An abbreviation for Korean pop music, specifically from South Korea.
K-pop is an abbreviation for Korean Pop, specifically from South Korea. Many of these artists and musical groups have branched out of South Korea and have become popular in many countries around the world. The popularity of K-pop is often considered … see full wiki
Woopak's SONGS of the Month (this time Korean Pop)
Nov 4, 2009
After my extended horror film run this past October, I figured that I should put something out just for fun. I have been really out of touch with my music, but being friends with a multi-racial group does have its benefits; I get to be exposed to some very different types of pop culture and film. As most folks know, I have developed a love for Asian cinema (well, I am Asian) so of course it would only be a matter of time before I begin checking out the music. Being a bit more familiar with Japanese music, I found that it is quite different from what we are used to in the U.S.
I know that most folks in America would form a disconnect with Asian music because of the language barrier. Well, Japanese bands and Korean pop groups usually mix in English in their songs for reasons unknown. I’d like to make this write up to show just how the Western world had influenced Korean pop music. They rely mostly on eye candy visuals with the usual stylish delivery and gimmicks. Not a bad thing, just a pure example of a culture adapting to become mainstream.
The pop groups I have selected are SNSD (Girls Generation- making a comeback), KARA and BROWN-EYED GIRLS. They maintain that Asian charm and sexiness as well as a great adaptation to Western pop music. Sorry I don’t have the lyrics, but they are fun.
SNSD- "Tell me Your Wish"
Nothing sexier or cuter than women who sing 'cute' songs, eh?