K-pop making its impact in the USA!
12 Dec 2018 - 11:57 AM  UPDATED 12 Dec 2018 - 11:58 AM

Billboard have released their Top 100 Songs of 2018 list as chosen by their critics, and K-pop has made four appearances!

The list features the biggest pop hits of the year, predominantly in English, but four K-pop artists made it on the list. Here they are in order of their position, lowest to highest.


According to Billboard's Jeff Benjamin, "The single not only comments on IU's experiences in the public life, but it doubles as a universal empowerment anthem, knowing and acknowledging one's worth and personal rights".

No.69. PENTAGON: Shine 

Billboard's Tamar Herman wrote, "'Shine' is a tentative love confession delivered with a sense of campiness".

No.43. Red Velvet: Bad Boy

Critic Caitlin Kelley said that the song is "latest proof that, in pop music, it's not contradictory to be badass and soft at once".

No.22. BTS: Fake Love

On BTS' major hit, Caitlin Kelley wrote, "It's not enough for BTS to pen another break-up song - the real tragedy, they say, is the sense of self lost in the wreckage of a failed love".

You can view their full list here.


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