With every passing year of K-Pop, fans are introduced to lots of iconic bops, and before you know it, they eventually become legendary songs in the K-Pop world! Here are 10+ iconic songs from the year 2011, that will turn 10 years old this 2021!
1. “The Boys” (Girls’ Generation)
“The Boys” is the title track from Girls’ Generation’s third full album of the same name, released on October 18, 2011.
The song was an immediate hit with the Korean public, and helped the group establish themselves even further as the top “Nation’s Girl Group”!
2. “Bubble Pop!” (HyunA)
“Bubble Pop!” is the title track of HyunA’s debut mini-album of the same name, released on July 4, 2011!
The song was her first comeback as a solo artist, and following the success of her debut single “Change”, catapulted HyunA to the top as a solo artist! With “Bubble Pop!”, HyunA broke tons of records, such as being the first female Korean solo artist to 100 million views for an MV on YouTube!
The song is iconic, even for HyunA, who once said she’ll never forget it!
3. “I Am The Best” (2NE1)
“I Am The Best” is a track from 2NE1’s second mini-album titled 2NE1 2nd Mini Album, released on June 24, 2011!
The song was released as the third single from the album, and was an immediate success! Considered one of K-Pop’s most iconic tracks, it instantly gained attention for its empowerment themes and 2NE1’s signature badass vibes!
“I Am The Best” also won tons of awards, such as the “Song Of The Year” award at the 2011 Mnet Music Asian Awards (MAMA)!
4. “I Don’t Know” (Apink)
“I Don’t Know” is Apink’s debut song! Released on April 19, 2011, it served as the title track of their debut mini-album titled Seven Springs Apink!
The song was noted for its cute and refreshing sound that suited Apink’s image extremely well and rose them to the top-rookie status of 2011!
They ultimately ended up winning the “Female Rookie Award” at the 2011 MAMA, and their debut was lauded by many!
5. “Fiction” (BEAST)
“Fiction” is the title track from BEAST’s first full album titled Fiction And Fact, and was released on May 17, 2011!
The song earned them many music show wins, and they snagged a “Best Dance Performance- Male Group” award at the 2011 MAMA with “Fiction”!
6. “Good-Bye Baby” (Miss A)
“Good-Bye Baby” is the title track from Miss A’s first full album titled A Class! Released on July 18, 2011, it served as the 4th and last single from the album!
The song hit number 1 on the K-Pop Hot 100 chart, and remains one of their most iconic tracks ever!
7. “You And I” (IU)
“You And I” by IU is the title track of her second full album titled Last Fantasy, and was released on November 29, 2011!
The song was a huge hit, topping the Gaon Digital chart, and won her 10 music show wins, also becoming one of the best-selling singles in Korea!
8. “Mr. Simple” (Super Junior)
“Mr Simple” is the title track of Super Junior’s fifth full album of the same name, released on August 2, 2011!
The song immediately topped charts hours after its release, and won the group tons of music show awards as well!
9. “Don’t Cry” (Park Bom)
“Don’t Cry” is former 2NE1 member Park Bom’s second solo single, released on April 21, 2011!
The single was a huge success in Korea, topping charts and achieved a perfect all-kill as well!
10. “Roly Poly” (T-ARA)
“Roly Poly” is a single by T-ARA taken from their second mini-album titled John Travolta Wannabe, and was released on June 29, 2011!
Upon its release, the song was a huge success, climbing all the way to the top spot of the K-Pop Hot 100 chart, and won the group tons of music show wins!
11. “Mirror Mirror” (4MINUTE)
“Mirror Mirror” is a single from 4MINUTE’s debut full album titled 4Minutes Left, and was released on April 5, 2011!
The song was noted for its catchy tunes and sexy choreography, and won the group a “Golden Disc Award Song Division” at the 2011 Golden Disc Awards!
12. “So Cool” (SISTAR)
“So Cool” is the title track of SISTAR’s album of the same name, released on August 9, 2011!
The song is the fourth and final single of the album, and upon its release, immediately topped the Gaon Digital Chart, making it SISTAR’s first number 1 single!
13. “Hot Summer” [f(x)]
“Hot Summer” by f(x) is the title track of their repackaged album of the same name, released on June 14, 2011!
The song is a Korean cover of a song by the same name, originally sung by the German band Monrose. The song was an instant summer hit, winning f(x) two music show wins!
The song is perfect for summer, even today!
14. “Be Mine” (INFINITE)
“Be Mine” is the title track of INFINITE’s debut full album, Over The Top, and was released on July 21, 2011!
INFINITE delivered their top-notch performances of the song, and won their first music show win with “Be Mine” in 2011!
15. “Be My Baby” (Wonder Girls)
“Be My Baby” is the title track of Wonder Girls’ second full album titled Wonder World, released on November 7, 2011!
The song was the first single released from the album, and a big hit, reaching the number 1 spot on the K-Pop Hot 100 chart, and won the group tons of music show wins as well!
16. “Trouble Maker (Trouble Maker)
“Trouble Maker” by the Trouble Maker duo (consisting of HyunA and former BEAST member Jang Hyunseung) is their debut single released on December 1, 2011!
Upon its release, the song was an instant hit, winning the group the “Best Collaboration” award at the 2012 MAMA!
The song remains an iconic one, even today!