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allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2013: 41-50

December 4, 2013 @ 7:13 pm
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From an over-abundance of debuts to a handful of career-defining comebacks, 2013 has been a big year for K-Pop. But what were the best, most important songs of 2013? Here at allkpop, we're trying to answer that question with our 'Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2013'!


Some of the staff members combed through this year's numerous releases to bring you a list of fifty of the year's most noteworthy songs. Check in every Wednesday between now and the new year (January 1) for the next group of songs in our ranking. Note: To be on this ranking, the songs had to be released between the dates of December 1, 2012 to November 15, 2013 for consideration. Today, we bring you the ranking for numbers forty-one through fifty on our list

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50. ZE:A "Ghost of the Wind"

Album: Illusion

Label: Star Empire Entertainment

Release Date: August 9, 2013







2013 has been a huge year for ZE:A, with all of their years of hard work finally starting to pay off in terms of recognition, which helped make "Ghost of the Wind" their highest-selling single to date- and not a moment too soon! Three years after their debut, ZE:A's Phantom of the Opera inspired song helped propel them to new heights and even helped lead up to the group's first ever solo concert.



49. Kim Ye Rim "All Right" 

Album: A Voice

Label: MYSTIC89

Release Date: June 17, 2013

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It's not often that a soloist manages to outstrip the fame of their group, but Kim Ye Rim of the duo Two Months, better known by her stage name Lim Kim, took the K-Pop world by storm with her sleepy drawl and quirky, alt-pop style, showing everyone exactly how you make a splash in a crowded scene.



48. Nine Muses "DOLLS" 

Album: DOLLS

Label: Star Empire Entertainment

Release Date: January 24, 2013

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Like their labelmates, ZE:A, Nine Muses has been waiting a long time for their chance to shine. This year they were finally able to come back as a nine-member group, so it seems appropriate that the horn-driven "Dolls" would be the first big shot in the arm the group's had in a while, setting the stage for big success with "Wild"- their highest-ever charting song on Billboard's K-Pop Hot 100- and most recently, "Gun", their highest-ever charting song on Gaon.



47.VIXX "On and On" 

Album: On and On

Label: Jellyfish Entertainment

Release Date: January 17, 2013







2012 was a tough year to debut as a boyband. With huge contenders like B.A.P, EXO, and NU'EST debuting right out of the gate, it was hard for anyone to make themselves heard. It wasn't until this year that VIXX took a turn on the dark side with "On and On", giving us one of this year's best English lines, "I need therapy, la-la-la-la-la therapy". "On and On" was a huge turning point for VIXX and really put them on the K-Pop map.



46.CNBLUE "Coffee Shop" 

Album: RE:BLUE

Label: FNC Entertainment

Release Date: January 14, 2013







CNBLUE made headlines earlier this year when they insisted on performing their newest songs on broadcast with live instruments- due to the difficulties of recording live instrumental tracks, most bands just hand-synch on music shows and save the live music for concerts. And while "I'm Sorry" may have been the lead single off 'RE:BLUE', it was Yonghwa's funky, 70's-inspired, self-written and composed "Coffee Shop" that captured fans' attention- good thing they got to perform it a few times live!



45. T-ara "Number 9" 

Album: Again

Label: CCM Entertainment

Release Date: October 10, 2013

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After redefining K-Pop in 2012, the lovely ladies of T-ara took a break from the limelight in Korea for a while before bringing us their hit "Number 9". Haters can say what they want but numbers don't lie- T-ara is back, and they're not going anywhere any time soon.



44. MFBTY "Sweet Dream" 

Album: Sweet Dream

Label: Jungle Entertainment (now Feel Ghood Music)

Release Date: January 21, 2013

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Bizzy, Tiger JK, and Yoon Mi Rae pulled no punches debuting their collaboration project MFBTY (My Fans Better Than Yours) with their ambitious first single, "Sweet Dreams". From songwriting to delivery, from the production to use of English, MFTBY showed your oppas and unnies how its done, all without breaking a sweat or taking themselves too seriously.



43. San E "Story of Someone I Know" 

Album: Story of Someone I Know

Label: Brand New Music

Release Date: August 2, 2013







After far too long in a contract limbo with JYP Entertainment, San E finally cut loose and came back with the wildly popular "Story of Someone I Know". While not the most musically complex thing he's ever released (or even the most musically complex thing he's released this year for that matter), the song's storytelling, San E's charm, and the anticipation for him to finally return to music made "Story of Someone I Know" a sensation.



42. Seungri "Gotta Talk to You" 

Album: Let's Talk About Love

Label: YG Entertainment

Release Date: August 19, 2013







It was the solo comeback no one saw coming- at a time when we were all wondering what was going on with WINNER and there were rumors of more GD solo songs and a Taeyang solo comeback, all the while with people still asking "What ever happened to that YG girl group?", Seungri came out of nowhere with the sorely underappreciated "Gotta Talk To You". Big Bang's maknae showed us just how much he's grown up since his last solo effort, giving us a chic, sophisticated song and performance that may have flown under the radar, but still managed to leave an impression.




