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2016 saw a heap of great songs released, but which ones will stand the test of time in K-pop history?
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15 May 2017 - 12:26 PM  UPDATED 15 May 2017 - 12:27 PM

2016 saw a number of great K-pop songs released, but here's the big question - which ones will stand the test of time?

In a new thread over on Reddit, K-pop fans got into a most fascinating discussion about which 2016 songs will go down in history as a K-pop classic. With Reddit being the home to a large number of fans who have diverse tastes and interests the answers were certainly very interesting.

Here are some of 2016 songs that fans think will go down in K-pop history as a classic:

  • Bolbbalgan4 - Galaxy

  • Why So Lonely. I say this because the Wonder Girls are already legendary, and it'll be known as their last promotional song (not counting Draw Me) before they disbanded and goddamn, it's an incredible song. A lot of the Wonder Bands' stuff has a timeless quality to it, this one is one of many. Just like how Tell Me and Nobody became formative k-pop staples, I have a feeling Why So Lonely is going to be remembered for a long time, especially because it's such a high note to end on.

  • Cheer Up. If you don't like Twice that's fine, but you can't deny that this song was everywhere and that it exploded in popularity. Personally I think Cheer Up has more of a longevity to it than TT because it's just extremely catchy, just like how "Gee gee gee gee baby baby baby" had that catchy hook, "Shy shy shy" has that and it'll still be stuck in your head later.

  • Fxxk It. At this point any BIGBANG song is bound to become a k-pop classic and this one does an amazing job of doing what BIGBANG does best.

  • Monster. EXO songs are always legendary.

  • BTS - blood,sweat and tears will go as a classic for sure. I am still listening to the song till this day and I am still not bored of it.

  • Seventeen - Aju Nice: Pretty U might have been the song that gave them their first win, but this song was the perfect followup, especially with the music show performances. It got to a point where their "Whoa" screams were getting louder each show. Bless Seventeen. As time goes on, people will look at this song more. I have a feeling.

  • Rough. For obvious reasons. GFriend really cemented themselves with this song. I also think Navillera will end up becoming something of a staple too, but we'll see.

  • Russian Roulette. It also performed very well, it's highly catchy, and once it sets in your brain it's hard to get out. It was super, super catchy. This is the one I pick with the most bias but it's seriously Red Velvet hitting all the right notes; strange wacky styling and concept, smooth vocals, and song that gets catchier with each listen.

Which 2016 songs do you think will go down in history as a K-pop classic?


 

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