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"Kill This Love" is a song by South Korean girl group BLACKPINK. It is the first and title track in the group's second mini-album Kill This Love under the same name. The single and its music video was released on April 5, 2019 at 12am KST.

It was highly anticipated due to it ending the ten-month "hiatus" since producing their last Korean mini album Square Up with its title track, Ddu-Du Ddu-Du.

Composition

The song is described by YG Entertainment as being more "intense" than previous BLACKPINK songs but it has a "strong rhythm" like "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du", and that the choreography will be more "dynamic" than their previous choreography.

It is a song with lead brass and powerful drum sounds. The track was completed with the members' rap and vocals overflowing with charisma. [Source: Naver]

Music Video

An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Hyun Seung Seo and shot in mid-March. It was released simultaneously with the song. Upon the music video’s release, Kill This Love simultaneously obtained the records of fastest-liked video and fastest viewed video on YouTube, reaching 1 million likes in 33 minutes and 56.7 million views within 24 hours of release, making it the most viewed YouTube video in the first 24 hours after release.

Furthermore, it became the fastest video to reach 100 million views on YouTube, doing so in approximately 2 days and 14 hours, beating the record set by fellow Korean artist Psy with "Gentleman" in 2013. The record was later dethroned by BTS' new song "Boy with Luv" seven days later. It also set the record for the biggest YouTube Premiere with 979,000 concurrent viewers.

On April 9, the dance practice video for "Kill This Love" was released on BLACKPINK's official YouTube channel.

Controversy

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Rosé shown not wearing a seatbelt during the music video.

Despite it's popularity, the South Korean public broadcaster KBS banned the music video from being shown on television for violating the country’s "Road Traffic Act" as in the music video, Rosé is seen driving without a seat belt around the first minute of the song's music video.

Charts

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Argentina (Argentina Hot 100) 42
Estonia (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) 9
Finland Digital Song Sales (Billboard (magazine)) 9
France (Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique) 126
Greece (IFPI Greece) 23
Ireland (Irish Recorded Music Association) 30
Japan (Billboard Japan Hot 100) 6
Japan Combined Weekly Singles (Oricon) 20
Malaysia (Recording Industry Association of Malaysia) 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 24
Philippines (Philippine Association of the Record Industry) 1
Russia (Tophit) 17
South Korea (Kpop Hot 100) 2
South Korea (Gaon Digital Chart) 2
Spain (Productores de Música de España) 55
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 56
US World Digital Song Sales (Billboard (magazine)) 1

Note: In Australia, the EP ranked at number 18 on the singles chart, but the single was not recognised separately.

Awards and nominations

Music program awards

Program Date
Inkigayo (SBS) Kill This Love 1st Win 190421 April 21, 2019
Kill This Love 2nd Win May 26, 2019

Lyrics

 Jisoo   Jennie   Rosé   Lisa 

Yeah Yeah Yeah

Blackpink in your area

Yeah Yeah Yeah


천사 같은 Hi 끝엔 악마 같은 Bye

매번 미칠듯한 High 뒤엔 뱉어야 하는 Price
이건 답이 없는 Test 매번 속더라도 Yes
딱한 감정의 노예

얼어 죽을 사랑해


Here I come kick in the door

가장 독한 걸로 줘
뻔하디 뻔한 그 love
더 내놔봐 give me some more
알아서 매달려 벼랑 끝에
한마디면 또 like 헤벌레 해
그 따뜻한 떨림이 새빨간 설렘이
마치 heaven 같겠지만

you might not get it in


Look at me Look at you 누가 더 아플까?

You smart 누가? You are
두 눈에 피눈물 흐르게 된다면

So sorry 누가? You are


나 어떡해 나약한 날 견딜 수 없어

애써 두 눈을 가린 채

사랑의 숨통을 끊어야겠어


LET’S KILL THIS LOVE

[
/
] Yeah Yeah Yeah


Rum puh puh puh puh


LET’S KILL THIS LOVE

Rum puh puh puh puh


Feelin’ like a sinner
Its so fire with him I go boo hoo


He said you look crazy

Thank you baby

I owe it all to you


Got me all messed up
His love is my favorite


But you plus me sadly can be dangerous


Lucky me Lucky you

결국엔 거짓말 we lie

So what so what


만약에 내가 널 지우게

된다면 So sorry

I’m not sorry


나 어떡해 나약한 날 견딜 수 없어

애써 눈물을 감춘 채

사랑의 숨통을 끊어야겠어


LET’S KILL THIS LOVE

[
/
] Yeah Yeah Yeah


Rum puh puh puh puh


LET’S KILL THIS LOVE

Rum puh puh puh puh


We all commit to love

That makes you cry
We’re all making love

That kills you inside


We must kill this love
Yeah it’s sad but true
Gotta kill this love
Before it kills you too
Kill this love
Yeah it’s sad but true
Gotta kill this love
Gotta kill let’s kill this love

Yeah Yeah Yeah

Blackpink in your area

Yeah Yeah Yeah


cheonsa gateun Hi kkeuten akma gateun bye

maebeon michildeushan High dwien baeteoya haneun Price
igeon dabi eopsneun Test maebeon sokdeorado Yes
ttakhan gamjeongui noye

eoreo jugeul saranghae


Here I come kick in the door

gajang dokhan geollo jwo
ppeonhadi ppeonhan geu love
deo naenwabwa give me some more
araseo maedallyeo byeorang kkeute
hanmadimyeon tto like hebeolle hae
geu ttatteushan tteollimi saeppalgan seollemi
machi heaven gatgessjiman

you might not get it in


Look at me Look at you nuga deo apeulkka?

