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To begin with, Martina got sick on Friday and we were hoping she would get better but she got worse and lost her voice on Sunday. Her voice is still gone today so we couldn’t film Kpop Music Monday and we’re trying to not push it so she can heal up and film a TL;DR and WANK this week. SUPER LUCKILY we happened to film this before the weekend with the intention of posting it up at the end of the week, but now it will take place of Music Monday. Hey, it’s still technically a Kpop Music Monday right? Right!

Half of the year is done, and a whole boatload of songs came out. We reviewed a bunch of them, but there are also loads of songs that we didn’t get the chance to talk about and express our love for. And so, here is a list of the best Kpop songs of 2013 thus far, in no particular order.

Heo Young Saeng “The Art of Seduction”

 

Simon likes but doesn’t love this song, while I LOVE LOVE this song. It has a peppy disco funk feel with the slap bass in the background but it also has rocking synth and an awesomely catchy chorus that makes you want to sing along. This would be an awesome track for the introduction of an 80s TV show with sassy characters all working as undercover detectives but with multiple talents. Think GEM the cartoon show made into a live action. Oh yeah. Also, you might have noticed I enjoyed changing the “Oppa neun eottae” (how is this Oppa) to “I’m burning up yaaa”.

MBLAQ “Smoky Girl”

 

Probably both our favourite song of the year. It’s really, really, really good. Start to finish, there’s nothing bad in this song at all. The one small complaint, which is debatable: the chorus is a bit too repetitive, but it also kinda works in the song’s favour as well. Everything else in the song is ridiculously great. Even the rap sequence fit in nicely! It doesn’t even sound like a Kpop song, you know? It’s hard to explain why that is, but the song sounds like it can be played anywhere in the world. It’s definitely one of those songs that we’d be happy to share with our friends that aren’t into Kpop. But legitimate question: what does smoky girl even mean? She’s stinky? Difficult to see? Has smokey eyeshadow? Are they trying to say she’s mysterious? I don’t know. Just SMOKY GURL SMOKY GURL SMOKY GURL SMOKY GUUURRRLLL

Psy “Gentleman” – Check the Music Monday for it!

 

It’s the biggest Kpop video of the year, with hundreds of millions of views. No other video this year has been watched as much. It’s almost the most viewed YOUTUBE video of the year as well, isn’t it? If not, it’s definitely high up there. Though, yes, it’s not as popular as “Gangnam Style,” we actually like this song more. But we’re not sure if it’s because we just heard Gangnam Style too much. Question: remember when dances were fun and easy to imitate in Kpop? Like Super Junior’s “Sorry Sorry”? Why did that stop happening? There aren’t really any fun dances to do lately, in my opinion, but PSY’s “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman” are easy to do, and catchy. We also feel disappointed that so many people write off PSY as a one hit wonder when he’s been producing tons of amazing songs way before Gangnam Style! If you’re new to PSY check out “Champion” (awesome video) “Right Now” (also awesome), “Shake It”, and “It’s Art”. In my opinion, PSY is now dealing with what I have dubbed “jelly hater syndrome”, which is once you’re popular, people automatically want to hate anything you do, thus “Gentleman” being dubbed as “not as good as Gangnam Style” or “a copy of Gangnam Style”. Check out “Right Now: and you’ll see PSY has always been making videos like this. And why does it have to be compared to “Gangnam Style”, it can stand alone as its own song, and it’s certainly better than most of the songs that came out this year.

Wonder Boyz “Tarzan”

 

Coming right after PSY, which is the most viewed Kpop video of the year, second most viewed Kpop video EVER, this song barely has any views in comparison. It’s still a really awesome song, though. It’s totally fresh and original, which – let’s be honest – isn’t a quality that you hear in a lot of Kpop songs out there. How many bands have done reggaeton, and done it well? And to be a rookie group with a song like this is really ballsy, and gets a lot of respect from us. Really, we were totally amazed by B.A.P.’s debut in January 2012 last year, and we can say that Wonder Boyz’s “Tarzan” is easily the best rookie song of this year for us so far.

