K-pop making its impact in the USA!
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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.

No.87. IU: BBIBBI

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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