Melon releases list of ‘Top 100 K-Pop Masterpieces’, which I’m sure won’t cause any arguments

In what I’m certain will be without controversy, Melon recently completed their list of the ‘Top 100 K-Pop Masterpieces’, selected by a board of 35 music critics and professionals. 1,120 candidate song were narrowed down to just 100, with the criteria being a blend of popularity, creativity, influence, significance, and even performance. Anyway, I know you just want the list so that everybody can peacefully agree. —— 1. BoA – No.1 (2002)2. EXO – 으르렁 (Growl) (2013)3. PSY – 강남스타일 (2012)4. BTS – Dynamite (2020)5. Girls’ Generation – Gee (2009)6. Girls’ Generation – 다시 만난 세계 (Into the New World) (2007)7. 2NE1 – 내가 제일 잘나가 (I am the Best) (2011)8. Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra (2009)9. Wonder Girls – Tell me (2007)10. TVXQ! – 주문-MIROTIC (2008)11. SHINee – Sherlock.셜록 (Clue+Note) (2012)12. SUPER JUNIOR – 쏘리 쏘리 (Sorry, Sorry) (2009)13. BLACKPINK – 뚜두뚜두 (DDU-DU DDU-DU) (2018)14. S.E.S. – (‘Cause) I’m Your Girl (1997)15. IU – 좋은 날 (2010)16. Lee Hyori – 10 Minutes (2003)17. H.O.T. – Candy (1996)18. KARA – 미스터 (2009)19. BIGBANG – 거짓말 (2007)20. Red Velvet – 빨간 맛 (Red Flavor) (2017)21. Seotaiji and Boys – 난 알아요 (1992)22. Lee Jung Hyun – 와 (1999)23. INFINITE – 내꺼하자 (2011)24. BIGBANG – FANTASTIC BABY (2012)25. BTS – 피 땀 눈물 (2016)26. miss A – Bad Girl Good Girl (2010)27.Wonder Girls – Nobody (2008)28.Sunmi – 가시나 (2017)29. SECHSKIES – 커플 (1998)30. god – 거짓말 (2000)31. TWICE – CHEER UP (2016)32. BTS – 봄날 (2017)33. Girls’ Generation – I Got A Boy (2013)34. IU – 스물셋 (2015)35. 2PM – Heartbeat (2009)36. Taemin – MOVE (2017)37. 2NE1 – Fire (2009)38. Baby VOX – Get Up (1999)39. Gain – 피어나 (2012)40. f(x) – 4 Walls (2015)41. Lee Hyori – U-Go-Girl (With Nassun) (2008)42. EXID – 위아래 (2014)43. HyunA – Bubble Pop! (2011)44. CLON – 꿍따리 샤바라 (1996)45. f(x) – NU 예삐오 (NU ABO) (2010)46. Taeyang – 눈, 코, 입 (2014)47. G-Dragon – 삐딱하게 (Crooked) (2013)48. IZ*ONE – FIESTA (2020)49. (G)I-DLE – LION (2019)50. NCT U – 일곱 번째 감각 (The 7th Sense) (2016)51. Chungha – 벌써 12시 (2019)52. OH MY GIRL – 비밀정원 (2018)53. SHINee – View (2015)54. DEUX – 여름 안에서 (1994)55. f(x) – 첫 사랑니(Rum Pum Pum Pum) (2013)56. TWICE – TT (2016)57. Fin. K.L – 영원한 사랑 (1999)58. H.O.T. – 전사의 후예 (폭력시대) (1992)59. DEUX – 나를 돌아봐 (1993)60. ITZY – 달라달라 (2019)61. Park Ji Yoon – 성인식 (2000)62. Rain – 태양을 피하는 방법 (2003)63. Orange Caramel – 까탈레나 (Catallena) (2014)64. T-ARA – Roly-Poly (2011)65. Wanna One – 에너제틱 (Energetic) (2017)66. GFRIEND – 시간을 달려서 (Rough) (2016)67. Uhm Jung Hwa – 초대 (1998)68. SHINHWA – Brand New (2004)69. LOONA – Butterfly (2019)70. BTS – DNA (2017)71. SISTAR – 나혼자 (Alone) (2012)72. Rain – It’s Raining (2004)73. Zico – 아무노래 (2020)74. BTS – 작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv) (Feat. Halsey) (2019)75. god – 길 (2001)76. AFTERSCHOOL – 뱅(Bang)! (2010)77. iKON – 사랑을 했다 (LOVE SCENARIO) (2018)78. WINNER – REALLY REALLY (2017)79. Taeyeon – I (Feat. Verbal Jint) (2015)80. SEVENTEEN – 아주 NICE (2016)81. SHINHWA – T.O.P. (Twinkling Of Paradise) (1999)82. IU – 밤편지 (2017)83. MAMAMOO – 음오아예 (Um Oh Ah Yeh) (2015)84. Lovelyz – Ah-Choo (2015)85. Red Velvet – Psycho (2019)86. S.E.S. – Dreams Come True (1998)87. SHINee – Ring Ding Dong (2009)88. Fin.K.L – 내 남자친구에게 (1998)89. NCT 127 – Cherry Bomb (2017)90. Busker Busker – 벚꽃 엔딩 (2012)91. Seotaiji and Boys – Come Back Home (1995)92. PENTAGON – 빛나리 (2018)93. BoA – 아틀란티스 소녀 (Atlantis Princess (2003)94. NRG – 할 수 있어 (1997)95. Epik High – Fly (Feat. Amin. J) (2006)96. Jinusean – 말해줘 (1997)97. SHINee – 누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay) (2008)98. TVXQ – Hug (2004)99. Seotaiji and Boys – 교실 이데아 (1994)100. Trouble Maker – Trouble Maker (2011) —— When you make a list like this, there’s absolutely zero chance that you’ll be able to please everybody or even most people (or me), but it’s a starting point for discussion at least. So have at it.

