After nine years together, T-ara are preparing to go their separate ways, so we’ve taken a look back at nine of their best songs.
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13 Jun 2017 - 2:50 PM  UPDATED 13 Jun 2017 - 2:50 PM

1. TTL (Time To Love)

This was T-ara’s first big hit and still remains one of their best. The electronic hip-hop track, which featured boy band Supernova, was so successful that the two groups later released a dancier sequel called “TTL 2.”

2. You Drive Me Crazy

T-ara earned their first No. 1 single on the Gaon chart with 2010’s "You Drive Me Crazy.” The edgy electro-pop track earned comparisons to Britney Spears’ “If U Seek Amy” and showed off a much fiercer side of T-ara.

3. Like The First Time

“Like The First Time” is far from T-ara’s biggest hit, but it’s still one of their strongest tracks. It’s the first, and only time, T-ara tried a sexy concept for one of their singles, and Qri, Hyomin, and Eunjung all named it as their favourite song in a 2012 interview.

4. Wae Ireoni

Most of T-ara’s old tunes still sound fresh today, and 2010’s “Wae Ireoni” (a.k.a. “Why Are You Being Like This?”) is no different. The catchy electro-pop track is incredibly addictive and was a big hit upon its release, reaching No. 4 on the charts and winning first place on M! Countdown.

5. Roly Poly

Who can forget “Roly Poly”? Not only has it become T-ara’s signature single, it was also the highest-selling song of 2011 and spawned a disco craze in K-pop that saw a string of groups trying out retro concepts to try and get a hit like T-ara’s. “Roly Poly” was so big it even spawned its own musical starring T-ara, Lee Jang Woo, and Park Haemi!

6. Cry Cry

After the cute retro style of “Roly Poly,” T-ara did a complete 180 with their mobster-themed “Cry Cry” comeback. The chart-topping smash also marked a new sound for the group, with production rooted in early 2000s Max Martin pop and tango music. Despite being released in November, the song still managed to rank high on Gaon’s 2011 yearly chart.

7. Number Nine

“Number Nine” put T-ara back on top of the charts. The acoustic club track hit No. 5 on the Gaon chart, earned almost fifty million views on YouTube, and placed second on Inkigayo.

8. Sugar Free

After the success of “Number Nine,” T-ara went full EDM for their follow-up single “Sugar Free.” The girls went all out for this comeback, even releasing a special EDM remix EP and an English-language “Sugar Free” for international fans.

9. So Crazy

T-ara tried out a whole new style on their 2015 single “So Crazy.” Instead of sticking to their usual electronic dance music and darker concepts, the girls teamed up with hit-maker Brave Brothers for a more public-friendly comeback similar to groups like AOA. The song became popular in both Korea and China, proving that T-ara could still keep up with their younger contemporaries.

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