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Our Favorite Kpop of 2012

January 6, 2013


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Ok, so this isn’t a real KpopCharts Update, because there’s no point in us doing those yet, since next Music Monday will be on Infinite’s “The Chaser,” since they won the Best Potential Kpop Music Monday award for our EYKAs. Yes, that means some other band has just been screwed over for this week. It would probably be Girls’ Generation’s “I Got a Boy,” buuuuut since it just came out it will probably hold on tight for two weeks. TVXQ’s “Catch Me” held on for almost three weeks. Girls’ Generation can do the same, right. RIGHT?!

Anyhow, since we’re not promoting voting on the KpopCharts, we thought we’d talk about our favorite Kpop songs and videos of the year. A lot of the time, what gets voted into first place on the KpopCharts doesn’t represent what we personally like the most. So we wanted to talk about those videos here – yes – not as thoroughly as we would in a Kpop Music Monday, but at least you can know what songs we happen to love.

Mostly, it was the girl groups that got the shaft this year. The first half of our talk is mostly about the girl groups that didn’t get voted in, while the second half is about the boys. We did review all the boys we talked about. We just wanted to talk about how our opinions changed of those songs and videos. For those of you who are upset that girl groups get the short end of the stick on the KpopCharts – believe me – we’re upset as well, and we want to give them a bigger chance. We’re trying to find a solution for it on the KpopCharts. We think we’re almost there. And – no – us doing TWO KPOP MUSIC MONDAYS A WEEK is not the answer. We need some equalizing factor…or something.

Anyhow, I’m sure a lot of you will be like “Y U NO MENTION ____” Yes, we can’t talk about every band that is out there. We just wanted to talk about what stuck out for us the most. I’m sure there’ll be other bands and songs that pop up in our minds later that we’ll be like “oh! We should have mentioned them!” but it’ll be too late. Also, there are some bands that we distinctly were NOT impressed with, which we will IN NO WAY MENTION OUT LOUD. We won’t incur the wrath of the internets. But, let’s face it, some songs and videos sucked hard. We just won’t say which ones :D

Yeah! So that’s it. In case you haven’t seen some of the videos, we put them in a playlist below! Check it out from the second video (we don’t know how to embed a playlist starting from a specific video, rather than just the first. Sorry!)



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  1. i really liked shinees nightmare but they never made a video for it T^T

    3 years ago
  2. I have to say that my favourite songs of the year were probably Bad Boy by 100% and Punishment by Roh Ji Hoon. Though Sexy Love and Mama (if you get rid of the horrific narration) are close behind.

    And I agree with some of the other comments — sometimes I think you should just review a group you want to review.

    4 years ago
  3. The show was awesome! So awkward at times. Poor Eli though, he seemed to loose the challenges fairly often and was left not eating anything but Kimchi and Rice. Little hard to understand at times when they spoken in Korean for a while, but you got the gist of what they were saying. That reminds me, I need to see if there were any more episodes!

    4 years ago
  4. I’m curious! Do you remember if it was it in the last 4 years (2009-2012)? I want to find the song.

    4 years ago
  5. Though I really like 2NE1’s I Love You, Sistar’s Alone, and Secret’s Talk That, my favorite song by a girl group this year is Miss A’s Touch.

    4 years ago
  6. F*** yes ukiss and australia!! How they didnt get nominated for the sbs popasia awards i dont know but personally i really think they would have one :/ but they are sooooo biased towards big bang and yg that i am no longer a fan of either groups. It got me soooo frustrated that they played big bang or gd like 3 or 4 times an episode >:( but UKISS FTW!!

    4 years ago
  7. I think my favorite song was Dancing Queen by Crayon Pop….the song really surprised me for a rookie group and the thinking dance is so wonderfully quirky. Much less, who doesn’t like “Dancing in the moonlight” at times?

    4 years ago
  8. Sistar – Alone. It’s like “Missing You” by the Stones redone as a disco-reggae pop song. Brave Brothers keeps tinkering with it, rearranging the beat, coming out with remixes, etc, but nothing he’s done can match the original because the original is perfect and can’t be improved.

    Anyway. ^^ Besides the ones you guys mentioned, some other 2012 standouts for me (that have been generally overlooked as far as I can tell) are Ukiss Believe, Kara Pandora, Epik High Wrong, BTOB Wow, Crazyno Musiche, EXID Every Night, B1A4 Wonderful Tonight (unplugged remix), Brave Girls Nowadays You and E.via Night Blooming Roses. Also 4Minute Volume Up, which could easily be on the Sexy Mr. Saxobeat playlist you guys have going on in this post.

    4 years ago
    • I love how everyone has a different favourite from Epik High’s Album!
      Totally agree with you on the Sexy Saxobeat in Volume Up, soo good!

      4 years ago
      • It’s a really good album!

        I like Wrong because I like the way it sounds, rock guitars underneath a pretty, classical-sounding arrangement, sad sad sad vocals that overlap each other, the kind of circular beat. And also because it’s social commentary – think how many of those “words you shouldn’t say to someone you love” (not that I always agree) pop up in other Kpop songs.

        What’s your favorite song from 99 :D

        4 years ago
        • My fav would have to be 비켜/Get out of the way. After listening to the album, it was the one song that I kept coming back to over and over again. Normally I’m a MV fan, so I tend to stick to title tracks from Korean artists, but I absolutely fell in love the beat of this song and the raping. There is something about the song that is so energizing, I just want to get up and jump, and the fast raping between Mithra and Tablo, amazing!

          4 years ago
        • Oh, I haven’t listened to that one in a while. Time to listen again! :D

          4 years ago
        • :D I’ve started listening to Wrong again XD and looking up the English translations for the rest of the Album too.

          4 years ago
  9. oh i forgot GaIn’s Bloom, Miryo’s Dirty, JYP’s You’re The One, JoKwon’s Animal and Sunny Hill’s Goodbye For Romance :D i’m sure i forgot many others great songs

    4 years ago
  10. mmm what song stuck out for me the most… i think that Blue and Bad Boy were 2 of the most amazing songs of this year (and i’m not saying that because i’m a vip, i was really disappointed by Love Song last year), i loved also :

    GD’s That XX

    Se7en’s When I Can’t Sing

    BoA’s Only One

    miss A’s Touch

    Sistar’s Alone

    4minute’s Volume Up

    Orange Caramel’s Lipstick

    Block B’ Nilili Mambo

    MIB’s So It’s Only Hard For Me

    Nell’s The Day Before and White Night

    and so many others, it was really a good year for korean music :D for the rookies, i really like C-Clown and Juniel, i love their music and their voices

    4 years ago
  11. I think Dalmatian’s E.R. was one of the best. One of, because there were so many 2012 songs I loved. I don’t follow them and I didn’t even hear the song until months after it came out, but when I did I just couldn’t stop listening.

    4 years ago
  12. Aside from my obvious YG bias for BigBang and Epik High ( Happy Birthday to Mithra, my same age friend) in 2012 I really enjoyed:

    a. Block B- the entire ‘Blockbuster’ album was pretty stellar. I liked ‘Nillili Mambo’, but my faves were definitely ‘Mental Breaker’ and ‘No Joke’

    b. Sistar- ‘Alone’ – Honestly I liked Loving you too but I find that my favourite Sistar song of all time is Sistar19 ‘Ma Boy’ which was not even from this year.

    c. Sunny Hill- ‘ Prince and Princess Charming/Is the White Horse Coming’- As catchy as ‘The Grasshopper Song’ was, the quirky nature of this song had me up and dancing all the time.

    d. UKiss-‘Tick Tock’ Korean Version- I also loved Stop Girl, but Tick Tock was amazing last year and it was still amazing on the Doradora EP this year.

    e. Super Junior- ‘ Spy’. I gave in to the earworm that was Spy ( and Sexy, Free and Single) you guys are right about this song being great as a motivator in the mornings.

    f. BAP- ‘ No Mercy’- I pretty much loved most of their stuff this year except for stop it. I liked Crash as well.

    g. Wonder Girls- ‘R.E.A.L’- the Wonder Party EP was pretty solid. Not many people like the awkward rapping in this song but I find it refreshing and fun to sing along with.

    h. J.Min- ‘ Stand Up’. Technically an OST song but I can’t resist it. I also downloaded the whole ‘ To the Beautiful You’ album. There are some gorgeous pop tracks on that OST.

    i. Secret- ‘ Poison’. Gosh, never thought I would like a song with a crotch dance, but yep, I did.

    j. Jay Park- ‘ Know Your Name’- his New Breed Album was also pretty awesome.

    k. Primary- ‘?’-the guys on this track are awesome, nuff said.

    l. 100%- ‘Bad Boy’ – something about this group really attracted me. I loved the live version of this song.

    m. Naul- the entire Principle of my Soul album. That whole album is soulful and terrific.

    n. K.Will- ‘Please Don’t’ Love his voice, love the conversations this video provoked. He is also pretty hilarious.

    4 years ago
  13. Hmmm this is hard – I started off with a short list but took too long writing and more and more songs just kept on appearing. Keep in mind these lists are not in any particular order.

    – Whole Albums –

    GD – One of a Kind
    I loove Light It Up, and That XX and Crayon are so different but SO ADDICTNG. Uncensored ver. of That XX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcJIHHiyMEA

    Super Junior – Sexy, Free & Single (and SPY repackage by extension)
    This album was seriously fantastic, with lots of variety. Excluding singles, I especially loved Rockstar, From U, Butterfly and Gulliver.

    EXO K/M – MAMA
    The only song from this album that I didn’t ADORE was Angel (sorry exotics!). Really well done first album for a rookie group (generally with mini albums I’m lucky if I like more than 2 of the songs, and I hate it when they cheat and add an “instrumental” of the single)

    Block B – Blockbuster
    Really really well done. I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was! I love the opening song.

