Every year, the South Korean music industry serves up a wide array of music that spreads its reach across the globe, experimenting with the limitations of popular music. The past 12 months, however, were transformative for reasons beyond the music: long-overdue conversations regarding the unjust structural and social issues became unavoidable. We went into the year disillusioned by idol culture and facing the grim realities of power dynamics in South Korea, and are coming out with increasingly loud cries to protect our idols , particularly women. With the world now truly entering what is largely being called the "Fourth Wave of K-pop", we are looking at an industry standing on the precipice of much-needed change: in terms of how it treats its stars, how they connect with fans, and how its existence is gradually becoming a normal part of global music culture. Taking this all into account, we put our heads together to determine what were the stand-out songs coming out of the Korean scene amid all of this. Focusing on singles, we named the top 25 songs of and shared our thoughts below. It turns out: yes, and resoundingly so.
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Diana has been writing on Spinditty for over 3 years. She is a K-pop enthusiast with a deep love for Korean culture. This list covers the most popular K-pop songs ever! Here you will learn about the most viewed K-pop groups as well as some solo performers , music videos, and songs.
90 More Great K-Pop Songs
Nowhere is that clearer than in music, where Korean artists such as BTS and Super M have become worldwide stars with rousing, inventive and damn catchy tracks, while leading a charge of K-pop acts into the mainstream. That followed a coordinated campaign by K-pop fans just days earlier, when fans came together to drown out the racist WhiteLivesMatter hashtag on Twitter by spamming it with irreverent memes and fan cams. Find this playlist on Spotify here.
The K-pop Hot is a music singles chart in South Korea. It was launched in conjunction with Billboard and Billboard Korea on August 25, , and is based on digital sales via leading websites as well as downloads from mobile service sites using an industry-standard formula and the most credible music data sources within South Korea. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Exo above and BTS below both received five number-one songs on the chart, which is the most out of any boy band in the chart. Retrieved January 28, Billboard Korea. Archived from the original on August 15, Retrieved May 1, Billboard Korea in Korean.