BTS’ HIT RANKING (Korea + International)

  • I was interested in verifying which BTS song is statistically the biggest, so I went ahead and did it.


    A comprehensive ranking that takes YouTube views, Spotify streams (of multiple versions where applicable), Korean digitals (Gaon certifications, Genie ULs + streams, and Melon ULs), and official international certifications for songs that have them (if a song doesn’t have any, I found estimates and ranked those).


    These are all current stats, so I’m well aware that with the context of time, Dynamite is in actuality their biggest hit. But I’m looking at raw numbers as they are right now.


    A big thank you to worldlove27 and blueaqua, who helped compile most of this data.


    Keep in mind that by the end of 2021:

    • it’s definite that Dynamite will go up to #2 and will be challenging BWL for #1.
    • it’s likely that Life Goes On will replace I NEED U (it’s already above Fire on Spotify [will rise past INU & Dope], DOPE & Mic Drop on Genie, and will rise past INU on YouTube)
    • it’s likely that ON will be above FIRE.

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    The lower the average, the higher the placement on the list!! See below:

    • Boy with Luv: 2, 2, 2, 2 = 2
    • Dynamite: 3, 1, 6, 1 = 2.75 (#1 on Spotify and international certifications)
    • DNA: 1, 5, 3, 3 = 3 (#1 on YouTube)
    • Fake Love: 4, 4, 5, 4 = 4.25
    • IDOL: 6, 6, 4, 5 = 5.25
    • Mic Drop: 5, 3, 11, 6 = 6.25
    • Spring Day: 10, 9, 1, 10 = 7.75 (#1 on Korean charts)
    • Blood Sweat & Tears: 9, 7, 7, 9 = 8
    • ON: 11, 8, 8, 7 = 8.5
    • Fire: 7, 14, 9, 11 = 10.25
    • Life Goes On: 13, 10, 13, 8 = 11
    • Dope: 8, 12, 14, 12 = 11.5
    • (I NEED U: 12, 13, 11, 13/Black Swan: 14, 11, 10, 14) = 12.25

    BREAKDOWN


    YT views (* = BH Labels + 1theK)


    1. DNA - 1.22B


    2. BWL - 1.16B


    3. Dynamite - 902M


    4. Fake Love - 880M


    5. Mic Drop - 872M


    6. IDOL - 865M


    7. Fire - 862M*


    8. DOPE - 721M*


    9. BST - 707M


    10. Spring Day - 391M


    11. ON KMF – 335M


    12. I need U - 317M*


    13. Life Goes On – 286M


    14. Black Swan – 251M


    Spotify streams


    1. Dynamite: 725M


    2. BWL: 612M


    3. Mic Drop: 446M (original + Desiigner + full length [all 100M+])


    4. FL: 404M


    5. DNA: 367M


    6. IDOL: 346M (both versions > 100m+)


    7. BS&T: 307M


    8. ON: 287M (both versions combined)


    9. SD: 235M


    10. Life Goes On – 220M


    11. Black Swan – 218M


    12. Dope: 195M


    13. INU: 189M


    14. Fire: 175M


    Korean Stats


    1. Spring Day (2017)


    Genie UL: 3.3M


    Genie Streams: 113,7M


    Melon UL: 6.9M


    Gaon Certifications: 200M streams & 2.5M DLs



    2. Boy With Luv (2019)


    Genie UL: 2.91M


    Genie Streams: 125M


    Melon UL: 5.5M


    Gaon Certifications: 200M streams



    3. DNA (2017)


    Genie UL: 2.45M


    Genie Streams: 71.2M


    Melon: 5.3M


    Gaon Certifications: 100M streams & 2.5M DLs



    4. IDOL (2018)


    Genie UL: 2.41M


    Genie Streams: 62.7M


    Melon UL: 5M


    Gaon Certifications: 100M streams & 2.5M DLs



    5. Fake Love (2018)


    Genie UL: 2.25M


    Genie Streams: 60.3M


    Melon UL: 4.8M


    Gaon Certifications: 100M streams & 2.5M DLs



    6. Dynamite (2020)


    Genie UL: 2.1M


    Genie Streams: 80.4M


    Melon UL: 4.2M


    Gaon Certifications: 100M streams



    7. Blood Sweat and Tears (2016)


    Genie UL: 1.76M


    Genie Streams: 46.2M


    Melon UL: 4.7M


    Gaon Certifications: 100M streams & 2.5M DLs



    8. ON


    Genie UL: 1.8M


    Genie Streams: 52.3M


    Melon UL: 3.6M


    Gaon Certifications -



    9.FIRE (2016)


