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My Best of 2015: January

The year is winding down and coming to an end. There has been a ton of amazing songs since January and I have decided to list all of my top favorites since the beginning of the year.
Starting with the month of January......
January has brought a lot of amazing songs to me as well as new artists. And I have to give a shout out to my two most precious and favorite vocalists G.Soul and ELO.
Starting off this list with my Top 3 from January are:....
#1

변명 (Excuses)

G.Soul's debut song may have been "You" but my heart was stolen my "변명 (Excuses)" and "한번만더 (Once More)"
These songs make me think this oppa had access to privilege information from my last relationship (which coincidentally just ended the year before ㅠ.ㅠ) and knew what I was feeling and what I was hoping would happen. Jihyun oppa totally put me in check and helped me realize that even if we started over nothing would get better and nothing would change.
The that is the reason "Excuses" and "Once More" are in my Top 2 respectably.
#2

한번만더 (Once More)

#3

Your Love

Rounding out my Top 3 is ELO's "Your Love" featuring The Quiett.
'I love this song', is a complete and utter understatement for how I feel about this song. This song is my anthem. This song is my life. This song is basically my every thing. I listened to this song on repeat for 3 whole months without listening to any other song or artist (on my iPod only that is). It didn't matter what new song came out or what new song I bought or if I loved any other artists.....this was the song and it still is. To be honest, the only reason this song isn't still sitting on repeat is because I realized it was the only song I knew (after 3months of it being on repeat) and when I tried to thing of any other song that came out at that time I was falling a bit short in my kpop game. But honestly this song really spoke to my heart when it was released. And The Quiett just adds to the songs unique flavor. Ya'll do remember that I am in love with The Quiett right???
#4.

Coach Me

Coach Me by San E and Hyorin featuring JooHeon from MonstaX.
This was definitely a way to start off the new year. I absolutely loved this song and thought it to just my speed seeing how I love songs that make you wanna do some kinda dance to it.
#5

비 슷해 (Day By Day)

by High4
This song was like a motivator for. Even though I had G.Soul to tell I shouldn't go back to that relationship like I was still lost on what todo with myself. But fortunately there was Day By Day and it let me know that even though I felt like dying sometimes that I could move past the hurt and the pain. Therefore the boys of High4 are my personal pick me up crew with this song
#6

혼잣말 (Missing You)

Zia and HeartB
Ughhhhhhhhh
Like what do I even say for this song. The song alone pulled at my heart strings and the mv (which I so craftily placed here as well) nearly killed me. It was like watching a mini mellow drama with all the intense action happening at once and hoping everyone or someone will have a happy ending.
But let's take a moment to bask in the amazingness of the beautiful voices of the songstress Zia and the lovely boys from HeartB. Even from the instrumentals I felt my heart breaking and tears welling up even before the chorus came....
There was definitely no reminiscing of past relationships listening to this song. It was just me and mini mv drama tearing away at heart strings with the enticingly sad instrumentals and crafted mellow voices that gave me some highs and lows from beginning to end.
#7

화 (Fire)

Mad Clown featuring Jinsil
This is my fighting song right here. I am totally ready to go to war with this song. And can I just take a moment to confess how much I love Hani's acting in this mv. She pulls off the crazy girlfriend so well that I am half surprised she hasn't really tried acting yet. But I know she has her plate full with all the variety shows she appears on.
#8 & #9

거꾸로 문 담배 & 술취했어 Cigarette & Liquor

Coming in at numbers 8 & 9 are Untouchable with both the Smoke and Drunken versions of their single Cigarette & Liquor.
Oh how do I even count the ways that I love these guys? How do I confess that I love these songs. Both versions are amazing to me and I can't get enough of either.
The "Smoke" version is all mellow and stuff and just leaves me floating on a cloud of my imagination. It keeps me calm and at peace and I just love it.
The "Drunken" version is another type all together....not really though. The instrumentals are different and the lyrics are about an ex. And even though I didn't fully understand what was said with words, I understood with my heart. The message totally got through to me
#10

Oh

Coming in at #10 is Dawg'loo with "Oh"
First question, Who the heck are these guys?
Second question, Whose heard of them before?
Third question, Who else is getting a Blackstreet and Boys to Men vibe from them?
Fourth and most important question, How did they get their name????
Honestly though I love this song. It is a soulful R&B song that gives me the feels. Warm bubbly feels and I just love their voices. I know these men are old but they still sound delicious. And even for a newly formed group, these men seem to work well together......I hope it lasts for a long time or for how ever long they see fit.
#11

