The tip of the 12 months countdowns are lastly right here! As all the time, we’ll kick off with the large one: The Bias Checklist’s prime 50 songs of the 12 months! Every day this week, I’ll be counting down ten of the 12 months’s finest, till primary is revealed on Friday.
To be eligible for this prime 50 checklist, songs will need to have had a Korean launch as a title observe, follow-up or promotional video between Dec. 1st, 2021 and Nov. thirtieth, 2022.
Interested in previous countdowns? Take a look at the masterpost right here!
20. PSY – That That (ft. Suga)
It’s the return of a legend, flanked by one other legend. PSY’s goofy schtick must be getting outdated by now, however That That’s full of life groove and sequence of addictive hooks but once more secures his place as Okay-pop’s primary lifetime of the social gathering. (full evaluate)
19. ONF – Goosebumps
Placing a brief capper on ONF’s imperial part, Goosebumps made for an sudden swan music earlier than enlistment. It’s a rugged funk exercise, enjoying with sound and construction in an exciting composition that hits exhausting. (full evaluate)
18. Rocket Punch – Chiquita
After flirting with retro influences on previous title tracks, Chiquita accomplished Rocket Punch’s transformation into synth warriors. Its mighty riff provides them loads of ammunition and the music’s refrain seizes that vitality with panache. (full evaluate)
17. Key – One other Life
By now, Key must be properly conscious how a lot we love his embrace of synthwave sounds. Fan favourite One other Life made the proper pre-release, pleasing longtime followers because it deepened the majestic vitality of final 12 months’s Unhealthy Love. (full evaluate)
16. NewJeans – Consideration
If executed properly, laidback grooves may be simply as thrilling as club-ready bangers. Consideration pulls from ethereal 90’s pop to reinvent how a contemporary Okay-pop debut would possibly sound. The music’s affect rapidly turned clear, however even after its reign on the charts has ended that harmonic refrain that can stand the take a look at of time. (full evaluate)
15. WJSN – Final Sequence
After profitable this 12 months’s Queendom competitors, WJSN took a well-deserved victory lap with the stomping Final Sequence. The women aimed straight for the dancefloor and hit their mark, leading to a observe that solely grew extra addictive with time. (full evaluate)
14. Rie – As a result of
OnlyOneOf’s Underground Idol bore loads of fruit in 2022, however no music resonated as clearly as As a result of. Over a sentimental pop/rock soundscape, Rie bears his all in a efficiency that evokes nostalgia. It’s superb what number of nuances he can pack into the music’s plentiful “yeah yeah yeah” ad-libs. (full evaluate)
13. CSR – Pop? Pop!
Many woman teams debuted this 12 months, however CSR’s Pop? Pop! stands as probably the most memorable arrivals. I’ve a severe gentle spot for this early Lovelyz/GFriend sound and immediately fell in love with this rush of sugary candy melody. A bounding dance break is the cherry on prime of an already-delicious confection. (full evaluate)
12. Twice – Discuss That Discuss
Leaping aboard Okay-pop’s retro practice for the primary time since 2020’s I Can’t Cease Me, Discuss That Discuss is the ebullient sound of a gaggle assured in their very own energy. Its blissful refrain sweeps you off your toes and the instrumental crackles with a buoyant pop vitality. (full evaluate)
11. iKON – However You
I might’ve by no means anticipated iKON to go full-on synthwave, however the style seems to suit them like aglove. However You surges on anthemic vitality, tied collectively by an emotive efficiency that sees the group taking full benefit of their vocalists. It’s one of many 12 months’s most underrated tracks. (full evaluate)
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