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The 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2015

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Bigbang at their concert on Sept. 24, 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan.

This year very well may have been K-pop's most exciting and full in the scene's post-"Gangnam Style" era. Nearly all its beloved acts -- both new and veteran -- came swinging to grab the public attention with striking releases that included experimental collaborations, curveball genre explorations and heartfelt concoctions. The result was what may be the industry's most creatively satisfying year of all time. 

As Billboard has since 2012, we now present the 20 best K-pop songs of the year.

While K-pop's known for its flashy, at-times-over-the-top creations, "Loser" proved that a subtle take on all the things that make a group unique can speak so much louder. Daesung, Taeyang and Seungri's croons feel more heartfelt, TOP and G-Dragon's raps are more poignant and it's all done in a way to let each member shine. Despite the fact it might have been initially difficult for listeners to associate the BIGBANG superstars as a supposed "Loser," those concerns would be immediately washed away upon first play -- such an impassioned performance has you hooked from first listen.