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 2011 Overall Thoughts
As is often the case with K-pop, February of 2011 was a total lull compared to the months around it. There weren’t many high-profile releases, though the month was dominated by a couple of the industry’s biggest names.
Bigbang released their highly anticipated mini album Tonight — their first new Korean work in over two years. I don’t consider its title track to be one of the group’s better offerings, but is an easy standout in a weak month. And, it would be followed by a killer repackage single in the spring. Elsewhere, IU and MBLAQ re-released their albums with ho-hum new material and PSY continued to milk his fifth full-length with one last stellar single.
My top three picks are similar in their bombast, each going over-the-top with surging instrumentals and big, anthemic hooks. My sole honorable mention is a very close fourth place, but other than that there just wasn’t much happening this month. That’s okay. 2011 was about to blow up as we moved into the spring and summer.
Super Junior-M – Perfection (video)
TOP THREE SONGS
3. Bigbang – Tonight
2. Kahi – Come Back You Bad Boy
1. PSY – It’s Art