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[Best of the Best] Top Songs of 2015

miss A - ColorsBoA - Kiss My Lips APink - Pink Memory SNSD - Lionheart
Another year down and so that means it’s time for the one post that’s managed to survive from the very beginning of when we started this blog: songs of the year.  This year, I found myself disappointed with my normal groups and expanding to newer ones.  I seem to take a year off when searching for new groups as the same thing happened in 2013, whereas 2014 was exclusively old biases.  I hope everyone is having a joyous holiday season and best wishes for all in 2016.

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[Best of the Best] T-ara Edition

T-ara - So Crazy

I know I’m late on this post considering the anniversary was over a week ago, but better late than never right?  I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to make this list for my favorite kpop group and so I wanted to make sure I got everything right.  That said, happy 6th anniversary to T-ara!  Here’s to another 6!

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[Girl Group Wars] Top Girl Group Visuals 2015 Edition

Girl Groups - 04

Another year, another update.  Whereas the last update was really just a reshuffle of the order of the original list, this year brings several new faces.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m a year older or if my tastes changed, but even I was kind of surprised at how different this year’s list was.  Just like last year, the arbitrary visual designation does not apply; everyone is eligible.

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[Best of the Best] Top Song Ranking

Girl Groups 01

Originally, this post was going to be a larger ranking of all the songs I’ve liked over the years, but that list ended up being way too hard to pare down to something reasonable.  I had to come up with some way to limiting it otherwise the list would just keep on growing.  In the end, I came up with these:

  1. To qualify for the list, an artist had to have more than one song that I particularly liked
  2. Only the top 20 in terms of number of songs liked would be on the list
  3. Of the artists that made the cut, I’d pick the song I liked the most
  4. In the case of a tie, the best song would be the tiebreaker
  5. Subunits/Solo Endeavors count under the main group

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[Best of the Best] Top Songs of 2014

coverAoA - Like a CatHong Jin Young - Cheer Upfx - Red Light

It’s hard to believe another year has passed and it’s 2015 already, and yet here we are.  I still wish I had more time to blog, but sadly real life responsibilities prevent me from doing so.  Obviously since we haven’t been active, we can’t sustain our view rate of previous years, but we’re still getting more than either thekoreanjjang or I expected when we started this in 2011.  Thank all of you once again for visiting the site and I hope everyone has a prosperous 2015.

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[Girl Group Wars] Top Girl Group Visuals 2014 Edition

Girl Groups 03

It’s been over two years since this post and so I decided to do a quick refresher just because of how popular the old one seemed to be.  The requirement that they be the face of the group was a bit too restrictive, and led to many a debate on comments, so this time I’m opening it up to all members.  So without further ado, here is my current list of the best looking idols.  As always, feel free to post your own list as well.

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[Best of the Best] Top Songs of 2013

Ailee - Doll House 4minute - Name is 4minute SISTAR - Give it to Me SNSD - I Got a Boy

Another year draws to a close so it’s time for my yearly lists.  I know this blog has been inactive for the most part due to the busy schedules of myself and Thekoreanjjang, but surprisingly we still get a decent amount of hits.  Hitting a million was something that neither of us could have anticipated and I thank everyone who has browsed through this site since it’s inception early last year.  Admittedly, most have come for the few drama recaps I did, but there are still a good number of you who have come and see our various musings on the world of Kpop.  Thank you all again for visiting and happy holidays.

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[Best of the Best] Top 5 Songs Not Promoted on Music Shows in 2012

Best 5 Songs Not Promoted on Music Shows

For obvious reasons, not all songs that get released can be promoted on music shows.  Artists pick the song that they think will do best and that’s their main track.  Here I’ll discuss 5 songs that may not have been promoted but I still very much enjoyed.

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[Best of the Best] Top 10 songs of 2012

f(x) - Electric Shock PSY - Oppa Gangnam Style SISTAR - Alone 4minute - Volume Up

2012 for me was the year of the soloist.  Most of the major groups put out songs this year, but most were fairly uninteresting for me(Secret’s “Talk That”, T-ara’s “Love Dovey” being among the few exceptions not mentioned below).  Of course, we can’t fail to mention Gangnam Style which blew up far more than anyone could have possibly anticipated, which again only highlights how good of a year it was for soloists.  When my friend in Peace Corp is telling me he’s even hearing it on local stations in South Africa, you know you’ve yourself a world-wide sensation.  Here I’ll discuss what I considered the best 10 songs of the last year.

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[Best of the Best] SNSD Edition

Five years ago, an unknown group of nine girls took the stage and began their singing careers.  Now, those same girls are one of the most popular girl groups in the world.  Happy 5th anniversary to SNSD!

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