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!
Which month do you want to see next?
February 2015 Overall Thoughts
Though I had been following K-pop for years prior, the start of 2015 marked the first era where I actively kept up with every single new release. This was around the time that my music-listening became K-pop (and J-pop) exclusive. Western music began to leave me behind, and I haven’t really looked back since.
February of 2015 wasn’t a particularly packed month, but it did deliver some standouts. Looking back at my top picks and honorable mentions, it’s crazy to see how many of these acts have since disbanded or faded into memory. This was only five years ago, yet the K-pop landscape has changed so much.
All three of my top picks are from artists you don’t often see on my countdowns, but each song is memorable in a different way. 2015 really began to heat up in the spring and summer, and would offer more classic material as the year went on. February was more like a warm-up before the big guns made their comebacks.
On a less music-oriented note, I really wish I would’ve bought a physical copy of Nu’est’s I’m Bad single back when it was released. That album’s impossible to find nowadays!
Monsta X / No Mercy – Interstellar (ft. Yella Diamond) (video)
MYNAME – too very so MUCH (video)
Niel – Love killer (ft. Dok2) (video)
Nu’est – I’m Bad (video)
Rainbow – Black Swan (video)
Shinhwa – Memory (video)
TOP THREE SONGS
3. VIXX – Love Equation
2. Shinhwa – Sniper
1. 4minute – Crazy