Unlike most years, I did a pretty good job at keeping up with 2013’s K-Pop rookies. Since I started the nursing program in January, I wasn’t able to watch as many K-Dramas as I used to, but this also provided the opportunity I needed to become better acquainted with K-Pop.
The following is a list of my favorite 2013 Rookie Debuts starting from Jan-Dec:
Eric Nam – “Heaven’s Door”
Purplay – “Love and Remember”
-Sure they had some controversy with the choreography but the song is great!
Ladie’s Code – “Bad Girl”
History – “Dreamer”
LC9 – “MaMa Beat
– That MV….I can’t even…
Here’s the dance version just in case the first MV isn’t your cup of tea:
BTS – “No More Dream”
-Although I’m already in the university so the lyrics aren’t relatable to me, but the song is good.
Say Yes – “It Feels Good”
-What’s up with the views on this song, it’s awesome! Remind me of CN Blue (:
Kang Seung Yoon – “Wild and Young”
-In my opinion, this was the best 2013 debut and one of my favorite songs of the year.
Demion – “Ask Her Out”
-Nakhun, Nakhun, Nakhun!!!!! I’m so proud of our Nakhun – he was one of the rappers so I almost didn’t recognize him. This song is so fun and youthful, I hope to hear more from this group in the future.
Topp Dogg – “Say It”
AlphaBAT: “AB City”
-I didn’t like this song at first but it grew on me a little. Except for the “A-B-C-D-E-F-G” part. I really don’t want to be singing nursery rhymes if there’s no toddler in the room.
No debuts for December so as a bonus, here’s AlphaBAT’s latest release, Surprise Party.
Goodbye 2013! It was an interesting year ^-^