Music has always had a huge place in my life. When I was growing up my family played music together at parties and gatherings. I play a few instruments myself. Throughout school I was in orchestra, band, and marching band. It has always been there, adding flavor to my life in many ways. My musical tastes are very eclectic and varied. So when I discovered Korean Dramas it was probably a natural transition into discovering K-Pop too.
A few months ago I had a mini-foray into the world of K-Pop and got some excellent advice from my blogsphere friends who are already fully addicted to K-Pop. I even went out and bought a ton of songs and a few complete albums. Even though I listen to the small number of K-Pop songs multiple times a week, I never went any further with it.
Well that has all changed of course! Now I’m collaborating over at HallyuNoona and writing a weekly column on the M! Countdown weekly music charts. My article discusses the Top 5 songs on the M! Countdown charts. Last week was my first post and boy did I have a lot of fun!
Because of researching the music, listening to the songs, and watching the music videos I was even inspired to buy a song. I purchased Gaeko’s No Makeup. Now I find myself checking the current rankings of the songs on M! Countdown and already listening to the Top 5. However, it has gone even further. I’ve been listening randomly through the week to all the songs on the current Top 50 chart. And I’ve found a few bands and artists that I am deeply in love with.
With my first tentative trip into K-Pop I fell head over heels in love with the Royal Pirates. I purchased every album that I could find on I-Tunes. I can honestly say that I probably listen to one of their songs every day. They are great! Plus they play actual instruments, which always impresses me. That’s not to say digitally created music is less than, but I appreciate the talent it takes to play an instrument and sing at the same time.
CNBLUE also stole my heart. I’ve got several of their albums, including their most recent album Can’t Stop that came out a few months ago. Again, they play their instruments and even work to write the songs. I love their sound, they have this seventies feel mixed with pop and a little bit of rock. My absolute favorite song by CNBLUE is Lady.
Just this week I think I have found my third K-Pop obsession. Wax. Omo if you haven’t heard anything by Wax I honestly think you’re missing out. Now I heard the song Fly High when I saw the post done by picadrama. I loved it and even chatted a little over there about the song. But I never did anything else about it. Now Wax is showing up on the M! Countdown Top 50 list, which reminded me that I loved the song. Have you guessed it? Yup I bought the Ember Glow album and I cannot get enough of it!
I want to thank HallyuNoona for giving me this chance to collaborate on her blog! Because so far the journey into K-Pop has been so much fun! I cannot wait for the numbers to be published so I can get to writing my next edition of M! Countdown Top 5!!