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Top 10 Debut Songs or First Singles by K-Pop Boy Groups (BTS, EXO, GOT7, iKON, NCT 127, Stray Kids, TREASURE, TXT, Wanna One, X1) in Terms of Youtube View Counts! | K-Pop

K-POP male groups are becoming increasingly popular not only in Korea but also around the world. Here is a ranking of the music videos of the debut songs (first singles) of K-POP boy groups based on the number of YouTube views. You can witness their ambition when they debuted! 

1st. BTS

1. BTS (방탄소년단) ‘No More Dream’ Official MV

Appendix A. BTS (방탄소년단) ‘Butter’ Official MV

BTS’s “No More Dream” has over 200 million views. They debuted in 2013, when hip-hop was just emerging into the mainstream, and their rapping skills nurtured then are still being used today, even though their style has changed!

2nd. Wanna One

2. Wanna One (워너원) – 에너제틱 (Energetic) MV

Appendix B. Wanna One (워너원) – ‘봄바람 (Spring Breeze)’ M/V

Wanna One’s “Energetic” has over 140 million views. This is the masterpiece of Wanna One, the first male group from the PRODUCE101 series. This is also one of the best songs among all K-POP boy bands!

3rd. TXT

3. TXT (투모로우바이투게더) ‘어느날 머리에서 뿔이 자랐다 (CROWN)’ Official MV

Appendix C. TXT (투모로우바이투게더) ‘Magic’ Official MV

TXT (Tomorrow X Together), which is from the same agency and label as BTS, has gained over 130 million views. It’s a fresh group that is getting popular at a very fast pace and has promise for the future. Their performances are sharp, and the settings are futuristic.

4th. X1

4. X1 (엑스원) ‘FLASH’ MV

Appendix D. X1 (엑스원) – U GOT IT (X1 Ver.)│X1 PREMIER SHOW-CON 190827

A powerful and rhythmic K-pop song by X1, the junior member of Wanna One. The dancing of the stylish members is outrageously cool. But even if you want to dig for more, it’s impossible. It disbanded in less than half a year while its popularity was booming. This is because the fraud led to the arrests of some staff members of the PRODUCE101 show and made the planned five years of X1’s activities much shorter. Otherwise, the group would have definitely become popular worldwide! The ex-members must be successful in the future!

PRODUCE101 is also mentioned in the following articles. Please have a look.

5th. GOT7

5. GOT7 “Girls Girls Girls” M/V

Appendix E. GOT7 “NOT BY THE MOON” M/V

GOT7’s “Girls Girls Girls” has over 90 million views. Their masculine and powerful performance is so enticing!

6th. EXO

6. EXO-K 엑소케이 ‘MAMA’ MV (Korean ver.)

Appendix F. EXO-M 엑소엠 ‘MAMA’ MV (Chinese ver.)

Appendix G. EXO 엑소 ‘Don’t fight the feeling’ MV

EXO’s “MAMA” has garnered over 90 million views. This is the debut song of EXO, which started their careers by dividing them into two groups: six members working in Korean and six members working in Chinese. Grown-up EXO’s “Don’t fight the feeling” is beyond cool, with the unique basslines and their crisp dance moves! It’s one of the best songs of 2021, which has originality that could easily win the hearts of Western music fans, despite the fact that it’s also obviously different from Western trends.



Appendix H. TREASURE – BOY (Japanese Ver.) M/V 

TREASURE’s “BOY” has over 80 million views. Although they’ve only just debuted, they’re getting great momentum to make a spectacular debut in Japan!

8th. iKON

8. iKON – 취향저격(MY TYPE) M/V

Appendix I. iKON – ‘왜왜왜 (Why Why Why)’ M/V

iKON’s “MY TYPE” has received over 50 million views. It’s a fun, relaxed hip-hop-style song!

9th. Stray Kids

9. Stray Kids “District 9” M/V

Appendix J. Stray Kids “OH” M/V

Stray Kids’ “District” has over 50 million views and is one of K-POP’s most aggressive songs with their all-out dance moves.

10th. NCT 127

10. NCT 127 엔시티 127 ‘소방차 (Fire Truck)’ MV

Appendix K. NCT 127 X Amoeba Culture ‘Save’ MV

NCT 127’s “Fire Truck” has received over 30 million views. This is the debut song of NCT 127, a very popular NCT unit. This track itself has great perfection, and the wordless chorus feels great!