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What songs did Peter pick as the best from this year?
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23 Dec 2016 - 12:33 PM  UPDATED 23 Dec 2016 - 12:33 PM

What were Peter's favourite songs of 2016?

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  • I.O.I - ‘Dream Girls’ - Only a small fraction of rookies succeed due to massive competition, but due to the popularity of the Produce 101 TV show, I.O.I really stood out.
  • Wonder Girls - ‘Why So Lonely’ – An all-time great female group who remains untouchable despite setbacks in the US debut fail and difficulties in adapting to the new K-pop style which emerged during their absence. However, the girls got their swag back this year with a successful comeback!
  • BewhY - ‘Day Day’ – A big year for hip-hop, and BewhY went from being a nobody to become a household name. With an upcoming collaboration with G-Dragon and CL, could he be the new face of K-Hip-Hop?
  • ZICO - ‘I Am You, You Are Me’ – A solid year for the rap star/artist/producer. He's the guy who makes the hits and everyone wants to work with him
  • MC the MAX - ‘Wherever’ – K-pop charts have shown variety of music styles and MC the MAX is the perfect example. Debuted in the early 2000s, met some scandals along the way, career put on hold, but came back in 2016 in a big way
  • Jung Eun Ji (Apink) - ‘Hopefully sky’ – Even more success as a solo artist this year, managing to get a No.1 song and more than half of the year in the charts
  • 10cm - ‘So What About Spring?’ – A group who succeeds in Spring and Autumn by putting their own twist on the typical romantic songs for the seasons
  • Lim Chang Jung - ‘The Love That I Committed’ – 90s, 00s prime superstar. Pressure to make a successful comeback but managed to blow everyone away
  • Red Velvet - ‘Russian Roulette’ – consistent since debut, music on point, good consistent sales, and a trend setter in K-pop
  • BTS - ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’ – most sales of a single release and blew the competition out of the water
  • BIGBANG - ‘FXXK IT’ – Massive success all through their 10 years together and has taken K-pop to another level

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