As the title suggests, this post features great songs released by female idols over the past year. Includes both groups and solo artists, many of which you’ve probably heard of, maybe a few you haven’t, but definitely a lot that you should listen to.
This year was packed with great songs from across the K-pop spectrum. Groups like GFriend cemented their place as one of Korea’s new “it” girl groups, Ladies’ Code’s remaining members finally returned to the music scene, and a new class of rookies made their debuts. This list isn’t necessarily a summary of the most popular singles released this year (sorry, Twice fans), nor is it meant to slight groups or artists that had hallmark years in terms of musical and recognition-related growth (but I still like you, BTS). To put it simply, these are the singles I couldn’t stop replaying this year.
In chronological order of release: