UPDATE (9/20): Wow! After more than quarter of a million votes, Wonder Girls have been crowned the winner of Fuse's K-Pop Summer Comeback Battle. The beloved girl group's reggae-pop comeback with "Why So Lonely" clearly was the sound fans wanted this summer and made for the biggest splash amid the heated battle.
It was a battle of the girl groups this summer as the new female act to watch, GFriend, wound up in the runners-up slot with their glittery summer single "Navillera." Meanwhile, Oh My Girl's "Listen to My Word (A-ing)" landed them in third while fellow newcomers Twice were close in fourth. The newest act on the group, the ladies of Blackpink, rounded out the Top 5.
Click on for the full Top 10 ranking along with all of K-pop's hottest comebacks from summer 2016. Congratulations, Wonder Girls!
Date: July 5
The beloved girl group made their latest comeback with their new band concept with this reggae-pop tune. The song proved to be a massive hit for the girls and topped the domestic charts for weeks.
Date: July 11
GFriend is the new girl group to beat and the ladies shied away from their innocent-schoolgirl appeal for a summer look and more electronic elements incorporated into their sound on "Navillera," the lead single to their first full-length album LOL. The results created another chart-topping hit.
Date: April 25
Sure, it was technically released in the spring, but any K-pop fan would agree that "Cheer Up" was one of the inescapable songs of summer. From the song's long chart reign to the viral "sha sha sha" line, this song's hotness barely cooled down when the summer months started and helped the video earn more than 80 million views since its release.
Date: August 9
The project girl group that was created from super-successful competition reality show Produce 101 released their second single "Whatta Man" that brought together seven of the 11 members. The release aimed to please fans around the world with its sample of the En Vogue and by Salt-n-Pepa song of the same name.
Watch contenders like Ailee, Eric Nam and more top K-pop stars talk about their favorite summer songs below:
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