2NE1 as the Only KPOP Group Who Made it on Slant Magazine’s Best Single 2011

19 Dec

American online publication, Slant Magazine, which reviews movies, music, theater, video games, and more, just released their top 25 best singles of 2011 and YG Entertainment’s top charting female group made the list!2NE1, Korea’s fiercest girl group, came in coincidentally at number 21, with their hot single, “I Am The Best,” beating out Beyonce’s “Love On Top,” which came in at number 25. Here’s what Slant writer, Jonathan Keefe, had to say about the girls:

One of 2011′s best developments was that the Western world finally discovered the unmitigated joy of K-pop. Even within a music scene characterized by its fearless appropriation of pop, hip-hop, and dance styles, 2NE1′s “I Am the Best” is a jaw-dropping, vibrant triumph of pure swagger and verve. Really, who’s going to argue with logic like “Even if you were me/You’d be envious of this body” or stand in the crosshairs for 2NE1′s machine-gun “rah-tah-tah” hook? It ain’t bragging if it’s true, and 2NE1′s “I Am the Best” makes its case airtight.

The girls have had a great 2011 with a string of hits, but “I Am The Best” definitely took the cake for hottest club banger of the year and proved its worth when it won the coveted MAMA award for Best Song of the Year. 2NE1, who debuted in 2009, is quickly becoming the girl group to beat, and at the rate they’re going, it doesn’t look too hopeful for competing groups. Do you think 2NE1 will keep the hype up in 2012? Let us know!

Check out Slant’s top 25 hottest singles of 2011 below:

25. Battles featuring Matias Aguayo, “Ice Cream.”
24. Beyoncé, “Love on Top.”
slant23. St. Vincent, “Cruel.”
22. Patrick Wolf, “The City.”
21. 2NE1, “I Am The Best.”
20. Frank Ocean, “Novacane.”
19. Girls, “Vomit.”
18. Lykke Li, “I Follow Rivers.”
17. SBTRKT featuring Yukimi Nagano, “Wildfire.”
16. Britney Spears, “Till the World Ends.”
15. EMA, “California.”
14. Lana Del Rey, “Blue Jeans.”
13. Florence and the Machine, “Shake It Out.”
12. Gotye featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know.”
11. Das Racist, “Michael Jackson.”
10. Azealia Banks featuring Lazy Jay, “212.”
9. Beth Ditto, “I Wrote the Book.”
8. Lady Gaga, “The Edge of Glory.”
7. Fleet Foxes, “Helplessness Blues.”
6. Robyn, “Call Your Girlfriend.”
5. Lady Gaga, “Born This Way.”
4. Lana Del Rey, “Video Games.”
3. Adele, “Rolling in the Deep.”
2. Tyler, the Creator, “Yonkers.”
1. Kanye West, “All of the Lights.”

Source: http://mtvk.com

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