Melon releases list of ‘Top 100 K-Pop Masterpieces’, which I’m sure won’t cause any arguments

In what I’m certain will be without controversy, Melon recently completed their list of the ‘Top 100 K-Pop Masterpieces’, selected by a board of 35 music critics and professionals.

1,120 candidate song were narrowed down to just 100, with the criteria being a blend of popularity, creativity, influence, significance, and even performance.

Anyway, I know you just want the list so that everybody can peacefully agree.

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  • 1. BoA – No.1 (2002)
  • 2. EXO – 으르렁 (Growl) (2013)
  • 3. PSY – 강남스타일 (2012)
  • 4. BTS – Dynamite (2020)
  • 5. Girls’ Generation – Gee (2009)
  • 6. Girls’ Generation – 다시 만난 세계 (Into the New World) (2007)
  • 7. 2NE1 – 내가 제일 잘나가 (I am the Best) (2011)
  • 8. Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra (2009)
  • 9. Wonder Girls – Tell me (2007)
  • 10. TVXQ! – 주문-MIROTIC (2008)
  • 11. SHINee – Sherlock.셜록 (Clue+Note) (2012)
  • 12. SUPER JUNIOR – 쏘리 쏘리 (Sorry, Sorry) (2009)
  • 13. BLACKPINK – 뚜두뚜두 (DDU-DU DDU-DU) (2018)
  • 14. S.E.S. – (‘Cause) I’m Your Girl (1997)
  • 15. IU – 좋은 날 (2010)
  • 16. Lee Hyori – 10 Minutes (2003)
  • 17. H.O.T. – Candy (1996)
  • 18. KARA – 미스터 (2009)
  • 19. BIGBANG – 거짓말 (2007)
  • 20. Red Velvet – 빨간 맛 (Red Flavor) (2017)
  • 21. Seotaiji and Boys – 난 알아요 (1992)
  • 22. Lee Jung Hyun – 와 (1999)
  • 23. INFINITE – 내꺼하자 (2011)
  • 24. BIGBANG – FANTASTIC BABY (2012)
  • 25. BTS – 피 땀 눈물 (2016)
  • 26. miss A – Bad Girl Good Girl (2010)
  • 27.Wonder Girls – Nobody (2008)
  • 28.Sunmi – 가시나 (2017)
  • 29. SECHSKIES – 커플 (1998)
  • 30. god – 거짓말 (2000)
  • 31. TWICE – CHEER UP (2016)
  • 32. BTS – 봄날 (2017)
  • 33. Girls’ Generation – I Got A Boy (2013)
  • 34. IU – 스물셋 (2015)
  • 35. 2PM – Heartbeat (2009)
  • 36. Taemin – MOVE (2017)
  • 37. 2NE1 – Fire (2009)
  • 38. Baby VOX – Get Up (1999)
  • 39. Gain – 피어나 (2012)
  • 40. f(x) – 4 Walls (2015)
  • 41. Lee Hyori – U-Go-Girl (With Nassun) (2008)
  • 42. EXID – 위아래 (2014)
  • 43. HyunA – Bubble Pop! (2011)
  • 44. CLON – 꿍따리 샤바라 (1996)
  • 45. f(x) – NU 예삐오 (NU ABO) (2010)
  • 46. Taeyang – 눈, 코, 입 (2014)
  • 47. G-Dragon – 삐딱하게 (Crooked) (2013)
