Big Bang tops YouTube’s most-watched K-pop videos list for 2015

December 7, 2015
(YouTube screen capture from Big Bang's "Bang Bang Bang" MV)

(YouTube screen capture from Big Bang’s “Bang Bang Bang” MV)

The top 10 K-pop videos in 2015 (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

The top 10 K-pop videos in 2015 (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Yonhap) — The music video for “Bang Bang Bang” by South Korean boy band Big Bang is the most watched K-pop video of the year, YouTube said Monday.

The U.S. video-sharing website revealed the top 10 K-pop videos of 2015, and all five songs included on the act’s latest album “MADE” are on the list; “Loser” was the runner-up, “Bae Bae” fourth, “Let’s Not Fall in Love” sixth and “Sober” ninth.

“Call Me Baby” by EXO, another boy band, finished third, and “Party” by girl group Girls’ Generation was fifth.

Big Bang’s YouTube channel also saw the biggest growth among those in Korea in the number of subscribers in the year between Nov. 24, 2014, and Nov. 23 this year.

The next fastest-growing channels were “SMTOWN” by S.M. Entertainment and “1theK” by the agency formerly known as LOEN Entertainment. The channel owned by JYP Entertainment ranked fifth. The only individually run channel on the list was the toy-themed “ToyPudding.”

YouTube said non-Koreans comprised more than 70 percent of the subscribers of 16 of the 20 fastest-growing channels.

Among “Meokbang,” or videos related to food, “Rainbow Heart Cookies Slice & Bake Surprise” showing how to make said cookies got the most views.