G-Nitro’s Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2008

SHINee member Jonghyun is standing outside a coffee shop looking in,. He's wearing headphones around his neck and a Member's Only jacket

It’s time for my final trip to K-Pop of  yesteryear for 2023. I went back and scoured YouTube for the best music videos and stage performances for my Top 50 songs of 2008. I’m really glad I’ve decided to continue with only 50 songs the further I go back, because the playlist I spent the last month and a half on came out really strong. I hope everyone really enjoys this list that represents what I feel is the best in K-Pop for 2008.

Come 2024, I will keep revisiting these classic years in K-Pop beginning with 2007. For the rest of 2023 though, I will be putting all my focus on this year’s Top 100. Until that is done, enjoy 2008’s Top 50 K-Pop songs!


50. V.O.S “Beautiful Life”
49. Jung Yup “You Are My Lady”
48. SunnyHill “I know nothing else but love”
47. Ha Dong Kyun “Butterfly”
46. Ham So-Won “Cross”
45. Younha “Telepathy”
44. ZIA “I am happy”
43. Moon Ji Eun Feat. Eun Ji Won “여우가”
42. MC Mong “Circus”
41. JOO “Because of a man”
40. Lee Hyori “Hey Mr. Big”
39. Rain “Love Story”
38. Mr. Tyfoon “한글리쉬2”
37. Davichi “Even though I hate you, I love you”
36. Younha “Gossip Boy”
35. K.Will Feat. MC Mong “Love119”
34. Son Dam Bi “Crazy”
33. TAEYANG “Only Look At Me”
32. FTISLAND “사랑후애”
31. SHINee “Amigo”
30. SG Wannabe “LaLaLa”
29. New Ways Always Feat. Dynamic Duo “Gone”
28. J-Walk Feat. Eun Ji Won “My Love”
27. GUMMY “Looking In The Mirror”
26. Epik High Feat. JiSun “One”
25. BIGBANG “Haru Haru”
24. Uhm Jung Hwa Feat. T.O.P “D.I.S.C.O”
23. FTISLAND “Heaven”
22. Wheesung “Fading Star”
21. ZIA “I love you, I am sorry”
20. GUMMY Feat. T.O.P “I’m Sorry”
19. KARA “Pretty Girl”
18. Kim Jong Kook “Thank You”
17. Nell “Time Spent Walking Through Memories”
16. BIGBANG “With U”
15. ss501 “URMAN”
14. Epik High Feat. Taru “1분 1초”
13. Park Hye Kyung “Lemon Tree”
12. Brown Eyed Girls “How come”
11. IU “Lost Child”
10. Jewelry “One More Time”
9. SHINee “Replay”
8. Kim Jong Kook “Today more than yesterday
7. Wonder Girls “Nobody”
6. Epik High Feat. Younha “Umbrella”
5. Dynamic Duo Feat. Alex “Solo”
4. Rain “Rainism”
3. Baek Ji Young “Like being shot with a bullet”
2. Wonder Girls “So Hot”
1. Lee Hyori “U-Go-Girl”

Don’t forget to keep up with my Best Of playlists for 2023, as they collect all the monthly playlists. You can visit my Intro To K-Pop page for the current year’s playlists being compiled, as well as past years Top 100 and other links to discover more K-Pop. Also join my Discord, where you can see the monthly playlists early, and talk K-Pop and other subjects with myself and other awesome people.