As K-pop continues to grow in popularity, it has gradually incorporated more western influences into its music. But it's not just the music that K-pop is taking influence from Western artists as more and more English lines are making their way into lyrics.
So without further ado, here are nine of the best English lines heard in some of the most popular K-pop songs.
9. "Just close your lips, shut your tongue" - Super Junior's 'Mamacita'
Props to Shindong for delivering the song's most memorable moment!
8. The entire chorus - 2NE1's 'Ugly'
Not just one, but the whole chorus because it is just so breathtakingly (and heartbreakingly) beautiful.
7. "Yes I'm a bad boy, so I like bad girl" - BTS' 'War of Hormone'
Known equally for being provocative and for its slightly wrong grammar!
6. "You need to 'Beat It', that boy Michael Jackson 'Bad'" - Red Velvet's 'Dumb Dumb'
Never has a verse featuring almost nothing but Michael Jackson song titles ever sounded so catchy!
5. "I'm good, I'm hot, I'm fresh, I'm fly!" - AOA's 'Like A Cat'
"Like A Cat" is known for two things - the MV, and those opening lines!
4. "Yeah I’m the female monster" - 4Minute's 'Crazy'
We have 4Minute to thank for one of the most memorable and powerful opening lines in any K-pop song.
3. "That's right, my type!" - EXO's 'Monster'
You know a line is popular when fans make compilation videos of nothing but that line on repeat!
2. "Don't stop, let's bring it back to 140" - Girls' Generation's 'I Got A Boy'
All the English lines are great in "I Got A Boy" but this one stands out because the tempo actually does go back to 140 after the line is said!
1. "Wow, Fantastic Baby!" - BIGBANG's 'Fantastic Baby'
What more needs to be said about one of K-pop's most iconic songs in recent memory? Even if you don't know any of the other lyrics, you will always know when to cry out "Wow, Fantastic Baby!"
Have we missed any other awesome English lines in K-pop songs? Let us know!
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