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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

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Songs of the Month: April

Hey guys! ๐Ÿ™‚

Welcome back to It’s Time to K-pop! I didn’t even realize the month had ended already! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Just like what I said for March, April already went by so quickly. Now that the month is over (and a hectic week, I must add :P) I’m back with a Songs of the Month, so let’s get started! P.S. I’m quite proud of myself because I kept note of all the songs I liked hehe, so I probably didn’t forget as many songs as I did for March! :3

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Sometimes – Crush: Pretty sure I didn’t do a Talking About on this song, but it’s a really awesome nonetheless. Definitely give it a listen if you haven’t already! ๐Ÿ˜€

Hold Me Tight – Loco:ย  This has to be one of my favorites even out of this list (one of my favorites out of this list of favorites haha :P)! I don’t know if they are releasing a music video or not, but I had to include it here anyways because it’s just that good! I’ve been a little more than obsessed with this song this past month.

Love Game – 2BIC: Such a cute, sweet song and video! They’re amazing singers and I love their voices.

Victorious 2 – Swings: This is freaking awesome. Enough said. Haha, no but to be more specific, I loved the rapping, the chorus, the video all in one take (except for the filter :S), and just the song in general! I realized I’ve included a lot of hip hop songs this month, but what I can I say, there were a lot of great ones! :3

The Manual – Eddy Kim: A minimalistic,ย simple song, with only Eddy’s voice and the guitar, but it’s so pretty and they work great together. The lyrics are so nice too! Eddy Kim released 3 (I believe) music videos other than this one so go check those out if you enjoyed this!

 

Thank You My Love – Hong Dae Kwang: This song is so adorable! It makes me smile, even just by listening to it hehe! So very sweet! If you need a song that will make you feel better, this is the song for you!

Dduraeyo – Baechigi: No translation for the title, I know, but I’m going with what it says on the music video! ๐Ÿ˜› What really made me like this song was the voices of the singers. I don’t know why, but something about them makes me want to listen to it again. I guess you could say their voices are enticingย ๐Ÿ™‚ The chorus is my favorite part!

Clear Day Cloudy Day – Lunafly: Yes, I know this song is over a year old, but I just came across it now (a little late right)! I absolutely love it! Their voices are amazing and I love the instrumentation in this song. It’s great, no matter how old it is. ๐Ÿ™‚

Stupid Love – Mad Clown & Soyou: Speaking of old songs, Stupid Love takes its place as a favorite song of mine for April! It’s such a beautiful song, and their voices fit so well together. Soyou’s voice in particular is so nice and I can’t really explain the allure it has, but I love it! Awesome song!

By the way, if you guys remember my Talking About on Chisa Bounce by M.I.B, you know how much I really liked it! I did a little bit of additional ‘researching’ on the group and here are two of my favorite songs that I’ve found!

Let’s Talk About You – M.I.B &ย Only Hard For Me – M.I.B:ย Two super catchy songs that I hope you enjoy as much as I did! ๐Ÿ™‚

There were many other amazing songs that I’ve included in my Talking About series that are definitely worth mentioning here as well! I elaborated a little more about them on my blog, so give it a read if you’re interested!

200% – Akmu; Melted – Akmu; Chisa Bounce – M.I.B (I’ve mentioned this song so many times, and I don’t know why I love it so much, but I do :3); Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms – High4 & IU, among others!

What do you think? What other songs do you think should be included here? Please let me know of any others that you think are worth mentioning! Thanks so much for checking out my blog! I really do appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚ May May be fantastic for you (heh get it)

Hugs from your fellow K-Popper!