We won't lie, when it comes to popular K-Pop songs, the most dominant and widely known groups tend to be more popular over the lesser known groups' tracks. However, the lesser known groups also have great songs and if they were given to more popular groups, they would have probably been hits. With that being said, there are a number of really great K-Pop songs that just didn't fare too well because the groups they belonged to weren't as popular as their musical counterparts. Here are 6 songs that could have been K-Pop staple songs if given to a group with more reach and influence:
6. 9Muses - Hurt Locker
"Hurt Locker" showcases a lot of great vocal ability and a catchy hook. Not to mention, a characteristic girl group choreography. We think that a group like TWICE would take this song to the next level.
5. Subin - Circle's Dream
Subin's reach as a solo female vocalist is pretty expansive, yet this song still is fairly underrated in the grand scheme of the charts. Her gorgeous timbre is a must-listen if you're unfamiliar with this track. If IU was the performer, this song would be popping off on the Melon Charts without a doubt.
4. BESTie - Love Options
Four members? Powerful vocals? Remind you of a group you know? How about SISTAR! BESTie rocks this song, but if they gave this track to SISTAR, it would definitely get an all-kill.
3. Cosmic Girls - Dreams Come True
These girls are so talented and "Dreams Come True" was a certified bop. Fans were enamored with this song but it would have skyrocketed into worldwide popularity if TWICE or Red Velvet released it.
2. fromis_9 - Love Letter
Like everyone on this list, fromis_9 is severely underrated. "Love Letter" is one of the best K-pop songs released in 2018 and if G-Friend has released this, it would've been a super hit.
1. Purfles - a Bad Thing
This dramatic song never got the attention it deserved. It had everything we love about a soulful, yet sassy girl group track! If MAMAMOO took this song and did a rendition of their own, it would blow up.