Except for H.O.T, the two popular boy bands of SM were not recognized in this poll.
Recently, netizens on Pann Nate voted for TOP5 best boy bands in Kpop history, including Seo Taiji and Boys, H.O.T, g.o.d, Big Bang and BTS. These are successful, powerful boy groups that have a strong influence on the Korean music industry.
Commenting on this list, netizens are having mixed opinions. One side supports, arguing that this top 5 is objective and accurate. On the other hand, there are also many people opposing for the lack of other big names like TVXQ and EXO. These are the two leading male boy bands from SM, their popularity spread across Korea and two groups also achieved a lot of success in their career.
Some comments from fans: “I don’t understand why this doesn’t have TVXQ? They deserve to be in this“; “It’s all legendary, but if there’s TVXQ, it will be better“; “Remember that TVXQ and EXO are the leading groups in the generation transition period. Without them opening the second and third generation, I believe Kpop would have changed in other ways.“
Responding to conflicting opinions, a fan commented, “TVXQ is really a monument but they have problems with the member lineup, and EXO is not as influential as other legendary groups.”