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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 Selects Top 21 K-Pop Songs of All Time
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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.

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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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