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!