올해의 남자 (Man Of The Year)

HanHae and D.meanor
This song came to me just as the month was ending and told me I love you and will only look at you so please only look at me and I told the song okay. And that is how we became an item. Even though I had "Your Love" there was someone else telling me I needed better that I needed to move on and that I could have everything I ever wanted from them.
I know it sounds kinda strange for me to be in a relationship with the song but this is as close as I can get to the artist right now so......
But doesn't D.meanor sound a lot like another sweet like honey R&B artist that has been stealing hearts everywhere with his voice?
#12

Dangerous

"Don't stop me now" Okay I won't
"Girl be mine" Okay I will
"Just please once" You didn't really need to ask though
That is how I responded to this song. I was completely absorbed in this song. Actually every time I listen I am absorbed in the song.
Who else was getting a 90's Usher vibe from the mv??
As for the song mv I so stealthily included......Yes it is the acoustic version that came out a couple of months later and it sounds absolutely beautiful. If the original version is to fast-paced for you but you really like the lyrics, there is a more mellow version waiting just for you in the acoustic version.
#13

밥한번 (Not Enough)

Coming in at number 13 is another heart jerker. 6 to 8 opens up the year with "Not Enough" and it truly tears my heart apart. I don't even know what to say because I have been in a relationship like this where I was being considerate of the guy (except he only ever bought me meals and nothing else but who's complaining).
#14

목소리 Your Voice

by Noel
Wow these guys have such beautiful voices. I mean seriously they know how to break hearts until you get to know the crazy Kang Kyun Sung then your image of these four sweet men is slightly ruined......
#15

김정환 (My Love)

I swear Eddy stole my heart with this song. It is such a sweet song and
#16

Been A Long Time

#17

Nightmare

These are my babies!!!! Done Deal!
I don't care if they disbanded or anything. I will forever be a proud noona to these two young souls that brings recognition to old skool american hip hop and pay tribute to the great rappers of the 80's and 90's. Even the tracks they use and the outfits they wear are totally my style.
And I must confess that "Nightmare" is my absolute favorite from them.

#18 돌려놔 (Turn Me Back)

