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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2012 (VOTE!!)
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2013, 04:06:19 PM »

I agree with the sentiment that 2012 was a great year for kpop, and even with all the dozens of sub-par rookie groups debuting, some of them were just really good right off the bat. It was also the first year I immersed myself completely in Korean pop music, and in the end, I had great difficulty narrowing this list down to a top 10. Just skip to the end if you don't wanna read my bullshit.

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#1. D-Unit - Crush
The opening track of D-Unit's debut album just gets me in a good mood every time. It's a fine example of the group's idol/90's pseudo-hip hop/dance sound that both takes me back and sounds oddly current at the same time. It's probably hard to claim that "Crush", written by D-Unit's tiny bosswoman Ram, is the greatest song ever made, but, it's fun, solid, my most played track of 2012 and starts an album I immensely enjoy and rarely stop listening to halfway through. That's worth #1. We gon' be alright, baby.

#2. T-ara - Don't Leave
The Day by Day MV was powered by a pair of similarly themed sorrowful tunes suitable for the first part of the apocalyptic samurai-sword wielding kick-ass chick drama epic. The title track for me was outshined by the follow-up song, Don't Leave. The instrumental is great with the orchestra bits fused with a somewhat more generic beat, Hwayoung's swansong rap segment (+the other one with Eunjung/Ahreum) with the piano/string orchestration is one of my all-time fave interludes, and Soyeon's ultimate cupcake vocal power sends chills down my spine. Dis just good music, son.

#3. D-Unit - Missing You
The MV of the definitive D-Unit song has all kinds of ridiculous shit going on in it (only topped by the MV of Luv Me later on). While I've always had my share of issues with D-Unit's visual style and dance moves... their music is what made me a believer. Missing You has quite a lot going for it musically, as well, from the sneaky layers of acoustic guitar and electronica to the semi-cheesy 90's club beat/sounds, and the girls are quite proficient at dis singing thang. It all reaches guilty pleasure-like heights but satisfies every time.

#4. Orange Caramel - Bubble Bath
Before hearing this tune, I didn't think an Orange Caramel track would ever make my top 10. They're fun, silly and quirky, but Bubble Bath takes all that and dips it into this quiet, sorrowful melancholy. "I scrub myself clean and erase you", whoa, dude. Add to that a sweet beat, just the right kind of voice effects and an excellent Perfume-esque interlude, you got yourself #4, girls.

#5. Sistar - Alone
Most people - me included - didn't expect Brave Bros to write such a track for Sistar, a group more famous for their high-octane butt-in-yer-face sex appeal and wild party tunes. More surprising was how good it really was, and suddenly Sistar was the darling of the nation. Both classy and sexy, accompanied by simple piano, synth hooks and a groovy bass beat, Alone is one of a kind, and by far my favourite Sistar track of all time.

#6. 2NE1 - I Love You
The ethereally beautiful "I Love You" was released by the time I was really starting to get into the music of 2NE1, another group I had visual and stylistical issues with. Glad I got over that. The [noembed][/noembed] - which works amazingly well even alone - is just expertly crafted from start to finish and it gives the music such a nice floating-through-space kinda vibe. Add the girls, achieve true greatness. I love you too, 2NE1.

#7. Wonder Girls - Like This
Like This is a simple, infectious hook defined. A stripped down instrumental beat, fun as hell dance and just the right kind of MV make it all a perfect package. Like dis, yo, like dis.

#8. f(x) - Electric Shock
f(x) always brings the fun and Electric Shock was doing everything right. From the outfits, MV and choreography to the super-infectious hook-filled track and a brilliant accompanying mini-album, it was worth the long wait and just usual good times from SM's finest. E-E-E!

#9. Girl's Day - Don't Forget Me
I was happy that after the fun, but somewhat mediocre OMG, Girl's Day got back to their signature sound, apparent most strongly in the chorus. They can stick to this forever and I'll be a happy camper. Really, I ended up liking this song far more than I initially imagined I would, perhaps boosted with all the visually pleasing performances, outfits and my growing love affair with both Yura and Sojin.