T-ara N4 “Jeon Won Diary” – Check the Music Monday for it!

 

I have no idea why Martina doesn’t like this song. She hates this song and hates 4Minute’s “What’s Your Name.” Yes, both songs are a bit clunky and not really smooth, but they’re ridiculously fun. RING GA RING GA RING GA RING! And the dance is silly and easy. What’s wrong with that? I like it. Martina here. Hey, I like the chorus of this song, I think it’s awesome but everything surrounding the chorus was unpleasant for me. I don’t like girls rapping to begin with unless they’re ACTUALLY GOOD AT RAPPING and a lot of this song has clunky rap-speaking that made me want to poke out my ears. But hey, that chorus was indeed fun and catchy and I do enjoy dancing the boob shake dance too.

2PM “ADTOY”

 

Remember everyone, A.D.T.O.Y = A Donkey Tickles Onew’s Yoohoo. That’s what this song is about.

Martina here. No, but really: this song is muuuuuch better than “Come Back After You Listen to This Song Right Here Right Afterwards Ok Don’t Delay Because It’ll Be Bad And I Totally Ordered Pizza And It Will Get Cold If You Take Your Time Returing After You Have Listened To This Entire Four Minute Song But Right After You Finish Listening And Maybe Peed And Brushed Your Teeth Then Comeback Right Away,” though that song was okay! A.D.T.O.Y was a lot sexier and coherent, in my opinion. The heavy breathing background voices are amazing and the quick rapping with the heavy emphasis on the ending of syllables was awesome sounding in contrast to the clean ballad singing. I even liked the weird robotic sounding background singing over the chorus. All in all I just loved the frantic pace of this song. The guys sounded really horny stressed out and it matched the topic of the very adult song perfectly. And how about the falsetto part? MAN! AWESOME AWESOME!!! Though, yes, it had a rather silly dance which kind of ruined the sexiness of the song and lyrics so I pretend the video didn’t exist and I just imagine a scene from True Blood with Eric wanting to be with Sookie instead.

Lee Hi “Rose” – Check the Music Monday for it!

 

Martina likes this song a lot more than I do. It’s one of those songs I can appreciate, like “yeah, I can see that this is a good song,” but it’s not something I want to listen to in my spare time but I’ll still hear it from time to time and be like “damn. I forgot how nice of a song this is.” I also think people seem to forget that Lee Hi is a rookie. It’s like their logic is instead, “Well Lee Hi is under YG so she doesn’t get rookie status” which isn’t fair at all. Rookie means first time in the crazy musical field, dealing with all the stress and issues that come with it, and yes, Lee Hi has incredibly grown up sounding vocals but that doesn’t mean she’s exempt from being a rookie. Perfect rookie example, Lee Hi is a dreadful actress, but I dare say it has improved a lot more with the music video for “Rose”.

4Minute “What’s Your Name”

 

Ok, we couldn’t be more opposed than we are here. I actually really like the song and find it mindless fun, perfect for zombies. It’s silly, it’s colorful, and it’s catchy. Martina just flat out doesn’t like it. Yes, the chorus sounds like WASH YOUR NAY WASH WASH YOUR NAY. That’s not getting in the way of me liking it, though. Martina here. Okay, I loved “I My Me Mine”, “Huh”, “Hot Issue”, “Muzik” and “Volume Up” but WHOA is this song ever SUCKY. Just when I thought they were sticking with the whole chipper LA LA LA LA LA LA LA feel of the song it ends up coming back at the end. Nothing changes in this song!!! It’s so boring and 4minute aren’t usually boring. GARHHH…

Alright, so that’s our list of songs so far. Martina wanted to include UKISS “Standing Still” and Jaejoong’s “Mine” but the list was already getting long however, we did do a Music Monday’s on both of those videos so you can check those out if you haven’t seen them yet! Let us know what your favourite songs of the year are so far and what songs you agree and disagree with us on. Six more months to go!

