Korean R&B is a genre that doesn't get as much attention as it deserves. And some of it is seriously lit. As promised, here are my top 16 Korean R&B jams of 2016.
As I said in my previous card, I'm sure there are better representations of the genre out there but these are the K-R&B songs in 2016 that I listened to ALL THE TIME.
Major Weekend vibes on this English track. Something about it makes me think of a rainy day..... and Flashdance.
15. THE STRAY FT KRIZ__짙어
So glad I stumbled across this gem. I'm in love with this entire album called Divide. If R&B is your swag, definitely give it a listen. The Stray is seriously overlooked.
14. BIG PIE FT CRUCIAL STAR__HER
I was pleasantly surprised by newcomer, Big Pie's self titled album as a whole and I love Crucial Star. He has this vulnerability in his voice that cuts thru all the bullshit. It really shines on this emotional track. Its technically a hip hop track but the R&B vibe was too strong IMHO.
13. MIND 182 FT JOHNATHAN LEVANT__I'M SORRY
This Korean producer puts out some solid R&B jams... I had this one on repeat until I knew all the words.
12. CHESKA FT TAKEONE__SWISH
DAAAAYYUMMM.....that's all I got to say about this track. If y'all are sleeping on Grandline Entertainment.... shame on you. This track is sick. Cheska is doing just fine post Feistar.
11. LEE HI FT INCREDIVLE__OFFICIAL
I sing this song ALL THE TIME. It's terrible. I don't wanna be official with anyone.... ever but I sing it like it's my dying wish... smh. I blame you, Lee Hi.
10. DUVV X KIDOH__RIDE
ALL OVER THIS TRACK. Great vibe.
9. CRUSH FT TAEYEON__DON'T FORGET
My sooonnnnnnn♥ I was in physical turmoil trying to pick one song by him to put on the list. His album, Wonderlust, is best appreciated as a whole so I went with this release.
8. CHANCELLOR FT DOK2__MURDA
I adore this man and I'm so glad he got on with Brand New. Ever so thankful for the full album...if you haven't given him a listen, check out his other track RODEO featuring Paloalto. With all that said.... I DESPISE THIS DAMN MUSIC VIDEO ON A MOLECULAR LEVEL. But the song is A-1 for sure.
7. HOODY__LIKE YOU
7. HOODY__LIKE YOU
Our princess killed it this year. So proud of her♥ couldn't get enough of this song. If you get a chance to watch a live performance of this....she dances at the chorus and it's ♥
6. MELTEN__DON'T LEAVE ME
I'm a sucker for solo vocal and piano arrangements and this track is absolutely beautiful. Heart wrenching.... but beautiful nonetheless.
5. VINCENT__THINKING ABOUT
I sang praises about this song so much after it's release that I prolly made some people physically sick. The song itself is amazing.... But paired with the music video.... it's honestly so beautifully sad.
4. YOON MIRAE__JAMCOME ON BABY
QUEEN. I had to put her somewhere at the top.
3. DEAN FT GAEKO__D (HALF MOON)
If you know me.... you know I love this man and he was bound to be here. This album was life for a solid month.
2. JAY PARK__ME LIKE YUH
REPEAT FOREVER. This song.... It hasn't got old and hopefully never will. My favorite Jay is Jay when he's singing an upbeat love song. I mean I love Jay no matter what but for me, this is Jay at his best.
1. ELO FT JAY PARK__TATTOO
ELOOOOOOO♥ It seemed like I was waiting a freakin eternity for his album....... I love the whole thing but this songgggg. I love Elo's vocals.... His voice is so full and powerful. The way it contrasts with Jay's softer breathier high register. It's just good stuff.
So there you have it..... my Jay Park bias is showing. Deal with it. I have an everlasting adoration for that man lol.
What were your favorite Korean R&B tracks of 2016?
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