    BAP – All of the Above
    I didn’t fall desperately in love with Stop It or Crash (still liked them but I don’t really rock out in my car to Stop It…), but everything else? YES PLEASE

    SHINee – Sherlock
    While I admit the first three songs (Sherlock, then Clue and Note) can get repetitive for obvious reasons, for the purpose of my sanity I only count that block as one song ^^. Special mention goes to Honesty! Major kudos to SHINee for including such a heartfelt acoustic ballad that highlights each of their lovely voices to perfection (groundbreaking for an SM artist :P). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDfX8rFWKak

    F(X) – Electric Shock
    I got a little bit tired of the actual single, but the rest of the album is very refreshing and a joy to listen to. I especially love Let’s Try.

    – Individual Songs – (I’m including japanese singles if I liked them enough!)

    Simon D, Gaeko, Tablo, DJ Tukutz, Mithra, Choiza – THE CYPHER 2012 (not sure if this counts but HOLY BAJEEZUS it’s so good!!! Listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUc_NLNu4YU
    Big Bang – Blue
    Epik High – It’s Cold
    Junsuuuuu – Fever, Tarantallegra
    SHINee – 1000 Years Always By Your Side (The other sm artists have to dance in boxes because they gave all of the plots to shinee I guess…)
    Miss A – Lips, Touch (zomg I discovered this one late, I avoided Miss A because of Bad Girl Good Girl and now I seriously regret it, lol)
    Batoost – Midnight, Beautiful Night
    C-Clown – Far Away… Young Love
    Bilasa – Tried to Walk
    2NE1 – I Love You
    BTOB – WoW
    Yoseob – Caffeine
    BoA – The Shadow
    Boyfriend – Janus, Love Style (the pink floral suits KILL ME but I love both of these songs xD)
    Roh Ji Hoon – Punishment (*drool*)
    Wooyoung – Sexy Lady
    U-Kiss – DoraDora, Stop Girl
    TVXQ – Viva, Gorgeous, Humanoids
    K.Will – Please Don’t
    SNSD – I Got a Boy **Hana’s Edit Ver ONLY** — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRBXM7JprXg

    – Honorable mention for stuff from 2011 or before that I just started listening to that makes me go AKDFJLHDJASJDF –

    **Tablo – Try**
    SunnyHill – Midnight Circus
    GD&TOP – Don’t Go Home
    IU – 4AM
    Kim Kyu Jong – Yesterday

    4 years ago
  14. I also couldn’t help but notice the australian nuts, was that coles brand? Looked like coles…

    4 years ago
    • They were from Woolies/Woolworths!! (also known as Safeway down south) ^^b

      **EDIT: OH WAIT!! Maybe it was Coles after all…I usually go to Woolies but I think that day I went to Coles for some reason. Meh same thing :p

      4 years ago
  15. Favorite song of the year: Infinite’s “The Chaser.” I didn’t think too much of it when it first came out, but it’s really grown on me. I’m not an Infinite fan either, but their dance moves and the AWESOME song won me over. Orange Caramel’s “Lipstick” is a close second though.

    4 years ago
  16. That is what happens when you use a mac…

    4 years ago
  17. the chaser by infinite was my favorite song!

    4 years ago
  18. I’m not sure if its the camera angle, or if some of the canvases aren’t straight. I was completely distracted in one of your other videos as well. I just want to come and straighten the pictures XD hahaha
    I tried to make a list of my Top 10, but couldn’t do it. I got to a playlist of about 50 songs XD and still felt bad for missing some songs/artists.
    In reading through the comments, I’m glad to see that almost all of my favourites have been included by one Nasty or another. But there is one song in particular that I haven’t seen mentioned yet and that’s Verbal Jint’s ‘You deserve better’ featuring Sanchez (from Phantom)! http://youtu.be/0Wns2mn0kcQ I love this song soo much!
    oh and B2ST’s Not me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGjt9WVF2xU
    T-ara’s Lovey Dovey… anyone?
    Otherwise I love everyone’s favourites of the year and there are a few songs that I’m going to look up! I hope 2013 is just as good!

    4 years ago
  19. Wow! That Sunggyu song from Immortal Song was AMAZING! Thanks for the link :)

    4 years ago
    • That was honestly my favorite song by him until 41 Days.

      4 years ago
      • Yes, 41 Days is still by far my absolute favourite Sunggyu song! but I also love the whole album, its the first Kpop album that I’ve actually liked every single song! XD

        4 years ago
  20. Phantom – Hole In Your Face!! <3 I was thinking the same thing. The MV was released last year, but it was on their 2012 album. I love that song sooo much!

    4 years ago
  21. Haha I saw that too! I was like *twitch* is that… COLES BRAND :DDDDDDD

    4 years ago
  22. You know, if you don’t find a technical way of equalizing the votes, why not just dedicate one Music Monday every quarter or so in which you pick out a song/MV you’ve been really wanting to talk about or believe got buried by the local EYK fan favorites? I mean, general consensus is all well and good, but a touch of KINGLY POWER has its place now and then! Ho ho! ☆~(ゝ。∂)

    4 years ago
  23. Yay! D-Unit’s Missing You! I had that on repeat for months! I love that song

    4 years ago
  24. LOVE that you guise did this!!! Many of your favourites made it to our K-pop Awards ^^. http://www.samsoondowntherabbithole.com/2012/12/k-pop-awards-best-of-2012.html

    I totally agree with you about listening to the songs sans head phones. I am totally in love with GD’s album. My fave from the album might be “Light it Up” – ah, I just love it!!! I also really loved Hot Potato’s “Pillow” which I became aware of because of your awesomeness!!! Thanks for all you do to spread the Korean and K-pop love!

    4 years ago
  25. My 10 favorite songs of the year (without being biased) are:
    – Volume Up ~ 4minute
    – Ticket ~ Nine Muses
    – Bad Boy ~ 100%
    – It’s cold ~ Epik High
    – Crayon ~ G-Dragon
    – Monster ~ Bigbang
    – The Chaser ~ Infinite
    – Punishment ~ Roh Ji Hoon
    – 60 sec. ~ Kim Sungkyu
    – Alone ~ Sistar

    4 years ago
  26. ooooh… favourites… well, here are some of my personal faves.

    Tarantallegra by Xia
    Blue and Fantastic Baby by Big Bang (basically, the whole Still Alive album was gold)
    Sherlock by Shinee
    The Grasshopper Song by Sunny Hill
    I Love You by 2NE1
    One of a Kind and That XX by G-Dragon
    Twinkle by TaeTiSeo
    Poison by Secret (yeah, I know the dancing is kind of gross, but I love the song)
    Roulette, Painkiller, and Lonely by SPICA, one of the most underrated girl groups EVER

    Everything TVXQ did this year, I loved. The song Catch Me was just okay, but the album it was part of was INCREDIBLE. I love almost every song on it. My favourites are Viva, Getaway, How Are You, Gorgeous, I Swear, and Humanoids! I loved their Japanese stuff this year too. I am so proud of those two. *_*

    4 years ago
  27. No order :

    The XX – G Dragon (awesome)
    Mama – Gangkiz (love the whistle part, like the video, love the dance)
    Lips – Miss A (no video but such a great song)
    Fantastic Baby – BigBang (wow, fantastic baby, dance, woohoo, boom shakalaka…)
    I Wish – FT Island (can’t get enough of that song, video is great, but he should lose the tiara)
    Have, Don’t Have – Dal Shabet (song is just so great)
    Bloom – GaIn (the sexy video, but so freaking long intro, the song is just awesome)
    Lovey Dovey – T-ara (love the song, totally love the zombie version)
    Hey You – CNBlue (video not so much, song is stuck in my head)
    Like This – Wonder Girls (love the dance, so simple yet so cool)

    Welcome 2013! I’m excited to see (and hear) what’s in store for us this year!

    4 years ago
  28. Jen

    Hahah Shinee was how i got into kpop too! I was looking up a japanese movie on utube, and i looked over and there was Ring Ding Dong…which i loved..which then led me to Super Junior (Sorry Sorry) and then from there all the rest. :-D And now i’m planning my second vacation to SK and hopefully will be teaching over there in two years. We shall see! lol.

    4 years ago
  29. No Mercy, What Is Love, Oh My God and Don’t Hate me!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  30. best song was led apple’s time’s up underrated but amazing song

    4 years ago
    And you mentioned Younha and J-Min too. I like you :p

    4 years ago

    sorry I had to get that out of my system. For the 2012 EYKAs, there were hundreds of comments asking “Y U NO include TM?” Sigh.

    4 years ago
  33. Dancing Queen was epic. I haven’t come across a girl group that are so cute and likeable in ages :D

    4 years ago
  34. You said it. I’m used to the bashing, but in this one, S&M were already super tactful? I felt like flipping a table when I saw this. You just can’t please everyone. =_= http://unpopular-eyk-confessions.tumblr.com/post/39635273777

    4 years ago
    • Isn’t that confession referring to something that was said during the EYKAs, not this video? This video is tactful. As for presenting their own opinions, to be fair, that confession said that S&M should do it. I guess I’ve just seen a lot worse confessions written on that tumblr (imo).

      4 years ago
  35. I love how every person who’s mentioned Epik High so far has a different favourite song. Just shows how ALL their songs are great~~ XD *is biased*

    4 years ago
    • Haha, I couldn’t choose between DHM or New Beautiful, I love both >.< Though after some reconsideration have to say the New Beautiful is my favourite Epik High song from their latest album XD

      4 years ago
  36. The list you’ve made has almost every of my favorite song of the year.
    There’s one missing though : I love whistle in song (I totally loved Troublemaker, the whistle part is my cellphone ringtone) so Mama from Gangkiz is one of my favorite song of 2012. The drama mv is good, not awesome, but I like it. And I really like the dance (in the dance mv) with the hand moves for the whistle part. in fact, I like all the hand gestures they do.

    4 years ago
    • Wow never expected anyone to mention Gangkiz. Yea they were actually pretty decent.

