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

July
June
May
April
March
February
January

2019

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February


2014

November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April


2013

January


2012

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2011

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


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 11
 Infinite 11
 Seventeen 11
 BTS 9
 Bigbang 7
 Golden Child 6
 Super Junior 6
 B1A4 5
 Boyfriend 5
 Girls’ Generation 5
 VIXX 5
 2NE1 4
 ATEEZ 4
 Beast 4
 Cosmic Girls 4
 GFriend 4
 Lovelyz 4
 NCT Dream 4
 NCT 127 4
 Oh My Girl 4
 ONF 4
 SHINee 4
 Stray Kids 4
 Sungkyu 4
 Akdong Musician 3
 Astro 3
 DAY6 3
 EXID 3
 ITZY 3
 Kara 3
 NCT U 3
 Nine Muses 3
 Pentagon 3
 Sistar 3
 Snuper 3
 Sunmi 3
 TVXQ 3
 Twice 3
 100% 2
 A.C.E 2
 B.A.P 2
 Blackpink 2
 Block B 2
 Dongkiz 2
 Dreamcatcher 2
 Epik High 2
 G-Dragon 2
 GOT7 2
 Hyolyn 2
 HyunA 2
 iKON 2
 IMFACT 2
 Laboum 2
 Park Jinyoung 2
 Red Velvet 2
 T-ara 2
 Teen Top 2
 TST 2
 TXT 2
 UP10TION 2
 VERIVERY 2
 Wonder Girls 2
 1THE9 1
 2PM 1
 3YE 1
 4minute 1
 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
 Cross Gene 1
 Dal Shabet 1
 Eric Nam 1
 EXO-CBX 1
 f(x) 1
 Girl’s Day 1
 Girls’ Generation-TTS 1
 GOT7 1
 Halo 1
 IU 1
 Jeong Jin Woon 1
 Kahi 1
 KARD 1
 Kei & The Solutions 1
 KNK 1
 Lee Hi 1
 Mamamoo 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
 Shinhwa 1
 Soya 1
 Spica 1
 Super Junior-D&E 1
 Taemin 1
 Taeyang 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
 Xia Junsu 1
 ZE:A 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 32
 EXO 24
 Seventeen 23
 BTS 20
 Golden Child 16
 Bigbang 13
 Boyfriend 11
 Lovelyz 11
 SHINee 11
 2NE1 10
 ATEEZ 10
 ONF 10
 Super Junior 10
 B1A4 9
 GFriend 9
 Snuper 9
 Beast 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
 Sunmi 7
 Twice 7
 Akdong Musician 6
 DAY6 6
 IMFACT 6
 ITZY 6
 TVXQ 6
 UP10TION 6
 Wonder Girls 6
 Astro 5
 Blackpink 5
 Cosmic Girls 5
 G-Dragon 5
 T-ara 5
 TXT 5
 VERIVERY 5
 A.C.E 4
 Dongkiz 4
 Dreamcatcher 4
 EXID 4
 Hyolyn 4
Nine Muses 4
 Park Jinyoung 4
 Pentagon 4
 Red Velvet 4
 Sistar 4
 Teen Top 4
 TST 4
 100% 3
 1THE9 3
 4minute 3
 After School 3
 B.A.P 3
 Block B 3
 CRAXY 3
 Epik High 3
 Girl’s Day 3
 HyunA 3
 KARD 3
 Laboum 3
 PSY 3
 Shin Wonho 3
 Taemin 3
 Taeyang 3
 TRCNG 3
 Uhm Jung Hwa 3
 Wanna One 3
 With Woollim 3
 2PM 2
 3YE 2
 AOA 2
 April 2
 B.I.G 2
 CLC 2
 Dal Shabet 2
 f(x) 2
 GOT7 2
 Halo 2
 iKON 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
 Shinhwa 2
 Super Junior-D&E 2
 The Ark 2
 TOO 2
 Triple H 2
 UNB 2
 ZE:A 2
 AB6IX 1
 Apink 1
 BoA 1
 Boyhood 1
 Boys Republic 1
 Brown Eyed Girls 1
 Cross Gene 1
 Eric Nam 1
 EXO-CBX 1
 Girls’ Generation-TTS 1
 GOT7 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
 Target 1
 The Boyz 1
 ToppDogg 1
 Trouble Maker 1
 Weki Meki 1
 Winner 1
 Woohyun 1
 YDPP 1
 Xia Junsu 1