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K-Pop Tournament Opening Round: "Gangnam Style" Loses in Shocking Upset

What's the best K-Pop song ever? If you said "Gangnam Style," well, we've got some bad new for you: Psy's crossover smash lost in the first round of our Greatest K-Pop Songs of All Time tournament. All those new horse-dancing Youtubers couldn't compete with the might of fan support for #8 seed Wheesung's "Incurable Disease." (No, it's not a song about asthma.)

Two other notable upsets marked the first round of the competition, as 2AM's "Even If I Die" knocked out #3 seed Big Bang's "Haru Haru," and Wonder Girls' "Tell Me" triumphed over "I Am the Best" by 2NE1. (Its title, sadly, proved incorrect.)

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The full results, below:

GIRL GROUPS

Girls Generation's "Gee" crushed Brown Eyed Girls' "Abracadabra," garnering136,983 votes to the latter's 27,289.

T-ara's "Roly Poly" enjoyed a dominant win over Jewelry's "One More Time," 24,216 to 7,581.

In the highest-voted matchup of the first round, "Tell Me Why" by Wonder Girls surprised "I Am the Best" by 2NE1, winning 173,107 to 119,141.

The power of KARA's "butt dance" on "Mister" lifted it above After School's "Because of You," 31,676 to 21,419.

SOLO GIRLS

HyunA's "Bubble Pop!" easily defeated Tasha's "Black Happiness," 20,159 to 7,390.

Established star BoA took down younger rival IU, as "My Name" beat "Good Day" 21,568 to 11,971.

Lee Hyori's bubblegum "10 Minutes" eked out a low-scoring win over Ivy's wacky "Sonata of Temptation" 8,060 to 2,573.

Tango triumphed as Ga-In's "Irreversible" spun comfortably around Son Dam Bi's "Crazy," 10,308 to 5,803.

SOLO GUYS

In a close battle, Wheesung's "Incurable Disease" took down Psy's "Gangnam Style" 16,123 to 12,653.

Rain's sex jam "Rainism" enjoyed a narrow win over Jay Park' "Abandoned," 24,216 to 19,275.

"TARANTELLE" by Junsu caught voters in its spell, beating "Better Together" by Se7en 28,675 to 23,513.

In a battle of power ballads, Kim Bum-Soo's classic "Hello, Goodbye, Hello" was victorious over Taeyang's "I Need a Girl," 20,903 to 14,734.

BOY BANDS

The rags-to-riches story of Busker Busker and "Cherry Blossom Ending" was no match for Super Junior's "Sorry Sorry," which won 51,786 to 25,696.

SHINee's "Lucifer" won a devilish victory over B2ST's "Fiction," 26,758 to 9,398.

In another narrow upset, 2AM's "Even If I Die (I Can Never Let You Go)" knocked out Big Bang's "Haru Haru" 71,206 to 54,551.

With the power of cinema behind them, TVXQ and "Rising Sun" beat CNBLUE's "I'm a Loner" 53,745 to 40,958.

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