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  1. JaeJoong is not included because the list was getting too long. You guys must be short on brains to exclude JYJ members from your list all the time since their music is better than most of what you did include. ..Everybody is entitled to their opinion…even me.

  2. Mikael Chuaungo

    Cmon Martina get your earwax cleaned, “Wash yo Naym ” was gooddddd :D :D

  3. kakaphilia

    The one that moved me to subscribed is yout music taste guys,, i’m glad that you put Tarzan here,,its so catchy,,and for ADTOY, after few months now I can sing all the rap lines, so happy to sing the whole song since it always in my playlist :)

  4. asdfghjkl

    i cant believe…. how can u miss i got a boy by girls generation

  5. Karen Poulin

    UMMMMM…..Hello, Martina~! Reggaeton, absent in Korea? HAHAHAHAJLDFKJSDFLKASDJFSALDJFHAHAHAHA! No. Bobby Kim is said to be the Godfather of Korean reggae, and what about Stony Skunk, made up of Skull and Kush who were in YG Family? there are plenty of other artists, but those guys are my favs <3 Just sayin, Reggae is done and done well in Korea. Bobby Kim released an album last year, and you can watch Stony Skunk's Ragga Muffin and Boomdi Boomdi. Those are my favs. I LOVE YOU, PLEASE DON'T KILL ME!

  6. Leina Grace

    I couldn’t do a video response on YouTube, so I give you this: http://youtu.be/4pj3k5O0acI

  7. For me it would b jaejoong mine and one kiss

  8. Kealii Sanchez

    T-ara ^.^ <3

  9. Naomi Censored

    … would it be blasphemy to say that actually, SNSD’s “I Got A Boy” is in fact one of my favourite songs of the year so far? *hides*

    And so, for that matter, is SHINee’s “Why So Serious”… *pulls rug over head*

    EDIT: just cuz I can, my other faves include:
    One Shot by BAP
    It’s Over by Lee Hi
    Wild by 9Muses
    Dolls by 9Muses
    Bad Girls by Lee Hyori
    Beatles by GI

    And honourable mention to CL’s The Baddest Female which I don’t LOVE but do quite like. :)

  10. Luci Georgieva

    I agree with you for T-ara, actually. The song was really fun and catchy and just make you wanna dance this chest move that makes me look like a monkey -_-. The only think I don’t like is the lond MV, so I prefer to watch the dance version. I really don’t like when the song gets interrupted in the video.
    “The art of seduction” and “Smoky girl” on the other hand are not my favorite song. They are good but not really memorably for me. The MV to “The art of sudiction” on the other hand is amazing.
    For my favorites… Well, I must say “I got a boy” XD. Really, I kinda understand why people can not like it but for me it was one of the best songs so far. It’s catchy and fun and I just want to dance on it. It gets me in a really good move. Great song.

    Then it’s Shinee. I think I like “Why so serious” a little bit better than “Dream girl” because Dream girl was like a safe song for me. It’s really good but it’s not something… I don’t know, it’s normal really good, not extraordinary.

    Just recently I found: GI – Beatles. It’s so good! The dance, the melody, the singing. It’s really funcky, I love the group. I think they’re rocky so I will be rooting for them.

    And there is: Girl’s day – Expectation (the MV kind of boring, but the song itself is great) and T-ara & The see ya & 5Dolls & SPEED – Painkiller (a balad and it’s really sad in a crazy way – the MV and the song, that I’m really digging it)

  11. WHAT ABOUT BIG BAAAAAAANG???!!! TTT.TTT c’mon I’m crying now…

  12. Mblaq Forever

    Mblaq Smoky Girl this song comes out of the typical kpop

  13. simone.meijer

    haha i never saw you guise argue as much as in this video

  14. Sara Suzanne Berg

    I think you should do a list of your least favorite songs lol.
    I agreed with everything on the list except “what’s your name”
    I have it but I can’t get past the first 10 seconds before I skip to another song lol.
    I have to add another one though: Lee Hi’s “It’s Over” I love that song and listen to it a lot. Oh, and “24/7″ by 2Yoon. I love that song too.

