At the end of each month, I look back at my three favorite title tracks by k-pop artists. I take my own ratings into account, but there’s a bit of wiggle room as certain songs tend to grow or fade.
August 2017 Overall Thoughts
August was a weird month. Based on prior releases, if you would have asked me four weeks ago who my top three would be, I would have quickly said NCT Dream, GFriend and Taeyang… probably in that order. All those acts easily made it into my honorable mentions, but August’s cream of the crop ended up being three songs by groups who’ve never made my top three before. Two are complete rookies, while one is an established act who really hasn’t released new material since this blog started. All in all, August continued the 2017 trend of many solid tracks but few total knockouts. Still, this month was a step up from August of last year, even if I feel like we continue to wait for an extended streak of amazing releases. Hopefully the fall will deliver.
Month Cumulative Rating: 7.7
(compiled by averaging the scores of every kpop review from this month)
Babylon – LALALA (ft. Chungha) (review)
GFriend – Love Whisper (review)
Golden Child – DamDaDi (review)
Girls’ Generation – Holiday (review)
N.Flying – The Real (review)
NCT Dream – We Young (review)
Pristin – We Like (review)
Samuel – Sixteen (review)
Sonamoo – Friday Night (review)
Taeyang – Darling (review)
Winner – Island / Love Me Love Me (review 1 / 2)
TOP THREE SONGS
3. Girls’ Generation – All Night (review)
2. ONF – On/Off (review)
1. Wanna One – Energetic (review)
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Really happy to see you enjoyed ONF’s debut so much. I have a great fondness for all of WM Ent’s artists and I’ve actually been anticipating their new boy group since early last year…it was a huge relief to listen through their mini album and find it to be such a solid release. I have high hopes for them!
We’ve still got a few months to go, but they’re definitely in the running for my favorite rookie of the year.
All Night at #3? que?
For me, All Night was consistently outstanding. But the other two songs just grew into favorites as the month went on.
I’m generally surprised to see Wanna One take your number 1 spot. I enjoy the song but I think its a little generic and it annoys me that they only have half of a final chorus.
Personally I would say
All Night at #1
Love Me Love Me #2
Then a fight between N.Flying and Pristin for #3
I think KCON definitely helped. That song was played everywhere.
Yayayaya Girls Generation
Queen of Kpop
I like ONF but not their title track, my favourite song from them is “Original” so if you can check it out!
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