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The 3rd Annual Popjustice 20 ₩on Music Prize

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  1. 3Xs


    It's time to decide the best Korean single of 2012!
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2013
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    Welcome to the 3rd main edition of the 20 ₩on Music Prize! Based off Popjustice's own 20 Quid Prize, the 20 Won Prize seeks to find the best Korean single released in a given year. Obviously as we cannot all meet in real life to determine a winner like in the actual 20 Quid, the winner in this competition will be decided through one of PJ's time-tested traditions - the Single Survivor! In this edition of the Won Prize, we will take a look back at what was perhaps the biggest year in K-Pop yet...


    In 2012 a lot of things happened. PSY went viral, BIG BANG went blue, SISTAR went and blew, and T-ara went and was over with disco by the time everyone else was just catching up. Rookies became better, Japanese debuts became worse, and the talent show wave finally hit Korea, but the songs were still there, and mostly - actually almost entirely - still amazing. 2NE1 went missing, Girls' Generation were not in Korea, KARA were in Korea but stumbled in Japan, and for the Wonder Girls it was almost over (okay, we'll still see about that). Ga-in broke boundaries, Lee Hi broke records, Super Junior broke good taste, but were still huge and unstoppable album-sellers all the same. 2PM got caught in drama, CCM redefined drama, G-Dragon wore his drama as a fashion accessory, and Younha got over hers. The music was occasionally more somber, more downtempo, but still undeniably K-Pop. There were great moments for alternative artists, solo artists, indie artists, rap artists, R&B artists, and all artists not strictly associated with K-Pop, and that is to be celebrated. But pop was still unstoppable, and still there, just adapting, evolving, and becoming better through it all. The K-Pop fanbase became bigger than ever, more people knew about K-Pop than ever, PSY arguably opened some doors, but still there was work to be done. K-Pop still wasn't taken seriously, it still had hills to climb and prejudices to overcome, it still had to fight for everything it earned, all on the front lines of pop music. Opportunities were blown, or altogether forgotten, though the Korean labels were still as confident as ever, talking the talk, grand plans of global domination without the big steps, all while English-language albums sat collecting dust on hard drives somewhere. Fans became more fragmented, and some more bitter, still waiting for 2009 to happen again in earnest, or simply hating that PSY had happened at all. But despite this we were still strong, still together, and still fighting. Why? Well, because we had to fight. Because we loved K-Pop, because it was something worth fighting for, and because knew that we were right, and that they just didn't get it yet. We wouldn't have it any other way.

    And so, the theme of this year's Prize is...

    K-Pop Fighters. We must fight! Let us fight!


    This is how it will work. Voting will follow the classic Single Survivor format. Songs are sorted into groups of 4 and ranked according to preference. At the end of each voting round the songs with the lowest scores will be eliminated, while the songs with the highest scores will continue on until a winner is reached. For a song to qualify it must be a single or promotional song released between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Songs in other languages by Korean artists are fair game as long as they follow the aforementioned guidelines and are not remakes of songs released in other years (i.e. a Japanese version of a song originally released in 2011 could not qualify)

    Below you will find the official pre-selection. So far these are just a handful of songs I've come up with by myself. I'll need all of your help to make sure the list is as thorough and comprehensive as possible. If I've missed anything, or if you can think of something to add, please leave a comment. The list will be updated regularly. There is no limit to how many songs you can submit, and you can submit as many songs as you'd like by the same artist. Pre-Selection will last through Saturday, June 29, 2013. Please think hard about this and make sure to submit by the deadline!! Once voting has started I cannot go back and add songs that were forgotten.

    This year we already have the largest field in Prize history. It will take all of us to come up with a winner, so be sure to make your voice heard! I hope to see everyone from last year return and hopefully some new faces participate for the first time! Let's make this this best Won Prize yet! Hwaiting~!!
  3. 3Xs


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    Official Pre-Selection
    *Alphabetical; by artist

    To make things easier for me, please submit your selections in the same format I have them here (Artist - Song Title). Want to see if something's already on the list? Hold down ctrl+f to quickly search song or artist names!

