Posted by Susan-Han Friday, December 9, 2022

2022 YouTube Recap South Korea: The most viewed videos of the year, the most viewed MVs of the year, & more


Here's the full '2022 YouTube Recap: South Korea'!

What may be the most surprising for viewers both domestically and abroad for this year's 'YouTube Recap: South Korea' is the unexpected, #1 most viewed video of 2022! A video of an announcement caster at the theme park 'EVERLAND' for the ride 'Amazon Express' is officially the most viewed video in South Korea this year, garnering attention for the female caster's hilariously "soul-less" and "lifeless" tone. 

Meanwhile, in 2022, celebrity YouTubers like Lee Young Ji, Kim Jong Kook, Davichi's Kang Min Kyung, Lee Yong Jin, and Meenoi received love from viewers for their creative original content. In the music video category, trot prince Lim Young Woong demonstrated his power among a broad range of Korean audiences alongside top K-Pop acts. 

First, the most viewed YouTube videos of 2022 by South Koreans are:

#1 "Korea Theme Park EVERLAND 'Amazon Express' Cast announcement skill"

#2 "Taeyeon's Killing Voice Live"

#3 "[Music Bank One-Take 4K] NewJeans 'Attention' 4K Bonus Ver. 220805"

#4 "Lee Young Ji Gbbul No Charim EP.05 #ITZY #Chaeryeong"

#5 "Wanna go to a motel?"

#6 "Son Heung-min introduces the best Korean BBQ to Spurs players"

#7 "Finally, Jae Suk Yoo visits GYM Jong Kook"

#8 "Davichi's big sister's wedding day"

#9 "What talk? You just get 5M impersonations on Joo Hyun Young Special | Turkids on the Block EP.39"

#10 "Meenoi's Yorizori Season 2 | EP.5 BE’O"

Next, the most-viewed MVs of 2022 by South Koreas:

#1 Lim Young Woong - "If We Ever Meet Again"

#2 Psy - "That That" (Prod. & Feat. SUGA of BTS)"

#3 Big Bang - "Still Life"

#4 (G)I-DLE - "TOMBOY"

#5 Lim Young Woong - "Our Blues"

#6 BLACKPINK - "Pink Venom"

#7 IVE - "After LIKE"

#8 GOT the Beat - "Step Back" (Stage Video)

#9 IVE - "Love Dive"

#10 Lim Young Woong - "Rainbow"

In the most viewed YouTube Shorts category, a clip featuring Yoo Jae Suk and Jessi from tvN's 'Six Sense' is seen taking up #3.

The top YouTube creator in South Korea for the year 2022 was the comedy sketch channel 'Shortbox', while singer Sung Si Kyung came in at #5. 

Lastly, in the category of rising star creators for 2022, Davichi's Kang Min Kyung came in at #2, TV personality Jonathan Thona Yiombi came in at #4, and singer Kangnam came in at #6. 

Which Korean YouTube videos and channels did you enjoy watching in 2022?

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Avada-Kedavra2,189 pts Saturday, December 10, 2022 1
Saturday, December 10, 2022

MVs aside...

Like that so many entertainers and comedians used YouTube as a platform, instead of TV.

And love that so many idol groups now have weekly shows/ updates on YouTube.

While we miss idols on variety shows, I look forward to more professional content on YouTube (ie. more popular shows like PD Na's Game Caterers using YouTube as a platform, in 2023).

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MoonFlowerXX1,710 pts Saturday, December 10, 2022 0
Saturday, December 10, 2022

#10 "Meenoi's Yorizori Season 2 | EP.5 BE’O" was a great episode. It was a little awkward ngl but it was funny.

Also, surprised Dsplay (BigBang Daesang) isn't on the list. He has unique content on his YouTube Channel

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