Throughout the month of December, we brought you our list of the maximum productive and most significant K-Pop songs of 2013. Now, with the recent year, we arecompletely satisfiedto providethe simplest K-Pop tune videos of 2013!
Read on to determine where your favorites rank in our list. On today's list, we bring you the 2nd onepart - numbers 25 thru 1.
SEE ALSO: allkpop's Best 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 26-50
Label: SM Entertainment
Release Date:February 19th, 2013
SHINee's been a busy, busy team this year, knocking out comeback after comeback with very little time for breaks in between- such a lotin order thatit type of feels like "Dream Girl", their first video of 2013, got here out much previous than it in fact did. The video functions all five guys navigating a strange, topsy-turvy dream internationalwhilst chasing a faceless girl in a portrayvia rooms where time and gravity don't have any meaning.
Release Date:April 23rd, 2013
When the ingenious team at Lumpens makes a video, they cross all out. There isn't any subtlety to be discovered in the over-the-top, weird video for Cho Yong Pil's "Hello", yetthat ishalf of the fun. The video is all about a tender kid looking toconsider himself as a rock superstarto provoke his beautiful new neighbor. As his mind's eye runs wilder and wilder, he ultimately sees himself as Iron Man, living in a flaming treehouse in the sky- that'll impress the ladies.
Label:TS Entertainment Release Date:February 11th, 2013
B.A.P pulled no punches in their first ever drama video, "One Shot", with some in their hardest-hitting choreography to this point and the band's first turn at acting. Very an identical to BoA's "Disturbance", "One Shot" featured two other endings- in the first, the band will pay Youngjae's ransom but the hostage takers kill him anyway. In the second, it turns out Youngjae used to be precisely a cop lookingto place Bang Yong Guk and his cronies in the back of bars.
22. VIXX "Voodoo Doll" Label:Jellyfish Entertainment
Release Date:November 19th, 2013
VIXX's turn toward the creepy and peculiar has done wonders for their occupation equallythey have got taken the dark symbol to new degrees never prior tonoticed in K-Pop. "Voodoo Doll" is a song about an obsessive, stalker-like man bent on winning over the lady he needsvia getting revenge on a guy who broke her middle and being willing to do damage himself in the procedure if that is what information technology takes. The video turns the tale on its head, with one girl retainingthe men of VIXX hostage, torturing them with a voodoo doll of her own creation. Hongbin in specific underwent a big transformation for this video, utterlyconverting his cheerful, goofy picture for that of a monster driven loopy by his own creator.
Label: WM Entertainment Release Date:May 7th, 2013
"What's Going On?" is an overly literal box video- one of the vital box sets are so small, the contributorscan not eveget upinside of of them. However, the video tells a tale or so privacy (or lackthereof), and will even exist a remarkat the mode the frustrations of being a superstarand no longeremploying apersonal life. Even in their own home, the major couple has to wear mask because they arerepeatedly being watched, even ifthey do notwish to be. B1A4break into the home to "rescue" the girl, decapitating her boyfriend in the process. Dressed up as a Barbie doll, she becomerather literally viewed as an object instead of a person. In the end, they just finally finish upstruggling withamongevery other and ignoring the girl; their efforts had more to do with themselves than they ever had to do with her. Of course, being B1A4, all of the storey is wrapped up in a technicolor equipment and disguised as all a laugh and games.
Label:LOEN Entertainment Release Date:October 7th, 2013
Hans Christian Anderson's "The Red Shoes" is a cautionary tale about the risksof shallowness and selfishness, represented by a couple of red shoes that keep an eye on the wearer and force her to dance anywhere they wish to go, taking general control of her life. In the video, IU tries to select her own fate, but the shoes eventually chase her down and take her clear ofthe individual she wants to be with. It is aunhappy story for such an upbeat song, but the beautiful, silent movie era-inspired filming makes up for the sadness.
