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!
February 2012 Overall Thoughts
For me, February 2012 is all about one group. It was the month where Bigbang gradually unveiled their highly-anticipated comeback album, pre-releasing two tracks with a third iconic single to drop in early March prior to the full album release. More on that one next time! For now, it will surprise no one that both Blue and Bad Boy fared very well on this monthly round-up. Imagine a world where these two classic songs arrived in the space of a single week. That was the reality in late-February.
Elsewhere, YG Entertainment scored another solid hit with SE7EN’s catchy dance track Somebody Else, and boy group Block B really found their footing with NalinA, which single-handedly catapulted them to stardom.
It was also a strong month for girl group releases. Great songs from Brave Girls, miss A and Spica helped round out my picks, with one making my top three. And perhaps most notably, February 2012 saw the debut of EXID, who would go on to receive unprecedented viral fame in late 2014.
Block B – NalinA (video)
Brave Girls – Nowadays, You (video)
EXID – Whoz That Girl (review)
LEDApple – Time Is Up (video)
miss A – Touch (video)
SE7EN – Somebody Else (video)
TOP THREE SONGS
3. Spica – Russian Roulette
2. Bigbang – Bad Boy
1. Bigbang – Blue