K-Pop is taking the world by storm right now, with music and entertainment emerging. Previous years of pandemics have brought us into K-dramas and K-Pop and there has been no turning back. With BTS and Blackpink making headlines worldwide, here is the curated list of the best K-Pop songs of 2022 so far!
GingaMingaYo (Strange World), Billlie
Billlie’s “GingaMingaYo” is considered one of the best K-pop songs. The title of the song means “unknown”. The song is acclaimed across the world as people dance to its unconventional beats.
Love dive, IVE
IVE debuted their song “Eleven” last year, and with the release of their latest single “Love Dive”, the group confidently declares that they are not a hit wonder. ‘Love Dive’ is dreamy and ethereal. You can’t help but be overwhelmed by their decadent vocals as IVE invites everyone to dive into the feeling of love.
Intrepid, The Sserafim
Sserafim, the first girl group to represent HYBE, shunned everyone with their song “Fearless” which far exceeded everyone’s expectations. The song’s chorus, which has the sassy phrase “what you’re watching” repeated over a soft bass groove, is a big reason why people keep listening to it over and over again.
Crazy, stray kids
Stray Kids are no strangers to releasing catchy bangers, and the group amps up the frenzy in “Maniac.” The trap and electropop track is about straying from what society deems proper and breaking free from the fear of being judged. “Inside, I’m still a freak freak,” Han admits before Changbin mocks him, “You’re wrong if you think I’m just pure and innocent.”
Devil, Max Changmin
The main attraction of “Devil,” a 2021 remake of the song of the same name by Swedish artist Alex Runo in 2021, is undoubtedly Max Changmin’s vocals. This is evident in the opener, which features no instruments to distract from the TVXQ singer’s rich tone, and the chorus, which features its soaring melodies over a slick bassline. A haunting capella motif and throbbing drum beats amplify the exquisite quality of this R&B track, but it’s Max Changmin’s vocals that seduce with the force of diabolical temptation.