Knets pick the representative hit songs of the 3rd generation’s girl groups

Knets are torn between Red Velvet, TWICE, and BLACKPINK.

The 3rd generation of Kpop has seen fierce competition between popular girl groups such as TWICE, BLACKPINK, Red Velvet, GFriend, MAMAMOO, etc. Therefore, it is not easy to pick the representative hit songs of the 3rd gen’s girl groups. On August 16, on a Korean online forum, Knetz had a discussion on the topic of which is the mega-hit representing the female groups of the 3rd generation.

Specifically, referring to this topic, a netizen listed 3 representative tracks including Red Flavor (Red Velvet), Cheer Up (TWICE), DDU-DU DDU-DU (BLACKPINK), and asked: “Which one out of these 3 songs is the biggest hit?”.

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Red Velvet’s summer hit…
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… TWICE’s national hit…
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… and the viral DDU-DU DDU-DU are pitted against each other

Under this post, there were many different opinions:

  • Cheer Up by TWICE.
  • My pick is Red Velvet’s Red Flavor.
  • BLACKPINK’s DDU-DU DDU-DU is the bestt.
  • How can Red Flavor be at the same level with Cheer Up and DDU-DU DDU-DU? Cheer Up ranked #1 on year-end charts, DDU-DU DDU-DU was #6 and Red Flavor was #24.
  • Why do people look down on Red Flavor so much. Red Flavor was the best song of 2017.
  • The only song that received a daesang was Cheer Up.

Picking a mega-hit among these 3 songs from the 3 most popular girl groups in Korea is clearly causing Knetz to have a “headache”.

With the first representative song being Red Flavor, this is the hit that helps 5 Red Velvet girls earn the title of “Summer Queen”. “Red Flavor” is a song that gives off refreshing summer vibes, catchy melody that makes listeners addicted, not to mention a colorful, “eye-catching” MV done by SM. This song absolutely deserves to be nominated to be the representative hit of the 3rd Gen. 

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Red Flavor was a refreshing era of Red Velvet.
The youthfulness and playfulness was what made Red Flavor go viral

Next, the “national hit” Cheer Up is a strong representative because the song had extremely impressive digital music achievements when it was released. With Cheer Up, TWICE excellently won the prestigious Daesang for Song of the Year, making TWICE one of the most successful girl groups of Kpop’s 3rd generation.

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Cheer Up swept the Korean charts when it was released
Cheer Up also brought TWICE the prestigious Daesang

Finally, BLACKPINK’s DDU-DU DDU-DU is an equally powerful hit when it is the first song of a girl group to enter the famous US Billboard chart. DDU-DU DDU-DU is also the song that boosts BLACKPINK’s popularity globally. But unfortunately, DDU-DU DDU-DU did not bring BLACKPINK any Daesang at award ceremonies.

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BLACKPINK is the first girl group to enter BillBoard
But this hit still could not help BLACKPINK get Daesang in Korea

Red Velvet, TWICE, and BLACKPINK and the songs of these 3 groups have all achieved great success at different times. Choosing the biggest hit to represent the 3rd generation’s girl groups is just a matter of fans’ choice depending on their love and support for each group.

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