Amy’s Top Songs of 2018

60. Justin Timberlake & Chris Stapleton – Say Something [MV]

59. JuB & Fat Cat – Adam & Eve

Sunny Hill left LOEN Entertainment sometime late last year; and JuB, Misung, Seungah and Kota have been more active doing broadcasts on AfreecaTV than doing music, so I’ll take my breadcrumbs in electronic vocal pop jams. Thank you. Fat Cat (살찐고양이) also re-appeared after being diagnosed with a kidney disorder during music activities in 2012, so it’s great to see them both back under the production of SPACE ONE [Soundcloud][Facebook][Melon].

58. lxsyd (鹿先森乐队) – Splendid Years (华年) [1]

57. Son Lux – Surrounded [Audio]

56. Shi Shi (孫盛希) – Chaos (分裂)

Taiwanese-Korean singer-songwriter Sun Sheng Xi, simply known as Shi Shi, released her 3rd studio album this year titled Woman ( 女・人), a quiet eclectic departure from her more acoustic ballad styled songs. The most chaotic is, of course, Chaos; a mix of electronic pop rock. HD Lo-fi graphics notwithstanding.

55. Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) – Evening Calm (夕凪)

54. maison book girl – Okaeri Sayonara (おかえりさよなら)


53. Raghu Dixit – Aarorum [clip]

52. DBSK (東方神起) – The Chance of Love (운명) [MV]

51. Yonezu Kenshi (米津玄師) – Lemon



YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

4 Responses

  1. Alvin Kuo says:

    I always like the variety of music present on your list. Keep doing the good work in spreading good music, especially Asian, to new listeners out there. I have hopes for Tan Weiwei and Liang Bo continue to develop the Chinese music traditions, as there are plenty of Western elements like electronic and rap music developing as well. BTW I would be remiss to mention that I am also a huge Faye Wong fan, so I wondered what you think of the other theme songs she released this year?

    • amy says:

      I wasn’t a big fan of the theme songs she’s released this year, I think they come below the quality of songs such as 匆匆那年 or 致青春. They didn’t even feel as memorable as 爱不可及 or 清风徐来. I’m looking forward to Tan Weiwei giving Faye a run for her money when releasing theme songs xD Also, in case you missed it like me, Sony did release Su Yunying’s album, Fantasy 幻. It come out about 10 days ago without much fanfare. It’s already available on iTunes, so I supposed it should also be available on Spotify. I wished I knew about this then lol There’s a bunch of great songs in it, and definitely could sneak in my list of favorite albums. ToT

      • Alvin Kuo says:

        Yeah I listened to su tinting’s new album. Better in terms of the direction the music is heading. Her first album wasn’t that great.

        Also Sandy lam released a new album with her old producer on Gaia. Seems like she is trying Faye Wong’s ethereal style.

        Yeah Faye’s theme songs aren’t as catchy but I think feature her best singing in the past few years. Also did you check out her variety show Phantacity? She and her daughter did mv like short movies.

        • Amy says:

          :O Are you kidding? I loved 苏苏’s first album. Probably my favorite that year, even thought Sony took like 3 months before I got to know it was out. I did see Faye’s Phantacity, I loved her performance on it, but I really can’t see through Chinese varieties xD I saw hers and Sarah Brightman’s episode. Faye’s daughter’s performance was pretty good too, but I went to check out her music afterwards, and wasn’t into it.

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