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.
It’s December and that means that we are going to start our year-end lists of everything! Starting this week, our TOP 10 Tuesdays might extend to week long lists of favorites that range from favorite drama scenes to favorite albums. So look forward to it!
Kicking it off is my list for the top 10 Artists who are having a great year. K-pop entertainers are the people who take the least amount of breaks among all artists in the world. They release new material on a seasonal basis which gives us plenty of opportunities to love and cherish them but at the same time get sick of them too. This list represents the people that, in my opinion, only improved their standing in the K-pop world this year.
Immortal Song 2 is such a great idea and a great show. Picture the most popular singers in Korea who already have established fan bases and made hits and sold albums competing against each other for pride and honor! I’d love to see that in the United States. I can imagine it now: P!nk vs. Rihanna vs. Christina Aguilera vs. Adele vs. Adam Levine vs. etc. That, I’d watch.
I look back on the first 23 episodes of Immortal Song 2 and ranked my 10 favorite performances thus far. I have to say it was so hard. It required some reviewing of performances and while I was making a playlist, I ended up with 61 performances that I liked. Then, I had to whittle that list to just ten. I regret not including everyone that I love from MBLAQ’s GO rocking it out to Junsu’s fun performance as Jun.K to HongKi’s dazzling vocal dexterity.
Jay Park is such a talented singer and dancer and watching him perform on Immortal Song 2 is such a treat (that show in general is a treat). Still, from breaking Temi’s heart with that ghastly hair and making me crack up with this instructional video, he is sincerely an interesting guy.
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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.
As you very well may know, in most KPop groups, there is a designated leader. The leader is supposed to generally be in charge of the group members, making sure they perform to the best of their abilities both on and off stage. Continue reading