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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2013!
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2014, 06:15:35 PM »
Haven't been playing close attention to KPOP, but these are the songs that I still remember and love and stand out.

The top songs are super hard to rank, I wish I could put them all in #1 XD

1. Sister 19 - (long title)
2. MissA - Hush
3. After School - First Love
4. Ailee - U&I
5. Jay Park - Joah
6. Taeyang - Ringa Linga
7. Exo - Growl

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2013!
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2014, 09:11:32 PM »
This took me forever, and if I wrote it over from scratch it'd probably be completely different....but...I'm ok with this version:

1. Spica - Tonight
2. Miss A - Hush
3. Nine Muses - Wild
4. f(x) - Airplane
5. IU ft. Ga-in - Everyone Has a Secret
6. D-Unit - Lockdown
7. T-ara - Do You Know Me
8. 2ne1 - Missing You
9. T-ara - Number Nine
10. SNSD - I Got A Boy

I tried to keep it to 1 per group (except T-ara because I'm disgustingly biased, sue me), not so much because I wanted it to be "fair", but because there were a lot of songs I liked and this made it easier for me to be at peace with my choices, lmao...

Some honorable mentions to f(x)'s entire album, IU's entire album, D-Unit's entire album, Jay Park - Joah, Brown Eyed Girls (specifically Recipe and Satisfaction), Nine Muses -  Dolls, Nine Muses - Glue, F-ve Dolls - Soulmate #1, and how the hell did I not get an Ailee song on there wtf.

Note: I did not put "T-ara - Number Nine" at #9 on purpose, but when I thought about swapping it and noticed it was at #9 I figured I'd leave it where it was D:
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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2013!
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2014, 04:16:06 AM »
Speaking of forever, I've pushed this back that amount of time... Saints Row 4 free weekend didn't help. Well, here goes (skip to the end for a no-bullshit list):

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#1. Girls' Generation - I Got a Boy
IGAB came so out of left field and was just such a weird tune that at first I just laughed it off. It took a few listens and then something just clicked. The rapping is a little grating, but otherwise this song is just a rollicking pile of fun with the best crescendo finish of the year. Love the chants, the build-up, the bling-blongy sparse bgm, the colour-candy-neon-vomit MV, yaddi yadda etc etc. It's pretty much my new #1 SNSDGG song as well.

#2. D-Unit - Alone
It was a weird year for my fave k-pop group, with the group first gaining a member, then losing two. And even if their releases weren't as strong as their debut album (few things are, anyway) they still put out some really good stuff. The Zico-produced singles weren't really the highlights, but the best stuff was instead among the mini-album tracks of Affirmative part 1. Out of all the stuff they released this year however, Alone was my favorite. I fell in love with the chorus on first listen and haven't looked back.

#3. IU - Between the Lips (50cm)
IU's album was pretty much, along with D-Unit's Affirmative Ch. 1, the best k-release of the year. It stood out not only because it was so good, but because it was such a unique and different experience. With a distinct "old" sound and tons of variety, it was again hard to pick just a few tracks for the list... but first pick has to go to Between the Lips (50cm)... it's just such a pleasant little tune. Slowly, baby slowly.... mmmh... warm and fuzzy.

#4. Lee Hi - Special (feat. Jennie Kim)
Lee Hi released some decent tunes during the year but I really dug Special, a nice, mellow song with Jennie Kim's equally mellow little rap interlude. Gotta mention the lyrics (and I never mention the lyrics) penned by Tablo, which are really good.

#5. D-Unit - Lockdown
It was hard to decide which other D-Unit track I'd put on the list because I didn't want to go as crazy as a certain individual. It could've been the dancey "It's You", the first track Zin and Ram released without Ujin. It could've been the album opener showcasing Zin's surprising rapping skills. In the end I went with Lockdown (as did many others, I'm glad to see), which is a really cool tune with memorable parts and momentum shifts. Just good times.

#6. Tiny-G - Miss You
Tiny-G, after flying under the radar for a good while, finally got a really good track in Miss You, which was cute, catchy and maybe even a little sexy. Rawr.

