So many k-pop songs have come and gone since the last ‘hotpot’, and most have faded away into the abyss without even a second glance. What songs were good enough to break through and make the list this month?
1. B1A4’s “What’s Happening/What’s Going On?”
While I didn’t like this song when I first heard it, just a few more listens convinced me that this song absolutely needs to be at the top of my list. It is sooo B1A4 catchy, but with a few twists here and there that keep it from being another generic k-pop song. The live performance is even better, with some really crisp choreography that makes this song a real visual FEAST.
2. 2PM’s “A.D.T.O.Y”
I already reviewed this song, but just to reiterate in one word: sexy.
3. 9MUSES’ “WILD”
Perhaps one of the only girl group promotion songs I’ve really liked since SNSD’s “I’ve Got a Boy” , “WILD” has attitude and a melody that doesn’t make me want to throw up. That’s quite an impressive accomplishment~
4. uBEAT’s “Should Have Treated You Better”
I have a love/hate relationship with this song; on the one hand I find some of it incredibly annoying, and yet I can never tear myself away. I’ve come to realize that this is actually a very strange and unique quality special to all of UKISS and their songs, at least for me anyway. I am also extremely confused why Kevin is so heavily featured in this song, which is the DEBUT of UKISS subunit: uBEAT, when he is not even in uBEAT. Furthermore, why did they not, even in the slightest, take advantage of Eli’s, Kevin’s, and AJ’s wonderful English speaking skills?! (*hint hint* come out with some English singles..!)
5. Shinhwa’s “This Love”
This song JUST came out and let me tell you, I was addicted from the very first listen. Shinhwa may be old as balls but they are absolute pros in the k-pop industry. I can actually hear this song being played on popular American radio, if, well, the lyrics were changed to English and it wasn’t sung by a bunch of old Korean dudes dressed in tight leather spandex…America’s just prejudiced in that way 😦 Seriously though, this song is brilliant.
6. Secret’s “Yoo-Hoo”
A rather typical girl group single, but I can’t deny it gets you in that breezy summer mood 😉