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!
December 2013 Overall Thoughts
We’ve reached the end of 2013’s run on my “Looking Back” series!
As usual, December was filled with a lot of holiday releases. In fact, compared to other years it was absolutely stuffed with Christmassy songs. I won’t bother with most of them, but my number one pick of the month happens to be a seasonal track, and one that has become a staple on my playlist every year. I absolutely adore it.
Producers Sweetune also make an appearance in my top three, as they have during four other months this year. And rounding out the top three is an underrated track by a soloist from one of K-pop’s biggest groups during this era.
My honorable mentions have quite a few seasonal tracks, some of which don’t sound Christmassy at all or are just repurposed b-sides given low-budget, behind-the-scenes videos. That’s to be expected during notoriously slow December.
With that said, there were a few non-holiday comebacks worth noting. T-ara continued their strong singles run, Son Dam Bi made a long-awaited return and IU closed out her year with the very popular Friday.
Bestie – Zzang Christmas (video)
Crayon Pop – Lonely Christmas (video)
Heyne – Love007 (video)
IU – Friday (ft. Jang Yijeong) (video)
M.I.B – Let’s Talk About You (ft. Bomi) (video)
Park Bom & Lee Hi – All I Want For Christmas Is You (video)
SHINee – Colorful (video)
Son Dam Bi – Red Candle (video)
T-ara – Do You Know Me (video)
Troublemaker, G.Na & Ryu Hyunjin – Smile Again (video)
Wa$$up – La Pam Pam Pa (video)
TOP THREE SONGS
3. Yong Junhyung (Beast) – Flower
2. Nine Muses – Glue
1. EXO – Miracles In December