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Top 10 KPop Gym Songs

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Top 10 KPop Gym Songs

Yeah, obviously this is merely my opinion, have been hitting the gym regularly lately, without music each section passes slower than expected, since KPop is part of my life, integrating it into my gym sessions is no doubt a decent idea.

Here comes my Top 10 Gym Songs playlist:

1. GOT7 - Girls Girls Girls

2. Big Bang - Bang Bang Bang

10. TVXQ - Keep Ur Head Down

All the best with gym buddies, feel free to share your gym songs with us.

Top songs of Kpop girl groups during the first 5 years this XXI century

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The 10 Best K-Pop Girl Group Hits From the First Half of the Decade Well, Soompiers, we are now into July, and officially into the second half of 2015…and also the decade! Seeing as how much fun we had bringing you our list of unforgettable boyband hits from the first half of the 2010s last week, it is now time to let the girls in on the act.

This decade has seen swarms of new girl groups appear on the K-Pop scene, and the comebacks have come thick and fast. So before we speed into the second half of the decade, let’s take a look back at some of the best tracks the decade has had to offer so far.

Take a look at our list, vote in the poll and tell us what your favorite all-female tracks are in the comments!

SISTAR and Brave Sound / the illest collaboration” – that is how this ditty starts. And despite this quite braggadocious Brave Brothers-penned opening, it isn’t wrong. Well, not in the case of this song anyway.

Gyms in Korea were playing this for years after it dropped because its relentless beat is not only catchy, it is actually relatively fast. At approximately 130bpm, it is even quicker than American dance hits like Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World” and Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger.” If you are making a running playlist, basically, you will want “So Cool” to start playing at the point when you are kicking for the finish line.

Fitting in with the exercise theme, the music video was (loosely) inspired by the Daegu-hosted IAAF World Championships in 2011, which explains all the spangly batons, hurdling, and this sort of thing:

And not forgetting this technically perfect-looking Fosbury Flop from Bora in the high jump. A gold medal for that lady, please.

The video also features DJ DOC, which is like a statement of intent – DJ DOC simply does not do slow and sultry.

SISTAR has gone on to dominate the charts with post-“So Cool” releases, but you could argue that from a purely musical standpoint, the girls have yet to top this.

It probably took a leap of faith from JYP Entertainment head honcho Park Jin Young to hand over songwriting duties to another producer for this song.

Consider that prior to “Hush,” JYP himself had personally produced and composed miss A’s lead tracks – from “Bad Girl, Good Girl” to “I Don’t Need a Man.” To surrender creative control in the case of a group you have put together, written music and lyrics for, and spent hours in the studio with cannot be an easy thing.

But this brave decision paid off in spades. In came writing-production team E-Tribe, the masterminds who put together Dal Shabet and produced tracks like Girls’ Generation’s “Gee” and T-ara’s super-catchy “Yayaya.”

The result was a mature yet very fun song, with a distinctive guitar line, and a memorable chorus. The choreography was also very tight, and involved the girls (or their managers) lugging a metal frame from music show to music show during the promotions of this song. Was it a shower curtain rail? Was it lifted from a subway car?

Well, whatever it was, it got the job done.

Secret has been responsible for some of the best upbeat Korean songs of the past five years, despite making a fairly low-key start in 2009 with “I Want You Back.” A duo of high-tempo dance hits firmly established the group’s status as a dance act in 2010 in the form of the hard pop number “Magic” and the festival of brass and beats that was “Madonna.”

At the heart of the Secret sound for many of the group’s hits has been the songwriting team of Kang Ji Won and Kim Ki Bum, who also worked their magic on a whole host of B.A.P songs.

But for this track, Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum, Secret, and TS Entertainment really stepped up their game. In fact, as pop songs go, this is almost faultless, and you know it from the second you hear the brass intro. Brass sounds worked wonders on “Madonna” and they work even better on this song. The two Hana (or was she still Zinger at this stage?) rap sections at 02:01 and 03:22 are a masterclass in both production and execution.

And instead of all the unconvincing cutesy concepts used in conjunction with many of Secret’s other efforts, the theme that Secret and TS matched used for this song was also spot on. Based on American film noir anti-heroines of the 1940s and 1950s, the costumes involved pinstripe suits, veils, and silk gloves. The result was a truly unique look and a perfect fit for these girls.

Sounds as fresh today as it did in 2012 and is by far Secret’s best release to date.

Girls’ Generation’s “Mr.Mr.” Girls Generation_main

Unlike many other girl groups who have started slow and improved their musical output over time, SM Entertainment’s flagship girl group dropped some pretty fierce tracks very early on in their career. “Gee” was the song that put the girls on the map, and “Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)” cemented the act’s place as the de facto number one girl group in Korea.

