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The #1 song in Korea right now
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:03 am    Post subject: The #1 song in Korea right now Reply with quote

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Nearly 12 months after PSY's "Gangnam Style" began going viral, K-pop has a new craze on its hands from another unlikely breakout star.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOLwSZvUFQg

Sing and dance along!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB8I1BIcMb0
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edwardcatflap



Joined: 22 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dance reminded me of a section of this one a bit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfGpVcdqeS0
The second video looked like they'd cloned that guy from the village people. I'm sure it'll be a huge hit. Flashmobs, the lot.
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Crayon Pop, known for their “series five-cylinder engine dance” set to the song “Bar Bar Bar,” has signed with world-famous label Sony Music Entertainment.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130813000688
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“When Sony Music Entertainment officials went to Korea in July to explore the music industry, they were inspired by the creativity and uniqueness of the group. They saw market potential in the group’s content, so they decided to pursue a contract,” a Sony Music Entertainment representative said.

“Signing up with Sony Music Entertainment will play an enormous part in Crayon Pop’s growth,” said Hwang Hyun-chang of Chrome Entertainment, which represents the girl group.

The group is planning to perform abroad with the help of Sony Music’s global network.
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12ax7



Joined: 07 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They can't even lip sync well. Rolling Eyes
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radcon



Joined: 23 May 2011

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Asia- the continent that rhythm forgot." PJ Orourke.

After that, I'll be listening to some Zeppelin to cleanse my sensibilities.
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Savant



Joined: 25 May 2007

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's slightly creepy how Korean males gets infatuated each time a new young Korean girl group Pops (see what I did there?) up.
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jvalmer



Joined: 06 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it isn't on my FB feed from a friend back home, then it ain't internationally big. That's my standard.
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Steelrails



Joined: 12 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(rings gong)
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transmogrifier



Joined: 02 Jan 2012
Location: Seoul, South Korea

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No.

No, no, no.

Just no.

God I hate K-Pop.

For me, mainstream Korean music begins and ends with Jaurim and Seotaji.

Oh and this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTkzO0fGZsI
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joeteacher



Joined: 11 Jul 2007

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kpop isn't even just bad anymore...it's just stupid. Would someone give this country some drugs and a guitar?
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augustine



Joined: 08 Sep 2012
Location: México

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joeteacher wrote:
Would someone give this country some drugs and a guitar?


For real. Ugh, I miss drugs.
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Steelrails



Joined: 12 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To answer your question, the guy in transmogrifier's link above, Shin Jung Hyun, did have a guitar (in fact he was awarded a special custom one from Fender as part of some 'Legends' tribue).

Sadly Shin Jung Hyun's story went rather downhill after he basically told the then President of Korea to *bleep* off by refusing to write a song praising him, and instead writing a song praising the mountains and rivers of Korea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwhj7vlj76Y

He was rewarded with a trip to the gulag on charges of, you guessed it, drugs. Rumors of torture and prison abuse followed.

By the time he was released, Korean music tastes had radically changed.

Yeah. Sucks. Korea could have continued down his route musically.
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radcon



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K-Pop was all down hill from here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SobCRkG8VcU
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12ax7



Joined: 07 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

transmogrifier wrote:
Jaurim and Seotaji.


BARF!!!!!! Both singers have insufferably shrill voices and one of the two can't write a song without it being derivative of what mainstream American or British artists are doing at the moment.

transmogrifier wrote:


Oh and this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTkzO0fGZsI


There is still hope for you.
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12ax7



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joeteacher wrote:
Would someone give this country some drugs and a guitar?


There used to be, but that all got screwed up in the mid '70s when the government started cracking down on artists it saw as a threat to their authority, sending some of them to jail for their use of cannabis and then banning them from performing.
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