lyrics allude to dealing with pain emanating from a heartbreak. Despite all, the girls still show some yearning for romance.

#7 – Forever Young

“Forever Young” is one of Blackpink’s most reputable K-pop hits. The song is featured on the band’s first Korean EP, Square Up (2016). This almost four-minute hit was penned Teddy Park and Future Bounce. The song helped Blackpink form a solid foundation as a reputable K-pop band. With sales of over two and a half million copies in South Korea, “Forever Young” became the band’s second Platinum-certified hit.

#6 – Ice Cream ft. Selena Gomez

Number six on the top 10 Blackpink songs is the hit “Ice Cream.” The song is featured as the second single to Blackpink’s The Album (2020). This song finds a balance between electro-pop, trap, and bubblegum pop. “Ice Cream” is a collaborative hit that finds Blackpink teaming up with Selena Gomez. The ladies detail how they are different from other females using amazing metaphors. “Ice Cream” peaked at number thirteen and thirty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart.

#5 – Boombayah

Released on the band’s debut single album Square One (2016), “Boombayah” is one of Blackpink’s reputable releases. The song finds the girl band taking on hip-hop elements and the dance reverberations that saw fellow Koreans Big Bang and Psy achieve success internationally. “Boombayah” rose to number one on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart. Its music video marked the first K-pop song to hit one billion views on YouTube.

#4 – As If It’s Your Last

“As If It’s Your Last” is a standalone hit that rose to the peak on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart. The song blends elements of synth-pop, house, moombahton, and reggae. Its shimmery blending of elements of different music genres makes it one of the band’s most exciting upbeat songs. “As If It’s Your Last” reached number thirteen on the Billboard Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

#3 – How You Like That

Coming in at number three is the hit “How You Like That.” The song is featured as the lead single to Blackpink’s The Album (2020). “How You Like That” has broken numerous records. Some of them include the fastest song to surpass a hundred million and two hundred million views on YouTube. The song also amassed over eighty-three million views within its first twenty-fours of uploading to YouTube. “How You Like That” peaked at number thirty-three on the Billboard Hot 100.

#2 – Kill This Love

“Kill This Love” is the title track and lead to Blackpink’s first EP under Interscope Records. This three-minute hit is famed for its electro-pop feel. “Kill This Love” was penned by Bekuh Boom, Teddy Park, 24, and R. Tee. Its lyrics allude to a lady’s resolution to terminate a toxic relationship. “Kill This Love” manages to rise to number forty-one on the Billboard Hot 100.

#1 – Ddu-Du Ddu-Du

Number one on our top Blackpink songs is the hit “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du.” The song is featured on the EP Square Up (2018). With over one billion, seven hundred YouTube views, “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” is the band’s most viewed release. “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” blends elements of hip-hop and K-pop combining percussion rhythms for a distinct sonic feel. The song peaked at number fifty-five on the Billboard Hot 100.

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