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100 Best K-Pop Hits of All Time

Best K-pop hits of all time

Admit it- when you think of listening to some K-pop, the first thing that comes to mind is shuffling through your endless playlists on Spotify, Deezer or Youtube Music until you find just the right track.

But what if we told you there was a better way?

Yup, we made a list of our 100 favorite K-pop hits of all time, so you can press shuffle and have the perfect playlist every time.

From classic girl groups like Girls' Generation and Wonder Girls to modern chart-toppers like BTS and BLACKPINK, these are the tracks that made us fall in love with South Korean pop music in the first place.

Ready to please your ears?

Let's get started!

Top 100 K-Pop Hits of All Time

Here are our best selection of K-pop hits, including top songs from South Korean girl groups and boys bands:

You can listen to them all in our Spotify playlist, and watch the music videos on our Youtube.

Kill This Love by BLACKPINK

Kill This Love by BLACKPINK is about heartbreak and the pain of letting go.

The title refers to the idea of killing the love you once had for someone to move on.

The lyrics are emotive and powerful, with references to feeling suffocated and trapped.

The tune reflects the feeling of being stuck in a relationship that is no longer healthy and the pain of knowing that it needs to end.

The track is catchy and upbeat, with a heavy bassline that provides an element of sassiness.

Kill This Love is an anthem for anyone who has ever experienced heartbreak and a call to action for anyone who is still holding onto something that is no longer good for them.

Jopping by SuperM

"Jopping" is SuperM’s debut single after the group was officially formed in 2019.

The brit-pop beat and electro-pop genre heavily influenced the tune.

SuperM performed this one, live on Western stages, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

This song is also present in the video game Just Dance 2022 -actually, we’re even regularly megastar on it with a 13k+ score!

Rollin’ by Brave Girls

Brave Girls, like EXID, is also one of the girl groups whose career was saved by a viral fancam.

"Rollin’" is an instant hit among military men, and a video of them dancing on the track resurfaced, making the netizens stream it once again!

It was first released in 2017 and was received poorly by the public, but it went back on the charts in 2021.

K-pop fans are even calling Brave Girls now the new summer queens!

Monster by EXO

EXO's "Monster" is a chart-topping single that has taken the world by storm.

The song itself is an uptempo, synth-driven bop that is perfectly infectious.

"Monster" won EXO nine wins in South Korean weekly music shows, making it the most awarded song of a boy group in 2016.

Blood, Sweat, and Tears by BTS

"Blood, Sweat, and Tears" is one of BTS' most iconic tunes.

The tune was released in 2016 and quickly became a fan favorite.

The lyrics talk about the struggles of addictive love.

Gee by Girls’ Generation

After its release in 2009, Gee became the ultimate game-changer in K-pop.

Being rivaled against established boy groups in the industry was not an easy feat, but Girls’ Generation not only survived but surpassed records after records.

With this tune, the biggest girl group of that time was given the title "Nation’s Girl Group."

Nobody by Wonder Girls

When the idol industry was at its lowest, Wonder Girls revived it back with their hits "Tell Me" and "Nobody".

They were even called the "Nation’s Idols" at that time and became the first idol group to enter the Billboard Hot 100.

Growl by EXO

EXO’s "Growl" is definitely among the crowd's favorite K-pop songs.

Due to its immense popularity, the boy group was even given a chance to perform this hit at the 2018 Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

ASAP by STAYC

STAYC's "ASAP" is a perfect hit!

The bouncy production and sugary vocals are the perfect sound for a summer day.

The girls of STAYC deliver smart lyrics with attitude, and the result is a fun track that will have you listening to the song for the days on end!

The tune is also incredibly relatable, with lines like "I can't wait any longer / I'm naturally a little impatient."

It's the perfect anthem for anyone who's fed up with an indecisive partner.

After School by Weeekly

Weeekly's "After School" perfectly captures the feel of being a student.

The lyrics describe the stresses of school and the relief of finally being done for the day.

The chorus is elementary to follow and relatable, with the line translated as "Feel it / We’re free as we are."

The hit also has a very upbeat and fun sound, making it the perfect anthem for any students who are ready to let loose after a long day of classes.

