Magnetic boy band SEVENTEEN, commonly referred to as SVT, has flourished in recent years. With a grand and successful debut in May 2015, the self-producer group etched their name in bold letters and continue to impress CARATs to this day.
Not only their first album 17 karat became the longest-running K-pop album of the year in the United States, but it also made Billboard’s Top 10 K-Pop Albums of 2015. The legacy continues today, as the “Performance Kings of K-pop” continue to amaze fans with their music.
SEVENTEEN has gone through several milestones in the recent past. From becoming the first K-pop act to feature on both MTV PUSH to cross the 100 million mark on several of their music videos, their multiple milestones are a testament to their remarkable work in a competitive space like the K-pop industry.
In light of that, let’s take a look at SEVENTEEN’s most viewed music videos as of September 13, 2022.
Five Most-Watched Music Videos by “Theater Kids of K-Pop” SEVENTEEN
5) HOT (76.3 million views)
Released May 27, 2022, HOT is the title track of SEVENTEEN’s fourth album Facing the sun and the sixth track from the repackaging album Sector 17. This K-pop number has over 76.3 million views at the time of writing, but with the fan craze for this song, it is likely to cross the 100 million mark in the coming months.
With all thirteen members serving up a cheeky and edgy look, the clip takes place at what appears to be a contraction site. The casual yet attractive moves really set the hearts of millions on fire. Various other elements such as metallic wings and Hoshi’s romance with a skeleton added to the music video‘s “hot” aura.
4) Left and right (101.9 million views)
Left and right was released on June 22, 2020, as the lead single from SEVENTEEN’s Extended Play, Heng:garæ. The music video surpassed 100 million views in the first week of August 2022 and currently has over 101.9 million views on YouTube.
The band’s songwriting gem, Woozi, co-wrote Left and right and open to the emotions of the song. According to him, the track expresses the plight of young people who are often confused about the path to take in life. It is metaphorically about going “left and right” in search of motivation and dreams.
3) Beautiful (105.1 million views)
Beautiful is the title track of SEVENTEEN’s album Repackage named Love letter. Released on July 3, 2016, the music video has over 105.1 million views on YouTube as of September 13, 2022. The boy band has a legacy of inviting fans to sing and dance to the track at their concerts.
Convey the typical emotions of teenage love, Beautiful also offers interesting innovations. From their breasts bursting into a bombshell of white confetti when the girl watches them, to the energetic hip thrusts, each segment is a fun glimpse into the teenage experience.
2) TYPE (109.3 million views)
Released on November 6, 2017, TYPE is the title track of SEVENTEEN’s second studio album TEEN, AGE. It also features as the eighth song on the band’s special album Director’s cut. Currently, with 109.3 million views, it is the K-pop act’s second most-watched act.
Starting with a minimalistic backdrop consisting only of a small store placed in the center of nowhere, the music video quickly takes its viewers on a ride. According to Woozi,
“’Clap is a catchy song, while it covers a lot of meanings. The song shows how a boy, who has lived in solitude, grows into a bigger world.
From thirteen members completely in sync with the choreography to the colorful and joyful visual theme, SEVENTEEN has truly cemented its reputation as the Theater Kids of K-Pop.
1) I don’t want to cry (235.9 million views)
With an impressive 235.9 million views as of September 2022, I don’t want to cry is SEVENTEEN’s most viewed song. Released May 22, 2017, as the lead single from their EP Al1this title is a masterpiece.
Moving away from their conventional style of music-making, which consisted of light and upbeat songs, the group offered a completely different perspective. I don’t want to cry conveys the heartbreaking and agonizing feelings after a breakup or separation. It peaked at number one on the Korea Hot music Chart, signifying its success as a “mature” and “better suited” track.
The thirteen-member boy band has served the CARATs with incredible music year after year. Their artistry, from dancing to singing, is admired by fans around the world, and the success of their BE THE SUN world tour is proof of that.