Since the start of The Bias List in January 2016, I’ve always looked back at my three favorite title tracks by K-pop artists each month. Now, it’s time to look even further into the past, one month at a time. And, yes, the top three rankings count toward The Bias List’s personal artist scorecard!
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March 2015 Overall Thoughts
After a relatively slow start to the year, March of 2015 set things in motion for a continuous stretch of excellent releases that would last long into the fall. Looking back, I’m shocked at how stacked this month was, especially for late-winter/early-spring when the industry tends to be pretty slow.
SM Entertainment, in particular, had a very strong month. Three major releases, back-to-back, helped to generate an exciting sense of momentum. Surprisingly, other agencies didn’t back down from the competition, as the entire month was filled with comebacks from groups both big and small. We even got a direct SM/JYP showdown on March 30th.
So many of my honorable mentions from this month could have been strong number one picks in 2019, and it kills me to leave off highlights from acts like Red Velvet, Crayon Pop and Shannon. But, I had to structure this list around my own musical preferences, and my top three tracks were just too strong to overcome.
B.I.G – Between Night ‘n Music (video)
Boyfriend – Bounce (video)
CLC – Pepe (video)
Crayon Pop – FM (video)
Fiestar – You’re Pitiful (video)
Ga-In – Paradise Lost (video)
Hotshot – Midnight Sun (video)
Lovelyz – Hi~ (video)
Miss A – Only You (video)
N-Sonic – Blackout (video)
Red Velvet – Ice Cream Cake (video)
Shannon – Why Why (video)
TOP THREE SONGS
3. Xia Junsu – Flower (ft. Tablo)
2. Super Junior-D&E – Growing Pains
1. EXO – Call Me Baby