Best songs of 2017: Part 6

Hi guys!

I’m finally here with the last parts of the list (the last will be up by night) that have been suffering from many technical issues from my part such as broken computer and travel schemes. But now in the comfort of home with a sorry face I come to see you.

The songs displayed in this section were just as amazing and favorites for me as the next section ones that didn’t entered in higher spots for very, very small details. I’m excited to finally finalize it! Ok, let’s go into it:

20 – BoA – Camo

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Album: Camo – Single

I didn’t even know I needed a BoA release so much until she came up with Camo, a majestic dance-pop that has the face of…BoA. The song has all characteristic elements when you think of a track from the singer: heavy beats, intensive dance routine, vocal sensuality. I mean, what more can we ask? The MV is beautiful, exploring visual effects in such a interesting form to match the lyrics while displaying the goddess. I MEAN. It’s a pity we only had one track, no album, no b-side, no promotion. Anyway, it was worth it.

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19 – Odd Eye Circle – Loonatic

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Album: Max & Match

In a incredible hit, this b-side merges Grimes and The Cardigans in the form of a candy pop and wins us in the first listening. By investing in the joviality of the unit’s vocals together with the characteristic enigmatism of the group, it provided us one of the best moments from the project and South Korean music this year. The production screams alien spy but also screams sophisticated and contemporary. If this song had a MV, I’m sure it would be even higher on this list. But in the lack of one, the constant presence on my playlist must be of some consolation.

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18 – Faky – Keep Out

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Album: Unwrapped

In this mixture of electroclash, house and pop we have Keep Out, a track so good but so good that convinced me that Faky, a group that until this year was on a hit or miss musical journey, is proven to be more consistent than it ever was with the best J-pop mini album of 2017. Keep Out is fresh, pure club material, with an amazing vocal interpretation from the girls. Bravo Faky!!!

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17 – T-ARA – My Love

Previous Entry: 2013 – #37, #9 
Album: Hit The Top OST Part 8

This was the year T-ARA said their goodbyes. And also the end of a cycle of public accusations that was then proven wrong, having at last, justice, even if so late and that little repaired what the group suffered, personal and career-wise. As a resolution, the single “Say My Name” was released, that despite good, it didn’t got near to call my attention as this precise classic T-ARA track that came in the form of a simple OST. My Love has the radiophonic trot influences, passional interpretations and vintage sound. All elements are here. It is maybe one of the most simple one they released along those lines but still manages to take back the shine we all wanted so much to see one more time.

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16 – Daoko – Step Up Love feat. Yasuyuki Okamura

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Album: Step Up Love – Single

Daoko mixed her quirky synths with disco and delivered one of my favorite songs of the year. Pairing up with Okamura (that has a amazing vocal presence!), the duo showcases a dance battle in the most eccentric and unmissable way. The song is infectious, melodic, fun, romantic and addicting! I absolutely love it and I hope that with her rise on popularity and recognition this year, she keeps putting great stuff like this on the charts.

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15 – Faky – Bad Things

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Album: Unwrapped

All the flattering for “Keep Out” is more than deserved, but the track still wasn’t the best of the group this year. Bad Things has something about it that I simply adore and can’t stop listening. Many pop songs nowadays take well constructed chorus for granted and Bad Things, even having a super simple one, is thought through, becoming absolutely powerful. I just love that this song with such a club realness is coming in a form of a girl group release in a way y’all can’t understand.

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14 – EXID – Boy

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Album: Eclipse

In a difficult moment, without Solji and releasing absolutely experimentative concept for the group, EXID release their best b-side to date. Boy shows the soft vocals from the girls, the dedication their musical productions have been showing and their growth as group releasing a mature song that contemplates a lounge R&B in a spectacular way. It’s tense, climatic urban vibe explodes multiple times in this subtle way throughout the song and oh, the result is amazing.

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13 – AOA – Excuse Me

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Album: Angel’s Knock

These last two years haven’t been easy ones for the girls. The group had a scandal last year due to lack of historical knowledge that resulted in public antipathy, resonating throughout 2017, culminating on ChoA’s disband this year due to mental health reasons 😦 .Whilst all this happened, in January the group had a amazing comeback with Excuse Me. Of course the public reception wasn’t good but the quality of it was undeniable. Excuse Me is one of the highlights of their career, being different from all the singles they had released while still imprinting a AOA mark on it. The track is a mid-tempo dance-pop that evokes the sexy and classy sound the group would normally release but with a pinch of Kylie Minogue.

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12 – GFriend – Fingertip

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Album: The Awakening

In a overall balance, Gfriend’s artistic year was quite below average. Coming from a complete commercial insecurity, the last two singles from the group were absolutely pale in comparison with Fingertip or any other great single they had on the past. But at least this didn’t disturbed the track’s brilliance. Fingertip was a milestone for the group, showing a reasonable evolution of sonority and concept for them in a referential and phenomenal way. The deep guitars, the sharp synths, the sticky chorus and the unforgettable choreography. Gfriend was once again Gfriend and I hope it comes back to be soon.

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11 – K.A.R.D – Don’t Recall

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Album: Hola Hola

Inside the most used trend of the year in k-pop, that didn’t look that had much to give anymore, Don’t Recall affirms itself as the queen of worldwide tropical house. It’s intensity merged with the high replay factor, both on instrumental and vocal, and even in the MV, elevated the group’s potential to the maximum in this more than fitting production. The way the track keeps getting more powerful and dramatic by each part is phenomenal and only intensifies with the last chorus arrival in a devastating way. Don’t Recall was a true stunning moment for the group.

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