Well I think it’s easy to say that this year just keeps on delivering some great songs. June was an amazing month, and very difficult to rank. It took me a while to settle on this order! There were some excellent releases and great debuts.
Top 10 MVs – Korea
1. Boyfriend ~ Obsession
So this was extremely difficult, but in the end I had to lean towards Boyfriend. I just really enjoyed this comeback! I like this change in their music. I love the cute, but I think this suits them just as well and “Obsession” was a really good MV. I liked the whole concept. The idea of them rebelling against Peter Pan who didn’t want them to grow up reflected their decision to change their image and music. Well done Boyfriend! Their whole album was really good and I was glad when they released an MV for “Alarm” too.
2. Beast ~ Good Luck
Coming in at a very close 2nd is Beast with their comeback song “Good Luck”. Junhyung did a great job with this song. I love the song and the boys are looking as fine as ever in the MV. The album is really good too! I love all the songs on it and bought myself the white version which had a huge photo book full of amazing and cute pictures. I was so happy with it!
3. B.A.P ~ 어디니? 뭐하니?
This song was quite the change for B.A.P. I know not everyone was a fan due to just how different it was from their usual style, but I LOVED it. I am biased when it comes to cute MVs, but I really loved seeing this side of B.A.P and the song was really good too. I think it’s good for bands to show how multi-faceted they can be, and B.A.P have done that in spades this year.
4. History – Psycho
I feel kind of bad saying I loved this comeback, considering the themes of the song and MV, but hey – it is called Psycho for a reason. The History boys did a great job with this song. The MV is fantastic with all the creepy looks and amazing choreography which convey the lyrics of the song quite well. I have been a fan of History for a while and can confidently say this is my favorite song by them so far!
5. GOT7 – A
Well seeing as “cute” is right up my alley, Got7′s comeback was just perfect. It was somewhat unexpected, but greatly appreciated. The music video is really good too. I enjoyed the transition between scenes from the cafe, to the street and, my favorite, the super market! The dance is great to! I have yet to lock in a bias in Got7, But I’m leaning more and more towards Youngjae! Why so young Got7?
6. Topp Dogg – Top Dog
I’ve been a fan of Topp Dogg since their debut and I’m so glad they keep coming back with great songs! These boys haven’t seem to have got much rest since their debut. I hope they get a show in with the Rookie of the Year award, but the power of JYP will probably see Got7 win later this year. Anyway, Top Dog was a really cool song. I love the blend between Hip Hop and classical music. It was very cleverly done in this song and all the songs on their album “Amadeus”. The MV is fairly epic. I love the conductor battle between B-Joo and Hansol and dance is great. I’m really enjoying their live stages too.
7. Bigflo – Delilah
I think this is the first time a debut song has made my top list, but I really loved this song a lot! I’ve already made a post about how much I love this group and their song. It’s just really good. I’m so glad they are doing well with their debut album. I wish people would stop criticising them for similarities between Block B and Speed. I love that music style and am glad to see more of it. They have given it their own personal flavour. I think they did a great job composing and producing their own music. Not many groups can say that.
8. K.Will – Day 1
Well this is a super cute song and MV. I fell in love with it right away! Sure it helped that the lead actor, Park Minwoo, is way too adorable for his own good. That is one killer smile. I’m torn, but I think I love the live stage of this song even more then the MV. Starship were even kind enough to upload a dance practice with the cute back up dancers. You shoudl check it out!
9. ZE:A – Breathe
Coming in at 9th is a group I think is criminally underrated in Korea. I just don’t understand how they are not more popular. Their music is great and the members, including fellow Aussie Kevin, are so full of talent. Breathe was an excellent song. The MV is very pretty, and I enjoyed the plot that made the members out to be Time Lords (complete with their own TARDIS) who appear to fall in love with a girl and then rescue her from an apocalyptic type scene… :) Bonus points for Dr Who reference, surely!
10. U-Kiss – Quit Playing
Well if there was ever an MV that actually shocked me somewhat, it was this one! U-Kiss wanted to comeback with a sexy image, and I think they nailed it…. Pardon the pun. Aside from that bedroom scene with Hoon and Kiseop heating things up, I think he rest of the MV is not too bad. The U-Kiss members pull off sexy well. We just have to be careful of new maknae Jun who is far too young and adorable for his own good.
Rookies to Look Out For
There were some great debuts in June! Obviously I loved Bigflo the best – they even made my top 10. Some others of note were Halo and Mamamoo.
Halo – Fever
I really liked this debut song and MV from 6 member boy group Halo. It’s a fun song to listen to and has a catchy chorus. I love the do do dos!
Mamamoo – Mr Ambiguous
I have featured these girls before back when I used to do MV of the week. They made the list back in Feb when they did a pre-debut song with K.Will called “Pepermint Chocolate”. These are some girls who can sing! Once again their MV hosts a slew of other celebrities including Jung Joon Young, Jonghyun from CNBlue, K.Will and more.
U-Kiss – Mono Scandal
U-Kiss’s album was excellent! I really enjoyed every song on there and listened to it heaps. My favorite song was “다시 내게로 와줘 – Come Back to Me” which is just beautiful.
ZE:A – First Homme
I really love every song on this album. It was an excellent release. Aside from “Breathe” I really liked “삐끗 삐끗” and was super pleased they released a dance practice for, and promoted “비틀비틀(St-Dagger)“.