Monthly summary

Since launching The Bias List in January 2016, I've looked back on my three favorite title tracks by K-Pop artists every month. Now is the time to look further back a month at a time. And yes, the top three rankings count for The Bias List's personal artist scorecard!

March 2012 General thoughts

March 2012 started a series of months that were downright legendary. From here on, 2012 was a renaissance year for K-Pop when there was hardly a moment to breathe between two classics.

After the start in February, SM Entertainment returned with two of their best songs of all time (both were co-written by pop genius Thomas Troelsen). Imagine a world where tracks like Sherlock and History arrive within a fortnight. It's like K-Pop whiplash in the best possible way.

After two pre-release singles in February, Bigbang released the modern classic Fantastic Baby, its largest and best track to date, which has received great international attention for the entire industry.

But that's not all! In March, Nu & # 39's outstanding debut, the continued perfection of Nine Muse + Sweetune, and the return of Shinhwa K-Pop royalty after a four-year hiatus. Every week, she unveiled her own treasure in a permanent relay of excellence.

Frankly, 2020 was a tough year for me and K-Pop, with the music triggering frustration far more often than excitement. When I look back on a month like this, I remember what K-Pop can be and why I fell in love with it for the first time. Will we ever be able to return to that level of quality?


B1A4 – Baby I'm sorry (video)

CNBlue – Hey You (Video)

LEDApple – sadness (video)

Nine Muses Ticket (Video)

Nu’est – face (video)

Shinhwa – Venus (video)


3. Bigbang – fantastic baby

2. EXO – history (review)

1. SHINee – Sherlock (review)

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