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K-Pop songs that had titos and titas in a chokehold during the early 2010s

Believe it or not, K-Pop had already breached through Philippine pop culture during the early 2010s. That’s before the rise of BTS, BLACKPINK, and all the other famous K-Pop groups and artists now.

If we’re putting it in the correct timeline, that era would have been when 2nd generation K-Pop groups became popular. Groups like Super Junior, Girls Generation, Wonder Girls, SISTAR, 4Minute, 2NE1, SHINee, and etc . each had their own image, signature sound, and appeal to fans.

And, despite how Filipinos during this era would view K-Pop as “cringe” or whatnot, K-Pop music still reached the Filipino public, became hooked to it, and eventually became a part of a niche part of Filipino pop culture.

If you’re going through your adulting stage now, I’m pretty sure you can remember the ‘Nobody by Wonder Girls’ era.

As such, here are the most popular K-Pop songs during the early 2010s that got everyone into a chokehold.

Gangnam Style – PSY

The Boys – Girls’ Generation

Ma Boy – SISTAR19

I GOT A BOY – Girls’ Generation

Sorry, Sorry – Super Junior

Gentleman – PSY

Bonamana – Super Junior

Give it to me – SISTAR

Oh! – Girls’ Generation

Hot Issue – 4MINUTE

Fire – 2NE1

LUCIFER – SHINee

I am the Best – 2NE1

Fantastic Baby – BIGBANG

Electric Shock – f(x)

Ring Ding Dong – SHINee

Tell Me – Wonder Girls

Gee – Girls’ Generation

The queens that shaped 2010 Filipino pop culture: Wonder Girls, with “Nobody”

You’re saying you didn’t ever listen to K-Pop at all while growing up? Well, you’re wrong. Obviously you’ve heard “Nobody” by the Wonder Girls on repeat. (And probably had to learn the choreography to it, too).

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