Music videos can find incredible command in the outcome of a certain song's either success or demise--at least, I find that to be true in my personal experience. For example, I remember being obsessed with Christina Aguilera's song, "Hurt" back in 2006. I relayed my obsession to my best friend at the time and she commented,… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #39: Movie References in TWICE’s “What is Love?” Video
One thing that I seem to find happening to me quite frequently is not realizing that I've become attached to a certain musical artist. I'll be listening to YouTube Music or Pandora or whatever streaming platform I decide for the day, and a new song will come on that totally rocks, and I'll be all,… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #34: Sunmi is My Heroine
If you were watching Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, then you watched BTS hit a worldwide scale of exposure. Rocking two insanely well-choreographed performances, their hashtag, #BTSxRockinEve, actually went on to completely obliterate the show's original hashtag on Twitter. Yes, BTS is going to take over the world. “i can now see why people like bts”… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #25: Happy (BTS) New Year!
If you weren't already aware, one of SHINee's band members, Jonghyun, committed suicide on Monday. While I could spend today's blog post using Jonghyun's early death (he was my age, 27-years-old) as a step-off to discussing the notoriously strict and high-pressure environment of the Korean entertainment industry, I think I'd rather look at the shining… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #24: Top 5 SHINee Songs–You Did Well, Jonghyun
You know how you get obsessed with a song, and you watch the music video, and then both the song and the music cycle through your brain basically ALL day? Well, when it's a song/music video that's in your non-native tongue it's even worse because you have no freaking clue what the actual lyrics are. Sure,… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #21: Gashina
I've been watching Korean dramas again--taking a break from binging Riverdale--and I fell upon one that surprised me with how fantastic it is. I'll probably binge the rest of the series tonight and talk about it for tomorrow's Watch Wednesday, but for today I want to talk about the music of the series. Titled Go Back Couple,… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #20: Barefooted Youth
Only in its eighth year, the Melon Music Awards is an annual major music awards show held in South Korea. Judging criteria for the awards involves judge scores as well as digital sales, but a good chunk of the determining vote goes to online voting. The polls for the 2017 Melon Awards have barely been open… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #19: Tight Race for Best Song in the 2017 Melon Awards
Oh wow, we've seen a lot less K-pop than I thought we would have by now! In fact, since week one of Tuesday Tunes, we haven't see anything. Let's fix that. Considering the fact that KCON USA--two nights of concerts in Los Angeles featuring a dozen K-pop acts--just went down late last month, K-pop love… Continue reading Tuesday Tunes #9: Super Junior