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!
June 2011 Overall Thoughts
June is traditionally the musical start to Summer, and 2011 delivered its fair share of K-pop classics. It was a month dominated by girl groups, with one too many iconic songs to squeeze into a simple top three. For those who might be curious, T-ara’s iconic Roly-Poly was a very close fourth place and probably could have leapfrogged up a place depending on my mood.
Instead, I’ve got three absolute stunners — all performed by girl groups who have since disbanded. That’s a little depressing, but pop music is immortal and these songs will always be with us. My top choice, in particular, has been the K-pop gateway for many a new fan, despite being released almost a decade ago.
My honorable mentions include a solid follow-up from newly-debuted Block B, as well as a great GD & TOP song that was technically released in January. But, its unreleased music video didn’t see the light of day until June.
2PM – Hands Up (video)
Block B – Tell Them (video)
GD & TOP – Don’t Go Home (video)
T-ara – Roly-Poly (video)
TOP THREE SONGS
3. Rainbow – Sweet Dream
2. f(x) – Hot Summer
1. 2NE1 – I Am The Best