2017 – The releases

As you know, we do a roundup each week of as many of the M/V releases we can find. We thought it would be nice as the year closes to showcase our pick of the year’s biggest and best releases. We know this isn’t a comprehensive list just our picks from the list we do each year.

January|February|March|April|May|June|July|August|September|October|November|December

January

 

AOA – Excuse Me: I have a soft spot for AOA and even though lots of people did not like it, I loved ‘Excuse me’

NCT 127 – Limitless: Another jam to kick off the year with!

Hello Venus – Mysterious: HV may have been floundering but in amongst that floundering we got this piece of brilliance!

Ravi – Bomb: He may have got flack for the video but I thought this was both hilarious AND a good song all at once!

2NE1 – Goodbye: Goodbyes are always hard.

CLC – Hobgoblin: Re-imagining your image is also quite a hurdle in Kpop!

Luna, Hani, Solar – HONEY BEE: With these three ladies at the helm, what’s not to love!

February

Red Velvet – Rookie: Iconic and typical of K-pop. Every girl group needs a song like this.

Block B – Yesterday: Block B always bring it and this track is no exception!

SF9 – Roar: SF9 are the standouts of the newer boy groups.

BTS – Spring Day: BTS almost always deserve to be incorporated into this list, let’s be honest.

Melody Day – Kiss On The Lips: Melody Day surprised us with one of the catchiest songs of the year!!

K.A.R.D – Don’t Recall: K.A.R.D are bringing back Co-ed in style.

Taeyeon – I Got Love: Taeyeon is another solid performer!!

Twice – Knock Knock: I imagine there would be a riot if I missed this one out!

March

Lovelyz – WoW: I love age appropriate cute!

Gugudan – A Girl Like Me: Where Gugudan finally started to make an impression!

GFRIEND – Fingertip: Pingo, pingo tip

GOT7 – Never Ever: Got7 seem to be struggling to get to quite the level they deserve at least internationally.

April

We were on hiatus!

May

We were on hiatus!

June

Hyoyeon – Wannabe: Who would have predicted that Hyoyeon would become a stand out solo star from SNSD?

FT Island – Wind: FT Island are just the group that never stops aren’t they?

G-Dragon – Untitled (2014): G-dragon flummoxed everyone with this.

WJSN – Happy: WJSN Did something a little different to normal  with ‘Happy’.

Clara – Hitchhiking: You might have hated it, but i loved it so tough it makes the list.

Chung Ha – Why Don’t You Know: Chung Ha is holding her own in the tough female solo market!

NCT 127 – Cherry Bomb: The song that put NCT on the map, people totally got over the unit confusion with this one!

Pentagon – Critical Beauty: With controversy, comes relevance.

Girls Next Door – Deep Blue eyes: A collaboration made in heaven…

Stellar – Archangels Of The Sephiroth: Not what I expected from stellar and I loved it!

Hyloyn Ft Kisum – Fruity: Hyolyn did something different for us…

BoA – Camo – BoA proved she still has it with this track!

Mamamoo – Yes I am: Mamamoo continue to empower and entertain.

Blackpink – As If It’s Your Last: Blackpink caused controversy with this one. As I have said before, this creates relevance.

July

Red Velvet – Red Flavour: Red Velvet really did storm 2017 didn’t they?

 Lee Hyori – Black: Lee Hyori’s new mature sound impressed me greatly.

Zico – Artist: Zico nailed it again, sorry but he did. Chart friendly, catchy hip-hop is HIS thing!

Jessi – Gucci: How she got to perform this live I will never understand. I mean I know HOW and it still befuddles me.

Dumbfoundead – Water: I love me a bit of Dumbfoundead, and here’s a track I don’t have to feel guilty about including.

KARD – Hola Hola: KARD stuck with their signature sound for this one!

EXO – Ko Ko Bop: I think I like it…

Dreamcatcher – Fly High: Dreamcatcher have found a niche and they are slaying it!

Monsta X – Newton: One of my favourite videos, it’s just so pretty.

Nell – Broken: So beautiful.

August

SNSD – Holiday: Not a song I particularly liked but it’s success should be acknowledge.

9Muses – Love City: This one even made my end of year awards.

N.Flying – The Real: I am glad to see N.Flying making their way into mainstream chart success.

Wanna One  – Energetic: Wanna One are doing pretty well, definitely shows how lucky the girls from season 1 were though.

Sonamoo – Friday Night: Sonamoo change their look more often than I change my underwear.

Pristin – We Like: Yes we did like!

Momoland – Freeze: We definitely found Momoland and we love it!

Hyuna – Babe: Hyuna is such a babe.

September

EXO – Power: A novel concept helped keep EXO relevant in a tough boy group market.

IU – Eojetbam Iyagi: Possibly my favourite ‘whole package’ from last year!

(I think this month may have included my NQT year start brief break)

October

P.O – Men’z Night: PO deserves to be on ANY list! Plus this track was a pleasant surprise.

Stray Kids – Hellevator: Stray Kids were another pleasant surprise!

Highlight – Can be Better: Highlight have really turned their own fortunes around… good for them.

Taemin – Move: As if he needed to prove he could move, Taemin came to do just that.

Pocket Girls – Oppa Is Trash: I love this for it’s balls to the walls bravery. You go girls.

November

November/December 2017 was when we took our break from the site as we did not think we would be able to continue. To acknowledge that we won’t have a deep enough knowledge of the months releases we are leaving this month empty. please do comment below with your December 2017 suggestions for our readers!

December

 

November/December 2017 was when we took our break from the site as we did not think we would be able to continue. To acknowledge that we won’t have a deep enough knowledge of the months releases we are leaving this month empty. please do comment below with your December 2017 suggestions for our readers!

Well, that’s my pick of the new releases this year. Don’t forget you can check out ALL the M/V releases this year through our new release posts.

 

What were your picks? Let us know on the forums!

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