Music Critic Selects the Best K-Pop Songs of the 2010s

As 2020 comes to a close, it is time we take a look at all the amazing songs that came out from 2010 to 2019. Famous music critic Sheldon Pearce has named the best K-pop songs to come out of this time period. Keep on reading to see if your favorite K-pop song from this time made the list!

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The "Best K-Pop, 2010-19" list was penned by Sheldon Pearce, the first openly deaf rap critic. He is a former music critic, writer, reviewer for the highly acclaimed international entertainment critic outlet Pitchfork, and is now a writer for The New Yorker. In his list, he names a whopping 150 albums as some of the best K-pop songs from the decade.

The number one he selected is "Oh!" by Girls' Generation. The song was released back in 2010. Sheldon Pearce mentions that Girls' Generation set the bar high and no one has jumped it yet, meaning no one has surpassed Girls' Generation's high. Upon the song's release, "Oh!" peaked at number one on various music charts.

"Oh!" also took home numerous music show wins on "Music Bank" and "Inkigayo" The song was placed at #4 on Gaon Chart's "Top 10 Digital Songs of the Year" and was the second best-selling single of 2010. Previously, Monkey3 named "Oh!" as the best single of 2010.

From 2-150, the list goes:

2. HyunA - "RED" (2014)

3. f(x) - "Rum Pum Pum Pum" (2013)

4. WJSN - "Secret" (2016)

5. EXO-K - "History" (2012)

6. Girl's Generation - "Flower Power" (2012) (*Note: This is a Japanese song, but was included in the list regardless)

7. AOA - "Miniskirt" (2014)

8. Super Junior - "Mr. Simple" (2011)

9. Taeyeon - "Love in Color" (2017)

10. Narsha - "Bbi Ri Bba Bba" (2010)

11. Red Velvet - "Bad Boy" (2018)

12. Girl's Day - "Something" (2014)

13. KARA - "Step" (2011)

14. 2NE1 - "Missing You" (2013)

15. AOA - "Heart Attack" (2015)

16. Stellar - "Sting" (2016)

17. Infinite - "The Chaser" (2012)

18. Sistar - "Alone" (2012)

19. B2ST - "Fiction" (Orchestra Ver.) (2011)

20. CLC - "Hobgoblin" (2017)

21. AKMU - "Melted" (2014)

22. EXO - "Bad Dream" (2018)

23. Girls' Generation - "Run Devil Run" (2010)

24. BIGBANG - "Fantastic Baby" (2012)

25. 2NE1 - "I Am the Best" (2011)

26. Younha - "Airplane Mode" (2018)

27. Girls' Generation - "The Boys" (2011)

28. BTOB - "Wow" (2012)

29. Girls' Generation - "I Got a Boy" (2014)

30. Red Velvet - "Automatic" (2015)

31. Oh My Girl - "Closer" (2015)

32. HyunA - "Bubble Pop!" (2011)

33. Hoody - "Golden" (2018)

34. After School - "Love Love Love" (2012)

35. Hello Venus - "Show Window" (2015)

36. IU - "You & I" (2011)

37. Suran - "1+1=0″ (2017)

38. f(x) - "Red Light" (2014)

39. Tiffany - "Talk" (2016)

40. TWICE - "Ooh Ahh" (2015)

41. IZ*ONE - "La Vie en Rose" (2018)

42. Stellar - "Mask" (2014)

43. Produce 48 - "Rumor" (2018)

44. 2NE1 - "Follow Me" (2010)

45. Gain - "Bloom" (2012)

46. Girl's Day - "Expectation" (2013)

47. IU - "Twenty-Three" (2015)

48. B1A4 - "OK" (2011)

49. Trouble Maker - "Now" (2013)

50. Brown Eyed Girls - "Hot Shot" (2011)

51. AOA - "Good Luck" (2016)

52. Lim Kim - "Awoo" (2015)

53. Red Velvet - "Happiness" (2014)

54. Heize - "And July" (2016)

55. U-Kiss - "Neverland" (2011)

56. EXO - "Obsession" (2019)

57. Brave Girls - "No Rush" (2017)

58. VIXX - "On and On" (2013)

59. NCT U - "The 7th Sense" (2016)

60. BESTie - "Love Options" (2014)

61. Block B - "Nice Day" (2013)

62. Sophiya - "Therapy" (2017)

63. f(x) - "Pinocchio (Danger)" (2011)

