In 2012, Billboard identified EXID as the rookie girl group with the best single of the year when "Every Night" ranked high on the annual 20 Best K-Pop Songs list. It took a few years, but the quintet is finally getting their due shine.
EXID followed up "Every Night" with a quirky, trumpet-y new single "Up & Down" in August 2014, almost two years later. Initially, the track had mediocre success on the charts and didn't make for much of a comeback. But months later, the song became a surprise hit when a fan-recorded live performance of "Up & Down" started going viral on South Korea social media.