I am fond of Kpop songs recently. I don’t know why but I listened to these songs rather than English songs. I think that they have a variety of styles like dance-pop, pop ballad, electro-pop, R&B, hip-hop music, and etc… Their songs are addictive that made me want to hear their songs every day. I also watched every promotions they made in their singles like I watched them perform their song in music shows, visit Weekly Idol and radio shows when they are having a comeback, and clips of their fan sign event for their albums. I can say that I am a total fan of Kpop and I will forever be their fan. I am a fan of boy group rather than girl group because their songs and dance moves are catchier, they are not afraid to show their funny and idiotic side, and they are always okay to perform girl group songs.
Here are the reasons why I love Kpop:
- Single – They have songs which catches my attention and their chorus are easy to remember thus I can sing during their performances. I find it funny because I easily memorized the lyrics of a Korean song rather than English song. I am really a fan of Kpop.
- Music Video – They act, dance, and sing in their music videos. With their music videos, i can be able to tell the story behind their songs.
- Dance Choreography – They have dance steps that once you see it, you want to practice it so that you can follow them during their performances. I can say that their dance steps are hard and it needs a lot of practice in order to perfect it. But they have a certain dance step which will become a trademark of their song that you will just practice that particular step. That trademark will help you become closer to their single thus making you feel that you already perfect their choreography. They also upload dance practices which have different versions; it means that they can show their funny and serious side during the practice.
- Outfits – They have different outfits in every performance they have in every music shows like The Show (Tuesday), Show Champion (Wednesday), M! Countdown (Thursday), Music Bank (Friday), Show! Music Core (Saturday), and Inkigayo (Sunday). They promote their single for a month which means that I can be able to see them dancing and singing in different outfits for 4 weeks. I am always happy to guess what kind of outfit that they will show while performing their songs.
- Group Members – In every group, there is a certain person or people who catches my attention and they become my bias. These guys are somewhat close to my ideal guy so I always tend to check them on google and youtube thus I always listen to their songs and music videos making me interested so I will become a fan of that particular group. South Koreans have a face and body I want to a man so I think that I become engrossed to Kpop because of this.
- Bromance – I like Kpop because they are not shy to show their skinship between members. I always find clips that show their closeness and it made me realize that they have a bond which is unbreakable.
KPOP GROUPS THAT I LIKE
- Super Junior (November 6, 2005)
Super Junior is originally composed of 12 members then another member was added, making it to 13 members. But 2 of their members departed therefore making this group as 11 member. I become their fan after the departure of the 2 members so I only know the members who are still part of the group. They can be hailed as King of Kpop because they are one of the groups who expand Kpop around the world and they won numerous awards in every awarding ceremonies. They are also talented because the members are actor, model, entertainer, MC, dancer, composer, radio host, and singer-songwriter. This group is composed of Leeteuk (leader), Heechul, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Donghae, Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun (additional member: debuted on June 7, 2006) [arranged from oldest to youngest]
Fandom Name: E.L.F. [Ever Lasting Friend]
To learn more about this group: Super Junior
- 2PM (September 4, 2008)
2PM is originally composed of 7 members but 1 member which is their leader, Jay Park,left the group. I know this group before the departure of their leader . This group is known for being Beastly Idol because they are known for their big muscle and masculinity. They are one of the Kpop group whose members are all fit and masculine. They are also a group who can stand alone which means that they all have individual activities and they are popular enough even if they are promoting for individual projects. They are composed of Jun. K, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho, and Chansung [arranged from oldest to youngest]
Fandom Name: Hottest
To learn more about this group: 2PM
- CNBLUE (January 14, 2010)
CNBLUE is composed of 4 members and this group is a rock band. It means that they each have instrument during their performance. They perform like a typical band and they are not dancing while performing since they hold instruments during the show. They are composed of Yong hwa (leader, guitar), Jong hyun (guitar), Min hyuk (drums), and Jung shin (bass) [arranged from oldest to youngest]
Fandom Name: BOICE
To learn more about this group: CNBLUE
- Infinite (June 09, 2010)
Infinite is composed of 7 members. I can say that this group is the first Kpop group coming from a small company who achieved to be known world wide and can be considered as one of the top idols in South Korea. They can be considered a group from a small company which is as popular as groups coming from large companies (SM, YG, JYP). Their choreography is also hard making them one of the group having difficult steps. They became famous for their scorpion dance and synchronize choreography. They are one of the group who likes one another and true to their fans. They managed to stay in the entertainment industry despite being in a small company. They can be considered as idols who managed to be on top. They are composed of Sunggyu (leader), Dongwoo, Woohyun, Hoya, Sungyeol, L, Sungjong [arranged from oldest to youngest]
Fandom Name: Inspirit
To learn more about this group: Infinite
- B1A4 (April 23, 2011)
B1A4 is a 4 group member. This group’s choreography is easy to follow that people who are not gifted with dancing skills. They are also a great group because they are talented when it comes to singing and composing. They are called Countryside Idol because all of the members are from the countryside of South Korea. They also have a stable individual works making them known beside being a member of a boy group. They are composed of CNU, Jinyoung (leader), Sandeul, Baro, and Gongchan [arranged from oldest to youngest]
Fandom Name: BANA
To learn more about this group: B1A4
- B.A.P (January 25, 2012)
BAP is composed of 6 members. B.A.P. means Best Absolute Perfect. During their debut days, they can be considered as a group who can be at the same level of EXO which are from a large company. Even if they are produced by a small company, they are still considered as a group who will conquer the Kpop in the future. Their music is distinguished that once you hear it, you will definitely say that it’s their own. But their downfall is when they have a conflict with their agency and need to be on hiatus in order to have an agreement between the 2 parties. They had their hiatus for a year and become active again. Even if they loss some of their fans, their comeback after a year is still successful and proved that even if they are gone in a year, they can still top the charts and gain recognition. The members are Yongguk (leader), Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, Jongup, Zelo. [arranged from oldest to youngest]
Fandom Name: Baby Z
To learn more about this group: B.A.P.
