Posts Tagged ‘g.o.d’

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ShockedFan’s 30 Most Recommended Kpop Songs

December 23, 2010

I have only a week left of blogging. And before I go, I would like to share to the new Kpop enthusiasts, 30 of what I feel the most well written songs in Kpop. These songs have remained in my playlist for quite some time and I hope you guys will take some time and listen and appreciate them.

01.) 2AM – 이 노래 (This Song)
02.) 2pm – Angel
03.) 2pm – Tik Tok
04.) 4Minute – What a Girl Wants
05.) After School – Because of You
06.) B2ST – Oasis
07.) Big Bang – 멍청한 사랑 (Foolish Love)
08.) Big Bang – Always
09.) Big Bang – haru Haru (Acoustic Version)
10.) DBSK – 넌 나의 노래 (You’re My Melody)
11.) F.Cuz – 친구졸업 (Friends Graduation)
12.) Fly to the Sky – Sea of Love
13.) g.o.d. – 길 (Road)
14.) g.o.d. – 헤어짐보다 아픈 그리움 (Longing is More Painful than Break Up)
15.) Hot Potato – Confession
16.) Jisun – Rollercoaster Love
17.) Kara – Lupin
18.) Kim Hyung Seob – 사랑해요 (Sassy Girl Chun Hyang OST)
19.) Lee Hyori – U Go Girl
20.) MBLAQ – Good Luv
21.) Nell – 기억을 걷는 시간 (Time Spent Walking through Memories)
22.) NRG – 친구 (Friend)
23.) SHINee – JoJo
24.) SHINee – Replay
25.) Supernova & T-ara – TTL 2 Listen
26.) Sweet Reira Lee Ssang & Lee Hyori – The Girl Who Can’t Break Up, The Boy Who Can’t Leave
27.) Rain – Rainism
28.) T-Max – 나쁜 마음을 먹게해 (Fight the Bad Feeling)
29.) Wonder Girls – 미안한 마음 (A Sorry Heart)
30.) Wonder Girls – So Hot

It’s been a long 3 years since I got into Kpop. And now, I’m leaving for good. No regrets. This must happen.

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10th Most Talented Idol Group: g.o.d.

December 5, 2010

Finally, the top ten. I’m confident with the ten that I picked and I know you guys won’t argue with it. Saying that, our 10th place are the former proteges of JY Park. JYP is now known to be the only company to make a hit of every single group he debuted. And this string of hit groups started with g.o.d.

g.o.d. is one of the few if not the only group from old school Korea that can actually compete with the idols of today. Some of you might not have the chance to know these guys, since it’s been years since the last time they were active, but I can guarantee that the time spent looking them up would not be a waste.

As I said in my previous posts, this ranking is to judge idol groups’ performances. What’s good about g.o.d. is that they know what they are. They know what they can do and they know where they are good at. No pretense. Cough H.O.T. Cough. Cough B2ST Cough. g.o.d’s music has a rap/street kinda sound which is a rarity at the time. I think the only ones who were doing music like g.o.d’s were Sechkies. But if you listen to Eun Jiwon’s group and Son Hoyoung’s group, you’ll immediately know the difference. It’s really hard to explain pretence so I’ll give an example. f(x)’s Amber, Wonder Girls’ Yoobin, and Brown Eyed Girls’ Miryo are rappers. Kara’s Nicole, Secret’s Zinger and 4minute’s maknae are not. There is a big difference between a rapper and a person who can rap. I know it’s hard to understand what I just said but I hope you get the idea. Being able to hold a high note doesn’t necessarily mean you can be a singer. And that’s what the difference between g.o.d. and other idol groups from then, as well as now. They know what they are and they built their success on that.

Another thing, g.o.d. is the only old school idol group that is actually good live. Nothing against other groups from that time, but you would really feel talent on g.o.d. It’s actually strange that instead of today’s groups singing more live, lipsynching is more of an option. At the time of g.o.d., there was no trainee period. Members were chosen through auditions and not a pile of trainees the company has prepared beforehand. Makes you wonder.

