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askkpop' Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 10-1
From romance scandals to contract disputes between agency and artist, 2014 has been a real roller coaster ride for the K-Pop industry. But even with all the distractions and downfalls, our favorite idols released some of the most eargasmic songs, soothing our wounded hearts. 


For this year, our allkpop staff members combed through numerous releases to bring you a list of fifty of the year's most noteworthy songs. (Note: To be on this ranking, the songs had to be released between the dates of January 1, 2014 to December 15, 2014 for consideration.) The songs are listed based on a combination of level of popularity on allkpop, music chart rankings, music show awards, and staff opinion. 


Today, we bring you our last part of the list, rankings ten to one. Check it out below!



askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 10-1


10.Girl's Day"Something"
Album: Girl's Day Every Day II

Agency: Dream T Entertainment

ReleaseDate: January 3, 2014

allkpop Review




Girl's Day members have been recognized this past year for their hard work and dedication to the industry. In addition to their work off-stage, the girls worked their magic on stage with their most recent number, "Something." The breathy vocals balance nicely with Minah's strong vocals that kick in towards the end of the chorus. Listen carefully for Sojin's brief but mesmerizing piano solo. 


askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 10-1


9.2NE1"Come Back Home"
Album: Crush
Agency: YG Entertainment
ReleaseDate: February 27, 2014
allkpop Review



2NE1 also made a strong comeback this year with "Come Back Home."  2NE1 always manages to soothe the wounded heart in strange ways with a new sound. Although the electronic break-down followed by the acoustic instruments might come unexpected, the girls neatly knit the two sounds together to make one. Probably the most touching performance of "Come Back Home" was when it was sung acoustically and the girls dedicated the song to the lost students from the Sewol Ferry incident.


askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 10-1
8.Super Junior"Mamacita"
Album: Mamacita
Agency: SM Entertainment
ReleaseDate: October 23, 2014

allkpop Review



This fun, western track was a nice change of pace from the rather consistent numbers SM continues to release. The overall theme is whimsical and light, but the track itself is sophisticated, well composed, and distributed well amongst the members, bringing out the best in each vocalist and rapper. Kyuhyun's vocals really shine in this particular track as he ad-libs over all the busy sounds. 


askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 10-1
7.AkdongMusician"200%"
Album: Play
Agency: YG Entertainment
ReleaseDate: April 7, 2014
allkpop Review



It is no secret that Akdong Musician is not your typical YG artist. Just from hearing the first chord of the song, listeners can conclude that Lee Chan Hyuk deserves a ton of credit. "200%" has all the right harmonies, the right sound, and definitely the right attitude when it comes to that puppy-love feeling. Their adorable konglish is not cheesy like other K-Pop tracks and flows with the playful lyrics. As our reviewer stated, the production of the album itself is 'borderline near perfection.' 


 

askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 10-1

6.Taeyang"Eyes, Nose, Lips"
Album: Rise
Agency: YG Entertainment
ReleaseDate: June 3, 2014
allkpop Review


Some might say that there is nothing special about Taeyang's new track as it doesn't have more than a rather simple piano instrumental, but "Eyes, Nose Lips" is a true masterpiece as it sheds all electronic noise and busy sounds to highlight Taeyang's gentle, yet powerful vocals. You can really feel the hurt and the agony that people go through when dealing with a hard break up.


askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 10-1
5.A Pink"Mr. Chu"
Album: Pink Blossom
Agency:
Release Date: March 31, 2014



Mr. Chu is a lovely and youthful track that highlights the innocent and nostalgic vibe that everyone loves about A Pink. With this track, the girls flirted their way in to our hearts with refreshing vocals and even more eye-grabbing performances. With "Mr. Chu," A Pink brought back the simple sound of the 90's with a hint of a modern twist. 


askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 10-1
4.EXO"Overdose"
Album: Overdose
Agency: SM Entertainment
ReleaseDate: May 7, 2014
allkpop Review





EXO made a solid comeback with "Overdose" following "Wolf" and "Growl." Just like their past hits, "Overdose" has heavy electronic sounds, a hint of dubstep, and is influenced by western pop. The result was staggering as the title track hooked in the listeners with their spell-like lyrics and addictive beats.


askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 10-1
3.B2ST"Good Luck"

Album: Good Luck
Agency: Cube Entertainment
ReleaseDate: June 16, 2014
allkpop Review



Members of B2ST really exceeded their expectations this year with individual performances and advances, but nothing beats the full package as the group made a successful comeback with "Good Luck," which can also be described as Junghyung's best work yet. As a producer for "Good Luck" and a fellow member of the group, Junhyung pushed his members beyond their limits by meticulously distributing the best part for each. No individual member outperformed the other in the track, but each part came together to create one eargasmic masterpiece. 


askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 10-1
2.Soyu x JungGiGo"Some"
Album: Some
Agency: Starship Entertainment
ReleaseDate: February 27. 2014




The track is upbeat, cute, and ridiculously addictive. The beats are soothing and has a consistent down beat that mimics the fluttering of a heartbeat. The story behind the song is even more adorable as it illustrates the story of a man and a woman who are rather confused about their relationship, but are waiting for something to happen. JungGiGo's mellow vocals and Soyu's airy vocals are the perfect ingredients to a perfect love song.


askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 10-1
1.EpikHigh"HappenEnding"
Album: Shoebox
Agency: YG Entertainment
ReleaseDate: October 21, 2014
allkpop ReviewEpik High made a huge comeback this year after an extended hiatus since their last release in 2012. 'Shoebox' was received positively from the media as well as the music industry, topping the charts for multiple consecutive weeks. The album is a total gem gem, but the most memorable track would have to be "Happen Ending." Tablo is a lyrical genius and his storytelling skills are absolutely chilling as "Happen Ending" beautifully and painfully illustrates the foreseeable ending to a relationship. The frank lyrics to the string-driven instrumentals leave the listeners with a bittersweet feeling. Although the song is a little depressing, the production of the song is near perfection.
askkpop' 'Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014' is staff-determined and is not in any way connected with the fan-voted 2014 allkpop awards.

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