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20+ K-Pop With The Exact Same Name: Who Sang It Better?

1. 2NE1’s “Fire” vs. BTS’s “Fire”

Released in 2009, 2NE1‘s “Fire” quickly took over the charts. It was a hit on all of the Korean charts and it topped all on and offline charts. On the other hand, BTS‘s “Fire” was released in 2016 and became the group’s fastest video to reach one million views in 6 hours!

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2. TWICE’s “Signal” vs. f(x)’s “Signal”

f(x)‘s “Signal” was part of the group’s Pink Tape album. With tracks like “Hot Summer” and “Rum Pum Pum Pum” stealing most of the attention, “Signal” was left out a bit. Despite this, fans have stuck by the song and have often praised it. Meanwhile, TWICE‘s “Signal” was a part of the group’s fourth EP of the same name. The funky music video soon captured fans’ and netizens’ attention.

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3. NCT 127’s “Paradise” vs. INFINITE’s “Paradise”

NCT 127‘s “Paradise” was released the same year the NCT unit was formed. Although it did not break any records the song is still loved by fans. INFINITE‘s “Paradise” was released in 2011 and quickly rose in the ranks, winning an award on Inkigayo and M! Countdown.

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4. Jessica’s “Fly” vs. GOT7’s “Fly”

“Fly” was written entirely by Jessica and was released digitally in 2016 in conjunction with the release of her EP, With Love J. GOT7’s “Fly” was similarly used to promote their Flight Log: Departure album.

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5. WINNER’s “Fool” vs. Red Velvet’s “Fool”

Red Velvet‘s “Fool” was a part of the group’s Russian Roulette EP and although it didn’t top any charts, it’s a song loved by many fans. WINNER‘s “Fool” was part of the group’s first comeback since Nam Taeyhun left the group. Despite losing a member, “Fool” did exceptionally well on the charts coming in at no. 4 on the U.S. World Digital Songs chart.

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6. Red Velvet’s “Russian Roulette” vs. & SPICA’s “Russian Roulette”

Russian Roulette is the debut mini-album for SPICA and featured a title track of the same name. The song was released in 2012 and kick-started the group’s careers. Likewise, Red Velvet released their own Russian Roulette EP with a title track of the same name in 2016.

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7. Park Bom’s “You and I” vs. Dreamcatcher’s “You and I”

The pop-rock group, Dreamcatcher, made their comeback with “You and I” and fans couldn’t get enough. Netizens soon praised them for the song itself as well as their unique concept and choreography style in the MV. Similarly, Park Bom‘s “You and I” was a big hit, reaching number one on the Gaon digital charts.

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8. 2PM’s “Dangerous” vs. BoA’s “Dangerous”

As part of BoA‘s Hurricane Venus album, “Dangerous” and the other album tracks soon became the most talked about album and even trended in third place on Twitter the day of its release in 2010. 2PM‘s “Dangerous”, on the other hand, didn’t get as much press as it’s fellow Grown album songs.

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9. SHINee’s “Hello” vs. NU’EST’s “Hello”

SHINee‘s released a repackaged album of Lucifer called Hello in 2010. The repackaged album sold over 63,000 copies that year. Although NU’EST may not be quite as popular as SHINee their own Hello mini-album released in 2013 peaked at no. 3 on the Gaon album chart and sold over 16,000 physical copies by December of that year.

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10. BESTie’s “Excuse Me” vs. AOA’s “Excuse Me”

When BESTie‘s “Excuse Me” was released in 2015, it quickly rose in the ranks and came in fourth on Billboard‘s list of “Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America” and sixth on its list of “Most Viewed K-Pop Videos Around the World” for the month of May. Although AOA‘s track didn’t have quite as impressive a ranking as BESTie’s song, it did chart at number 22 on the Gaon charts.

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11. Apink’s “Hush” vs. miss A’s “Hush”

Apink‘s “Hush” was part of the group’s first full-length studio album and was released in 2012. The album quickly reached no. 4 on the Gaon charts. Similarly, miss A‘s “Hush” was part of the group’s second album and reached no. 2 on the weekly charts and no. 8 on the monthly charts upon its release in 2013.

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12. KARA’s “Mamma Mia” vs. SF9’s “Mamma Mia”

KARA‘s “Mamma Mia” was the first song featuring Youngji following the departures of Nicole and Jiyoung in 2014. The song is a favorite among fans. In 2018, SF9 released their song with a matching title. The fun song quickly grew in popularity and even started a viral weight loss trend.

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13. MONSTA X’s “Hero” vs. BLK’s “Hero”

MONSTA X‘s “Hero” was a part of the group’s second EP, Rush. It’s Rooftop Version music video quickly became a success for its stunning use of visuals and flashes of the members abs. On the other hand, BLK debuted in 2017 with “Hero”.

