I’ve listed my “top tens” for many artists, but it’s time to rummage through entire discographies and rank every single from worst to best. This feature will primarily tackle groups who have disbanded or gone on indefinite hiatus. It’s a way for me to re-evaluate my initial thoughts on their singles run. Don’t be surprised if the order has changed from past countdowns. These things are always in flux!
It’s always nice to spotlight a group who once ruled the charts but now feel a little underrated. Girl’s Day have plenty of highlights in their discography — and of course a few duds as well…
17. White Day (2013)
A humdrum ballad with a barely-there music video.
16. I Miss You (2014)
Another ballad. Slightly less humdrum and paired with a music video that isn’t just pictures hanging from trees.
15. Tilting My Head (2010)
Well, at least it’s never boring… I guess? Those vocal effects are a choice. (full review)
14. How About Me? (2010)
Boilerplate, early-2010’s dance pop. But, it’s breezy and fun.
13. Hello Bubble (2015)
You can’t expect much from CF tracks, but this one’s stronger than most. The chorus is nice.
12. I’ll Be Yours (2017)
The group’s final comeback and a pretty fierce pop track. It sounds a lot like Ailee, actually. (full review)
11. Ring My Bell (2015)
Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate Ring My Bell’s frantic energy. I hated it at first, but it’s aged well. (full review)
10. Twinkle Twinkle (2011)
Girl’s Day had a great run of these quicky, sugary synth songs. Twinkle Twinkle feels a bit like a novelty track, but its chorus is fantastic.
9. Hug Me Once (2011)
I love the insistent electronic stabs that drive this song. It’s like a pop pinwheel, twirling faster and faster as it gains momentum.
8. Oh! My God (2012)
This feels like it could’ve been a hit for SNSD, but I’m glad Girl’s Day have it in their arsenal. It’s such a enjoyable head rush of fizzy electronics.
7. Female President (2013)
Female President was a real about face for the group, incorporating electric guitar into its bombastic self-empowerment energy.
6. Don’t Flirt (2011)
I’ve always had a soft spot for this weird little track. For whatever reason, it reminds me of something Abba would create at their most unapologetically bonkers.
5. Something (2014)
The sultriest song in Girl’s Day’s arsenal, Something is a gorgeous mix of coos and whispers. It’ll sneak up on you.
4. Expectation (2013)
One of the big watershed moments in Girl’s Day’s trajectory, Expectation stands as a K-pop dance classic. What great melodies!
3. Darling (2014)
I know this probably isn’t the “best” Girl’s Day song out there, but it’s one of my most played. It evokes summer so perfectly and I adore the breathy vocal performance. (full review)
2. Nothing Lasts Forever (2010)
The extended outro on this track is such a rush. Nothing Lasts Forever hooks you immediately but gradually transcends its tropes to blossom into something quite spectacular.
1. Don’t Forget Me (2012)
One of my favorite K-pop songs, period. It’s a real tears-on-the-dancefloor moment, evoking wistful emotion while clobbering you over the head with its perfectly calibrated chorus. It doesn’t get much better than this.