  15. ELForever

    Why no Henry’s Trap and CNblue I’m Sorry?
    ShiNee’s why so serious is good too

  16. Rian Brooke Foley

    you should totally do a worst songs video! that would make my life!

  17. Michikohime

    Usually, I agree with Simon on almost every song he loves.
    – I’m totally on his side about T-ara being a lot better than Heo Young Saeng, I cannot get enough of “Jeon Won Diary”, it’s on my 2013 favorite playlist for sure. I didn’t care that much about “The Art of Seduction”, but I’ll try it once more, just to see, sometimes those songs grows on you.

    BUT
    – I couldn’t agree more with Martina about totally disliking “What’s Your Name”, who is in fact probably the WORST 4minutes song, EVAAAAR! But I’m still listening to “Standing Still”, who is maybe one of the greatest U-KISS song, at least in my book. Then again, I’m not into Jeajoong’s Mine, at all…

    That said, here’s some of my 2013 favorite :
    – “Welcome”/Jay Park : It somewhat pass through without getting enough acknowledgement, just like some Lee Hyori song, since it came out so close to “JOAH”. But the more I listen to it, the more I like it. It’s more slow, like “Star”, and it’s more like a “come to bed” song. But it’s just really awesome. It would be the best IF he didn’t say “Iphone” in the middle of it. Ahhh, Jay Park…
    – “JOAH”/Jay Park : I’m not Jay Park bias, at all, but I really enjoy this song and still listen to it a lot. It’s so bubbly and it makes me think of my boyfriend.
    – Any VIXX song : VIXX is just incredible, the combine the gansta part of BAP, the dark side of (is there a really dark Kpop boy group? I cannot recall any, so maybe they’re it) and the more commercial boyband-ish side of any big Kpop boyband group (ok, except BigBang, since no band is like BigBang).
    – “Crescendo”/Akdong Musicians : I love them. They’re different and fresh and joyful. “Crescendo” is so full of fun. It’s they’re greatest, but I’m listening a lot to “I Love You” lately, who is great to.
    – “Yoboseyo”/NU’EST : Still not tired of it, in my mind, it’s they’re best.
    – “Amor Mio”/Lee Hyori : So beautifully sung and soo moving. The best Kpop ballad I’ve ever heard I think

    I know it’s not exactly Kpop, but I’m really into the remix of “Everybody” by Mongoose and Mindopener. The MV is really great too.

    —-

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do a worst Kpop songs of 2013, it would be so funny!

  18. Man I feel like I was just watching the first KMM yesterday!

  19. Jill Wingert

    U-KISS- Standing Still & uBEAT should have been on this list!!!!!! I can’t believe that Sistar19- Gone Not Around Any Longer wasn’t on this list. Some songs that I really liked this year were Jaejoong- Mine, SuJu- Breakdown, BAP- One Shot, Vixx- Hyde, Exo- Wolf (They’d probably put it on the list of worst songs along with GG- I Got a Boy), Infinite- Man In Love, B1A4- What’s Going On, Henry- Trap & CN Blue- I’m Sorry.

    Their list: 1) 2PM- ADTOY~ I agree this song is amazing, but I liked Come Back When You Hear This Song just as much. 2) N4- Jeonwon Diary~ Amazing! It’s so catchy. I prefer the dance version of this MV. 3) MBLAQ- Smoky Girl~ I like this song, but I think it’s their worst song. Wait!?! I might like it more than Oh Yeah haha, but I Stay, Cry, Run & This is War are soooooo good. 4) PSY- Gentleman~ HATE, HATE, HATE. I really don’t like it. As for Gangnam Style, I’d die happy if I never had to hear that again. I continue to like the song Right Now. 5)Heo Young Saeng- The Art of Seduction~ Completely agree with Simon’s opinion. I think it’s awful & I’d put this on a list for the worst songs of the year along with CL’s solo. I liked Heo Young Saeng’s other solo songs like Let it Go & Cry, but this one repulses me T_T. 6) Lee Hi- Rose~ I dunno why, but I just don’t like this singer. Not my style I guess. I do like other YG artists. 7) Wonderboys- Tarzan~ Somehow I missed this song & I’m glad that I did. 8) 4minute- What’s Your Name~ I like this group, but it’s their worst song.