DDU-DU DDU-DU by BLACKPINK

BLACKPINK broke records with their music "DDU-DU DDU-DU" as they became the first K-pop group to have 1 billion views on their music video.

The group has become one of the most influential third-generation girl groups!

Tell Me by Wonder Girls

It was the debut single of Wonder Girls, and it is still one of their most iconic hits.

"Tell Me" sings about a girl who falls in love and wishes the boy to like her back.

The highlight of this fast-tempo hit is the Korean exclamation of surprise 'eomona!' in the chorus, which becomes the trademark of one of the members, Sohee.

Fantastic Baby by BIGBANG

A fusion of electropop, hip hop, EDM, and hip house, "Fantastic Baby" was definitely a new kind of sound for BIGBANG, but the fans and the public were loving it!

With this tune, BIGBANG was included in Rolling Stone’s 75 Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time, placing on the 31st spot.

Into the New World by Girls' Generation

This tune was the debut single by Girls’ Generation and is still one of the most iconic K-pop songs today.

It was an instant hit in South Korea and helped put the group on the map.

The tune is about dreaming and pursuing your goals no matter your obstacles.

The lyrics and the girls’ fresh and innocent image were a perfect formula for success.

Genie by Girls’ Generation

Gebie is another game-changer for Girls’ Generation.

It was the group’s 2nd EP after "Gee", and it solidified their place as the top girl group in K-pop.

The tune is very memorable, and the music video is iconic, cementing the Girls’ Generation as one of the most successful K-pop groups of all time.

I Got A Boy by Girls’ Generation

I Got A Boy was a departure from Girls’ Generation’s usual sound, and it was a risk that paid off.

The track is a mix of different genres, which was unusual for K-pop at the time.

It was also one of the first K-pop songs to use English in the lyrics, which helped the group gain even more international attention.

Sorry Sorry by SUPER JUNIOR

Who could even forget Super Junior’s "Sorry Sorry"?

Long before the start of viral culture in social media, "Sorry Sorry" was there to introduce it to the public.

At its peak, people from all over the globe did multiple covers of the hit and posted it online, with the most famous one being from a prison in the Philippines.

No Other by SUPER JUNIOR

No Other is a fan favorite among Super Junior fans.

The track is about a boy in love with a girl who doesn’t know he exists.

He tries everything he can to get her attention, but nothing seems to work.

The boys’ vocals are on point, making ELFs fall head over heels for the boys, all over again.

Candy by H.O.T

H.O.T is one of the first K-pop idol groups.

Its second single, "Candy", an upbeat pop air performed with cute hats and costumes, can still be heard in many variety shows.

Even younger idols do a cover of the track in music award shows!

I’m Your Girl by S.E.S

S.E.S was among the most popular K-pop girl groups in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

It was known for its beautiful visuals and sweet image.

"I’m Your Girl", its debut track, is about a girl waiting for her crush to notice her.

The tune is captivating, and the girls’ vocals are superb, making it one of the best K-pop songs of all time.

To My Boyfriend by Fin.K.L.

Fin.K.L was another popular group in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

They were known for their solid vocals and cute image.

"To My Boyfriend" is a fan favorite among Fin.K.L fans.

It is about a girl confessing her love to her boyfriend.

The lyrics are charming, and the girls’ vocals are top-notch, as is expected from Fin.K.L.

Couple by SECHSKIES

Sechskies is one of the first K-pop idol groups.

They were hugely popular in the late 1990s but disbanded in 2000.

The group recently made a comeback in 2016, and their fans, known as "Yellow Kies", are just as passionate as ever.

"Couple" is one of Sechskies’ most iconic songs.

It is a simple love air that has endured the test of time and is even popular among new K-pop fans nowadays.

I Am the Best by 2NE1

While the South Korean pop industry has been all about the "girl crush" concept nowadays, the root of it all comes from 2NE1’s "I Am the Best."

Music critics deem this one to be the prototype of bad-ass girl group songs.

"I Am the Best" also paved the way for Korean acts to get airplay on Western radios after getting featured in a 2014 Microsoft commercial.

Fire by 2NE1

2NE1’s debut song, "Fire", is an iconic K-pop hit.

The track even earned the group the award that every rookie K-pop group wants to have, the Rookie of the Year award.

"Fire" gave the girls the independent image new to South Korea’s idol girl group scene.

