I fell in LOVE with Secret Garden over the summer, and of course the OST was perfect, and I remember watching Kim Joo Won write the letter to Ra Im and hearing this song and just automatically knowing how perfect it is. Hyun Bin's voice is so great and the song is just perfect and he puts so much emotion into it. Its great.
On the First, I really did not let any of the songs grow on me yet because I've been too distracted by other groups' activities. But Better is a song that I listen to a lot because its just so nice and upbeat and I really think their voices are just perfect in this song.
8. STUPID LIAR
Okay, first of all, I loved EVERY song on the new mini album, special and regular edition, but this song stood out to me the most. Maybe its the sort of different feel of the song, but I just LOOOOOVE it. I remember not downloading either editions until I saw the performance of STUPID LIAR because the song was so catchy and great. I think Daesung really stands out the most in this song and I really love his high notes.
7. The Boys
I LOVE love LOVE this song. It is so catchy and the choreography is amazing, the song is so fun and I think this really showed me a different side of SNSD. I really think this year they matured a lot as artists, and I'm really happy because I just am.
6. Trouble Maker
The whistling in this song just made me fall in love with it. Or maybe it was the fact that I'm kind of in love with HyunA that made me love it, either way this song is AMAZING! I think the HyunsengxHyunA duo is perfect for this concept, and I loved everything about their activities this year. I will look forward to more of Trouble Maker in the future, I hope!!!
5. Cry Cry
Let me just say, Roly Poly was not my song this summer. I just did not like it. Maybe it's because I thought the dance was stupid, or the concept just generally annoyed me. But the song never grew on me. But the minute I saw the Cry Cry teaser I LOVED it. I remember waking up early the day of the MV release and loving it so much I didnt want to go to school. This song was absolutely amazing, as was the whole mini album. But the song really stood out this year.
4. Sixth Sense
In my opinion, BEG has the most talented group out there. They have Miryo, who in my opinion once again, is one of the BEST rappers in Korea [male or female], and JeA has GREAT vocals. This song you really heard the perfect amount of both of these talented girls, and of course Ga-In and Narsha RULED the song. I really hope to see more of the unique BEG in 2012.
3. Beautiful Target
B1A4 is my favorite rookie group this year, I love them. I think they are so talented and awesome and they really rock. This song is so perfect its ridiculous. I can listen to it all day and not get bored of it just because its so good. I really hope B1A4 goes far in not only the Korean industry, but with International Hallyu Wave fans. They really do deserve it.
2. Fiction and Fact
Before 2NE1's 2nd Mini Album, I considered this to be the best album of the year. Fiction is still my favorite FAVORITE song of the year, and it's just so cool and nice and it made me understand even more what the large hype about B2ST was about. I think every member of this group is equally talented in their own ways, plus they have great personalities which makes it even more enjoyable to consider yourself a fan of these boys. This album really showed different sides of B2ST in different songs and colors.
1. 2NE1 2nd Mini Album
And of course, the greatest thing to happen this decade so far, 2NE1. It started with Don't Cry, then Lonely, then of course the greatest GREATEST song of all time 내가 제일 잘 나가. As soon as I heard the teaser for this song I played it so much again and again over and over and sometimes I still pretend I'm waiting for the song. I really think 2NE1 is the B-E-S-T. They always bring fun to the stage and happiness to Blackjacks around the world. Not only did they win Best New Band in the World, but they won over so many new Blackjacks. The family is still growing and I hope that it will continue to grow in coming months, years, FOREVER! 2NE1 is great, and so is everything they have done this year. I genuinely hope that a year from now EVERYONE in the Universe knows 2NE1's name. And when they do, us Blackjacks will be so proud. I can't wait for that day.