  20. Cynthia Murillo

    EXO-Wolf! Dream girl-SHINee!!! ViXX-hyde!!!!! <—– what about those

  21. OMG!!!!! I totally agree with you on A.D.T.O.Y!!!!!! Yes! Everything from the hypnotic robotic voice in the background to the self groping/making out dance (what was up with that dance????) Everything you said about this song is exactly what I thought about when I first heard it. I was hoping you guise would do a KMM on it but oh well. Glad to see we had agreeing opinions on this song. BTW I never really thought about it but you are so right! They do sound horny xD

    Also, I think the A.D.T.O.Y dance should be the new “Ayyyyy Gurl-Rolling Down the Sexy Window” for this year.

  22. noseefood

    to the geonwon ilgee… mind your own business…

  23. disqus_BL7plYwg1a

    They mean smoky gurl as in “Smokin hot girl ” I think …

  24. I totally agree with four of the songs, them being Lee Hi’s Rose, 2PM’s A.D.T.O.Y, PSY’s Gentleman, & Wonder Boyz’ Tarzan. I love those songs!!! Thanks for showing me Wonder Boyz’ Tarzan. I listen to it all the time now and I told my friends about it and they liked it. I still don’t know about the creeper in the video (lol) but the song is GREAT!!! The same can be said about 2PM’s A.D.T.O.Y & Lee Hi’s Rose – they’re singing is amazing! Lee Hi just totally amazes me with her awesome mature vocals and 2PM’s high pitched singing in their song is what made me love the song. And PSY is just in a class of his own. I agree with the whole writing him off as a one hit wonder and how annoying that is. But that’s just the ignorant people that didn’t know about him before Gangnam Style. And to those I say, you have been deprived of a really great artist & now that you know him & his music – you’re just writing him off as a comedic one hit wonder which is not the case. But anyhoo, I love Shake It, Right Now, & It’s Art. My mom started liking Psy when she saw him perform Shake It on top of the round moving platform on my 2011 YG Family Concert DVD. lol. I have a recent song that I really really like that came out this first half of the year BUT I already know how you guys feel about it so I won’t go there. lol. But yeah, let’s hope more awesomeness comes our way in KPOP in the next six months! I’m looking forward to 2NE1, that’s if YG keeps his promise & the schedule on track. -_-

  25. Guise, guise, guise.
    Exo’s My Lady.
    O_O

  26. funnylittlefishy

    wow did yall forget about all the great stuff that came out in the beginning of the year? infinite H’s whole mini was amazing how did NONE of those songs make the cut? especially over T-ara and 4minute…. /side eyes simon hardcore for those picks…. i also would’ve put Dream Girl on this list, and Henry’s Trap and just… oh god there were so many great songs that were passed up…. JOAH, B1A4’s what’s going on? i also super disagree with you guys about smoky girl though…. sigh… maybe we just have different tastes. (I’m also assuming you’re just talking about title tracks bc otherwise i’d mention exo and shinee’s recent albums, excluding the title songs haha)

  27. Jenny Equality Lau

    I LOVE Wonder Boyz’s Tarzan And MBLAQ’s Smoky Girl, though I thought it was a bit anticlimatic after This is War. I still LOVE it, but…. *agreeing with Martina* NOT their best song ever.
    I will agree that Gentleman and ADTOY were both really good songs, but play it one too many times and it becomes totally annoying. The high notes in ADTOY always bugged me anyway. Not sure why.

