I’m still infinitely sad that I wasn’t a 2NE1 fan whilst they were active, the only comeback I was a fan for was ‘Goodbye’ which you know is great. But it doesn’t stop me loving a lot of 2NE1’s older songs so I figured I’d write a list of my favourites!
10. Can’t Nobody
I really like this song once I get into it but unfortunately the start of the song really irritates me for some reason so it can sometimes put me off a little bit. If I push past it though I can really get into this song because it is good, it’s just the first few seconds that are super irritating.
9. Clap Your Hands
This was one of the first 2NE1 songs that I heard and liked almost instantly. Obviously ‘I Am The Best’ was first but when I tried to listen to more of their stuff I was a bit put off because I feel like their sound was so different for each comeback. But I instantly liked this one and it turned me into a 2NE1 fan. It’s just a good song and CL’s rap parts are definitely the best bit.
8. I Am The Best
I do love this song but it’s one of them that I’ve listened to so many times that I kind of don’t love it as much as I used to. It still went hard though and I do like it. The music video is badass and I love the choreography and the stage outfits they wore and just most things about it to be honest. Bom looked absolutely amazing for this comeback, she really suited it.
7. Come Back Home
After listening to ‘I Am The Best’ and instantly loving it I decided to give ‘Come Back Home’ a try. Except I hated it. I was relatively new to K-Pop at the time and when you’re not used to K-Pop it can sound a bit all over the place and since I wasn’t used to it I didn’t like it. However after becoming a bigger K-Pop fan and listening to the song a couple more times I did eventually start to love it.
6. Falling in Love
I don’t think I liked this one at first listen either but I think the choreography sold me on it. I don’t know what it is about it, I just really love the choreography video even if the girls’ outfits were a bit tragic. However I do think it’s an absolute bop and definitely one I’ll always love.
What an iconic debut song, let’s be real! “I go by the name of CL of 2NE1” what an absolute queen. I’m pretty sure I liked this one pretty much instantly and honestly it was a perfect debut song for these girls, I love it so much!
I’m not normally a fan of slow songs but I loved this one straightaway even though it was sad to say goodbye to such an iconic girl group. Also, it was sad that for their last song Dara still got screwed out of lines like come on? There were only three members left by that point and she barely got any? Either way I still loved it and I look forward to the girls’ future projects!
I love this song so much. I didn’t discover it until this year I think but now I’m all about it. If I had heard this when I was a new K-Pop fan I think I would’ve hated it but now I’m definitely on board with it. It’s another song that’s a bit of a mess but in a good way.
I feel like the chorus to this song, which I’m pretty sure is all in English, accurately describes how I feel about myself “I think I’m ugly and nobody wants to love me, just like her I wanna be pretty, don’t lie to my face ‘cos I know I’m ugly”. It’s nice to see the 2NE1 girls sing it because although they’re each pretty they’re not pretty in like the traditional sense and I have some respect for that. It’s an amazing song and I love everything about it.
1. Go Away
What a fantastic song for if you’re going through a break-up. Which I have pretty much never had but still love this song regardless. I don’t know what it is about this song that I love but it’s definitely my favourite and I doubt it’ll ever change. I’m not sure I really get the music video but the song is still an absolute bop. I wish I’d been able to go to a 2NE1 concert ‘cos I’d have been screaming the lyrics at the top of my lungs without a care in the world like honestly, it’s such a good song.
Feel free to leave your recommendations or favourites in the comments, I’d love to hear them!