#10. Crayon Pop - Bing Bing
The dance practice video for Bing Bing is what got me - and many others, I'm sure - into Crayon Pop. I watched that smoothly synced shit dozens of times. Since then, they've crafted their own brand of unadulterated guerrilla idol anarchy and become the favorite rookies of the year for many more people. Their other singles are fun, but Bing Bing is still the most special to me.




Closest contenders

Miss A - Lips
Lips has one of my fave choruses of the year but is a little bit let down by its somewhat repetitive and unimaginative interludes. So close!

D-Unit - Luv Me
Out-reediculousness-ing the mv of "Missing You" with ease, the spiked bats, guns and meth labs hide another musical gem. D-U is just good at making songs that I like. Luv Me would have been right at home on D-Unit's debut release.

Gain - Bloom
The MV and Gain's sexual message of joy alone made me consider including this in the top 10, but the song, while good, didn't quuuuite make it.

f(x) - Jet
My second fave from the Electric Shock EP, Jet boasts another of the year's best choruses. Luna accompanying that last one, hoshit, I'm flying baby.

Brown Eyed Girls - Come With Me
Beautiful song. Dem harmonies towards the end, chills every time.

T-ara - Lovey-Dovey
Ah, this just makes me wish I had more spots, I was sure I could fit Lovey-Dovey in there. Another simple, fun, T-ara disco dance number. Even has zombies, damn. Oh wellZ.

T-ara - Day by Day
Hot chicks with katanas, hot-as-fuck blonde Jiyeon, arrival of our saviour Dani the Great, pretty awesome song... pretty terrible choreography. Might've made the list if not for "Don't Leave".

D-Unit - Stereo, Turn the Lights On, Sleeping In/Late
Yes, I obviously loved D-Unit's brilliant, ultra-cohesive debut album to bits... My initial top 10 was 50% D-Unit, but I figured, perhaps as a bit of a compromise, that two songs in the top 3 is plenty. :P




Rest of the top ~50

4minute - Say My Name
Ailee - Heaven, I Will Show You, Shut Up
AOA - Get Out
Crayon Pop - Dancing Queen
EXID - 전화벨, I Feel Good
Fiestar - We Don't Stop
Hello Venus - Like a Wave
Hyuna - Ice Cream, Green/Unripe Apple
Nine Muses - News, Who R U
Kara - Way, Pandora
Miss A - I Don't Need a Man, If I Were a Boy, No Mercy
Orange Caramel - Lipstick
Secret - Falling In Love, Talk That
Sistar - Loving U
Spica - Russian Roulette
Sunny Hill - The Grasshopper Song, Princess and Prince Charming, 3-Out
Taetiseo - Twinkle, Baby Steps, Library
Wonder Girls - Girlfriend




TL;DR

01. D-Unit - Crush
02. T-ara - Don't Leave
03. D-Unit - Missing You
04. Orange Caramel - Bubble Bath
05. Sistar - Alone
06. 2NE1 - I Love You
07. Wonder Girls - Like This
08. f(x) - Electric Shock
09. Girl's Day - Don't Forget Me
10. Crayon Pop - Bing Bing

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2012 (VOTE!!)
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2013, 11:04:31 AM »
GJ STRYFER TOTALLY TUBULAR! yeah I gotta check out D-Unit lotsa unsuspecting girl groups coming outta nowhere! MAN!!

gotta edit mine too I loved 2NE! I love you Bommie's vocals <333

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2012 (VOTE!!)
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2013, 02:25:16 PM »
u answer to a boy like me from leessanng

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2012 (VOTE!!)
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2013, 08:04:24 PM »
Great job totoyo! Now you just need nine more songs :))

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2012 (VOTE!!)
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2013, 07:59:38 PM »
i no that da voting has ended but still want 2 post this

T-ara - Loveydovey
Miryo - Dirty
Big Bang - Blue
C-Real - Sorry But I
A Pink - Hush
After School - Flashback
T-ara - Day By Day
D-Unit - Missing You
T-ara - Sexy Love
Girl's Day - Don't Forget Me

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2012 (VOTE!!)
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2013, 08:02:52 PM »
^ Actually, it hasn't ended yet XD The voting time was extended... So your vote counts 8) Cheers!
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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2012 (VOTE!!)
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2013, 03:24:53 PM »
Really hard to choose.