  28. Why didn’t you guys put 4Minute’s cover of “Milkshake” on the list? :) Seriously though, I personally would put VIXX’s “Hyde” on this list. I agree with almost all of your picks. I really didn’t like “Smoky Girl” when I first heard it, but the more I heard it the more it grew on me. I’m at the point where I actually like it now.
    Thanks for the video!

  29. I haven’t been so updated with kpop lately but from whatever new songs I’ve been listening to, these are my best of 2013:

    8- this love – shinhwa ( this song is there because it makes me laugh , I swear shinhwa are trolling us all )

    7-A.D.T.O.Y – 2pm

    6- baby don’t cry – EXO .. (pretend oolf never existed and just take a look at the gems in the album)

    5-babay – zion T .. (because you can never get enough zion T)

    4- bad girl – bumkey ft other people .. (the only good “bad girl” song this year)

    3-miss korea – lee hyori

    2- I gota boy munchin – snsd ( because am biased )

    1- sweet dreams – MFBTY ..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFDD_3IV7fU

  30. Wash your nay. LOL MBLAQ’s “Smoky Girl” is my favorite song of the summer. It’s so good!!! Music’s on point, video’s on point, CHOREO’S on point. The only thing I can’t get behind in is Thunder’s pink hair. It seems like the Park siblings are forever in charge of crazy hairstyles in their respective groups. I also love Lee Hi’s “Rose”. I’m not a fan of her, but I’m definitely a fan of this song. It fits Lee Hi’s cold charisma perfectly. As for “Jeon Won Diary” & “What’s Your Name”, I definitely agree with Martina. I can’t get into these songs either.

  31. I totes thinks you should make a video of the worst songs of the yearrr

  32. Kaitlin Beranek

    About the dance for Gentleman… I don’t think that can be considered Gentleman choreo, since it was taken directly from Brown Eyed Girls, can it? Even though it is catchy like dances used to be, since it’s old choreo!

  33. No SISTAR </3
    I loved both Gone Not Around Any Longer and Give it to Me, but I understand that people have different opinions….

  34. GermaineTelle

    To my surprise, none of Simon and Martina’s picks were mine at all, but ah the magic of these two – there’s so much joy and energy in their opinions. I watched the entire playlist just to hear all their favorites.

    Young Saeng – Art of Seduction – I really liked it this time. I’d thought it too cute the last time, but without the primary colors in the video, its just a fun song. If anything, the video now seems mature, because it deals with obsession,

    Mblaq – Smoky Girl – Nice song, but still a 1-sigma for me. Mblaq has never reaches 2-sigma for me, be it song, singing, dance or dancing. (Same problem with U-Kiss.) They’re good, sometimes really good, but never really, really good.

    2pm – ADTOY – As Martina pointed out, it had this manly sound, and I was enjoying this, as well as the minimal dancing, but then the falsettos started, pooniya, pooniya, pooniya. Sigh. I liked the black and white here better than in Smoky Girl, but they seem to have run out of budget with the chairs.

    Psy – Gentleman – I find the video really crass. That’s the thing with crude humor, everybody’s got a line somewhere, and this one crossed mine. So, I tried to listen with my eyes closed, aaaand, I still don’t like the song. I liked Champion and It’s Art a lot, and even Gangnam Style grew on me after a while. The sound in Gentleman is just so processed, and yet there are many other songs with over processed sound that I enjoy. Perhaps there just wasn’t enough of anything else to hold my interest, besides a strong beat.

    Wonder Boys – Tarzan – I really like this on second hearing. Wow. I really like the beat, and learnt a new term, “raggaeton”. I like how the wolf cry is made music, and is not just sound effects like the other one.

    Lee Hi – Rose – Simon, you can be proud of your student; the English is a 5 out of 5. Her voice is wonderful. The song is nice and sultry, nice and sultry, still nice and sultry, and yet more nice and sultry. After about two minutes plus, I got a little restless, and it was actually an effort to listen all the way to the end.

