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
 Seventeen 11
 BTS 10
 Girls’ Generation 9
 Golden Child 9
 SHINee 9
 2NE1 8
 Beast 7
 Bigbang 7
 B1A4 7
 Super Junior 7
 GFriend 6
 Kara 6
 TVXQ 6
 Boyfriend 5
 Girl’s Day 5
 Nine Muses 5
 ONF 5
 T-ara 5
 VIXX 5
 ATEEZ 4
 Block B 4
 BoA 4
 Cosmic Girls 4
 G-Dragon 4
 Lovelyz 4
 NCT Dream 4
 NCT 127 4
 Oh My Girl 4
 Park Jinyoung 4
 Sistar 4
 Stray Kids 4
 Sungkyu 4
 Sunmi 4
 Teen Top 4
 Twice 4
 A.C.E 3
 After School 3
 Akdong Musician 3
 Astro 3
 B.A.P 3
 DAY6 3
 EXID 3
 f(x) 3
 HyunA 3
 ITZY 3
 NCT U 3
 Pentagon 3
 Snuper 3
 Taeyang 3
 Xia Junsu 3
 Blackpink 2
 Dongkiz 2
 Dreamcatcher 2
 Epik High 2
 F.Cuz 2
 GOT7 2
 History 2
 Hyolyn 2
 iKON 2
 IMFACT 2
 IU 2
 Jay Park 2
 Laboum 2
 Miss A 2
 Orange Caramel 2
 Rain 2
 Rainbow 2
 Red Velvet 2
 Secret 2
 Shinhwa 2
 Taemin 2
 TST 2
 TXT 2
 UP10TION 2
 VERIVERY 2
 Wonder Girls 2
 ZE:A 2
 100% 2
 AB6IX 1
 AOA 1
 Apink 1
 April 1
 B.I.G 1
 BDC 1
 BESTie 1
 Boyhood 1
 Boys Republic 1
 Brown Eyed Girls 1
 BTOB 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
 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
 MVP 1
 N.Tic 1
 Nu’est W 1
 ONEUS 1
 ONEWE 1
 OnlyOneOf 1
 Produce 101 1
 PSY 1
 Rainz 1
 Rocket Punch 1
 Romeo 1
 Seungri 1
 Shin Wonho 1
 Soya 1
 Spica 1
 Super Junior-D&E 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
 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
 1Punch 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 44
 EXO 30
 Golden Child 24
 SHINee 24
 Seventeen 23
 BTS 22
 Beast 15
 B1A4 15
 GFriend 15
 Girls’ Generation 15
 Kara 15
 2NE1 15
 Bigbang 13
 ONF 13
 Super Junior 13
 Girl’s Day 12
 TVXQ 12
 Boyfriend 11
 Lovelyz 11
 ATEEZ 10
 T-ara 10
 G-Dragon 9
 Snuper 9
 Sunmi 9
 Twice 9
 Oh My Girl 8
 Park Jinyoung 8
 Stray Kids 8
 Sungkyu 8
 VIXX 8
 After School 7
 NCT 127 7
 NCT Dream 7
 NCT U 7
Nine Muses 7
 Akdong Musician 6
 Block B 6
 DAY6 6
 F.Cuz 6
 IMFACT 6
 ITZY 6
 Taemin 6
 Taeyang 6
 Teen Top 6
 UP10TION 6
 Wonder Girls 6
 A.C.E 5
 Astro 5
 B.A.P 5
 Blackpink 5
 Cosmic Girls 5
 Miss A 5
 Secret 5
 Sistar 5
 TXT 5
 VERIVERY 5
 BoA 4
 Dongkiz 4
 Dreamcatcher 4
 EXID 4
 f(x) 4
 Hyolyn 4
 HyunA 4
 IU 4
 Pentagon 4
 Rain 4
 Red Velvet 4
 Shinhwa 4
 TST 4
 ZE:A 4
 CRAXY 3
 Epik High 3
 GHOST9 3
 Infinite F 3
 KARD 3
 Laboum 3
 Mirae 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
 4minute 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
 N.Tic 2
 Nu’est W 2
 ONEUS 2
 OnlyOneOf 2
 Produce 101 2
 Rainz 2
 Romeo 2
 Seungri 2
 Super Junior-D&E 2
 T.O.P 2
 The Ark 2
 TOO 2
 Triple H 2
 UNB 2
 Wa$$up 2
 Youha 2
 1Punch 2
 2PM 2
 3YE 2
 AB6IX 1
 Apink 1
 BDC 1
 BESTie 1
 Boyhood 1
 Boys Republic 1
 Brown Eyed Girls 1
 BTOB 1
 Crayon Pop 1
 Cross Gene 1
 DRIPPIN 1
 Eric Nam 1
 EXO-CBX 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
 SuperM 1
 Target 1
 The Boyz 1
 ToppDogg 1
 Trouble Maker 1
 U-Know 1
 Weki Meki 1
 Winner 1
 Woohyun 1
 YDPP 1
 Yong Junhyung 1
 Xia Junsu 1