      4 years ago
  37. Hahaha that system reminds me of this board game “Puerto Rico”, where every card that isn’t chosen in a round has money piled on it in the next round. And if it STILL isn’t chosen in the next round, even more money is piled on it.

    Anyway yeah, good suggestion!! Now how will I explain it to all the complaining fangirls T_T

    4 years ago

    4 years ago
  39. I’ve noticed JYP often replaces his whisper with an actual appearance or some other cameo – eg. on money bills or by just including his Diamond Headphones in the MV. In The DJ Is Mine, he just makes an appearance.

    Speaking of JYP’s whisper…did he write She’z – My Way? Because that song is amazing, and I swear that’s a ‘Jay Why Pee’ right at the start….


    4 years ago
  40. Ah you guys are such electronica junkies :p

    Here’s my favourite Korean songs of the year (in PLAYLIST MODE!!): http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmhZeTp2c040YWe4bS9ihShlLlwihI8ns&feature=mh_lolz

    Random thoughts I had while watching this:
    – You’re eating my macadamia nuts!!! :D
    – Martina’s talk about OC was prematurely cut off D: Like….like what? Like this yo? (Nine Muses too T_T)
    – I apologise for not nominating Nine Muses or Dal Shabet for anything. Nine Muses was originally nominated for Best Dance, and Dal Shabet for Most Bizarre, but yea, they got removed in favour of more outstanding videos.
    – It’s kinda sad, but while I watched this I kept thinking about the hate comments that could result from this…. =_= It’s sad how people nitpick everything you say these days.
    – I’m going to take a wild guess and say that Simon’s favourite GD song was Without You? It’s full of autotune but the girl was great. And I don’t expect you to love Light It Up as much as I did – hip-hop ain’t really your thing huh?

    You’re still trying to convince people to stop being biased? Wow. I admire you. Keep it up yo!!

    4 years ago
  41. I loved Tarentallegra by Xiah, it was really out of the box and the video was awesome. Another one of my favorite songs is Monster by big Bang. I totally love the music video and the song is just beautiful. Catch me by TVXQ. I dont even know how many times I listened to it, lost count. FT Island’s i wish, awesome song with Spanish guitars. Lastly, Exo’s Mama. Just adore that song. Don’t even know the names of the members yet, but that’s one of the best songs of last year for me.

    Oh i forgot to add infinite’s only tears, im addicted to that song. Nuest, not over you.

    4 years ago
  42. My faves this year were

    Big Bang: Blue (!!!) & Fantastic Baby

    Junsu: Tarantallegra (particularly loved the rap by Aziatix’ Flowsik! I want a JYJ/Aziatix collab SO badly!)

    SHINee – Sherlock (Clue/Note)

    BOA – Only One

    PSY – Gangnam Style (because its phenom status doesn’t detract from its original awesomeness.)


    EXO’s Mama grew on me the more I heard it, but I think that was mostly because it reminded me so much – in essence and feel – of TVXQ’s Triangle.

    4 years ago
  43. Im an ELF but i think my favorite-favorite song of 2012 was Fantastica Baby oh and Tasty´s You Know Me

    4 years ago
  44. sunnyhill-> grasshopper song
    fiestar and iu -> moonlight sea
    chaos-> kiss kiss
    b1a4-> tried to walk
    ga in-> bloom
    son dam bi-> tears are falling
    glam-> party
    ulala session-> beautiful night
    boa-> the shadow

    4 years ago
  45. I would definitley say Gains Bloom was one of the best songs this year!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  46. Rem

    My top songs this year were
    U-KISS -Stop Girl it really is addicting
    EXID-I Feel Good
    EPIK HIGH-Kill this Love
    SISTAR-Loving U
    BLOCK B-Mental Breaker
    Urban Zakapa-All the Same

    4 years ago
  47. It’s so hard to choose my favorite song of the year, mainly because i usually don’t remember when songs were release. But i think that will be (in no particular order) :
    Led Apple – Let the wind blow
    Beast : Midnight
    T-ara : Day by day
    Secret : Talk that
    K.will : please don’t (but more for the video than the song, wich is great but not my favorite)
    BTOB : father and WOW
    100% : all of their song were AMAZING ( i loved Bad boy, can’t hear this song without dancing on it. and a guy like me was just <3)

    Tablo : Bad (i know it had been release in 2011, but i heard it in 2012 so it count. Plus it's one of my favourite song ever)

    Actually this year i was more impress by male group than female. But i was still disappointed that girl artist didn't won any EYK award. I mean like Aillee or juniel released awesome song and have beautiful voice. Same for Secret that i really love and non of their video have made it to the first place ( so sad (°^°)). Anyway thank you for sharing your opinion. It would be fun if you do that more often

    4 years ago
    • I know right ! They’ve amazing skill when it comes to dance and sing. When you hear them singing you doesn’t have the feeling that there rookies! And the choregraphy is ssssssssoooooo addictive! I really like it

      4 years ago
  48. It’s so hard to choose my favorite song of the year, mainly because i usually don’t remember when songs were release. But i think that will be (in no particular order) :
    Led Apple – Let the wind blow
    Beast : Midnight
    T-ara : Day by day
    Secret : Talk that
    K.will : please don’t (but more for the video than the song, wich is great but not my favorite)
    BTOB : father and WOW
    100% : all of their song were AMAZING ( i loved Bad boy, can’t hear this song without dancing on it. and a guy like me was just <3)

    Tablo : Bad (i know it had been release in 2011, but i heard it in 2012 so it count. Plus it's one of my favourite song ever)

    Actually this year i was more impress by male group than female. But i was still disappointed that girl artist didn't won any EYK award. I mean like Aillee or juniel released awesome song and have beautiful voice. Same for Secret that i really love and non of their video have made it to the first place ( so sad (°^°)). Anyway thank you for sharing your opinion. It would be fun if you do that more often

    4 years ago
  49. My favorite song, based on amount of plays, was Sexy, Free and Single. I listened to that song a RIDICULOUS amount of times.

    Though I do have to admit to singing “One Way Ticket” anytime I was traveling or was doing something related to tickets. Mainly at the airport this summer.

    4 years ago
  50. My Favourite songs this year that really made an impact/stuck on me based on sound/lyrics etc.:

    Exo’s ‘What is Love’
    B.A.P’s ‘Power’ & ‘No Mercy’
    Nell’s ‘The Day Before’ + entire cd tracklist of Slip Away+ white Night & Holding Onto Gravity ( I turned into a huge Nell fan this year)
    Ga In’s ‘Bloom’
    G-Dragon’s ‘One of a Kind’ & ‘That XX’
    Xia Junsu’s ‘Uncommited’
    B1A4’s ‘Tried To Walk’
    Boyfriend’s ‘Janus’ & ‘Love Style’
    Ailee’s ‘Heaven’
    2AM’s ‘I wonder if you hurt like me’
    Jo Kwon’s ‘Just A Kiss’
    Big Bang’s ‘Bad Boy’
    INFINITE’s ‘The Chaser’
    Kim Sunggyu’s/Infinite “Only Tears’
    PHANTOM’s ‘Burning’
    TOXIC’s ‘LONELY’+Get Out+No More (They brought back my rock/sent me back to J-rock/ feels~ I really really want these boys to have more recognition, especially since they produce/pen their own stuff and formed before debuting, so they’re like authentically breaking the past K-pop trend)

    and others, too many, but these were my favs!

    4 years ago
  51. for me, my fave K song of the year – i discovered it thanks to EYK – has to be Nell – The Day Before…its such an amazing song and video and i find myself listening to it soooo many times…will def be on the lookout for more songs by Nell.

    4 years ago
  52. I have to say that I really liked Luv Me by D-Unit and Bad Boy by 100%. They are both rookie groups that are kinda being pushed out by the sheer number of other groups coming out, but I think that both were very good songs. I listened to each of them once just to experiment and they ended up getting stuck in my head for extended amounts of time. Bad Boy also had a really impressive dance to it. Rock Your Body by VIXX was also a great song. I think a lot of rookie groups out this year are really in it to win it and are putting out GREAT stuff yet aren’t doing well because there are so many great groups.

    4 years ago
  53. My top 12 Kpop Songs for 2012:
    (I did my best to be unbiased)

    1. Evan–Trying Not to Remember
    2. Junsu/Xia–Uncommitted
    3. missA–Touch
    4. Byul–Bad
    5. Boyfriend–Janus
    6. BTOB–WOW
    7. Bang Yong Guk (ft. Yoseob)–I Remember
    8. B.A.P.–Warrior
    9. Orange Caramel–Lipstick
    10. SHINee–The Reason
    11. F.T. Island–Severely
    12. Kim Sung Gyu–I Need You

    4 years ago
  54. Wings by Daesung lifts my spirit EVERY SINGLE TIME! Favorite track of the year :D

    4 years ago
  55. I don’t think they hate it. I can’t speak for them either, but it seems like they love interacting with us Nasties, and voting is a part of the interaction. I just wish them to have, in the future, more chances and time to also talk about what they personally want to talk about.

    4 years ago
  56. YES! EXO-K “What is Love” is also one of my absolute favorites of 2012. And I’m not even EXO-biased. At first, I didn’t really like the background music because it sounded so repetitive, but Baekhyun and D.O.’s vocals more than make up for it. Then it quickly grew on me. LOVE IT! I also love EXID’s “Every Night”. I would have LOVED to see that reviewed as a KMM. The dancing and the plot were very interesting. All of Epik High’s videos as well.