19. Baechigi "Shower of Tears"
Release Date:January 13th, 2013
If you have e'er had that feeling that you are being watched whilst you know you may be alone, you know the way the leading man in Baechigi's "Shower of Tears" feels as he strolls down a snowy side road and the posters on the constructions all stare at him. And in case you arethe kind ofperson that uses music to get through the not easy times in life, then you know how our leading actress feels at the world's lonliest noraebang. Meanwhile, our other male lead's moral sensewould perhaps not get out him on my own while he tries to drink his coffee in peace. It isan effortless story of heartbreak and regret, superbly filmed and executed.
18. Brown Eyed Ladies "Kill Bill"
Release Date:June 28th, 2013
Our resident adult-dols came back to us in 2013 with the campy drama edition of "Kill Bill", a tale of betrayal, revenge, and- of course- murder. The members star assassins on a venture to kill each one other. Apparently they all prevail in their missions and die in the primary one-half of the video, but we soon be told that they they all survived their own murders and 4 years later they're all still on their murderous missions. Do they actually all die in the end, or is it just some other plot twist waiting to happen? The world may never know.
17. Lee Seung Chul "My Love"
Release Date:June 17th. 2013
Lee Seung Chul's "My Love" was one of 2013's most ambitious videos. Not just was it a enormous production that concerned 31 cameras, 50 actors, and a massiveare living orchestra, the video was a real proposal that had to be shot in only one take. The video displays glimpses into the setup for the largewonder earlier nosotrosobservethe gorgeous bride to be on her surprise adventure to getting engaged. Fortunatelyfor everybody involved, she stated yes.
Release Date:April 3rd, 2013
K.Will is widely known for now notperforming in his own music videos (in fact, he said one of his dreams was to seem on his own MVs). To make up for that, his videos are at all times full-on events, and "Love Blossom", starring INFINITE's L and SISTAR's Dasom, isn't any exception. The video one way or the other manages to make movementillness and homicide at an amusement park funny- more surprising, however, was the truth that K.Will himself plays the carnival-ride-operating murder victim! Meanwhile, the bullies get their comeuppance, and L not only gets the girl, but he givs her a piggyback ride into the sunset. What more could you ask for, really?
15. Drunken Tiger "The Cure"
Release Date:September 12th, 2013
The artistic team at Lumpens truly went all-out in 2013, developing videos like SPICA's "Tonight", Cho Yong Pil's "Hello", and MFBTY's "Sweet Dreams". Among them, it was the easy imagery of MFBTY's "The Cure" (released as Drunken Tiger ft. Yoon Mi Rae and Bizzy) that truly stood out. The song talks about the struggles that come with depression and lost love, and the will for rescue. What will have been an easy box-style video of the crowd wandering around in a rundown construction was brought to existence amongst line drawings appearing the invisible "monsters" of depression following the members around and making an attemptto hang them back. The monsters never quite leave, but they do not win either, as hope in the endcontinually takes flight. Intellectualsickness is anything of a taboo topic in Korea, and MFTBY did a gorgeous job of not only bringing it to light, but reminding patients to never lose hope.
14. J.Y. Park "Had Ample Parties"
Release Date:September 8th, 2013
While J.Y. Park is greater known for his dance numbers than he's for introspective songs and videos, in 2013 he showed us a new facet of himself with "Had Enough Parties". The video takes the song's message of short of to calm down from a wild way of life one step further, the usage of makeup and prosthetics for example just how unsustainable and shallow that way of living can be. JYP imagines where his life could take him dependent on what alternatives he makes, and pleads for his love to save him from a sad and lonely future. In a while later the release of this video, we found out why he had the long run on the brain when he announced his upcoming marriage- as they say, the fitting songs are the ones that come from private experience.