I may get some hate for saying this, but after that, I felt the group lost its way musically. Songs like “Oh!” and “I Got a Boy” are passable, yes. But they are just not on the same level as “Genie,” with its inspirational synth bassline and watertight production values, especially on the vocals.

(click here if you want to skip the rather lengthy car sounds intro)

Although still musically quite a way ahead of many other girl groups, SNSD post-“Genie” was missing something in the audio department – until “Mr.Mr.” that is.

Put together by sometime Mary J. Blige, Oliva, Babyface, and Lionel Richie collaborators The Underdogs, this is a musical tour de force, a return to the form of “Gee.”

Whereas many K-Pop songs tend to pull the tired old trick of shifting the song’s key up by half an octave for the final chorus, “Mr.Mr.” actually does this twice, meaning that the song actually ends a full octave higher than where it started at. It makes for a very nice audio twist at the back end of the track.

The visual concept SM and Girls Generation went for with this was also a winner.

A sophisticated and mature take on the women-in-menswear look. Sharp.

KARA had come so close to putting out a great song before, but something was always just slightly amiss until “Step.” This is where it all came together, though. It is not worth pointing out all the good elements that constitute the track, because every single aspect of it works. Even the troublesome “middle eight” bars are beautifully transitioned into, beautifully sung by Gyuri in particular and beautifully transitioned out of again.

Although the big (and sometimes fake) retro microphone thing has been done to death in recent years…

…this has arguably been the most memorable use of the prop in question.

The group came close to pulling off a part two of “Step” with “Mamma Mia” last year, another outstanding dance-pop number, but the 2011 classic has an almost timeless quality about it.

It is hard not to fall for 4MINUTE (unless you hate dance music and sexy girls, that is). Despite the group’s obvious charms, their music is, with the exception of “Cold Rain,” relentless up-tempo stuff that takes its direct cues from the world of electronica.

Few acts would have done justice to a song like “Crazy” as 4Minute did, and even early hits like “Muzik” have impressed.

But “Volume Up” is 4MINUTE’s most complete song to date. Sophisticated and expertly orchestrated by Shinsadong Tiger and RaDo (who also worked on the excellent Troublemaker debut), this one stays with you; and is more multi-dimensional than some of the group’s more straightforward dance hits.

Rainbow and Sweetune. Oh for a return to those good old days.

This and “Mach” – nothing short of perfect.

Certainly not one of Crayon Pop’s bigger hits, but easily one of their most popular. At the showcase event for the group’s latest release, “FM,” held in Seoul’s busy Dongdaemun area in March this year, the group asked the crowd which song they would like to hear as an encore. The fans may have been unprepared for the question, but answered instantly. Their choice was unanimous. “Bing Bing,” they cried.

The girls were down for performing the track, although sadly the organizers had not thought to bring the “Bing Bing” backing track along, so the crowd had to settle for watching them perform “FM” again.

Although it started out life essentially as a B-side to the group’s debut track “Saturday Night,” “Bing Bing” is more than just a filler track. The group has performed it at music shows and most of its concerts, and it was the track that gave the act both its formative sound and image. This was effectively the debut of the matching tracksuits, the girls’ most defining look.

In musical terms, it was also a move away from the harder dance sound of “Saturday Night” and further towards the pure pop sound that better befits the act’s name and concept. Plus there was this ultra-cool shoulder-shuffle dance move.

No, it does not have the novelty value of “Bar Bar Bar.” Nor does it have the polish of “FM.”

But “Bing Bing” trumps both by just being a fantastic all-round pop song.

Possibly the best performance of the track is this live version, which morphs into a mash-up of Daft Punk’s “Harder Better Faster Stronger” and then back into “Bing Bing,” incorporating some pretty nifty dance moves to boot. If you weren’t already besotted with Crayon Pop, you will be after watching this.

This is another case of big name producers allowing rival hitmakers the chance to work with a pet project.

In this instance, E-Tribe, the duo who put Dal Shabet together, decided to make way for possibly the biggest name in K-Pop music-making, Shinsadong Tiger.

The results were utterly astounding, and probably had a lot of first-time listeners checking their mp3 players. Was this really Dal Shabet? As in “Pink Rocket” Dal Shabet?

For many people, Dal Shabet ranks as a fairly middling act. However, anyone who follows the group will tell you that in recent years the girls have really upped their musical game, particularly with songs like “Have, Don’t Have.”

