"K-Pop" has something for everyone. Are you pining after the days of the boy band? Do you need an upbeat girl group to sing you through your break-up? Want to dance? Are you into drama, and believe in the story-telling of the music video? If you answered yes, then this is a genre you need to take second look at! I know that Psy's Gangnam Style video was a big hit worldwide, but I get annoyed when it seems to be the first and only image of K-Pop that anyone outside of Korea has. In an effort to remedy the lamentable situation I have put together a little K-Pop Round-Up for all of you!
Here are some of my current favorites that are burning through my iPod and there is a pleasant mix of to appeal to nearly everyone. Or at least I think so. ;)
For those of you who grew up jamming to N'SYNC, Backstreet, and 98 degrees. If you miss the days when a group of guys could pop and lock like no one's business then never fear the boy band is alive and well in Korea!
M.I.B. - Nod Along
SHINee - Why So Serious?
C-Clown - Shaking Heart
Juniel - A Cute Guy
Secret - Yoohoo
Girl's Generation - Twinkle
If you are looking for something a with a little less pop then try out these bands. I love the vocals and the creativity that went into their videos. Cho Yong Pil's video is my favorite out of the whole bunch and is worth a look.
Geeks - Wash Away
Cho Yong Pil - Hello