13. Girls' Generation "I Got a Boy"
Release Date:January 1st, 2013
Despite being their sole Korean comeback for 2013, Girls' Generation had one heck of a year with the colourful video for their trend-setting song, "I Got a Boy". While the video was necessarily your usual SM Entertainment fare- box video, Matrix-cam, just one love hobby to proportion between the complete girls - it brought a super number of attention. Fan ballotingreceived the video overseas aid when it won the Best Music Video Award at the 1st ever YouTube awards. IGAB went directly to be named the fifth-biggest song of the year by Time Magazine, beating out heavy-hitters like Lorde's "Royals", Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop", or even the juggernaut that was Anna Kendrick's "Cups". The video featured some of Girl's Generations most advanced choreography to date, courtesy of NappyTabs of 'So You have faith you lot studiedYou'll be ready to Dance' fame, in addition some of their wildest fashion so far. While the song and video were enjoyed by some and hated by others, nobody could deny the largehave an effect on it had in 2013.
12. SPEED "Sad Promise", "It's Over", "Never Say Goodbye"
Label:Core Contents Media
Release Date:January 7th, 2013
Core Contents Media is infamous for their dramatic, big-budget drama MVs. While they have been known to move for fantastical, improbablereviews - equivalent to T-ara's supernatural "Day by Day" or Gangkiz's Euholiday in "Honey Honey", this year, they grew to become the highlight to very genuineoccasions that took place not that long ago. SPEED's "Sad Promise" is an epic tribute to the lives and tumultuous times of South Korea of the early 80's, that specialize inthe private lives of a couple of fictional infantrymen and civilians for more of a slice-of-life story than a history lesson. The whole mini-drama spans across 3 music videos and clocks in at about a half an hour long, making it one of CCM's most ambitious projects to date.
Label: YG Entertainment
Release Date:November 13th, 2013
We all know to be expecting strange, interesting, and experimental stuff from G-Dragon when he sets to work, and he for suredid not disappoint in 2013. Perhaps most appealing was his video for "Who You?", which placed him in a literal glass house, surrounded by his fans. The video was partly filmed by his own cameras, but was also filmed by his fans, as their photos of the development was used in the overall edit of the video. We've got gotten used to G-Dragon the actor in his music videos, but "Who You?" gave him a possibilitynot to solely be himself in front of his fans, but to collaborate with them for a truly special event.
Release Date:October 1st, 2013
Talk about a good attitude - after the entirety they went through to get here, Block B made their triumphant go back to the limelight with the wild and crazy video for "Very Good". "Very Good" was evidence that that you could knock those boys down, but you cannotstay them down for long. Old and new enthusiasts alike were overjoyedto look that Block B is still Block B after all this time, and their bizaree, bank-robbing shenanigans brought back the high-energy fun that makes them such a thrilling group.
9. Girl's Day "Expectations" Dance Ver.
Label:Dream Tea Entertainment
Release Date:March 17th, 2013
While all the pre-release buzz for "Expectation" was about Yura's turn as an actress in the video, that isn't what folks were observing when the video came out. Girl's Day's attractive makeover and "suspender dance" were so eye-catching, that the dance version of the video went on to be more popular than the original version. Even Hyeri's dating scandal could not overshadow this song and video, which finally driven Girl's Day to that next point of popularity and made them into one of 2013's height girl groups.
Label:A Dice Entertainment
Release Date: July 4th, 2013
2013 was the year A Pink officially broke out of their rookie prestige and into the giant leagues with their S.E.S-inspired hit, "NoNoNo". The video is natural adoreableness, showing the girls on the edge of throw a birthday partyfor every other, but it was the dance that really helped rocket this video to the top. The girls of A Crimson stuck to their lovely image with swishy sailor dresses and the most blameless "butt-dance" K-Pop has ever seen.
Label: YG Entertainment
Release Date:April 13th, 2013
Psy's "Gentleman" has a very easythought going for it- sing about being a gentleman while acting like anything else but. The song and video are either very obviously the religious successors to "Gangnam Style", which had an identical theme of bragging about being something he is not. Psy triggered Brown Eyed Girls' Ga In as his co-star this time around, introducing the whole world to the "arrogant dance" that BEG popularized with their own hit, "Abracadabra", several years ago. The video was a middle of controversy earlier this year when it was slapped with a ban - not for the unfavourablehabitagainst other individuals or the heavily suggestive imagery, but for showing Psy kicking over a government-owned traffic cone five seconds into the video. The ban was eventually reconsidered and lifted, and Psy was left to dance in peace.
