My children enjoy listening to K-Pop and, every now and then, they introduce me to a song that they have discovered. Last week they showed me a video created by J-Hope, one of the singers from BTS, for his debut mix tape. It has a funny sounding title – Chicken Noodle Soup – but it has a catchy tune.
The song was apparently remade by J-Hope as it was one of the songs he danced to when learning that skill. All I know is that my daughters listen to it when they do the dishes 😀
My daughter is a HUGE fan of BTS, a Korean pop band. Each day she listens to their music and watches their videos on YouTube. She has watched numerous interviews given by them, and stayed up late to watch the AMA in order to see them perform. She loves them so much that she spent all of her money on a ticket to go and see them. For a while now I have been listening to their songs and have grown familiar with them. Most of them are high energy and upbeat. My favourite is titled Fire:
Their recent song is Idol.
I love the dancing in their videos. During the dancathon I participated in on Saturday, the Zumba teacher played Idol. I recognised the song with glee and danced to it with enthusiasm. When I told my daughter she could not help grinning.
This weekend my husband introduced me to a different style of music that he had listened to on YouTube: K-pop. K-pop is a Korean style of pop music that is upbeat and includes rhythms of dance, hip-hop, and R&B. The song I listened to was Gangham Style:
I loved the beat and the catchy tune – though I have no idea at all what he is singing. And the music video? Watching it for a second time, I realised that it is a parody of the North American music videos: flashbacks to J Lo walking with a breeze in her hair surrounded by virile men; or Michael Jackson doing his moves with his dancers. Even though there are parts of the video which suggest raunchiness, they do not suggest the sexuality that oozes from Lady Gaga’s productions. The video is bright and airy; and makes you want to dance. Which is exactly what my family and I did last night when we attempted to copy Psy’s moves. What fun 🙂
Have you listened to Gangham Style? What do you think of the song and the music video?