49. BTS’s “DNA”

The only K-pop group to appear twice on the list, BTS also claimed No. 49 with their recent hit “DNA.” Billboard praises “the earworm of a hook,” writing, “It’s fair to say that the global superstars behind ‘DNA’ have found their destiny as record-breakers who continue to destabilize Western assumptions about K-pop.”

58. EXO’s “Growl”

EXO’s iconic hit came in at No. 58 on the list, with Billboard declaring, “A brilliant example of finely produced pop, ‘Growl’ remains one of the most emblematic K-pop songs of all time.” Applauding the track’s “sweeping harmonies” and “commanding raps,” the list praises the songwriting for deftly “play[ing] up the group’s size and vocal diversity with its tempo changes and tonal shifts.”

62. Wanna One’s “Energetic”

Billboard enthuses that “‘Energetic’ is pop formula tweaked to such perfection that it transcends being generic.” Describing the song as a “propulsive dance track,” Billboard writes, “The temporary supergroup’s first foray outside of ‘Produce 101’ became a showcase for the newly formed synergy between the 11 handpicked members.”

67. SHINee’s “Lucifer”

Proclaiming that “the forceful charisma of ‘Lucifer’ still stands as one of the most dynamic pieces from SHINee,” Billboard writes, “Few boy bands do propulsive electro-pop as well as SHINee, and the quintet took things to a new level early on in their career. Strong vocals soar over this urban dance track, which overflows with ’80s-style digital quirks.”

78. SEVENTEEN’s “Adore U”

The list commends SEVENTEEN’s debut title track for being a perfect introduction to the group itself, with Billboard writing, “Few K-pop groups nail a perfect debut, but ‘Adore U’ is practically Seventeen’s mission statement: From the get-go, the 13-member ensemble established that their performances pair a theatrical playfulness with hooks to spare.” The list also playfully notes that “not many boy bands can lay claim to an accordion breakdown.”

87. VIXX’s “Dynamite”

VIXX’s “Dynamite” was the 10th K-pop song on the list, with Billboard raving that “this track represents K-pop at its peak, balancing commercial viability with experimental songwriting.” Praising the “playfulness of the funky tune” and the “dense layers of sonic textures,” Billboard writes, “‘Dynamite’ proves that when VIXX isn’t beckoning Starlights into the darkness with horror themes, they can pull off brighter concepts while maintaining their mystique.”

Congratulations to the nine groups that made the list!

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