December 7, 2015


K-Pop Top 40 Wildcards: Why BIGBANG, Infinite & BToB Returned

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If you're one of the many fans ferociously voting in our six-round K-Pop Top 40 poll bracket to name the No. 1 K-pop video of 2015, you might have noticed some familiar faces return. Three MVs voted out in previous rounds have come back in our special Round 4—BIGBANG's "Bang Bang Bang," Infinite's "Bad" and BToB's "It's Okay."

These are what we here at Fuse and FM call the K-Pop Top 40 Wildcards. We know how hard you all rallied and we see so many videos in earlier rounds garnering vote totals even higher than many of the other matchups' winners in subsequent rounds! To give the dedicated fans (and their favorite artists) a second chance, we figured it was only right to bring the top performers back.

This year, three wildcards were brought back in Round 4—one video from each round thus far that was voted out, and that's vote total was highest than any other axed video that round.

The Round 1 wildcard is BIGBANG's "Bang Bang Bang," which originally lost to Shinhwa's "Sniper," but still managed to get more than a million votes. Round 2's wildcard is "Bad" by Infinite, which also lost in a valiant battle against Shinhwa. Meanwhile, BToB is back after just barely losing against GOT7 in Round 3.

Round 4 is on NOW, so get voting for these lucky boy bands who have been given a second chance at victory—or continue voting for the favorites you've been supporting all along!