01. - Han Seung Yeon - Guilty
02. - T-ara - Day By Day
03. - Fat Cat -  Is Being Pretty Everything
04. - Hello Venus - Venus
05. - Wonder Girls - Like this
06. - T-ara - Sexy Love
07. - Hello Venus - What Are You Doing Today?
08. - AoA - Elvis
09. - Gangkiz - MAMA
10. - A Pink - Hush
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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2012 (VOTE!!)
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2013, 07:40:47 AM »
:lol: we're not really a Gangnam style House eh? XD

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2012 (VOTE!!)
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2013, 01:10:07 PM »
:lol: we're not really a Gangnam style House eh? XD

I gave it a token 10th place vote. The longer the voting stays open the closer I get to switching it out lol.

sig not by Stryfe... but I don't have the heart to remove the shout-out

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2012 (VOTE!!)
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2013, 12:26:28 AM »
Boom! The votes from the 18 people that participated have all been counted and analyzed.



Here's a playlist of the top 35 songs, starting from #35 going all the way to the Best Kpop Song of 2012! A total of 82 songs got votes, and I added every song that got at least 10 points total to the playlist.


ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ds3SWspSHY&list=PLUjodk0lzXh7k_tG8xHg_g9CL6ygY0qjP


This is for anyone that wants to keep up some sort of suspense and watch/listen through the list, for those who just want to know RIGHT NOW DAMNIT, just scroll past Hyosung to see full results and analysis. :P







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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2012 (VOTE!!)
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2013, 12:27:13 AM »



Sssshh, don't spoil it now... it's all over if you scroll any further down! Spoilar free top 35 playlist in the previous post.


















Ok ok there's really gonna be results soon, so be careful. Anddddd....






























IT'S A ZOMBIE DISCO PARTY!!!!

•  By an overwhelming margin, T-ara's Lovey-Dovey is your Best K-pop song of 2012! It gathered an impressive 70 points, 23 points ahead of #2. The song also appeared on 10 different ranking lists, more than any other song.
•  Silver also goes to the same alleged group of gangstas for the theme song of the apocalyptic epic, Day by Day, with 47 points.
•  Sistar's surprising foray into the Serious(tm), Alone, gets third place with 39 points.


Random Schmandom

•  As usual, Jphip has lots of love for the ladies, as no boy group made the top 10. Big Bang made it to #12, and a few others ranked in the top 20.
•  The exception to the female dominance in the top 10 is Psy, but Gangnam Style is probably starting to tire or annoy people by now, as the most watched fat little asian of all time only placed at #9.
•  T-ara had two songs in the top 10 in the polls of both 2010 and 2011, but this year they had three songs (in the top five, to be exact) and finally won the grand prize.
•  Kara, previous year's winner and 2010's #2, only kind of, sort of, ranked in the top 10 with a tenth place tied vote this time around.


