7 Worst K-Pop Group Names of All Time
Last week, Shin Bora of the Brave Bastards made a playful diss on TaeTiSeo’s group name during KBS “Gag Concert.” She called the name “childish” and “old-fashioned,” poking fun at the way TaeTiSeo sounded.
But as a huge fan of TaeTiSeo, I felt extremely upset watching Shin Bora’s skit. I couldn’t help but keep thinking – “Is she for real?!” First of all, TaeTiSeo is a pretty cool name. It has some catchy elements and creativity behind it. It’s probably not the best name, but certainly not something that should be blamed for being “childish.” But more than anything, my main problem was – we’ve seen worse names in the past.
In this article, we will go over the top seven K-Pop groups with the most “childish” names. Hopefully, this will help fans appreciate TaeTiSeo’s name a little bit more and make them realize how pretty their name is after all! (Please let us know if you disagree with this list!)
MBLAQ is an acronym for “Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality.” Created by the singer/actor Rain, MBLAQ debuted in 2009 and has enjoyed a successful career so far. Their music, boys, and live definitely come in “absolute quality,” but we’re not so sure about the quality of their name!
Formed under JYP Entertainment, g.o.d was one of the most popular idol groups in the late 90s to early 2000s. g.o.d stands for “Groove Over Dose,” but contrary to its meaning, their music was more focused on soft ballads and light dance tracks. Not only that, “overdose” should be a single word, not two separate words, so their name should have been “g.o.”
H.O.T is SM Entertainment’s first major idol group to hit the mainstream audience. Formed in 1996, H.O.T is widely credited for turning K-Pop into music for teenagers and the younger generation, fitting what their name stands for – “High-five of Teenagers.” Their legacy will always be remembered as bringing change to the overall music scene in Korea, but their awkward name will always be the running joke of old-school K-Pop fans.
LEDApple has several meanings behind it. “LED” is supposed to represent the group’s inspiration, Led Zeppelin, and their dreams of leaving a big mark on the Korean music scene one day. “LED” also stands for “LED lights,” and how LEDApple shines brightly on stage. The “Apple” part is supposed to symbolize the group’s freshness and sweetness as an idol group. We love the boys, but maybe they’re trying a bit too hard?
SM Entertainment’s first rock band TRAX is supposed to mean “recording tracks.” But its double meaning is “Typhoon of the Rose Attack on X-Mas,” representing each member of the group (Typhoon, X-Mas, Rose, Attack). Does this even make sense?!
Fin.K.L formed a fierce rivalry with SM Entertainment’s girl group S.E.S in the late 90s, and produced some of the top female stars such as Lee Hyori and Sung Yuri. However, as well-defined as their music was, their name lacked a clear meaning. It’s supposed to stand for “Fin Killing Liberty” (fin means “ending” in French), and their opposition to “the oppression of all freedom.” Very philosophical!
Not a lot of fans are aware of this group that debuted in 2011. They appeared in a few music shows, but never made it big in the industry, and it looks like New F.O’s short-lived career will soon fade into obscurity.
One thing that will be remembered, however, is their group name. New F.O apparently stands for “New Five Order.” Not sure what type of order they were talking about, but at least they accomplished one thing – Topping the Soompi list for the worst K-Pop group name of all time! Congratulations!
Woollim Entertainment released new information and photo for Sunggyu”s upcoming solo album, “27,” hyping up the anticipation for the drop.
According to the description of the album, Nell”s lead vocalist Kim Jong Wan, who is also signed under Woollim Entertainment, took on producing the whole album. “27” has been set as the album title as well as the intro track that Kim Jong Wan made especially for Sunggyu for the idol”s second venture as a solo artist. . ... Read more
Big Bang is going to torture their fans with long teasers and widely spread releases of new tracks for their comeback, but it”ll surely all be worth it!
The “MADE SERIES” will be starting off with a bang with first title, “Loser,” and second, “Bae Bae.” The boys released a poster, counting down to the release of “Loser” with D-3, also revealing that the members had a big hand in the creation of the track with, of course, resident producer, Teddy. . ... Read more
JNJ just dropped a sexy new track, “GOD,” drawing attention with a charismatic image and alluring MV.
Since April 20, FNC Entertainment has been releasing teaser after teaser, hyping up their upcoming hip hop project group, which was soon revealed to include AOA”s Jimin and N.Flying”s Seunghyub (J.Don)! . ... Read more
Oh My Girl Create Romance in “Cupid” Written by Morgan On April 27, 2015
The newest girl group to debut this Spring, Oh My Girl, has followed in the footsteps of many new groups by pursing the cute concept in its debut track “Cupid”. The group is made up of 8 members, with each boasting talent and good looks. However, will this debut stand out from the rest? . ... Read more
After School”s UEE”s latest pictorial with “InStyle” magazine deemed in a dreamlike atmosphere.
The pictorial revealed to have taken in a camellia garden in Jeju island. Despite dressing in a variety of clothes from mini dresses, crop top to long and baggy pants, UEE still managed to pull them off perfectly while demonstrating various poses that help compliment the outfits, earning praise from all the staff.. ... Read more