Kill This Love
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"Kill This Love" is a single released 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.

Background and Release

On January 23, 2019 a few months before release Yang Hyun Suk teased at great plans for BLACKPINK in the year of 2019. It was announced a few months earlier in October that BLACKPINK had signed with Interscope Records.[1] Only April 1-2 teaser videos for each member were released. Only 2 days before release a teaser video was released for "L+Kill This Love" as well.On April 23, previews for the physical album were released.[2]

When finally released at 4:13 AM April 5, the song had already set a record at 10 million views on YouTube. Taking only 4 hours and 13 minutes it broke the record as the fastest K-pop M/V to hit 10 million views right on top of BTS's Idol which only took 4 hours and 16 minutes.[3] At 2 PM April 5, the same day BLACKPINK became the first girl group to achieve hitting No.1 on the iTunes Top Songs Chart ever.[4] Topping No.1 in 36 countries around the world 3 days later on April 8 it also became the first M/V with the most views in 24 hours![5]


Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Argentina (Argentina Hot 100) 42
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 45
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 22
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 31
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 11
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 26
Estonia (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) 9
Finland Digital Song Sales (Billboard (magazine)) 9
France (Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique) 126
Germany (Official German Charts) 58
Greece (IFPI Greece) 23
Hungary (Single Top 40) 7
Hungary (Stream Top 40) 12
Ireland (Irish Recorded Music Association) 30
Japan (Billboard Japan Hot 100) 6
Japan Combined Weekly Singles (Oricon) 20
Latvia (LAIPA) 16
Lithuania (AGATA) 9
Malaysia (Recording Industry Association of Malaysia) 1
Mexico Airplay (Billboard) 40
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 83
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 24
Philippines (Philippine Association of the Record Industry) 1
Portugal (AFP) 42
Russia (Tophit) 17
Scotland (OCC) 40
Singapore (RIAS) 13
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 22
South Korea (Kpop Hot 100) 2
South Korea (Gaon Digital Chart) 2
Spain (Productores de Música de España) 55
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 56
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 45
UK Singles (OCC) 33
US Billboard Hot 100 41
US World Digital Song Sales (Billboard) 1

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

Monthly charts

Chart (2019) Peak
position
South Korean (Gaon) 4

Year-end charts

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Japan (Billboard Hot 100) 60
Malaysia (RIM) 7
Portugal (AFP) 389
South Korea (Gaon) 45

Awards and nominations

Music program awards

Program Date
Inkigayo (SBS) Kill This Love 1st Win 190421.png April 21, 2019
Kill This Love 2nd Win.jpg 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

Mp3 Audio Track


Video Gallery

Trivia/Achievements

  • The "Kill This Love" M/V 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 M/V 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.
  • Kill This Love was featured in the 2020 movie "To All the Boys P.S. I Still Love You".
  • Kill This Love was #1 in 37 countries.
  • Kill This Love holds the record for the 2nd biggest 24-hour video debut in YouTube history.
  • It is the fastest Kpop girl group M/V to reach 40 million views on YouTube in just 19 hours and 45 minutes.
  • It is the fastest Kpop girl group M/V to reach 20 million views on YouTube in just 9 hours and 38 minutes.
  • Fastest music video to reach 1M-4M likes.
  • Kill This Love has over 19 million likes on YouTube. It's the 10th most liked music video on YouTube.
  • Kill This Love had over 1.4M streams on Spotify in the first 12 hours of release.
  • Kill This Love had 733,800 unique listeners on Melon in the first 24 hours.
  • Kill This Love has over 470 million streams on Spotify. It’s the most streamed song by a Korean female act on the platform.
    • It’s the third fastest song by a female group to hit 100 million streams on Spotify. (41 days)
    • It’s the eighth most streamed song by a female group on the platform.
  • Kill This Love is the fastest K-Pop Group M/V to reach 1.1 Billion Views.
  • Kill This Love has 106.5 million streams and 4 million unique listeners on MelOn.
  • Kill This Love is certified Gold in Poland (10,000 units).
  • Kill This Love is the 2nd most viewed M/V by a K-Pop group on YouTube, after ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’.
  • Kill This Love surpassed 550 million digital points on Gaon.
  • Kill This Love is the second K-Pop Group M/V to surpass 1.3 billion views on YouTube after DDU-DU DDU-DU. [6] It’s the 4th most viewed M/V by a K-Pop Act overall.
  • Kill This Love is BLACKPINK’s second fastest music video to have over 1 billion views. (517 days)
  • Kill This Love is the most streamed female group song on Philippines Spotify chart with 40 million total streams.
  • Kill This Love spent 85 weeks on Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart. It's the 3rd song overall for a 3rd generation K-pop female group to achieve this.
    • It debuted at #39 on the Billboard Digital Song Sales chart.
  • Kill This Love spent 25 weeks in the top 100 on MelOn weekly chart, making it BLACKPINK's ninth longest-running song.
  • Kill This Love has over 132,000 likes on MelOn.
  • Kill This Love has over 2 million streams on Shazam. It’s the most streamed song by a K-pop girl group on the platform.
  • Kill This Love debuted at #41 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • Kill This Love has over 2.1 million unique listeners and 43 million streams on Genie.
  • Kill This Love spent 5 weeks in the top 10 on MelOn weekly chart, making it BLACKPINK’s eighth song with the most weeks on the chart.
  • Kill This Love has been certified Gold in Portugal.
  • Kill This Love spent 4 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200. It's the second album by a female act overall.
  • The M/V for Kill This Love had been banned by KBS due to the fact that Rosé drives a car without a seatbelt and crashes it.
  • Kill This Love has been certified Gold by RIAJ for over 50 million streams in Japan. It’s BLACKPINK’s second song to do so.
  • Kill This Love ranked #1 on two Worldwide iTunes Charts.
  • Kill This Love has earned 153 million on-demand audio streams in the US.
  • Kill This Love is the 38th most viewed female music video on YouTube.
  • Kill This Love has sold over 1.8 million units in the United States.
  • Kill This Love has been certified x3 gold by QQ Music. It is BLACKPINK’s second song to achieve this after HYLT.
  • Kill This Love has been certified 1x Silver in the UK for selling over 200k units. It is BLACKPINK’s second song to do so and their first song certified silver as a lead artist in the UK.

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