    4 years ago
  57. What is Love was definitely my favorite, so much so I bought both the Korean and Chinese….and memorized the lyrics to both…I like the chorus more in Chinese, but the rest of the song in Korean…

    4 years ago
  58. Thank you~~ I didn’t find out about EYK Awards until after voting ended (but I will be ready next time!). I was a little surprised Super Junior didn’t receive an award, but I know the ones who won probably deserved those EYK awards! I’m happy you guys mentioned Sexy, Free, and Single along with Spy as two of your favourite Kpop songs of 2012 =) Super Junior!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  59. Could there possibly be a “first monday Simon and Martina choose the video to review” thing? As an Alaskan, I don’t really hear about many groups other than those attached to big label companies or a big fan base and I believe that is influencing voting. Your chart updates help but I think some amazing songs didn’t get chosen just because big bang or g dragon released a song on the same week. Ya know? Also it is just really fun to watch you guys review videos that you honestly enjoy. ^_^

    4 years ago
  60. A video that stood out to me this year was, Exid’s Everynight! A super catchy song, plus the video has a surprising twist to it towards the end~ ;P

    4 years ago
  61. Hmm. my favorites….. that’s a really tough decision! Top three Completely unbiased I would probably choose:
    Girl Groups:
    Dal Shabet – Have Don’t Have
    2Ne1 – I love you
    Orange Caramel – Lipstick
    Boy Groups:
    UKISS – Stop Girl
    SHINee – Sherlock
    Big Bang – Fantastic Baby

    Overall, great job on the video! I love hearing your opinions on the songs you love!!

    4 years ago
  62. Infinite chaser :) I really can’t stop listening to it still >< so glad it's getting reviewed Monday!! :D

    4 years ago
  63. My favourite kpop songs of the year: u-kiss – believe, boa – only one, super junior – spy, miss a – i don’t need a man, u-kiss – stop girl, shinee – sherlock, shinwha – venus, g-dragon – crayon, t-ara – sexy love, j-min – stand up :D

    4 years ago
  64. Ah yes, Exo’s ” What is Love?” made me revamp how I sing along with ballads, mostly because of YOU, Simon. I can’t listen to this song without singing “I LOOOOST MY PANTS”. An artist that made me take a double look is Xia Junsu. I got into kpop after the disbandment of TVXQ and wasn’t familiar with the members, but when I listened to his album, I must have missed ALOT then. Xiah’s Tarantallegra was a catchy song, but I preferred his ballads ESPECIALLY “Even though I already know”. I know you guys don’t like ballads, but I can just imagine how much you guys will tear that music video apart, especially that WTF scene at the end.

    Ahem, there you go, my two cents.

    BTW, Can’t wait to hear what Jaejoong has to offer this year.

    4 years ago
    • @LissandBliss:disqus I also got into K-pop after the disbandment of TVXQ. Xia Junsu’s Tarantallegra was the first kpop song I had ever listened to. Afterwards, the more I learned about him the more I came to have a high respect for him. Not only as a artist but a human being also. I wish Xia and JYJ the best success in their lives.

      4 years ago
  65. You could make two different kinds of K-Pop Music Mondays… One with girl groups and another one with boy groups. Good idea, huh? *need more kpop music mondays, uarghhh*

    4 years ago
  66. Gona try reeaaallly hard to not be bias while listing my favorite songs of 2012 (no specific order)
    Block B – Nillili Mambo
    Dalmatian – E.R
    Big Bang – Fantastic Baby and Blue
    Orange Caramel – Lipstick
    B1A4 – Tried to Walk and Baby I’m Sorry
    U-Kiss – Stop Girl and Believe
    EvoL – We are a bit different
    Phantom – Burning
    Ze:a – After math and Phoenix
    B2st – Beautiful Night
    Jay Park – Know Your Name
    Wooyoung – Sexy Lady
    Heo Young Saeng – Crying
    Kim Hyung Jun – Sorry I’m Sorry
    SHINee – Sherlock
    F.cuz – Dreaming I
    Nu’est – Face
    Afterschool – Flashback
    Boyfriend – Janus
    BtoB – Insane

    4 years ago
  67. My bias group is SNSD, but my favourite K-Pop song of the year is After School’s “Flashback”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  68. my favoret songs of this year are :

    BTOB: WOW- i love love this song it reminds me of when i was a kid in the 90’s
    Block B: NILLILI MAMBO- because of this song i became a fan of this group
    Ga-in: Tinkerbell- it is scary how many times i have played this song
    Batoost:Beautiful Night- another song that made me a fan of the group

    i have more but i am trying not to let my bias talk *cough* Big Bang *cough* SHINee lots of my other were said in the video, it was a very good year for music!!!!

    4 years ago
  69. Favorite songs of 2012:

    1. 2NE1 – I Love You
    2. G Dragon – One of a Kind
    3. Wonder Girls – Like This
    4. Sistar – Alone
    5. Neon Bunny – 비눗방울
    6. Miss A – Touch
    7. f(x) – Electric Shock
    8. Exo – Mama
    9. 4Minute – Volume Up
    10. PSY – Gangnam Style

    4 years ago
  70. If you love Crayon Pop then why did you call them Crayon Flop? o_O

    4 years ago
    • Because some kpop fans can poke fun at their favourite acts. The girls haven’t had a hit and my friends and I have a little joke with their name. Lighten up!

      4 years ago
  71. ……. SM guys bias…….. not a bad thing but i would like to now your thoughts on Nu’est

    4 years ago
  72. I’m surprised you guys didn’t talk about UKiss. Stop Girl is one of my all time FAVORITE songs now!

    4 years ago
  73. I agree with Lipstick as one of the best songs of the year. I am highly tempted to try on the weird green bear shoes ever since I saw them in a Sport Check at Yonge and Dundas square, although they were on a ‘guy’ mannequin :S

    4 years ago
  74. Hi.Ni – Legend of Tears (I fell in love with this song the first time i heard it. Her voice is so mesmerizing and the MV was well done.)

    Phantom – Burning

    4 years ago
  75. … I think you might be my musical soulmate .-.

    4 years ago
  76. SIMON
    -a girl xD
    I absolutely LOVED sexy love, I’d never heard T-ara much before their scandal and now I love them because of that song
    Also Nilili Mambo, Touch, Spica’s Russian Roulette and Alone, K-will’s Please Don’t, and Crayon Pop’s Dancing Queen and Bing Bing
    and anything done by the Seeya ;)

    4 years ago
  77. As much as I really want to be bias and say U-Kiss’ ‘Stop Girl’ was my favorite song, I really have to go with Crazyno’s ‘Musiche’. The song was beyond amazing, the dancing was awesome, and Crazyno was HILARIOUS! I really hope to see more from him this year!

    4 years ago
  78. Great choices! I didn’t like T-ara and Orange Caramel this year but well, it’s just your opinion.
    I also think Touch is and impressive song. It’s so unusual, the beat, the papapapapapapapaPAPAPAPAPA , you know? I love it.

    And YES, What is love is a perfect song, Simon, totally agree (not in the rookie part, I like SPICA the most for that part but it’s ok). I only listened to the EXO-M version of the album -I love mandarin- and it’s still awesome. The song flows naturally, it’s… *crying*

    4 years ago
  79. favorite song is probably I Wish by F.T. Island
    PS in SEXY LOVE i heard Mouse instead of Mouth.. :P

    4 years ago
  80. awww i loooove that you love all my favorite girl bands this year!

    t-ara: i preferred “day by day” as a song BUT “sexy love” is, in my opinion, the CLUB K-POP SONG OF THE YEAR! screw the scandals! if the k-pop fandom wasn’t so delusional this song would’ve been greater than “lovey dovey” [and i LOVE lubyduby].

    dal shabet: they gave me life this year! i wasn’t a fan of their bubbly over-the-top concepts but da-hell, they’re addictive songs aren’t only amazing, but they’re concepts are actually interesting because they’re name after a desert but most of their songs are ironically bitter [hit u, mr. bang bang, have/don’t have]

    miss a: touch IS one of the most refined, classy and beautiful pop songs EVER WRITTEN! courtesy of J-genius-YP!

    orange caramel: another deity of my year. they’re similar with dal shabet for me; but the OC girls are the masters of over-the-top deliciously guilty-pleasurable concepts. they’re pledis best group and it’s awesome for them, but not exactly good thing for their mother group after school.

    nine muses: THE-MOST-UNDERRATED-KPOP-GROUP-EVER. period!

    as for the boys, when i think in retrospect, the only boy group that brought me to life this year was b2st with “beautiful night”; i saw your review video and i totally agree with the lame fake fans and NYC scenarios, but the song and the mini-album are perfection. i also was fond of super junior’s “sexy free & single” but suju is SOOOOO SOOOO overrated that i biasly tend to hate them lol

    i love exo’s “what is love”, but i hate exo…. and well, that’s all for the boys. lol

    4 years ago
  81. I guess I’ll make a top ten also. (This is freakin hard!) Screw it, I’m doin 20! I hate leaving some out lol. Also only picking one from each artist lol.

    1. Milkshake – Orange Caramel (It has no MV but I liked this song more than Lipstick actually.)
    2. Sherlock (Clue+Note) – SHINee (Amazing song, amazing dance, amazing performers.)
    3. Gangnam Style – PSY (It got me into K-Pop, and it’s the most popular vid ever for a reason.)
    4. Beautiful Night – B2ST (Ummm… it’s good lol.)
    5. No Mercy – SISTAR (Hard to decide between this and Loving U… This song doesn’t have a MV so if u haven’t heard it, check it out.)
    6. Still Alive – Big Bang (Hard to chose which one, but I guess this gets slight edge.)
    7. This Person – Dazzling Red (People I like and a song I really like.)
    8. Cosmetic – Lizzy & AndUp (Totally different kind of song for Lizzy but it’s a great fit.)
    9. Think – BIGSTAR (BIGSTAR is actually one of my fav rookies because of this song and I Get a Feeling.)
    10. The Chaser – Infinite
    11. Pandora – KARA (Goo Hara, no but really the song is catchy and the dance is cool.)
    12. Lover Boy – BtoB (Video is lame but I really love the song.)
    13. Machine – EXO (This song barely gets the nod over MAMA for me.)
    14. I Love You – 2NE1 (The catchy “I Love You” part is only reason it’s on here, I should drop it farther for it not happening the last minute or two of the song)
    15. Catch Me – TVXQ (Didn’t really care for this song when it was new lol, but now it’s one of my favs.)
    16. What Are You Doing Today – Hello Venus (Their music is just so stinkin catchy!)
    17. Beautiful Stranger – f(x)
    18. Bad Man – Juniel (Good vocals, cool music, catchy chorus, and… she’s kind of cute. What more could you ask for?)
    19. Eyeline – Nana (lol totally not biased :)
    20. Don’t Forget Me – Girl’s Day

    (Honorable Mentions: Good Morning – Verbal Jint (ft. Kwon Jung Ryul) and Dancing Queen – Crayon Pop)

    4 years ago
  82. Miryo – I Love You, I Love You (Ft. SNSD Sunny)
    Ga In – Tinkerbell

    4 years ago
  83. EXO’s Machine has been consistently one of my favourite songs ever since I first heard it, it’s just amazing!
    G Dragon’s One of a Kind and Missing You – Missing You is my favourite off the album, and I actually don’t like Crayon that much…ha…ha ha….
    B.A.P’s Warrior/Power are tied (Powarrior!), I love both songs and videos so so so much!
    T-ara’s Sexy Love, which I still can’t stop listening/dancing to. TVXQ’s Humanoids and Android, even though Android isn’t a Korean single, but it’s just perfect. Teen Top’s To You and 100%’s Bad Boy, and Infinite’s The Chaser!
    FTIsland’s I Wish as well, and everything U-Kiss has released videos for this year.

