Hello! My dear friends, I hope you all are doing great. Today we are going to discuss the best kpop songs of all time. Speaking of kpop songs, I guess there is hardly going to be someone who doesn’t love the best kpop songs.
Foremost, let me give you an idea about why the best kpop songs are liked by listeners worldwide. The best kpop songs comprise certain elements:
- Best vocal melody
- The funky, syncopated rhythm
- Propulsion and payoff
- A sense of fullness
- Catchy melodies with a unique twist
Do you know? What does kpop actually include in itself?
It includes styles and genres from around the world, such as pop, hip hop, R&B, experimental, rock, jazz, gospel, reggae, electronic dance, folk, country, disco, and classical on top of its traditional Korean music roots.
However, you might be surprised to know that kpop became popular in 2000.
The countries where the best kpop songs were formed are:
- North Korea
- Middle East
No doubt, the list is never-ending. Coming back to the topic, I have designed this article in such a way that it will give you all the insights into 15 best kpop songs of all time. Of course, don’t worry about the length of the article, I have made it short and crisp.
So, let’s dive straight into the list of best kpop songs of all time.
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1- “No Other” by Super Junior
My lovely readers, this No other song has been sung by super junior, and this wonderful song has now been viewed 100 million times on YouTube. Isn’t that crazy?
To your knowledge, “No Other” is now Super Junior’s fourth music video to reach the milestone, following “Mr. Simple,” “Bonamana,” and “Sorry Sorry.”
During its release in 2010, “No Other” received a lot of positive feedback from music critics and received three awards from Music Bank, Show! Music Core, and Inkigayo.
So what are you waiting for? Click on the link below and listen to this amazing song. One of the best Kpop songs of all time.
2- “Gentleman” by PSY
This song was officially released in 119 countries around the world on April 12, 2013, at midnight.
However, New Zealanders got the first taste thanks to their country’s early time zone location.
In the aftermath, The video registered 18.9 million YouTube hits worldwide on April 13, 2013.
God! This has broken the record for the most views on the day of its release on the video-sharing Web site. Insane!
Albeit, the song is mostly in Korean, and the video features several cameos by popular Korean entertainers.
3- “Oppa Is Just My Style” (“Gangnam Style 2”) by PSY & Hyuna
Guys, have you ever wondered why Gangnam Style became so popular? Let me tell you it was because, There was no gaming when it came to the spreading of Gangnam Style, this was the real deal for this song.
A video that people wanted their friends, family, and distant acquaintances to share in the enjoyment.
The label behind Gangnam, YG Entertainment, had a plan long before the video went live. They knew they wanted to break into new markets and started building a platform they would be able to push content out on.
Just to let you know, This one, titled “Oppa Is Just My Style,” features Hyuna. Who is she? Well, she is a member of the Korean pop girl group 4Minute, who plays PSY’s boo in the first “Gangnam” video. In case you need more insights, do watch this amazing song.
4- “DNA” by BTS
DNA” is a song by BTS. It was released on September 18, 2017, serves as the title track, and appears as the second track for their fifth mini album Love Yourself: Her.
This song has a Japanese version featured in their eighth Japanese single “MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow” and in their third Japanese studio album Face Yourself.
The song received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who praised its production, sound, and the band’s musical direction. One of the best Kpop songs of all time.
Albeit, The song peaked at number 67 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number 90 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band’s first entry on both charts.
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5- “Fire” by BTS
This beautiful song was recorded by the band for their first compilation album, The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever (2016).
However, BTS topped the Billboard World Digital Songs chart with the single. Later, The song was promoted at SBS Gayo Daejeon in December 2018.
This song has a Japanese version featured in their second Japanese studio album Youth. Also, it appears as the eighth track on CD1 of their first anthology album Proof.
6- “TT” by Twice
It’s a song that was released on October 24, 2016, with its music video. Well, guys do you know? the music video for “TT” hit 100 million views, becoming the fastest K-pop group music video to do so and breaking Twice’s own record previously set by “Cheer Up”.
It is currently the most viewed K-pop girl group music video, at over 500 million views.
However, The song is included in the track list of Kpop! NOW That’s What I Call Music released in 2021.
7- “Daddy” by PSY ft. CL
The song also has an alternate routine titled “Father/Son Version”. DADDY has a Mashup on Just Dance 2017 with the theme K-Pop. The Mashup can be played through Just Dance Unlimited.
The song was ranked the best-performing song in the country in December 2015 and received the Song of the Year – December award at the 5th Gaon Chart Music Awards.
Furthermore, in the music video of this song a lead dancer is a man and the backup dancers are women.
