K-pop 101: #25 favourites

by: Jeffrey posted: 3 years ago



Welcome to the 25th edition of K-pop 101. I can hardly believe that I was able to make it this far. The first post in this series was written almost 1.5 years ago, but it seems way shorter than that. For this anniversary post I decided to talk about some of my personal favourite K-pop music videos. When I explain to people that I listen to K-pop I always get the question “What’s your favourite song?”. Now I can just point them to this post. This list is in no particular order as I can’t possible pick a ultimate favourite.


T-ara – I Go Crazy Because of You

Anyone who knows me a little bit knows my favourite group ever is T-ara. This list could entirely be filled with just their songs, but that obviously wouldn’t be fair and rather boring for you. So I’m limiting myself to one song per artist. T-ara was the group that got me into K-pop. The first music video I saw was “Bo Peep Bo Peep”, but it was “I Go Crazy Because of You” that got me addicted. Up to this day I still reguraly listen to this song, even if it is only reminiscen about my time as a K-pop newby.


Girl’s Day – Expect

I knew of Girl’s Day existence before they came out with their song “Expect”. “Oh My God” was fun, “Twinkle Twinkle” was also a good song and “Hug Me Once” had a very enjoyable music video, but when “Expect” came out I fell head over heels in love with the group. At that time I didn’t know yet, but eventually they would become my second favourite group right behind T-ara. Sojin would also crawl up my bias list into the top 5 and she hasn’t left it ever since.


Super Junior – Mr. Simple

As a guy you can probably imagine that I’m not a big fan of boy groups. There are some groups out there that I enjoy listening to, but it’s mostly some random songs. Most of the time I listen to them a couple of times and then usually I forget about them. Super Junior’s “Mr. Simple” however has been on my playlist ever since I first saw it. And that was over 5 years ago. Like most boy groups there are a couple of songs of Super Junior that I enjoy, but none of them are as good as “Mr. Simple”.


Oh My Girl – Closer

There have been a whole bunch of amazing girl groups that have debuted in the last few years. I have been listening to most of them, but none have made me fanboy like Oh My Girl did. Well, maybe Cosmic Girls are getting close, but they haven’t promoted enough yet so I’m still warming up to them. “Closer” is without a doubt my favourite song to come out in the last year. It’s a step away from the usual super upbeat songs I usually listen to and it has a more ethereal sound. The dance is also amazing as the formations are all inspired by zodiac signs. Check out this Top version to see the awesomeness.


WAX – Fly High

You know those moments when suddenly you just want to listen to a certain song, but at some moments you are just not in the mood at all? “Fly High” is one of those songs for me. There are moments I just want to sit back and listen to this song. Normally I don’t care about the lyrics of a song, but the lyrics for this song are really nice. For those who do not know, WAX is a female solo artist and the band that is in the music video is Bebop. They are a great girl band, but unfortunately one of the members left so if the two remaining members will continue is uncertain.


Sunny Hill – Midnight Circus

I already talked about this song a couple of posts ago, but since it’s one of my all time favourites I’m putting it here again. Now that I think about it, it might even be my favourite K-pop song ever. But like I said earlier it’s impossible to pick an ultimate favourite song as most songs are just too different that they can’t be compared.


Other amazing songs:

Vixx – Error

Block B – Very Good

BTS – Save Me

MAMAMOO – You’re the best

GLAM – I Like That

F(x) – Electric Shock

Red Velvet – Dumb Dumb

EXID – Ah Yeah


Lastly, on my personal Youtube account I have a playlist of a whole bunch of K-pop songs that I enjoy. This list gets updated regularly so check it out if you are interested.

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