Saturday, October 31

Looking Back: The Top Three K-Pop Songs of March 2013

Monthly Round-UpSince the start of The Bias List in January 2016, I’ve always looked back at my three favorite title tracks by K-pop artists each month. Now, it’s time to look even further into the past, one month at a time. And, yes, the top three rankings count toward The Bias List’s personal artist scorecard!


March 2013 Overall Thoughts

Out of curiosity, I took a look at my end-of-year data and discovered that, over the past few years, March was the month that delivered the most songs in my eventual top ten. This shocked me, because I never really think about March as a heavy-hitter month. But as the gateway to the spring season, I guess it makes sense.

March of 2013 didn’t deliver as many classics as some of the year’s other months, but it did give us a few incredible highlights. This was an era of super producers. By the end of March, Brave Brothers had already produced six title tracks. Sweetune had produced five. This could be a bad thing. After all, musical diversity is always better than monotony. But, I just happen to love both producers, and they gave 2013 a real iconic sound.

In particular, my love for Sweetune heavily influenced two of my top three picks. But, there are a couple of honorable mentions that deserve extra praise. Lee Hi’s Rose remains as stunning today as it was back then, and U-KISS’s Standing Still is one of their most underrated tracks.

March also saw the debut of girl group Ladies’ Code, as well as sub-unit ZE:A Five (with a Brave Brothers track, of course!). Both are great songs.


Honorable Mentions

D-Unit – Face To Face (video)

Double A (AA) – Come Back (video)

Ladies’ Code – Bad Girl (video)

Lee Hi – It’s Over / Rose (video / video)

RaNia – Just Go (video)

U-KISS – Standing Still (video)

ZE:A Five – The Day We Broke Up (video)


TOP THREE SONGS

3. Heo Young Saeng – The Art Of Seduction

2. Girl’s Day – Expectation

1. Infinite – Man In Love (review)


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