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 2011 Overall Thoughts
Despite the short turnaround time, my favorite March 2011 releases closely mirrored the highlights from January. We had two quick-as-lightning comebacks and repackages here, and neither disappointed. My number one pick just happens to be one of my favorite K-pop songs of all time. Number two (surprisingly) goes to a novelty song that’s more addictive and better executed than it had any right to be.
Speaking of groups often associated with novelty, I want to give a special shout-out to Orange Caramel’s Bangkok City, which would have easily rocketed into my top three during a weaker month. This song kicked off a particularly solid era in the group’s singles run that would continue through 2011 and onward. 4Minute also deserve props for book-ending the month with both a J-pop and K-pop release.
No big debuts this March, though U-Kiss returned with an overhauled line-up and a new sound. 0330 remains a great classic boy group track, and the guys would go on to follow it with even stronger material. ZE:A continued making up for the embarrassment that was 2010’s Mazeltov. They’d also move onto amazing things in the near future.
Orange Caramel – Bangkok City (video)
U-Kiss – 0330 (video)
ZE:A – Here I Am (video)
4Minute – Heart To Heart (video)
TOP THREE SONGS
3. TVXQ – Before U Go
2. UV & Park Jinyoung – Itaewon Freedom
1. Infinite – Nothing’s Over (review)