    Genie UL: 1.4M


    Genie Streams: 28.8M


    Melon UL: 4.3M


    Gaon Certifications: -



    10. Black Swan


    Genie UL: 1.3M


    Genie Streams: 31.5M


    Melon UL: 3M


    Gaon Certifications –



    11. I NEED U


    Genie UL: 1M


    Genie Streams: 20.2M


    Melon UL: 3.3M


    Gaon Certifications –



    12. Mic Drop (2017)


    Genie UL: 910K


    Genie Streams: 17.1M


    Melon UL: 2.9M


    Gaon Certifications: -


    • Life Goes On

    Genie UL: 1.25M


    Genie Streams: 25.8M


    Melon UL: 2.2M


    Gaon Certifications -



    14. DOPE (2015)


    Genie UL: 650K


    Genie Streams: 11.6M


    Melon UL: 2.1M


    Gaon Certifications: -


    International Certifications


    1. Dynamite (2020)


    Australia - Platinum (70k)


    New Zealand - Platinum (30k)


    Italy - Platinum (70k)


    Poland - Gold (10k)


    UK - Silver (200k)


    France - Gold (100k)


    Belgium - Gold (10k)


    Mexico - Gold (30k)


    Spain - Platinum (40k)


    Britain – Gold (400k)


    Greece – Gold


    Japan - RIAJ Platinum Streaming (100M)



    2. Boy With Luv (2019)


    Australia - Platinum (70k)


    Canada - GOLD (40k)


    Colombia - GOLD (10k)


    México - 2x Platinum + GOLD (150k)


    UK - Silver (200,000)


    US - Platinum (1M)


    Japan - RIAJ GOLD streaming (50M)



    3. DNA (2017)


    Australia - GOLD (35k)


    US - GOLD (500k)


    Japan - GOLD Streaming (50M)



    4. Fake Love (2018)


    Australia - GOLD (35k)


    US - GOLD (500k)


    Japan - Gold Streaming (50M)



    5. IDOL (2018)


    Australia - GOLD (35k)


    US - Platinum (1M)


    Japan - Silver Streaming (30M)



    6. Mic Drop (2017)


    Australia - GOLD (35k)


    US - Platinum (1M)



    7. ON


    Japan - Silver Streaming (30M)



    8. Life Goes On


    Japan - Silver Streaming (30m)



    9. Blood Sweat & Tears


    10. Spring Day


    11. Fire


    12. Dope


    13. I NEED U


    14. Black Swan




  • How are y'all letting this flop?

    Many are distracted I guess.


    And I never thought I would say this but I miss the Achievement section because it’s easier to find and I’ll always go and look for new updates from you and the rest of the statistic geeks. It’s not the same anymore

  • A fake fan like you can keep bangtan out of their mouth, get ride of that bts badge since we all know the truth - fucking pathetic like the rest of the so called armyblonks

    If you have a problem with me you can dm me, don’t ruin someone else’s thread.


    Also, I’m free to talk about whatever/whoever I want without giving anyone justification.

  • many active armys are taking a break after today's mess

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    where is black swan? :zipr: #tasteless


    i think the list is expected, it more or less fits youtube views


    how is my least fave bts single first : / i heard bwl a million times and it's still a skip to me

  • If you have a problem with me you can dm me, don’t ruin someone else’s thread.


    Also, I’m free to talk about whatever/whoever I want without giving anyone justification.

    why would I dm you when most armys know the fake fan you are and those who dont should? You are free, just like im free to remind that fake people like you are an eyesore & are unwanted, why dont you go praise rose cracked out voice

  • why would I dm you when most armys know the fake fan you are and those who dont should? You are free, just like im free to remind that fake people like you are an eyesore & are unwanted, why dont you go praise rose cracked out voice

    Dont resort to bashing idols, otherwise there'll be no difference between you and her.

  • I feel like Black Swan would be like...right below INU for people wondering. Maybe even above some of the songs on the lower end of the list.

    It has like 272M views(official MV and dance mv thing combined)

    Lasted 278 days on Melon

    Just hit 200M streams on Spotify

    3M ULs on Melon

    Certified Gold in Mexico,

    1.3M ULs on Genie

    31M streams on Genie



    I JUST want to know why BWL hasn't gotten a DL certification and that Jannabi song has eye- This will be the biggest mystery in all of KPOP.


    Anyway thank you for your informative post, as always.

    :lover3:

  • Oh wow, this definitely took a long time to compile.


    I just wanted to ask what was the criteria for combining versions? From what I see, you combined the remixes for some songs, but not for others. I think counting Fake Love remix might push it above Mic Drop on Spotify.


    I'm kind of surprised Make It Right's not here, since it has over 300M on Spotify and I think even a few (eligible) certifications.

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