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!
September 2012 Overall Thoughts
September tends to be pretty light for K-pop releases due to the Chuseok holiday, but even though September 2012 saw fewer comebacks than previous months, it was still jam-packed with classics. I mean, I don’t even know how to choose between some of these songs! It’s just incredible stuff, back-to-back.
I really wanted to focus on some of the stellar girl group releases of the month, but in the end three male artists took my top spots – and one is actually a debut!
Still, songs like Orange Caramel’s Lipstick, T-ara’s Sexy Love and Spica’s I’ll Be There deserve all the praise they can get. As far as K-pop goes, we’re talking the A-list here. Huge choruses, fun instrumentals and incredible energy.
Elsewhere, we’ve got an excellent New Jack Swing track from BTOB, the promising debut of boy group 24K and an underrated EDM anthem from soloist Anda. But, nothing quite compares to the towering masterpiece that finds itself in my number one spot. It’s still one of my favorite K-pop songs of all time – the perfect melding of artist and musical trend.
24K – Hurry Up (video)
Anda – Hypnotize (video)
BTOB – Wow (video)
G-Dragon – Crayon (video)
Orange Caramel – Lipstick (video)
Spica – I’ll Be There (video)
T-ara – Sexy Love (video)
TOP THREE SONGS
3. 100% – Bad Boy
2. G-Dragon – One Of A Kind (review)
1. TVXQ – Catch Me