[noae]
The Best Kpop Songs of 2012
Points 1st 2nd 3rd Other Total
1. T-ara Lovey-Dovey 70 3 0 1 6 10
2. T-ara Day by Day 47 1 2 0 4 7
3. Sistar Alone 39 1 0 1 4 6
4. f(x) Electric Shock 36 1 2 0 4 7
4. T-ara Don't Leave 36 0 2 1 3 6
6. Wonder Girls Like This 33 2 0 0 3 5
7. Sistar Loving U 29 0 0 0 6 6
7. Gain Bloom 29 1 1 0 3 5
9. Psy Gangnam Style 28 0 2 0 3 5
10. 2NE1 I Love You 27 1 0 0 4 5
10. Kara Pandora 27 0 0 2 2 4
12. Big Bang Blue 25 0 0 3 1 4
13. Ailee I'll Show You 22 0 1 0 3 4
14. Seungyeon Guilty 19 1 1 0 0 2
15. BoA Only One 18 1 0 0 2 3
15. Crayon Pop Dancing Queen 18 0 0 1 2 3
17. Miss A Touch 17 0 0 0 4 4
17. TaeTiSeo Library 17 0 0 0 3 3
17. B2ST Beautiful Night 17 1 0 0 1 2
20. G-Dragon Crayon 16 1 0 0 1 2
20. Shinhwa Venus 16 0 0 2 0 2
22. Spica Russian Roulette 15 0 0 1 2 3
22. Ailee Heaven 15 0 1 0 1 2
24. IU Peach 14 0 0 1 1 2
25. 4minute Volume Up 13 0 0 0 3 3
25. Hello Venus Venus 13 0 0 0 2 2
27. After School Flashback 12 0 0 0 3 3
27. Brown Eyed Girls One Summer Night 12 0 0 0 2 2
27. Secret Talk That 12 1 0 0 1 2
27. f(x) Beautiful Stranger 12 0 0 0 2 2
31. AOA Elvis 11 0 0 1 1 2
31. D-Unit Missing You 11 0 0 1 1 2
33. D-Unit Crush 10 1 0 0 0 1
33. Orange Caramel Lipstick 10 1 0 0 0 1
33. Spica Diary 10 1 0 0 0 1
36. A Pink Hush 9 0 0 0 3 3
36. Miss A I Don't Need a Man 9 0 0 0 3 3
36. Clazzi Love & Hate 9 0 1 0 0 1
36. Miryo Dirty 9 0 1 0 0 1
36. Secret Poison 9 0 1 0 0 1
36. Son Dam Bi Dripping Tears 9 0 1 0 0 1
36. T-ara Hue 9 0 1 0 0 1
36. Younha Run 9 0 1 0 0 1
44. Shinee Sherlock 8 0 0 0 2 2
44. AOA Get Out 8 0 0 1 0 1
44. Fat Cat Is Being Pretty Everything 8 0 0 1 0 1
44. Hyuna Ice Cream 8 0 0 1 0 1
48. Girl's Day Don't Forget Me 7 0 0 0 3 3
48. T-ara Sexy Love 7 0 0 0 2 2
48. Big Bang Fantastic Baby 7 0 0 0 1 1
48. C-Real Sorry But I 7 0 0 0 1 1
48. Orange Caramel Bubble Bath 7 0 0 0 1 1
53. EXID Call 6 0 0 0 2 2
53. Busker Busker Cherry Blossom Ending 6 0 0 0 1 1
55. Gangkiz Mama 5 0 0 0 2 2
55. Jay Park Know Your Name 5 0 0 0 1 1
55. Lee Hi 1, 2, 3, 4 5 0 0 0 1 1
55. Primary Love 5 0 0 0 1 1
59. D-Unit Luv Me 4 0 0 0 1 1
59. G.NA 2Hot 4 0 0 0 1 1
59. Girl's Day Oh! My God 4 0 0 0 1 1
59. Hello Venus What Are You Doing Today? 4 0 0 0 1 1
59. Nine Muses News 4 0 0 0 1 1
59. Nine Muses Ticket 4 0 0 0 1 1
59. UV I'm Gonna Live With That Girl 4 0 0 0 1 1
66. BoA The Shadow 3 0 0 0 1 1
66. Dynamic Duo Without You 3 0 0 0 1 1
66. Hara Secret Love 3 0 0 0 1 1
66. IU Sea of Moonlight 3 0 0 0 1 1
66. TaeTiSeo Twinkle 3 0 0 0 1 1
66. Wonder Girls The DJ Is Mine 3 0 0 0 1 1
72. Davichi & 2Bic On Nights Like Tonight 2 0 0 0 1 1
72. EXID Whoz That Girl 2 0 0 0 1 1
72. Hyuna Unripe Apple 2 0 0 0 1 1
72. JJ Project Bounce 2 0 0 0 1 1
72. TaeTiSeo Baby Steps 2 0 0 0 1 1
72. TaeTiSeo Checkmate 2 0 0 0 1 1
78. Block B Nanrina 1 0 0 0 1 1
78. Chocolat One More Day 1 0 0 0 1 1
78. Crayon Pop Bing Bing 1 0 0 0 1 1
78. Epik High It's Cold 1 0 0 0 1 1
78. Mighty Mouth Bad Boy 1 0 0 0 1 1
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* the possible "featured" artists on tracks are omitted for readability's sake






Group Sex...wait, no, it's the song poll

•  T-ara just completely destroyed the competition. They took gold, silver, and had a third song tied for #4. They had a total of five songs appear in the rankings, and had the most total votes with 26, and also got the most gold and silver medals with four #1 and five #2 rankings. They took a total of 169(!) points, over one hundred points more than Sistar, who placed second.
•  If we count Seungyeon's and Hara's solo efforts as "Kara", Kara would place third (instead of #9) in the group rankings.


