073113_seoulbeats_f(x)_victoriaIt’s that time of the year again: eggnog, chilly weather, long lines at the mall, and polls!

For those of us who come to K-pop primarily for the music, we know that there are many buried nuggets hidden beneath layers and layers of album filler and underwhelming singles that are just waiting for those willing to dig deep enough into the albums of their favorite artists. B-sides are those songs which are not lead singles, rarely promoted if ever, and that one song that you’re always trying to get others to listen to just to have them brush you off with a “eh, maybe when I have the time.” Our writers have spoken, and now we want to hear from you. Dig away!

What is your favorite B-side release of the year?

Here’s how it works:

1) Nominate an entry in the comments section by writing the artist name and song title in the following format.

Artist – Song Title

Eg. Psy – Gangnam Style

The definition of a B-side is specifically songs that are not lead singles and were not heavily promoted. If you’re not sure whether or not a song is considered a B-side, please feel free to nominate it and we will make a decisive ruling. Only songs that were released on or after January 1st, 2013 will be considered. Any nominees which the Seoulbeats staff deems unfit for the poll’s criteria will be disqualified.

2) Entries can only be made as a new comment. Entries made in reply to another comment will not be counted.

3) Before nominating a new entry, please thoroughly check to make sure that the song has not already been nominated. Duplicate entries will not be counted twice! Therefore, it would be counterproductive to nominate an entry song more than once because it could potentially split up the overall votes for that entry.

4) Once an entry has been nominated, vote for it by clicking the up arrow beneath the comment which nominates the entry. We’re only concerned about up votes; down votes will not be factored in.

5) The entry with the most up votes by December 24th 11:59 PM EST will be declared the winner! Check back later for a special Best of 2013 post dedicated to the winning entries.

We reserve the right to delete any comment which does not adhere to the rules above, or disqualify any nominees which we do not feel meet the poll’s criteria. Sharing comments and links to reinforce the nominated entries is highly encouraged.

May the odds be ever in your favor!

The poll is now closed. Thank you for voting!