Recently, Allkpop released an article titled "How long does it take for idols to reach #1?" after Teen Top won their first music program award with their song Crazy. Netizens calculated that it took them exactly 564 days since their debut back in July 2010 with Clap, which has got me thinking:
What are the best/most successful songs that a group debuted with?
MISS A - BAD GIRL GOOD GIRL (22 days after debut)
2NE1 - FIRE (40 days after debut)
FT ISLAND - LOVE SICK (55 days after debut)
BIG BANG - LALALA
And look how far Big Bang has come! Starting in 2006, Big Bang has consistently surprised us all with their style and music. It makes me a proud VIP to know that they are recognised worldwide after winning Best Worldwide Act at the 2011 MTV Awards. I don't know why but I get really dizzy after listening to La La La haha but these boys are truly daebak.
SHINEE - REPLAY (NOONA YOU ARE SO PRETTY)
SHINee's debut song Replay remains as one of my favourites, showcasing every member's talents. They really captured the hearts of noonas left right and centre after this track but they made great success with their recent albums. It really strikes me how young Taemin was at the time, being just 15 when promoting Replay... makes me realise what a failed 15 year old I was...
SUPER JUNIOR - KNOCK OUT (TWINS)
TVXQ - HUG
U-KISS - NOT YOUNG
Not Young made U-Kiss seem like such an innocent boy group, right? Then came Man Man Ha Ni. Then came Bingeul Bingeul. Then their innocent boy image became rare and almost non-existent. Truthfully, their 'cute' side never appealed to me. Except Dongho. I can never see him grow up hahahaha
SS501 - WARNING
2PM - 10 POINTS OUT OF 10
This debut made me feel somewhat uncomfortable. Oh that's predebuted G.Na by the way. These beastly idols have changed the least in comparison to other groups, but I didn't like Shipjeom Manjeome Shipjeom. I miss their I Hate You and Without U days...
B2ST - BAD GIRL
BEST. EFFING. DEBUT. EVER. Kikwang, let me marry you, really. They all look so ridiculous, it's absolutely brilliant. But I genuinely love this song and all their other title tracks from their mini albums. I love Yoseob's blonde hair. I love Dongwoon's "C.O.M.E". I love Junhyung's rapping and how it's the exact same as the Japanese version. I love their baggy pants. I love how Kikwang dances in a bathroom. This is top stuff, nuff said.
MBLAQ - OH YEAH
OH YEAH OH YEAH OH YEAH YEAH YEAH. I wish I could meet their stylist and give her a big hug. It's like Lee Joon is shirtless, but not shirtless, understood? It's great. But I truly hate their coloured costumes because it's just outright atrocious. In all truth, I hated this song. But it slowly grew on me to the point where it is now acceptable.
SNSD - INTO THE NEW WORLD
KARA - BREAK IT
AFTER SCHOOL - AH
F(X) - LACHATA
Listening to: Wheesung - Insomnia