    A.cian - Stuck
    A.Y - Stupid Boy
    ABLE - Mystery
    After School - Dilly Dally
    After School - Flashback
    After School - Lady Luck
    After School - Rambling Girls
    Ailee - Heaven
    Ailee - I Will Show You
    A-JAX - 2MYX
    A-JAX - One 4 U
    Alphabat - Hello
    Andamiro - Hypnotize
    Andamiro - Malgo
    AOA - Get Out
    Apink - 4 Wol 19 Il
    Apink - BUBIBU
    Apink - Hush
    A-Prince - Hello
    A-Prince - You're The Only One
    ATTACK - Plan B
    B.A.P - CRASH
    B.A.P - Goodbye
    B.A.P - NO MERCY
    B.A.P - POWER
    B.A.P - Stop It
    B1A4 - Baby Good Night
    B1A4 - Baby I'm Sorry
    B1A4 - Tried to Walk
    Baby Soul + Yoo Jia - She's A Flirt
    Baek Ah Yeon - Sad Song
    Baek Ji Young - Good Boy
    Baek Ji Young - Voice
    Baek Seung Heon - Til The Sun Rises
    BBde Girl - Messing Around
    BEAST - Beautiful Night
    BEAST - I Knew It
    BEAST - Midnight (Byeol Heneun Bam)
    BIGSTAR - I Got The Feeling
    BIGSTAR - Thinking of You
    BIKINY - Dance Party
    Black Queen - Good Girl
    Block B - I'll Close My Eyes
    Block B - NanrinA
    BoA - LOOKIN' (feat. The Quiett)
    BoA - Only One
    BoA - The Shadow
    BOB4 - Mystery Girl
    BOYFRIEND - Be my shine ~Kimi wo Hanasanai~
    BOYFRIEND - I'll be there
    BOYFRIEND - Kimi to Dance Dance Dance
    BOYFRIEND - Love Style
    BOYFRIEND - MY LADY ~Fuyu no Koibito~
    Brave Girls - Nowadays You
    Brown Eyed Girls - A Midsummer Night's Dream
    BTOB - Father
    BTOB - Insane
    BTOB - Irresistible Lips
    BTOB - WOW
    Busker Busker - Cherry Blossom Ending
    C-Clown - Far Away, Young Love
    CHI-CHI - Love is Energy
    Chocolat - One More Day
    Clazzi - Love&Hate
    Clazziquai Project - Can't Go On My Own (feat. Kim Jin Pyo)
    CN Blue - Hey You
    CN Blue - Robot
    CN Blue - Still In Love
    CN Blue - Where You Are
    CRAYON POP - Bing Bing
    CRAYON POP - Dancing Queen
    CRAYON POP - Saturday Night
    C-REAL - Sorry But I
    Crispi Crunch - Menboong Time
    CROSS GENE - La-Di Da-Di
    Crucial Star - Flat Shoes (feat. Lovey)
    D na Ade - Replay (Feat. K9)
    D.Q - Hello
    Dal★Shabet - Have, Have Not
    Dal★Shabet - Hit U
    Dal★Shabet - Mr. BangBang
    Dalmatian - E.R
    Davichi - Do Men Cry?
    Davichi - Will Think Of You
    Daybreak - Silly
    Dazzling RED - This Person
    Dok2 - Best Time (In Our Life)
    Dok2 - RAPSTAR
    Dramatic BLUE - Tearfully Beautiful
    D-Story - Please (feat. Hyunjoong & Xena)
    Dumbfoundead - Love's Gonna Getcha (feat. Dynamic Duo & Kero One)
    D-UNIT - I'm Missin' You
    D-UNIT - Luv Me
    Dynamic BLACK - Yesterday
    Dynamic Duo - Without You
    e.via - I Know How To Play a Little (feat. Lee Soo Jung)
    e.via - Insane Fate (feat. ISU of M.C The Max)
    E2RE - Deep Night Sad Song
    E7 - U
    eAeon - Bulletproof
    Electric Eels - Canine Tooth
    Electroboyz - Imma Take You Home
    Electroboyz - Should I Laugh or Cry? (feat. Baek Jiyoung)
    Epik High - DON'T HATE ME
    Epik High - It's Cold (feat. Lee Hi)
    Epik High - UP (feat. Park Bom)
    Eru - I Hate You
    EvoL - We Are a Bit Different
    EXCITE - Try Again
    EXID - Every Night
    EXID - I Feel Good
    EXID - Whoz That Girl
    EXO - History
    EXO - MAMA
    EXO - What is Love
    f(x) - Electric Shock
    F.Cuz - No.1
    FIESTAR - Sweet Love (feat. Kim Yeon Woo)
    FIESTAR - We Don't Stop
    FIESTAR - Wicked (feat. Tiger JK)
    FLASHE - Drop It
    FTISLAND - I Wish
    FTISLAND - Polar Star
    FTISLAND - Severly
    G.NA - 2HOT
    G.O & Mir - Wild
    Gaeko, Choiza, Simon D, Primary - Nalli good!!! (AIR)
    Ga-in - Bloom
    Ga-in - Nostalgia (feat. Eric)
    Ga-in - Take Out (feat. Ra.D)
    GANGKIZ - Honey Honey
    GANGKIZ - Mama
    G-Dragon - CRAYON
    G-Dragon - ONE OF A KIND
    G-Dragon - That XX
