Offically KMusic has returned to it’s loyal readers with a brand new look and loads of new segments to keep you entertained! I hope you have already had a chance to read our “K-Indie Korner“. And what about the new “KMusic Playlist?” This week we shared our thoughts on the perfect summer song.
“Inside KMusic” will be filling the Wednesday spot in our weekly segments and will be a revolving door, sharing an inside look into the thoughts and opinions of the writers and editors of KMusic. For the first half of this segment, we thought it would be fun to give you an individual look at the music tastes of the KMusic staff. Down the road, you will see some fun discussions taken right from the pages of our communication board, as well as interviews with each of the staff, to help our readers get to know us.
For the very first “Inside KMusic,” I decided that our very dedicated writer/editor Karolina had to be on the block. As she shares in her KMusic profile, she is originally from Poland, but is now living in Taipei, Taiwan, which gives her a very global look at the K-Pop world. She was lucky enough to find K-Pop a little over 6 years ago, and has quite the eclectic collection of bias groups. She believes in giving the underdog a chance, and letting their talent speak for itself.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at Karolina’s “Top 10 Favorite Songs“. What do you think KMusic readers? Will you have any top picks in common with this lovely lady?
1. U-KISS – “Someday”: this song carries a very special meaning for me. I wish U-KISS knew how much they have helped me with just this one song. Its lyrics were my lifeboat when I was going through a lot of hardships and my self-esteem decreased significantly.
2. 2NE1 – “Go Away”: I tend to call this song my life’s anthem. I have been listening to it every single day since the day it has been released. I can’t relate to the lyrics much, but, in my opinion, this is one of 2NE1’s best songs, showcasing their individual skills.
3. 2NE1 – “In The Club”: Being a huge Blackjack, I was afraid a quarter of my list would be dominated by 2NE1, but I decided to pick my top 2. “In The Club” is one of those songs that always remind me why exactly I am 2NE1’s fan.
4. Bang Yong Guk feat. B2ST’s Yoseob – “I Remember”: I have to admit – I was hoping for Bang Yong Guk to go solo. After “Going Crazy” I knew exactly that he would shake the Korean music industry. This song was too good to be true. Yong Guk and Yoseob sound perfect together, and even though I admire Daehyun’s singing skills, I don’t enjoy that version as much as the original one.
5. Super Junior – “It’s You”: I think this is Super Junior’s best song ever. I remember watching this music video over and over again because I couldn’t get over the choreography. And let’s face it – this song should be meaningful for most ELFs since it is the last song where all 13 members were together. I wish Super Junior released more songs like “It’s You.”
6. BIGBANG’s Taeyang – “Wedding Dress”: I could not forget this one since it is one of the best K-Pop songs out there. It is amazingly beautiful, powerful and meaningful. Definitely my favorite from Taeyang’s solo albums.
7. MYNAME – “Day by Day”: the newest song on my list. This song came out just in time – when there was an overflow of unnecessary sexuality in music videos, vulgar concepts and useless nakedness, it really saddened me. MYNAME, with this new song that carries beautiful lyrics and melody, restored my faith in K-Pop.
8. Ulala Session – “Western Sky”: I know this is only a cover of this song, but Ulala Session’s version of “Western Sky” is more powerful than Lee Seung Chul’s. I listen to this song whenever I miss Yim Yoon Taek’s beautiful voice – which is pretty much every day.
9. BIGBANG – “Tonight”: Unfortunately, the last song by BIGBANG I truly enjoyed. That is why it has a special meaning for me. “Tonight” is a world-class song that should have topped the music charts all around the world.
10. SPEED – “It’s Over”: SPEED remains the revelation of 2013 for me. Incredibly talented, with their mind-blowingly awesome choreography, SPEED conquered my heart and stayed there.
Edited by: Laura Dees
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