Which are the most iconic K-pop dances? Find out in my article below! These are some of the hardest kpop dances that your favorite idols have performed amazingly!
Over the last few years one of the biggest growing industries in the world is undoubtedly the K-Pop industry. They are growing in leaps and bounds and have also reached a global level.
‘Seo Taiji and Boys’ became the first ever K-Pop group in history, when they made their debut back in 1992. Looks like they paved the way for the K-Pop industry to reach greater heights and gain international fame over the years.
The Idols go through years and years of training before they make their debut and that’s how K-Pop artists both solo and in groups come out with such iconic music videos and performances.
So check out the compilation of 16 of the most iconic K-Pop music video dances until date!
Most Iconic K-Pop Dances
1. ‘Gangnam Style’ MV by PSY
Date of release: 15 July 2012
Number of views: 4.4 billion
“Open Gangnam style” sounds familiar, doesn’t it? I’m sure this song rings a bell in most of our ears because back in 2012 at almost every event or in most public spots, you could hear the song play and not just in South Korea, but globally!
Yes, that’s how famous this song became and it was sung by none other than Park Jae-sang, more commonly known as Psy, his stage-name.
Psy is a singer, songwriter and also a rapper who is from South Korea and gained international fame after the release of this song ‘Gangnam Style’.
2. ‘Ddu Du Ddu Du’ MV by BLACKPINK
Date of release: 15 June 2018
Number of views: 1.9 billion
Well, I’m pretty sure that every Blink out there loves dancing to this song sung by the world-famous all-girl band from South Korea, Blackpink, formed under YG Entertainment. Blackpink consists of four members namely Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa and Rose.
Even though they made their debut in 2016, the song Ddu Du Ddu Du, which was released in 2018, helped them become even more popular and made them gain a great deal of world-wide attention.
3. ‘Dynamite’ MV by BTS
Date of release: 21 August 2020
Number of views: 1.5 billion
Dynamite was the very first English single released by the most famous K-Pop boy band in history – BTS, becoming number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, USA.
BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys are a group of 7 members including RM, Jin, V, Suga, Jimin, J-Hope and Jungkook, who hail from South Korea and debuted as a band in 2013, under the company Big Hit Entertainment and have been super active in the K-Pop industry ever since then.
4. ‘TT’ MV by Twice
Date of release: 23 October 2016
Number of views: 634 million
‘TT’ became one of the best performing songs in 2016 and took one of the top spots in the Gaon’s Digital Chart and on Billboards too! In the United States, over 30,000 copies were sold becoming Twice’s best selling song in the US.
The girl group Twice was formed in 2015 under the company JYP Entertainment and are still active. The members include Nayeon, Tzuyu, Jeongyeon, Chaeyoung, Momo, Dahyun, Sana, Mina and Jihyo.
5. ‘Bang Bang Bang’ MV by BIGBANG
Date of release: 1 June 2015
Number of views: 599 million
‘Bang Bang Bang’ was one of the most-streamed and also one of the best-selling singles in South Korea in 2015. It was also one among the top at the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart.
This song was sung by the all-boy band, BigBang, which is a band formed under the company YG Entertainment in 2006. The members include Seungri, Taeang, T.O.P, Desang and G-Dragon.
6. ‘BBoom BBoom’ MV by MOMOLAND
Date of release: 3 January 2018
Number of views: 571 million
With a whopping 571 million views earned in just 4 years, the song ‘BBoom BBoom’ gained superb success after its release back in 2018. It was sung by the girl group Momoland.
Momoland consists of 6 members including JooE, Jane, Ahin, Hyebin, Nancy and Nayun. They made their debut as a band in 2016 and have been active ever since then. They are a band under the company MLD Entertainment.
7. ‘Love Shot’ MV by EXO
Date of release: 13 December 2018
Number of views: 520 million
‘Love Shot’ was a huge hit in 2018, the year of its release. It was the 5th studio album released by their band. This song has often been titled as the song with a “memorably addictive chorus”.
EXO is a boy band consisting of 9 members, formed in 2012 under the company SM Entertainment. The members include Sehun, Kai, D.O., Xiumin, Suho, Chen, Chanyeol, Lay and Baekhyun.
8. ‘Wannabe’ MV by ITZY
Date of release: 9 March 2020
Number of views: 452 million
ITZY is a super famous girl band of five members namely Yuna, Yeji, Lia, Chaeryeong and Ryuijin.
