The Year’s Best: #26-22

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2 Cool 4 Skool

#26: We Are Bulletproof Part 2

by: 방탄소년단 (Bangtan Boys)

Release: June 12, 2013 | Album: 2 Cool 4 Skool | [Listen]

Bangtan Boys and their hit, “We Are Bulletproof Part 2” are next on the list. Just like their other releases this year, “We Are Bulletproof Part 2” helped this group explode onto the Kpop scene with its unique Hip Hop sound.

2집 - 쿠데타 Coup D'etat Part 1

#25: Black ft. Jennie Kim

by: G-용 (G-Dragon)

Release: September 2, 2013 | Album: 2집 – 쿠데타 (Coup D’etat) Part 1 | [Listen] [Review]

YG trainee, Jennie Kim, is making her 2nd appearance on the list as a feature on Big Bang leader, G-Dragon’s “Black.” This duo sings and raps about the dark side of love in another amazing collaboration of 2013. The real star of this song was Jennie Kim, and it was one more reason why I can’t wait to see this girl debut.

The 5th Mini Album 'Everybody'

#24: 상사병 (Symptoms)

by: 샤이니 (SHINee)

Release: October 14, 2013 | Album: The 5th Mini Album ‘Everybody’ | [Listen]

As soon as I heard “상사병 (Symptoms)” I new this song was making my list. SHINee shed new light on their talents with their song as they ventured into a new subject matter, and song style. At least for me, “상사병 (Symptoms)” will be one of SHINee’s most memorable songs.

The 5th Album Vol. 2- 'Thank You'

#23: 청혼하는 거예요 (Proposal Song)

by: 포맨 (4men)

Release: May 8, 2013 | Album: The 5th Mini Album Vol. 2- ‘Thank You’ | [Listen]

4men, and their amazing voices are next on the list with their lovely “청혼하는 거예요 (Proposal Song).” 4men is definitely a leading group in the world of Ballad singers, and “청혼하는 거예요 (Proposal Song)” was just one more moving song that the group can add to their list of memorable releases. Just listening to this song makes my heart a flutter (note to future husband: have this song playing in the background during your proposal).

1집 - First Love Part 2

#22: 바보 (Fool for Love)

by: 이하이 (Lee Hi)

Release: March 28, 2013 | Album: 1집 – First Love Part 2 | [Listen] [Review]

Lee Hi is making her 2nd appearance on ‘The Year’s Best’ list with her song “Fool for Love” from part 2 of her 1st album, “First Love. Yet again, at age 16, Lee Hi is belting out a story of painful love with all the soul of a grown woman. I loved this song for all the emotion, but especially for the gospel elements that I’ve never heard from Kpop before.

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