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The 20 (10) Best K-pop Songs of 2018: Critics' Picks

In 2018, Korean artists pushed the boundaries of what K-pop can do on the world stage. BTS led the charge, sweeping awards, chart victories and records at a constant rate.

Outside of record-breaking victories, 2018 was full of boundary-pushing releases from across the board. Elements of disparate genres -- ranging from jazz to arena rock to ‘80s synth-pop -- snuck their way into our top songs list. While K-pop has always been sonically amorphous, we saw plenty of Korean acts expand their sound while achieving commercial success.




We tend to stick with singles on year-end lists at Billboard, unless there’s a standout deeper cut that we like more -- though we decided to allow two BTS entries on the list this year because, frankly, it was hard to choose between our two nominated songs. This top 20 list is a compilation of the greatest K-pop songs from a year marked by loss, new beginnings and stratospheric accomplishments.

Top 10 songsCollapse )

Source: Billboard.com, 1theK 1 2 3 4, StoneMusicEntertainment 1 2, IKON 1, Smtown 1 2,Bighit 1

Red velvet is the 1st female act to have a song that topped this list! overall pretty good list imo

Tags: apink, bts, heize, ikon, iz*one, list, pentagon, red velvet, shinee, sunmi
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