The tip of the yr countdowns are lastly right here! As at all times, we’ll kick off with the large one: The Bias Listing’s prime 50 songs of the yr! Every day this week, I’ll be counting down ten of the yr’s finest, till primary is revealed on Friday.
To be eligible for this prime 50 record, songs will need to have had a Korean launch as a title monitor, follow-up or promotional video between Dec. 1st, 2021 and Nov. thirtieth, 2022.
Interested by previous countdowns? Try the masterpost right here!
40. LE SSERAFIM – Fearless
Shredding present lady group developments with a smooth and classy sound, Fearless thrives on simplicity and a way of easy cool. It’s a wisp of a track, however one which by no means wore out its welcome at the same time as extra bombastic opponents emerged. (full evaluate)
39. IVE – Eleven
Who knew what we have been in for when IVE debuted with this enjoyable, early-December bop? The group would go on to overcome charts, however the seeds have been sown instantly with Eleven’s charismatic vocal phrasing and depraved, bhangra-inspired beat. (full evaluate)
38. Everglow – Pirate
For many who like their Ok-pop massive and peculiar, Everglow’s Pirate is a ship price boarding. The track hearkens again to early-10’s EDM, anchored by a mammoth refrain and a sassy efficiency that has its tongue positioned firmly in its cheek. (full evaluate)
37. Tempest – Dangerous Information
Hardly ever do debuts act as such blatant statements of intent. Tempest actually launched themselves to the Ok-pop business with Dangerous Information. Its giddy free-for-all depth is tough to withstand. Overstuffed, sure… however in the very best approach. (full evaluate)
36. DRIPPIN – Villain
DRIPPIN kicked off their Villain sequence with aptitude, harnessing a rugged electro beat and swinging refrain that solely grew stronger with age. It borrows liberally from boy group tropes, however they’re well-honed and polished to a vibrant sheen. (full evaluate)
35. YOUNITE – All people (ft. DJ Juice)
Although YOUNITE’s debut yr was marred by disappointing comebacks, they emerged with the groovy, old-school All people and immediately carved out a enjoyable, funky area of interest. It’s an exquisite crimson herring of their discography. (full evaluate)
34. NCT Dream – Beatbox
Whereas many of the NCT universe engaged in a shouting match this yr (Dream included), the peppy Beatbox stood out as an early-summer spotlight. That is what occurs when boy teams are given a refrain price getting excited for. (full evaluate)
33. VERIVERY – Faucet Faucet
Some songs simply hold getting higher the extra you hear them, and Faucet Faucet’s idiosyncratic quirks helped clean over its jarring transitions. Greater than something, it’s fantastic to see VERIVERY re-embrace a vibrant sound and power that matches them like a glove. (full evaluate)
32. IVE – Love Dive
Love Dive will go down as one among 2022’s most iconic songs, and for good cause. The music drips with persona, discovering a middle-ground between meme-worthy catchphrases and compelling digital soundscapes. (full evaluate)
31. Nature – Limbo!
Hearkening again to the times of Bo Peep Bo Peep and Bar Bar Bar, Limbo tempers its novelty with a blazing instrumental and go-for-broke efficiency that verges on straight-up bonkers. These are the components for my sort of weird Ok-pop spotlight. (full evaluate)
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