It seems like everyone is doing these Best K-Pop Songs of 2016 lists, but they all seem to feature the same songs, so I thought I’d do my own completely arbitrary list of songs I liked. Obviously it would be really boring and predictable if the whole thing was just Block B related, so the rules are that the song 1. had to be released in 2016 and 2. cannot be a part of the Greater Block B Musical Complex.
I’m going to group them thematically instead of trying to rank them, because I think ranking stuff you like is inherently pointless. But there is a Song of the Year, so be prepared for that!
Here we go!
Trop music comes to Korea.
Yeah, if you’re American, right now you’re screaming “DEAR GOD NO MORE TROP!!!!” but I like all these songs because they use trop more as a spice, which means that they don’t all sound exactly the same.
Hash Swan & dKash, “Ay”
BTS, “Save Me”
Double K, “OMG”
CJamm & BeWhy, “Puzzle”
Jay Park, “Me Like Yuh”
I’m keeping with the tropical theme, because it’s fucking freezing where I live right now.
Skull & HaHa, with Stephen Marley, “Love Inside”
Skull & Sizzla Kalonji, “Get Rich”
Park Kyung is really bummed that he can’t be included.
Sonnet Son & Andup, “Without You”
Heize & Dean, “And July”
Babylon & HA:TFELT, “Raining Street”
Music to Shtup To
“Tightly” could fit in here. You know, if you make it tight.
Yoonmirae, “JamCome On Baby”
Babylon, “Crush on You”
Jimin Park & Hash Swan, “Walkin'”
Leftover Music I Liked
Bulhandang, “We Back”
BeWhy, “Day Day”
San E & Chancellor, “Dish”
Vromance & Big Tray, “Bing”
Candle & Hanhae, “I Know”
Snacky Chan, “Out of Time”
Boi B, “Horangnabi”
Taewoon, “Fine Apple”
Sleepy, “Oh Yeah”
Junoflo, “Infinite Styles”
THE SONG OF THE YEAR!!!!
2016 was a bitch, so San-E wrote a song about it. Congratulations, San-E, on creating my personal Song of the Year!
San-E, “Bad Year”