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top 10 favorite kpop songs of 2015

Man, 2015 has been an incredible year for kpop. SOMEHOW!!! I’ve managed to compile a list of only!!! my top 10 favorite songs. This list includes songs that aren’t strictly “kpop” (as in “Korean pop music”)—I’m including all music put out by Hallyu kpop idols. This list is obviously limited to the songs I know and is only a subjective list. Agree or disagree—and feel free to share your own list with me!

And check out my companion post: top 10 favorite kpop choreographies of 2015!

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top 10 favorite kpop choreographies of 2015

Whether you enjoy kpop or not, good choreography is fun to watch. This list includes songs that aren’t strictly “kpop” (as in “Korean pop music”)—I’m including all music put out by Hallyu kpop idols. This list is obviously limited to the songs I know and is only a subjective list. Agree or disagree—and feel free to share your own list with me!

And check out my companion post: top 10 favorite kpop songs of 2015!

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i can’t say BTS is even more perfect in person because they’re *always* 110% flawless

16-year-old lily: Liking boy bands? I’m a loser but I’m not that pathetic.
23-year-old lily: bOY BANDS > OXYGEN

BTS’s show in Toronto yesterday moved me to come out of blogging hibernation to post this…

I’ve never hid the fact that I’m kpop trash but I try not to advertise it. As with my other quirky interests, I don’t bring it up. I hate being told about stuff I don’t care about if I’m expected to react like I do, so I never push my interests onto anyone.

But I should be pushing kpop. It’s steadily growing in popularity but it’s still quite niche and underrated. I vastly prefer Korea’s mainstream music scene over North America’s. It’s a challenge to name mainstream NA artists whom I actually like. I can tolerate some hip hop and R&B but don’t get me started on pop. On the other hand, kpop is always raising the bar for showmanship and quality. There’s something addictive about the earworm-y music and flashy fashion and perfectly in sync choreography. The biggest criticism against foreign music I hear is “what’s the point of listening to music you can’t understand?” Actually, I think it’s a plus: if the songs are as stupid as American songs are, at least you’re spared the condescending feeling of being force-fed lyrics with kindergarten-level vocabulary. Well, dear friend, music is a universal language~~ ヽ(・∀・)ノ

bts

WHY are you all so flawless

BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan—also known as Bangtan Boys) is a group that makes legitimately good music. They are talented and likeable and—remember, I’m trash—ridiculously good-looking. “I Need U” (despite that spelling…) is still my favorite song of the year. They’ve been my second favorite boy band for ages and I still can’t believe they CAME TO TORONTO and PERFORMED SONGS LIVE and had a hi-touch event which means I got to STAND IN FRONT OF THESE SEVEN BEAUTIFUL BOYS and TOUCH THEIR PRECIOUS SOFT HANDS while being too awestruck to do anything but smile like an idiot. The more I fall in love with groups like BTS, the more I wish I could appreciate our mainstream music too, but alas, I’m just glad kpop is accessible thanks to the internet.

I meant to remove the BTS playlist on the sidebars of both my blogs after September 27 but NNNOPE it’s staying for a bit longer. I’ll immortalize the little playlist on this post:

Can’t wait for them to come back to Canada. In the meanwhile, I’m counting down the seconds until their comeback. I’m preordering their new mini album as soon it’s possible.

WARNING: more kpop-related posts incoming. I’ll put up more pages than posts for the sake of sparing this blog’s followers too many notifications. And although I seldom post on my writing blog, I keep the playlist in the sidebar updated with recent videos, which is worth checking out. If a cold soul like mine can appreciate kpop music, I don’t see why anyone else can’t. 😛

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