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"Lovesick Girls" is a song recorded by South Korean girl group BLACKPINK. It is the title track of the group's first studio album, The Album. The single and its music video were both released on October 2, 2020. It is the fifth track in the group's first studio album The Album, following song "Bet You Wanna" and before "Crazy Over You". It's the group's third release in South Korea in 2020. The single marks the first song in which Jisoo and Jennie were credited since debut.

The single is describe as being a song with a "country-style guitar and retro sound, it leads the song with sophisticated melodies. Also powerful vocals are added to heighten the song. It’s a song that asks why humans are hurt by love, but seek for another love".

Background and Release

On September 21, YG Entertainment posted the first teaser image on their social media accounts. On September 27, 2020, BLACKPINK released THE ALBUM concept videos with a snippet of “Lovesick Girls”. The song's name and release date were announced on September 28, 2020.

Charts

Weekly

Chart (2020) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 27
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 29
Czech Republic (Singles Digital Top 100) 76
France (SNEP) 130
Global 200 (Billboard) 2
Global Excl. U.S. (Billboard) 1
Hungary (Stream top 40) 38
Ireland (IRMA) 39
Japan (Japan Hot 100) 12
Malaysia (RIM) 1
Mexico Airplay (Billboard) 50
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 35
Portugal (AFP) 23
Scotland (OCC) 37
Singapore Official Singles (RIAS) 1
Slovakia (Singles Digital Top 100) 78
South Korea (Gaon) 2
South Korea (K-pop Hot 100) 2
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan) 13
UK Singles (OCC) 40
US Billboard Hot 100 59
US World Digital Song Sales (Billboard) 1
US Rolling Stone Top 100 (Billboard) 68

Monthly

Chart (2020) Peak
position
South Korea (Gaon) 3

Mid year charts

Chart (2021) Peak
position
South Korea (Gaon) 9

Year-end charts

Chart (2020) Peak
position
South Korea (Gaon) 62

Awards and nominations

Music program awards

Program Date
Inkigayo (SBS) Lovesick Girls 1st Win 201011.jpeg October 11, 2020
Lovesick Girls 5th Win 201018.jpeg October 18, 2020
Lovesick Girls 6th Win 201025.jpeg October 25, 2020
Show Champion (MBC) Lovesick Girls 2nd Win 201014.jpeg October 14, 2020
M Countdown (Mnet) Lovesick Girls 3rd Win 201015.png October 15, 2020
Music Bank (KBS) Lovesick Girls 4th Win 201016.jpeg October 16, 2020
MelOn Popularity Award
Award Date
Weekly Popularity Award October 12, 2020
January 11, 2021
January 18, 2021

Lyrics

 Jisoo   Jennie   Rosé   Lisa 

Lovesick girls
Lovesick girls

영원한 밤
창문 없는 방에 우릴 가둔 love
What can we say
매번 아파도 외치는 love


다치고 망가져도 나
뭘 믿고 버티는 거야
어차피 떠나면 상처투성인 채로 미워하게 될걸
끝장을 보기 전 끝낼 순 없어
이 아픔을 기다린 것처럼


아마 다 잠깐 일지도 몰라
우린 무얼 찾아서 헤매는 걸까


But I don’t care I’ll do it over and over
내 세상 속엔 너만 있으면 돼


We are the lovesick girls
네 멋대로 내 사랑을 끝낼순 없어
We are the lovesick girls
이 아픔 없인 난 아무 의미가 없어

But we were born to be alone
Yeah we were born to be alone
Yeah we were born to be alone
But why we still looking for love


No love letters, no x and o’s
No love never, my exes know
No diamond rings, that set in stone
To the left, better left alone


Didn’t wanna be a princess, I’m priceless
A prince not even on my list
Love is a drug that I quit
No doctor could help when I’m lovesick


아마 다 잠깐 일지도 몰라
우린 무얼 찾아서 헤매는 걸까


불안한 내 눈빛 속에 널 담아
아프더라도 너만 있으면 돼


We are the lovesick girls
네 멋대로 내 사랑을 끝낼 순 없어
We are the lovesick girls
이 아픔 없인 난 아무 의미가 없어

But we were born to be alone
Yeah we were born to be alone
Yeah we were born to be alone
But why we still looking for love


사랑은 slippin’ and fallin’
사랑은 killin’ your darlin’
아프다 아물면 또 찾아오는 이 겁 없는 떨림


들리지 않아 what you say
이 아픔이 난 행복해
나를 불쌍해 하는 네가 내 눈엔 더 불쌍해


We are the lovesick girls
네 멋대로 내 사랑을 끝낼 순 없어
We are the lovesick girls
이 아픔없인 난 아무 의미가 없어

