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Top Korean singers of 2013 chosen in poll

(Clockwise from top left) Cho Yong Pil, Psy, Jang Yoong Jung, EXO and Girls' Generation (Photos courtesy of www.newsen.com)

(Clockwise from top left) Cho Yong Pil, Psy, Jang Yoong Jung, EXO and Girls’ Generation (Photos courtesy of www.newsen.com)

Veteran singer Cho Yong Pil topped a survey in South Korea that asked citizens to choose their favorite artists who shone in 2013.

Gallup Korea conducted the survey among 4,263 respondents.

Cho Yong Pil, who released the singles “Bounce” and “Hello” this year, topped the survey with 17.6 percent.

Korean rapper Psy took second place with 11.7 percent followed by trot singer Jang Yoon Jung with 8.8 percent.

Boy band EXO is fourth with 8.4 percent while fellow SM Entertainment artist Girls’ Generation came fifth with 8.3 percent.

Solo artist IU is sixth with 8.1 percent followed by girl group SISTAR with 7.6 percent, Lee Seung Chul with 6.6 percent, Crayon Pop with 6.5 percent and G-Dragon/Big Bang with 6.4 percent.

The survey also showed that EXO was popular among teens with 27.4 percent while SISTAR was popular in people in their 20′s with 12.5 percent. Cho Yong Pil was popular among people in their 30′s (14.7 percent), 40′s (29.6 percent) and 50′s (31.2 percent).

In 2012, Psy topped the survey followed by Girls’ Generation, Big Bang, IU and Jang Yoon Jung.

The respondents were also asked to name the best Korean songs of 2013.

Cho Yong Pil’s “Bounce” topped the survey with 13.6 percent followed by Psy’s “Gentleman” with 8.3 percent.

Crayon Pop’s viral song “Bar Bar Bar” took third place with 7.9 percent followed by EXO’s “Growl” with 7.6 percent and IU’s “Red Shoes” with 5.5 percent.

The sixth to tenth places went to A Pink’s “No No No” with 3.3 percent, Roy Kim’s “Bom Bom Bom” with 2.9 percent, Lim Chang-jung’s “A Guy Like Me” with 2.9 percent, 4Minute’s “What’s Your Name?” with 2.9 percent and Lee Seung-chul’s “My Love” with 2.8 percent.

Respondents in their teens and 20′s chose “Growl” as the top song of the year with 21.8 percent and 10.8 percent, respectively, while “Bounce” was picked by people in their 30′s and above.

Teens also chose “Bar Bar Bar” (14 percent), which placed second, followed by “No No No” with 9.1 percent, “Red Shoes” with 8.6 percent and “Gentleman” with 5.3 percent.

Last year, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” was chosen as the No. 1 song of the year followed by SISTAR’s “Alone,” Busker Busker’s “Cherry Blossom Ending”, TaeTiSeo’s “Twinkle” and BEAST’s “Beautiful Night.”