Top 3 Songs of the Month

Monthly Round-Up

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


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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:

 Infinite 15
 EXO 13
 SHINee 12
 BTS 11
 Girls’ Generation 11
 Seventeen 11
 Super Junior 10
 Golden Child 9
 Kara 9
 2NE1 9
 Beast 8
 Bigbang 7
 B1A4 7
 G-Dragon 7
 GFriend 6
 ONF 6
 T-ara 6
 TVXQ 6
 Boyfriend 5
 Girl’s Day 5
 Nine Muses 5
 Park Jinyoung 5
 VIXX 5
 After School 4
 AKMU 4
 ATEEZ 4
 Block B 4
 BoA 4
 Cosmic Girls 4
 f(x) 4
 Lovelyz 4
 NCT Dream 4
 NCT 127 4
 Oh My Girl 4
 Sistar 4
 Stray Kids 4
 Sungkyu 4
 Sunmi 4
 Teen Top 4
 Twice 4
 A.C.E 3
 Astro 3
 B.A.P 3
 DAY6 3
 Dreamcatcher 3
 EXID 3
 HyunA 3
 ITZY 3
 IU 3
 NCT U 3
 Pentagon 3
 Snuper 3
 Taeyang 3
 UP10TION 3
 Xia Junsu 3
 Blackpink 2
 Brave Girls 2
 Brown Eyed Girls 2
 Dongkiz 2
 Epik High 2
 F.Cuz 2
 GOT7 2
 History 2
 Hyolyn 2
 iKON 2
 IMFACT 2
 Jay Park 2
 Laboum 2
 Miss A 2
 ONEUS 2
 OnlyOneOf 2
 Orange Caramel 2
 Rain 2
 Rainbow 2
 Red Velvet 2
 Secret 2
 Shinhwa 2
 Taemin 2
 TST 2
 TXT 2
 VERIVERY 2
 Wonder Girls 2
 ZE:A 2
 100% 2
 2PM 2
 4minute 2
 AB6IX 1
 Annyeongbada 1
 AOA 1
 Apink 1
 April 1
 A’ST1 1
 B.I.G 1
 Baek Jiyoung 1
 BDC 1
 BESTie 1
 Boyhood 1
 Boys Republic 1
 BTOB 1
 Clazziquai 1
 CLC 1
 CNBlue 1
 CRAXY 1
 Crayon Pop 1
 Cross Gene 1
 Dal Shabet 1
 DRIPPIN 1
 Eric Nam 1
 Everglow 1
 EXO-CBX 1
 FTIsland 1
 GHOST9 1
 Girls’ Generation-TTS 1
 GOT7 1
 G.Soul 1
 Halo 1
 Henry 1
 Heo Young Saeng 1
 Infinite F 1
 Jeong Jin Woon 1
 Jessi 1
 Jo Sung Mo 1
 JYJ 1
 Kahi 1
 KARD 1
 Kei & The Solutions 1
 KNK 1
 Lee Hi 1
 Lee Hyori 1
 Lucy 1
 Mamamoo 1
 Mirae 1
 MOBB 1
 Momoland 1
 Monsta X 1
 MVP 1
 N.Tic 1
 Nu’est W 1
 ONEWE 1
 Produce 101 1
 PSY 1
 Rainz 1
 Rocket Punch 1
 Romeo 1
 Seungri 1
 Shin Wonho 1
 Son Dam Bi 1
 Soya 1
 Spica 1
 SS501 1
 Super Junior-D&E 1
 Super Junior-M 1
 SuperM 1
 T.O.P 1
 Target 1
 The Ark 1
 The Boyz 1
 TOO 1
 ToppDogg 1
 TRCNG 1
 Triple H 1
 Trouble Maker 1
 U-Know 1
 Uhm Jung Hwa 1
 U-KISS 1
 UNB 1
 Wanna One 1
 Wa$$up 1
 Weki Meki 1
 Winner 1
 With Woollim 1
 Woohyun 1
 YDPP 1
 Yi Saebom 1