Seriously, that video is “Gangnam Style” levels of fun, especially this part:

However, few girl group songs this decade have sounded as mature and sophisticated as “B.B.B.” In fact, this song barely sounds like a K-Pop track at all, more like a fast-paced modern remix of an eighties synthpop number. The keyboard track sounds like they have come straight out of this kind of era:

While the synthesizer tracks ooze this kind of thing:

Yet there is a much more upbeat theme going on in “B.B.B,” something that gives the song the feel of an old-school classic roller-disco hit.

If you are not feeling this version, the “Shinsadong Tiger Remix,” included on the album, has a harder bassline and beat and disposes with the synthpop elements in favor of a more typical K-Pop sound.

However, kudos to Happy Face Entertainment for having the courage of their convictions and choosing to promote the original mix, rather than going with the remix.

Even if you are not a fan of 2NE1, you have to admire the fact that YG Entertainment’s flagship female act has an identifiable sound, which is not something you can say about the vast majority of girl groups out there. Possibly the main reason for this is the fact that 2NE1 has worked pretty extensively with Teddy (aka Teddy Park), YG’s biggest name in-house producer.

Working mostly with a single producer has a lot of advantages. It is worth considering that many acts that have largely worked with one producer have succeeded together in crafting some pretty unique works.

Examples include George Martin, who worked on every single Beatles album, or long-time TLC producer Dallas Austin.

Perhaps the only K-Pop girl group other than 2NE1 to achieve musical consistency in recent years has been Nine Muses, who have worked fairly consistently with Sweetune over the years. In fact, the Sweetune-Nine Muses relationship has yielded some pretty outstanding songs, “Wild” in particular.

Having already struck gold first time round with 2NE1’s outstanding debut, “Fire” (still by far the act’s best song in my book), Teddy again teamed up with co-composer Kush for “Clap Your Hands.” Following the same formula, playing to the group’s already-established strengths, the result was a song that was at once catchy, trendy and memorable, with its fuzzy-heavy, distorted bassline and multiple, deep house-inspired keyboard sounds.

Honorary Mention Ladies Code’s “Pretty Pretty” ladies code pretty pretty

Honestly, this song is better than half of the songs on the list above. But it is impossible to just listen to it for pure enjoyment now, bearing in mind the unspeakably tragic fate that befell RiSe and EunB last year. In 2015, instead of making you want to dance, listening to this now will more likely just make you want to cry.

That takes nothing away from the track, however, which deserves to rank up there as an all-time K-Pop classic.

So much for our list, Soompiers, now it’s over to you! Vote in the poll, tell us your thoughts on our selections and let us know what your top 10 girl group tracks of the 2010s are.

Here is the playlist for The 10 Best K-Pop Girl Group Hits From the First Half of the Decade:

timmydee is a music geek with a penchant for pop, an enthusiasm for electronica and a hankering for hip-hop. When he isn’t writing for Soompi, he is remixing your favorite K-Pop tracks – with sometimes astounding (but often catastrophic) results.

*The views expressed in this article solely reflect those of the author and do not represent Soompi as a whole.

Five Kpop Brainwashing Songs; Don’t Be Scared, It’s All About the Melody (Video)

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Five Kpop Brainwashing Songs; Don’t Be Scared, It’s All About the Melody (Video) Girls Generation Kpop brainwashing songs? Don't be scared. Kpop brainwash songs are going to turn you into a political assassin or change your faith or religion. Kpop brainwash songs are songs that have a line that repeats so many times that the melody gets stuck in your head.

Brainwashing songs were introduced in 2009, when Korean pop girl group Kara released their hit "Wanna." They were an extension of the "hook" song.

At the time, Kara explained "It's not a certain word repeating, but rather, it's a sentence repeating which makes the song sound more monotonous. But as the song goes on, as opposed to the lyric, the melody will change. They try to come up with new dance routine for every performance in order to enhance the addictive lyrics."

In Kara's hit "Wanna," the phrase "It's you I love" is repeated more than 30 times to enhance its "ultimate addictiveness."

4Minute's "Mirror Mirror" is absolutely Mesmerizing

FX's Rum Pum Pum Pum will have you dancing along like you have no choice.

You will love The Wonder Girls more than money in "Like Money"

Girls' Generation's Galaxy Supernova will blast you into outer space.

Special Mention: While it is not exactly a brainwash song because Andamiro is not singing a phrase, in her breakthrough hit, "Hypnotize," she sings the word hypnotize 41 times. If you don't think that's enough to brainwash someone into loving a song, why was it such a big dance hit?

