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 2010 Overall Thoughts
May of 2010 was filled with more idol group releases than the months preceding it, as the industry was soon to enter its typically busy summer season. A few major debuts lurked just around the corner, but before that May saw comebacks from already-established favorites.
My favorite song this month comes from a boy group, but May as a whole was all about the girls. 4minute made a convincing return with the hard-hitting Huh, f(x) delivered their first mini album, Wonder Girls continued their retro streak and the ongoing Kara x Sweetune collaboration bore yet more fruit. Two of these four songs made it into my top three, but it was a fierce battle. They’re all great.
Boy group SS501 also returned with their final Korean hit. It’s not one of my personal favorite singles from them, but this is a group that is often ignored or forgotten by newer generations of fans. I’d recommend diving into their music. There are a lot of gems.
Taking repackages out of the equation, SM’s Super Junior made their first album comeback since the incredible success of 2009’s Sorry Sorry. Bonamana is sort of a “Sorry Sorry part two,” but I’d argue it’s even groovier.
MBLAQ – Y (video)
Monday Kiz – Don’t Go (video)
NS Yoon-G – Don’t Go Back (video)
SS501 – Love Ya (video)
Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears (video)
4minute – Huh (Hit Your Heart) (video)
TOP THREE SONGS
3. f(x) – Nu ABO (review)
2. Kara – We’re With You
1. Super Junior – Bonamana