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Playlist: Kpop Christmas Calendar 2016

Merry Christmas to y’all! I hope you have wonderful holidays and a good time with whom ever you’re spending the days with. Thank you for sticking to this year’s Calendar – I really appreciate it. For all who want to listen to the tracks peacefully, find the playlist here and also last year’s songs on my YT channel. I’ll link all detailed post of this year’s 24 Kpop songs below (if you want to short-link). Continue reading

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Day 24, Jingle Bells by The Barberettes

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Christmas Eve is here and Santa is coming to town tonight in Germany! It’s the last day on the Kpop Christmas Calendar in 2016 and thank you all for staying tuned till the end 🙂 Tonight is going to be a festive eve and I hope you all celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day tomorrow in the happy way you do in your country. The Christmas Calendar says goodbye swinging with a really jolly and bouncy version of the carol classic Jingle Bells. However, this is not any version of Jingle Bells, it’s the three charming ladies of the time slip group The Barberettes who reproduce the sounds of the 50s and 60s in their music. Continue reading

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Day 23, Christmas For All by Jellyfish Artists

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It’s Jelly Christmas time – for six years the artists of agency Jellyfish Entertainment come together and release a special winter single and MV. Last year’s song Love In The Air was featured in our Christmas Calendar, this time it’s Christmas For All from the 2011 winter project. King of ballads Sung Si Kyung, Brian of the duo Fly to the Sky, Superstar K winner Seo In Guk, singer-song-writer Park Hak Ki, Park Jang Hyun and Hwang Project, all lend their voices for this track. Continue reading

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Day 22, Christmas Day by BTS’ Jimin & Jungkook

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Sometimes a cover isn’t a bad thing – especially not if BTS set their hands on it. With Christmas being only three days ahead Christmas Day spreads a smile on your face – even if sadly not the whole line-up of BTS performs this song. It’s only BTS‘ maknae-line Jimin and Jungkook who cheer us up in the hustle and bustle before the holidays, but as the two of them have so soothing voices, one can almost neglect Continue reading

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Day 21, Winter Story by LABOUM

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We hadn’t had too many cutesy Christmas songs this year yet, so I believe we are in urgent need for Winter Story by girly girl band LABOUM. Being only in the industry for two years, LABOUM still strongly hold their aegyo and innocent image which goes well with Winter Story‘s MV. The girls wear fairy-like dance outfits and dreamy stage close which Continue reading

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Day 20, SsSs by Dynamic Duo & Lena Park

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Let’s have ourself a funny little Christmas tune. Lena Park again finds herself in a collaboration and performing a cheerful song. This time hip hop double pack Dynamic Duo teamed up with the soloist for an end-of-the-year single SsSs (Sing Sung Saeng Sung). Continue reading

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Day 19, Merry Christmas in Advance by IU (feat. Thunder)

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It’s the last Monday before Christmas and who’d fit better to sound the bell for the last round of the Christmas K-pop Calendar than IU. IU is one of the most successful and beloved soloist female singers of Korea, also nicknamed “the nation’s (Korea’s) little sister”. Starting her career at the tender age of 15, she found her way to mainstream and nationwide success in 2010 with her album Real. Having always being ambitious Continue reading

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Day 18, When Winter Comes by Urban Zakapa

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Here comes a most talented vocal trio, it’s Urban Zakapa. Being friends since their teens singers Kwon Sun Il, Jo Hyuna and Park Yong In are rocking the indie scene with their acoustic jazz and R&B style since 2009. Park Yong In motivated the other two to join him in a band and in their first three years, Urban Zakapa counted four vocalists and five instrumentalists. Nowadays, the three friends Continue reading

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Day 17, Shooting Star by Star Empire Artists

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Sorry guys, I’m running late on this one. We had a splendid Christmas party at our house last night and therefore it took a while for this post to upload. I’ll keep it short then. Shooting Star is an older in-house collaboration of Star Empire Artists. As so, we witness again a very simple tune and music video content. Park Jung Ah, Seo In Young, ZE:A, Jewelry, and Continue reading

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Day 16, This Christmas by Roy Kim & Lee Moon Sae (feat. Hanhae)

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Sometimes there is no need for an extravagant music video, but it just has to be cute and fun. Veteran singer Lee Moon Sae, Roy Kim and rapper Hanhae focused on their song rather than their video and it’s still unique. This Christmas takes us on a trip through Seoul while our tour guide is a little Christmas deco doll. The song is happy, sweet and talks about being really in love with someone This Christmas (nothing too new on that topic).

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Day 15, Memory by Mamamoo

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Sexy, yet classy – that’s the best way to describe the atmosphere of Memory (also titled as Draw & Draw & Draw) of girl band Mamamoo. Their same named album Memory has just been released a month ago and Memory is the first song on the album, however, not the title track. Mamamoo is known to interested K-pop fans for having strong sultry vocals and a less mainstream concepts. In Memory the heavy Continue reading

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Day 14, White Winter by Kim Bum Soo & Lena Park

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Not only English Christmas carols are remade every holiday (such as Baby It’s Cold Outside), but also Korean classics. Kim Bum Soo and Lena Park (also known as Park Jung Hyun) remade the 90s hit White Winter. Both singers give White Winter – originally performed by Mr. 2 – a fresh and modern sound. It’s the third time Kim Bum Soo and Lena Park teamed up in 2012, and their remake is joined by a music video. Continue reading

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Day 13, Surprise Party by AlphaBat

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After some solo artists in the Christmas Calendar, let’s move back to a less known idol group: debuted in 2013 boy band AlphaBat didn’t miss out on releasing their upbeat Christmas single Surprise Party. They changed their hip-hop tune from their debut song to a playful pop song with a happy guitar melody. We can watch AlphaBat who are dressed in holiday colors red and white on their Christmas photo shoot which is the main content of the music video. New band – same, lame old holiday concept; and as I have written before Continue reading

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Day 12, Snow Again by Jung Dong Ha

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K-pop isn’t the only source for strong Korean vocals to rise to popularity. Jung Dong Ha was the former vocalist of the rock band Boohwal back in 2005 when he debuted. The rock band had many changing vocalist since their beginnings in 1986, but Jung Dong Ha stayed with them the longest until they separated in 2014. Jung Dong Ha‘s voice is not only suitable for rock tunes, but also for fierce ballads. As a soloist he has released many songs, most of them Continue reading

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Day 11, Baby It’s Cold Outside by Sung Si Kyung & Ailee

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Strictly speaking today’s song is only about 30% Korean and debatable if to be listed in this Calendar. It’s famous Korean ballad singer Sung Si Kyung and Korean-American soloist Ailee meshing up their wonderful voices. However, neither their song nor their lyrics are in Korean, but in English as they perform the well-known Christmas carol Baby It’s Cold Outside. The song was originally written by Frank Loesser in 1944 and recorded for the movie Neptune’s DaughterBaby It’s Cold Outside is designed as a call-and-response duet in which Continue reading