    2012 was a really good year for kpop, as far as I’m concerned! I have cemented my love for various bands (SHINee, Big Bang, U-Kiss), and discovered plenty of new ones.

    4 years ago
  84. exo’s angel…oh my goodness…simon and martina u guys should totally check it out! ive been listening to it for 7months straight. the lyrics are beautiful and the harmony between the members is mind blowing. Favorite song of the year…after that is definately fantastic baby by big bang and exo’s mama/history/what is love

    4 years ago
  85. To be fair, T-ara likely didn’t get voted in because that song came out so close to their scandal. They’ve had other songs voted in before. I liked the song, but the awful rap portion totally took away from it for me. It was damn catchy otherwise.

    Since everyone else did this, my favorite songs of the year, in no particular order:
    1. Miss A’s I Don’t Need a Man
    2. BtoB’s Wow
    3. EXO’s What is Love
    4. J-Rabbit’s Happy Things
    5. Daesung’s Wings
    6. D-Unit’s Luv Me
    7. Secret’s Talk That
    8. TTS’s OMG
    9. Block B’s Nillili Mambo
    10. FT Island’s Severely

    I wish I could have listed one of GD’s songs, since GD and FTI are my favorite kpop artists, but I wasn’t blown away. And I’m not willing to pay the shipping costs for the chance that maybe it’ll sound better in a CD format with my headphones on. I’ll just have to console myself with Heartbreaker. (And bias or no, FTI’s Severely was damn good. I Wish was too average, though. Their jpop releases were stronger than that song.)

    I tried to pick more female groups (darn it if I keep forgetting someone though!), but there were so many male releases, that just through sheer volume, it’s easier to find male releases I liked. (Tried to limit to a top ten, though. SO HARD.)

    4 years ago
    • Their music always makes me feel like marathoning Studio Ghibli. :D I find them so sweet and cheerful. It helps me get through the day.

      4 years ago
    • Oooh!! Another Luv Me fan!!

      4 years ago
      • I feel sorry for D-Unit. I feel like they were a pretty strong debut this year, but they got plagued with accusations of “copying 2NE1” (I don’t see it, but whatever), and the unfavorable connection to T-ara. Luv Me was so smooth and easy to listen to, though. <3

        4 years ago
  86. oh gosh… my favorites of this year? Well,this was the year that really got me into Kpop. I mean, I have been a fan since Haengbok by Super Junior (that was back in 2007!!! That feels SO LONG AGO), but I wasn’t SO into it. I was kind of an on/off fan, but it was actually SHINee’s Sherlock that got me. I was so blown away by that song and dance that I felt like I needed to expand my kpop reach away from SM groups and Big Bang. And I am so glad I did! I found so much good music! My top songs…
    The Chaser by Infinite, I mean, holy crap. At first I HATED this song so much, but after a few listens… it was so intricate and unique to anything I had ever heard in my life… I got hooked. It’s still being played non-stop on my iPod. Definitely my favorite song of the year.
    any of DalShabet’s music they released this year. Holy cow!! Their entire album, BANG BANG, is flawless! Their music is just… so catchy and good! Wow! My new favorite girl group, hands down
    Let the Wind Blow by LEDApple. I always feel so on the fence about this band because they sometimes put out some pretty bland stuff, but this song… I still am running around singing BARAMA BUREORAAAA OH OH OHHH~ and my mom is totally sick of it, hheheh
    And lastly, Tried to Walk by B1A4. I am still floored that Jinyoung both wrote AND composed this song (as well as his own solo on the album). It was love at first listen. That album was wonderful as well… ♥

    4 years ago
  87. Glad you guys talk about Sexy Love. T-ara deserves some love there =) I watch Shinee’s performance too. Even though I am not a big fan of them, I really love their live performances. Always giving their all in the singing and dancing. Just plain awesome =D

    Too bad solo singer is not in this list. I am so so into Ailee these days. All her songs (especially live ones) is just so nice. And also John Park and Younha’s collaboration song (forgot the title =P) Gain’s Bloom too. Its mind blowing XD

    4 years ago
  88. The acoustic version of Beautiful by Park Jung Min at first I was all ok that’s cool then I heard the acoustic version and Wow. That was Awesome.

    4 years ago
  89. Daydream is my favorite song off SuJu’s album!

    4 years ago
  90. I only started listening to Kpop around the summer of 2012 – i think it is all out of my comfort zone as I’ve been a metal kind of person. I think the song that sparked it all was BigBang’s “Fantastic Baby” with “Monster” being pretty cool too. I think after that, I like all of EXO’s songs, though I like EXO-M more, especially for Angel and What is Love. TY EYK to introducing me to Kpop!

    4 years ago
  91. This year actually brought a lot of new groups into my radar. Most of them were well established but just on a hiatus (like Shinhwa and Epik High) or I just hadn’t gotten around to listening to them. These are some of my favorite songs/groups of the year.

    Shinhwa – I can’t really pic a favorite song from their album The Return even going back into their past works (which is a lot) there really isn’t a song that I don’t like. There are a few that I could probably live without but I like them all.

    Epik High – I have Fuuko and Natz to thank for that. I actually liked Up better than DHM but I think the bonding that we all did when DHM was on the charts and we were analyzing the crap out of it solidified a place for DHM in my heart. Plus, I’m pretty sure they are…well crazy.

    Secret – Poison – Wow! I love Secret. I love the sax and just the overall smooth sexiness sound to this song. They were sexy but it wasn’t over-the-top sexy. It was more of a classy sexy.


    B.A.P – was the rookie that first got my attention. I loved pretty much everything they did up until Crash and Stop It. Those two songs grew a bit on me but I don’t like them as much as Warrior or Power.

    100% – Bad Boy – These boys have become my favorite rookie group. They keep on impressing me. They have awesome vocals that they can control and are able to sing pretty much a perfect stage live while dancing to the crazy choreography. Plus they have done some awesome covers (mostly of DBSK) which showed their vocal abilities to the max. I’m really looking forward to more from them!

    Other songs:
    Spica – Painkiller
    Super Junior – DayDream
    LunaFly – How Nice Would It Be (Korean Version)
    Big Bang – Fantastic Baby
    Miss A – I don’t need a Man

    There’s really too many to list!

    4 years ago
    • Darn it I knew I was going to forget a few important ones!

      I’m adding on MBLAQ – Run and It’s War
      and FT Island – Severely

      I’m kicking myself cause those are some of my most played favorite songs!

      4 years ago
  92. I absolutely loved G-Dragon’s album. It was wonderfully done. There were a LOT of songs that I loved this year. The ones that I really love (that you did not mention) include:

    1. Catch Me-TVXQ (I will never be sick of this song, listen to it just about every day)
    2. 41 Days- Park Sung Kyu (I know it is a somewhat slower song, but I just loved it the first time I heard it)
    3. In the End- G-Dragon (my favorite song off of his new album)
    4. It’s Cold- Epik High Ft. Lee Hi (All of the songs on EH new album were really good)

    I could go on and on, but those were the main ones that I could remember at the moment.

    4 years ago
  93. Well, fav song of the year for 2012 for me :

    For rookie girl band song, Hello Venus – Hello Venus (really love the catchy song lyric, not the video)

    For girl band song, Orange Caramel-Lipstick (I knew Orange Caramel from EYK when EYK talked about Orange Caramel “Funny Hunny” -thank you Simon and Martina :D- ). I like Lipstick but prefer “Funny Hunny” more, even so “lipstick” still one of the best for 2012. “Funny Hunny” came out in 2011, so I cannot pick it T_T.

    For boy band, no rookie catch much of my interest for 2012 but if u can call Ulala Session as Rookie group, then I pick Ulala Session-beautiful Night (thanks to Simon and Martina too, I knew about Ulala Sesion :D) . Love everything from the song till the music video: D.

    But if it is not rookie, I really like Ft Island and CN Blue for boy bands. CN Blue come out with great song and good music video for “hey You”. Ft Island “I wish” has a good song, but don’t like too much about the music video, prefer “Severely” although this kind of music video already seems so cliché lol…

    There is another, the most favorite of mine, not biased, it’s just unintentionally almost all song they release, I just love them…. SG Wannabe. Though I don’t know why no song/album come out 2012. Hope there is new ALBUM in 2013 from SG Wannabe. Do u guys know about SG Wannabe? Anyone? Simon and Martina?

    4 years ago
    • You’re not alone – I know about SG Wannabe because I watched the Korean show Oh My School which had Seok Hun on it for most of its run. That said, I’ve never listened to their music before.

      4 years ago
    • Having to read all the comments on EYK, I have come across SG Wannabe, but I don’t think I’ve heard anything by them. Can you share a link?