One, two

Lovesick girls
모두 결국 떠나가고
Lovesick girls
내 눈물이 무뎌져도
Lovesick girls
아프고 또 아파도
Lovesick girls
But we’re still looking for love

Lovesick girls
Lovesick girls

yeong-wonhan bam
changmun eobsneun bang-e ulil gadun love
What can we say
maebeon apado oechineun love


dachigo mang-gajyeodo na
mwol midgo beotineun geoya
eochapi tteonamyeon sangcheotuseong-in chaelo miwohage doelgeol
kkeutjang-eul bogi jeon kkeutnael sun eobs-eo
i apeum-eul gidalin geoscheoleom


ama da jamkkan iljido molla
ulin mueol chaj-aseo hemaeneun geolkka


But I don’t care I’ll do it over and over
nae sesang sog-en neoman iss-eumyeon dwae


We are the lovesick girls
ne meosdaelo nae salang-eul kkeutnaelsun eobs-eo
We are the lovesick girls
i apeum eobs-in nan amu uimiga eobs-eo

But we were born to be alone
Yeah we were born to be alone
Yeah we were born to be alone
But why we still looking for love


No love letters, no x and o’s
No love never, my exes know
No diamond rings, that set in stone
To the left, better left alone


Didn’t wanna be a princess, I’m priceless
A prince not even on my list
Love is a drug that I quit
No doctor could help when I’m lovesick


ama da jamkkan iljido molla
ulin mueol chaj-aseo hemaeneun geolkka


bul-anhan nae nunbich sog-e neol dam-a
apeudeolado neoman iss-eumyeon dwae


We are the lovesick girls
ne meosdaelo nae salang-eul kkeutnael sun eobs-eo
We are the lovesick girls
i apeum eobs-in nan amu uimiga eobs-eo

But we were born to be alone
Yeah we were born to be alone
Yeah we were born to be alone
But why we still looking for love


salang-eun slippin’ and fallin’
salang-eun killin’ your darlin’
apeuda amulmyeon tto chaj-aoneun i geob eobsneun tteollim


deulliji anh-a what you say
i apeum-i nan haengboghae
naleul bulssanghae haneun nega nae nun-en deo bulssanghae


We are the lovesick girls
ne meosdaelo nae salang-eul kkeutnael sun eobs-eo
We are the lovesick girls
i apeum-eobs-in nan amu uimiga eobs-eo

One, two

Lovesick girls
modu gyeolgug tteonagago
Lovesick girls
nae nunmul-i mudyeojyeodo
Lovesick girls
apeugo tto apado
Lovesick girls
But we’re still looking for love

Lovesick girls
Lovesick girls

Endless night
Love trapped us in a windowless room (Love)
What can we say?
Long for love even though it hurts every time (Love)


Get hurt and break down, I
don’t know what’s keeping me to hold on
If I leave anyway, I’ll hate you in my pained state
We can’t end it before it’s over
It’s as if we’ve been waiting for this agony


Maybe it’s all just for a moment
What are we looking for so aimlessly


But I don’t care I’ll do it over and over
I just need you in my life


We are the lovеsick girls
You can’t just end this love on your own
We arе the lovesick girls
I’m nothing without this pain

But we were born to be alone
Yeah we were born to be alone
Yeah we were born to be alone
But why we still looking for love


No love letters, no X and O's
No love, never, my exes know
No diamond rings, that set in stone
To the left, better left alone


Didn't wanna be a princess, I'm priceless
A prince not even on my list
Love is a drug that I quit
No doctor could help when I'm lovesick


Maybe it’s all just for a moment
What are we looking for so aimlessly


Looking at you with my anxious gaze
You’re all I need even if it hurts


We are the lovesick girls
You can’t just end this love on your own
We are the lovesick girls
I’m nothing without this pain

But we were born to be alone
Yeah, we were born to be alone
Yeah, we were born to be alone
But why we still looking for love


Love is slippin’ and fallin’
Love is killin’ your darlin’
That fearless thrill returns once the pain subsides


Can’t hear what you say
I’m happy with this pain
You pity me, but I pity you more for pitying me


We are the lovesick girls
You can’t just end this love on your own
We are the lovesick girls
I’m nothing without this pain

(One, two)

Lovesick girls
Everyone eventually leaves
Lovesick girls
I’ve become numb from crying
Lovesick girls
Hurt over and over again
Lovesick girls
But we're still looking for love

