30. THIS IS WAR - MBLAQ
Now tell me, what girl wouldn’t like having this 2 fine guys fighting over her? Declaring war to each other while dancing and singing in those outfits? haha ok scratch that last part. This song is great, the lyrics are great, the performances were over the top, a perfect comeback for Mblaq.
29. WHAT IS LOVE – EXO K
Oh baby, don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me no more… #OKNOT … I could not stop playing that in my head everytime I heard the tittle of this song hahaha. This song brings me back to the golden TVXQ days, is a beautiful soft sound, made to show off the vocal skills of its interpreters, my favorite EXO song.
28. VENUS – HELLOVENUS
V-I-C-T-O-R-Y- GIRLS lalalalalalala. Pretty girls + catchy song + colorful MV = old formula… but it worked like new for this girls! … not bad Hello Venus! My favorite debut song of the first half of the year.
27. IS BEING PRETTY EVERYTHING – FAT CAT
This girl is so cute, I feel like pinch her cheeks every time I see her. How can she sing about being ugly? makes no sense! hahaha Well in the K-POP world, what does make sense? IBPE is a good song, with good lyrics and a wonderful MV. Is actually an astounding release for such an unknown artist, I hope to hear a lot more from her.
26. POISON - SECRET
Poison love!!!! Secret was back and sexier than ever! Singing about a poisonous man and his poisonous love! With the whole dark detective theme and the saxophone part, priceless! The choreo was SOOO NASTY… so much pelvic action going on! These girls are pushing the limits….and I love it!
25. VOLUME UP - 4MINUTE
And suddenly I am in a Miami Vice rerun, hahaha. “Volume Up” is a different and addictive and I love it. It was an amazing comeback for 4minute, the whole mini album was good. Too bad the competition was hard, they could have win more trophies in other conditions.
24. I LOVE YOU - 2NE1
Romantic 2NE1??? F*CK YEAH!!!! Finally a love song for the bad ladies of Kpop! Love from from beginning to end! And the clothing was wonderful, YG style!
23. TICKET – NINE MUSES
They deserved more recognition for this effort, Its a catchy song with a good MV. The always beautiful Nine Muses did a great job.
22. LOVEY DOVEY – T-ARA
This song and T-ara were meant to be, their voices match it so well and their effortless dance steps go with it. I enjoyed all the live stages, it is always fun to watch them perform this kind of track. I ❤ Lovey Dovey, is an interesting song, I want to love too!!!
21. BEAUTIFUL NIGHT – BEAST
I find awkward the whole singing in NYC streets but I´ll buy it because the song is freaking awesome! Its so great to see Beast having fun again, after so much suffering… a funky up beat song! The chorus is fantastic, you just cant help it, you will like it! I am happy to see that they they continue to grow as musicians, delivering better songs each time.
20. ALONE - SISTAR
So bad Sistar did not get to win their well deserve triple crown over TTS and Infinite, nonetheless ”Alone” sets the record straight about them, as one of the most promising idols out there…finally. It was so unfair having the best female vocalist and still be underrated, well that changed with this comeback. The song is unexpectedly nostalgic and heartfelt, and the sexy leg dance complete the package. Not to forget that now the whole quartet gets the spotlight!
19. PANDORA – KARA
I have a soft spot in my heart for Kara. I like their song and videos a lot, and I think they are sooo pretty…. a perfect korean girl group. “Pandora” fits them perfectly, a feminine song in tune with this little ladies.
18. NALINA – BLOCK B
What a comeback! Block B dish aside their rookie status by making an epic statement…WE ARE HERE TO MAKE AN UPROAR..and it worked…for good or for bad you lovely troll idols!!!. Is sad they didn’t get to enjoy the merits of this effort because of the incident in Thailand. I would love to watch them on stage singing it again, goofing around and having fun!
17. ONLY ONE – BoA
My words for my favorite comeback of the year: Great song/flawless choreography. BoA is indeed the irrefutable queen of K-pop, so talented and humble. I am glad she did not release a dance track, I was expecting a change and I got it. Besides, she was part of the production of the album.
16. GANGNAM STYLE - PSY
Worldwide phenomenum PSY could not be missed on my list! This song was everywhere… I mean, I live in Peru, and even here there were flashmobs and horse dance competitions O.o To be honest I loved the song from day one! but now I am kind of sick of it! hahaha. I remember dancing on my seat and now I just press NEXT haha.
15. ELECTRIC SHOCK - F(X)
My girls are back! I couldn’t be happier… well maybe I could be if SME would make better efforts to let them grow artistically. “Electric Shock” has everything f(x) dominates, synthetic sounds, catchy chorus and a clean choreo. But I wanted more this time, I hope next time they´ll show a new side, to let us know they are getting better. All and all, I love this release, because is more of the f(x) I love.
