Finally! Here’s the final list of songs for my top twenty. Each of this song, I can only offer nice words because they made my year of listening to music so darn good. I cherish each one of these songs for their virtues, the talents involved, and lastly their impact on me as a listener. Last year, my favorite song was Super Junior’s addicting “Bonamana”. This year is a different story.
2011 has seen its fair share of great music. The trends this year: throwbacks or nostalgic beats to artists reinventing themselves. There are many comebacks from legends that made the year even more special. I suspect next year will be an interesting one too. My overall regard for this year’s crop of music is due mainly to the ten artists listed below who, for whatever reason I specify, has made my year of listening to K-pop a wonderful experience. Last year, Girls’ Generation and Shinee took the top two spots on my list. Here’s a rundown of my favorite artists this year.
IU left a big mark on the Korean pop industry last year with her indelibly addictive song “Good Day”–the gorgeous song that showcased IU’s charms, vocal talent, and penchant for making atypical mainstream songs. As one of the last of the fall comebacks, IU hopes to repeat her success last year with the new album “Last Fantasy.”
Fall 2011 has already proven itself to be a busy time of the year in KPop. Already, Brown Eyed Girls, U-KISS, Davichi, B1A4, Huh Gak, JYJ, and KARA have made their explosive comebacks, and that’s barely the tip of the iceberg. Here’s a line up of the artists have/are coming back this fall. Continue reading
In honor of the rainy days that the east coast has been getting a lot lately, I’d like to present you my ten favorite K-pop songs to listen to when it’s pouring outside.
Here’s a brief chat about these songs.
Rainy days are very relaxing for me. I grew up in the Philippines and when it rains, it really RAINS. Typhoons are common there that I’ve grown to love the rain. So it’s no surprise that rainy days are some of my favorite types of weather.
Rainy days also have “soundtracks” that goes with the mood of the weather. It seems like artists love making songs that fit our mood when it rains. While not all of these songs will necessarily have rain as an ongoing motif of some sorts, we still get the relaxing and “chill” vibe from them. So here’s the list for my favorite songs to listen to during a rainy day.
Two nights ago, the Video Music Awards were held in Los Angeles with lots of music guests and tons of performances including tributes to Amy Winehouse and Britney Spears. I love award shows and we’ll be covering some of my favorites later in the year (Next up will be the Emmy Awards! Yay TV shows). Anyway, I’d love to imagine a Korean version of the Video Music Awards considering K-pop has better music videos nowadays. Although the year isn’t over, I’d like to make a list of the videos that were released between January and August.