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Trivia/Achievements

  • Lovesick Girls is the fastest female music video to reach 10 million views, they did so in 53 minutes.
  • Lovesick Girls reached 61.4m views within 24 hours of release.[1]
  • Lovesick Girls ranked #6 in the top 10 of all time with 61.4m M/V views within 24 hours.
  • The music video garnered controversy due to the Korean Health and Medical Workers Union accusing YG of sexually objectifying Jennie's image since she was wearing a nurse costume. Eventually YG decided to replace the specific part with footage of Jennie and a yellow stitch doll.[2][3]
  • Lovesick Girls is the first song to earn a #1 debut on the Billboard Global 200 Excl. U.S. singles chart.[4]
  • French DJ David Guetta, took part in creating the instrumental beat for LSG.[5]
  • Lovesick Girls debuted at #59 on the Billboard Top 100.[6]
  • Lovesick Girls rose to #1 on Soompi's K-pop chart 200.[7]
  • Lovesick Girls has over 270 million streams on Spotify. It is BLACKPINK’s 10th song to achieve this. It's also the eighth most streamed song by a Korean female act.
    • It is the fifth fastest song by a female group to hit 100 million streams on Spotify. (44 days) (4th overall by a female artist)
    • Lovesick Girls is the third song off The Album to achieve this.
    • It's the fifth most streamed song by a Kpop female act in 2021.
  • Lovesick Girls has over 500 million views on YouTube. It's BLACKPINK's tenth M/V to reach 500 million views.[8]
    • It's the 30th most viewed video released in 2020.
    • It has accumulated over 100 million views on YouTube in 2021 alone.
  • Lovesick Girls has over 13 million likes on YouTube. It's the fifth most liked music video by a female group.
  • In 2020, Lovesick Girls is the fourth song by a female group to spend over 500 hours on Genie real-time chart's top 5.
    • Lovesick Girls joins How You Like That and Nonstop as the only 2020 songs by female groups to spend over 600 hours on Genie real-time chart top 5.
  • Lovesick Girls has reached a new peak at #2 on MelOn’s 24Hits chart.
  • Lovesick Girls along with HYLT are the only 2020 songs by a female group to maintain over 400,000 unique listeners daily for a month on MelOn.
  • Lovesick Girls spent 36 consecutive days at #1 on South Korea Apple Music daily chart.
  • Lovesick Girls has reached a new peak at #2 on MelOn.
  • Lovesick Girls is the longest-running 2020 song by a female group on Genie real-time chart’s top 5. (705 hours)
  • Lovesick Girls is the longest-running song released in 2020 by a female group on Flo real-time chart’s top 3. (1000+ hours) It's also the first song by a girl group to surpass 1000 hours on Flo real-time chart’s top 3.
    • Lovesick Girls is the second longest running song by a group on Flo real-time chart’s top 3. (1087+ hours)
    • Lovesick Girls is the longest running song by a female group on Flo real-time chart top 10 (3,400+ hours)
  • Lovesick Girls is the longest-running song by a female group in 2020 on MelOn daily chart’s top 3. (45+ days)
  • Lovesick Girls is the longest-running song by a female group in 2020 in MelOn’s daily chart top 10 (114 days). Overall, it spent 22 weeks in the top 10 making it the fifth longest-running song in the top 10.
    • With 159 days in MelOn's daily chart top 10, Lovesick Girls is the longest running song by a female group. It's the second longest running song by a K-Pop act. It's also the most liked song by a 3rd generation female act.
  • Lovesick Girls is the #1 song for a female group with the most hours in the top 10 on MelOn 24Hits. (3800 hours)
  • Lovesick Girls has over 50 million streams on Genie. It’s the 2nd most streamed track off The Album, on the platform.
    • It's the 199th most streamed song on Genie.
  • Lovesick Girls has over 2 million unique listeners on Genie.
  • Lovesick Girls spent 6 consecutive weeks on Gaon Digital Chart’s top 3.
  • Lovesick Girls is the longest-running song in history by a female group in the top 10 on Gaon Digital Chart (21 weeks).
  • Lovesick Girls spent 52 weeks in the top 50 on Gaon Digital Chart, making it BLACKPINK's longest running song.
  • Lovesick Girls has over 800 million digital points on Gaon.
  • Lovesick Girls sold over 900,000 units in the United States making it eligible for Gold.
  • Lovesick Girls ranked #9 on YouTube Korea's top 10 most popular music videos in 2020.
  • IZM listed Lovesick Girls as one of the best songs in 2020.[9]
  • Apple Music added Lovesick Girls to their playlist, The Best 100 Songs of 2020. It's the only K-pop song on the list.
  • TIME Magazine named Lovesick Girls as one of the songs that defined K-Pop’s monumental year in 2020.[10]
  • Lovesick Girls is certified 2X gold by China QQ Music.
  • Lovesick Girls has 4.1 million unique listeners and 149.3 million streams on MelOn. It is BLACKPINK’s 8th song to do so.
    • It has 50 million accumulated unique listeners.
