What do you think 89
Yes (46) 52%
No (43) 48%
Obviously not near its level as GS is one of the most viral songs ever, but in terms of natural growth over time I don't see what else beats it.
Now that it's starting to get radio play it's probably still a few weeks away from peaking. Even just looking at it from an anecdotal pov as someone in Europe where kpop is still not very prominent it seems clear to me.
- No, Dynamite is not a more viral song. It went straight to number in the US through fandom effort and got a huge push. In terms of outside kpop places you would hear it more on pushed Samsung adverts than radio. People enjoyed the song but it's not a viral song in the slightest that went from nothing to something big, it was like most other pop hits from popular artists. Pushed right to the top on release.
- People naming songs like D4, Bang Bang Bang, Love Scenario (???), HYLT, Bhoom Bhoom etc whilst also saying Cupid is only popular in the west....just what? None of those songs were as popular as Cupid is and were actually much more region specific than Cupid. On Spotify Cupid is currently no.2 in PH, 4 in Indonesia, 1 in Malaysia & Singapore etc. Top 10 in Australia, NZ and Canada, 15th in the UK one of the most difficult markets for kpop. So no, it's not just popular in the west.
- Why on earth is knowing the artist or what they look like relevant in this instance? People knew Psy because the video was the viral aspect of it and also the choreo. Cupid is driven by people enjoying the song and not the visual or choreo outlet. How many of the biggest one hit wonders have songs people know but people won't know the artist/what they look like?
(P/S: post is directly taken from reddit and i wonder whats everyone's opinion regarding to this topic)