Netizens Uncover The Top 10 Trending Songs 10 Years Ago And Now We’re Emotional

Can you recognize all of these songs?

2009 was a great time for K-Pop. Second-generation idol groups were taking the world by storm, building a name for the industry we know today.

In commemoration of that period, netizens have uncovered a list of the top ten digital songs of 2009 on Melon.

Topping the list is “Gee” by Girls’ Generation followed by “Abracadabra” by Brown Eyed Girls and “Bo Peep Bo Peep” by T-Ara.

2ne1, KARA, Super Junior, SHINee, 4Minute, and G-Dragon also made it on top.

A similar list at a later month showed the same songs plus some.

All entries were definitely iconic and stood the test of time. Netizens commented about how every song was recognizable even until today.

Seriously, those were songs that all the general public knew of ㅇㅇ

— Korean Netizen

They pointed out that it was a time when each song was popular by their own right.

It was the time where no one manipulated the charts

— Korean Netizen

Netizens laughed at how these now-iconic songs weren’t always so well received by the public.

But at that time, so many people were swearing at those songs ㅋㅋㅋㅋ They said that there were no song with a proper “hook”

— Korean Netizen

They mentioned how OST’s now dominate the charts.

Nowadays, if you’re not someone who watches dramas, the charts will just look like some OST + ballads you’ve never heard of and people committing sajaegi [chart manipulation]

— Korean Netizen

Fans began feeling a little emotional.

These days I’m re-listening to all the old songs. I miss them so much. They’re all addictive and good.

— Korean Netizen

It was definitely a memorable time!

Source: Nate