Robin Thicke Nabbed Two Songs From Marvin Gaye, Says Suit; Song That Got Miley Cyrus Twerking at the VMAs 2013 Performance Generates More Controversy; Kpop Artist IU Also in Copyright Scandal

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Robin Thicke Nabbed Two Songs From Marvin Gaye, Says Suit;  Song That Got Miley Cyrus Twerking at the VMAs 2013 Performance Generates More Controversy; Kpop Artist IU Also in Copyright Scandal

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'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which got Miley Cyrus twerking at the VMAs 2013 performance, was copped from two Marvin Gaye songs, according to a lawsuit by Marvin Gaye's family. Copyright claims also came against Kpop star IU this week, for new hit, "The Red Shoes." Kpop star Hyuna also raised eyebrows for similarities between the new Trouble Maker video "Now" and Rihanna's video for "We Found Love."

"Blurred Lines" is Robin Thicke's biggest hit. Marvin Gaye's children filed legal papers saying Robin Thicke stole Gaye's "After the Dance" for his song "Love After War." The family of the late Motown legend says Robin Thicke has a "Marvin Gaye fixation" and has copped more than a few licks from his idol.

Gaye's family is also suing the song publisher EMI April, which is owned by Sony/ATV. The suit says EMI breached a contract because it didn't protect Marvin Gaye's songs, tried to scare the family away from suing and didn't stay neutral in the fight. The also says EMI tried to make the Gaye family look bad in the press.

Kpop Star IU was also recently accused of plagiarism in her new single "The Red Shoes."

IU's "The Red Shoes" is being compared to Nekta's 2009 hit "Here's Us."

Kpop singer IU's "The Red Shoes" was written by Lee Min Soo and Kim Ee Na.

Marvin Gaye'sfamily says that should cost EMI the right to Marvin Gaye songs. EMI shouldn't profit from Marvin Gaye and they should lose all profits on "Blurred Lines." EMI should also lose the rights to administer Marvin Gaye's catalog, known as the "Prince of Soul."

Thick might have seen this coming. In August, Thicke preemptively protected "Blurred Lines" from claims against Marvin Gaye and Funkadelic's "Sexy Ways," along with his producers Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris Jr. in California federal court. They claimed that a song that is "reminiscent of a 'sound' is not copyright infringement." In other words, they wanted to capture the feel and energy of the original recordings that made Gaye a star, but weren't actually stealing the song. They were paying the song homage.

Court papers indicate Frankie Gaye and Nona Gaye say the suit is about "blatant copying of a constellation of distinctive and significant compositional elements of Marvin Gaye's classic #1 song." They also say that Robin Thicke it in interviews with GQ and Billboard.

Thicke told GQ "Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give It Up.' I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove.' Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it."

After the original suit was filed, Thicke told TMZ: he didn't think of Marvin Gaye when writing "Blurred Lines."

The Gaye family says music critics at The New York Times, Vice, Rolling Stone and Bloomberg Businessweek all saw similarities between the Gaye songs and "Blurred Lines." Musicologist Judith Finell noticed "at least eight substantially similar compositional features" with Gaye's original. According to the court papers Finell said the signature phrase, vocal hook, backup vocal hook, their variations, and the keyboard and bass lines "far surpassing the similarities that might result from attempts to evoke an 'era' of music or a shared genre."

The suit also cites Thicke for "including the similar bridge and identical lyrics from Marvin Gaye's 'I Want You' in Thicke's similarly-themed work, 'Make U Love Me.' It also makes claims only over similarities between Thicke's "Love After War" and Gaye's "After the Dance."

Marvin Gaye's family claims that not only did EMI refuse to bring counterclaims after seeing a "renowned musicologist's report," but that it gave "strong biased support to the Blurred Writers."

EMI said the Gaye family guilty of "ruining an incredible song," "killing the goose that laid the golden egg" and being responsible for "Blurred Lines" not receiving an MTV Video Music Award.

Marvin Gaye's family accused EMI and Williams and Thicke reps of "the planting of a knowingly false story in the press that the Gaye Family supposedly turned down a "six figure settlement" (no such offer was made) in order to make them appear unreasonable."

Thicke's Lawyer, Howard King, told The Hollywood Reporter,"Plaintiffs anticipated a baseless counterclaim for copyright infringement when they filed their original complaint for declaratory relief, so no surprise there. What is surprising in their press-release-disguised-as-a-complaint (much of which will eventually be stricken by the court) is their acknowledgment that the Gaye family has no standing to bring a copyright claim. For this, they blame EMI, the administrator and registered copyright owner of the Marvin Gaye songs. Obviously, EMI, which is in the business of collecting substantial sums for actual infringements, regardless of the publishing affiliations of the infringers, consulted their own expert musicologists who gave the same opinion our 3 musicologists gave: The genres of the songs are the same, the notes are different. So whether or not plaintiffs are fans of Marvin Gaye is irrelevant; no infringement occurred here."

