Song of the Day #4,387: ‘How You Like That’ – Blackpink

I last featured a Blackpink song on April Fool’s Day in 2018, when I teased that I would write about only K-Pop for the rest of that year.

They were a big deal then, though unknown to me. They’re a much bigger deal now. In fact, in 2019 they beat One Direction to hold the record for the most YouTube subscribers. And their latest video set a record as the most-viewed debut ever, reaching more than 86 million views over its first 24 hours. For context, Taylor Swift set the same record three years ago with ‘Look What You Made Me Do,’ with fewer than half as many views.

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Song of the Day #3,558: ‘Whistle’ – BLACKPINK

Of all the genres I featured during my ’31 Numbered Songs’ series, the one most underserved by my blog to date has to be K-pop.

Over the past two decades, this musical phenomenon has spread from South Korea to the entire world, racking up billions of YouTube views. And yet, I have blogged about only two K-pop songs during my own 10-year run on Meet Me In Montauk.

This year, I’ll remedy that in a big way.

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