      PS. Funny Hunny is my favourite OC song too *hi5*

      4 years ago
      • SG Wannabe is Trio Ballad group, maybe the reason for their lack of news is and i quote (from Wikipedia lol) “abstain from promoting their music initially, declining to appear on music shows or in their own videos; the group has stated that they wish their audience will care more about the music, rather than their appearance.” Though they still once or twice appear in tv show or music show, looks like they still do some screening for that.

        But outside group, they still do solo carrier, one of them Lee Seok Hun releases mini-album and a good one too. Though, it’s sad that Lee Seok Hun will be “off duty” for a while from music industry to do military service as active soldier T_T. Looks like my hope to listen their new album must wait for 2 years *sigh*.

        Anyway i cannot find any good website for their information even their official website hasn’t been updated from 6 months ago (or just my problem with the language lol), even for me, i know their update information from Indonesian Fan site for SG Wannabe (here the links but it’s in Indonesian : http://sgwannabeindo.wordpress.com ). But here are links for their videos, but like the quote be4, because they want people to appreciate music more than appearance, looks like they don’t even have official youtube channel, or it just the same problem again with I cannot read Korean and some channel with SG Wannabe video are in Korean lol. Anyway here the link :

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPoRgIzXm5o (“lalala” one of their old song, the first song I know about them and the first Korean song that make me fall in love with Korean ballad, the videos also very funny, thet have 2 version, and the first version is horror version lol, the link is 2nd version the song is better and clearer then the 1st version)

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tEWo-nCgAc (“sunflowers” This one is really good too.)

        4 years ago
        • Hahaha tumben ada orang kasih liat website bahasa Indonesia :p Syukur sa mengerti ji…

          I’ve seen that Heart Project video, the one in the Brohoho brick room. I’ve also seen Because I Like You by Lee Seok Hoon – that was pretty good, I think we almost nominated it for Artsy Fartsy.

          But I’m with S&M in that I’m not a big fan of ballads, unless they have jaw-dropping vocals ^^;

          4 years ago

        4 years ago
  94. 2NE1 I love you – great song!!

    4 years ago
  95. Being totally biased towards nu’est I still have to say this
    One of the best songs i listen to sooooo much is Angel by exo…m (does it count as kpop…because i like the chinese more than the korean version). It’s so beautiful gosh.
    B.a.ps Goodbye is sooooo beautiful it destroys me
    T-aras day by day just great
    And also Tarantallegra! I didn’t give much attention to Junsu before it but when i first listened to it I fell in love with not only the song but to Junsus voice.
    I also got more into somehow indie kinda songs and I really really really love Tarus Orange blossom. It was my late summer jam i guess.
    And let’s not forget about Epik High (all songs of the album okay), Lee Hi, Orange Caramels Lipstick and Milkshake, I wonder if you’re hurt like me by 2am and Face by nu’est (I had to mention nu’est sorry, I fell so hard for face, I still listen to it so much)

    4 years ago
  96. Truthfully I liked a lot of songs this year, mostly from my favorite groups, which I have a lot of, so it’s hard to pick favorites without being a little biased since I like a lot of groups so much.

    4 years ago
  97. They really “stook” out did they Simon? lol!

    Ok, yeah I was a bit disappointed that not many other rookie groups were voted in this year. My list reads as:

    Wonder Boyz: Open the Door
    Cross Gene: LaDiDaDi
    LED Apple: Time Is Up
    N.Sonic: Super Boy
    Nu’est: Face

    As well as Shinhwa’s Venus and F.CUZ’s: No 1

    I’ll also sneak MYNAME’S Hello & Goodbye in there too.

    They’re my main faves

    4 years ago
  98. On the Road is one of my favorite songs from this year. Did you see/ hear the Live version they did on YDH Must? YDH sang with them and BLEW ME away! The song always gives me goosebumps! Here is the live with YDH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDv1Lu0fgPc

    It’s hard for me to pic a favorite song from Shinhwa’s album because I love them all but Hurts might be close to my favorite. It made me cry before knowing the English translation and after looking up the English translation I cried even harder!

    4 years ago

    4 years ago
  100. My favorite song of 2012 that i can’t stop listening to is Alone by Sistar :) whoo whoo whooo (Without you I’m fallin’ down)♫♪

    4 years ago
  101. I really think that every 6 months you guys should release a kpop music monday OF YOUR CHOICE for a mv that you so badly wanted to review and didn’t get to that was released during those 6 months…so like one in June and one in December. B/c so many great songs/mvs get missed out on b/c everybody votes for the bias regardless of quality. XD It’s like fans look at your kpopcharts as a way to compete against who has the biggest fan base…which isn’t surprising. But it really limits the winners of your kpopcharts. And you end up reviewing the same group several weeks in a row at times. Example being 2ne1 and GD. (I’m a huge fan a 2ne1 and it bothered me severely that they won Music Monday like 3 weeks in a row in 2011.).
    Anyways, it would be like a “Director’s Choice Kpop Music Monday”.

    4 years ago
    • Amen to everything you said….^^….I love Big Bang but this “G-dragon gets a almost a whole month of Music Mondays” must stop.

      4 years ago
  102. I actually liked quite a few of the rookie groups this year and all the vets really are stepping their games up. These kpop artists, new and old, have a lot of stiff competition. You mentioned a lot of my favorite songs here but there were a few others as well.

    GLAM – Party (XXO)
    Sunny Hill – Grasshopper Song (i’m still playing this almost every day)
    Leessang – My Love
    FIESTAR – Vista (seriously addicting and well, Darth Vader grooving in the beginning of the video is pretty sweet.)
    John Park – Falling
    RaNia – Style (Thanks YG…. Oooo, I’m so YG biased. lol. But seriously, just a bit. I really like this group anyway.)
    Epik High ft Lee Hi – It’s Cold
    Ga-in – Bloom

    There were also quite a few songs this year which made me feel like I was listening to a song from my youth, not 2012. On that note, I was super impressed with SPICA’s I’ll Be There and BTOB’s WOW. This is the same reason I really got into SHINee years ago. The beats bring me back.

    4 years ago
  103. i wonder why you were disappointed by Big Bang and 2NE1? Can Busker Busker be related to kpop? If so, then he is definitely Number 1 in my Kpop Chart 2012.

    4 years ago
    • I can’t speak for S&M, but I was a little let down as well. They relied on MR and stage effects way too much. I’d rather they just did an acoustic performance – I know they can rock it. Plus, they didn’t have their live band with them *is a Big Bang Band junkie*

      4 years ago
  104. This was really interesting to watch, honestly.

    But every time I see this kind of posts… i realize how much videos, bands and music i don’t listen to xD I don’t know it it’s a bad thing… i don’t think it is, really, but… xD

    Anyhooooooooow… I personally like Miss A “Touch” but I had encounter a lot of people who says that it’s the worst song that they ever released D: so i’m glad you guys like it ^^ it makes me feel less alone XD

    I loved GD’s album, specially “One Of A Kind”, I personally think it’s the best song in the album… but “Crayon” it’s so addicted xD I get dress listen to it!

    I think SHINee can do better than “Sherlock”, I’d really like it they realease a ballad… they have great vocals for it! But the stages are wow, I really, really like them.

    On my opinion the best thing I listen to this year was “Bad Boy” from BIGBANG, “Catch Me” from TVXQ and “Tarantallegra” from Junsu… and “You’re The One” from JYP xD I have this thing for that song… it’s just askjdalkdkaldkaldklasdklda xD

    The albums were amazing, I was really REALLY impresed by all of them this year.

    As for the rest you’ve talked about… i didn’t like any of the songs Super Junior released this year, I was a little dissapointed because I really enjoyed Bonamana but I hope this year I get to see them more, BAP wasn’t as great as I thought they will when they debuted with “Warrior” and the rest… I don’t listen to them so, I don’t know xD

    4 years ago
  105. Kim Sung Gyu — 41 Days …I really love this song, his new album in general is great but this song really got stuck in my head.

    4 years ago
  106. Finally some love for Dalshabet ;_; I loved their song and video and how they were dead-panning it. Just genious. I also loved Girl’s Day’s Oh! My God, just a fun dancing song and really funny video and later their Don’t Forget Me song (while I usually dislike most ballads in kpop). I also loved T-ARA’s Sexy Love, I like it when they try to mix it up a little and the sounds at the start were really cool.

    With EXO-K’s What Is Love…. Whenever I see that name I will always hear Haddaway and see Jim Carrey headbobbing like crazy.

    4 years ago
  107. I actually really liked Boyfriend’s Love Style. It didn’t get much attention, that’s sad( And they wore flowerprint outfits, that was awesome!

    4 years ago
  108. Rookie group wise, I thought both Hello Venus ‘What are you doing today?’ and ‘Venus’ were both great songs and both the dancing was awesome! Videos not so much.
    Glam’s ‘Party (XXO)’ the meaning behind it was amazing, besides the vocals and dance.
    Ga Ins ‘Bloom’ was by far the best in vocals, dance, video, stage performances.Everything!

    4 years ago
  109. I love BtoB-WOW. It’s really addicting and original. The dance in the video is really fun too. They worked really hard this year but haven’t really gotten any recognition. I think you guys are on the dot with this list. Great infectious songs!

    4 years ago
  110. Honestly the song that I listened the most in 20112 was Big bang’s Bad boy !! It is shuch an epic song !!

    4 years ago
  111. Well, I like mood-lifting songs the most. So for me the songs I heard all the time last year were KARAs Girl’s Power, MYNAMEs Summer Party and EXIDs I Feel Good. Girl’s Power and Summer Party are Japanese though, but at least the groups are Korean.

