On the third Thursday in November, thousands of students, including idols, in Korea take their CSAT (College Scholastic Ability Test). However, because of the intenseness of the exams, students are strongly discouraged from listening to “SAT banned songs”—the catchiest, most impossible-to-forget tracks, including SHINee‘s “Ring Ding Dong,” and BTS‘s “Go Go.”
Recently, Star Play conducted a poll where fans voted for the tracks they thought were so addictive and should be banned, and here are the top ten picks.
10. “Queendom” – Red Velvet
Although some netizens had mixed thoughts about Red Velvet’s 2021 track “Queendom,” there is no denying that it is a bop. Following their tracks “Dumb Dumb” and “Zimzalabim” officially making the list, it wouldn’t be surprising if their latest track did as well. From the catchy lyrics and infectious melody, it is definitely epic.
9. “WE GO” – fromis_9
For many fans, fromis_9 is one of the most underrated groups in K-Pop, and their track “WE GO” showcases just how good they are. After being released, the track quickly caught the attention of netizens for its catchiness and became one that everyone had to know.
8. “Dun Dun Dance” – OH MY GIRL
OH MY GIRL has become a K-Pop group known for releasing catchy songs that send the internet into a frenzy. After the success with “Dolphin,” the group released their track “Dun Dun Dance” in 2021, and it quickly turned into a song that everyone knew and wanted to sing along to.
7. “O Sole Mio” – SF9
Although released all the way back in 2017, SF9’s track “O Sole Mio” continues to be one of the catchiest songs in K-Pop. The Spanish vibes in the music to the beautiful video just scream K-Pop and make you want to dance to it as soon as the first bar drops. It is perfect for any time of the year and warms fans up even in the coldest months.
6. “Fireworks (I’m The One)” – ATEEZ
When it comes to idols who are true “stage geniuses,” ATEEZ can never be left off the list, and their 2021 track “Fireworks (I’m The One)” proved that again. With its high energy and dramatic rock tones to the song, it is enough to get anyone motivated for a day of studying. However, it might also distract you enough with its catchiness to stop you from working full stop.
5. “LALISA” – BLACKPINK’s Lisa
There is no denying that BLACKPINK Lisa’s debut solo track “LALISA” is so catchy for many fans. From the lyrics to the music, it is just an easy track to listen to if you ever need something to cheer you up. With a catchy dance to match the song, it is more than enough to distract anyone from studying.
4. “PANG!” – SEVENTEEN
Despite only being released last month, SEVENTEEN’s track “PANG!” from the album Attaca has already cemented its place in fans’ hearts. With the change in melody and tempo, it showcases SEVENTEEN’s versatility and talent as artists. With the perfect balance between vocals and rap, it is definitely a track to play loudly.
3. “GLASSY” – Jo Yuri
After making her solo debut over a month ago, former IZ*ONE member Jo Yuri made a huge impact with her track “GLASSY.” With true badass vibes, the uptempo track very quickly gained love from fans worldwide. From the lyrics to the catchy melody, it is definitely worthy of being banned from exam season due to its amazingness.
2. “Wing” – Park Jihoon
Park Jihoon’s 2020 “Wing” narrowly missed out on the top spot but deserved its place high on the list. With the unique melody and contrasting music video, many fans think it is one of the most underrated songs in K-Pop. “Wing” showcases his versatility as an artist and definitely has an addictive quality that could be dangerous during exam season.
1. “MOA Diary (Dubaddu Wari Wari)” – TXT
If the title wasn’t fun and catchy enough, it isn’t surprising to see that TXT’s track “MOA Diary (Dubaddu Wari Wari)” was the number one track on the list. Fans think it is so addictive that it should be banned during exam season. As a song for their fans, the track just exudes happy vibes and is more than enough to distract you from doing any work. Yet, with its positive message, it could also easily motivate fans to work harder.