Top 3 Songs of the Month

Monthly Round-Up

Compiling the very best k-pop releases every single month.


2020 / 2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / Artist Scorecard / Bias List Scorecard


2020

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2019

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2018

December
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2017

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2016

December
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2015

December
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2014

November
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2013

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2012

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2011

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Artist Scorecard

Korea has its music show wins, but I’ve got my top three songs of each month. Here’s a running tally of which artists have claimed the most top three honors:

 EXO 13
 Infinite 13
 Seventeen 11
 BTS 9
 Bigbang 7
 SHINee 7
 B1A4 6
 Golden Child 6
 Super Junior 6
 Beast 5
 Boyfriend 5
 Girls’ Generation 5
 Nine Muses 5
 VIXX 5
 2NE1 5
 ATEEZ 4
 Block B 4
 Cosmic Girls 4
 GFriend 4
 Lovelyz 4
 NCT Dream 4
 NCT 127 4
 Oh My Girl 4
 ONF 4
 Stray Kids 4
 Sungkyu 4
 Sunmi 4
 Teen Top 4
 A.C.E 3
 Akdong Musician 3
 Astro 3
 B.A.P 3
 DAY6 3
 EXID 3
 G-Dragon 3
 Girl’s Day 3
 ITZY 3
 Kara 3
 NCT U 3
 Park Jinyoung 3
 Pentagon 3
 Sistar 3
 Snuper 3
 T-ara 3
 TVXQ 3
 Twice 3
 Blackpink 2
 Dongkiz 2
 Dreamcatcher 2
 Epik High 2
 f(x) 2
 GOT7 2
 History 2
 Hyolyn 2
 HyunA 2
 iKON 2
 IMFACT 2
 Jay Park 2
 Laboum 2
 Red Velvet 2
 Shinhwa 2
 Taemin 2
 Taeyang 2
 TST 2
 TXT 2
 UP10TION 2
 VERIVERY 2
 Wonder Girls 2
 ZE:A 2
 100% 2
 AB6IX 1
 After School 1
 AOA 1
 Apink 1
 April 1
 B.I.G 1
 BoA 1
 Boyhood 1
 Boys Republic 1
 Brown Eyed Girls 1
 CLC 1
 CRAXY 1
 Crayon Pop 1
 Cross Gene 1
 Dal Shabet 1
 Eric Nam 1
 Everglow 1
 EXO-CBX 1
 Girls’ Generation-TTS 1
 GOT7 1
 Halo 1
 Henry 1
 Heo Young Saeng 1
 IU 1
 Jeong Jin Woon 1
 JYJ 1
 Kahi 1
 KARD 1
 Kei & The Solutions 1
 KNK 1
 Lee Hi 1
 Mamamoo 1
 miss A 1
 MOBB 1
 Momoland 1
 MVP 1
 N.Tic 1
 Nu’est W 1
 ONEUS 1
 ONEWE 1
 OnlyOneOf 1
 Orange Caramel 1
 Produce 101 1
 PSY 1
 Rainbow 1
 Rainz 1
 Rocket Punch 1
 Romeo 1
 Secret 1
 Shin Wonho 1
 Soya 1
 Spica 1
 Super Junior-D&E 1
 SuperM 1
 Target 1
 The Ark 1
 The Boyz 1
 TOO 1
 ToppDogg 1
 TRCNG 1
 Triple H 1
 Trouble Maker 1
 Uhm Jung Hwa 1
 UNB 1
 Wanna One 1
 Weki Meki 1
 Winner 1
 With Woollim 1
 Woohyun 1
 YDPP 1
 Yi Saebom 1
 Yong Junhyung 1
 Xia Junsu 1
 1THE9 1
 2PM 1
 3YE 1
 4minute 1

Bias List Scorecard

Below is my weighted chart, which is as close to a personal bias list as I’m going to get. Right now it heavily favors third-generation acts, but expect this to change as older months are added into the mix.
For this chart, I award three points to my top pick of each month, two points to my second place, and one point to my third.

 Infinite 38
 EXO 30
 Seventeen 23
 BTS 20
 SHINee 20
 Golden Child 16
 Bigbang 13
 B1A4 12
 Boyfriend 11
 Lovelyz 11
 2NE1 11
 Beast 10
 ATEEZ 10
 ONF 10
 Super Junior 10
 GFriend 9
 Snuper 9
 Sunmi 9
 G-Dragon 8
 Girl’s Day 8
 Kara 8
 Oh My Girl 8
 Stray Kids 8
 Sungkyu 8
 VIXX 8
 Girls’ Generation 7
 NCT 127 7
 NCT Dream 7
 NCT U 7
Nine Muses 7
 Twice 7
 Akdong Musician 6
 Block B 6
 DAY6 6
 IMFACT 6
 ITZY 6
 Park Jinyoung 6
 T-ara 6
 Taemin 6
 Teen Top 6
 TVXQ 6
 UP10TION 6
 Wonder Girls 6
 A.C.E 5
 Astro 5
 B.A.P 5
 Blackpink 5
 Cosmic Girls 5
 Taeyang 5
 TXT 5
 VERIVERY 5
 Dongkiz 4
 Dreamcatcher 4
 EXID 4
 Hyolyn 4
 Pentagon 4
 Red Velvet 4
 Shinhwa 4
 Sistar 4
 TST 4
 ZE:A 4
 After School 3
 CRAXY 3
 Epik High 3
 f(x) 3
 HyunA 3
 KARD 3
 Laboum 3
 miss A 3
 PSY 3
 Shin Wonho 3
 TRCNG 3
 Uhm Jung Hwa 3
 Wanna One 3
 With Woollim 3
 Yi Saebom 3
 100% 3
 1THE9 3
 4minute 3
 AOA 2
 April 2
 B.I.G 2
 CLC 2
 Dal Shabet 2
 Everglow 2
 GOT7 2
 Halo 2
 Henry 2
 iKON 2
 Jay Park 2
 JYJ 2
 Kahi 2
 KNK 2
 N.Tic 2
 Nu’est W 2
 ONEUS 2
 OnlyOneOf 2
 Produce 101 2
 Rainz 2
 Romeo 2
 Secret 2
 Super Junior-D&E 2
 The Ark 2
 TOO 2
 Triple H 2
 UNB 2
 2PM 2
 3YE 2
 AB6IX 1
 Apink 1
 BoA 1
 Boyhood 1
 Boys Republic 1
 Brown Eyed Girls 1
 Crayon Pop 1
 Cross Gene 1
 Eric Nam 1
 EXO-CBX 1
 Girls’ Generation-TTS 1
 GOT7 1
 Heo Young Saeng 1
 History 1
 IU 1
 Jeong Jin Woon 1
 Kei & The Solutions 1
 Lee Hi 1
 Mamamoo 1
 MOBB 1
 Momoland 1
 MVP 1
 ONEWE 1
 Orange Caramel 1
Rainbow 1
Rocket Punch 1
Sistar19 1
 Soya 1
 Spica 1
 SuperM 1
 Target 1
 The Boyz 1
 ToppDogg 1
 Trouble Maker 1
 Weki Meki 1
 Winner 1
 Woohyun 1
 YDPP 1
 Yong Junhyung 1
 Xia Junsu 1