I was watching my local news station today and saw that they were doing a report about some British boy band doing a concert in the city tonight. It was crazy how all these little girls were obsessing of these boys when, in my opinion, they aren’t that great. It got me thinking…Kpop is waaay better and America needs to jump on that hallyu wave. Let’s explore a little.
Bands/groups have been around a looong time. I remember Nsync and the Backstreet Boys. They danced and sang at the same time. Remember The Spice Girls? I sure do! I had all their songs and even Spice World (still have it). The Pussycat dolls….*sigh*…whatever happened to them? Anyway, that group was practically Nicole and the Kittens, so to speak. Danity Kane…I loved loved looooved this group! I wish they wouldn’t have disbanded. They had spunk, looks, vocals, and danced.
I like American pop music but…it lacks something to me. This day and age, American pop doesn’t have a lot of groups. Groups tend to offer more than solo artist. There are more personalities, different talents, more diverse, etc. Kpop, on the other hand, has all the goodies I like in music. Granted it is starting to become repetative and group seem to come out the woodwork but…it’s exciting…constantly changing.
I constantly get slack from friends or other people about the fact that I really like Korean Pop Music (as well as other foreign things…not just Korean; Jpop was and is my first love).
After School…the group that got me started loving Kpop when they debuted with “Ah.”
“You can’t understand what they are saying!” Ummm…sooo! That’s what subtitles are for and I am learning Korean. Most of the songs contain English lyrics anyway (even though it may be broken English).
“They all look the same” or “the music sounds the same.” Kpop is starting to become repetative to me but like I mentioned before, it’s changing.
I’m wondering if any Kpop groups will venture into the American market and people scream, cry, and faint when they come to town. Yes…The Wonder Girls came here and did okie but when will that one group come and blow everyone away? If any group can do that, I think it will be 2NE1. Their sound, to me, is more American or what people are used to listening to. They are beautiful yet they don’t all look the same; they are unique…their style is unique. SNSD, though they did a good job, not a lot of people would be interesting in watching 9 beautiful girls sing and dance the same way.
I also think Jay Park could be extremely successful here…and Ailee…and Bekah…and possible Cross Gene! I know I know! Rookie group but I love their song “La Di Da Di” and they are hot!
I am biased toward Kpop at the moment and wish more people here would listen to it and appreciate how different it is. I mean…listening to American music on the radio now, I bet their sound was influenced by kpop. That song with Pitbull “We Run the Night,” the girl at the part “Run the night run em run em” sounds like CL to me.
I dunno~~~! Just a thought! I do love kpop thought. After School got me into it. I will admit, once Bekah left, I stopped paying attention to them. It was devestating when she left. I do like their comeback with “Flashback.” If I could be friends with anyone in the world, I would be friends with Bekah and Megan McCain (even though I differ from her politically). That’s enough about Kpop for the moment!
Diet update: weight in tomorrow. I have been slacking off since the reunion was this weekend.