Saying that, g.o.d. placed only 10th in this ranking because of their limitations. The group can compete with some idols today but there is no way they can out-battle the remaining groups. The 9 that remained are trained to sing and dance at the same time. Meaning the 9 groups has more variety to show since they are not just singers but also are dancers. Again I’ll raise my point. A dancer is different to someone who can manipulate his body to fit the routine. But still, you can’t help but be amaze. Hope idol groups today will take into heart the importance of singers singing live.

I’ll leave you with my favorite performances of g.o.d.

g.o.d. – Road

g.o.d. – 헤어짐보다 아픈 그리움

Vid:
jama35
aoistar201

Pic:
mbc112.egloos.com
club.paran.com
myrcvideos.com

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10 Most Talented Idol Groups – g.o.d, DBSK, and 2AM

October 26, 2010

Here’s the third batch for my farewell project. Again these are not the final 10. These are just mere vids, for me to see your reaction. Comment if you must. But again, please put your bias aside.

g.o.d.’s 헤어짐보다 아픈 그리움

I know I said only fancams but I’m gonna make an excemption for g.o.d. and the other old school KPOP, because it is so rare to see them live and fancams taken usually are lipsync since it is also rare to see them sing live at the time. And since I’m using music show performance for g.o.d., I think it would only be fair if 2AM and DBSK vids in this section are also music show performance. Doesn’t really matter much since they are not dancing in the vids I took.

2am’s Confession of a Lover

DBSK’s You’re My Melody

Video:
aoistar201
purpleiris9286
batrisyia95

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An Idol Group

May 7, 2010

About a week ago, my Korean friend introduce to me this male idol group. I think you would have already figured out the idol group with my new header. I know they’re a bit old school but to be frank, they’re the best that I’ve seen so far that Korea offered. I got into Kpop because of the Wonder Girls’ “So Hot”. That’s years after g.o.d. reigned supreme. So I never really got the chance to know g.o.d. But I do know that there’s such a group that existed.

g.o.d. is a 5 member group that rose to fame in late 1990s to early 2000s. They had a string of hits that captivated a lot of people. And these songs are not the typical autotuned songs you so frequently hear now. Their songs are really good. There’s no other words to describe them. If G.O.D. debuted around this time, I think they would dominate Asia. I really think so.

The members are also entertaining. Too bad not much vids of them are uploaded in youtube. I like Danny Ahn the most. He has this something that you wanna know more. Like this kid in High School you just wanna be friends because you find them interesting. For some reason, he kinda reminds of Yoobin of the Wonder Girls. He just do.

Notice something with JYP idol groups.

Wonder Girls
Min Sunye
Park Ye Eun
Sunmi (Lim)
Ahn Sohee
Kim Yoobin (Kim HyunA)

2pm
Park Jaebeom
Kim Junsu
Nickhun
Ok Taecyeon
Jang Wooyoung
Lee Junho
Hwang Chansung

2am
Lee Changmin
Im Seulong
Jo Kwon
Jung Jinwoon

G.O.D.
Park Joon Hyung
Yoon Kye Sang
Danny Ahn
Son Ho Young
Kim Tae Woo

If you’ll notice, groups don’t have members with same surname. I don’t think JYP intended it to be like that. I don’t think that it’s a basis of choosing members in the group. I just noticed.

Kudos to JYP also. That’s 4 of 4 groups he have created that became popular. So far a 100. He really knows the right moves. The right songs and the right timing.

Anyway, here are some g.o.d. that I really like. Check them out. They’re really nice.


This kinda remind me of the acoustic version of Big Bang’s Haru Haru


I really like this song. The message is as well nice.

Pic:
time.com

Vid:
youtube.com/user/hihibabyhi
http://www.youtube.com/user/jama35