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If you follow me on my Instagram page (@maddieareyes), you can probably tell that I'm a K-Pop fan. As I've mentioned in a previous post, I want to reinvent my blog and I want it to reflect who I am as an individual.
This music genre is a part of who I am and I want to share that with all of you. I'm starting a new series of blog post titled "MY TOP 10 FAVORITE K-POP SONGS/VIDEOS OF 2018".
Every 3 months I'll share my favorite K-Pop songs/music videos within that time period. Who knows? Maybe you'll find your next favorite song to jam out to.
10. SUNMI (선미)- Heroine (주인공) // 09. NCT U 엔시티 유- BOSS // 08. Red Velvet 레드벨벳 -Bad Boy
07. MAMAMOO (마마무)- Starry Night(별이 빛나는 밤) // 06. BTS J-Hope- Airplane // 05. TWICE- Brand New Girl
04. JONGHYUN 종현- 빛이 나 (Shinin’) // 03. BTS J-Hope- Daydream (백일몽) // 02. TWICE- Candy Pop
01. MOMOLAND (모모랜드)- BBoom BBoom (뿜뿜)
10. SUNMI (선미)- Heroine (주인공)
10. SUNMI (선미)- Heroine (주인공)
This was my first favorite song of 2018. Many K-Pop fans doubted if Sunmi could top her 2017 hit
'Gashina (가시나)'. Sunmi proved she is not a one-hit-wonder with her newest hit 'Heroine (주인공)'. In the video you can see Sunmi dancing around and being free which is what the song makes us feel. Sunmi has secured her spot as one of the best female soloists in K-Pop with this certified bop.
I discovered NCT last year. NCT is a boy group formed by SM Entertainment. NCT is composed of different groups/units depending on age or style. The first song I listened to was NCT Dream's 'Chewing Gum'. Although the members were in there teens and tweens, I really enjoyed the song because it had a lively and happy feel. Then I listed to NCT 127's 'Cherry Bomb' and that's when I really starting getting into NCT. You can definitely tell that SME is taking many risks with this group. NCT U's 'BOSS' is an empowerment song with a super chill vibe. This is the perfect song for working out.
I've been into Red Velvet since their '러시안 룰렛 (Russian Roulette)' era. I love Red Velvet because they're one of the most versatile girl groups in the K-Pop industry. For the most part they have only showed us their "Red" concepts which are bright and funky. 'Bad Boy' shows us their more soft and mature "Velvet" side.
Mamamoo's vocals are amazing! I'm glad they're starting to get more recognition and love by netizens and international K-Pop fans. They are so down-to-earth and are not afraid to be themselves. They're all amazing which is why I don't have a bias is this group. 'Starry Night' is a super chill and relaxing song. The visuals and the video are so breathtakingly beautiful. Each shot can be poster or a phone wallpaper. Mamamoo song recommendations: 'Décalcomanie (데칼코마니)' & '나로 말할 것 같으면 (Yes I am)'
'Airplane' is one of the songs in BTS's J-Hope's mixtape. This is the type of song that makes you want to go on a long ride. The music video is beautiful. Each shot is like a work of art. The song is inspires the viewers to follow their dreams. HIXtape is amazing.
TWICE is my favorite K-Pop girl group right now. They never fail to release catchy songs with the cutest music videos. Although this is J-Pop, I decided to include this here because TWICE is one of the 3 top girl groups in K-pop right now. 'Brand New Girl' is one of their Japanese singles. I'm so happy that they're able to appeal to both the K-pop and J-Pop markets. 'Brand New Girl' is a cute song that inspired girl to get their lives together and chase their goals and dreams.
Jonghyun is best known for being a member in the super sucessful band SHINee from SM Entertainment. His works of art are amazing and his voice was so beautiful. Without a doubt he was one of the best solo vocalists in K-pop. This song is 'Shinin' just like its title.
04. BTS J-Hope- Daydream (백일몽)
This was the defining song of J-Hope's mixtape or Hixtape as ARMY's like to call it. The song lyrics and the music video showed all of his efforts and hard work. 'Daydream' is such a catchy and upbeat song. it makes want to get up and dance. 'Daydream' is a complete bop.
02. TWICE- Candy Pop
I love TWICE's 'Candy Pop'. I love cutesy songs and this song wins the ~♡Kawaii♡~ award (Cute in Japanese). 'Candy Pop' is also one of their Japanese tracks. The music video has all the Twice members in animated form but they also make real life cameos. I recommend this video if you want to listen to something upbeat and want to watch something really cute and entertaining.
I consider this song to be the first bop of 2018. This is the type of song that makes you want to dance wherever you may be. The song has a cool and funky beat. The group found success with this song. I'm happy that the song was able to reach the #1 spot on many of the K-Charts. The group is not part of the big 3 entertainment companies which makes this a huge deal. Momoland captivated many K-Pop fans with this amazing tune and fun dance.