Welcome to the end of the year! Each year, I do this “End Of The Year Chart” where I properly rank songs via a personalised ranking system, which shows which songs I liked the most (and which songs I did not like at all – but I won’t name and shame). How do I rank the songs? Simply taking the score that I gave them in the review published earlier in the year, adding it to new review scores for the music, video and performance. Then I add those to other scores from “Songs of the Month” in my Rewind posts and to ensure that I can properly order them, I turn to my iTunes play count. And when I say “add”, there is a mixture of mathematical operations (and I am going to stop here, before I can bore you). In no way is this chart influenced by my choice of best song in the BOBs. But I do highlight them here :).
|2||Paradise Lost||Gain (Brown Eyed Girls)|
|3||If You Do||GOT7|
|4||Closer||Oh My Girl|
|6||Love Me Right||EXO|
|7||I Need U||BTS|
|8||Sing For You||EXO|
|11||Dumb Dumb||Red Velvet|
|12||I||Taeyeon (SNSD) ft. Verbal Jint|
|13||Like OOH AHH||Twice|
|14||Oh Um Ah Yeah||Mamamoo|
|18||Insensible||Lee Hong Ki (FT Island)|
|21||Between Night n Music||B.I.G|
|22||Shake That Brass||Amber (f(x)) ft. Taeyeon (SNSD)|
|24||Beautiful Liar||VIXX LR (VIXX)|
|25||Brand New World||Brown Eyed Girls|
|26||Ring My Bell||Girls Day|
|27||Hurt Locker||Nine Muses|
|28||Growing Pains||Donghae & Eunhyuk|
|29||Run Away||Royal Pirates|
|32||Catch Me If You Can||SNSD|
|33||Me Gustas Tu||Gfriend|
|34||The Answer||Kim Sung Gyu (Infinite)|
|39||Hopeless Love||Jimin (15&)|
|41||Might Just Die||History|
|42||We Like 2 Party||Big Bang|
|44||Fire||Mad Clown ft. Jamsil (Mad Child Soul)|
|46||Ice Cream Cake||Red Velvet|
|48||Kontrol||Kim Sung Gyu (Infinite)|
|49||I Feel You||Wonder Girls|
|50||Wow Wow Wow||Junjin (Shinhwa) ft. Eric (Shinhwa)|
And here are some interesting facts about this year and the chart itself!
- A total of 180 songs were ranked on this chart, but a total of 195 songs were reviewed this year (which I believe is a personal best).
- The first song reviewed and included in the chart is BTOB’s The Winter Tale (released at the end of last year). The last song reviewed and included in the chart was EXO’s Sing For You
- A total of 16 girl groups, 17 boy groups and 9 soloists are featured on the chart.
- There is a better mix of boys and girl groups this year, compared to last year, where the first boy group did not feature on the charts until after 16th place.
- BTS had the most songs on the chart (I Need U, Dope & Run). followed by: EXID (Ah Yeah & Hot Pink), GOT7 (If You Do, Just Right), EXO (Love Me Right, Sing For You), Kim Sung Gyu (The Answer, Kontrol) & Red Velvet (Dumb Dumb & Ice Cream Cake).
- Rookies were actually a strong force this year with Oh My Girl, Seventeen and Twice ranking quite high up in the charts.
- The following ranked after 50th place: IU, B.I.G, Crayon Pop, VIXX, Seventeen, Changmin, Big Bang, Brown Eyed Girls and CLC.
- And finally, this year chart was actually reflected on the BOBs this year. I crowned EXID’s Ah Yeah as best song for both segments.
AND THAT IS IT!! 2015 will be ending shortly. 6 Hours To Go (for me at least)!!! Hope 2015 has been a great year for you all. I thank you all once again for another year of KPOPreviewed. Your support has been amazing. Every comment and like (heck even every view) makes me happy!! Nearly 5 years and still going strong!! Thank you 2015 and I wish you all a Happy New Year wherever and whenever it is time. Let’s make 2016 our year!!! (First review: 2nd of Jan).