    Geeks - Hold It Down
    Geeks - Officially Missing You, Too (feat. Soyu)
    Geeks - Where U Go
    Gilme - Me First (feat. Eun Ji Won)
    GIRIBOY - Different (feat. Crucial Star)
    Girl's Day - Don't Forget Me
    Girl's Day - Oh! My God
    Girls' Generation - ALL MY LOVE IS FOR YOU
    Girls' Generation - Dancing Queen
    Girls' Generation - FLOWER POWER
    Girls' Generation - PAPARAZZI
    GLAM - Party (XXO)
    Glen Check - French Virgin Party / Battaille!
    Glen Check - Leather
    Goddess - Farewell Party
    GP Basic - Edge Ta
    Gummy & Bobby Kim - Yojeum Saramdeul
    Gyuri - Day Dream
    Hara - Secret Love
    Harisu - Shopping Girl
    HEART SHAKE - Turtles Swim Surprisingly Fast
    Heenain - You're A Jerk
    Hello Venus - Venus
    Hello Venus - What Are You Doing Today?
    Heo Young Saeng - Crying
    Huckleberry P & Suda - April Fool's Day (feat. Kuan)
    Huh Gak & Zia - I Need You
    Humming Urban Stereo - I WANT YOU BACK (feat. JC Ji Eun)
    Humming Urban Stereo - LOVE JAM (feat. Bebop)
    Humming Urban Stereo - more & more (feat. Brown Bunny)
    Hyorin - I Choose To Love You
    HyunA - Ice Cream (feat. Maboos)
    INFINITE - Only Tears
    INFINITE - The Chaser
    IU - Every End of the Day
    IU - Last Fantasy
    IU - Peach
    IU & FIESTAR - Sea of Moonlight
    Jackpot - Shake It Me
    Jang NaRa - I Only Think Of You
    Jay Park - Know Your Name (feat. Dok2)
    Jessica - My Lifestyle
    Jevice - I'll Love (Feat. Girl's Day Yura)
    Jewelry - Look At Me
    Jiyoung - Wanna Do
    JJ Project - BOUNCE
    J-Min - Beautiful Days
    J-Min - If You Want
    J-Min - Stand Up
    Jo Kwon - Animal
    Jo Kwon - I'm Da One
    Jon Park - Falling
    JooYoung - From Me To You
    JUNIEL - Babo (feat. Jung Yong Hwa)
    JUNIEL - Bad Man
    JUNIEL - illa illa
    Junsu - Tarantallegra
    K.Will - I Hate Myself
    K.Will - I Need You
    K.Will - Please Don't...
    KARA - Electric Boy
    KARA - Girls Power
    KARA - Pandora
    KARA - Speed Up
    Kim Bo Kyung - Rockin'
    Kim Hyun Joong - HEAT
    Kim Jong Kook - Men Are All Like That
    Kim Sung Kyu - 60 Sec
    Kim Wan Sun - Can Only Feel
    Kim Wan Sun - Today
    Lay-T - Soft Soft
    LEDApple - Sadness
    LEDApple - Time is up
    Lee Hi - 1,2,3,4
    Lee Hi - Scarecrow
    Lee Seung Gi - The Return
    LeeSSang - Hard To Be Humble
    LeeSsang - Pursuing The Happiness (feat. Jo Hyuna)
    Lexy - NOLZA
    LOVE X STEREO - Soul City (Seoul City)
    Lumi-L - PoPoPo
    LUNAFLY - Clear Day, Cloudy Day
    LUNAFLY - How nice would it be
    LYn - Teddy Bear (feat. Hae Geum)
    M.I.B - So It's Only Hard For Me
    MBLAQ - 100%
    MBLAQ - Scribble
    MBLAQ - This Is War
    Mighty Mouth - Bad Boy (feat. Soya)
    Miryo - DIRTY
    miss A - I Don't Need A Man
    miss A - Touch
    Mr. Slam - Don't Call Me Baby
    MR.MR - Who's That Girl
    MYNAME - Hello & Goodbye
    MYNAME - What's Up
    Mystic WHITE - Mermaid Princess
    Nam Soo Rim - Drive Me To The Moon (feat. Park Ji Yoon)
    Natthew - She's Bad (feat. Junhyung)
    Naul - Memory of the Wind
    Navi - Don't go
    Nell - Blue
    Nell - Cliff Parade
    Nell - The Day Before
    Nell - White Night
    Neon Bunny - Come with me
    Neon Bunny - Oh My Prince
    Nep - DoRaDoRa
    Nicole - Lost (feat. Jinwoon)
    Nine Muses - NEWS
    Nine Muses - TICKET
    Noel - Things That I Couldn't Say
    NS Yoon-G - I Got You
    NS Yoon-G - If You Love Me (feat. Jay Park)
    NS Yoon-G - The Reason I Became A Witch
    NU'EST - Action
    OFFROAD - Bebop
    One Day (2AM+2PM) - One Day
    Orange Caramel - Lipstick
    Orange Caramel - Lum no Love Song
    Orange Caramel - Yasashii Akuma
    Orange Caramel & NU'EST - Dashing Through The Snow In High Heels
    P.O.P CON - Nol Ja Go
    Paloalto & Evo - Do It like Us
    Paloalto & Evo - Seoul
