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Playlist: Airy Korean Spring Songs

It’s freaking SNOWING outside!! Like are you kidding be, spring? I’m so ready for warmth and loose clothes and this is what you offer? To get over this nastiness I made a spring playlist on my YT channel to share with you guys which surely has a Korean song listed for everyone who is looking for the cherry-blossom season. No matter if you prefer romantic tunes, classic guitar strings, catchy melodies or longing lyrics, or you’re still somewhat in an after-winter mood or polishing your bike for a picnic in blooming meadows or enjoying those butterflies in your tummy – I’d recommend to give it a go. And even if you want to skip spring and head to summer, you’ll find a track. View the complete playlist order here: Continue reading

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My Reaction Video on BTS “Not Today”

[Note: the video is in German, I still didn’t manage to add subtitles, sorry!]

I’m kind of getting used to this 😀 😀 What to do next Sunday?
FYI, BTS broke their own record of the week before and reached 10M views in 22 hours with #NotToday, thus appearing in YouTube’s Top 42 trending list. They also set another new record with Spring Day and got their third MV hit 100M views with Blood, Sweat & Tears. Congrats to the boys and their fans.

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My First K-pop Reaction Video

[Note: the video is in German, but I’m kind of used to write everything in English… . Don’t ask why, I just feel more comfortable. I’ll see if I’ll add subtitles :)]

I’m sorry for being such a K-pop and BTS spammer at the moment. It’s just, as an old-school k-popper I never had the chance to actually hype through a comeback or watch videos in real time!! I sound so old and like a digital Neanderthal right now, but Super Junior, MBLAQ, Shinhwa or SHINee never had the possibilities or chances of SNS and live stream as it becomes more and more normal or standard at the moment. Throughout the live V Naver broadcast of BTS’ Spring Day comeback it was like a new world opened up, haha 😀 (felt like Columbus). I’m also used to watch subtitled videos months or years after broadcast and only since a few months Germans have free access to most YouTube videos. Most were blocked (including almost all original K-pop videos) due to licence and copyright issues. I solemnly swear to take up more general Korea content soon.

P.S. Although I was familiar with BTS since their debut, I only worked up the energy to get into them because of my friend who you can see in the video. Thanks for being stubborn! I just had other priorities at that time (like writing a master thesis on K-pop 😉 ).

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Happy Birthday to Seventeen’s Dino

It’s so fascinating to see a band’s maknae (youngest member) grow right in front of your eyes. #Seventeen’s little giant #Dino (real name: Chan) has turned 18 now (or 19 in Korean age) and he becomes more and more manlier and charismatic every moment. But we all remember him at his debut with sweet 16.

 

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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 K-pop 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 perform the 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 she soloist for an end-of-the-year single SsSs (Sing Sung Saeng Sung). Continue reading