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Music & Lyrics: The delicate Nuances of “OMG”
Music & Lyrics: The Delicate Nuances Of “omg”

Music & Lyrics: The delicate Nuances of “OMG”

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Track Lyrics: The sophisticated Nuances of OMGWritten by ability of Lo On January 15, 2016There are few wordswhich are equallyright away one-dimensional as either OMG or Oh my god. It's miles the verbal hallmark of shallow, materialistic womensmitten bybuying groceries and gossip the arena over. And of course, it has shown up many, time and again in K-pop. Yet are thosemore than one songs, all proudly named after the shallowest word in existence, as shallow as they seem?

The most reasonable OMG is from TTSs debut mini-album. It'sregularlythought to besome of themore potent tracks by the subunit, and it's the textbook example of oh my god as the safe haven of mocking girls. The lyrics are, on their own, somewhat sweet. In fact, theyre a little too sugary.

Yet when paired with the vocal performances of TTS, the overly saccharine lyrics develop into into natural sarcasm. The consistent flattery of the guys charm, air of mysteryand tool are biting, catty words from a pack of mean girls reveling in their antics. And each time you get started to feel an ounce of sincerity, an easy oh my god, totally dripping with disdain clears it appropriate up.

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G-Dragon writes and composes 'I Omit You So Bad' for iKON's debut complete album
G-Dragon Writes And Composes 'i Omit You So Bad' For Ikon's Debut Complete Album

G-Dragon writes and composes 'I Omit You So Bad' for iKON's debut complete album

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This is the first actual fourth dimension G-Dragon has written and composed a song for a other artist, that isn't his own teamGiant Bang or for his own member's solo songs.

Music & Lyrics: Let’s Talk About Sex
Music & Lyrics: Let’s Talk About Sex

Music & Lyrics: Let’s Talk About Sex

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MusicLyrics: Lets Talk About Sex Written by Pat On November 11, 2015 Sex is a part of life. Thanks to Western media, one can become desensitized to the topic because it can be found everywhere – songs, television shows, movies, wherever. On the surface, K-pop is very different. There are a lot of ‘innocent’ and ‘cute’ concepts. Crossing the line can easily get one banned from performing on weekly shows or their music video rated 19+, making it harder to score broadcast points. That is not to say that sex is a completely taboo subject. In fact, there are a lot of songs that do reference and talk about it. Which is why, today, we are talking all about those songs.

Talking about such a topic always comes with warnings. While I will try to keep this as clean as possible, there will still be references to sex and, potentially, sexual acts. If you are, in any way, uncomfortable with the topic, then please hit the back button back to safety.

Usually, there are two categories of songs regarding the mentioning of sex or anything sexual. The first are the songs in which sex is covert and subtle. The second category is songs where sex is openly talked about in either unabashed references or shameless innuendos.

Music & Lyrics: From Predator to Prey, Exo’s Evolution
Music & Lyrics: From Predator To Prey, Exo’s Evolution

Music & Lyrics: From Predator to Prey, Exo’s Evolution

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MusicLyrics: From Predator to Prey, Exos Evolution Written by Laverne On September 2, 2015 Exo, the group you love to hate or hate to love. SM Entertainments cash cows are almost always under some sort of controversy whether its member departures, fan club drama, or songs that the world just isnt ready for. But while non-Exo fans may not be able to see it, the group has matured both musically and lyrically since their debut.

While their title tracks have often divided K-pop fans, Exos B-sides showcase much better talent and genre choices. Of course, this isnt a Seoulbeats Side B. Instead, with this edition of MusicLyrics, well take a look at Exos title tracks and their growth through lyrics.

From the inception of the group, it has always been hard to define Exo because they have drastically changed musical styles with each comeback. Their debut, Mama, features a haunted chorus that mirrors the dark lyrics:

Music & Lyrics: Sexism, Entitlement and the Devil

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While this lyric excerpt is a bit ambiguous in detailing sexism, the song as a whole exudes male entitlement. It starts off detailing that from the first look the man wanted her and confidently says he will have her. While confidence is definitely a positive when approaching someone, there is no respect for what the girl wants. It doesn’t have to be spelled out to you to see that she might not want to be in this situation as UNIQ go on to say ‘don’t try to go away. If you have to say this to a girl, then there is clearly something wrong. UNIQ is treading into the territory of the ‘I know you want it’ mentality, expertly depicted by Robin Thickes Blurred Lines.

Though the sexist tones are more ambiguous compared to “Blurred Lines, especially when they start to talk about wanting to move to the music together, hints of male entitlement can still be seen in this song. Consent is the key here, but UNIQ are not interested in the word no at all; they have no regard for the girl as a human. They find her sexy; therefore, she is theirs for the taking. In UNIQ’s perspective, we start to see the normalization of rape culture, where consent is completely disregarded.