They are a band formed under the company JYP Entertainment and made their debut in 2019 and are still very active in the K-Pop industry.
‘Wannabe’ became a super huge commercial success thereafter. It gained the second spot on the K-Pop Hot 100 music singles chart and also topped the charts in countries like Malaysia and Singapore, after its release.
9. ‘I Am the Best’ MV by 2NE1
Date of release: 28 June 2011
Number of views: 323 million
Even though the all-girl K-Pop band 2NE1 made their debut in 2009 and aren’t active at present, they still remain in the minds and hearts of many of their fans and of course were a strong source of fame for the K-Pop industry.
The band consists of four members including Dara, Bom, Minzy and CL. 2NE1 was best known for being a K-Pop band that broke so many stereotypes not just in the field of music but also in the field of fashion.
10. ‘Gee’ MV by Girls’ Generation
Date of release: 8 June 2009
Number of views: 295 million
Even though the song ‘Gee’ was released over 10 years ago as of today, it still remains a huge hit back when it was released, while I am sure many still remember this song.
It became the best-selling single in South Korea during the year of its release.
Girls’ Generation is an 8 member girl band formed under the company SM Entertainment and the members include Seohyun, Yoona, Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Sooyoung, Yuri and Hyoyeon.
11. ‘Shine’ MV by Pentagon
Date of release: 2 April 2018
Number of views: 240 million
The boy band Pentagon, often called as PTG, was formed in 2016 and have been active ever since then.
They were formed under the company Cube Entertainment. The group currently has 9 members including Jinho, Wooseok, Kino, Hui, Yuto, Hongseok, Yan An, Yeo One and Shinwon.
‘Shine’ became a huge commercial success in the same year. This song was the last song E’Dawn (the group’s 10th member) sang with the group before he left the band and they then continued as nine members.
12. ‘Red Flavour’ MV by Red Velvet
Date of release: 9 July 2017
Number of views: 192 million
Irene, Selugi, Yeri, Joy and Wendy are the members of the five-girl K-Pop band called ‘Red Velvet’ who made their debut in 2014, formed under the company SM Entertainment.
‘Red Flavour’ gained immense commercial success in 2017 after its release and it also became the Best Pop Song in the 15th Korean Music Awards. It was also their first ever single to enter into the Japanese and Filipino Billboard Charts.
13.‘Gashina’ MV by Sunmi
Date of release: 22 August 2017
Number of views: 167 million views
Lee Sun-mi, who is more commonly known by her stage name Sunmi is a South Korean singer, songwriter and dancer.
She has been in the K-Pop industry since 20017, but released her single ‘Gashina’ only in 2017 and it became a huge hit thereafter.
‘Gashina’ was the first single she released after she left the girl group ‘Wonder Girls’ in 2010.
14. ‘Sorry Sorry’ MV by Super Junior
Date of release: 8 June 2008
Number of views: 143 million views
Well, the song ‘Sorry Sorry’ may seem old as it was released back in 2008, but it definitely was a hit back in the day. It was released by the boy band ‘Super Junior’, also known as ‘SJ’ in short.
Super Junior made their debut in 2005 and are still active. The group has 10 members including Kyuhyun, Leeteuk, Ryeowook, Heechul, Yesung, Siwon, Donghae, Shindong, Sungmin and Eunhyuk.
15. ‘Up and Down’ MV by EXID
Date of release: 24 August 2014
Number of views: 116 million
Although the girl band EXID may not be active now, they released some super good music during their active years including the hit song ‘Up and Down’ in 2014. This song got to the number one position on the Gaon Singles Chart.
The group members include Jeonghwa, Solji, LE, Hyelin and Hani, who made their debut in 2012 and remained active until 2020.
16. ‘Lucifer’ MV by SHINee
Date of release: 20 July 2010
Number of views: 125 million
Making their debut in 2008, the all-boy band SHINee are still active and are popular in the K-Pop industry. The band was formed under the company SM Entertainment and the group’s four members include Taemin, Minho, Onew and Key.
‘Lucifer’ was their second studio album in 2010 and it became the 6th best-selling album listed by the Gaon Album Chart selling over a 100,000 copies in 2010.
The final takeaway
Well you guys, I hope you enjoyed reading about the top viewed most iconic dances ever in the history of K-Pop!
The K-Pop industry is fast growing and I’m sure there are going to be many more such iconic performances by the Idols.
So before they release, make sure to go ahead and check out every one of these super iconic performances in these music videos so you don’t miss out!