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

Updated: Oct 3

Honorable Mentions



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, proving to be a formidable group to fear.

39. Apink- Hush

Compared to their previous singles, Hush is a slightly mature, catchier dance-pop track that offers an enjoyable hook and a sweeter disco-influenced post-hook. The titular refrain certainly does the trick!

38. 9Muses- News

News chugs over an active synth line since its start time, hardly taking a breath while offering piercing electronic moments to save you from boredom. The production is highly addicting!

37. 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. Ever since its release, Severely's chorus stands as a timeless moment.

36. 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.

35. Super Junior- Sexy, Free & Single

Don't let the song's name fool you! Sure, there are some cringe-worthy English lyrics here, but those are heavily buried by Sexy, Free & Single's delicious electrofunk instrumental. The guys also contribute by delivering meaty vocal melodies.

34. G-Dragon- That XX

That XX is an example of a great acoustic song. G-Dragon's voice and acoustic guitar give the verses a pretty sound, while the chorus works like a total charm!

33. 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.

32. Gain- Bloom

Bloom is a perfect example of "rich getting richer." After its verse carries out an excellent rhythm guitar, the song blooms into a soaring hook supported by flavorful vocal accents. It's like opening the windows to see a stunning view.

31. TVXQ!- Humanoids

Humanoids is precisely what the name suggests - a dystopian-like EDM production that sounds like an ambitious pleading for the modern generation to create a better future.

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