  • 48. IZ*ONE – FIESTA (2020)
  • 49. (G)I-DLE – LION (2019)
  • 50. NCT U – 일곱 번째 감각 (The 7th Sense) (2016)
  • 51. Chungha – 벌써 12시 (2019)
  • 52. OH MY GIRL – 비밀정원 (2018)
  • 53. SHINee – View (2015)
  • 54. DEUX – 여름 안에서 (1994)
  • 55. f(x) – 첫 사랑니(Rum Pum Pum Pum) (2013)
  • 56. TWICE – TT (2016)
  • 57. Fin. K.L – 영원한 사랑 (1999)
  • 58. H.O.T. – 전사의 후예 (폭력시대) (1992)
  • 59. DEUX – 나를 돌아봐 (1993)
  • 60. ITZY – 달라달라 (2019)
  • 61. Park Ji Yoon – 성인식 (2000)
  • 62. Rain – 태양을 피하는 방법 (2003)
  • 63. Orange Caramel – 까탈레나 (Catallena) (2014)
  • 64. T-ARA – Roly-Poly (2011)
  • 65. Wanna One – 에너제틱 (Energetic) (2017)
  • 66. GFRIEND – 시간을 달려서 (Rough) (2016)
  • 67. Uhm Jung Hwa – 초대 (1998)
  • 68. SHINHWA – Brand New (2004)
  • 69. LOONA – Butterfly (2019)
  • 70. BTS – DNA (2017)
  • 71. SISTAR – 나혼자 (Alone) (2012)
  • 72. Rain – It’s Raining (2004)
  • 73. Zico – 아무노래 (2020)
  • 74. BTS – 작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv) (Feat. Halsey) (2019)
  • 75. god – 길 (2001)
  • 76. AFTERSCHOOL – 뱅(Bang)! (2010)
  • 77. iKON – 사랑을 했다 (LOVE SCENARIO) (2018)
  • 78. WINNER – REALLY REALLY (2017)
  • 79. Taeyeon – I (Feat. Verbal Jint) (2015)
  • 80. SEVENTEEN – 아주 NICE (2016)
  • 81. SHINHWA – T.O.P. (Twinkling Of Paradise) (1999)
  • 82. IU – 밤편지 (2017)
  • 83. MAMAMOO – 음오아예 (Um Oh Ah Yeh) (2015)
  • 84. Lovelyz – Ah-Choo (2015)
  • 85. Red Velvet – Psycho (2019)
  • 86. S.E.S. – Dreams Come True (1998)
  • 87. SHINee – Ring Ding Dong (2009)
  • 88. Fin.K.L – 내 남자친구에게 (1998)
  • 89. NCT 127 – Cherry Bomb (2017)
  • 90. Busker Busker – 벚꽃 엔딩 (2012)
  • 91. Seotaiji and Boys – Come Back Home (1995)
  • 92. PENTAGON – 빛나리 (2018)
  • 93. BoA – 아틀란티스 소녀 (Atlantis Princess (2003)
  • 94. NRG – 할 수 있어 (1997)
  • 95. Epik High – Fly (Feat. Amin. J) (2006)
  • 96. Jinusean – 말해줘 (1997)
  • 97. SHINee – 누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay) (2008)
  • 98. TVXQ – Hug (2004)
  • 99. Seotaiji and Boys – 교실 이데아 (1994)
  • 100. Trouble Maker – Trouble Maker (2011)

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When you make a list like this, there’s absolutely zero chance that you’ll be able to please everybody or even most people (or me), but it’s a starting point for discussion at least.

So have at it.