- title songs or b-sides
- MV/visual concept
- live performances
You can rank them or just list them randomly. Maybe there are also releases from earlier in the year that you discovered belatedly or still enjoy until now. Discuss away!
Here are my personal favorites:
Baekhyun - UN Village
A great chill jam to unwind to. Check out the performances for the "rolling, rolling, rolling hills" move. From his mini album I also like Betcha.
NCT Dream - Boom
The song is an absolute bop but I also love the choreo and Jaemin's iconic "ice cream" line. 🍦 My other faves from their mini album: Best Friend, Bye My First.
Yukika - Cherries Jubiles (Acoustic Ver.)
The city pop version of this song didn't enamor me as much as Neon, but the acoustic version is lovely. The MV starts with the acoustic and then switches to city pop. I wish someone would make me a bento like that.
GFRIEND - Flower (Korean Ver.)
Their latest title track Fever is all right but I was waiting for this Korean version of their Japanese single because the original was not available for streaming in my country. The bass in the background is so good. Also I went to their concert in my city and had a lot of fun! The audience was a pretty equal mix of guys and girls which was nice.
Red Velvet - Umpah Umpah
Not as fantastic as a few other RV favorites of mine but the chorus did get stuck in my head for a while. From their latest mini album I also like Love Is The Way, and from the previous one I'm rediscovering Sunny Side Up, Milkshake and LP.
KARD - Dumb Litty
While making this list I misread the song as Dumb Kitty, lmao. I feel like this deserves as much hype as, say, BP songs?
SOLE - Same (feat. THAMA)
Her mini album was released late in Q2 and this b-side grabbed me belatedly after I watched this live performance. Probably my most favorite female voice right now.
Source: SMTOWN 1, 2, 3, ESTIMATE Entertainment, KOCOWA TV, KARD, 뮤플리
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