You know the jist, this is not the first time I’ve done this (2013, 2014, 2015). Only one song per artist/ group (subunits are counted as a different group from the main group) is permitted on here, no matter how hard that gets for me. These are the 16 lady songs that have defined my year, the ones I’ve played in absurdum. Get ready to judge me.
16. AOA Cream’s “I’m Jelly Baby”
Kinda silly song, I know. But once you allow yourself to listen to it you will never get it out of your mind.
15. Anda’s “TAXI”
Have you guys heard of Anda? Well you have now. She makes songs that are somehow really awesome and kinda bad all rolled into one amazing ball. And this is the best I’ve ever heard from her.
14. Dalshabet’s “Fri.Sat.Sun.”
One of my favorite videos of the year. I love that they decided to not include a guy in the video, which they very easily could have done, instead they just made it all about some cool girls kicking it together. Awesome. They don’t need no man.
13. Davichi’s “Beside Me”
Davichi are the ballad queens, and among the few people who can get me to consistently like ballads. This is my favorite song to belt right now, by far.
12. I.O.I ‘s “Whatta Man (Good Man)”
Any song that reminds me of my boyfriend is always gonna work for me. This song is catchy, fun, self-assured and awesome.
11. Jun Hyoseong’s “Find Me”
Jun Hyoseong is a very dependable solo artist and with Secret’s disbandment probably imminent, I depend on her (and Song Jieun) to keep pumping out awesome stuff. Oh and the sparkly corsets? Yes, please.
10. Luna’s “Free Somebody”
Luna deserved a solo debut song that was just this good. Queen.
9. Stellar’s “Crying”
Awesome summer song and if you just casually ignore the lyrics, this song can get you feeling very happy and upbeat!
8. MAMAMOO’s “Decalcomanie”
With the loss of my favorite girl group 2NE1 I am in need of a new group of girls to blow my mind, and MAMAMOO could be up to that challenge… The decision has not yet been made, but they may be amazing enough to hold that position.
7. Jessica Jung’s “Fly”
Such an uplifting song, and I think many of us could use some of this, all the time.
6. Sistar’s “I Like That”
Queens. Sistar are really growing in my esteem.
5. BLACKPINK’s “Whistle”
The queens of this rookie year for sure. I can’t wait to see what they’ll do next.
4. AOA’s “Good Luck”
I’ve been neutral going on positive at best when it comes to AOA, but this song just blew my freaking mind. It was a whole new, much cooler AOA, and they better stay this way forever.
3. Wonder Girls’ “Why So Lonely”
Wonder Girls are coming up on ten years as a group, and I think this is the best they’ve ever been. I’m so proud (?) that they were what introduced me to kpop, seven years ago.
2. Twice’s “Cheer Up”
I think this is the defining song of 2016, in all its catchy amazingness. Such fun, and so easy to sing along to. A worthy follow-up to the debut song of my favorite rookies from 2015.
1. Amber’s “Borders”
Not exactly as famous as my number two, but I really needed this song this year. It made me feel like I could do anything in moments when I felt I could do nothing. Thanks, Amber, you da real MVP.
That’s my top girl songs this year! Whatcha think? Stay tuned for the top songs from male artists!