There have been so many strong debuts and comebacks in K-pop this year, and it's inevitable some might slip under the radar. That's why we're here to remind you of the many bops you should take time to visit as we edge closer to the end of the year.
You'll be adding these to all your most-listened playlists in no time!
1. fromis_9: FUN!
fromis_9 are surely one of the most underrated girl groups at the moment. Their discography is littered with unbelievably catchy songs, their visuals always sparkle, and on this song they're the total definition of the title - FUN!
2. ONEUS: Twilight
ONEUS are one of the standout rookies of 2019 and for good reason: their choreography is impeccable, vocals are on point and the songs are perfect pop with just a touch of something different about them to keep you coming back for more.
3. BVNDIT: Dramatic
A thumping bass, unique vocals and killer dance moves, this girl group is brand new and their rookie energy is infectious.
4. FAVORITE: Loca
Coming in strong at the start of the year, FAVORITE made their second comeback since debuting in 2017 with this addictive song that demands repeat listens.
5. VAV: Thrilla Killa
VAV are one of the hardest working boy bands out there right now, and they're doing the most with this funky, thrilling track.
6. VERIVERY: Ring Ring Ring
A 90s throwback with slapping percussion and a bouncy vibe, the chorus is total singalong material.
7. A.C.E: UNDER COVER
While so many boy bands have gone down bright pop or edgy hip-hop roads, A.C.E went in a totally different direction for this comeback. The aggression, the fashion, the vocals: everything here is flawless.
8. Cherry Bullet: Really Really
Cherry Bullet debuted with a bang but their second single didn't seem to have the same impact, a total shame considering it's an absolute bop.
9. Zelo: Questions
The maknae of B.A.P launched his solo career and the song is a certified banger, deserving of so much more attention than it's received so far.
10. Newkidd: Tu eres
Melding Spanish, Korean and English lyrics together with a strong dance beat, there's a fun energy to the freshly debuted boy group.
11. Weki Meki: Picky Picky
The girl group who keep releasing awesome singles but somehow haven't hit the top yet - while that remains a mystery, there's nothing mysterious about how catchy this track is.
12. WJSN: Boogie Up
The summer song that's been a hit for WJSN in South Korea deserves more international attention - and that can start with you listening to it!
13. KNK: Sunset
Dirty electronic beats meet dramatic choreography in this track with a sensual MV to match. If you haven't watched/listened yet, you're missing out.
14. Rocket Punch: Bim Bam Bum
Woollim Entertainment's newest girl group gave us this sparkly track that's definitely an earworm.
15. SF9: RPM
SF9 have been hard at work since debut and their popularity seems to be growing gradually. We don't want anyone to forget their mid-year release "RPM", so here it is!
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