In the song, the girl is called a sexy devil when she seemingly tempts a man and then eludes his grasp. This negatively portrays female sexuality as it links to the idea that a female can only be sexual for a man. This couldnt be further from the truth as females are first and foremost sexy for themselves, as a form of confidence (Example: Spicas I Did It). Basically, at no point should a female or even a male be justifiably called a devil for denying someones advances.

Music & Lyrics: Apologetic Songs

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Finally, this couldnt be helped because of the sheer irony of the situation. Of course, we must add Just One Day by BTS. To be fair, this song doesnt really belong here since its about a desire to spend a magical day with someone special more than regretting anything. However, it was far too tempting not to include this because Rap Monster gives us all the apology we wish to heartoo bad its only at the beginning of his rap and has nothing to do with previous events. We can pretend it counts anyway!

Regardless of whatever drama may befall our favorite idols next, lets bear in mind that they are human and prone to mistakes. Despite what excuses fans will make on their behalf for shutting down when they screw up, at least its good to know that idols can express these emotions musically. Im actually all for musical apologies, so if they can only do it in this form, then lets start this trend!

Music & Lyrics: Is There a Line Between Love and Hate?

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Is it possible to love and hate someone at the same time and still have a romantic relationship? f(x) definitely portrays it as the same thing in this upbeat romantic release. As this song is set at the beginning of the relationship, the love and hate have more to do with confusion at whether to want someone romantically. This leaves the Facebook status of the relationship at its complicated. Though the dynamic between love and hate makes the person intriguing. The blend of the pulsing beat, techno backings and vocals make this song completely addictive from start to end, matching the songs message. Hate is a temporary aspect of the relationship in f(x)s Love Hate, something that enhances and also needs to be overcome to continue with it. The only question is do they overcome it or not?

2am’s “Love You, Hate You” off their first album, Saint oclock, is a surprisingly upbeat song far from the soulful ballads associated with the group. The majority of the song is rapping and the vocals use auto-tune which pushes the contrast further. The song speaks of someone whose relationship has become unsteady, but they are still in love the other person.

Romance seems synonymous with understanding in this song; Even though someone does something they hate, it doesnt mean they hate your entire being. Instead it provides to be an obstacle, one that 2am will wither have to overcome or run away from. This leaves the status of the relationship is still up in the air.

Music & Lyrics: The Goods On Bad Boys
Music & Lyrics: The Goods On Bad Boys

Music & Lyrics: The Goods On Bad Boys

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The chorus is a full declaration that they know theyre bad for their girlfriends. They blow off dates, pick fights, and always expect their girlfriend to come running back to them. That said, Big Bang is genuinely apologetic for how they treat their ladies, and want them to be happy, but theyre too selfish to end things, and they know their girlfriends wont end things either. The whole song is a vivid portrayal of a relationship that is slowly becoming toxic nobody will leave, and they resent each other for staying.

The above lesson is given a gender-flip is Sunny Hills Bad Boys. Unlike most female-biased songs about bad relationships, Sunny Hill fully concedes that bad boys are very attractive.

That is, until you start dating one. Bad boys are charming, but, as shown by Big Bang, not usually willing to change. The take-charge, I-do-what-I-want attitude that is so magnetic wears thin when youre the one constantly getting pushed to the bottom of the priorities list. The mystery becomes secrecy, which breeds distrust, until something gives, and that something is the relationship.

Get That K-Pop Look: Minah in 'I Am A Woman Too' Music Video

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The days are getting warmer and the nights are getting sultrier, which means it"s about time we feature a look that"s ready to paint the town red. Or, in this case, gold. Minah of Girls" Day launched her video for the hit single "I Am A Woman Too" recently, and it"s full of great outfits. Minah champions the outfits that are trendy and bold, but are also accessible for the average woman who wants to get a little dressed up for a night out.

These days, we"re seeing more one shoulder summer crop tops than we are silky, flowy shirts, so this is a nice change of pace. The soft color and design lets the gold shorts (rightfully) stand out here, but also guarantees that your top half looks just as good in all the pictures from a night out on the town.

These shorts are the perfect focal point for a year"s worth of nightlife outfits. You can take a cue from Minah and wear them with a silky evening top, or throw them on with some black tights and a chunky black turtleneck in the winter. They"d even be a fun way to spice up a vintage graphic tee.

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Kbs Lifts Ban On "joker" After Dal Shabet Make Changes To The Lyrics + Will Appear On "music Bank"

KBS lifts ban on "Joker" after Dal Shabet make changes to the lyrics + will appear on "Music Bank"

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Since then, Happy Face Entertainment re-submitted the song with modifications to the lyrics from "Hey Mr. Joker, why are you shaking me," to "Hey Mr. Joker, you"re a bad boy," and "I want it" to "I love you." They also made changes from "It"s getting hard to breathe, baby good night," to "Come a little closer, baby tonight."

Seeing the efforts to make the lyrics less provocative and suggestive, KBS has granted the group permission to appear on KBS music shows such as "Music Bank" and it was reported that Dal Shabet will be performing their comeback stage on April 24.