The Life List: 10 tracks that reign on YouTube

South Korean quartet Blackpink.
South Korean quartet Blackpink.PHOTOS: ADELE/YOUTUBE, ARIANA GRANDE/YOUTUBE, BLACKPINK/FACEBOOK, BLACKPINK/YOUTUBE, BIG HIT LABELS/YOUTUBE, ED SHEERAN/YOUTUBE, KATY PERRY/FACEBOOK, LUIS FONSI/YOUTUBE, MAROON 5/YOUTUBE, OFFICIALPSY/YOUTUBE, TAYLOR SWIFT/YOUTUBE
How You Like That (2020)
How You Like That (2020)PHOTOS: ADELE/YOUTUBE, ARIANA GRANDE/YOUTUBE, BLACKPINK/FACEBOOK, BLACKPINK/YOUTUBE, BIG HIT LABELS/YOUTUBE, ED SHEERAN/YOUTUBE, KATY PERRY/FACEBOOK, LUIS FONSI/YOUTUBE, MAROON 5/YOUTUBE, OFFICIALPSY/YOUTUBE, TAYLOR SWIFT/YOUTUBE
Boy With Luv (2019)
Boy With Luv (2019)PHOTOS: ADELE/YOUTUBE, ARIANA GRANDE/YOUTUBE, BLACKPINK/FACEBOOK, BLACKPINK/YOUTUBE, BIG HIT LABELS/YOUTUBE, ED SHEERAN/YOUTUBE, KATY PERRY/FACEBOOK, LUIS FONSI/YOUTUBE, MAROON 5/YOUTUBE, OFFICIALPSY/YOUTUBE, TAYLOR SWIFT/YOUTUBE
Thank U, Next (2018)
Thank U, Next (2018)PHOTOS: ADELE/YOUTUBE, ARIANA GRANDE/YOUTUBE, BLACKPINK/FACEBOOK, BLACKPINK/YOUTUBE, BIG HIT LABELS/YOUTUBE, ED SHEERAN/YOUTUBE, KATY PERRY/FACEBOOK, LUIS FONSI/YOUTUBE, MAROON 5/YOUTUBE, OFFICIALPSY/YOUTUBE, TAYLOR SWIFT/YOUTUBE
Me! (2019)
Me! (2019)PHOTOS: ADELE/YOUTUBE, ARIANA GRANDE/YOUTUBE, BLACKPINK/FACEBOOK, BLACKPINK/YOUTUBE, BIG HIT LABELS/YOUTUBE, ED SHEERAN/YOUTUBE, KATY PERRY/FACEBOOK, LUIS FONSI/YOUTUBE, MAROON 5/YOUTUBE, OFFICIALPSY/YOUTUBE, TAYLOR SWIFT/YOUTUBE
Shape Of You (2017)
Shape Of You (2017)PHOTOS: ADELE/YOUTUBE, ARIANA GRANDE/YOUTUBE, BLACKPINK/FACEBOOK, BLACKPINK/YOUTUBE, BIG HIT LABELS/YOUTUBE, ED SHEERAN/YOUTUBE, KATY PERRY/FACEBOOK, LUIS FONSI/YOUTUBE, MAROON 5/YOUTUBE, OFFICIALPSY/YOUTUBE, TAYLOR SWIFT/YOUTUBE
Despacito (2017)
Despacito (2017)PHOTOS: ADELE/YOUTUBE, ARIANA GRANDE/YOUTUBE, BLACKPINK/FACEBOOK, BLACKPINK/YOUTUBE, BIG HIT LABELS/YOUTUBE, ED SHEERAN/YOUTUBE, KATY PERRY/FACEBOOK, LUIS FONSI/YOUTUBE, MAROON 5/YOUTUBE, OFFICIALPSY/YOUTUBE, TAYLOR SWIFT/YOUTUBE
Hello (2015)
Hello (2015)PHOTOS: ADELE/YOUTUBE, ARIANA GRANDE/YOUTUBE, BLACKPINK/FACEBOOK, BLACKPINK/YOUTUBE, BIG HIT LABELS/YOUTUBE, ED SHEERAN/YOUTUBE, KATY PERRY/FACEBOOK, LUIS FONSI/YOUTUBE, MAROON 5/YOUTUBE, OFFICIALPSY/YOUTUBE, TAYLOR SWIFT/YOUTUBE
Gangnam Style (2012)
Gangnam Style (2012)PHOTOS: ADELE/YOUTUBE, ARIANA GRANDE/YOUTUBE, BLACKPINK/FACEBOOK, BLACKPINK/YOUTUBE, BIG HIT LABELS/YOUTUBE, ED SHEERAN/YOUTUBE, KATY PERRY/FACEBOOK, LUIS FONSI/YOUTUBE, MAROON 5/YOUTUBE, OFFICIALPSY/YOUTUBE, TAYLOR SWIFT/YOUTUBE
Sugar (2015)
Sugar (2015)PHOTOS: ADELE/YOUTUBE, ARIANA GRANDE/YOUTUBE, BLACKPINK/FACEBOOK, BLACKPINK/YOUTUBE, BIG HIT LABELS/YOUTUBE, ED SHEERAN/YOUTUBE, KATY PERRY/FACEBOOK, LUIS FONSI/YOUTUBE, MAROON 5/YOUTUBE, OFFICIALPSY/YOUTUBE, TAYLOR SWIFT/YOUTUBE
Roar (2013)
Roar (2013)PHOTOS: ADELE/YOUTUBE, ARIANA GRANDE/YOUTUBE, BLACKPINK/FACEBOOK, BLACKPINK/YOUTUBE, BIG HIT LABELS/YOUTUBE, ED SHEERAN/YOUTUBE, KATY PERRY/FACEBOOK, LUIS FONSI/YOUTUBE, MAROON 5/YOUTUBE, OFFICIALPSY/YOUTUBE, TAYLOR SWIFT/YOUTUBE

When K-pop group Blackpink released the music video for new song How You Like That recently, it attracted an average of 998 new views a second on its first day.

The quartet set a new YouTube record for the highest number of views within 24 hours: 86.3 million.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2020, with the headline 'Reigning on YouTube'. Print Edition | Subscribe