Over the past decades, the number of views on YouTube skyrocketed; we are mainly talking about it in the first 24 hours.
Four top musicians make the full 10 YouTube videos that have received the most amount of views in the first 24 hours, and these four musicians have bagged millions of views in just 24 hours. Blackpink, BTS, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift have been ruling the charts and are continuously breaking their set records with their new and fantastic music videos.
BTS is a K-pop boy band that has been featured on this list about five times, and once again, they broke the record with the release of the new song “Dynamite.” In about 24 hours following the new song “Dynamite,” the boy band’s first entirely English song, it was viewed 101 million times in just 24 hours, by which they gained number one spot on the list.
A YouTube spokesperson in an interview with Variety said, “We can confirm that Dynamite by BTS has set a new record by surpassing more than 100 million views in just 24 hours of release.”
Listed below are the topmost viewed YouTube videos in just 24 hours:
Dynamite by BTS – 101 million views:
Dynamite by BTS is a disco-pop single; the lyrics sing about confidence and joy, which brings a brand new surge of much-required energy that will reinvigorate the music community. In this song, the boys find their happiness by doing what they do best and are seen engaging themselves in a perpetual cycle of receiving and giving joy to the world through their music and performance. Dynamite is also BTS’s first-ever song to be released entirely in English. This video’s choreography is upbeat and edgy, and many powerfully addictive moments mark the energy and charm of each BTS member.
How you like that by Blackpink – 86 million views:
Blackpink is the Korean female band whose lavish and fancy music videos have regularly attracted millions of viewers to their channel. They have recently set a new record for the most significant music video premium ever made on YouTube. How you like that is a song that is built as a pre-single that was released in September 2020. In the music video, you can see Lisa, Jennie, Jisoo, Rose, and Jennie in many dramatically lit settings, from an ice palace to lush rainforest to a room that is filled with scorched umbrellas, and to a grand hall, where statues of horses and dancers surround the four women.
Ice cream by Blackpink and Selena Gomez – 79 million views:
“Ice cream” is a refreshing and fun song with flirtatious lyrics and a bubble gum dance-pop track. Bekah BOOM, the song contributor, wanted to showcase and highlight the girl’s charm and personality to the song lyrics. The song’s lyrics state that the girls are sweet and charming like ice cream, whereas they can also be cold and aggressive on the outside. The music video perfectly contributes to the song and its lyrics. While the entire video has a consistent ice-cream theme, there are also so many bright colors, dynamic and unique sets, as well as a cute and gorgeous outfit that compliments each of the beautiful girls.
Life Goes On by BTS – 71.6 million views:
2020 was an objectively terrible year. The sense of loss during the year 2020 was quite real. Because of the covid-19 breakout, We were all restricted on what we can do and where we can go. Everyday things like celebrating a holiday, seeing friends, and going to a concert were not normal anymore. “Life Goes On” by BTS is a song made by BTS for their fans who have missed their live appearances and concerts. It is one of the most personal and relatable music videos ever made by BTS. The music video was directed by the youngest member of the group, Jungkook.
Lovesick Girls by Blackpink – 61 million views:
The lovesick girl is a song that is sung by a South Korean girl band named Blackpink. The song was released in October 2020. The song was written by band members Jennie and Jisoo. The lovesick girl is an electro-pop and dance-pop track with various elements of EDM, folk, and country sound. The lyrics of the song deals with pain and heartbreak. The song’s video was directed by Seo Hyun-Seung and was uploaded on the official YouTube channel of Blackpink. It received 61 million views in just the first 24 hours, making it the sixth biggest 24-hour music video. Jisoo, a Blackpink member, said in an interview, “this song was made to send a hopeful message to girls who were constantly hurting in a relationship but yet set out to find a new love.”
ON by BTS – 46 million views:
“ON” is the lead single of BTS’s new album named Map of the Soul. The song was released in February 2020. Apart from the original song, they also released a version featuring the famous Australian singer Sia. The band released two official videos. The first music video was released on February 21, 2020, and was dubbed by Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come, Prima. In this video, BTS collaborated with The Lamp, The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle corps. The second music video was released on February 28, 2020. The music video included a reference to many famous movies and television shows like The Maze Runner, Bird Box, The Lion King, Game of Thrones, Narnia, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Do little. There was also reference to Bible stories like Adam and Eve and Noah’s Ark.
Fast and Furious nine official trailer – 151 million views:
The first trailer for Fast and Furious nine was released in February 2020. The trailer was almost 4 minutes long and managed to connect about 151 million views in just 24 hours of release. The first trailer of Fast and Furious nine have suggested that the series is heading towards a conclusion. The trailer was officially released during a Fast and Furious concert in Miami, set up by Universal to feature its vast hype and the trailer drop. The trailer shows Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) and Dominic Toretto ( Vin Diesel) living on a beautiful farm where they are raising Brian (Toretto’s son). Toretto says, “now that I am a father, I cannot live my life a quarter-mile at a time anymore.” But the quaint family situation will soon turn ominous, as Letty says to Brian, “it’s for protection – from what’s coming” while gifting him a necklace. In the trailer, you can also see John Cena as the new main character.
In August, BTS, a South Korean boy band, recorded the records for the fastest most viral music video with a hundred and 101 million views within the first 24 hours of release with their video “Dynamite.” The seven-member boyband crushed their fellow Korean female pop band Blackpink’s record of 86 million views in the first 24 hours of release. The overall top video, which is based on views count in the first 24 hours, was a prank video that was uploaded on Facebook on the horror film “Rings” in the year 2017.
Music videos are one of the most popular contents on YouTube. Currently, “Despacito Ft. Daddy Yankee” by Luis Fonsi is the most popular YouTube video. The audience is highly engaged in music videos, and in the year 2010, all the most viewed videos on YouTube related to music, Justin Bieber, Wiz Khalifa, and Lady Gaga claim the title of popular music video before Fonsi.
Since the mid-2000, Korean pop artists have been currently making a splash on YouTube. The Gangnam style in 2012 went truly mainstream in the Western music industry. K-Pop artists mainly make the fastest viral videos like Blackpink, Twice, PSY, and BTS.