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Top 3 most searched songs of Kpop female idols on YouTube Korea from 2008 to 2021

In Kpop, many factors can be used as a metric for a song’s popularity and coverage, and YouTube is undeniably important in this aspect. As a result, having a high search volume on YouTube in a certain period of time likely means that a song is widely known by Korean netizens.

Using this data, here is a full list of top 3 most searched Kpop songs on YouTube Korea from 2008 to 2021, female idols edition: 

2008

1. Wonder Girls‘ “Nobody”

2. SNSD “Kissing You”

3. Wonder Girls “So Hot”

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2009

1. SNSD “Gee”

2. SNSD “Tell Me Your Wish”

3. 2NE1 “I Don’t Care”

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2010 

1. miss A “Bad Girl Good Girl”

2. IU “Nagging”

3. SNSD “Oh!”

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2011

1. IU “Good Day”

2. T-Ara “Roly Poly”

3. IU “You & I”

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2012

1. T-Ara “Lovey Dovey”

2. SISTAR “Alone”

3. TaeTiSeo “Twinkle”

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2013

1. Crayon Pop “Bar Bar Bar”

2. Apink “No No No”

3. Girl’s Day “Expectation”

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2014

1. IU “Meaning of You”

2. Apink “Mr. Chu”

3. AOA “Miniskirt”

2015

1. EXID “Up & Down”

2. IU “23”

3. SNSD “Lion Heart”

2016

1. TWICE “TT”

2. GFriend “Rough”

3. TWICE “Cheer Up” 

2017

1. Red Velvet “Red Flavor”

2. IU “Through The Night”

3. BLACKPINK “As If It’s Your Last”

2018

1. MOMOLAND “BBoom BBoom”

2. BLACKPINK “DDu-Du DDu-Du”

3. TWICE “What Is Love?”

2019

1. TWICE “Fancy”

2. BLACKPINK “Kill This Love”

3. Taeyeon “Four Seasons”

2020

1 BLACKPINK “How You Like That”

2. Oh My Girl “Nonstop”

3. IU “Blueming”

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2021

1. aespa “Next Level”

2. Brave Girls “Rollin’”

3. IU “Celebrity”

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It can be seen that the top 3 continuously change across the year, but the idol-actress IU remained a constant face. SNSD and songs from its subunits and members also took up a large proportion of the list, and BLACKPINK started to rise in 2017. Compared to the male version of this list, the female list has a much wider variety, with the top 3 never staying the same. 

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