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Favorite K-Pop Songs of the Year: 2014

Hellooooo everyone! I’m back! โค

You might be thinking, “Wait… who’s this?” and to that, I say “It’s Time to K-Pop!” Haha…ย stupid jokes aside, I really (sincerely) missed talking to you guys and posting on the blog, especially considering all that has happened in the K-pop industry recently. Yup, I’m talking about the good, the bad, and the ugly. :S It’s already been 9 months (!!!!!) since I’ve posted, and before anything else, I’d like to explain why I’ve been away for so long. First off, I’m so so so sorry for my absence. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’ve been really busy with school and college applications, and it was a bit overwhelming for me… I could go into more depth (and rant) about this, but I’ll save it because we have other, more interesting things to talk about! ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyways, I’m back, and we’re already almost halfway done with 2015! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I hope the new year has been great for everyone, and that you guys achieve whatever goal you have in mind! ๐Ÿ™‚

Enough with all that rambling though! A looot has happened in k-pop, whether that be good or bad and now that 2014 is over (since quite a while ago), I want to celebrate all the songs I felt were my favorites in this past year. I think this list is going to be a bit long (and this post is already long), so let’s get started! The songs are in no particular order. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Overdose – Exo:ย A lot has happened to Exo this past year (I’m sure you guys know what I’m talking about) but I think this powerful, yet catchy song is definitely one to recognize for 2014, and for Exo. Check out the video for the awesome dance routine as well as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Eyes, Nose, Lips – Taeyang: I’ve written about this song already in previous posts, but to summarize what I said: I love this song. I listened to it a lot when it first came out, and I kept it on repeatย for a looong time. Such a nice song! Definitely one of the highlights of k-pop in 2014, so check it out if you haven’t already!

200% – Akdong Musician: In my opinion, Akmu was one of the best rookies of 2014 and their album Play is fantastic. The album is amazing, and it has many great songs in it. This super talented group deserves to be recognized for its talent!

Lonely – B1A4: (Almost) every time B1A4 releases a song, I am singing along to it in a few days. Their songs are so catchy, and this song is definitely one of those catchy songs as well! Another song that I listen to on repeat. ๐Ÿ™‚

Her – Block B: This song was AWESOME. So catchy, fun, and unique. I just realized that I never published the “Talking about” I did on this music video… Woops :p That really sucks haha, but I basically mentioned how much of an awesome song it was, and how much I was in love with it. :p Her is not only one of my favorites for 2014, but also of Block B’s songs!

Some – Soyou & Jung Gi Go: The song that defined the year of 2014 in terms of kpop… Haha okay, this is a bit of an exaggeration (I’ll admit) but I feel like this sweet, catchy song became very popular in Korea. If you weren’t too crazy about k-pop last year (and missed out on this song), listening to Some is a must!

Come Back Home – 2NE1: Don’t let the quirkiness of the video scare you! This song is fantastic! 2NE1 has very strong vocals and it is definitely showcased in this song. It’s a super interesting mix of a lot of different styles, which combine into a very catchy song. ๐Ÿ˜€

1004 – B.A.P: Hehe, if you’ve read a few of my previous posts, you’ll know that I have a soft side for B.A.P. :’) My obsession aside, though, I think 1004 is an awesome song! It’s really cool and it packs a powerful performance. Great song from a talented group! P.S. Is anyone else really sad about B.A.P’s lawsuit? ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Good Luck – Beast: This song is awesome! It’s really catchy, and it brings back memories of the days when I was crazy about Beast haha :’) Super interesting sound! It’s a good place to start if you’ve never heard of any Beast songs.

Go Crazy – 2PM: What to say… other than GO CRAZY! This might be one of the catchiest, most fun songs on this list. Not only is the dance really fun, the song itself makes me want to dance. This is the song for you if you want a fun, upbeat dance song! I strongly recommend that you watch a performance video of it, because the dance adds to the fun of the song. ๐Ÿ™‚

A – GOT7: GOT7 is also one of my favorite rookies (and groups in general) of 2014! They are a fun, talented group that has awesome songs. ๐Ÿ™‚ So groovy and fun! This song is a must-press-repeat-after-listening-to-the-first-time type of song, because it is just that catchy and cute. ๐Ÿ™‚ Stop stop it is really cool too, but I personally prefer A!

Angel – Yoon Mi Rae: This song probably isn’t as well-known as the other songs on this list (and you might not consider it k-pop) but it is too good not to include. Rather simple and a bit repetitive, but it’s so sweet and awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s not like Yoon Mi Rae’s usual style, but it is still just as awesome!

