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!
May 2012 Overall Thoughts
On May 15th, 2012, K-pop unleashed its apex moment — and the world got to experience the majesty that is The Chaser. Also on May 15th (decades earlier), I was born into this world. Yes, May 15th birthed two legends. Please, hold your applause.
Seriously, though, you already knew what was going to be my top pick in May, right? The fact that its release just happened to fall on my birthday is the universe telling us we were fated to be.
But as dominating as The Chaser is, May 2012 had plenty of other fruit to bear. It gave us the debuts of VIXX, Hello Venus, JJ Project and She’z (though most probably don’t remember that last one), each bounding out of the gate with solid songs. Xia Junsu’s incredible Tarantallegra very nearly made my top three, and probably would have been a number one pick in any month of 2020. Boy groups BTOB and DMTM each released their best singles yet.
Following The Chaser, my top three also consists of two groups who would blossom into long-term successes. Both delivered fun pop tracks with major earworms. What an incredible time for K-pop!
BTOB – Irresistible Lips (video)
DMTN – E.R. (video)
G.Na – 2Hot (video)
Hello Venus – Venus (video)
IU – Every End Of The Day (video)
JJ Project – Bounce (video)
She’z – My Way (video)
Sunny Hill – Do It (video)
VIXX – Super Hero (video)
Xia Junsu – Tarantallegra (ft. Flowsik) (video)
TOP THREE SONGS
3. Apink – Hush
2. B1A4 – Baby Good Night
1. Infinite – The Chaser (review)