#7. Ladies' Code - Pretty Pretty
Ladies' Code had a great debut release (Supergirl and Dada La, have some honorable mentions) and an even better follow-up track in Pretty Pretty. A fun, groovy tune with a stellar backing track and some really nice vocals. The MV is fun and sexy without being a now-so-typical porn parade. Just good times all around. Might've ranked even higher if I had heard it earlier.

#8. IU - Modern Times
Puts me in a good mood every time. The ye olde feel. I think I put it a little lower in the list because it reminds me so much of some other song... but of which, I have no idea.

#9. Spica - Tonight
Spica's Tonight is a pretty solid song made special by arguably the best vocal group in kpop today. Seriously, without the power vocals I'm not sure how well the chorus would work. But I don't have to wonder about that, do I? Good stuff.

#10. Brown Eyed Girls - Recipe
BEG's Black Box wasn't quite Sixth Sense-levels of epic, but it was still an enjoyable album. Recipe was the groovy highlight. How do you want it? How do you feel? Awwright.




Other Special Mentions and close calls:

Crayon Pop - Bar Bar Bar
Really close to making the list. I'm not sure if the phenomenon was to blame, but I got tired of it pretty quickly after it got big. Still... close.

IU - Gloomy Clock, Havana, Obliviate, etc
Did I mention yet that IU's album was really, really good?

D-Unit - Everything pretty much again
See previous.

Miss A - Come Tonight, Mama I'm Good
Even if Hush was disappointing to me personally, the Miss A album still had some nice tunes.

f(x) - Rum Pum Pum Pum, Shadow, Airplane
Frankly I don't know how none of these tracks made my top 10. Guess just not quite feeling it enough, but f(x) is always rock solid.

5dolls - Soulmate #1
Super fun tune with 5dolls continuing where retro T-ara left off. I think I watched all the stages for this one, haha.

Bestie - Love Options
Bestie's debut wasn't too amazing, but the follow-up gave them a sweet old-school Sistar style sound. Not a big surprise, as Brave Bros composed. But, good stuff.

Glam - I Like That
Quirk to the max. Glam is fun as hell, and I like that.

2NE1 - Missing You
Not the best year for 2NE1, but I liked Missing You well enough.

Girl's Day - Expectation
I'm not sure GD is known for their song material these days, but Expectation is still a good song and a great... package. Dem suspenders.




TL;DR

01. Girls' Generation - I Got A Boy
02. D-Unit - Alone
03. IU - Between the Lips (50cm)
04. Lee Hi - Special (feat. Jennie Kim)
05. D-Unit - Lockdown
06. Tiny-G - Miss You
07. Ladies' Code - Pretty Pretty
08. IU - Modern Times
09. Spica - Tonight
10. Brown Eyed Girls - Recipe

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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2013!
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2014, 01:17:01 AM »

The votes have been tallied, and here is the results post. Like last year, I made a Youtube playlist of all songs that got at least 10 points in the vote, so if I you want to get your results that way:

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The playlist starts from the 32rd (or rather several tied 25th) position songs and finishes with number 1. Everyone just looking for the results can move onwards to the next post.








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Re: Best Kpop Songs of 2013!
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2014, 01:19:37 AM »

























SPOILERS BELOW























































Jumping Yeah, Jumping Yeah!

•  With just a 3-point lead and 46 total points, Crayon Pop has won the vote with their helmet piston-dance extravaganza Bar Bar Bar!
•  Not far behind in second place it's Girls' Generation with I Got A Boy. They gathered 43 points.
•  For the first time in recorded history, dudes take the podium as Exo's Growl scored 33 points and the bronze medal!


Random thought patterns

•  Thanks to everyone who voted! I discovered some new stuff myself going through everyone's lists and even realized I forgot several good songs from my honorable mentions, but it's all good. The list would keep changing forever.
•  17 different people voted on 94 different songs. In contrast, last year 18 people voted on 82 different songs, so this time there was a lot more points spread.