Release Date:November 15th, 2013
Fans know Big Bang's deep-voiced rapper, T.O.P, as something of an eccentric. He does notdiscuss up often, but if he does he always surprises. Or not it's appropriate, then, that his sophomore solo release came as an entire out-of-left-field surprise. Even with a major message about art and media and a video crammed to the brim with references to everything from vital art to world history to the beginning of man, T.O.P never takes himself too seriously. It's this balance of humor and introspection that install for a truly authentic music video no one saw coming.
5. Lim Chang Jung "Open the Door"
Release Date:November 2nd, 2013
Lim Chang Jung's "Open the Door" good points the singer acting as an not going fairy godmother of sorts, solving the things he doesn't like about the arena about him. Labelmates U-KISS co-star as disrespectful young folks andsmitten by their phones to concentrate when their senior walks in the room- at least, till Lim Chang Jung gets a hang of them. The MV includes a bucketload of A-list celebrities, adding Super Junior's Heechul, Kim Soo Ro, Choi Daniel, Lee Jong Hyuk, Kim Jae Dong, Solbi, DJ DOC,comedian Han Min Kwan, and more.He also stops a cafe from driving MSG in their food, men at the gym from leering at a girl nearby, a litterbug from littering, turns a woman being bullied by her classmates into a well-liked girl, and a handful of different injustices, all while doing a hip-swinging dance that took the rustic by storm.
Release Date:May 20th, 2013
2013 was the year of the bad girl- songs about bad girls, songs by bad girls- and no one made an easier bad girl than the princess herself, Lee Hyori. Her comically exaggerated take on the struggles of rising up feminine and a few... dramatic answersfor purchasinghumans to either take her more seriously or leave her alone co-starred top Korean version and musician Jang Yoon Jooas a sympathetic female cop. While "issue" videos and pop-music-activism run the possibility of feeling trite or overwrought, Hyori brought enough of a feeling of humor to her reasons to maintain things from veering into PSA territory.
Release Date:August 20th, 2013
One thing ties all of our top three videos of 2013 together, and that is the reason catchy dances. While high-budget songs and videos are wonderful, in K-pop it's nearly always a robust hook and catchy choreography that makes a song or video into a classic.
One video we will yet be watching for ages to come is former Wonder Girls' Sunmi's breakout solo single, "24 Hours". It turns out you couldn't turn a corner this year without bumping into this song and its many parodies. Her pink bob and striped leotard have transform icons in their own right, and everyone's been doing their own take on the choreography.
Release Date:July 31st, 2013
SM Entertainment is frequently criticized for its over-reliance on "box videos", but this year they proved that they are able to brand a box video value remembering with the dance video for "Growl". The set was a undeniable warehouse with flashing lights, but the clever, 360-degree choreography and one-take filming taste with a consistently moving camera made for one (well, two once you count the Mandarin version) of this year's biggest videos. Sometimes, less really is more.
1. Crayon Pop "Bar Bar Bar" Dance Ver. Label:Chrome Entertainment
Release Date:June 23rd, 2013
At the end of 2012, a "map of girl groups" began making the web rounds, with various girl teams assigned spaces in keeping with how a hit they were projected to be in 2013. Many commenters balked that Crayon Pop was given a small area on the map- who had even heard of this quirky little group? Hardcore fans stayed dependable however, as they all knew Crayon Pop was on the verge of something big.
Crayon Pop had one of 2013's most original hits with their song "Bar Bar Bar". It peaked low on the charts before falling away after it's initial release. Later, the neighborhood released a moment version of the video that featured the girls goofing around in an empty amusement park and published the song's choreography and function costumes. Something about this new edition of the video stuck the public's attention as the song started its slow climb back up the charts. Once the parody videos started rolling in, there has been no preventing this song, dance, and music video's straight-shot to the top.
allkpop's 'Top 50 K-Pop Music Videos of 2013′ was compiled by allkpop staff. This list is staff-determined and isnot by any means connectedwith the fan-voted2013 allkpop awards.