In order to take a break from my recent chain of personal posts and book reviews, I’ve decided to share my thoughts on two of SNSD’s latest releases: “Twinkle” and “Paparazzi”. I haven’t written a blog post about K-Pop/J-Pop since February, so hopefully this will make up for that, as well as provide juxtaposition with some of the other posts I’ve published!
Tiffany, Taeyeon, and Seohyun on stage in the music video of “Twinkle”. Notice the multiple ethnicities of the people performing behind them.
As you can probably tell, I have been out of the loop regarding K-Pop lately. Today, I went on a brief frenzy updating myself on my favorite groups’ activities for the past few months, and when I stumbled upon the fact that SNSD had experimented with a cleverly-titled subgroup, and that their debut single landed #126 on the Billboard 200, I was impressed. Continue reading →
Welcome to my compilation of Key’s top ten girl group dances, from #10, all the way to #1. (: I understand if you can’t tear your eyes away from the dancing figure above to read the rest of this post – I’m having a bit of trouble myself…
For those who are unaware, Key is a member of the South Korean group SHINee. He’s well-known for his singing, rapping, and dancing – he’s a triple threat, and plays multiple parts in the group’s vocals and choreography. What also makes Key stand out is his amazing ability to perform dance numbers originally made for female groups. If you are aware, well, you should definitely know that by now. If not, prepare to be enlightened.
This list is based solely on my own opinion. I don’t think there’s a way to say “Oh, well, Key’s hips move about two degrees farther in dance x than dance y, therefore dance x is better”, but I do believe that his charisma and execution of each dance differs. Most importantly, enjoy this ensemble dedicated to Key! (aka, list constructed by crazy fan boy)
10. “Chu” by f(x).
I wouldn’t have discovered 90% of the K-Pop songs I know now if not for Key’s dancing endorsement. I found out about “Chu” through this, then Nu Abo, La Cha Ta, etc. Now, I’m a huge fan of f(x).
9. “A” by Rainbow.
This probably would have been moved five spots higher if he actually pulled his shirt the move off at :12.
8. “Bo Peep Bo Peep” by T-ara.
No explanation necessary.
7. “Abracadabra” by Brown Eyed Girls.
There’s another video on Youtube where you can see more of his hips – but I like this one because of the sheer seductiveness of his face. Oh baby.
6. “Hoot” by SNSD.
That walk, those hips… anyone else think Key should be the tenth member of SNSD? He’s attracting a lot of attention to them already, SM might as well include him.
5. “Genie” by SNSD.
I like how he out dances all of them. Get it girl! (er, I mean, boy…)
4. “Good Girl Bad Girl” by Miss A.
The best part is when he gets on the floor, hands down. You would think that he’d be embarrassed, but his confidence took me by surprise. I suppose when you’re Almighty you don’t worry about what others think of you.
3. “Because of You” by After School.
LOL, look at Jonghyun in the back! JONGKEY LIVES, I TELL YOU! Um, the dance is good too…
2. “Madonna” by Secret.
I wonder if Key buys his pants on sale, because at my house they would be 100% OFF. Sorry, I had to use that one (it’s true, though. Just kidding. Sort of).
1. “Muzik” by 4 Minute.
This is the only one I knew the placement of when I began the list. From :48 on is perfection… the hips, the facial expression, it’s all sensual and for show. If anyone doubts Key’s dancing ability, this video is irrefutable evidence of his tremendous talent.
There are a few other “honorable mentions” that were too short to post: “Gee”, “La Cha Ta”, “Hurricane Venus”, “Mr.”, to name a few.
What do you think of this list and Key’s girl group dances? Should any of these performances be moved up or down? Did I forget to include any? Let me know your thoughts! (:
Okay, I admit it – I’m addicted to the stuff. It started with one simple song, and now it’s dominating my entire play list. These are three of the groups I like the most and my biases; more posts will probably be dedicated to them in the future.
Their songs are pretty dang catchy. Once I heard Oh!, I knew I was going to be singing it for days. While Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) is my favorite song from them (and number three on my IPod’s play list), you can still catch me humming “oh, oh, oh oh oppareul saranghae…”
One of the few members I can distinguish in SNSD, I like her voice (or at least when I can recognize it, AKA Genie solo portion).
Most people will say that f(x) is more talented than SNSD, and from what I have gathered, that seems to be the case. They each have talent: Luna and Krystal as singers, Amber as a rapper, Sulli as an actress, and Victoria as the leader. And yes, I can actually tell them apart.
I honestly like all the members of f(x), but Victoria stands out the most to me with her charismatic charm and fantastic flexibility.
I might not like them that much for their music, but I have to admit some of their songs have good hooks. Although I do question whether they know the meaning of the word “elastic”.