    • Lovesick Girls gained +400K new unique listeners on MelOn in 2021.
    • It gained 77 million streams in 2021, making it the fifth most streamed song by a female group.
  • Dazed listed Lovesick Girls as the 14th best K-Pop song of 2020.[11]
  • Lovesick Girls spent 22 weeks in the top 10 on MelOn's weekly chart. It's the second longest-running song for a female group, and is the third longest running song for a female artist.
    • Lovesick Girls spent 11 weeks in the top 10 on MelOn's weekly chart in 2021. It's the second longest-running song for a female group.
  • Lovesick Girls has spent 28 weeks in the top 25 on Melon weekly chart.
  • Lovesick Girls has spent 55 weeks in the top 50 on MelOn weekly chart, making it the second longest running song by a female group. It's also BLACKPINK's longest running song.
    • It's the second song by a female group to spend a year on the chart.
    • It’s the second song by a female group to achieve this.
  • Lovesick Girls spent 62 weeks in the top 100 on MelOn weekly chart, making it their third longest-running song overall.
    • It spent a full year on the chart, making it BLACKPINK's third song to achieve this.
    • It's the seventh longest charting song by a Kpop female group.
  • Lovesick Girls spent 380 days in the top 50 on MelOn daily chart. It's the second longest running 2020 song by a female group.
  • Lovesick Girls spent 430 days in the top 100 on MelOn daily chart. It's the fourth song released in 2020 by a female group to achieve this.
    • It’s the eighth longest running song on the chart by a female group.
  • Buzzfeed named Lovesick Girls as the 16th most unforgettable K-Pop song of 2020.[12]
  • On Gaon's Download Chart for 2020, Lovesick Girls was the 81st most downloaded song. It was also the tenth most downloaded song by a female group.
  • Lovesick Girls has been added to Apple Music 'K-Pop Hits: 2020' playlist at #9.
  • Lovesick Girls is the most liked 2020 song by a female group on MelOn surpassing How You Like That.
  • Lovesick Girls has over 1 billion combined streams across YouTube and Spotify.
  • Lovesick Girls has over 204,000 likes on MelOn. It's the 9th most liked song by a female group.
    • It reached 100k likes on MelOn in 16 days.
    • It's the fastest 2020 Kpop girl group song to reach 160,000 likes, they did it in 2 months and 29 days.
  • Lovesick Girls has over 500,000 shazams on Shazam.
  • Lovesick Girls has spent 139 days on VIBE Top 10 daily chart.
    • Lovesick Girls spent 234 days in the top 100 on Vibe Daily Chart top 100.
  • Lovesick Girls was the most streamed female group song on South Korea Spotify during the streaming service’s release in the country. (#10 peaked at #2)
  • Lovesick Girls has been certified Gold in Japan for having over 50 million streams. It is BLACKPINK's 8th song to achieve a streaming certification in Japan.
    • Lovesick Girls along with HYLT are the fastest songs to be certified Silver by RIAJ (streaming).
  • Lovesick Girls has sold over 500,000 units in Japan.
  • Lovesick Girls has surpassed 60 million accumulated (daily) unique listeners on MelOn.
  • Lovesick Girls is the first song by a girl group to spend 5 months in the top 10 on MelOn's monthly chart.
  • Lovesick Girls debuted at #9 on the Billboard Digital Song Sales chart.
  • Lovesick Girls debuted at #2 on the Billboard Global 200.
  • Lovesick Girls debuted at #2 on the Worldwide iTunes Chart.
  • Little Mix added Lovesick Girls to their ‘Little Mix: Girl Band Vibes’ playlist on Spotify.
  • Lovesick Girls ties with Sour Candy for a song by a female act with the most #1’s on iTunes. (63)
  • Lovesick Girls had the second highest-peak of unique listeners by a female group on MelOn daily after the chart’s reform. (512,508)
  • Lovesick Girls gained over 10 million Gaon Digital Points for 36 weeks on Gaon Digital Chart, the female group song with most weeks with over 10M points gained.
  • Lovesick Girls surpassed 300 million digital index points on Gaon in 2021. It's the only song released in 2020 by a female group to do so.
  • Lovesick Girls has sold over 6 million units worldwide. It’s the third song from The Album to do so.
  • Lovesick Girls spent 10 weeks on Billboard World Digital Songs Sales chart.
  • Lovesick Girls (Dance Practice) is the 85th most viewed music video by a female group on YouTube.
  • Lovesick Girls debuted at #3 on the global Spotify chart.
  • Lovesick Girls has been certified Platinum by Gaon for over 100 million streams in South Korea.
  • Lovesick Girls has earned over 100 million streams on Spotify in 2021.
  • Lovesick Girls spent 25 weeks on the Billboard Global Excl. US chart, making it the second longest charting song by a Kpop female group.
  • Lovesick Girls spent 418 days in the top 100 on Bugs Daily Chart, making it the third longest running song released in 2020 by a Kpop female group.

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