Come Back Home by 2NE1

2NE1’s "Come Back Home" is a reggae-infused song about a love transcending time and space.

The tune is about a girl waiting for her lover to return to her.

She is willing to wait for him no matter how long it takes.

The music video for "Come Back Home" is reminiscent of the movie The Matrix, incorporating futuristic and dystopian elements.

Haru Haru by BIGBANG

BIGBANG’s "Haru Haru" is a hip-hop ballad about the pain of a breakup.

It’s the lead single for the group’s third EP, Stand Up.

After its release in August 2008, Billboard hailed "Haru Haru" as an experimental masterpiece.

Lies by BIGBANG

BIGBANG’s "Lies" is a sad ballad that talks about the pain of a breakup.

This music is widely considered the track that brought BIGBANG to where they are today.

"Lies" even influenced many K-pop idols into self-producing music, as the song was written and composed by GDragon himself.

Mirotic by TVXQ!

TVXQ!’s "Mirotic" is one of the essential music of K-pop.

After its release in 2008, the song caused controversies for its explicit and mature content despite its young target audience.

However, that didn’t stop the group from becoming even more influential, as "Mirotic" may have even inspired boy groups of the younger generation to try out sexy concepts in music comebacks!

Hug by TVXQ!

"Hug" is TVXQ!’s debut single.

TVXQ! first performed the air at a joint showcase alongside label mate BoA and the American superstar Britney Spears.

"Hug" was considered a sleeper hit after gaining popularity only months after its release.

Brand New by SHINHWA

SHINHWA's "Brand New" is a timeless classic.

The song is the lead single of SHINHWA’s seventh studio album Brand New.

It provides some hints about a new beginning for the group as they recently left SM Entertainment during this period.

Spring Day by BTS

"Spring Day" is one of BTS’ biggest hits before their debut on the Western music scene.

It is also the group’s longest-charting song on Melon’s weekly chart.

This lyrically poetic music grieves about the loss of a once treasured friendship.

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Abracadabra by Brown Eyed Girls

Brown Eyed Girls' "Abracadabra" is one of the trailblazers for electro-pop music to set off in South Korea’s music scene.

Not only that, but almost everyone knows how iconic this song’s dance is!

"Abracadabra" even inspired the hip dance on PSY’s Gangnam Style.

Replay by SHINee

Since its debut in 2008, SHINee has been known to pioneer new dance and pop sub-genres into the K-pop industry.

But it all started with their mesmerizing debut song "Replay", which paved the way for the group to win every rookie award, thus inventing the Rookie Grand Slam Title.

Sherlock by SHINee

SHINee came back in 2012 with an even more powerful electro-pop sound in "Sherlock".

The boys continue to showcase their impeccable dancing skills and solid vocal abilities in this high-octane song.

Bad Girl, Good Girl by miss A

miss A took the second generation KPop by a storm with its debut track, "Bad Girl, Good Girl."

The music industry recognized the girl group under JYP Entertainment for placing No. 1 on the Gaon Digital Chart, making them the first to reach this career milestone.

Hush by miss A

After the success of their debut, miss A followed it up with another bop in "Hush".

The girls take a more sultry approach in this song as they sing about wanting to be kissed by their crush.

It definitely helped that the music video featured the members looking gorgeous in various lingerie looks.

As If It’s Your Last by BLACKPINK

As If It’s Your Last is a fun and flirty track by BLACKPINK.

It is about living in the moment and enjoying life to the fullest.

The lyrics are playful and light-hearted, with references to dancing and kissing.

The beat is catchy, with a heavy bassline that gets your feet moving.

Red Flavor by Red Velvet

Red Velvet’s "Red Flavor" is one of the books for being among the best K-pop summer songs ever released in the past decade!

The group received their first No.1 on the Gaon Digital Chart with this arresting pop air.

Fancy by TWICE

"Fancy" marks the beginning of an era for TWICE as they transitioned to a much darker and more mature image and music.

The tune may not have received many awards in South Korea, but it sure was recognized by many international fans!

What Is Love? by TWICE

"What Is Love?" is one of those cutesy tracks that will put a smile on your face no matter your mood.

It’s the perfect song to sing along to when you’re feeling low or just need a pick-me-up.

