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In Focus: Signs That BLACKPINK's 'Ddu Du Ddu Du' Is The New 'Bboom Bboom'

In Focus: Signs That BLACKPINK's 'Ddu Du Ddu Du' Is The New 'Bboom Bboom'



In these past few months, there was this certain K-pop song that continuously played in our mind. We’re talking about MOMOLAND’s breakout song “Bboom Bboom” which had become everyone’s favorite song to jam with over 200 million views since its release last January 2018!

Since it has been a huge hit in Asia, we thought no song could replace it, at least for this year, until BLACKPINK served us with their much-awaited comeback last June 2018. Their newly released song "Ddu Du Ddu Du" is in a whole new level of addicting, reaching 200 million views in just two months! Here, we listed the reasons why we think “Ddu Du Ddu Du” has taken over “Bboom Bboom” as a sensational hit!

1. It is played literally everywhere.

One of the things that confirms a K-pop song's popularity is if it's played almost everywhere you go! Whether you're at the mall or on your daily commute, you would hear "Ddu Du Ddu Du" playing and everyone dancing to the tune—even the cashier!

2. Almost every celebrity is obsessed with this song! 

From the covers that they upload on their social media accounts to making their own version of the song in their YouTube channels, "Ddu Du Ddu Du" has unexpectedly became a part of every celebrity's life! Alongside K-pop hits MOMOLAND's "Bboom Bboom" and PSY's "Gangnam Style", this song has definitely become a form of passage for celebrities to join the Hallyu wave! 

3. It has been number one in most music charts for many weeks already. 

Clearly, it's no surprise that BLACKPINK has reigned in most music charts through their girl power song "Ddu Du Ddu Du" since it's also one of the most requested songs by the listeners! That’s why the music video has become the most watched K-pop MV in 24 hours on YouTube with over 36.2 million views, surpassing BTS' "Fake Love" and PSY's "Gentleman", and earned the title of being the most high-charting and fastest K-pop girl group in the US to reach 20 million views in less than a day! We’re so proud of you, BLACKPINK!

4. The choreography is as catchy as MOMOLAND's Bboom Bboom!

Just like every hit song, the steps are easy to memorize especially the gun movement in the chorus that has unconsciously became their signature dance step. That's why everyone, from our younger siblings to our grandparents, knows the choreography of this song!

5. It is one of the songs that made your non-Kpopper friend a part of the BLINK fandom.

You would know a K-pop song is a hit once your friend who's not a fan of K-pop or the group becomes a fan! But what is even more ironic is when the people who became their fans are the ones who didn’t like them before. That proves this song is a dynamic!

Either way, both songs definitely deserve to be in the top spot. And as huge K-pop fans, we know that after a month or two, we would have a new song that we would listen to every single day!

ALSO READ: In Focus: Things BLINKs Do While Waiting For BLACKPINK's Comeback




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