#3 Park Bom “You And I”
I’m going to mention it every damn time she pops up in these posts because it still makes me mad: the fact that her solo songs charted and sold so well but YG have kept her songs in the basement is a damn shame. Songs going back to what? 2005? 2006? Ugh. Anyways. This was her solo debut song and would be later included in 2NE1’s “To Anyone” album a year later. It would reach #1. Here’s Bom (and her cleavage) at the 2NE1 New Evolution tour in 2012. She looks so happy. A recent IG update hinted at her working on a comeback.
#2 2PM “Heartbeat”
This was the lead single for their “01:59PM” album. The song would reach the top spot. I think I say this every time, but I always expect them to rip their shirts off at the end lol. I guess it is what I remember most from this era. Oh! Also this was when Jaebom left the group. Here is their “Heartbeat” stage on their MBC comeback show in 2013. No bare chests here either darn it.
#1 SS501 “Love Like This”
After activities overseas and an EP filled with solo songs, they would regroup and release the “Rebirth” EP together. “Rebirth” would end up being one of the third bestselling album for the year, following Super Junior and G-Dragon. An English version of the song from the song’s writer’s group was also released that year.
#5 Taeyang “Wedding Dress”
Oh, I still love this song so much, it’s still my favorite of his solos. This was the follow up to “Where U At?” and would also take the top spot. I remember there being so many English covers of this on YouTube too. Do you think they played this song at his wedding? I mean, they lyrics don’t really fit, but Versace On The Floor was their first dance so I think anything went on the reception playlist tbh lol. Can you believe it’s been almost 3 years since they’ve gotten married?
#6 SHINee “Ring Ding Dong”
Ah, the song that was banned during test season (coincidentally right now) because it’s just so hard to get it out of your head once you hear it. Because you can’t study for that college entrance exam when you are too busy ring ding dong ring ding dong ring diggy ding diggy ding ding ding-ing. This was the single off of the group’s “2009, Year Of Us” EP. Here’s a stage from a Music Bank show in 2015, during the “Married To The Music” era, I think. I'm mad they cut away from Taemin during the dance break lol. The group recently reunited this week with Minho’s return from the Marines.
source: Paulino Cervantes, MBCkpop 1 2 3, SBS KPOP, & naver