#3 FT Island “Hello Hello”
The band would spend a lot of time in Japan around this time, due to 2010 being their big breakout year over there. But they would make a comeback in Korea to release a new EP, “Return”. The album would peak at #1. Here’s a fun Music Core stage that took place randomly at a water park lol.
#2 Baek Ji Young “Ordinary”
This was the lead single from the singer’s 8th album, “Pitta”. The song was a commercial and critical success, and is still one of her biggest selling songs. “Pitta” would be her only musical release in 2011, along with a trio of OST songs. Here's Ji Young looking and sounding so good on M Countdown. Like, so pretty omg!
#1 Beast “Fiction”
This era was huge for the group. “Fiction” was one of the singles from their first full album, “Fiction And Fact”. Both the song and the album would hit the top spot. The two album singles, “Fiction” and “On Rainy Days” are still the group’s biggest selling songs. The group would win multiple awards at the year-end shows, and that shuffly feet dance was everywhere. Here’s the group’s performance at a shipyard or something? Love Music Core and their shooting locations lol. Best one is still SNSD on top of that building for “Genie” tho.
#4 2NE1 “Lonely”
I’ve said it before, but I’ve never been a Blackjack. But sometimes I’ll watch a performance and am just like damn. They really had IT. And once again I get mad at YG. The song would peak at #1, and would become the first girl group song to achieve a perfect all kill since its inception in 2010. The only other perfect all kills before that? Kim Bum Soo and Park Bom. They did a few versions of this song for YG on Air, and here’s the acoustic version with guitarist Jung Sungha that was filmed during the “I Love You” era.
#7 Sistar 19 “Ma Boy”
“Ma Boy” was the debut single from the Sistar unit group, Sistar 19, featuring Hyolyn and Bora. I’ve loved at first listen, and will still body roll to it. Muscle memory lol. You’re probably doing it right now. The song was a success for them, and would peak in the #2 spot. It’s been a while, so let’s check out the MV again. They’re both so young and cute! Weren’t we all 10 years ago?
source: MBCkpop 1 2, Mnet K-POP, 2NE1 , starshipTV & soompi