- BtoB (March 21, 2012)
BtoB is a 7 member group. They are one of the Kpop group who really struggled before gaining recognition. They are a group to be appreciated because despite their struggle, they didn’t give up and continued to satisfy their fans. The members are Eunkwang (leader), Minhyuk, Changsub, Hyunsik, Peniel, Ilhoon, and Sungjae. [arranged from oldest to youngest]
Fandom Name: Melody
To learn more about this group: BtoB
- EXO (April 8, 2012)
EXO is originally 12 member group but 3 of its members, Kris, Luhan, and Tao who are all Chinese, departed. This group is composed of 8 South Koreans and 4 Chinese and they are the group who both have Chinese and Korean version of all of their albums. They are divided into 2 groups which are EXO-M, which targets Chinese fans, and EXO-K, which targets South Korean fans. They are one of the most successful groups because despite being a rookie group, they have won numerous awards. They also have been the only group whose albums are all million sellers. They can really be called the most influential Kpop group. They are composed of Xiumin, Suho (Leader), Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, DO, Kai, and Sehun [arranged from oldest to youngest]
Fandom Name: Exo-L
To learn more about this group: Exo
- Cross Gene (June 7, 2012)
Cross Gene is a 6 member multinational group which composes of members coming from Korea, Japan, and China. This group is one of the most underrated group in South Korea. One reason is that its company, Amuse Korea is not a famous agency in South Korea but this agency is popular in Japan. Another reason is that its songs are more of a Jpop rather than Kpop. Even if they are not that popular, their visuals are no joke; all of them can be said handsome, sexy, and cute. Wishing that the group will be popular in the future and will really hit big in the industry. They are composed of Xiumin, Suho (Leader), Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, DO, Kai, and Sehun [arranged from oldest to youngest]
Fandom Name: No definite fandom name
To learn more about this group: Cross Gene
- BTS (June 13, 2013)
BTS is a 7 member group and it is the acronym of Bangtan Sonyeondan. The group came from a small company and during their debut years, they have already slayed outside of South Korea. They are more popular outside South Korea and they have gained recognition on every country. Even if they came from a small company, they are a few groups who successfully gained fame and recognition. They also take part in producing their songs that’s why they have a link on every songs they performed. As of now, they are the most popular group from a small country around the world. They can actually beat groups coming from the large company (SM,YG, JYP) because their music is loved by every country. They are composed of Jin, Rap Monster (Leader), Suga, J-hope, Jimin, V, Jungkook [arranged from oldest to youngest]
Fandom Name: ARMY
To learn more about this group: BTS
- Got7 (January 20, 2014)
Got7 is a 7 member group and they are called a multinational group because members are coming from South Korea, Thailand, USA, and Hong Kong. Because of this, they can be considered as a group who are famous internationally. They can be considered as a rookie group but they are already known around the world, making them one of the group who has a strong fanbase and can be considered to be the Top Hallyu Star in the future. This group is composed of Mark, JB (leader), Jackson, Junior, Youngjae, BamBam, ang Yugyeom [arranged from oldest to youngest]
Fandom Name: IGot7
To learn more about this group: Got7
- 5urprise (2014)
5urprise is a 5 member group and they are called Actor Idol because all of them have experience on acting before forming being a Idol group. Unlike other idols who pursue singing career before expanding to acting career, this group engaged first in acting before debuting as an idol. They can also be considered as Tall Idol group because its shortest member is 178 cm which can already be considered as tall in the idol world. They both have talents in singing and acting making them the very first Actor-Idol group. They are composed of Yoo Il (leader), Seo Kang Joon, Gong Myung, Kang Tae Oh, and Lee Tae Hwan [arranged from oldest to youngest]
Fandom Name: none [they actor-idol; they are more of the actor type]
To learn more about this group: 5urprise
- Astro (2016)
Astro is a 6 member group. This group just recently dubut so there is a little information about them but they can be the next generation Top Kpop group. They are composed of MJ, Jinjin (leader), Eunwoo, Moonbin, Rocky and Sanha [arranged from oldest to youngest]
Fandom Name: AROHA
To learn more about this group: Astro
EXID is a 5 member girl group and can be considered as group who is increasing its popularity. A while back during their rookie years, they are not famous and recognized but their single Up & Down and a fancam made them popular in an instant and making them rise their popularity. They are composed of Solji (leader), LE, Hani, Hyelin, and Junghwa [arranged from oldest to youngest]
Fandom Name: L.E.G.O.
To learn more about this group: EXID
This is the only girl group that I really like because they are true on and off the camera and they are not hesitant to show their true character to the viewers.
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