Maybe it will be a long time before Kpop can have another short-lived band that has achieved such a huge success as Wanna One.
Recently, many Korean netizens have been touched by the short but glorious journey, as well as the great influence that Wanna One has left to Kpop. As the day of the disbandment of the project group coming out of “Produce 101” season 2 is approaching, a netizen chokingly shared on a Korean online forum:
“It’s no exaggeration to say that” Produce 101 “is the top topic for 2017. The public immediately placed Wanna One in the same lineup with EXO and BTS as soon as they debuted. Both CF contracts and important awards, going from rookie awards to Daesang in just one year, will we have another group like this? When I learned that Wanna One had just held their last , I felt so sorry when a group like this has to disband so soon… Of course, I’m not saying that I want them to renew the contract, but I really believe they will go history for a long time “.
On this topic, many netizens also started to think about Wanna One‘s brief run time from 2017 to 2018. Many fans of other bands have admitted that the impact of Wanna One is extremely great for Kpop history.
“You have to give some credits to Produce too but there were no other debut projects that did as well as Wanna One.”
“If they make a Reply series in 2020, Produce and Wanna One will be on itㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
“I’m an Army and I acknowledge this. It’s such a shame”
“For real, they are honestly legends.. they will be remembered for a long time….. They even won a Daesang which makes them even more legendary… they just started as a project group and achieved unprecedented records and will suddenly just disappear… ah, it’s too sad”
“But Produce was seriously the hottest topic. Even if I didn’t watch Produce, I could feel how popular it was..ㅋㅋ Especially on the last episode, all my closed ones were writing to each other asking who we would vote for and there were articles about them popping out everywhere in real timeㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ It was a bit exaggerated but I saw a comment saying how they shook up the Korea and I felt the impact of their popularity once again..ㅋㅋㅋ”
Others also mentioned that Wanna One‘s debut song, “Energetic,” was a big explosion that helped the group’s name rise up quickly in their early days. Others assert that all trainees from “Produce 101” contributed a great deal to the success of the program, thereby indirectly making the perfect stepping stone for Wanna One‘s career.
What other stories about Wanna One that you think are worthy of being kept forever in Kpop history?