IZM, the biggest music critic site in South Korea, recently listed their top tracks of 2019.

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They curated music from a variety of genres, putting together a list of the ten best songs from Korea of the year. Within this list, there are only three idol groups that made it to represent K-Pop.

Check them out below:

1. BTS – Boy With Luv

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IZM noted that “Boy With Luv” was noticeably different from BTS‘s previous title tracks such as “Danger”, “DNA”, and “Idol” that had a more hip-hop feeling to them.

They enjoyed how much easier to the ears this song was, and the pleasantness was aided by Halsey’s clear voice in the chorus.

2. LOONA – Butterfly

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Although still a rookie group, LOONA gained attention for the diversity of “Butterfly”. The song and music video sent a powerful message about unity.

Their lovely vocals and intense dance break also made it an even more interesting comeback.

 

3. (G)I-DLE – LION

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(G)I-DLE‘s latest song “LION” gained widespread attention despite being a track for Mnet‘s Queendom and not a standalone comeback. IZM praised how elegant and sharp the sound and choreography of the song were.

Other non-K-Pop songs that reached the top 10 list include the following:

4. Baek Yerin – Maybe It’s Not Our Fault

5. Jclef – mama, see

6. BewhY – GOTTASADAE

7. Lee SoRa- Song Request (Feat. SUGA of BTS)

8. Yumdda – Call Me

9. Peggy Gou – Starry Night

10. Jay Park, KIRIN- Baddest Nice Guys(Feat. Ugly Duck)