While Drake and Justin Timberlake reign supreme over Billboard's Songs of the Summer chart, things aren’t quite as straightforward in South Korea. Thanks to the constant influx of music, each day brings a new trending song in K-pop, and because of that, it is nearly impossible to determine a single K-pop Song of the Summer.
Luckily, there have been some undisputed standout releases that have gained enough traction to form a soundtrack for the season. Leading the K-pop Summer of '16 is a parade of girl groups, both old and new, that have risen to new heights through their addictive songs. Let's take a closer look: