There are few things I enjoy more than a great summertime song. They’re bright, they’re exciting, and they remind me of my favorite time of the year.
There’s no telling what this summer in K-pop will bring, but over the next few weeks I’ll be flashing back each day, showcasing a highlight from past summers. The rules are simple: I fire up my carefully compiled “K-pop summer” playlist, hit ‘shuffle,’ and if the song that pops up hasn’t already been featured on the site, it gets a post and mini-review of its own.
So, get ready for a summer of K-pop on The Bias List!
(View all the Summer of K-pop songs here)
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Red Velvet – You Better Know (2017)
Red Velvet crafted the quintessential summer 2017 album with Red Flavor, and the pulse-pounding You Better Know stands as one of its highlights. The track barrels forward with the best kind of EDM power, climaxing in a gargantuan chorus that harnesses one of the group’s strongest melodies. Wendy has never been better utilized in a dance track, unleashing that megawatt voice via a melody that stretches to the heavens. Girl groups don’t often adopt this powerful, club-ready sound, but when they do it’s a transcendent experience. The song becomes even more majestic as additional synths join the party during the bridge, building to an explosive, vocal-rich finale.
Red Velvet’s 2017 was astonishing. That ‘The Red Summer’ + ‘The Perfect Velvet’ one-two punch remains perfect.
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This is absolute favorite b-side of Red Velvet. It’s the perfect summer song and they did SUCH A SMART MOVE to promote it with Red Flavor because that combo has ruled my summer playlist for years now.
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Have to agree with you on this, definitely one of my favourite red b-side tracks. The live performance of this song is always so ebullient, it’s pretty obvious the girls love performing it.
Will we get a Loving U review as a part of this feature or would that be a Legendary Song post? It’s been mentioned countless times but never got its own post.
That’s a good question that I’m not sure I have an answer to yet. We’ll see if it pops up on my shuffle. Either way, it’s definitely worth a Legendary Song post.