The music video even references some pop culture films like Pulp Fiction, Romeo and Juliet, and Princess Diaries.

Electric Shock by f(x)

f(x) came back in 2012 with an even more powerful electro-pop sound in "Electric Shock".

Its lyrics talk about falling in love as an 'electric shock' and the exciting feeling that comes after it.

The song peaked at number one on the Gaon Digital Chart.

4 Walls by f(x)

In "4 Walls", f(x) took a more mellow approach with their electro-pop sound and delivered a snappy and emotional song.

The lyrics are about feeling trapped in a relationship and longing for freedom.

The track is sonically complex, with a heavy bassline and layers of synths that create a feeling of unease.

Rum Pum Pum by f(x)

f(x) is known for its unique electro-pop sound, and "Rum Pum Pum" is one of the best examples of this.

"Rum Pum Pum" is a dance-pop song with exciting guitar riffs, exotic snares, and hand drums that will have you dance along with the music.

The lyrics are about being in love and feeling the rush of adrenaline that comes with it.

Love Scenario by iKon

iKon’s "Love Scenario" is one of the most wholesome songs on this list.

iKon's "Love Scenario" has taken the world by storm.

The catchy tune and exciting lyrics have made it a viral hit, locally and internationally.

The track has captured the hearts of millions of people and is sure to be one of 2018's biggest hits.

Psycho by Red Velvet

Red Velvet's Psycho is a dark pop song with a unique sound by the group.

The lyrics are written in a way that is open to interpretation, leading many fans to speculate about the song's meaning.

Some believe it is about mental illness, while others think it could be about a toxic relationship.

However, the true meaning of the song remains a mystery.

What is certain is that Red Velvet's Psycho is a powerful and haunting track that will stay in your head long after you've heard it.

Beautiful by B2ST

B2ST's "Beautiful" is a touching ballad about the pain of love and loss.

The lyrics are sad and passionate, but the delivery is optimistic and uplifting.

The song is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever experienced heartbreak.

Again and Again by 2PM

2PM's track "Again and Again" is a true earworm.

It's one of those songs that you can't get out of your head, no matter how hard you try.

An equally catchy chorus follows the catchy opening riff, and the overall result is a song that is impossible to resist.

At the same time, it has something slightly sad, which adds to its appeal.

It's a tune that perfectly captures the feeling of nostalgia, and it's easy to see why it has become one of 2PM's signature tunes.

Whether you're a fan of 2PM or not, there's no denying that "Again and Again" is a pop masterpiece.

Heartbeat by 2PM

2PM's "Heartbeat" is a high-energy song that perfectly embodies the group's unique sound.

The boys deliver solid vocal performances, and the rap section is awe-inspiring.

The production is top-notch, combining synth and traditional instruments that create a lively, engaging soundscape.

Overall, "Heartbeat" is a fun, well-crafted track that 2PM fans will love.

My House by 2PM

2PM's "My House" is the perfect soundtrack for anyone who's ever felt like they just need to get away from it all.

The catchy beat and uplifting lyrics are impossible to resist, and the song has infectious energy sure to put a smile on your face.

So turn up the volume and let 2PM take you on a fun-filled journey to their house - you might just never want to leave.

Step by KARA

"Step" was released in 2011 as the lead single from their fourth studio album of the same name.

This track is KARA’s third highest-selling single in South Korea, and the album is the group’s highest-selling album since its debut in 2007.

Mister by KARA

"Mister" helped increase KARA’s popularity in South Korea and even with international fans due to its addictive choreography called the "butt dance."

The song’s lyrics talk about a girl who is too shy to approach the guy she has a crush on.

Expectation by Girls’ Day

"Expectation" is from Girls’ Day’s first studio album of the same name.

It peaked at number 4 on Gaon Weekly Chart and 9 on Gaon Monthly Chart.

Something by Girls’ Day

"Something" is another sexy single from Girls’ Day.

It talks about a girl who caught her man cheating on her.

"Something" is from the group’s fourth mini-album, released in January 2014.

Touch My Body by SISTAR

"Touch My Body" is the lead single of SISTAR’s 2nd EP Touch N Move.

SISTAR is known among K-pop fans as the "Summer Queens" for releasing great and iconic summer music.

