2008: The legendary year of K-Pop that can never be reached

Netizens are continuously reminiscing over the legendary golden years of K-Pop with 2008 the chosen peak as idol groups had released the most memorable tracks back then.

Not only was this the year where artists released hits after hits, but they also gave birth to some of the trendiest dances such as the “Ok dance,” the “finger linking” dance, and more.

On online community board Pann on September 23rd, a netizen gushed over the year of 2008 and published a thread titled “(Why) 2008 Can Never Be Reached.”

Without using text to explain the reason behind their statement, the netizen simply includes screencaps to a past Music Bank weekly K-Chart to get their point across which have been replaced by the track’s music video in order of release by Koreaboo.

Find out what Netizens had to say about this article below!

Brown Eyed Girls | L.O.V.E (January 2008)

Jewelry | One More Time (February 2008)

MC Mong | Circus (April 2008)

Wonder Girls | So Hot (May/June 2008)

Davichi | Love & War (July 2008)

Lee Hyori | U-Go-Girl (July 2008)

BIGBANG | Haru Haru (August 2008)

Brown Eyed Girls | How Come (September 2008)

TVXQ | Mirotic (September 2008)

Wonder Girls | Nobody (September 2008)

Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.


[+211, -82] In five years, the kids in middle and high school will be like ‘2013 can never be reached, EXO’s ‘Growl’ and Apink’s ‘No No No.’

[+205, -22] Wow 2008ㅠㅠㅠㅠ TVXQㅠㅠㅠㅠAt that time there weren’t a lot of idols like there are now, DongBang (TVXQ), BIGBANG, Suju (Super Junior), WonGirls (Wonder Girls), and Soshi (Girls’ Generation)? Ah, I really want to go back to that time ㅎ There were so many hit songs ㅠ After all, TVXQ swept the awards at the end-of-the-year ceremonies ㅇㅇ

[+202, -25] This was legendary. The real legends of the music industry that can’t come back.

[+55, -3] It’s true, this was the best…. Now the group with the biggest fandom wins #1.

[+50, -0] TVXQㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠWhen I was in 2nd grade, the Gayo Daejun was daebakㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠI sang Wonder Girls and BIGBANG, I want to go back to those times ㅠㅠ

[+41, -1] ㅠㅠ It was MKMF at the time, not MAMA ㅠㅠ Heuaaa I miss it

[+34, -2] I miss the complete TVXQ 

Source: Pann
Comments: Pann