#19

Smart Love

As you can see I spent most of January falling for ballads and R&B and soul songs. My heart ached for them seeing as how I was leaving a relationship myself. Of course the occasional hip hop and rap came out but mostly ballads.
So what do you guys think of my January list? What were some of your favorite songs from January and what song couldn't you live without (like my You Love by ELO)?
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@BluBear07 I confess I never heard of Dawg'loo either and I didn't know they existed at the beginning of the year but songs like these are truly rare and I miss them too
@Gabbyxy34 lol of course Eddy Kim
fire was my jam, i didn't hear some of the other songs til july though
@Jiyongixoxo G.soul is perfect
wow I haven't heard ALOT OF these songs but this is a really nice list. Love G.souls Once More and Mad Clown. Two of my fav songs of the year. Never heard of Dawg'loo but I'm super interested now. They have lovely voices !! I miss songs like this! 😢
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My world is slowly falling apart :( His label NH EMG posted an official announcement on U-KISS's official fan cafe, stating:  "Hello, this is NH EMG. Our former label artist and U-KISS member Kevin's contract with NH EMG has come to an end this March of 2017.  There is still a month's time until it officially ends, but we thought it would be right to let fans know in advance.  We apologize to fans who always cheer U-KISS on, for delivering such unfortunate news. Member Kevin has decided to walk a different path in order to fulfill his dreams, and the label and U-KISS have decided to respect his decision.  He debuted as a member of U-KISS in 2008 and promoted as a trustworthy and reliable member of U-KISS from the beginning until now, for the last 9 years. We have come to the decision to announce his departure from the label and U-KISS after a long discussion and a long time thinking on the matter, respecting Kevin's wishes. The label plans on holding an official event with fans in Korea and Japan with the 6-member U-KISS for the last time. (A separate official notice will be posted.) Please cheer on U-KISS and Kevin who will be going off on his own. We are currently regrouping U-KISS as a 5-member group, and to show fans an unchanging, bright side, they plan on releasing a new album this year, as well as carrying out domestic and overseas promotions.  We once again apologize for causing fans to worry, as well as delivering the news late, due to having considered the options for a long time. Lastly, we ask fans to continue cheering on U-KISS and Kevin. Thank you." Source :( Wishing you nothing but happiness, Kevin <3
NEW MUSIC PLAYDAY
Hey again, kids.....I'm on it this week and put together a playlist my favorite K-HipHop and R&B releases of the week. I'm practically on time with this.....what devilry is at work here?? Anyway we've got thangs to go thru so let's get started. RUDE PAPER__TWO RUDI BOYZ I'm just a fan of Rude Paper.....Koonta's vocals make my ears happy. And I like how chill this MV is. Korean music just continually surprises me....like they're doing reggae. And I'm no expert but they're doing it pretty well. THE QUIETT FT CHANGMO & CHAMAIN__GOOD SATURDAY Illionaire Daddy is back.....Just another fantastic track with fantastic features. EPIK HIGH__DON'T HATE ME (Japanese Version) This. Was. Awesome. The chubby dude in the MV is living my dream. Don't judge. ABNORMAL CREW__REBORN I have been scouring Soundcloud and I can't find this song.....but it IS on iTunes. This is a complete jam....I really don't know anything about this crew or the members but I'm getting idol vibes because it seems almost choreographed. BUT SERIOUSLY HOMEBOYS HAVE GOT BARS. CHANGMO__SANAI CHILL BLUE FLAMES all over this track. I'm a big Changmo fan....I just love his vibe. Most of his tracks are self produced. Check him out on Soundcloud ☜ HANHAE & JESSI__WHY DO YOU? QUEEN on the track. I had to add this. Hanhae too.....Hanhae too. Can't forget to mention him. YANG DA IL__SHE DIDN'T LOVE ME I've been waitingggggg for a mini album from him for soooooo looooong. Thank you, BrandNew. Ever since I saw the live roof top performance MV of "We Still Know" with composer/producer Jungkey, I've been in love. FXXKING AMAZING VOCALS and his jaw line.....kills me. This did not disappoint. And if y'all like his sound definitely check out his new mini album, Say. SWINGS__BEAUTIFUL My babyyyyy♥ I know a lot of people don't like him but he's honestly one of my favorite k-rappers. I've been feeling like crap lately.... just lonely and down on myself...and this was pretty much just what I needed in my ears. Looking forward to his next mixtape....LEVITATE 3 DROPS ON MAY 3RD. SAN E & CHANCELLOR__안주거리 (Drunken Meals) I've got my mad love for Chancellor and his honey vocals. And I really can't help but love San E. THIS IS SUCH A CUTE SOUNDING SONG and it's dedicated to all us lonely singles out there♥ I mean and check the cover art, kids.....It looks just like San E and Chance lol. LAY.BN FT PUNCHNELLO__초승달 Such a cool Retro feeling intro lol. Its got that jazzy type swing feel. I LOVE IT. Her vocals are soft, super smoky and jazzy sounding. She even does some scat in one of the tracks....I'm already loving this girl♥ Check her mixtape out on Soundcloud ☜ BABYLON FT DOK2__BETWEEN US My tiny but mighty bias wrecker came back in a big way. I love this. But I ABSOLUTELY HAFTA SHARE THE B-TRACK TO THIS SINGLE....... BABYLON FT HA:TFELT__비 오는 거리 Yes....Babylon AND HA:TFELT. I got chills the first time I listened to this. ITS SOOOOOOOOOO FXXKIN GOOD♡ Just put it in, on, and around your ears. Just do it. IAN__BY MY SIDE Y'all know....mama loves her slow jams. And this child.....he was putting out covers on YouTube. And how he even came on my radar was his cover of Hold Me Tight by Loco ft Crush, it honestly impressed me. No one will ever trump the original....but he did his thang and did the song justice. I was extremely intrigued to see he released an original and I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. He's got such a soothing voice and a lot of potential. TAEK__LIAR Very chill ambient vibe. The intro of the MV is so cool with the sign language.....it's awesome. If you just wanna vibe out....this needs to be on your playlist. MELTEN__DON'T LEAVE ME I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS. ITS SO BEAUTIFUL. I honestly cried during the first listen.....it's such a beautifully sad song that's so dynamic and full of emotion. It literally moves you. I love the arrangement....just the piano and vocals. MY FAVORITE RELEASE OF THE WEEK. NO DOUBT. Gahhhhh look at my tiny baby go!!!ヽ(^。^)ノ GIT IT, BOY. Anyway thanks so much perusing my card! This week we've got my son, CRUSH DROPPING HIS NEW ALBUM ON THE 6TH. My baby, SWINGS DROPPING HIS MIXTAPE, LEVITATE 3 ON THE 3RD. GIRIBOY'S SUPPOSED TO RELEASE AN ALBUM IN MAY. He said two albums but he might be just teasing and tryna kill me. Who knows what else by who else is cominggggg. Be excited. xx