Hold Me Tight – Loco: Again, another song that isn’t really k-pop (hehe). Regardless, this song is awesome! It shows how awesome Loco’s vocals are, and is a definite must. Its hip-hop feel might not be your thing, but for me, it’s totally what I love!

It’s You – Neon Bunny: Not k-pop, but still awesome! Neon Bunny has a very interestingย sound that shines through in this song. Might not be your cup of tea, but still give it a try! ๐Ÿ™‚ I highly suggest that you try other Neon Bunny songs if you enjoyed this one as well.

Chisa Bounce – M.I.B: I have no idea why I love this song so much.. But I do! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s not as popular as the other songs on this list, but it’s just as awesome. Something about its unconventional sound, which still accomplishes catchiness, deserves a spot on this list. The chorus is awesome!

That’s it for this post friends! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so sorry for the delay again (9 months is a looong time) but I promise I will start posting more frequently now. I’ve been itching to talk to you guys about k-pop these days haha. There have been a lot of awesome songs in 2015 already, and now I need to catch up. ๐Ÿ™‚ This list is not complete (at all) and I’ll add to it if I remember anything. These are the only ones that I can remember right now. ๐Ÿ™‚ What do you think about my list? Were your favorites here? Let me know what songs I missed in the comments! I’d love to find out what other songs you have in mind. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for being patient!

Haven’t said this in forever, but hugs from your fellow K-Popper! โค

Talking about Come Back Home – 2NE1

Hi guys! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! To be honest, I wasn’t sure of what to write about today. After quite some thinking, I decided to write another “Talking about”! I wanted to post more, and although I really wanted to create a new series, I’m kinda out of ideas. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I really wanted to post today, so i thought I’d do another one although I already did one yesterday, since there’s been many music video releases, or it seems like it. Today’s post will be about Come Back Home – 2NE1! ๐Ÿ˜€ Watch it here if you haven’t already.

2NE1 is a four member girl group part of YG Entertainment. They debuted in 2009, with the members CL, Dara, Bom, and Minzy. Although I’ll eventually do a “K-Pop Group of the Day” about them, I’ll just briefly mention that I have quite high opinions about them, and they’re one of my favorite girl groups in k-pop until now. That’s a high title to withhold. Did their new song disappoint me, or did I love it? Keep reading to find out! ๐Ÿ™‚

Picture taken from billboard.com. All rights go to the respective owners!
Picture taken from billboard.com. All rights go to the respective owners!

Song:ย The song get’s a “great” from me! (What a cheesy statement, am I right?) But seriously, I really did enjoy the song. I don’t think it was a disappointment at all. I read some things online in which people were looking for a more “powerful”, badass feel to their new song, and although this song doesn’t have this element to it, I still think it’s amazing either way. I love the chorus, their powerful vocals, the xylophone in the beginning, the “breakdown” part (does that make sense?) – all sounded great to my ears. At first, the acoustic guitar part with CL’s rap seemed a bit bizarre and out of place to me, but it grew on me after a few listens. This may seem like a very judgmental remark, but I mean it in all the ways possible – it is a very 2NE1-like song. That’s one of the things I like about them, their distinctive style in most of their songs, and I get this from this song too. It does seem like it’s divided in parts of different music styles, and I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure about how I felt about it in my first listen. After my second listen though, I thought they worked really well together, and complemented each other in a way. Thumbs up 2NE1. I realize this probably isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but fortunately, it is mine. :3

Video:ย A LOT TO BE SAID ABOUT THIS VIDEO. If I had to explain it in one word, I would have to say: Impressive. And I definitely mean that. This video was impressive. Different from many, if not all, other k-pop videos. I feel like many k-pop videos attempt only to make their idols look good, which obviously is and should be the main purpose of a music video, but hey, it doesn’t hurt if you make it meaningful and impressive too ๐Ÿ˜€ It’ll help the reputation of your group! That’s just my opinion though; you’re more than welcome to disagree with me! Not only does the video make 2NE1 look good, because damn they do look good, but it also has a coherent and logical plot to it, which is supported by its amazing special effects. Can we talk about that? I heard there was a lot of effort, and money, into all the effects that went into it, and it reflects in the video because it does look really good. It’s an overall cool looking video, and I like the whole idea of “virtual paradise” and rebelling against it. Thumbs up 2NE1 again.

My overall impressions….. are that it is awesome. You probably could tell from my rambling in both sections, but I definitely wasn’t disappointed. I’ll download the song for sure! ย I am thoroughly impressed with both the video and the song! ย What do you think? Is it a love or hate for you? I wan’t to know! ๐Ÿ˜€ Leave me a comment! I know how much people either love/hate 2NE1, so no hate yo. ๐Ÿ™‚ (please)

What song should I talk about next?

Hugs from your fellow K-Popper! โค