    T-ara N4 – Countryside Diary – I like this song now. I had earlier disliked the whole Paris Hilton I’m-so-interesting-being-a-fail-at-honest-labor thing, argh have a bit of self respect already. The live performances didn’t help, since it was T-ara singing without Soyeon’s mellow and stable voice. But this time around, i found the country colors are warm and cheerful, and likewise the song.

    4 minute – What’s Your Name – Still not excited about this song. For the record, What A Girl Wants is one of my all I time favorites.

    2013 songs I really liked
    An incomplete list in no particular order
    Vixx – Hyde
    Nuest – Hello
    Teen Top – Miss Right
    9 Muses – Wild
    Lee Hyori – Miss Korea
    Glam – I Like That

  35. Drake Eldridge

    Omg I agree with you both sooo much. I got into kpop cause of psy gangnam style but then found eatyourkimchi and I feel in love with so many songs. And I listened to a heap of psys others and I can say gentleman is amazing and I like it just as much as gangnam style. But my all time fav is The Art Of Suduction by Heo Young Saeng. Fav kpop song eva. And all the songs on this list, yes even Jeon Won Diary, are on my favs list. This year I listened to a lot of kpop so far and I trust you with choosing tasteful songs since you got so many of my favs as urs so we have the same taste in kpop. Thabks for this awesome list.

  36. Rychele Tacadena

    I would love to hear a least favorite list!

  37. Gemma Deacon
    Gemma Deacon

    I too like Jeon Won Diary. It’s fun and catchy :D I also like Tarzan too. That song is just awesome. But my favourite song of the year so far is Nod Along (끄덕여줘) by M.I.B. I like it when artists or groups that I’m not really fussed about their music come out with an awesome song and I’m just like “Oh my glob this song needs to be on my iPod ASAP!” One more play and it’ll be in the top 25 most played! Yay! ^_^

  38. Lita Elisabeth

    I agree with Martina on A.D.T.O.Y, the moment I hear the song first time, I kept replaying it and singing it all over the house, my brother went mad at me :D
    And also, Rose is a very likable song. Even though at first I got disappointed with no climax, but after a while, I got used to it.
    Between T-Ara N4 and 4 Minute (both released almost the same time?), I choose T-Ara’s because it has more upper beats compared to “What’s Your Name.”
    And yes, Wonderboyz’s Tarzan is a must because of the uniqueness of the song. I was surprised when it came out, even the video was well edited (on my opinion).
    Last, but not least, and yes, I agree with you guys again, MBLAQ’s Somky Girl is THE BEST SONG OF THE YEAR. I can repeat it all the time without having my brother mad at it because it’s so smooth, you don’t even realise it when it was over.

    What I might add up is Akdong Musician’s “I Love You”. LOVE THE SONG so much, it helps get through the difficult times throughout this month :)
    (But does it consider as K-Pop?)
    And also, K-Will’s “Love Blossom” and Girl’s Day “Expectation” is also my favorite this year.

    NO, you should not make any review of your least favorite. I don’t want to see you guys dealing with new wave of haters coming from fandoms who disagree with your opinion. It’s better to protect yourself by not doing anything that could harm you than doing it and then regretting it. (Complex sentence is complex. Skip if you want.)

  39. I normally don’t comment, but had to chime in here. Def agree and became borderline obsessed with Art of Seduction, Wonder Boys, and 2pm. (I am actually a new 2pm fan when previously was more ambivalent about them because of both of their new releases. I even like the cheesy dance).. Also really like Smoky Girl (and the leg dragging dance) and enjoyed the T-ara 4 song. But one of my favorite songs of the year has got to be Vixx’s Hyde!!! Everything about that video, concept and dance is on point! It made me a huge Vixx fan (I also now really love On and On).

    Also not mentioned is Jay Park’s Joah which is pretty fantastic, and Nu’est Hello which I also obsessed over.

    Great Post idea!

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