I’ve used a lot of words to describe a lot of songs in this column, but I rarely call songs iconic—because words have meaning. Big Bang’s Lies is iconic.
Out of all former Sistar members, Soyou has probably been the most successful at striking out on her own, thanks to a robust pre-breakup solo and collaboration discography that set the baseline for her continuing success in K-Pop.
Does any song capture all of the shy, timid flutterings of a schoolyard crush as well as First Love does? I’m inclined to say no.
Bossa Nova and Korean indie? Works better than you think.
Norazo has gone through some changes since the last time we featured them, but the central concept has remained the same: producing wacky, irreverent music couched in some truly addictive beats.
Get up and dance, because Akdong Musician’s How People Move is all about—you guessed it—dancing. Plus, it’s Friday. Do you really need an excuse?
Nine Muses is one of the most mature-concept, refined girl groups active right now, so it wasn’t surprising to see them fit like a glove into Love City’s cosmopolitan pop-inspired music.
While I normally try to link to official music videos whenever possible, today is an exception—because the music video for T-ara’s Day By Day is fucking 16 minutes long, and no one has time for that. I’ve linked to a dance version, which also doesn’t even start the song until a minute into the goddamn thing.
Yes, that Star Wars—the one from a galaxy far, far away—made a K-Pop song.
Idol groups don’t only promote cell phones and hair products. Sometimes, they produce entire songs for various PSAs, like BESTie did when they partnered with the Seoul police to release Together We Can.
Twitter can be bad; that’s why we’ve decided to make it better, or at least a little more fun. We’re excited to launch our new Twitter account: Kotaku Social.
This intensely catchy song was a promotional track for the purposes of marketing LG’s Lollipop flip phone, which were still en vogue back in the faraway year of 2009.
This is Brand Song Week, where we pick out some of the best songs to come out of K-Pop endorsement deals.
Going into the weekend, one craves for a melodic, optimistic pick-me-up from the workweek. I can’t think of a better one. Look at that thumbnail! It’s so pleasantly blue!
Behold: the best K-Pop music video of 2011.
It’s a bit late for a spring-themed acoustic track, but what the hell, it’s a good song. And good songs are always in season.
It’s Tuesday, a.k.a. Honorary Hump Day. Let’s perk ourselves up a little bit.
Uh... hmm, okay, so this is a thing now? Cool. Cool cool cool.
Girls’ Generation just doesn’t know when to stop. That’s a good thing.