41. Jaejoong "Mine" 

Album: I

Label: C-JeS Entertainment

Release Date: January 17, 2013

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As the guys of JYJ have built up their songwriting credits, each of them have developed certain signature styles. In Jaejoong's case, he's got a reputation for writing some of the angriest lyrics in K-Pop. "Mine", the lead single off of one of the best K-Pop albums of the year, took that anger to the next level with a raw, gritty, visual-kei-inspired song that demanded everyone's attention, music shows or no music shows.


This is just the beginning- check back next week on Wednesday, December 11 for songs thirty-one through forty!

        [ 41-50 | 31-40 | 21-30 | 11-20 | 1-10 ]

allkpop's 'Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2013' is staff-determined and is not in any way connected with the fan-voted 2013 allkpop awards.

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duci586
· Posted January 1, 2014 @ 10:10 pm

Is it me or there's no BAP? AND WHAT HAPPENED TO TEEN TOP ;-;?

mizuki_san
· Posted January 1, 2014 @ 10:51 pm
Ik! One Shot or Rocking should have been on this list!
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xxjoycexx
· Posted January 1, 2014 @ 9:50 pm

Trouble Maker and GD have to be higher -_- crooked should be 2nd place and Now in 3rd place :/ 

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xxjoycexx
· Posted January 1, 2014 @ 9:48 pm

Shinee-Everybody should be there -_- this chat is totally wrong. 

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velimira
· Posted January 1, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

And where are U-KISS?! Seriously, Allkpop, U-KISS had 3 korean comebacks this year. Well the one was the sub-unit group U-BEAT but it still counts. 3 comebacks and none of them is in this chart. Really lame, Allkpop. -_-

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andiedvorakova
· Posted January 1, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

Well, it´s allkpop´s best songs of 2013 so they are songs people from allkpop like the most. Of course it´s not objective. But still... Where is Taeyang´s Ringa linga? And SHINee´s Everybody? Those two definitely should be there - no matter what rank, but they should be there.

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dalilabinsoo
· Posted December 27, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

This list is all way wrong. On and On deserves better and seungri should be on a higher ranking. Jaejoong's mine should be on top 20 as it was a hit! 

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asalah_amireh
· Posted December 27, 2013 @ 11:52 am

helloooooooo !!!!! what about 2pm !!! why i cant see them between the 1st 50 !!!


chichou_hajar
· Posted January 1, 2014 @ 6:41 pm
That's what I was wondering, I'm sure this is wrong !
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asalah_amireh
· Posted January 2, 2014 @ 12:01 pm
@chichou-hajar yaaa Im sure there is something wrong !! they should be in top 10 !!
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chichou_hajar
· Posted January 11, 2014 @ 7:12 am
@asalah-amireh Yeah sure thing
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fsweet
· Posted December 26, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

T-ara's Number 9, Jaejoong's Mine & VIXX's On and On should be rank higher. 

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callstar
· Posted December 26, 2013 @ 7:02 am

I am totally disagree with this list.

callstar
· Posted December 26, 2013 @ 7:12 am
Sorry, I totally disagree.
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kbra_diadem
· Posted December 26, 2013 @ 3:36 am

Omg!! T-ara does not deserve to be 45. ><

T-ara must be on Top 10 !!

Forever T-araa <33

Forever Queens! ^^

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edgarandrem
· Posted December 25, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

I hope 2NE1, SNSD and T-ARA be on the Top 10 :D

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t_ara_turkey
· Posted December 25, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

T-ara's "Number 9" must be on top 10!
Be carefull allkpop! T-ara is not vacant!!

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love98
· Posted December 23, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

does anyone know how they ranked the ranking of this top 50 songs?

cause i'm not satisfied with this ranking

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kingsenpai
· Posted December 21, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

where's the rest of the list?

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yong_zheng
· Posted December 19, 2013 @ 2:01 am

I was expecting ZE:A's song to rank a bit higher

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myworldofkpop
· Posted December 19, 2013 @ 1:22 am

I wonder if VIXX's other songs will be ranked here...

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pola910
· Posted December 19, 2013 @ 12:32 am

I'm glad CN Blue is on the list but I wish they had gotten a higher position!

CN Blue Fighting!

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MelloxChocolate
· Posted December 18, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

Watch NU'EST not even be ranked TToTT I espect a few rookie groups like BTS and ToppDogg,also Teen Top and for sure SNSD ^^ And also EXO , Growl or Wolf hehe 

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shayra
· Posted December 14, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

I dunno why jaejoong got so low but im gonna be super pissed if his WWW album is not in top 10...to be exact top 3 album of the year...aside from junsu's flawless album

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lmnop777dd
· Posted December 12, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

what!! how is jaejoong's song so low!! i love "mine". 

what are these rankings based on?