Alone by SISTAR

"Alone" is the lead track for SISTAR’s debut EP of the same title.

The lyrics talk about the aftermath of a breakup, where the girl feels alone now.

It peaked at no. 2 on the Gaon Digital Chart with over a million downloads and nine million streams.

Shy Boy by SECRET

"Shy Boy" is a single from the K-pop girl group SECRET, released in January 2011.

The music genre falls under bubblegum pop, a hint of a shift from sexy concept to retro.

Other hits of SECRET include "Magic" and "Madonna."

Bar Bar Bar by Crayon Pop

"Bar Bar Bar" of Crayon Pop is a staple in K-pop.

All ages, from young to old, have probably heard and danced to its beat!

It came in the year when PSY was dominating every music chart, and the song thrived.

Due to its widespread popularity, "Bar Bar Bar" won Crayon Pop the New Rising Star Award at the 28th Golden Disk Awards.

Up & Down by EXID

If it weren’t for this music and the fancam of EXID Hani going viral, the group would have disbanded in 2014.

"Up & Down" practically saved EXID from breaking apart and even brought the noise to the group's name.

From getting poor reception, the song climbed to no. 1 on the Gaon Digital Chart.

Indeed, a saving grace for EXID!

Like A Cat by AOA

AOA is known for its sexy concept, and "Like A Cat" proved the fans got it right.

The lyrics of the song liken dating to acting or like a cat!

It peaked at no. 5 on the Gaon Digital Chart and no. 1 on the Gaon Social Chart upon its release in 2014.

Heart Attack by AOA

"Heart Attack" is another single from AOA’s third EP with the same title.

The tune talks about the excitement of liking a person, even relating it to the sensation of getting a heart attack!

"Heart Attack" was one of the sought-after summer songs of 2015.

Roly Poly by T-ARA

T-ARA's "Roly Poly" is a catchy, up-tempo song with a fun, retro sound.

The girls deliver solid vocal performances, and the choreography will keep you dancing to your feet!

The production is top-notch, combining synth and traditional instruments that create a lively, engaging soundscape.

The song's main strength is its infectious hook, the chorus, which will have you replaying the "Roly Poly" repeatedly!

La Di Da by EVERGLOW

EVERGLOW's "La Di Da" is a retro, synth-pop song about ignoring the haters who want the group to go down.

The lyrics also promote self-love, especially among women.

"La Di Da" is the title track of EVERGLOW's second EP -77.82X-78.29 released in September 2020.

Bubble Pop! by HyunA

HyunA's "Bubble Pop!" is a song that perfectly encapsulates the legend of HyunA.

She is unapologetically sexy yet still playful and fun.

The music video features HyunA in various sexy outfits, dancing provocatively and popping bubble gum.

However, the tune also has a light-hearted and bubbly sound that makes it impossible not to smile while listening.

In other words, HyunA perfectly embodies the phrase 'attractive visual sells.'

And with "Bubble Pop!," she proves that she's one of the queens of K-pop.

The Eye by INFINITE

"The Eye" is INFINITE’s sixth EP Infinite Only lead track.

It won three music awards after its release in September 2016.

Just Right by GOT7

GOT7's "Just Right" is the perfect one for anyone who's ever felt like they're not quite good enough.

The lyrics express the insecurity many of us feel, wondering if we'll ever measure up to other people's standards.

But in the end, GOT7 reassures us that we're "just right" the way we are.

It's a powerful message, set to an irresistible beat that will stick in your head for days.

So if you're ever feeling down about yourself, just remember: GOT7 thinks you're "just right."

Very Very Very by I.O.I

"Very Very Very" of I.O.I is a viral hit after its release in 2016.

It talks about the uncertainties we feel when someone says they like us, especially when men suddenly profess their feelings towards us.

The song topped Gaon Digital Chart with over 200 000 downloads and 5 million streams.

Shine by Pentagon

Pentagon’s "Shine" is the lead single for the group’s third EP, Positive.

The air confesses about the love of a guy for his girl, even asking if he’s deserving to love her!

It is such a cute track with an animated music video that your eyes will be in love.

Rough by GFriend

GFriend's "Rough" is one of the most catchy and addictive songs out there.

The poppy beats and ethereal vocals make it impossible not to sing along.