    4 years ago
  112. my top 10 kpop songs in 2012 are: Nine Muses “One way ticket”, Teen Top “미치겠어”, Crayon Pop “Bing Bing”, 100% “Bad boy”, TVXQ “Catch me”, B.A.P “Warrior”, Busker Busker “Cherry Blossom Ending”, EXO “What is love”, 4minute “Volume Up”, Tasty “You know me” …. :)
    it was really hard to choose only 10 ^^’ last year was full of new great bands & songs :)

    4 years ago
  113. I was very surprised with myself when I realised how much fun I have while watching BtoB’s Wow dance version. This song is definitely out of my comfort zone. What can I say, I’m a sucker for good choreography.

    4 years ago
  114. EPIK HIGH – New Beautiful

    4 years ago
  115. I actually really liked NU’EST Action, the whole meaning of the song was really deep and meaning and the way the music video and dance actually really suited the lyrics was really impressive.

    4 years ago
  116. Hm. Favorite songs of 2012.
    Songs that I play over and over again are:
    B.A.P. “Dancing in the Rain” and “What the Hell”
    Nell “The Day Before” (such a heart wrenching video, and I just keep watching it over and over again)
    Pretty much everything released by Block B. I’ve listened to their albums from this year the most out of everything. I really, really love “Movie’s Over” and “Mental Breaker” specifically.
    Infinite “The Chaser” is a favorite.
    Daesung’s solo song “Wings”
    BoA “The Shadow”
    TVXQ “Catch Me”
    ….those are the one that pop in my mind at the moment.

    EDIT: Just thought of some more. I played Nu’est “Not Over You” over and over again for days and days. SHINee’s Dazzling Girl even though it’s Japanese. I also really like U-kiss’ “DoraDora”.

    4 years ago
    • Ukwon’s ‘lalalala’s XD

      4 years ago
      • I hope they’ll be able to sing it live with those ridiculous outfits and choreo one day. The showcase performance is in such a low quality and I can’t appreciate the awesomeness properly.

        4 years ago
        • That would be amazing. Or if they were somehow able to give it a proper music video.
          Though at the moment those things will probably be far in the future :(

          4 years ago
        • I’m sure they’ll be fine. I just don’t want this whole thing to set them back or cause anymore problems in terms of future appearances or anything.

          4 years ago
    • Aw yes, more love for The Shadow!

      4 years ago
      • I love that song so much! And the video is so good!
        (Though when watching the video I have this horrible habit of just staring at the red-headed back up dancer…is this just me? lol)

        4 years ago
    • Kes

      omg Wings, how did I forget that? I wish he didn’t go nasally at points in that song but that song is glorious ㅠㅠ

      4 years ago
      • I’m extremely biased towards his voice. It is by far one of my favorite voices in kpop lol. So I don’t mind the slight nasally-ness :)

        4 years ago
  117. Well, I don`t have a bias…

    No, no that`s a lie. SuJu and GG were my gateway drugs into kPop, so they will always have a special place in my heart. Does that count as bias? I think that might count as bias.

    As for my favourite songs this year — outside of my biases (although I will mention that I loved Flower Power and Opera, even though they don’t count cause the videos were released in Japanese) — let me think. Shinwha’s Venus, Beast’s Beautiful Night (and Midnight, although again with the Japanese), 2NE1’s I love You (my 6 year old LOVES that song, she will randomly start belting out the English parts on her own, and when I play it she tries to sing with the Korean, so cute), B1A4’s Tried to Walk is constantly stuck in my head right now, and I LOVE it. Secret’s booby (am I allowed to say ‘booby’?) bouncing Poison was another favourite of mine, Son Dam Bi’s song (I can’t remember the name atm) and … well nearly all the songs on your list. ^_^ Except Miss A’s Touch, that one flew under my radar, I will have to go find now.

    Of course, I also must add Psy’s Gangam Style. Whenever I mention to someone that I enjoy kPop (most recently to my dad) they say “Oh, you mean like Psy?” And then I go: **record scratch** “Yes. Yes like Psy. But there’s more than just Psy. And I liked Gangam Style before it was COOL and SHUT UP!! Ya!”

    Ahem. *cough* Moving on.

    I would like to conclude by saying that my two favourite things about kPop are as follows:

    I have been inspired to learn a new language. It’s a slow process, but I’ve reached the point where I can identify when strangers are speaking in Korean in public. I only understand every 10th word or so … but three or four months ago I would have known only that they were speaking an Asian language.

    Simon and Martina. No, I’m serious. Thank you guys for all the entertainment you have provided me this year, and I look forward to more of the same in the coming years. I appreciate everything you do. Sarangheo! <3

    ((Edited to remove angle brackets, didn't realize these posts were html enabled ^_^))

    4 years ago
    • We have a few things in common. :o) SNSD is also what got me into Kpop followed closely by Suju, so yes they are also my biases. Both Kpop and KDramas inspired me to learn Korean as well.. luckily one of my co-workers is Korean so she is helping me improve a bit faster than I would have on my own. I can also now read Korean, I may not understand most of what I am reading, but I can pronounce it. lol. I agree with your extra song choices but I would add B.A.P.’s “Crash” to that list and also Crayon Pop’s “Dancing Queen” (I haven’t been able to stop singing it.. it’s on loop on my Ipod. LOVE IT!! and the video for it is awesome as well!).

      4 years ago
      • Coool! ^_^ I was giving some thought to trying to learn to read Korean soonish. Any suggestions on where/how to get started?

        4 years ago
  118. My top 3: Orange Caramel’s Lipstick, EXID’s Every Night and Nine Muses’ News.

    4 years ago
  119. here are my favorites of 2012
    * Ailee – Heaven, Evening Sky
    – I was introduced to Heaven by the chart updates and I was instantly blown away. Evening Sky is sooo dreamy that sometimes, I go daydreaming throughout the song.

    * John Park – Falling
    – I even used this song for a project when I was in high school

    * TTS – Twinkle, Love Sick
    – the vocals in Twinkle were irresistible. Love Sick is what made me bought the mini album

    * EXO – What Is Love
    – Though I’m torn with my opinions regarding EXO, this song is undeniably good

    * f(x) – Electric Shock
    – imo, best female group song of 2012

    * miss A – Lips, Times Up
    – Lips was a standout in the Touch mini album. This is the first time I heard something like Times Up in k-pop so it was also a standout

    * Lunafly – How Nice Would It Be
    – I’m a sucker for acoustic songs and the rest of their songs are also amazing

    * Sistar – Alone
    – this was my jam during May/June

    * Infinite – The Chaser
    – imo, best male group song of 2012

    * Epik High – It’s Cold (feat. Lee Hayi), 아까워 (feat. 개코 of 다이나믹 듀오)
    – It’s Cold is simply beautiful. 아까워 is my favorite off 99

    * 2NE1 – I Love You
    – though some of my fellow blackjacks don’t like it, I love the song because the structure of the song makes it fresh and its like you don’t get bored with it

    I guess I have alot of favorites.

    4 years ago
    • First Epik High mention!!! *fist pump* :D

      4 years ago
      • Haha, I might be one of those “new fans” though I’m no longer a teenager so my heart can’t be conquered. :P I don’t like cutesy boy bands so I never was interested in B1A4 before, but Tried to Walk is a beautiful song. I also CANNOT GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD! Ahem. I was even more impressed when I read that Jinyoung composed it himself. Idols who have a hand in creating their own music always earn extra bonus points with me. One of the other songs on the album that I liked was also made by Jinyoung. Safe to say that I’ll keep an eye out for other songs that he works on in the future.

        4 years ago
  120. Songs that got stuck in my head were NS Yoonji’s If You Love Me, Punishment by Roh Jihoon, Don’t forget me by Girl’s Day, 100%’s songs and Lunafly’s… I hope you get the chance to interview Lunafly~~~^^

    4 years ago
  121. Thank you so much for highlighting the ladies. Miss A’s “Touch” would be absolutely perfect in both audio and video aspects if it wasn’t for the occasional weird stretching editing of the video (what the hell is that and how is this supposed to look even remotely good?).
    I’ve never heard Nine Muses’ Ticket, but I’m listening to them right now and rather like it.

    I can’t do the “best of” thing. Singling out one (or even ten) out of hundreds is way beyond my capabilities.
    So I’ll just mention two positions I’ve been listening to on repeat the most (and more recently):
    Raindrops by Verbal Jint
    빗물구름태풍태양 by SARAM12SARAM
    They sound so GOOOOD. It’s insane.

    4 years ago
  122. For music mondays, maybe you can just alternate between boy groups and girl groups for every other week? Like, keep the same chart and just take the top rated boy group for one week, and top rated girl group the week after. Just a suggestion :)

    And my favourites of the year were Nillila Mambo and Mental Breaker by Block B, Let the Wind Blow by LEDApple, Sherlock by SHINee, Angel and Two Moons by Exo-M (bias because I speak mandarin), and Light it Up by G Dragon ft. Tablo and Dok2. Let the Wind Blow might actually have been my favourite of the year; there’s something so beautiful and ethereal, yet powerful, about the song that plays really well into their voices. I really hoped that Let the Wind Blow would get reviewed for KMM, because the video was one of my favourites, but oh well.

    4 years ago
  123. Nice to have your opinion for once :)

    Favorite song of the year ? Hard question ! So, I’m Miss A biased, so apart from them…

    – Dal Shabet Have/Don’t have -> WHY ?! Why didn’t this song wasn’t more popular in Korea ? > I discovered her in 2012, and, wow, I fell in love with her singing, I’m so sad you’ve never talked about her (just once in k-pop chart update i think), she’s great, and really funny.

    – Ailee Evening sky -> great rookie, great vocals, really nice songs.

    – Wonder Girls Girlfriend -> I listen to ballads as much as pop song i think, but this one was really good, people don’t recognize WG’s talent as much as they should do.