You smart nuga? You are
du nune pinunmul heureuge doendamyeon

So sorry nuga? You are


na eotteokhae nayakhan nal gyeondil su eopseo

aesseo du nuneul garin chae

sarangui sumtongeul kkeunheoyagesseo


LET’S KILL THIS LOVE

[
Jen
/
Li
] Yeah Yeah Yeah


Rum puh puh puh puh


LET’S KILL THIS LOVE

Rum puh puh puh puh


Feelin’ like a sinner
Its so fire with him I go boo hoo


He said you look crazy

Thank you baby

I owe it all to you


Got me all messed up
His love is my favorite


But you plus me sadly can be dangerous


lucky me lucky you

gyeolgugen geojismal we lie

So what so what


manyage naega neol jiuge

doendamyeon So sorry

I’m not sorry


na eotteokhae nayakhan nal gyeondil su eopseo

aesseo nunmureul gamchun chae

sarangui sumtongeul kkeunheoyagesseo


LET’S KILL THIS LOVE

[
Jen
/
Li
] Yeah Yeah Yeah


Rum puh puh puh puh


LET’S KILL THIS LOVE

Rum puh puh puh puh


We all commit to love

That makes you cry
We’re all making love

That kills you inside


We must kill this love
Yeah it’s sad but true
Gotta kill this love
Before it kills you too
Kill this love
Yeah it’s sad but true
Gotta kill this love
Gotta kill let’s kill this love

Yeah Yeah Yeah

Blackpink in your area

Yeah Yeah Yeah


After a sweet "hi", there's always a bitter "bye"

After every crazy high, there’s a price you have to pay
There’s no answer to this test I’ll always fall for it yes
I’m a slave to my emotions

Screw this heartless love


Here I come kick in the door

Give me the strongest one
So obvious, that love
Give me more, give me some more
Cling onto the edge of the cliff if you want
With just one word you're like starstruck again
That warm nervous feeling, extreme excitement

Felt like heaven but you might not get in it


Look at me, look at you, who will be in more pain?

You smart like who? You are
If you cry tears of blood from both eyes

So sorry like who? You are


What should I do? I can’t stand myself being so weak

While I force myself to cover my eyes

I need to bring an end to this love


LET’S KILL THIS LOVE

[
Jen
/
Li
] Yeah Yeah Yeah


Rum puh puh puh puh


LET’S KILL THIS LOVE

Rum puh puh puh puh


Feelin' like a sinner
It's so fire with him I go boo, ooh


He said you look crazy

Thank you baby

I owe it all to you


Got me all messed up

His love is my favorite
But you plus me

Sadly can be dangerous


Lucky me, lucky you

After all, in the end we lie

So what? So what?


If I end up forgetting you

So sorry

I'm not sorry


What should I do? I can’t stand myself being so weak

While I force myself to hide my tears

I need to bring an end to this love



LET’S KILL THIS LOVE

[
Jen
/
Li
] Yeah Yeah Yeah


Rum puh puh puh puh


LET’S KILL THIS LOVE

Rum puh puh puh puh


We all commit to love

That makes you cry
We’re all making love

That kills you inside


We must kill this love
Yeah it’s sad but true
Gotta kill this love
Before it kills you too
Kill this love
Yeah it’s sad but true
Gotta kill this love
Gotta kill let’s kill this love

Audio

Spotify

Video Gallery

BLACKPINK - 'Kill This Love' M V

BLACKPINK - 'Kill This Love' M V

Performances

Trivia

  • The "Kill This Love" music video reached 1M likes in 33mins and 2M likes on YouTube in 1hr and 49mins, making it the the fastest music video of all time to do so.
  • Kill This Love is the first K-pop Girl Group to top the iTunes US Chart, and the first girl group to do in the world after Destiny's Child "Lose My Breath", released 15 years before.
  • Kill This Love Music Video is the second fastest video to hit 100M views in Youtube in just 2 days and 14 hours, breaking the previous record of their ex-labemate Psy with "Gentleman".
  • Kill This Love is the fastest Kpop music video to reach 500 million views, beating the record previously held by Ddu-Du Ddu-Du.
  • Kill This Love is featured on Just Dance 2020.
  • The song was featured in the 2020 movie "To All the Boys P.S. I Still Love You".
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