3:36 pm - 06/14/2019

Flashback Friday

Every week I go through the past charts for this day in the past and share the top three songs. Then I pick out two more from the top ten as honorable mentions. This week, we’re going back 7 years to the 2nd week of June, 2012. I don’t remember much this week, but I think I don’t remember much of 2012 in general lol. All the songs have been posted before, so this time we’ll check out the live stages.

#3 Infinite “The Chaser”
Still a damn bop. I don’t remember anything about this except for the song, which is weird to me because I think this is one of their biggest hits. I feel like I should remember more of this era, but I don’t and that honestly bums me out a little.

#2 Baek Ji Young “Good Boy”
She looks soooo good! I know she’s probably most seen as a ballad queen, but she does some up-tempo jams pretty well too.

#1 G.Na “2 Hot”
I remember a little of the song, I was way into her slower jams more. But now that I’m watching the live stages, the choreography is looking real familiar. And not just because of the tootsie roll, my second favorite move on the dance floor. Yes it’s 2019 and I’m still doing the tootsie roll let me live I’m probably drunk.

Honorable Mentions

#5 Girls Generation TTS “Twinkle”
This was the lead single off of this subunit’s debut EP. I think I only really remember the chorus part. Was Jessica originally supposed to be a part of this unit? Or am I mixing that up with another rumor?

#8 Apink “Hush”
I remember this shirts but don’t remember it was Apink wearing it. Those shirts are the only thing I remember from this era wtf lol. They all look so young.

source: Mnet K-POP 1 2, MBCkpop 1 2, SMTOWN & soompi
ironicmustache 14th-Jun-2019 10:59 pm (UTC)
i'm still listening to the chaser on the regular. after all these years it still gives me goosebumps.
and i think it might be the greatest kpop song of all time ???
goshipgurl 14th-Jun-2019 11:12 pm (UTC)
I could have sworn that hush was way older than Twinkle.
Yes OP, according to rumors Jessica was supposed to be in this subunit but backed out. I'm not sure if either tiffany or seohyun filled her place.

Good Boy is still a bop but I prefer the acoustic version, it's without the highlight dude.
pikapika217 14th-Jun-2019 11:16 pm (UTC)
it was rumored that Seohyun was the one. Then again, it was also rumored that Jess didn't back out so much as Taeyeon ousted her so grain of salt with that.
lil_poisonfrog 15th-Jun-2019 02:08 am (UTC)
I'd kill to know everything that went down between Jessica and Taeyeon specifically. Did they always not like each other or did they grow apart as the group went on? The idea that Taeyeon single-handedly ousted her from anything is pretty farfetched but I can totally see them having beef.
pikapika217 15th-Jun-2019 02:19 am (UTC)
it all seems to come from a place of 'queen bee' syndrome in that only one could be 'THE ONE' as it were. While Tiffany and Yoona were always super popular vocally it was definitely all about Jess & Tae and they were popular themselves.
lil_poisonfrog 15th-Jun-2019 02:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, I also get the sense that their personalities are similar in ways that would clash. Both seem like people who don't hide it when they dislike someone lol
pikapika217 15th-Jun-2019 02:41 am (UTC)
I admit to letting the narrative make me biased against Tae but it's all very subjective and we all know SME can spin a narrative
pikapika217 14th-Jun-2019 11:18 pm (UTC)
Aww Hush, Yookyung's final apink single

I wasn't into G.Na at the time but I certainly remember her video for this, bless those firefighters!!
shazz_chan 14th-Jun-2019 11:33 pm (UTC)
The Chaser is still one of my fave kpop songs :))
soft_taozi 14th-Jun-2019 11:37 pm (UTC)
The chaser is 7 years old?! Wow
aeries_amethyst 15th-Jun-2019 02:41 am (UTC)
I think The Chaser was Infinite's biggest hit. All I do remember is that the era was iconic! I remember watching all the lives! It's definitely one of my fave songs by them. The choreo also stood out to me as well.

I swear Hush came out earlier on O_O

Twinkle is still a bop! Loved everything about this era! \o/
lydzi 15th-Jun-2019 03:06 am (UTC)
Infinite is forever one of the best bb out there in kpop. They should have been bigger, I don't get why they never did in a way.
misstennis 15th-Jun-2019 04:01 am (UTC)
i don't know if it's coincidence or what... but sm merged with woolliim around the time after the chaser's success when infinite was at their peak, then the next thing we know, exo started to be everywhere. so yeah. ;/ but timing is funny sometimes. maybe they just really weren't able to properly capitalize and follow up on the momentum during the chaser era. :(
lydzi 15th-Jun-2019 05:24 am (UTC)
Oh it's definitely not a coïncidence Imo but the SM has always played very very dirty in that field. I don't trust them, they fucked concurrence for less and in such underground ways. Anyway, Infinite is love, I'm still hoping for a réunion when they'll all finish their military service 🥰

Edited at 2019-06-15 07:22 am (UTC)
namikaze_jkc 17th-Jun-2019 02:13 am (UTC)
I was going to say something to this effect too tbh, the timing was iffy, but it couldn't be helped. I also checked, and saw that sm c&c merged with woollim right before their world tour in 2013, right after man in love and destiny, which helped solidify infinite's reputation as a rising boy group.

Also I feel like woollim got too complacent with infinite's popularity during 2011-2014 and started promoting them less tbh so they could focus on establishing their newer groups. Infinite only started getting comebacks once a year during bad era in 2015, and that was after a successful japanese tour for their new album along with releases from both infinite h and sunggyu. From their 5th year onwards, infinite would only have one korean comeback, a japanese release, a concert, and some individual or unit releases.

// i'm still hoping for an infinite reunion, and i think sunggyu is being discharged this year? since they shortened the time for enlistment to 1.5 years instead?
musuu 15th-Jun-2019 09:55 am (UTC)
I was watching a YT video of Gaon album sales from 2010 - 2018 and I was shocked to see Infinite pretty high up there, even passing Big Bang at one point.
thebloomroom 15th-Jun-2019 03:09 am (UTC)
Omg the chaser!! Infinite had some bops
minho_lover 15th-Jun-2019 04:41 am (UTC)

Oooooh the chaser ICONIC infinite really hit it back then!

dallinferno 15th-Jun-2019 05:58 am (UTC)
the chaser was my first fav kpop song and still remains my fav kpop song. it's just SO good. i genuinely believe it's one of the best EVER
aures 15th-Jun-2019 10:33 am (UTC)
oh the chaser was soooo good, definitely top 3 if not best infinite song
lightframes 15th-Jun-2019 04:44 pm (UTC)
The Chaser still holds up really well.

I think Hot is my least favorite G.NA single. :( I still listen to her other music, though.
sodapab 16th-Jun-2019 03:39 pm (UTC)
Hush is still a bop.
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