64. BTS - "Blood, Sweat, & Tears" (2016)

65. Chung Ha - "Snapping" (2019)

66. Taeyang - "Eyes, Nose, Lips" (2014)

67. Jooyoung - "Wine" (2018)

68. Hello Venus - "Sticky Sticky" (2014)

69. Girls' Generation - "Party" (2015)

70. Oh My Girl - "Liar Liar" (2016)

71. JYJ - "Be My Girl" (2010)

72. 4minute - "Whatcha Doin' Today?" (2014)

73. Hyolyn & Jooyoung - "Erase" (2014)

74. Taeyeon - "11:11″ / "Why" (2016)

75. Seohyun - "Magic" (2017)

76. Hyolyn - "Paradise" (2016)

77. 9Muses - "Figaro" (2011)

78. Taeyeon - "I Got Love" (2017)

79. Red Velvet - "Peek-a-Boo" (2017)

80. T-ara - "So Crazy" (2015)

81. HINAPIA - "Drip" (2019)

82. EXID - "I Feel Good" (2012)

83. Gain - "Fxxk U" (2014)

84. IU - "BBIBBI" (2018)

85. Apink - "I Don't Know" (2011)

86. Infinite - "Back" (2014)

87. GFriend - "Wish" (2019)

88. Dal Shabet - "Someone Like U" (2016)

89. Spica - "Tonight" (2013)

90. After School - "Flashback" (2012)

91. iKON - "Killing Me" (2018)

92. DEAN - "D" (2016)

93. Orange Caramel - "Magic Girl" (2010)

94. BTS - "Fake Love" (2018)

95. T-ara - "Sugar Free" (2014)

96. Apink - "%%" (2019)

97. f(x) - "Electric Shock" (2012)

98. ATEEZ - "Say My Name" (2019)

99. Super Junior - "Bonamana" (2010)

100. HyunA - "BABE" (2017)

101. BLACKPINK - "BOOMBAYAH" / "WHISTLE" (2016)

102. After School - "First Love" (2013)

103. Wonder Girls - "Be My Baby" (2011)

104. CLC - "NO" (2019)

105. f(x) - "Rude Love" (2015)

106. Orange Caramel - "Bubble Bath" (2012)

107. Momoland - "Jjan! Koong! Kwang" (2016)

108. Sistar - "Touch My Body" (2014)

109. EXID - "Ah Yeah" (2015)

110. Mamamoo - "Egotistic" (2018)

111. KNK - "Sunset" (2019)

112. Jay Park - "Solo" (2016)

113. Red Velvet - "Umpah Umpah" (2019)

114. Zion.T - "Eat" (2015)

115. 4minute - "Is It Poppin'?" (2013)

116. PRISTIN - "Black Widow" (2017)

117. Narsha - "I'm in Love" (2010)

118. Sistar - "Lonely" (2017)

119. SHINee - "Dream Girl" (2013)

120. Yuri - "Into You" (2018)

121. SUNMI - "LALALAY" (2019)

122. Rania - "Pop Pop Pop" (2011)

123. Crush - "Outside" (2017)

124. Bumkey - "Bad Girl" (2013)

125. G.Soul - "Tequila" (2017)

126. SHINee - "Beautiful" (2013)

127. Brave Girls - "Whatever" (2016)

128. TVXQ! - "Spellbound" (2014)

129. Zion.T - "Babay" (2013)

130. SAAY - "ZGZG" (2019)

131. K.Will - "Please Don't" (2012)

132. Lee Hyori - "Swing" (2010)

133. 2PM - "A.D.T.O.Y." (2013)

134. Rainbow - "A" (2010)

135. EXO - "Love Me Right" (2015)

136. 4minute - "Volume Up" (2012)

137. U-Kiss - "DORADORA" (2012)

138. Ladies' Code - "Pretty Pretty" (2013)

139. NCT 127 - "Superhuman" (2019)

140. CLC - "Pepe" (2015)

141. BIGBANG - "Blue" (2012)

142. Infinite - "Breathe" (2014)

143. BoA - "Smash" (2015)

144. Orange Caramel - "Lipstick" (2012)

145. miss A - "I Don't Need a Man" (2013)

146. SHINee - "Hello" (2010)

147. Block B - "Shall We Dance" (2017)

148. Sistar - "Miss Sistar" (2013)

149. B.A.P. - "Feel So Good" (2016)

150. Seven - "Digital Bounce" (2010)

Did your favorite song make it to the list?

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