Posts Tagged ‘Kara’

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Link Migration

June 13, 2011

It’s been a while guys. But to be clear, I’m not blogging once more. This post is just to inform you that the links to the music charts and everything else on my blog roll (Twitter, HomePage, Online Chart etc) will be migrated to my youtube channel.  I’m doing this as a favor to a friend. Don’t know why she wants it to be like that but it seems to mean a lot to her. Anyway, here’s the link to my channel.

Hope you guys an entertaining life. See you around…

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Online Streaming Link

December 29, 2010

I watch music shows most of the time in kpopflash.net. They air everything that has to do with Kpop. Well, not everything actually. But you can guarantee that this link will be able to help you watch music shows (M! Countdown, Music Bank, Music Core, and Inkigayo). And according to my sources, they will also air the Gayo Festivals. So enjoy! Another thing I will leave you guys.

I’ll try to update the links on my blogroll but I won’t promise anything. Though it’s vacation. I do have a lot of things to do.

[UPDATE]
Try this link as well. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kpopflash

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Kara’s hold in Japan

December 29, 2010

Kara debuted at the same year as Wonder Girls and SNSD. But they never really made an impact though they were dubbed as the next Fin.k.l and the next big thing coming from DSP. They were overshadowed too much plus dealing with a member leaving. Amidst all of this, Kara have become one of Korea’s top idols.

The first time I saw Kara was two years ago when they were promoting Rock U. I don’t actually remember, but I think they were promoting at the same time as Lee Hyori or at the end of Wonder Girls’ So Hot promotion. Anyway, I never really cared about them at the time ’cause Rock U didn’t appealed to me. But look at them now. I never thought that they will be on top. Japan has embraced Kara to the summit of success.

I’m not instigating a fanwar, but like what people say, give credit where credit is due. SNSD has Korea and Kara has Japan. Both are doing well in Japan but Kara are just sweeping the competition with their popularity. Well, in Japan. They can never out-success SNSD in Korea. If you have Japanese friends or someone who just came from Japan, ask them about Kara and the hip dance (apparently the butt dance is termed hip dance in the land of the rising sun), I’ll guarantee you that they know about it. That’s how popular Kara is.

Until now, I’m in disbelief that they are this successful. When I saw them doing Rock U, I told myself that this group would not last long. But I guess I was wrong. Funny thing, idol groups that are doing so well in Korea are not really doing that well in Japan. The inverse follows as well. Look at Supernova.

Pic:
tanakasmusic.blogspot.com

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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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[Chart] Gaon: 2010 November

December 21, 2010

Wow, my last online chart of the month post. Only 10 more days and it’s goodbye Kpop for me. Anyway, here are Gaon’s chart for the month of November of the year 2010. Congratulations to Heo Guk. Novemeber was truly his month. Still can’t believe he beat 2AM and SNSD.

01 Heo Gak – Always
02 Baek Ji Young – That Woman
03 2AM – You Wouldn’t Answer My Calls
04 SNSD – Hoot
05 Taeyeon & The One – Like A Star
06 Kara – Jumping
07 B2ST – Beautiful
08 Kang Seung Yoon feat. Swings – By Instinct
09 Psy – Right Now
10 Brown Eyed Soul – If It’s the Same
11 Jang Jae In – 가로수 그늘 아래 서면
12 2AM – Like Crazy
13 Supreme Team – Then Then Then
14 Orange Caramel – Aing♡
15 Heo Gak – Running In The SKy
16 T-ara – Why Are You Being Like This?
17 Gummy – I Love You Even If I Die
18 John Park – In the Rain
19 SG Wannabe – Sunflower
20 Miss A – Breathe

I’m very surprise that Baek Ji Young is doing so well last November. I never felt the impact of her song in the public. Well, maybe it’s one of those songs that is popular but music shows never took notice of it. JYJ and Hot Potato’s Confession is an example.

Source:
gaonchart.co.kr

Pic:
swatgeneration.blogspot.com

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20 Most Popular Kpop Artist in Facebook

December 17, 2010

As of Dec 17, here are the top 20 Korean artist in Facebook. I provided the link for reference.

01.) Super Junior – 1,483,914 link
02.) Big Bang – 624,207 link
03.) 2NE1 – 531,161 link
04.) Wonder Girls – 513,586 link
05.) 2PM – 513,525 link
06.) U-Kiss – 415,559 link
07.) Rain – 285,913 link
08.) BoA – 265,833 link
09.) SHINee – 258,445 link
10.) SS501 – 254,475 link
11.) SNSD – 244,945 link
12.) Super Junior M – 225,545 link
13.) T-ara – 207,880 link
14.) MBLAQ – 198,795 link
15.) 2AM – 167,145 link
16.) DBSK – 137,206 link
17.) After School – 107,475 link
18.) Brown Eyed Girls – 66,487 link
19.) 4Minute – 51,164 link
20.) Kara – 46,184 link

Seeing the ranking, it’s a bit surprising that the artist that are dominating Korea right now, didn’t even made it to the top 10. SNSD and 2AM are way down on the chart. I’m especially surprise that SNSD is that low. I mean they sell so much album but yet they don’t have that much fans overseas. Hmm. So SNSD fans does buy more than 1 album to provide a win for them in music shows. Also, I’m surprise that U-Kiss is so high in the ranking and DBSK is so low. Maybe this does prove that U-Kiss is more popular outside Korea. Just like Supernova.

[EDIT]
I apologize, I did not see that Super Junior fan page.

Anyway, congrats to Super Junior for being the most popular Korean artist on Facebook. This is a big accomplishment since Facebook is a worldwide social networking site unlike Daum. Feel free to comment if there’s any inconsistencies with what I wrote or if I have forgotten an artist.

[EDIT]
I checked and double checked and tripled checked the information above after I had that mistake on Super Junior. I am confident that at Dec 17, these are the most popular facebook groups of the artist that was mentioned. As the days goes by, these FB page will grow and I can’t keep updating this post.

Source:
facebook.com

Pic:
entertainment.ofwnow.com

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[Chart] Soribada: 2010 November

December 9, 2010

Seems like there is no stopping Heo Gak. Npvember is truly his month.

01 Heo Gak – Always
02 SNSD – Hoot
03 Baek Ji Young – That Woman
04 2AM – You Wouldn’t Answer My Calls
05 Kara – Jumping
06 Taeyeon & The One – Like A Star
07 Kang Seung Yoon feat. Swings – By Instinct
08 December – Dazzling Tears
09 Psy – Right Now
10 2AM – Like Crazy
12 Gummy – I Love You Even If I Die
13 Jang Jae In – 가로수 그늘 아래 서면
14 John Park – In the Rain
15 B2ST – Beautiful
16 Brown Eyed Soul – If It’s the Same
17 SG Wannabe – Sunflower
18 Heo Gak – Running In The SKy
19 2PM – I’ll Be Back
20 T-ara – Why are You Being Like This

Source:
soribada.com

Pic:
music.cyworld.com