2021 is donezo but I haven’t even sat down to figure out what my favorite reads of the damn year are. I will probably get to that later this week (I’m sure you are just FRAUGHT with anticipation). However! I can for sure tell you my favorite songs and if you know me even a little, you for sure won’t be surprised by any of these.
1. SHINee – Area
I love Onew’s parts in this song so much and it also reminds me of when we bought our new car, which I named Jinki after him IN CASE YOU DIDNT KNOW. I also you have to know that if SHINee has a new release, it’s guaranteed that at least one of the songs will be my favorite of the year come on now.
2. Taemin – Advice
I mean….Jesus. Also I love this because the piano reminds me of Chiodos so it’s like a collision of my old life and new life.
3. Taemin – Just Me & You
The choreo in this though, my lord. As of this posting, I believe there’s 332 days left before his military discharge.
4. NCT Dream – Life Is Still Going On
Sharing a live version because these boys are no joke. Haechan is my ult NCT bias but this is the song that solidified Renjun (blond hair/blue vest) as my NCT Dream bias. (And you’re reading this and saying HUH? Lol.)
5. WayV – Actuon Figure
I mean, it’s so drippy.
6. NCT 127 – Favorite
If you live in this house, you probably hear that opening whistle in your sleep, that’s how much I’ve listened to this song since IG came out last fall.
7. Sunmi – You Can’t Sit With Us
I literally have never not loved a Sunmi song. This was a high point of 2021 for me.
8. CL – Lover Like Me
THE QUEEN. I loved watching CL shine throughout 2021 and this song was definitely my favorite. She even performed it on the Kelly Clarkson show and looked SO AT PEACE with herself that it made me cry. She deserves all the recognition.
9. Kai – Mmmh
I remember watching this video the day it came out – a Monday morning – and being like WOW IS THIS TOO MUCH FOR A MONDAY MORNING? as I proceeded to watch it again lol.
10. Wonho – Ain’t About You
We are huge Wonho supporters in this house. He is so great and you should support him too by watching this video.
11. Youngjae – Vibin’
I’m still broken up over Got7 but this solo release from my bias Youngjae was like swishing a toothache with hot bourbon-spiked tea: it hurt but felt so good all the same. Sigh. His voice, his face, his smile. Gimme.
12. DPR Ian – Scaredy Cat
Ok I lied, one non-Kpop song for good measure because this video is amazing. (DPR is korean but not technically Kpop.)