Even the perfect synchronization of the girls will make you an instant fan!

However, the true genius of the song lies in its lyrics.

GFriend perfectly captures the feeling of being young and uncertain in love with "Rough."

Mr. Chu by Apink

Apink's "Mr. Chu" is a catchy ode to the first months of being in a relationship, when the spark between lovers is still fresh and glowing.

This one is upbeat and playful, with Apink's signature cutesy style.

The music video features the members of Apink dressed in pink dresses and cute tennis skirts.

It's a fun and lighthearted video that perfectly matches the song's tone.

Catallena by Orange Caramel

Orange Caramel’s Catallena might be a nonsensical air with a pretty vague music video at the beginning.

Still, once you dig deeper, the song actually wants to send a message to its listeners.

Lyrically, it reflects how women view and compare themselves with each other, depending on their self-worth and how people receive them.

The music video is a critique of how society treats women as food, as commodities, ranking them based on their taste, look, and use in this world.

Despite the colorful performance and catchy tune, Orange Caramel shows us the sad truth of being born as a woman.

Crazy by 4Minute

4Minute's "Crazy" is the perfect one for anyone who's ever felt like they're going a little bit insane.

The high-energy track is sure to get your heart racing, and the catchy chorus will have you singing along at the top of your lungs.

4Minute brings their trademark style to the air, with rapid-fire rap verses and a powerful vocal performance from the main rapper and vocalist HyunA.

"Crazy" is sure to get you on your feet and dancing, no matter how crazy your day has been.

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Bboom Bboom by Momoland

"Bboom Bboom" was THE anthem at the start of 2018.

The song quickly became a favorite among K-pop fans, featuring a catchy beat, playful lyrics, and a signature dance move.

The dance move, which involves shaking your booty like a jelly bean, is particularly memorable.

And, as any Momoland fan will tell you, once you learn the dance, you can't help but to do it whenever the song comes on!

Don’t Wanna Cry by SEVENTEEN

SEVENTEEN is a K-pop boy band currently taking the world by storm.

The group is known for their catchy tunes and impressive dance moves, and "Don't Wanna Cry" is no exception.

The air is an uptempo track that tells the story of a young man trying to get over a break-up.

Its title sums up the narrator's feelings; he doesn't want to cry over his lover, but he can't help it.

The lyrics are relatable, and the melody is catchy, making "Don't Wanna Cry" one of SEVENTEEN's best songs.

If you're looking for a tune to help you get over your ex, this is the one for you.

Butterfly by LOONA

LOONA's "Butterfly" is a catchy pop song with a unique and familiar sound.

The air's production is top-notch, with a thumping bassline and airy synths that create a dreamy atmosphere.

The lyrics are simple but effective, and the song's hook could get you LSS-ed (a.k.a. Last Song Syndrome).

But what really makes "Butterfly" stand out is LOONA's vocal performance.

The 12-member girl group harmonizes perfectly on the chorus, and each member shines on their respective verse.

Ah Choo by LOVELYZ

"Ah Choo" is the lead track of LOVELYZ’s first EP Lovelyz8.

It is about a girl who likes a guy so much that she feels like sneezing just by thinking of him.

The album was well-received after its release in October 2015 and peaked at number 2 on the Gaon Album Chart.

Energetic by Wanna One

Wanna One's "Energetic" is the perfect song to get you up and to move - it's impossible to listen to without feeling a bit more lively.

The high-energy track is propelled by a catchy beat and Wanna One's infectiously enthusiastic vocals, making it the perfect choice for a workout playlist or an energy boost.

The song's music video only adds to its appeal, featuring the group's 11 members dancing their hearts out in a colorful setting.

No wonder "Energetic" has racked up hundreds of millions of views on YouTube - it's simply irresistible.

Really Really - WINNER

WINNER's "Really Really" is a truly unique piece of music.

The lyrics are clever, and the beat is infectious.

The music video is also incredibly well done, with WINNER's members looking very handsome as they perform the song.

Overall, "Really Really" is a WINNER! (pun very much intended).

Decalcomanie by MAMAMOO

MAMAMOO's Decalcomanie is a fun and memorable air that will make you sing along with it whenever it is being played somewhere.

