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askkpop' Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 30-21

From romance scandals to contract dispute 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, ouraskkpopstaff 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 onaskkpop, music chart rankings, music show awards, and staff opinion.


Today, we bring you the ranking for numbers thirty to twenty one on our list.

Here isallkpop's 'Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014'!


askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 30-21


30.Ailee"Don't Touch Me"
Album: Magazine
Agency: YMC Entertainment
ReleaseDate: September 25, 2014

allkpop Review




Vocal powerhouse Ailee makes it onto the Top 50 list with her latest track, "Don't Touch Me."  With her unmatched vocals, perfect amount of sass, and empowering lyrics, she really shines in this track as a fierce independent woman who don't need no man! The track showcases that Ailee is one of the more powerful independent women in K-Pop.


askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 30-21

29.TeenTop"Missing"

Album: TEEN TOP EXITO

Agency: T.O.P Media

ReleaseDate: September 15, 2014

allkpop Review




TEEN TOP's "Missing" is different from the norm. It doesn't have the typical heavy electronic beat nor the excessive layers that overpowers the vocals. "Missing" starts off with Niel's beautiful harmony, which hooks the listener's attention. This mid-tempo number really reinforces that TEEN TOP have matured and are ready to graduate from their teenage-angsty image.


askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 30-21

28.Kyuhyun"At Gwanghwamun"

Album: At Gwanghwamun

Agency: SM Entertainment

ReleaseDate: November 13, 2014
allkpop Review




Super Junior's Kyuhyun is finally given the chance to display his vocal talents with his first mini-album, 'At Gwanghwamun.' The track received positive feedback, topping the charts immediately after its release. 'At Gwanghwamun' also achieved an all-kill in 12 hours, knocking out highly rated competitors. As the idol shocked the audience with his mellow yet powerful vocals, 'At Gwanghwamun' provided the public a way to see Kyuhyun in a new light as an artist with his own soothing sound.


askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 30-21

27.Seo Taiji&IU"Sogyeokdong"

Album: Quiet Night

Agency: Seo Taiji Company

ReleaseDate: October 20, 2014




Legendary rocker Seo Taiji collaborates with the nation's younger sister, IU. The collaboration highlighted a nostalgic, and fairytale-like story of a neighborhood named, "Sogyeokdong." IU's attention-grabbing vocals with Seo Taiji's signature rich electronic beat makes "Sogyeokdong" a quality track that all music-enthusiasts will be able to appreciate.

askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 30-21


26.HyunA"Red"

Album: A Talk

Agency: Cube Entertainment

ReleaseDate: July 28, 2014
allkpop Review



HyunA's "Red" is addictive because it plays on the old school chant that South Korean children enjoy, linking one noun to an adjective then back to a noun and so on. Unlike the chant, HyunA's track is undeniably seductive and the beats are busy enough to make you want to get out of your seat. Disregarding some of it's rather vulgar implications, "Red" is definitely one of the guilty-pleasure tracks of 2014.



askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 30-21


25.VIXX"Error"

Album: Error

Agency: Jellyfish Entertainment

ReleaseDate: October 14, 2014
allkpop Review



This is one of the most memorable tracks that VIXX has ever released. From the distorted piano instrumentals to the intentional scratches bringing the song to its climax, it's clear that the producers of "Error" put in some serious work. The vocals are great, the husky rap compliments the vocals, and the lingering emotions are definitely there.

askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 30-21


24.BTS"Danger"

Album: Dark&Wild

Agency: Big Hit Entertainment

ReleaseDate: August 20, 2014
allkpop Review




It's obvious that BTS is one of the rookie groups with a very bright future and "Danger" is one of the tracks that adds on to the anticipation of their progression. The frustration is real with these boys as they scream that they are sick of getting played, a feeling that many of us can relate to. You can actually feel the charisma oozing from the song and it's no surprise that their performances are just as powerful as their tracks.

askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 30-21

23. HI SUHYUN  "I'm Different"

Album:I'm Different

Agency:YG Entertainment

Release Date:November 11, 2014
allkpop Review




Soulful vocalist Lee Hi teams up with Akdong Musician's talented vocalist Suhyun and iKON's dreamy rapper, Bobby for "I'm Different." The three are three of the younger artists in YG Entertainment, but their work definitely was more like a veteran masterpiece with an impressive blend of both dark and light vocals. The duo also achieved an all-kill on real-time music charts, and won #1 on various music programs.


askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 30-21

22.Epik High"Born Hater"

Album: Shoebox

Agency: YG Entertainment

ReleaseDate: October 21, 2014
allkpop Review






Epik High experienced one of their best years with their newest album, 'Shoebox.' Out of all the songs on their excellent album, "Born Hater" brought about the most response from the audience, mainly due to the aggressive tone of the track geared towards 'haters.' The overall production of the track was flawless and the individual stories of each rapper was just an added bonus to the track.


askkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 30-21

21.CNBLUE"Can't Stop"

Album: Can't Stop

Agency: FNC Entertainment

ReleaseDate: February, 23, 2014




CNBLUE's Yonghwa hit the jackpot with self-produced track, "Can't Stop." Despite being released earlier in the year, the track is hard to forget especially with the masterful individual layering of each instrument. To add on to everything else, "Can't Stop" was one of the most tweeted tracks of 2014 and even won #1 on multiple music programs.


askkpop' 'Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014' is staff-determined and isnot in any way connectedwith the fan-voted2014 allkpop awards.


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