    Panini - Lovely Day
    Park Ji Yoon - Tree of Life
    Park Jung Min - Give Me Your Heart
    Park Jung Min - Tonight's the Night
    PHANTOM - Burning
    Prepix - What I See (feat. Junhyung, Beenzino & Esna)
    Primary - ? (feat. Choiza & Zion.T)
    Primary - Let's Meet (feat. Zion.T)
    Primary - mine tonight (feat. Jinbo & Dok2)
    Primary - Poison (feat. E-Sens)
    Primary - See Through (feat. Zion.T & Gaeko)
    Primary - Settling Stances (feat. Choiza & Simon D)
    PRIZMOLIQ - Go On Without Me (feat. Esbee Tale)
    PSY - Gangnam Style
    PURETTY - Checki☆Love
    Rainbow - Candy Girls!
    Rainbow - Gonna Gonna GO!
    Rainbow Pixie - Hoi Hoi
    RaNia - STYLE
    Reddy - Let's Go (feat. Satbyeol)
    Roh Ji Hoon - Punishment
    Rude Paper - Can't Believe It (feat Sean2slow)
    S.M. The Performance - Spectrum
    Satbyeol - Do Me
    SE7EN - When I Can't Sing
    Secret - Poison
    Secret - TALK THAT
    Seo In Guk - Tease Me
    Seo In Guk & Eunji - All For You
    Seo In Young - ANYMORE
    Seo In Young - Let's Dance
    Seungyeon - Guilty
    She'z - My Way
    SHINee - 1000 Nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite...
    SHINee - Dazzling Girl
    SHINee - Sherlock
    Shinhwa - VENUS
    SIAENA - Winter Is Coming
    Simon D, Gaeko, Tablo, DJ Tukutz, Mithra, Choiza - The Cypher 2012
    SISTAR - Alone
    SISTAR - Loving U
    Six Bomb - Chicky Chicky Bomb
    SKARF - Oh! Dance
    Son Dambi - Dripping Tears
    Soran - Don't Lose Weight
    Soulights - Leave Me
    SouLime - With U (feat. Bumkey & Soul Dive)
    Spacecowboy - Circus
    SPEED - Lovey Dovey Plus
    SPICA - I'll be there
    SPICA - Intensely
    SPICA - Painkiller
    SPICA - Russian Roulette
    Stephanie (CSJH) - GAME
    Suho - You Are My Only One (feat. JC Ji Eun)
    Sunny Hill - Goodbye to Romance
    Sunny Hill - Is The White Horse Coming?
    Sunny Hill - The Grasshopper Song
    Super Junior - Sexy, Free and Single
    Super Junior - SPY
    SuperKidd - I Feel Good
    Supernova - COME BACK TO ME
    Supernova - She's Gone
    Supernova - Stupid Love
    TaeTiSeo - Twinkle
    Tahiti - Hasta Luego
    Tahiti - Tonight
    T-ara - DAY BY DAY
    T-ara - Lovey-Dovey
    T-ara - Round And Round
    T-ara - SEXY LOVE
    Taru - Summer Day
    Tasty - You Know Me
    Team SIII - Win the Day
    Teen Top - Be ma girl
    Teen Top - Going Crazy
    Teen Top - To You
    Tensi Love - Cake House
    The Cheers - YA
    THE KOXX - Love Dance
    THE KOXX - Take me far from home
    The Quiett - Hotter Than The Summer
    The Seeya - Be With You
    THE SOLUTIONS - Sounds of the universe
    Tiny-G - Polaris
    Tiny-G - Tiny-G
    TOXIC - Lonely
    TVXQ - Catch Me
    TVXQ - Humanoids
    TWO X - Double Up
    U-KISS - Believe
    U-KISS - Cinderella
    U-KISS - Dear My Friend
    U-KISS - Distance...
    U-KISS - Forbidden Love
    U-KISS - One of You
    U-KISS - Stop Girl
    U-KISS - Te Amo
    Urban Zakapa - All the Same
    Venus Kim - Exercise
    Verbal Jint - Closer Closer (feat. As One)
    WE - Party
    Wonder Boyz - Open The Door
    Wonder Girls - Like Money (feat. Akon)
    Wonder Girls - Like This
    Wonder Girls - The DJ Is Mine
    Wooyoung - Sexy Lady
    Yang Yoseob - Caffine (feat. Junhyung)
    Younha - Run
    Younique Unit - Maxstep
    ZE:A - Aftermath
    015B - Let Me Go
    100% - Bad Boy
    10cm - Tonight
    15& - I Dream
    24K - Hurry Up
    2AM - I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me
    2BiC - Love Again (feat. Ailee)
    2NE1 - Be Mine
    2NE1 - I Love You
    2NE1 - SCREAM
    2PM - Beautiful
    2PM - Masquerade
    4K - Rocking Girl
    4minute - Love Tension
    4minute - Over and Over
    4minute - Volume Up
    84LY - Girl Talk
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2013
  5. C-Clown - Far Away, Young Love