14. WOW - BtoB
BtoB BACK AGAIN, BtoB CHANGE THE GAME, BtoB GET YOUR SWAG!!!! So here I was thinking Venus was my favorite rookie song from the year, and then the lovely guys from BtoB released WOW! I was thrown back to the BSB times! A perfect boy band song, fill with energy and catchy sounds. Flawless from my point of view.
13. SEXY LOVE - T-ARA
Sexy eyes, sexy mouth! Everything seems to be sexy for T-ara and I do not care. What a fine song! They keep on trying euro sounds and its working! And the choreo with the robot/doll theme going on …. refreshing a true to the style of one of my fav girl groups.
12. THE CHASER - INFINITE
Somehow “The Chaser” feels nostalgic to me. Like a remake or something like that. Infinite really captured the retro concept and made a great song out of it. The owned the music charts like a boss, and I expected no less from them, Infinite is skyrocketing to the top and they boys deserved it. All the hard work is paying off! I can’t wait for their next comeback! Sunggyu feel free to chase me every time.
11. CATCH ME - TVXQ
TVXQ will always be on my list! I know I am biased but honestly speaking “Catch me” is one of the best releases of the year. The song itself is good, with the changes in tempo and all that synthetic sound. The choreo is one of the best of the year also…with the hulk arms! soooo insane! I´ll always keep the faith…please make another comeback soon!
10. TARANTALLEGRA – XIAH JUNSU
I will kill the person who did not let Junsu perform “Tarantallegra” live!!!! KILL YOU!!! YOU ARE WARNED!…. I might end up killing Lee So Man I know =(. It is so frustrating JYJ doesn’t get to promote their wonderful songs. Junsu did a great job with this album, is perfect! And the tittle song fits him like a glove, he dances every beat so beautifully and his vocals are as flawless as him. I really feel charmed to dance every time I hear his song, a real spell.
9. TWINKLE – TAETISEO
I did not see this coming.The first SNDS sub unit took all the music charts by storm, sweeping all the awards, this only proves the “power of nine” or three¿?. “Twinkle” is everything I love about girls groups, is flirty, catchy, fun and with a colorful MV fill with cool outfits. I was pleasantly surprised, it sounds like a K-pop version of Lady Marmalade, I completely like it! The powerful voices of Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun sound amazing and so in sync with the lyrics and the whole vibe of the song.
8. LIPSTICK - ORANGE CARAMEL
Originality at its best that is “Lipstick”. Orange Caramel really managed to surprise me with this album. They seem like a whole group and not a sub-unit. I couldnt get this song out of my head for days, and I can watch the video over and over, is so funny and ramdon! You have to like “Lipstick”! <3
7. BAD BOY – BIGBANG
YG really know how to treat BIGBANG, their musical growth is evident in every comeback. “Bad Boy” is outstanding from any point of view.
6. STOP GIRL – U-KISS
In the name of love…give my babies an award!!!!! This song is sooooo freaking good! From the first “HEY” to the last “LOOOOOVE” is incredible! A must have for K-pop lovers, seriously! and those body waves were to much for my fragile heart.
5. SEXY FREE & SINGLE - SUPER JUNIOR
As an ELF I was completely over the top happy about this comeback. To have my boys promoting again was all that I wanted for this past year. The song doesnt dissapoint, is pure SUJU magic, even tough I dont get why they are ready to bingo ¿? haha. But the MV was just AAAHHH!!! I hate how SM never gets creative with Super Junior, always the same “dancing in a box” video. Anyway, the dance was great and yes I must say it I SAW THEM LIVE AT THE MUSIC BANK IN CHILE…And they are amazing performers!!!!! So of course this song is one of my fav!
4. BLOOM - GAIN
Sexy Gain is Sexy…. oh how much I love this song and the vid OMG! Is one of the best songs of the year indeed. She looks so classy and at the same time dirrrty. The music, lyrics and video combine gracefully to create sensations, desire, suspiros.
3. SHERLOCK – SHINee
I´m so curious yeah! Best dance performance of this year, for sure. Is insane how coordinated my babies are, I enjoyed every single stage, the 5 of them are getting so handsome and Taemin shines so beautifully!
2. BLUE – BIG BANG
Great song is great. “Blue” fills my artistic growth expectations from BIGBANG. Seriously, the song is doomed to greatness, is soft and powerful at the same time.
1. FANTASTIC BABY – BIG BANG
The best release of the year. “Fantastic Baby” has it all, the most amazing catchy line BOOM SHAKALAKA, the greatest performers, the round lyrics that go the the feeling of the song, the fun choreography and the PERFECT MUSIC VIDEO. Not to forget every single stage was breath taking! and I mean it… I SAW THEM LIVE in their Alive tour in Peru, the performance was just amazing!!!! Indubitable the best song/MV/Album of 2012.
PLS READ: This is MY CHART…You might have another order…this is mine! I know some groups have achieved more than others, but I am only taking into consideration what I like. If you live any other singer/group that is not on this list, feel free t introduce me to them.