23 K-Pop Songs Literally Everyone Knows By Heart

Have you ever been somewhere, heard a K-pop song, and, despite the desperate pleas of your friends, broke out into full-blown karaoke right there?

Or is that just me?

Well, here’s a list just for you! How many of these can you sing in your sleep? (Or maybe just the Engrish parts? Hehe.) Stroll down nostalgia lane with our 23 picks below!

Girls’ Generation’s “Gee”

With any lists that talk about iconic K-pop songs, you know Girls’ Generation has to be on it! While these girls have many legendary songs, “Gee” in particular (with their crab leg dance) is one that everyone knows!

Wonder Girls’ “Nobody”

This boppy song with its catchy chorus (“I want nobody, nobody, but you”) has captured everybody’s hearts!

BTS’s “Run”

“Dasi run, run, run.” I know you’ve all seen the memes.

Zico’s “I Am You, You Are Me”

Otherwise known as the song the other members regretted not composing first.

Brown Eyed Girls’ “Abracadabra”

Even if you don’t know the lyrics, I know you know the dance.

TVXQ’s “Hug”

“I want to be your bed for a day.” This beginning is ICONIC.

CL’s “Hello Bitches”

The power anthem of our generation.

And in a similar vein:

2NE1’s “I Am the Best”


Red Velvet’s “Ice Cream Cake”

I’m sure everyone’s seen J-hope’s not-so-sweet take on this sweet dance.

BIGBANG’s “Fantastic Baby”

This is the legendary song that *apparently* all YG family members know by heart (judging from their Random Dance skills on “Weekly Idol”)!

Super Junior’s “Sorry, Sorry”

I can’t believe this has been out for seven years already! (What’s more amazing is some of the members haven’t aged a bit!) Everyone do the dance now!

INFINITE’s “Nothing’s Over”


BEAST’s “Fiction”

No matter how many comebacks they have, this is the song I will remember forever – mainly because this was when I first fell for them! (So I may be a little biased!)

EXID’s “Up and Down”

This song catapulted EXID to fame after a fancam of Hani SLAYING the choreo went viral.

KARA’s “Mister”

Everyone knows the butt dance! We’re missing you guys!

SISTAR’s “Touch My Body”

Summer’s gone! Please come back!

Girl’s Day’s “Something”

I memorized the chorus because of that one episode of “Weekly Idol” where VIXX’s N sings it about ten times LOL.

f(x)’s “Red Light”

Forever five!

IU’s “Good Day”

My goodness, IU has really come so far since this era. I still remember when her three-octave notes were shaking up the K-pop scene!

G-Dragon’s “Crooked”

This is honestly my BGM when I’m feeling slightly rebellious (meaning that I decide to drink orange juice straight out of the carton).

SHINee’s “Ring Ding Dong”

Well HEL-LO early 2000s hair.

CNBLUE’s “Loner”

When there are three people on the sidewalk and you can’t fit so you lag behind:

PSY “Gangnam Style”

And of course, no one can forget this one. Like it or not, it’s literally everywhere, and it’s an iconic part of the K-pop scene.

How many songs were you able to sing along without missing a beat? Tell us in the comments below!

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