Five-member group Red Velvet have had their share of success as a third-generation K-pop group and continue to hold their own in the industry. Their prolonged game, The ReVe Festival 2022 – Feel my rhythm, received a positive reception and brought talented artists back into the spotlight.
Red Velvet has cemented its reputation not only as a group collectively, but also through member-specific activities. More recently, Seulgi made him solo debut with 28 reasons and garnered massive support from K-pop stans around the world. The band’s talent and sense of perfection is reflected in their music videos, which amply prove their immense popularity.
Five of Red Velvet’s most-watched music videos
5) red flavor (195.3 million views)
Released on July 19, 2017, as the lead single from the group‘s first Korean extended special, red summer, this clip remains one of the band’s most iconic songs. Currently, her music video has over 195.3 million views and over 2.4 million likes on YouTube. Imbued with a summery spirit, the song gives off happy and positive vibes.
Alternating between choreography-centric scenes and glimpses of all the fruits reminiscent of summer, it instills a carefree and vibrant seasonal romance. red flavor was well received by fans and won various accolades to his name. In 2019, Billboard ranked it as the second greatest K-pop song of the 2010s, further cementing its position as a classic summer dance-pop number.
4) Peak-A-Boo (230.7 million views)
With over 230.71 million views as of October 28, 2022, Red Velvet’s Peak-A-Boo was released on November 17, 2017 as part of their second studio album, Perfect velvet. The pop-up-tempo number also offers elements of tropical house.
The five-member group showed another side of themselves with the release of Peak-A-Boo. Their transition from a more bubbly character to a mature character was well received by critics and netizens. Shining in rainbow dresses, the K-pop idols exude charisma throughout the video. Catchy beats and melodious tunes, paired with groovy choreography, grab attention almost instantly.
3) Russian roulette (240.5 million views)
One of Red Velvet’s most viral songs, Russian roulette was released on September 6, 2016 as the lead single from the album of the same name. With over 240.5 million views and 2.5 million likes on YouTube, the track has established its notoriety extremely well in the K-pop industry.
The synth-pop number is addictive the choreography went viral and his hook step has been performed by K-pop idols including BTS’s Jung Kook, EXO’s Suho, among others. The music video offers a sports-themed setting and won acclaim for its artistic composition, ultimately winning Best Music Video at the 2016 Melon Music Awards.
The lyrics liken the challenges of winning one’s love’s affection to a game of Russian roulette.
2) psychology (348.5 million views)
Released on December 23, 2019, psychology is the first single from Red Velvet’s debut album compilation,The Reve Festival: final. The track is a mix of the two concepts of Red Velvet, where red signifies dynamism and velvet denotes a slick R&B edge. The track currently has over 348.5 million views.
The music video is just perfect. From stunning visuals to over-the-top cinematography and dramatic effects to memorable voice acting, it gradually draws in its viewers. Its glam and gothic atmosphere leaves absolute admiration for K-pop idols.
The lyrics revolve around a volatile relationship between two people who seem crazy to others but end up proving their undying love for each other. psychology broke many charts and cemented its position as one of Red Velvet’s classics.
1) Bad boy (371.5 million views)
With 371.5 million views as of October 28, 2022, Bad boy is Red Velvet most watched music video nowadays. It was released on January 29, 2018, as part of the reissue of the band’s second studio album, The perfect red velvet.
Often described as following a “girl in love” concept, the music video features contrasting scenes for the members changing outfits, including an all-black assembly in one part and replacing it with pink nightgown pajamas in another. The group aims to humiliate any “bad boy” who tries to double-cross them in any way.
The five femme fatales have embarked on a bold and fierce journey to be their own guide and lead the way with confidence.
Red Velvet has been giving huge back-to-back hits for years now. The number of views of their music videos is a testament to their ever growing fan base and their popularity can only rise to the top with their highly anticipated back in November 2022.
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