The chorus is catchy and upbeat, making it easy to sing along to.

The tune also features the impressive vocal harmony from the MAMAMOO members.

La Vie En Rose by IZ*ONE

IZ*ONE's "La Vie En Rose" is a bouncy, fun track that showcases the group's youthful energy and charms.

The song is built around a catchy hook, with the members' vocals intertwining harmoniously to create a sweet and dreamy sound.

The lyrics are equally cheerful, conveying the girls' happiness at being in love.

Wannabe by ITZY

ITZY's "Wannabe" perfectly encapsulates the feelings of teenage angst.

It starts with a confident declaration like "I’m my own boss" and "I don't want your guidance."

It sets the tone for the rest of the song, full of defiance and rebellion.

The lyrics talk about wanting to be different from everyone else and not caring what anyone else thinks.

And, let's be honest, we all know that ITZY knows a thing or two about being different.

They're a group of five incredibly talented and charismatic young women quickly taking the K-Pop world by storm.

With their unique style and infectious energy, ITZY is definitely a group to watch out for.

Secret Garden by Oh My Girl

"Secret Garden" is Oh My Girl’s synth-pop lead track for the group’s fifth EP of the titular name.

The song describes the budding journey of growing up, liking it, to the image of planting seeds in a garden.

Trouble Maker by Trouble Maker

Trouble Maker is a co-ed duo consisting of the then-4Minute member HyunA and BEAST’s Hyunseung.

Their air "Trouble Maker" is the lead track of the duo’s debut EP of the same name.

It was quite controversial, with its sexy concept and live performances, particularly during MAMA 2013, where the two members kissed on stage.

200% by AKMU

AKMU's 200% song is about being 200% sure about loving someone!

AKMU is a duo made up of brother and sister Lee Suhyun and Lee Chanhyuk, and the song is from their first studio album, Play.

AKMU's signature vocals and rap flow perfectly over the catchy melody, making "200%" a sure bop even a decade after its release!

Red by HyunA

HyunA's "Red" is a veritable bop.

The tune will get stuck in your head after just a few listens, from the snappy chorus to the sleek production.

HyunA's sultry vocal performance is the icing on the cake, making "Red" one of her strongest singles to date.

The song's visuals are also top-notch, with HyunA looking like a true queen in various red-hot looks.

7th Sense by NCT U

NCT U's "7th Sense" will get your attention.

The NCT U members show off their unique musical talents in this catchy track, featuring a mix of future bass and hip-hop.

The lyrics are clever, and the beat is infectious, making "7th Sense" a must-listen for NCTzens.

Cherry Bomb by NCT 127

NCT 127's "Cherry Bomb" is the lead track of the group’s third EP with the titular name.

The air features a heavy trap beat, with synths and horns giving it an upbeat and up-tempo feel.

NCT127 brings the heat with their verses, spitting fiery bars about turning up the heat and going all out.

The chorus is an explosion of sound, with the members chanting "Cherry Bomb" over a thumping bassline.

The music video features the members performing choreography in a warehouse, surrounded by pyrotechnics and visual effects.

It's obvious that NCT127 brought their A-game with "Cherry Bomb", delivering an explosive track that is sure to get your heart racing.

You Were Beautiful by Day6

Day6's "You Were Beautiful" is a heart-wrenching ballad about lost love.

The lyrics are melancholy and regretful, hinting at the singer's regrets at letting go of his former partner.

The song reflects on the happy moments shared by the couple and how those memories are now just bittersweet reminders of what once was.

The band’s vocal performance is flawlessly emotive, conveying the deep sorrow of the singer with ease.

God’s Menu by Stray Kids

For the group’s first full album, Stray Kids invites both their fans and the public to taste what the boys have to offer regarding talent and artistry.

The lyrics show the hunger of Stray Kids to stand out in an overly saturated world that is the K-pop music industry and prove that their songs are worth listening to!

Latata by G(I)-DLE

G(I)-DLE's "Latata" is a sassy, fun air that is perfect for any dance party.

The lyrics are infectious and easy to sing along to, and the beat is sure to get your feet moving.

The six members of G(I)-DLE all bring their own unique style to the song, making it a truly diverse and enjoyable track.

LION by G(I)DLE

G(I)-DLE's "LION" is a powerful anthem about female empowerment.