It's good to be the king, er, queens

•  Crayon Pop became a JPHiP forum favorite so I'm not really surprised at the outcome. Combined with the unexpected and wacky success they had with the song, I expected them to do well.
•  I'm actually surprised IGAB placed so high and almost won the whole thing. Even if it was my personal favorite of the year, it was a song that sharply divided people.
•  A boy group at #3? Here? At JPHiP? With our reputation? Fast Show jokes aside, this is the all-time highest position for a boy group and also the first time a boy group has placed in the top 10 since 2010, when CN Blue managed a shared #9.


How the mighty have fallen

•  Chart stalwarts and last year's overwhelming champions T-ara have always scored multiple top 10 songs until now. This year they didn't even break Top 30 (on their own).
•  2011 champs Kara did only slightly better scoring a modest 20th spot with Damaged Lady.
•  Sistar, last year's #3 only placed as high as #22 this year, although Sistar19 managed to grab a shared #8.


[noae]
The Best Kpop Songs of 2013
Points 1st 2nd 3rd Other Total
1. Crayon Pop Bar Bar Bar 46 3 0 0 3 6
2. Girls' Generation I Got A Boy 43 3 0 1 2 6
3. Exo Growl 33 1 1 0 3 5
4. Spica Tonight 30 1 1 1 2 5
5. f(x) Airplane 26 1 1 0 1 3
6. Brown Eyed Girls Recipe 25 0 1 0 4 5
6. Ladies' Code Pretty Pretty 25 0 1 0 4 5
8. Sistar19 Gone Not Around Any Longer 24 1 0 0 3 4
8. Miss A Hush 24 0 2 0 1 3
10. Girl's Day Expectation 23 0 1 0 4 5
10. D-Unit Lockdown 23 0 1 0 3 4
10. f(x) Rum Pum Pum Pum 23 0 0 2 2 4
13. IU Between the Lips (50cm) 20 0 0 2 1 3
14. Tiny-G Miss You 18 0 0 1 2 3
14. After School First Love 18 1 0 1 0 2
16. D-Unit Alone 17 0 1 1 0 2
17. Jay Park Joah 16 0 0 0 3 3
17. Nine Muses Wild 16 0 0 1 2 3
17. Hello Venus Do You Want Some Tea? 16 0 0 2 0 2
20. Kara Damaged Lady 14 0 1 0 1 2
20. Taeyang Ringa Linga 14 0 1 0 1 2
22. Boa Action 13 0 0 0 3 3
22. Sistar Give It To Me 13 0 0 0 3 3
24. Brown Eyed Girls Kill Bill 12 0 0 0 2 2
25. Lee Hyori Bad Girls 10 0 0 1 1 2
25. Sunmi 24 Hours 10 0 0 0 2 2
25. 2PM A.D.T.O.Y. 10 1 0 0 0 1
25. Bestie Love Options 10 1 0 0 0 1
25. Busker Busker Love, At First 10 1 0 0 0 1
25. Girl's Day Female President 10 1 0 0 0 1
25. IU The Red Shoes 10 1 0 0 0 1
25. T-ara & friends Painkiller 10 1 0 0 0 1