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14. B.A.P’s “Wake Me Up” vs. Taeyang’s “Wake Me Up”

As part of Taeyang‘s third solo album, “Wake Me Up” was the second single to be released. Although the song didn’t win any awards, many critics loved the smooth beat and praised Taeyang for keeping his unique sound. Likewise, B.A.P‘s “Wake Me Up” was praised for the diversity represented in the MV and received a lot of praise by fans and professionals.

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15. f(x)’s “Butterfly” vs. BTS’s “Butterfly”

BTS‘s and f(x)‘s “Butterfly” were released one year apart form each other with f(x)’s released in 2014. Both songs have been fan favorites since their releases.

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16. ZE:A’s “Breathe” vs. G-Dragon’s “Breathe”

G-Dragon‘s “Breathe” was the second single released from his solo debut album. Although it didn’t do as strongly as the first release it did manage to chart within the Top 20. ZE:A‘s “Breathe” did somewhat similarly as G-Dragon’s song. It peaked at no. 34 on the charts.

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17. Crayon Pop’s “Dancing Queen” vs. Girls’ Generation’s “Dancing Queen”

Both Crayon Pop and Girls’ Generation‘s “Dancing Queen” feature a fun and entertaining video despite being released one year from each other.

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18. Roy Kim’s “Home” vs. Ailee’s “Home”

In 2014, Roy Kim released his second studio album, HOME. The album featured nine songs with “Home” which peaked at no. 2 on the Gaon chart and won first place on Mnet‘s M! Countdown and MBC‘s Show! Music Core. Ailee‘s “Home” was the leading track on her A New Empire EP and the album peaked at no. 9 on the U.S. album chart.

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19. TEEN TOP’s “Mirror” vs. Stray Kids’ “Mirror”

The album that contained TEEN TOP‘s “Mirror” was released in 2017 and marked the first album by the group after L.Joe left. On the other hand, Stray Kids‘ “Mirror” was a part of their debut album.

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20. MOMOLAND’s “Bboom Bboom” vs. SEVENTEEN’s “BOOMBOOM”

Although these two songs have slightly different spellings, both tracks have done extremely well for their respective groups. “Bboom Bboom” debuted at no. 10 and quickly jumped to no. 4 on the World Digital Song Sales chart. It was also the third-best-selling K-Pop song in America following BTS‘s “Mic Drop” and “DNA”. Meanwhile, “BOOMBOOM” topped various online music charts after it was released and maintained a high position in the following weeks. Additionally, the album that contained the song sold over 50,000 copies in three days!

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21. iKON’s “Bling Bling” vs. Dal Shabet’s “Bling Bling”

Dal Shabet‘s “Bling Bling” was released in 2011 and was the group’s lead single for their third mini-album by the same name. iKON‘s “Bling Bling” was released in 2017 and entered the Gaon digital charts at no. 24.

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22. EXO’s “Monster” vs. BIGBANG’s “Monster”

BIGBANG‘s “Monster” was released one year before EXO‘s own debut in 2012. Their song topped the Gaon digital charts and peaked at number three on the U.S. digital charts. Although EXO’s version was released years later in 2016, the song did equally as well, topping the Gaon digital charts and the U.S digital charts.

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23. BoA’s “Energetic” vs. Wanna One’s “Energetic”

It shouldn’t be a surprise that BoA‘s “Energetic” was released before Wanna One‘s but did you know that BoA’s song debuted at no. 48 on the Billboard “Hot Dance Club Songs” and peaked at no. 17? Not only that, but the MV for the song was the first to be uploaded to BoA’s official YouTube channel. While the song was the first on BoA’s channel, it was also a first for Wanna One. The group released their debut extended play 1×1=1 (To Be One) with “Energetic” being their title song!

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24. BIGBANG’s “Sober” vs. Suzy’s “Sober”

BIGBANG led the pack with their version of “Sober” which was released in 2016. Within the first week, “Sober” sold over 276,000 downloads and debuted at no. 2 on the digital and download charts. Meanwhile, Suzy‘s “Sober” was released in 2018 and was an excellent addition to Faces of Love album. Additionally, her MV gained over 5 million views within the first 3 months!

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25. B1A4’s “Rollin’” vs. Brave Girls’ “Rollin’”

B1A4‘s “Rollin’” came out in 2016 and was the lead track from the group’s EP by the same name. Similarly, Brave Girls‘ song was part of a mini-album titled Rollin’ that came out one year later than B1A4’s. While the two songs and identically named mini-albums came out one year from each other, B1A4 and Brave Girls debuted the same year!

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