 Yong Junhyung 1
 Youha 1
 Yuqi 1
 1Punch 1
 1THE9 1
 3YE 1
 9th Street 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 44
 SHINee 32
 EXO 30
 BTS 25
 Golden Child 24
 Kara 23
 Seventeen 23
 Super Junior 21
 Girls’ Generation 19
 Beast 17
 G-Dragon 16
 2NE1 16
 B1A4 15
 GFriend 15
 ONF 14
 Bigbang 13
 T-ara 13
 Girl’s Day 12
 TVXQ 12
 Boyfriend 11
 Lovelyz 11
 Park Jinyoung 11
 ATEEZ 10
 Snuper 9
 Sunmi 9
 Twice 9
 After School 8
 Oh My Girl 8
 Stray Kids 8
 Sungkyu 8
 VIXX 8
 AKMU 7
 NCT 127 7
 NCT Dream 7
 NCT U 7
Nine Muses 7
 UP10TION 7
 Block B 6
 Brave Girls 6
 DAY6 6
 Dreamcatcher 6
 F.Cuz 6
 IMFACT 6
 ITZY 6
 Taemin 6
 Taeyang 6
 Teen Top 6
 Wonder Girls 6
 A.C.E 5
 Astro 5
 B.A.P 5
 Blackpink 5
 Cosmic Girls 5
 f(x) 5
 IU 5
 Miss A 5
 Secret 5
 Sistar 5
 TXT 5
 VERIVERY 5
 4minute 5
 BoA 4
 Brown Eyed Girls 4
 Dongkiz 4
 EXID 4
 Hyolyn 4
 HyunA 4
 OnlyOneOf 4
 Pentagon 4
 Rain 4
 Red Velvet 4
 Shinhwa 4
 TST 4
 ZE:A 4
 2PM 4
 A’ST1 3
 CRAXY 3
 Epik High 3
 GHOST9 3
 Infinite F 3
 KARD 3
 Laboum 3
 Mirae 3
 ONEUS 3
 Orange Caramel 3
 PSY 3
Rainbow 3
 Shin Wonho 3
 TRCNG 3
 Uhm Jung Hwa 3
 Wanna One 3
 With Woollim 3
 Yi Saebom 3
 100% 3
 1THE9 3
 AOA 2
 April 2
 B.I.G 2
 CLC 2
 CNBlue 2
 Dal Shabet 2
 Everglow 2
 GOT7 2
 Halo 2
 Henry 2
 iKON 2
 Jay Park 2
 Jessi 2
 Jo Sung Mo 2
 JYJ 2
 Kahi 2
 KNK 2
 Lucy 2
 Monsta X 2
 N.Tic 2
 Nu’est W 2
 Produce 101 2
 Rainz 2
 Romeo 2
 Seungri 2
 Son Dam Bi 2
 Super Junior-D&E 2
 Super Junior-M 2
 T.O.P 2
 The Ark 2
 TOO 2
 Triple H 2
 UNB 2
 Wa$$up 2
 Youha 2
 Yuqi 2
 1Punch 2
 3YE 2
 9th Street 2
 AB6IX 1
 Annyeongbada 1
 Apink 1
 Baek Jiyoung 1
 BDC 1
 BESTie 1
 Boyhood 1
 Boys Republic 1
 BTOB 1
 Clazziquai 1
 Crayon Pop 1
 Cross Gene 1
 DRIPPIN 1
 Eric Nam 1
 EXO-CBX 1
 FTIsland 1
 Girls’ Generation-TTS 1
 GOT7 1
 G.Soul 1
 Heo Young Saeng 1
 History 1
 Jeong Jin Woon 1
 Kei & The Solutions 1
 Lee Hi 1
 Lee Hyori 1
 Mamamoo 1
 MOBB 1
 Momoland 1
 MVP 1
 ONEWE 1
Rocket Punch 1
Sistar19 1
 Soya 1
 Spica 1
 SS501 1
 SuperM 1
 Target 1
 The Boyz 1
 ToppDogg 1
 Trouble Maker 1
 U-KISS 1
 U-Know 1
 Weki Meki 1
 Winner 1
 Woohyun 1
 YDPP 1
 Yong Junhyung 1
 Xia Junsu 1