BTS, BIGBANG, EXO And More Make It To Billboard’s Greatest Boy Band Songs Of All Time List

These incredible K-Pop songs have made it on Billboard’s Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time!

10 songs by iconic male K-Pop groups made it to Billboard’s 100 Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time: Critics’ Pick.

10. VIXX “Dynamite” (2016)

“Dynamite”, which ranked no. 87, “represented K-Pop at its peak, balancing commercial viability with experimental songwriting” according to a critic. The refreshing, uptempo beat will lift your mood any time!

9. SEVENTEEN “Adore U” (2015)

Seventeen’s “Adore U” ranked no. 78 and was praised for nailing their debut: “From the get-go, the 13-member ensemble established that their performances pair a theatrical playfulness with hooks to spare.”

8. SHINee “Lucifer” (2010)

It would be a surprise if K-Pop legend SHINee was not included on the list! SHINee’s “Lucifer” ranked no. 67 and was described as having “80’s-style digital quirks and propelled by the militaristic, chanting refrain of ‘loverholic, robotronic'”. “Lucifer” remains one of the most dynamic songs by SHINee.

7. Wanna One “Energetic”

“Energetic” ranked no. 62 and was praised for reaching “perfection that transcends being generic”. The synergy between the surviving contestants of Produce 101 truly makes the group shine even brighter.

6. EXO “Growl” (2013)

“Growl” ranked no. 58 and was described as “a brilliant example of finely produced pop” by a critic. As one of EXO’s representative hit songs, it perfectly portrayed the large size of the group at the time.

5. BTS “DNA” (2017)

BTS’s “DNA”, which was no. 67 on the Hot 100 in October 2017, ranked no. 49 on the Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time. BTS received an incredible review from a critic who claimed that “it’s fair to say the global superstars behind ‘DNA’ have found their destiny as record-breakers who continue to destabilize Western assumptions about K-pop.”

4. Super Junior “It’s You” (2009)

“It’s You” ranked no. 44 on the list as one of Super Junior’s biggest hits following “Sorry Sorry”. The song is still as good as when it first came out, nearly a decade later!

3. TVXQ “Mirotic” (2009)

TVXQ’s “Mirotic” ranked no. 41 and was complimented as “the magnificent epitome of what K-Pop sounded and felt like in the late 2000s”. This song could be one of the sexiest concepts TVXQ has done!

2. BIGBANG “Fantastic Baby” (2012)

“Fantastic Baby” ranked no. 27 on the list and was called “one of the most infectious boy band songs ever released” by a critic. BIGBANG’s “Fantastic Baby” really was a game-changer for the K-Pop industry!

1. BTS “Blood, Sweat & Tears” (2016)

BTS’s “Blood, Sweat & Tears” ranked no. 16 on the list with a critic praising the song to be “built around a circuitous choral refrain and layered instrumentals, the verses vacillate between sentimental crooning and undulating raps in a show of the members’ vocal prowess”.

Source: Billboard
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