    Also, I'm so happy to see Glen Check already on the list.
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  7. Menboong

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    Tiny-G - Polaris
    Tiny-G - Tiny-G
    CN Blue - Where You Are
    CN Blue - Robot
    CN Blue - Still In Love
    CN Blue - Hey You
    FT Island - I Wish

    Also, I'm not sure what side of the New Year they were released on, but what about the Colors of K-Pop projects? (Dramatic Blue, Mystic White and all that)
  8. 3Xs


    Colors of K-Pop were released December 26 - 27, so yes, they would count.

    Added everything mentioned so far.
  9. Andamiro - Malgo and/or Hypnotize
  10. What a list!

    BIGSTAR also (unfortunately) released a song called "HOTBOY".
  11. Off the top of my head... (I'm kidding.)

    A-JAX - One 4 U
    Dal Shabet - Mr. BangBang
    Stephanie (CSJH) - GAME
    Hello Venus - What Are You Doing Today?
    Rainbow Pixie - Hoi Hoi
    Six Bomb - Chicky Chicky Bomb
    SPEED - Lovey Dovey Plus
    Baby Soul + Yoo Jia - She's A Flirt
    She'z - My Way
    4K - Rocking Girl
    24K - Hurry Up
    BIGSTAR - I Got The Feeling
    FLASHE - Drop It
    Tahiti - Tonight
    A-Prince - You're The Only One
    A-Prince - Hello
    Jevice - I'll Love (Feat. Girl's Day Yura)
    SKARF - Oh! Dance
    D na Ade - Replay (Feat. K9)
    Nep - DoRaDoRa
    100% - Bad Boy
    OFFROAD - Bebop
    Goddess - Farewell Party
    84LY - Girl Talk
    MR.MR - Who's That Girl
    A.cian - Stuck
    Wonder Boyz - Open The Door
    TOXIC - Lonely
    P.O.P CON - Nol Ja Go
  12. 3Xs


    List is updated!

    And Jinah thanks for all those. It wouldn't be the Won Prize without a crapload of tacky nugus haha.
  13. Menboong

    Menboong Guest

    Oh my God YES! This is brilliant!
  14. I can think of one off the top of my head,

    Brown Eyed Girls - A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Oh, and,

    Wonder Girls - The DJ Is Mine
  15. 3Xs


    Could've sworn I already added the BEG song, but apparently not.

    Anyway, thanks!
  16. Really looking forward to this! I hope to be more involved this time than during the 2009 Won Prize since it's summer now~
  17. Does Orange Caramel's Christmas song with Nu'est not count?

    Alphabat - Hello
    AOA - Get Out
    ATTACK - Plan B
    BBde Girl - Messing Around
    BIKINY - Dance Party
    Black Queen - Good Girl
    Daybreak - Silly
    D.Q - Hello
    E2RE - Deep Night Sad Song
    E7 - U
    EXCITE - Try Again
    Heenain - You're A Jerk
    Jackpot - Shake It Me
    LOVE X STEREO - Soul City (Seoul City)
    Mr. Slam - Don't Call Me Baby
    MYNAME - Hello & Goodbye
    MYNAME - What's Up
    Park Ji Yoon - Tree of Life
    Rainbow - Candy Girls!
    Rainbow - Gonna Gonna GO!
    Seo In Guk - Tease Me
    The Cheers - YA
  18. 3Xs


    Don't see why not? What's the title?
  19. 3Xs


    Good news! Glad to have you back.
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