There are thousands K-pop songs out there, but some just never get old. We've come up with a list of the most iconic K-pop tracks ever. Bands like BTS and Red Velvet are of course a must on our list. Check below who else made it to the list!
1) 'Spring Day' by BTS
This 2017 song, co-written by members RM and Suga, is about missing someone dearly and trying to reach them. 'Spring Day' is so popular that it charts on music charts every other day, even four years after its release!
2) 'I Got A Boy' by Girls Generation
Girls' Generation released 'I Got A Boy' in 2013. It's a fun hybrid of different genres like bubblegum pop, dance and electro-pop. Even now, it's one of the girl band's most popular songs.
3) The First Snow by EXO
EXO has many amazing songs, but this 2013 release is a timeless one. Every year, on the first day of snowfall in South Korea, 'The First Snow' re-enters Korean Music charts. Isn't it the perfect song for winters?
4) 'Bad Boy' by Red Velvet
Another 2017 release, 'Bad Boy' was extremely successful. The girl band tried a "sexy, girl crush" concept for this song, which they had not done before, and it was a huge hit. It's still one of Red Velvet's most well-known songs.
5) 'Haru Haru' by BIGBANG
'Haru Haru', which translates to 'day by day', is another timeless legend from 2008 that is still one of BIGBANG's most popular singles. The song conveys a nostalgic feeling and a deep, tragic story. Paired with its heartbreaking music video, this track can make anyone cry.
6) 'I Am The Best' by 2NE1
Every K-pop fan has heard this song at least once because of how popular it is. 'I Am The Best' has been called an empowerment anthem and is about self-confidence and dominance. For most people, this 2011 song is the first one that comes to their mind when they think of 2NE1.
7) 'Ring Ding Dong' by SHINee
SHINee gained a special achievement with this song that no other artist on this list has: 'Ring Ding Dong' became the first song that was 'banned' during the Korean college entrance exam period. That's because this 2009 song is so catchy that it gets stuck in the students' head, and they can't focus on studying. (Pro tip: don't listen to it when you're working or studying.)
What other songs do you think should be on this list? Comment down below to let us know! And before you go, check out this video about 5 K-pop songs that were banned from TV: