4:38 pm - 06/21/2019

Flashback Friday

Every week I check the 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 to the 3rd week in June, 2008. Most of the songs have already been posted so this time we’ll see some live stages.

#3 Wonder Girls “So Hot”
This song was huge and topped the charts for weeks. It’s still being covered by the new generations of girl groups now. 2008 was such a great time for Wonder Girls. They would follow this up later in the year with an even bigger hit, “Nobody”.

#2 V.O.S “Beautiful Life”
The group generally does really well on the charts, and this was no different. This was a big hit for them, and got them nominations for song of the year. I’m not fan of the choreography, though. It seems out of place to me.

#1 Taeyang “Only Look At Me”
Remember when someone would be handed a baseball cap onstage and you knew that a dance break was coming up? I feel like those don’t happen that often nowadays lol. This is one of the singles from his solo debut, and would claim the top spot. Ah, little bb R&B Taeyang with his Forever Hairstyle!

Honorable Mentions

#6 SHINee “Replay”

These babies! This was the group’s debut song, and their EP charted in the top ten. I haven’t seen this video is so long, didn’t even recognize Victoria at first. My local Daiso used to play the Japanese version all the time lol. Both versions are awesome. I also will never not hear Lucy Pearl during the verses lol.

#7 Jewerly “Everybody Shhh!”
I loved the hell outta this song back then lol. I think the outfits and song really struck a chord in my former cheerleader heart. The song feels very 90s teen movie lol. Brb, going to hunt down my old uniform in the closet to try on.

sources: MBCkpop 1 2, SBS KPOP PLAY, SMTOWN, MaggieKomatsu & soompi
shalottlady07 21st-Jun-2019 11:56 pm (UTC)
Replay ❤️ Still my favorite debut song from any group ever. I remember that debut summer and their mnet reality series(?). Good times.
pikapika217 22nd-Jun-2019 12:38 am (UTC)
So Hot is so special to me because it was my first comeback with WG as I'd gotten into them a little before that.

I love all the girl group covers of it but wish they'd commit and have the girls in that orangey make-up and all the prints as well XD
tsubaki874 22nd-Jun-2019 01:51 am (UTC)
Good God Replay and ITNW were so ahead of their times. The most iconic debuts even still compared to the newer generation.
ashdevilrun23 22nd-Jun-2019 02:00 am (UTC)
replay still the best debut song to date it still sound fresh after almost 11 years
lil_poisonfrog 22nd-Jun-2019 02:04 am (UTC)
Everything about Replay is so perfect. Catchy, public-friendly song, trendy outfits, impressive choreo. Taemin looking like a lil mushroom loooool
bea_chan22 22nd-Jun-2019 04:31 am (UTC)
Still grateful that SHINee going the contemporary R&B than being a rap group, lol
luckhoney 22nd-Jun-2019 06:14 am (UTC)
the song that got me into kpop..REPLAY <3 fave fave faveee
sciencebottle 22nd-Jun-2019 07:14 am (UTC)
Replay is STILL one of the best debut songs and one of the most iconic kpop songs, fight me
aures 22nd-Jun-2019 11:24 am (UTC)
i'll never grow tired of So Hot
aeries_amethyst 22nd-Jun-2019 05:10 pm (UTC)
Replay ~ Replay ~ Replaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy *O* Still one of my fave debuts to this day! Ugh, and will always be my top Shinee song. R&B!Shinee is the best Shinee! T_T

So Hot is probably my fave WG era lol XD Absolutely love the cheetah print outfits and I remember learning the choreo and screaming I'm So Hot! \o/

premonitioner 22nd-Jun-2019 11:39 pm (UTC)
super nostalgia, this was when I got into kpop!
lightframes 24th-Jun-2019 03:18 am (UTC)
💖💖💖 REPLAY 💖💖💖
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