Top 45 K-Pop Songs of 2014 (Part 2)

After a week, here we are with the remainder of the Top 45 K-Pop Songs of 2014 countdown! In case you missed it, here’s Part 1.

Why 45? Because I feel like it. Because 50 is overdone. Because there were more than 20 good songs this year. Because I’m including non-titles unlike a certain music chart.

Songs 25-1 will be revealed here. Have you figured out what Number 1 is yet?

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RIP RiSe, Ladies’ Code Updates

At 10:10 AM KST on September 7th, Kwon RiSe has passed away.

After losing EunBi earlier this week, and seeing the news footage from her wake and funeral, I really did not think my heart could take any more hurt. But today, it has been revealed that RiSe has passed. Considering the extent of her injuries, it seemed as though it would take a miracle for her to pull through. Unfortunately that miracle did not come.

Sojung is not in critical condition, has received all of her surgeries, and has shown mental awareness. She does know of Eunbi’s death. This information can be found, with Korean sources, in the Reddit link above.

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I don’t even know what to think. Today was my first day at my first full time job. My day went amazingly, but as soon as I got home, the first thing I saw on Facebook was a post in a K-Pop group about EunB of Ladies’ Code passing away. I immediately thought it was a hoax. I scroll down my Newsfeed and see it wasn’t at all.

Go EunBi of Ladies’ Code as passed away as a result of a car accident. Rise remains in critical condition, and Sojung has slightly stabilized at the time of this post.

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Ladies’ Code are Flawlessly Funky

Of the girl group comebacks this summer, I was basically most looking forward to BESTie’s as they’ve caught my eye since “Love Options” and I think the members are pretty endearing, but then was the most underwhelming, boring, concept and song released this summer – though somehow it managed to get to number 53 on Gaon, and the mini-album debuted at number 7 – not too bad. Then I heard SECRET were making a comeback, and coming off of Hyosung’s divine “Good Night Kiss,” I had high hopes, but the initial teaser of the song sounded unoriginal and ballad-like to say the least. The teaser that was released today sounds significantly better, and while I am looking forward to the comeback, I have just been blown so far away by Ladies’ Code, I don’t even know if I can bring myself to care about any girl group again – not counting HyunA or 4Minute of course. Especially now that HyunA is slaying everyone on the Gaon charts.

I did already say that I was looking forward to Ladies’ Code’s comeback more than the other girl groups that have been in discussions to comeback in the next few weeks. From the first teaser showing Zuny being blown away, literally, I knew that the track would totally be for me, and would be totally Ladies’ Code.  Continue reading

4 Member Girl Groups Take Over Summer 2014

As many of you know, I’m not a huge fan of Girl’s Day or Sistar, but it’s undeniable how both “Darling” and “Touch My Body” are basically the two biggest songs of the summer. While there’s nothing remotely original about “Darling” – particularly the “Shy Boy”-sound to the song, I can’t say I disliked it – mostly because of the “Shy Boy” similarities. “Touch My Body” is one of the most original singles Sistar has released, and I actually enjoy it. The dance is cute, and I’m not sure why they’re getting so much criticism for an ‘awkward dance’ – since it looks fun, and isn’t even that hard to do.

Anyways, I’m mostly here to write about the other 4 member girl groups of Summer: BESTie, Red Velvet, Secret, and KARA.  Continue reading