In case you missed 2012 (never forget the advent of "Gangnam Style"), Korean pop is a thing that exists. It's got a unique, vibrant aesthetic that's crazy-addicting — but can be a bit of an acquired taste at first.
Whether you're looking for some music to add to your budding K-pop playlist, or if you're totally new to the genre, here are some songs to check out based on the chart-toppers you already know.
1. If you like "Animals" by Martin Garrix, try "Melodie" by IDIOTAPE
2. If you love “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj, try “You Think” by Girls’ Generation
3. Like "Sugar" by Maroon 5? Try "Cinderella" by CNBLUE.
4. Do you love "She Looks So Perfect" by 5 Seconds of Summer? Listen to "Run Away" by Royal Pirates.
5. If you're a fan of "Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo feat. 2Chainz, try "Eureka" by Zico feat. Zion T.
6. If you like "Sexy And I Know It" by LMFAO, try "DADDY" by PSY feat. CL
7. If you love "Worth It" by Fifth Harmony, give "Tickle Tickle Tickle" by 4Minute a whirl.
Why you'll like it: Flirty to the max. It's the sonar embodiment of the 😘 emoji.
8. If you love "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" by Katy Perry, you'll love "Party" by Girls' Generation.
9. You like "Wings" by Little Mix, so try "Up & Down" by EXID.
10. Do you love "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" by Usher feat. Pitbull? Try "This Love" by Shinhwa.
11. If you're a fan of "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj, try "Hello Bitches" by CL.
Why you'll like it: The song is a sleek, attitude-driven female rap that sounds so effortless, yet completely badass.
12. If you like "Earned It" by The Weeknd, you'll enjoy "Roco Drama" by Shin Hyesung.
13. Like "Black Widow" by Iggy Azalea? You'll love "Crazy" by 4Minute.
14. Like "Centuries" by Fall Out Boy? You'll like "Wow Wow Wow" by Jun Jin feat. Eric Mun.
15. If you like to turn up to "Black Magic" by Little Mix, give "Bubble Pop" by HyunA a try.
16. Do you like "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX? You'll love "Roll Deep" by HyunA feat. Il Hoon Jung.
Why you'll like it: This minimalist girl-rap song will bring out your best I-don't-give-a-damn attitude.
17. If you're a fan of "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction, you'll like "Shout Out" by Royal Pirates.
18. If you like "Ni**as in Paris" by JAY-Z and Kanye West, you'll like "Okey Dokey" by Mino feat. Zico.
19. Are you a fan of "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem feat. Rihanna? You'll love "Beautiful Liar" by VIXX LR.
20. If you liked "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, you'll like "Give It 2 Me" by Shinhwa.
Why you'll like it: It's a jam about inappropriate flirting over a groovin' bass/percussion jam. Did you need anything else?