33. A Pink No No No 9 0 0 0 2 2
33. Ailee U&I 9 0 0 0 2 2
33. F-ve Dolls Soulmate #1 9 0 0 0 2 2
33. T-ara Do You Know Me? 9 0 0 0 2 2
33. G.NA Oops! 9 0 1 0 0 1
33. Henry Trap 9 0 1 0 0 1
33. IU Obliviate 9 0 1 0 0 1
33. NC.A Oh My God 9 0 1 0 0 1
33. Sistar The Way You Make Me Melt 9 0 1 0 0 1
42. IU Havana 8 0 0 0 2 2
42. Shinee Dream Girl 8 0 0 0 2 2
42. A Pink Secret Garden 8 0 0 1 0 1
42. Block B Very Good 8 0 0 1 0 1
42. Hyorin Massage 8 0 0 1 0 1
42. f(x) Shadow 8 0 0 1 0 1
48. D-Unit Sleeping In (Part 2) 7 0 0 0 1 1
48. Girls' Generation Express 999 7 0 0 0 1 1
48. Jewelry Hot and Cold 7 0 0 0 1 1
48. Lee Hi Special 7 0 0 0 1 1
48. Nine Muses Gun 7 0 0 0 1 1
48. T-ara & Davichi Bikini 7 0 0 0 1 1
54. Ladies' Code Dada La 6 0 0 0 3 3
54. Brown Eyed Girls Satisfaction 6 0 0 0 2 2
54. 2NE1 Falling In Love 6 0 0 0 1 1
54. D-Unit Scarecrow 6 0 0 0 1 1
54. IU Everyone Has a Secret 6 0 0 0 1 1
54. Jay Park Welcome 6 0 0 0 1 1
54. Ladies' Code Bad Girl 6 0 0 0 1 1
54. Younha Fireworks 6 0 0 0 1 1
54. Younha There Was Spring 6 0 0 0 1 1
63. Nine Muses Glue 5 0 0 0 2 2
63. Gray Dangerous 5 0 0 0 1 1
63. Henry 1-4-3 (I Love You) 5 0 0 0 1 1
63. Nine Muses Dolls 5 0 0 0 1 1
63. Song Jieun Date Mate 5 0 0 0 1 1
63. Tahiti Love Sick 5 0 0 0 1 1
69. 4Minute What's Your Name? 4 0 0 0 1 1
69. Electroboyz Busted 4 0 0 0 1 1
69. Girls' Generation Baby Maybe 4 0 0 0 1 1
69. Lee Hi Rose 4 0 0 0 1 1
69. Lim Kim All Right 4 0 0 0 1 1
69. Sistar A Week 4 0 0 0 1 1
69. T-ara I Know the Feeling 4 0 0 0 1 1
76. 2NE1 Missing You 3 0 0 0 1 1
76. Girl's Day Let's Go 3 0 0 0 1 1
76. IU Modern Times 3 0 0 0 1 1
76. Jaejoong Mine 3 0 0 0 1 1
76. Swings Bulldozer 3 0 0 0 1 1
81. Hyorin One Way Love 2 0 0 0 1 1
81. Rainbow Tell Me Tell Me 2 0 0 0 1 1
81. Secret I Do I Do 2 0 0 0 1 1
81. Soyou & Mad Clown Stupid In Love 2 0 0 0 1 1
81. T-ara Number Nine 2 0 0 0 1 1
86. CL The Baddest Female 1 0 0 0 1 1
86. Davichi Turtle 1 0 0 0 1 1
86. G-Dragon Crooked 1 0 0 0 1 1
86. Lyn I Like This Song 1 0 0 0 1 1
86. Psy Gentleman 1 0 0 0 1 1
86. Sunny Hill Darling of All Hearts 1 0 0 0 1 1
86. T.O.P Doom Dada 1 0 0 0 1 1
86. Zion T Babay 1 0 0 0 1 1
86. f(x) Signal 1 0 0 0 1 1
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* the possible "featured" artists on tracks are omitted for readability's sake