    Yeah, there’s more but I’ll stop here. Nice year for k-pop, even though I wished Miss A was more successfull :(
    Happy new year :)

    4 years ago
  124. yay!!!!!!!!! you guys saw SHINee at the year end shows!!!!! they made me so incredibly proud!!!
    i’m totally SHINee biased but my fave songs for the year are
    SHINee- Sherlock (of course ^^)
    Big Bang- Blue and Bad Boy
    SuJu- SFS,
    TVXQ- Catch Me
    f(x)- Electric Shock
    Junsu- Tarantallegra
    Primary- ? and a song for Nike called Naligood or something http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmuFJQ2O1QI
    Ailee- Heaven
    Sistar- Alone
    EXO What is Love and MAMA
    Younique- Maxtsep
    J-Min- Stand up
    BoA- Only one and Shadow
    Ukiss- Stop Girl
    Baek Seung Hoon- til the sun rises
    Leessang- Humility is hard
    wow……that’s a lot!! i thinks that’s all, i do feel like i’m missing something…
    but yeah LOVE these songs!!! constantly on repeat!!
    also does SM The performance- Spectrum count? that was so good!!! it’s a cover but i love it!!
    oh i love watching Crazyno- Musiche!

    4 years ago
    • Primary! There isn’t one song of his that I’ve heard so far I wouldn’t like.

      4 years ago
      • me too actually!!! i love them so much!!!
        but i just decided to focus on MV ones
        if a listed non-mv songs i’d have a million more to add!!!

        4 years ago
  125. In terms of number of plays, BoA’s Only One. At first I wasn’t in love with it but I don’t know why it rose above the rest. The dance is just… it blows my mind. It’s not the most epic of dances but it just does it.

    4 years ago
  126. I loved Nu’est Face. The lyrics and the beat was amazing. It had such an amazing message and just the dance was fun too.

    4 years ago
  127. I’ll try to be really reeeaaaallly unbiased here and choose my Top 10 Favorite Kpop Songs of 2012.

    1. B1A4 – Tried To Walk (freaking amazing song and the mini-album is just so amazing too)
    2. B.A.P – It’s All Lies (never had an MV but this was soooooo good too)
    3. Ailee – Evening Sky (Heaven was amazing and so was I Will Show You but Evening Sky was <3)
    4. Gain – Bloom (although watching the MV makes the Bloom experience better)
    5. 2NE1 – I Love You (would've preferred if they were a bit more active last year)
    6. T-ara – Day By Day (Hwayoung was exceptionally great here)
    7. Secret – Talk That (Zinger singing instead of rapping? I'M IN!)
    8. EXO – Angel (perfect… just perfect)
    9. G-Dragon – Without You/Eventually (everyone loved Missing You but this track was my favorite from the GD mini)
    10. Lunafly – Clear Day, Cloudy Day (underrated band, wish people would know these guys more)

    I'm stopping at 10 because if I continue, this list would never end. lol

    4 years ago
    • ooh I really love that song too!!

      4 years ago
    • So much I agree with on your list. Tried to walk, I Love You, Day by Day and especially Without You. That song was the best of the album.

      Bloom is growing on me from her perfs. I couldn’t play the MV where I was and had to stop it so never went back to listen to the rest of the song, but she has performed it at the MAMA and the SBS & MBC Gayo Daejuns and yeah, I could totally dig that.

      Based on our ridiculously similar tastes there, I will make a point of listening to everything else you listed.

      4 years ago
      • Sorry for the super late reply. Just busy with school.

        Anyways, I’m really happy to know that there are people (like you) who likes the song I like too. I really want to know your favorite songs of 2012. Maybe I’ll discover a new great song. :)

        4 years ago
        • All good. This is my list from on here somewhere. The first lot did not start the year on my Bias list or are not on my bias list.

          Tried To Walk by B1A4
          Russian Roulette by SPICA
          1,2,3,4 by Lee Hi
          Mama by EXO
          Severely by FT Island
          Day By Day by T-ara
          Volume Up by 4minute

          from my bias list:
          Monster and Bad Boy for Big Bang
          Without You and That XX for GD
          I Love You for 2NE1
          Touch for Miss A
          Don’t Hate Me for Epik High

          I highly recommend checking out SPICA. They are awesome!

          4 years ago
        • We pretty much have the same biases. LOL

          Will listen to SPICA. Heard about them but too lazy to really listen to them. :)

          4 years ago
    • I love Lunafly! :)

      4 years ago
    • Lunafly! They really have some beautiful songs!!!

      4 years ago
    • I love Without You soooo much from G-Dragon’s album. I’m glad I’m not the only one. :)

      4 years ago
    • Yay, now I know another person who loves Without You as much as I do.

      Let’s just hope that YG release his new girl group sooner than later so we’ll know the amazing voice behind Without You.

      4 years ago
  128. ddd

    Btob’s Wow was simply A-mazing!! Srsly it took me back to 90’s

    4 years ago
    • I instantly thought of the 90s when I heard it too! Good to know I’m not the only one!

      4 years ago
  129. Falling..John Park. Awesome awesome song.

    4 years ago
  130. My favorite of 2012 was UKISS Stop Girl….I still have not stopped listening to it since it came out.

    4 years ago
  131. Just read the blog post and with music mondays, I thought a quick fix would be to have 2 charts, one for men and one for women. And then alternate between the two for choosing winners. Then I realized you’d have to rework points values and the age factor and all that because of an added disadvantage of it not being every week…I don’t know how you’ll end up solving it, but I hope it hasn’t caused too much stress (or moneys for your programmer).

    Now to watch the video!

    4 years ago
  132. My favorite was Fantastic baby …. Hello from México :)

    4 years ago
  133. S&M thank you i love your videos you are some really cool ppl i <3 u both

    4 years ago
  134. Oh noes I forgot to mention Big Bangs Bad Boy. The instrumental to that track was chilling, and the Big Bang members made that song. Definitely my favourite Big Bang track of the year.
    Oh and Sistar deserves a mention too. And 2ne1. And *insert band name here*
    God darn it. Too many good songs. *runs off to find ipod*

    4 years ago
  135. Psy’s Gangnam Style rose above the rest, also time to rest, overkill.

    4 years ago
  136. Junsu’s Tarantallegra, the entire album, was just one of the most amazing things I have ever heard! I also really liked GD’s Crayon, TVXQ’s Humanoid and Block B’s Nillili Mambo, but my favourite songs of 2012 are without a doubt SHINee’s Sherlock and Andamiro’s Hypnotize! I didn’t know Andamiro before, but Hypnotize is such an amazing song!!

    4 years ago
  137. Sistar, Orange Caramel ande After School! Not comfort zone, its really all i heard last year

    4 years ago
  138. I actually had to think of this. So I checked my iPod and the most played k-pop song on there was G-Dragon’s Missing You. it never got a video, and it only came out like 3 months ago, yet it’s my most played korean song. My god that song was awesome. Just typing this out now I have the urge to go listen to it.
    A close second would probably be Spica’s painkiller, they were my rookie of the year.

    4 years ago
  139. How lovely, the playlist at the end was just what I was looking for to have some background music while playing Zoo Tycoon. (because I can!)

    4 years ago
  140. I think one of my favorite songs that came out this year is ‘Honesty’ by SHINee. It’s really just…gorgeous and showcases the boy’s voices so well. Another Kpop song that I would list under my favorites from this year is probably ‘Sherlock’ for all the reasons you mentioned. Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho and Taemin are just dbfpeiurgrg amazing on stage, their voices are gorgeous live, their moves are crisp and clear and the choreography is just amazing. Even when one of them messes up a little (I’ve noticed it from Onew the most, but that’s because he’s my bias and when he’s on stage or camera I’m watching him…NOT IN A CREEPY WAY) they immediately correct it and get back into perfect form. I cannot say how much SHINee is just…amazing.

    4 years ago
  141. Junsu song stood out to me Cx I can’t explain why but it does and I’m a bias of Shinee so I LOVE Sherlock LOL

    4 years ago
  142. For me it had to be Crayon Pop’s Dancing Queen and also What Are You Doing Today? By Hello Venus.

    4 years ago
  143. 2 of the best songs i heard are Block B “Nillili Mambo” and Sistar’s “Loving U”
    Here are the Links : [BLock B = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AYJZvHeKFo ] Sistar = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL2AlXWVbKU

    4 years ago

    4 years ago
  145. My favourite was Psy’s Passionate Goodbye which was not popular at all. Close second is big bang’s Monster or G Dragon’s Crayon.

    4 years ago
  146. “You touch my PARTS baby”

    I’m sorry guise, have I misheard that line? Laughing like a mad man now. LOLOLOLOLOL

    4 years ago
    • We always ruin song lines. Don’t make us sing Big Bang’s “Blue.” WHOA do we ever mis-hear some stuff in there. WHOOOOAAAA

      4 years ago
      • I really want to know how you guise heard the song. What did you mis-hear?

        4 years ago
      • SING THEM!!! hahaha

        4 years ago
      • Now I’m so curious… (yeah…)

        4 years ago
        • Gyori Gyal Go
          I’m a mooooountainous chode
          nuh nuh nuh nuh
          Cream so gay!

          So on and so forth. We just like singing about being mountainous chodes and creams so gay!

          4 years ago
        • chode in hindi means f*er…

          4 years ago
        • My favorite mis-hearing of Blue is during TOP’s part, I swear I hear him say “The pork chop’s mine”

          4 years ago
      • So glad I’m not the only one who sing’s “Blue” completely wrong! Especially the two lines right before the chorus! OMG, Daesung/Taeyang’s lines kill me every time I hear it! XD

        4 years ago
        • Someone needs to share, LOL. I must be concentrating too hard trying to discern the Korean. I miss all the fun stuff.

          4 years ago
        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BClD-_4t2gU

          90% of the reason I don’t sing/hear the song correctly anymore.
          The other 10%, I zoned out while listening to the song, and misheard the Daesung/Taeyang part. Around the 1:22/2:49 mark in the song. Normally people hear what I heard without me having to tell them, by just pointing this particular part of the song out. :3

          4 years ago
      • LOL. I will let you butcher my favorite songs’ lyrics any day guise. I’m already expecting this “You touch my PARTS baby” to be in a shirt asap.

        4 years ago