[noae]
The Best Kpop Songs of 2012 - by artist
Points 1st 2nd 3rd Other Total
1. T-ara 169 4 5 2 15 26
2. Sistar 68 1 0 1 10 12
3. f(x) 48 1 2 0 6 9
4. Ailee 37 0 2 0 4 6
5. Wonder Girls 36 2 0 0 4 6
6. Big Bang 32 0 0 3 2 5
7. Gain 29 1 1 0 3 5
8. Psy 28 0 2 0 3 5
9. 2NE1 27 1 0 0 4 5
9. Kara 27 0 0 2 2 4
11. Miss A 26 0 0 0 7 7
12. D-Unit 25 1 0 1 2 4
12. Spica 25 1 0 1 2 4
14. TaeTiSeo 24 0 0 0 6 6
15. BoA 21 1 0 0 3 4
15. Secret 21 1 1 0 1 3
17. Crayon Pop 19 0 0 1 3 4
17. AOA 19 0 0 2 1 3
17. Seungyeon 19 1 1 0 0 2
20. Hello Venus 17 0 0 0 3 3
20. IU 17 0 0 1 2 3
20. B2ST 17 1 0 0 1 2
20. Orange Caramel 17 1 0 0 1 2
24. G-Dragon 16 1 0 0 1 2
24. Shinhwa 16 0 0 2 0 2
26. 4minute 13 0 0 0 3 3
27. After School 12 0 0 0 3 3
27. Brown Eyed Girls 12 0 0 0 2 2
29. Girl's Day 11 0 0 0 4 4
30. Hyuna 10 0 0 1 1 2
31. A Pink 9 0 0 0 3 3
31. Clazzi 9 0 1 0 0 1
31. Miryo 9 0 1 0 0 1
31. Son Dam Bi 9 0 1 0 0 1
31. Younha 9 0 1 0 0 1
36. EXID 8 0 0 0 3 3
36. Nine Muses 8 0 0 0 2 2
36. Shinee 8 0 0 0 2 2
36. Fat Cat 8 0 0 1 0 1
40. C-Real 7 0 0 0 1 1
41. Busker Busker 6 0 0 0 1 1
42. Gangkiz 5 0 0 0 2 2
42. Jay Park 5 0 0 0 1 1
42. Lee Hi 5 0 0 0 1 1
42. Primary 5 0 0 0 1 1
46. G.NA 4 0 0 0 1 1
46. UV 4 0 0 0 1 1
48. Dynamic Duo 3 0 0 0 1 1
48. Hara 3 0 0 0 1 1
50. Davichi & 2Bic 2 0 0 0 1 1
50. JJ Project 2 0 0 0 1 1
52. Block B 1 0 0 0 1 1
52. Chocolat 1 0 0 0 1 1
52. Epik High 1 0 0 0 1 1
52. Mighty Mouth 1 0 0 0 1 1
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So, whatcha think? Thoughts? Surprises? :P

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2012 (VOTE!!)
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2013, 02:29:08 AM »
GJ Stryfer!!!!

WOW Fantastic Baby. I coulda  swore Gangnam Style woulda hit hard more :lol: but hey. :hipheart: not only likes the ladies, they love the sexy ladies WHERE DA BALLADS. Alone wasn't serious at all lol. Red satin dresses and Vegas UNNGH!!

Personally , I really dug KARA 's solo works and BoA Blew me away... T-ara got DAT HOOK! HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUE cool I wasn't the Only ONE who voted it XD

Looking forward to what 2013 has in store!! An SNSD cumback no doubt :pimp:

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