BLACKPINK is on the top of the charts again with “WHISTLE”. The song went down the charts for a while, but it has taken back the no.1 spot again, and on all the major charts at that.
As of 9 AM on August 14, “WHISTLE” is no.1 on the realtime charts of Melon, Genie, Naver Music, Bugs, Soribada, Olleh Music, Monkey3, and Mnet Music.
In just four hours after its release on August 8, the song became no.1 on all the major charts. Although it gave the no.1 spot to the songs of other singers for a while after that, “WHISTLE” was able to take back the top spot thanks to BLACKPINK’s huge popularity.
It is surprising considering that BLACKPINK has done nothing yet but release their debut singles. It is expected that their song will keep on dominating the charts for a while as there is no other strong contenders.
BLACKPINK’s music videos are going viral too. In addition to “BOOMBAYAH”, “WHISTLE” has surpassed the 10 million mark in Youtube views. As of 8 AM on August 14, “WHISTLE” posted 10,523,510 views and “BOOMBAYAH”, 12,292,657 views. Combined, the two music videos surpassed the 20 million mark.
The interesting part is when the two music videos reached the 10 million mark. “BOOMBAYAH” surpassed 10 million views in the afternoon of August 13 first, and then later in the day, “WHISTLE” also posted 10 million views. This shows that the two songs are equally popular.
“WHISTLE” is a sexy and hypnotizing hip-hop song with a simple beat. Its unique melody that is themed around the sound of a whistle and tinkling water bubble sounds make the song pleasant to the ear. “BOOMBAYA” is a fast-tempo song with powerful drum beats and unique synth sounds. Fans are able to see the different charms of BLACKPINK with these two very different songs.
BLACKPINK is to go up on the stage for the first time on August 14. According to SBS, BLACKPINK’s “WHISTLE” and “BOOMBAYAH” performances will be aired on Inkigayo on August 14 for the first time, and expectations are running high among fans and within the music industry.