The track starts with a simple, thumping beat that sets the stage for the rest of the track.

Soon, the beat is joined by G(I)-DLE's signature rap-singing hybrid style.

The lyrics are just as empowering as the music, with G(I)-DLE proclaiming themselves as "queen like a lion" who are ready to take on the world.

Polaroid Love by ENHYPEN

ENHYPEN's "Polaroid Love" has a grabby tune that will have you putting it on your top playlist.

This one is about a young love blooming and the feeling of being head-over-heels in love.

The lyrics are playful and fun, and the song's overall tone is light and airy.

"Polaroid Love" is indeed a feel-good track that will put a smile on your face.

Darari by TREASURE

TREASURE’s "Darari" is a certified social media hit after getting viral on Tiktok.

It is about the sweet feeling of being in love and how it feels so good it makes you sing!

"Darari" is one of the tracks in TREASURE’s first EP, The Second Step: Chapter One.

Ma Boy - SISTAR19

SISTAR19 is a sub-unit of the K-pop girl group SISTAR, consisting of members Hyolyn and Bora.

"Ma Boy" is the duo’s debut single.

"Ma Boy" was a certified commercial success after peaking at number 2 on the Gaon Digital Chart.

Black Mamba by aespa

aespa’s "Black Mamba" is a dance- and electro-pop track released as the girl group’s debut single.

The air attempts to explain to its new listeners the world where aespa members revolve in, which is a virtual space called "KWANGYA."

Through "Black Mamba," aespa won the New Artist of the Year-Digital award at the 2021 Gaon Chart Music Awards.

Jopping by SuperM

"Jopping" is SuperM’s debut single after the group was officially formed in 2019.

The brit-pop beat and electro-pop genre heavily influenced the song.

SuperM performed this tune live on Western stages, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

This track is also present in the video game Just Dance 2022 -actually, we’re even regularly megastar on it with a 13k+ score!

Love Killa by MONSTA X

MONSTA X's "Love Killa" is a bass-heavy banger that starts with a feeling of playful anticipation and quickly ramps up to an all-out assault on the senses.

The tone of the song is full of dark, sexual energy.

The production is heavy and layered, with trap drums, eerie synths, and growling vocals that create a tense and menacing atmosphere.

The rap verses are also delivered with precision and power, making the temptation for love and pleasure more alluring.

Odd Eye by Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher’s "Odd Eye" falls under the nu-metal genre infused with elements of hip hop and strong rock.

The song describes what the EP Dystopia: Road to Utopia actually means, where the girls have a solid motivation to advance to a better world.

Picky Picky by Weki Meki

"Picky Picky" is the lead single of Weki Meki’s second single album, Lock End LOL.

It is a funky air with fast BPM (Beats Per Minute).

The lyrics encourage the fans to be confident about who they like and dislike.

Say My Name by ATEEZ

"Say My Name" is from ATEEZ's second mini-album Treasure EP.2: Zero to One.

This tune has an uptempo EDM track with bass drop and trap elements.

The lyrics talk about ATEEZ's desire to be recognized for its hard work and talent.

ATEEZ delivers powerful performances with intricate choreography that showcases their synchronization, unity, and passion.

Black Dress by CLC

CLC's "Black Dress" is a sultry bop that sees the group's ladies strutting their stuff in, you guessed it, black dresses.

The MV is full of smoldering gazes and killer dance moves, making it the perfect track to get you in the mood for a night out on the town.

The lyrics are playful and flirtatious, with the girls sweetly cooing, "I'm in a black dress / Black dress for you."

It's a fun and flirty tune that will keep your heart racing.

Wee Woo by PRISTIN

Pristin's "Wee Woo" is a catchy tune that Pristin released in 2017.

The tune is about a girl trying to woo a boy, but she doesn't quite know-how.

The lyrics are playful and lighthearted, and the music video is also adorable.

Pristin does a great job of making it fun and entertaining, and it's definitely worth a listen!

K-pop fangirl enjoying her music playlist
K-pop fangirl enjoying her music playlist

So there you have it, our list of the 100 Greatest K-pop songs of all time.

Did your favorite song make the cut?

Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter!

And don’t forget to check out our playlist featuring all of these songs so you can party along with us!

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