BTS’s “Dynamite” Ranks the Third Most Liked Music Video on YouTube

BTS‘ Dynamite continues to breaking record this year!

The track that is a  Grammy-nominated hit, was released back in August 2020, has recently become the third most-liked music video on YouTube. ‘Dynamite’ is the band’s first track fully recorded in English. It was written by David Stewart and Jessica Agombar and produced by Stewart.

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Dynamite was created as an upbeat disco-pop song with the elements of funk, soul, and bubblegum pop, and is taking influence from 1970’s music where it features snapping handclaps, echoing synths, and celebratory horns. The song was also created with the intent to soothe listeners during the pandemic, since the song talks about joy and appreciation for the little things that make life valuable.


It was tied with Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” and Pinkfong’s “Baby Shark” , few  days ago, at 26 million likes; however, the music video has managed to quickly outpaced and hit 27 million likes.

Upon its release, “Dynamite” received positive reviews from music critics, with praise towards its catchiness and broadly appealing retro sound. It allowed the band to gain their first Grammy nomination for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, for the best pop duo/group performance.


With its current status, “Dynamite” is right behind “See You Again” by Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa, which currently has 33 million likes. The smash hit “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee remains the most-liked music video on the platform, with 43 million views.

Dynamite’s music video also recently hit 1 billion views on April 12th, the fastest K-Pop music video to do so. The group currently has three music videos with over a billion views: “Boy with Luv,” “DNA,” and now “Dynamite.”


The song sold 265,000 downloads in its first week, marking the biggest pure sales week since Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" (2017). "Dynamite" stayed atop the Hot 100 for three total weeks. On Spotify, "Dynamite" debuted with 7.778 million streams, marking the biggest opening-day for a song in 2020.

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