Blackpink is a girl-power squad that will take you through your day with their empowering tunes. From the moment they burst onto the stage to when they sign off, this versatile group has something for everyone in every situation. Blackpink is the highest-charting female Korean act on Billboard’s Hot 100 and 200, reaching number 13 with their song “Ice Cream” (2020) in America. They currently have two certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for an international recording artist debuting outside South Korea or Japan. This makes them the first-ever girl group to achieve such achievements within Kpop music history. In this article, we highlight The 10 Best Blackpink Songs of All-Time.
10. Lovesick Girls
“Lovesick Girls” is the third single from their first studio album. The EDM sound-influenced dance track deals with some pretty heavy topics for all those feeling heartbroken. Lyrically, this song talks about trying your best but sometimes not getting enough love back when you’re giving everything out there. “Lovesick Girls” spent two weeks at number 2 on the Gaon chart, topping charts in South Korea.
“Boombayah” topped the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart and is contained in Blackpink’s debut album, Square One, released on August 8 . The music video for “Boombayah,” has gained over a billion views, making it one of the few songs to hit that milestone.
8. Kill This Love
“Kill This Love” was released on April 4, 2019, as the lead single for their second Korean album and E.P. of the same name. “Kill This Love” is an electro-pop track with lyrics about ending love when things get too toxic to protect oneself from being hurt again. The single is one of the most successful K-pop songs in history, reaching number two on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
7. Playing with Fire
“Playing with Fire” is a powerful song that speaks about standing up against abuse and harassment while also giving hope by telling us we can overcome anything if we keep going despite what happens around us. It was released alongside their second digital single album, Square Two, on November 1, 2016, through Y.G. Entertainment. The music video features all five members doing individual shots and choreographed dance routines throughout different scenes from nature landscapes such as forests at night or beaches during sunrise, where you see some animals.
6. As If It’s Your Last
Blackpink recorded and released the song on June 22, 2017. The single debuted at number one in the Billboard World Digital Songs chart and was their third best-selling K-pop single of all time. Worldwide sales exceeded 1 billion (around $887 thousand). The music video was filmed outdoors during wintertime near Mount Taebaek outside Seoul. They used snow scenes, depicting different love stories between couples who have lost someone close, whether it oneself or another loved one.
5. Pretty Savage
“Pretty Savage” is the second single off their upcoming album, The New Normal. This time, they got introspective with lyrics about how no one else matters in life besides themselves. The track runs for three minutes and is quite popular among the fans, proving that three-minute tracks are popular among listeners all around Asia (and likely globally).
4. Forever Young
Forever Young was included in their girl group’s first mini-album, Square Up. The Japanese version of this track also contains lyrics from the original Korean language, which you can listen to and maybe sing along even if you don’t understand the language. This single achieved platinum status and has been downloaded over 2 million times on Gaon data alone.
3. Sour Candy
“Sour Candy” is a song by American singer-songwriter and producer Lady Gaga with South Korean girl group Blackpink. The single was released for digital download on May 28, 2020, as an exclusive promotional track of her upcoming sixth studio album Chromatica, available later this year (2020). The song contains elements from pop music genres like dance-pop and deep house and takes inspiration from other styles such as folktronica.
The number two song in our list of the best Blackpink songs of all time is a track that portrays Blackpink’s softer side. “Stay” features a clapping beat, acoustic guitars, and backdrop that allows the girls to showcase their emotive vocals. The track also has a sing-along style that stands out as one of the best in their catalog due to a raw sound that presents the group as more of a dance-pop act. Along with the track, “Playing With Fire,” the track gained a combined seven million views on YouTube within a short time of their release. Currently, the track has over 290 million views on YouTube.
1. Ice Cream
Blackpink featured American singer Selena Gomez in “Ice Cream,” which was released on August 28, 2020. This track was co-written by Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande. However, the video was filmed separately, with Selena Gomez filming part of the video in the US while Blackpink members were shooting part of the video in South Korea. The single features a mix of trap music with bubblegum pop and electro-pop elements to create an enjoyable listening experience for all listeners. “Ice Cream” is the first song by a female Korean act to make it into the top twenty of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The single peaked at number ten on Global Excel USA and other 22 countries’ record charts as well. The album has also been nominated for a host of other awards, including Best Collaboration at the MTV Europe Music Awards and People’s Choice Awards, and Best K-Pop at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.