“Daddy” received mostly unfavorable reviews from music critics. Rolling Stone described the single as “another slab of brash synth-heavy K-pop and a video filled with outlandish costume changes and dance moves” and with other adjectives such as “ridiculous” and “silly.”
Undoubtedly people have enjoyed this song a lot. Did you enjoy the song too?
8- “As If It’s Your Last” by Blackpink
“As If It’s Your Last” is the first digital single by BLACKPINK. The single and its music video were released on June 22, 2017.
The song was written by Teddy Park, Brother Su, and Choice37. Well, the lyrics of this song revolve around finding and losing love.
You all will be surprised to know that The single garnered over 2,500,000 digital downloads and 100 million streams in South Korea as of 2018.
The song and its music video were featured in the DCEU film Justice League. Later, the song also featured in the Disney Channel animated series Amphibia, in the penultimate episode titled “All In”.
Albeit, the song has received mixed reviews from the critics themselves. One of the best Kpop songs of all time.
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9- “Fantastic Baby” by Bigbang
A boisterous, sonic, and dynamic EDM track, “Fantastic Baby” incorporates a multitude of hooks and catchphrases—most notably “Wow, fantastic baby” and “boom shakalaka”. It’s undoubtedly one of the most amazing boy band songs of all time.
Let me tell you more about the success of this song, Selling more than 4 million digital units in the band’s native country by 2016, “Fantastic Baby” became one of the best-selling singles in South Korea. Insane?
The International Business Times referred to the song’s composition as a “beautiful blend of electropop and EDM-laced with an anarchistic theme.
Furthermore, the lyrics of the song comprise infectious hooks such as “Wow, fantastic baby”, “I wanna da-da-da-da-dance” and “boom shakalaka” to create a vibrant, sonic, and dynamic electronic and hip hop track. All in all the song is absolutely great there to your ears.
10- “Boombayah” by Blackpink
Guys, this beautiful song peaked at number 7 in South Korea and topped the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart in the first week of sales.
Well, in Oct 2020, this song’s video became the first k-pop music video to surpass over 1 billion views on youtube.
Recently, the song also got featured in the Netflix television series Wu Assassins. The length of this song is around 4 minutes. Albeit, the song also got featured in the dance rhythm game Just Dance 2022.
11- “Palette” by IU ft. G-Dragon
Do click on the above youtube link to see the video of this song. It’s a song recorded by South Korean singers IU and G-Dragon for the fourth studio album of the same title.
This song became very famous as soon as it got released. However, The song debuted atop the Gaon Digital Chart, becoming IU’s 16th number one single in South Korea.
Albeit, On the week of release, the song sold 207,139 downloads according to Gaon. Crazy! Right?
IU has also presented the song at various concerts and music festivals throughout the year.
12- “Step” by KARA
“Step” is a song by KARA. It is the titular song and lead single from their third album, “Step”, and the second song on the album.
It was released on September 6, 2011. The song was both written and produced by Han Jae-ho and Kim Seung-soo.
The length of this song is around 3;21 seconds. Well, let me tell you Commercially, “Step” peaked at number two on both Gaon and the K-pop Hot 100, garnering over 2,780,000 downloads throughout 2011. Unbelievable.
Last but not the least, An arranged version of “Step” was featured in the international arcade music games DJMax Technika 3 and Pump It Up Fiesta 2.
13- “Alone” by Sistar
A song of the same name was released as a title track with an accompanying music video.
At the start of the song’s bs, the vocals are absolutely great. Also, people do like the drum beat and piano in the song. They sound pretty cool.
Speaking of the music video of this song, the girls take sexy to the highest possible point without making it into some kind of bad-looking video, Which people are pretty cool with. You too? Right? Have fun watching and listening to this song.
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14- “We Are Bulletproof Pt.2” by BTS
Honestly speaking guys, It’s a near-perfect synthpop anthem with incredibly streamlined production and a hook to die for.
I love how it builds from the melancholic opening piano line to the bombastic lighters in the air climax with a healthy dose of cathartic backing vocals for good measure.
This is a melodic, symbolic, euphoric, beautiful, and nostalgic masterpiece of a song.
I loved the echo of the voices and the breathy onsets, as they really gave it a spacious sound if you know what I mean.
15- “A” by GOT7
Guys, each and every GOT7 song is ranked in order of greatness. Literally, they are beautifully soothing on the ears.
However, “A” is one of those classic Springtime K-pop songs that are really light, but enjoyable to listen to. The chorus is nice, and I really like Jr.’s lines in the beginning.
On the contrary, speaking of the music video, The members take on their characters so well and make me enjoy a song that I otherwise probably wouldn’t like at all. I’m glad we got to see a new image from GOT7 that is different from their first one but still has that natural cuteness that makes GOT7 who they are.