5:09 pm - 08/16/2019

Flashback Friday

Happy Friday! Every week I check out 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, let’s see what we were listening to in the 3rd week of August, 2012.

#3 Boa “Only One”
This song was written and produced by Queen Boa herself. I’ve posted the dance version before (because I’ll always choose a Boa dance version video lol), so here’s the drama MV. The video stars actor Yoo Ah In, who I actually didn’t recognize with that haircut wtf. It took me a minute lol. That haircut looks off, right? Just me?

#2 Sistar “Loving U”
Summer Queens I miss you sooo much! Will I be slathering on the sunscreen and laying out by the pool with this song on heavy rotation at some point this weekend? Hell to the yaasss! They’re so pretty and cute and I loved all the styling this era. This song was the single off of a special summer album of the same name.

#1 PSY “Gangnam Style”
A live stage from his summer concert, which he holds every year. This one was from 2012, and about a month after the song first came out. It went to the top of the charts, and stayed at #1 for weeks in Korea. And then it would go on and hit various world charts in the coming months. Couldn’t escape it lol.

Honorable Mentions

#5 2NE1 “I Love You”
Probably my favorite styling era from them. Oh so luxe and glam! Dara’s hair still makes me so happy and unworthy at the same time. Here’s their comeback stage at Inkigayo, with an intro that a year later would be revealed to be a snippet of the group’s next single, “Falling In Love”. This stage is damn gorgeous.

#8 Beast “Beautiful Night”
This is my favorite song from them. I didn’t like the MV at all, but I really liked the live performances. These stages are so much more relaxed than their usual performances with all the hard choreography. They looked like they had fun, and the song is really fun too.

sources: SMTOWN, MBCkpop, TV-People, 2NE1, Mnet K-Pop & mnet
dior_chic 17th-Aug-2019 12:21 am (UTC)
Ahhh such a good year!!!! Only One is perfection, Loving U is perfect for the summer, even though I got issues with Psy - Gangnam Style has a special place in my heart
setsuna16 17th-Aug-2019 12:29 am (UTC)
The MOMENT I heard Only One's teaser, I fell in love.

Like, literally, I had no idea what I was listening to, all I knew was that it was magic.

7 years later, thousands of listens later, and I'm still in love.

It's a shame that it wasn't #1. A damned shame.
theweebdream 17th-Aug-2019 01:09 am (UTC)
Omg Loving U!! I totally forgot about that song. Such a bop, can’t believe it’s so old now 😭
921227 17th-Aug-2019 01:25 am (UTC)
IA with Beautiful Night! Definitely one of my fave title tracks from them -- just the energy was out of this world

Loving u is THE summer song, it'll never get old. I wish we could get a Sistar reunion, show these groups what summer is about
ashdevilrun23 17th-Aug-2019 01:54 am (UTC)
Only one, I love you and Loving you are top tier classics
I remember liking the whole gangnam style album but then the song blew up and no one took psy seriously smh
aeries_amethyst 18th-Aug-2019 04:58 pm (UTC)
absolutely love all the songs on this list! this was such a good year! these were bops and they still smash! \o/
reader17 28th-Aug-2019 02:16 am (UTC)
Loving U is so good (I really miss Sistar) Now tomorrow I will have to have Sistar marathon for the summer bobs. I really wish they would get back together!

Beast Beautiful Night is one of my favorites from them. It has me smiling, laughing and dancing along!
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