EXID sing their own praises their hilarious dancing talents to male K-Pop idol songs on

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2kstocksShare on FacebookShare on Twitter EXID unveils all their charms as they take part in the random play dance for hit entertainment program, Weekly Idol. 

Appearing at the November 25th episode of the program, EXID showcased a other charm as they participated in the “Random Play Dance” dancing into quite so much of attain songs of quite much of male idol groups. Outplaying the hosts with their candid moves, the contributors made a marvel medley as they danced exactly to BTS’ “I Want U,” EXO’s “Growl” and BEAST’s “Fiction.”

Aside from the EXID’s playful charms, the episode additionalwon attention as the episode was onceone of the vital recordings done with Jung Hyung Don sooner thanpointing out his hiatus to recuperate from his fitness issues.

Check out EXID’s “Random Play Dance” below!

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Big Bang to unlock eastern versions of hit songs from 'MADE' singles

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Big Bang to unlock eastern versions of hit songs from 'MADE' singles

Big Bang could be striking new lifestyles into hit songs from their "MADE" singles via freeing Japanese versions of the tracks.

It"s been 3 years and 8 months because the YG Entertainment group released the japanese edition of "MONSTER", and "Loser", "Bang Bang Bang", and "If You" are set to be printed in Japanese next February. a different DVD/Blue-ray release will also come with Japanese versions of tune videos for the 3 hit songs, the common Korean MVs, and photos from "a-nation stadium fes. 2015" held this beyond August.

In other news, Large Bang will be attending the approaching "2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards", that will be held in Hong Kong on December 2.

Will you be finding out the Japanese versions of "Loser", "Bang Bang Bang", and "If You"?

KBS bans Jay Park's new songs

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KBS bans Jay Park's new songs

Songs off Jay Park"s lately dropped exclusive album, "Worldwide," were deemed irrelevant and due to this fact banned via KBS!

The result of KBS"s deliberation display on November 18 that simplest "Seattle 2 Seoul" was once passed whilst all of the other songs were deemed inappropriate for its curses and vulgarity. This contains "Worldwide," "BO$$," "F*CKBOY," "Want It," and more.

Unfortunately, you won"t be ready to listen the ones songs on KBS, yet revel in them from the relief of your house up to you want!

The SB Mixtape: 11/17/2015, Fight Songs

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20141115_seoulbeats_mixtape The SB Mixtape: 11/17/2015, Fight Songs Written by Lo On November 18, 2015 Welcome back, readers, for another round of the SB Mixtape!

2015 is winding down, which inevitably means stress levels are going up. Final exams, research papers, last-minute projects for work, the sun vanishing by 5 pm. Add in the stress of holiday shopping for the family, decorating for the family,and actually seeing family, and the end of the year is a minefield of stress.

And lets face it, there are only so many times you can prepare to face the hordesor Aunt Nancys green bean casserole  with Eye of the Tiger. And why would you when K-pop has so many jams to pump you up and remind you that you can handle whatevers coming your way? So sit back, listen, and remember: you got this.

K-Pop Fight Songs from seoulbeats on 8tracks Radio.

Hongki provides a preview to all the songs in his debut album

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Hongki provides a preview to all the songs in his debut album

Now that you know Hongki"s authentic tune list to his debut mini album, you could possibly wager what comes next! That"s right, the audio teasers to every and every body of his 6 songs are out and in a position to be listened to.

But in position of liberating a complete album preview on one video on YouTube, Hongki has opted for a more private approach. He"s taken to his own Instagram page to unlock person song teasers. 

And the screenshots for every video create one full image on his account page. So after paying attention to the songs down below, ensure to try his Instagram account too.

His comeback date is November 18. Practically here!

GOT7 to free up new songs this month!

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GOT7 to free up new songs this month!

"Just Right" has been one of GOT7"s maximum a hit comebacks yet, and they"re simplest going up from here. And you don"t even need to wait months for their next comeback, because they"re liberating a repackaged album!

GOT7 printed the awesome news on the Naver "V" app previous today.

They shared, "We have a very powerful announcement today. On November 23, GOT7"s repackaged album will come out. The individuals took phase in composing the songs. Even supposing you concentrate to them everyday, you"ll like the candy songs which are incorporated in the album."

GOT7 has taken several number 1 trophies with "Just Right", and here"s to the similar going down with their repackaged album!