Let's meta it up

•  Thought I'd post two group tables this time. On the left I've counted every vote, and on the right, only the top vote for that group in each voter's list. The rightmost list weeds out a bit of the group bias some crazies and fanboys (not naming anyone such as Forthisgift) can exhibit and puts more emphasis on popular opinion.
•  Last year T-ara just pulverized everyone else scoring over 100 points more than the 2nd place group, but this time it's very even going at the top.
•  f(x) champions both group lists, which means they enjoyed the most varied success with their four song selection: Airplane (#5), Rum Pum Pum Pum (#10), Shadow (#42) and Signal (#86)
•  IU had the most songs appear in the vote with six: Between the Lips (#13), The Red Shoes (#25), Obliviate (#33), Havana (#42), Everyone Has a Secret (#54) and Modern Times (#76)
•  Brown Eyed Girls appeared on more lists than anyone else with 8. Their songs still only gathered 43 points and only one top 3 vote (a #2).

[noae]
2013 Artist Standings - All Votes
Points 1st 2nd 3rd Other Total
1. f(x) 58 1 1 3 4 9
2. IU 56 1 1 2 5 9
3. Girls' Generation 54 3 0 1 4 8
4. D-Unit 53 0 2 1 5 8
5. Crayon Pop 46 3 0 0 3 6
6. Brown Eyed Girls 43 0 1 0 8 9
7. Ladies' Code 37 0 1 0 8 9
8. Girl's Day 36 1 1 0 5 7
9. Nine Muses 33 0 0 1 6 7
9. Exo 33 1 1 0 3 5
11. Spica 30 1 1 1 2 5
12. Sistar 26 0 1 0 4 5
13. Sistar19 24 1 0 0 3 4
13. Miss A 24 0 2 0 1 3
15. Jay Park 22 0 0 0 4 4
16. Tiny-G 18 0 0 1 2 3
16. After School 18 1 0 1 0 2
18. A Pink 17 0 0 1 2 3
19. Hello Venus 16 0 0 2 0 2
20. T-ara 15 0 0 0 4 4
21. Henry 14 0 1 0 1 2
21. Kara 14 0 1 0 1 2
21. Taeyang 14 0 1 0 1 2
24. Boa 13 0 0 0 3 3
25. Younha 12 0 0 0 2 2
26. Lee Hi 11 0 0 0 2 2
27. Hyorin 10 0 0 1 1 2
27. Lee Hyori 10 0 0 1 1 2
27. Sunmi 10 0 0 0 2 2
27. 2PM 10 1 0 0 0 1
27. Bestie 10 1 0 0 0 1
27. Busker Busker 10 1 0 0 0 1
27. T-ara & friends 10 1 0 0 0 1
34. 2NE1 9 0 0 0 2 2
34. Ailee 9 0 0 0 2 2
34. F-ve Dolls 9 0 0 0 2 2
34. G.NA 9 0 1 0 0 1
34. NC.A 9 0 1 0 0 1
39. Shinee 8 0 0 0 2 2
39. Block B 8 0 0 1 0 1
41. Jewelry 7 0 0 0 1 1
41. T-ara & Davichi 7 0 0 0 1 1
43. Gray 5 0 0 0 1 1
43. Song Jieun 5 0 0 0 1 1
43. Tahiti 5 0 0 0 1 1
46. 4Minute 4 0 0 0 1 1
46. Electroboyz 4 0 0 0 1 1
46. Lim Kim 4 0 0 0 1 1
49. Jaejoong 3 0 0 0 1 1
49. Swings 3 0 0 0 1 1
51. Rainbow 2 0 0 0 1 1
51. Secret 2 0 0 0 1 1
51. Soyou & Mad Clown 2 0 0 0 1 1
54. CL 1 0 0 0 1 1
54. Davichi 1 0 0 0 1 1
54. G-Dragon 1 0 0 0 1 1
54. Lyn 1 0 0 0 1 1
54. Psy 1 0 0 0 1 1
54. Sunny Hill 1 0 0 0 1 1
54. T.O.P 1 0 0 0 1 1
54. Zion T 1 0 0 0 1 1
2013 Artist Standings - Top vote only
Points 1st 2nd 3rd Other Total
1. f(x) 50 1 1 3 1 6
2. IU 46 1 1 2 3 7
2. Crayon Pop 46 3 0 0 3 6
2. Girls' Generation 46 3 0 1 2 6
5. Brown Eyed Girls 40 0 1 0 7 8
6. Exo 33 1 1 0 3 5
7. Spica 30 1 1 1 2 5
8. Ladies' Code 29 0 1 0 5 6
8. Nine Muses 29 0 0 1 5 6
10. Girl's Day 27 1 0 0 5 6
11. D-Unit 26 0 2 0 2 4
12. Sistar19 24 1 0 0 3 4
12. Miss A 24 0 2 0 1 3
14. Sistar 23 0 1 0 3 4
15. Tiny-G 18 0 0 1 2 3
15. After School 18 1 0 1 0 2
17. A Pink 17 0 0 1 2 3
18. Jay Park 16 0 0 0 3 3
18. Hello Venus 16 0 0 2 0 2
20. Henry 14 0 1 0 1 2
20. Kara 14 0 1 0 1 2
20. Taeyang 14 0 1 0 1 2
23. Boa 13 0 0 0 3 3
23. T-ara 13 0 0 0 3 3
25. Younha 12 0 0 0 2 2
Rest of the standings are identical
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