From an over-abundance of debuts to a handful of career-defining comebacks, has been a big year for K-Pop. But what were the best, most important songs of ? We combed through this year's many, many releases to bring you a list of fifty of the year's most noteworthy songs.
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It was the worldwide Hallyu hit that could never have been planned or foreseen, and its success still feels like the happy accident that it basically was. As shown this year with Wonder Girls' lackluster Akon-featuring 'Like Money' , it just doesn't work when Korean acts try to play American pop at its own game. Basically it was a Korean 'Get Me Bodied' with a 'Stronger'-style flashmob video in an outlet shopping centre. Hence 'sherlock', you see? They've chucked a bit of money at the video too. But what's in their 'Pandora's Box'? Best Bit: All the faffing about with the blazers, like at when they grace us with a glimpse of their upper backs.
To be eligible for this top fifty list, songs must have had a Korean release as a title or promotional track between Jan. This also allows for some of the best builds of their entire discography, with that euphoric chorus providing a sugar rush of excitement each time it rears its head. Its sheer optimism never fails to put me in a good mood. Modern K-pop could do with more of this anything-goes energy. That soaring chorus absolutely kills. There were flashier songs in , but few had this much of a kick. Rather than scatter in several different directions as SM songs of this era tended to do , History fuels itself on an unshakable groove and all-killer, no-filler arrangement.