Tuesday, March 09, 2010

The importance of K-pop

I talked about K pop last year (Korean popular music) some, but I recently found a hilarious video on a blog called Eat your Kimchi written by a Canadian couple living in Korea that really grasps the heart of the k-pop market in Korea.

In America, we have top 40 channels which play the same music over and over and over and over and over again. But Korea takes this trend to an entirely new level. Rather than top 40, it is more like top 10 and a song is played until each person in Korea, even the foreigners, know each and every word and probably the dance moves as well.

Koreans LOVE their K-pop, but in honesty, they have good reason, even Japanese audiences enjoy it better than their own version- J-pop. It has a good beat, but the most important aspect is not the singing, but the dancing. These dances are learned by all Korean children of all ages. Watch the video below to really understand the culture of K-pop.


Rachael said...

Thanks Vanessa, this is very entertaining, lol. I'm now looking for a ringtone for my phone of Ring Ding Dong. HAHAHAHA!

Elizabeth said...

OMG Vanessa! This is so funny - I watched the instructional video and I have to say, I learned a lot. I had no idea how fun K pop was! I think I'm going to be a major fan and download all those songs on my ipod for running to. If you learn the words I am very impressed.

Suzanne said...

Holy Moly! That was totally totally funny! Gosh, I never knew Korean music was so cool! Got me up and dancing!