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Which 21 K-Pop Songs Did Notable Music Magazine SPIN Choose As The Greatest of All Time?

By Staff Writer | June 01, 2012 06:47 PM EDT

SPIN magazine is featuring top K-Pop songs of all time on its homepage.

SPIN magazine joins various US media mentioning about K-Pop. The magazine released a list of ‘The 21 Greatest K-Pop Songs of All Time.’

Magazine includes various popular groups, solo artists, and unit groups from way back to the ‘90s.

Here is list of songs ranked by SPIN.
21. SoolJ feat. Suh Ga Young – ‘Waiting 4 U’ (2011)

SoolJ is an underground rapper

20. Shinee – ‘Lucifer’ (2010)

The top boy band from leading talent agency SM Entertainment

19. TVXQ – ‘Doshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandaro’ (2008)

‘Doshite’ featured prominently on the mighty TVXQ's (Tohoshinki in Japan) fourth Japanese album, ‘The Secret Code.’

18. Wonder Girls – ‘Be My Baby’ (2011)

In 2009, they toured with the Jonas Brothers; this year, they filmed a TV flick for TeenNick

17. IU – ‘Boo’ (2009)

Last December while attending a music program in Seoul, IU was introduced as the "hottest idol" in all of Korea at the time.

16. T-ARA – ‘Roly Poly’ (2011)

T-ARA’s singles hard to resist with catchy tunes.

15. Super Junior – ‘Sorry Sorry’ (2009)

At the time that Super Junior unleashed this, their best-selling single to date.

14. KARA – ‘Step’ (2011)

The dizzying central hook behind ‘Step’ is KARA's best asset.

13. Big Bang – ‘Bad Boy’ (2012)

Big Bang made a triumphant return with their fifth mini-album

12. f(x) – ‘Nu Abo’ (2010)

f(x)’s ‘Nu Abo’ is a schoolyard-taunting , Britney-esque monster that sounds like dueling iPods and still allows for a thick layer of crowd noise.

11. Girls Generation – ‘Run Devil Run’ (2010)

Girls’ Generation’s ‘Run Devil Run’ echoes a more disciplined (and chaste) re-imagining of the Pussycat Dolls.

10. E.via – ‘Pick Up! U!’ (2010)

Given that she didn't emerge from Korea's usual idol-making machinery, she might've had little chance at superstardom

9. 2NE1 – ‘Ugly’ (2011)

Loud and brash, tender yet heroic, it encapsulates just about everything that's so immediate about the 2NE1 crew.

8. Norazo – ‘Curry’ (2010)

Norazo — pretty-boy singer/guitarist/straight man Lee Hyuk and goofier and older-looking singer/dancer Jobin — are as much a comedy as music duo.

7. GD&TOP – ‘High High’ (2010)

Big Bang’s unit features the boys hit the night in expensive suits.

6. BoA – ‘Eat You Up’ (2008)

By the time she dropped this, her first English single, in 2008, 25-year-old BoA (birth name: Kwon Boa) had been at it for nearly a decade.

5. SNSD – ‘Gee’ (2009)

‘Gee’ went No. 1 in Korea for nine weeks, SNSD's hits have been huge deals ever since.

4. Seo Taiji & Boys – ‘Nan Arayo (I Know)’ (1992)

This topped Korea's singles chart for 17 weeks, a feat never challenged.

3. 2NE1 – ‘I Am the Best’ (2011)

‘I Am the Best’ might've been the best single released on the planet in 2011.

2. HyunA – ‘Bubble Pop!’ (2011)

4minute member/Wonder Girls alumnus HyunA's flirty-coy "ooh-ooh oh-oh" breaths sound like bubbles popping.

1. H.O.T. - "Candy" (1996)

H.O.T., a boy band engineered in part by SM Lee Soo-Man, which ushered in the "idol" cult that's propelled Korean pop cultural product as far and wide as it's come in the past ten years.

Written by: Fanny Ruffier-Lanche

Tagged :  Spin, K-Pop

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