I had pre-written a post like this until WordPress decided flip its bitch switch!! Anyway, I am not too phased, gave me the opportunity to change a few things about this post.

I decided to compile a list of my favorite Korean Pop groups, I feel that I have to do this since I have been K-Popping for 1 and a half years now (yes, I know…I am still too young 😀 )

WHAT GOT ME INTO KOREAN POP

What got me into Korean Pop was a simple WhatsApp conversation with an Asian friend of mine. I was telling him how I was fed up with today’s music, most of it being trashy (singing and rapping about drugs, money, hoes, private regions, etc). He told me to try out some Korean Pop…..best decision ever!! I now just listen to Korean Pop, other music just bores me or only keeps me going for that one moment only.

The Korean Pop group that got me hooked to Korean Pop was T-Ara…..Bigbang and 2NE1 strengthened that hook 😀

Below is my list of favorite Korean Pop groups…..they are not placed in any order, I have put them up in random order. Enjoy!!

2NE1

Out of all the Korean Pop groups I have heard, 2NE1 is my most favorite group. Yes, I am a Blackjack 😀 :D. What makes me love these girls so much is not just their looks, but their flexibility in making tracks in many genre and still sounds really good! I hope they continue making epic music! 2NE1 is a 4 girl group – CL (who is the leader), Sandara Park, Park Bom and Minzy. The group is under YG Entertainment. Keep rocking on, 2NE1!! 😀

Image of 2NE1. Image taken from "Falling in Love" Music Video
Image of 2NE1. Image taken from “Falling in Love” Music Video

My Favorites from 2NE1:

BIGBANG

Ah Bigbang, these guys are freaking amazing!! They got style, they got the looks, they got the voices and the lyrics, everything about them is top notch! I see Bigbang together with 2NE1 as being in the frontlines of Korean Pop. Bigbang is a 5 member group – G-Dragon (who is the leader), TOP, Daesung, Taeyang and Seungri. The group is under YG Entertainment

Image of Bigbang. Image taken from yongtori.wordpress.com
Image of Bigbang. Image taken from yongtori.wordpress.com

My Favorites from Bigbang:

BLOCK B

I was highly delighted hearing Block B is back in business (they had some trouble with Stardom – who were they previous record company), Looking forward to what they will deliver :D. I heard of these guys at the begining of the year – after hearing their album, I was mind blown! Block B is a 7 guy group – Zico (who is the leader), Taeil, B-Bomb, Jaehyo, U-Kwon, Kyung and P.O. The group is under Seven Seasons.

Image of Block B. Image taken from seoulbeats.com
Image of Block B. Image taken from seoulbeats.com

My Favorites from Block B:

RANIA

RANIA’s music is much more of the dance type of music if you ask me. I just heard about them, and they really are amazing! RANIA is a 6 girl group – Saem (who is the leader), Jooyi, Di, T-ae, Xia and Riko. They are under DR Music

Image of RANIA. Image taken from sumandu.wordpress.com
Image of RANIA. Image taken from sumandu.wordpress.com

My Favorites from RANIA:

GIRLS GENERATION

Girls Generation’s music is really enjoyable, it feels so high quality….probably because  of all their wonderful voices put together :D. They got the voice, the style and beauty…..almost like an all-in-one package. SNSD is a 9 girl group – Taeyeon (who is the leader), Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun. The group is under SM Entertainment.

Image of Girls Generation. Image Taken from fanpop.com
Image of Girls Generation. Image Taken from fanpop.com

My Favorites from Girls Generation:

B1A4

B1A4’s Music is highly enjoyable, I had a listen to their last album (Ignition) and I saw myself enjoying almost every single track. B1A4 is a 5 guy group – Jinyoung (who is the leader), CNU, Sandeul, Baro and Gongchan and are under WM Entertainment.

Image of B1A4. Image taken from iris-forever-n-always.blogspot.com
Image of B1A4. Image taken from iris-forever-n-always.blogspot.com

My Favorites from B1A4:

2PM

2PM’s music is highly enjoyable, I like the feel of their music (feels up beat, mature in my opinion). The group is made up of 6 members; Jun. K, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho and Chansung. The group does not have a leader (as far as I know). 2PM is under JYP Entertainment.

Image of 2PM. Image taken from Wikipedia.org
Image of 2PM. Image taken from Wikipedia.org

My Favorites from 2PM:

BIGSTAR

BIGSTAR’s music is enjoyable; it almost feels “deep” in my opinion. A Track that I enjoyed the most from BIGSTAR is Thinking of You. The group is a 5 member group; FeelDog (who is the leader of the group), Raehwan, Jude, Baram, and Sunghak. The group has been around since 2012, and is under Brave Entertainment.

Image of Bigstar. Image taken from "Thinking of You" music video
Image of Bigstar. Image taken from “Thinking of You” music video

My Favorites from Bigstar:

EPIK HIGH

I just heard about Epik High, I have been listening to their last album “7th Album 99” and I am freaking enjoying every bit of it! Their music feels more of Hip-Hop to me. I am really keen on hearing their previous albums 😀 Epik high is a 3 guy group – Tablo (who is the leader), Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz

Image of Epik High. Image Taken from shannykpop.wordpress.com
Image of Epik High. Image Taken from shannykpop.wordpress.com

My Favorites from Epik High:

T-ARA

I regard T-Ara’s music as my “classic music” because they were the ones that got me hooked onto Korean Pop, I find myself enjoying their music like the first time I heard Korean Pop. T-Ara is a 6 girl group (7 if Dani is included) – Boram, Qri, Soyeon, Eunjung, Hyomin, Jiyeon, and Dani.

Image of T-Ara. Image taken from Wikipedia.com
Image of T-Ara. Image taken from Wikipedia.com

My Favorites from T-Ara:

Other tracks which I have run into that are my favorites: