Looking Back: The Top Three K-Pop Songs of September 2010

Monthly Round-UpSince 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 2010 Overall Thoughts

As September can sometimes be, September of 2010 was pretty sparse on releases. Luckily, the comebacks that did happen were quite strong.

The month was dominated by YG’s 2NE1, who released their first full album with a three day blitz of title tracks. YG used to do this quite often, and I kind of miss having an entire week of new releases from one artist. For me, the quality of these singles varied, but Can’t Nobody remains one of the group’s defining works.

My favorite release from this month is Beast’s Breath. This was actually one of the very first K-pop tracks that caught my interest. I don’t listen to it all that much these days, but that electro breakdown is still iconic. What a timeless jam!

September also delivered solid follow-ups from BoA, Miss A and a quick comeback from Son Dam Bi. It marked the (pre) debut of the underrated Co-Ed School, who paved the way for other mixed gender groups like KARD and Checkmate, along with the full debut of rapper San E.

Honorable Mentions

Co-Ed School – Too Late (video)

Miss A – Breathe (video)

San E – Tasty San (video)

Son Dam Bi – dB Rider (video)

Trax – Oh! My Goddess (video)

2NE1 – Clap Your Hands / Go Away (video / video)


3. BoA – Copy & Paste

2. 2NE1 – Can’t Nobody

1. Beast – Breath


21 thoughts on “Looking Back: The Top Three K-Pop Songs of September 2010

  1. I Really Love Breathe! It’s one of my favorite Beast songs and I’d certainly rate it either a 9.25 or a 9.5.

    Yes, Other songs also exist this month.


    • This song is just epic! Normally, I don’t like anime songs because of their tendency of not fleshing out their melodies, but this song is just an activation of choirs! Absolutely epic, and that instrumental? Totally engaging.


    • Pretty cool! Not planning on reviewing much anime music (unless it’s by acts I already review), but it’s always fun to see how dramatic and theatrical it can get.


    • I haven’t actually watched AoT but this fits the epic and dark image of the series perfectly.

      Now that we’re on the topic of anime songs, I would like to recommend Sangatsu no Lion’s openings – yes, all of them. They stand on their own in my opinion, with soaring choruses. This one especially: “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRWQckbQ9tQ”


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  4. “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH1E-lvHD2w”

    This sounds better!

    They have such good songs here, and they chose….Breaking dawn?

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