Manwon^^, James and Katie pick their favorite 15 groups!!!!!
Guys it was that difficult to get our lists down to 10.
Why do I keep insisting on torturing myself by putting all things I love in k-pop in some sort of order. You’ll notice some overlap between my Male biases and my favorite groups. After my top 3-4 groups there is no real order in the rest of my favorite groups.
1. JYJ/Xia Junsu
Main Bias: Xia Junsu
Favorite Song(s): JYJ – Letting Go, So So, In Heaven, Pierrot, Nine Xia Junsu – Love You More, Incredible (Acousitic Ver), 11 AM, Silk Road, 가지마, License To Love[Quite honestly there is not a single song that I do not love and have severe emotions and feels because of it]
So I kinda cheated with this one but both are equally deserving, and you can’t have JYJ without that second J. JYJ has this incredibly ability to make me cry at the drop of a hat or stop me from crying just as quickly, (Unless I listen to “Nine” then I’m a blubbering mess). While all three members are amazing singers, its Junsu who has my heart in this group. His singing has this effect on me that when I hear his voice everything else just disappears and it is just me and him.
Main Bias: Jin (Changjae and Doyeon are close seconds)
Favorite Song(s): My Everything, It’s You, Promise, My Girl
While this group doesn’t have the extensive discography that some other groups have, they have done one thing that no other group has been able to do. They have reminded me of why I loved K-pop to begin with. I first got into k-pop back in 2006 with TVXQ, and after they split up the world of K-pop did not seem the same. MR.MR has brought back that feeling, and the songs that have the most of that feeling are those listed above.
3. Teen Top
Main Bias: L.Joe
Favorite Song(s): Love U, Hello, Never Go Back, Angel, Crazy
I have been a fan of Teen Top since a few days after their debut, but I didn’t consider myself an Angel until they released “Crazy”, but I still didn’t admit how deeply my love for them ran until last year. It’s funny that “Love U” and “Hello” are two of my favorite songs as L.Joe does not actually have a part in either song. (At least he wrote “Love U”). Chunji seriously gives me goosebumps when he sings, and CAP is an amazing rapper, and L.Joe is pure perfection as far as I’m concerned.
4. Topp Dogg
Main Bias: Hansol (Gohn [I don’t care that he left and Yano, and Jiwon are also pretty high up on that list)
Favorite Song(s): Arario, Cigarette, 귀여운 걸, 알어, Still Alive (Kidoh Solo)
Topp Dogg literally made me a fan they day they announced B-Joo as the first member of the group. With each release I fall further and further into the spell that is Topp Dogg. It must be the magic of the Wizard unit. This group has amazing rappers, singers, dancers and producers. I love that they mix music styles. On top of everything else, the group is incredibly friendly and super easy to talk to. One thing though, PLEASE RELEASE SOMETHING IN KOREA WITH UNDERDOGG
Main Bias: Jongup (Followed ever closely by Daehyun)
Favorite Song(s): Unbreakable, I Remember (Bang Yong Guk Solo), Save Me, 0 (zero), Blind
I have to give Manwon^^ a huge thank you for introducing me to B.A.P. This is an amazingly talented group in every way possible. B.A.P is one of those groups that I would consider true idols, in the sense that they should be aspired to. I love when groups not only make great music but also stand by a great cause. It was a very very dark year while they were gone.
Main Bias: Jungkook (Followed closely by J-Hope, Rap Monster, and occasionally V)
Favorite Song(s): Just One Day, Boy In Luv, N.O
Here is one way to get my attention, have a ridiculously awesome group name such as “Bulletproof Boyscouts”. I was so intrigued by the group name that when it came time for them to finally debut how could I say “no”? I love their hard style but I really want them to have a few more songs like Just One Day.
Main Bias: Depending on the day Jinyoung and Gongchan
Favorite Song(s): You Are A Girl I Am A Boy, Beautiful Target, Baby I’m Sorry
B1A4 holds a very very special place in my heart. This group was my very first concert when I came to Korea and I have tried to make sure I never missed a single one (stupid Amazing Store, you had to happen while I was vacationing). Without this group I wonder where my friendship with Manwon^^ would actually be. B1A4 bringing friends together since 2011
Maing Bias: Donghyuk (But I also love Bobby, Yunhyung, Jinhwan, Chanwoo, B.I and Junhoe)