I consider 2012 as one of the golden years of K-pop because it brought us a LOT including the best K-pop song to ever exist, the massive global hit “Gangnam Style”, and of course the extraordinary 2012 debuts which include the unsurpassable EXO and VIXX.
The two boy groups, who in fact are very close friends in real life, made names for themselves with one being a globally acclaimed K-pop act and the other being hailed the “Kings of Concepts” in K-pop. VIXXO (the two groups’ fan-coined portmanteau) aren’t only talented but also boasts of a very robust discography that showcased songs of different genres. What’s nice about variety in boy group music is being able to listen to songs that fit certain moods and VIXXO is no stranger to that.
Here are three EXO and VIXX songs to listen to when your best friend who knows your home’s passcode sleeps over and the two of you drink alcohol and cuddle at 3AM!
Love Shot (2018, Love Shot)
EXO has a repertoire of hit songs and one of their most prominent hits is definitely this sexy bop! Love Shot with the men of EXO body rolling while wearing suits will never not be a treat to the fans.
With Me (2016, Depend On Me)
While EXO may have its own share of sexy songs, VIXX is THAT group when it comes to “sexy”. With the lyrics of the chorus being a repeated “Let me up and down”, I think we all know where this sultry song is headed. (I’ll link a fancam for this one since YouTube Music and Spotify doesn’t have it but you can listen to it here in this unofficial upload.)
Playboy (2015, Exodus)
I think we all know what needs to be said about this song, the lyrics, and Kai’s “Hey playboy” in the beginning… and we can all keep that inside our heads and hearts. But as much as we love the song, we love the genius behind it as well. Jonghyun, you will forever be missed and your music will forever be treasured!
Hot Enough (2015, Chained Up)
The song starts with Leo moaning. I rest my case.
Artificial Love (2016, Ex’Act)
Compared to the previously mentioned songs, Artificial Love is more on the upbeat side. With the boys’ magnificent voices, those sexy beats, and that rap! What an experience!
Chained Up (2015, Chained Up)
Do you like seeing your idols wear chokers? If yes, thank VIXX. They’re the ones who made it popular.
Chained Up is one of VIXX’s biggest hits and just by the title alone, you can already know what this song is about *redacted* or being a slave of love. Being the committed concept-dols they are, not only was the song slave-themed but also the MV, the choreo, and the album with one of the inclusions being an actual slave contract of the boys!
VIXX’s latest song as a group titled Parallel was in 2019 while EXO came back five months ago with Don’t Fight The Feeling. Currently, members of the two groups are either promoting individually or are still serving in the military. We all miss them but let’s anticipate how they’ll rock the K-pop scene when they finally become complete again!
In another news, have you heard that Leo and Xiumin are best friends? Cool, right? Anyway Leo recently got discharged and has released a single called “I’m Still Here”, check the MV below!