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Top 50 K-Pop Singles of 2012: 40-31*

Updated: 4 hours ago



40. B.A.P- Warrior

2012 was a year of exciting debuts, and Warrior laid the groundwork for that event.

B.A.P burst out of the gates with this brass-heavy, warlike production, presenting themselves as a newcomer to fear.

Given this soundscape, the group doesn't radiate the quality of a newcomer, hence why they were a rookie group to keep an eye on.

39. 9MUSES- News

38. Apink- Hush

37. A-JAX- 2MYX

Influenced by late-90s Max Martin boyband sound, the underrated 2MYX serves the genre justice with its enthralling verses and palatable hook.

36. F.T. Island- Severely

After an electrifying guitar solo, Severely slowly takes its time before dropping an awe-inspiring chorus, letting leadman Hongki work his magic.

35. Super Junior- Sexy, Free & Single

Don't let the song's name fool you! Sure, there are cringe-worthy English lyrics, but the guys bury them with meaty vocal melodies over a delicious electrofunk instrumental!

Knowing Super Junior, this is their strength of taking something comical and turning it into an enjoyable pop song!

34. SISTAR- Alone

Even though they're the summer queens, one of Sistar's biggest hits, Alone, is anything but a summer track. Instead, it's a sleek and sexy dance-pop single that contains an iconic instrumental opening!

33. SPICA- Russian Roulette

32. G-Dragon- That XX

That XX is what an acoustic song should aspire to sound like.

Even though the production is minimal, G-Dragon single-handedly saved this track with his infectious voice and melodies (both are on display during the chorus).

The guitar also deserves credit for neatly supporting G-Dragon's magnificent performance.

31. Gain- Bloom

Talk about the rich getting richer!

The song does an excellent job of providing a groovy first verse led by an ear-catching rhythm guitar. But once the chorus arrives, the song blooms into a euphoric soundscape, spearheaded by Gain's impeccable vocal performance supported by flavorful vocal accents.

It's like waking up from a beauty sleep, only to see fireworks and confetti drops appear in broad daylight!

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