• Iconic songs from 15 of K-pop's top idol groups

    November 3, 2013 @ 12:40 am

    Veteran idols nowadays have an incredible amount of songs under their belt. But each idol group has that one song that defines them, the song that each fanbase cherishes the most. Check out our list of idol groups' iconic songs below, not in any particular order:BIG BANG - LiesSure, Big Bang has changed their color since songs like "Lies", but this is the first song that shot the boys up to fame. "Lies" snagged in fans from not just Korea, b

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  • 15 Familiar Themes Seen in K-pop Music Videos

    July 13, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

    Look, I'm not going to sugarcoat anything. K-pop has amped up its game when it comes to flirting with our dear bachelor homogeneity. The music, the image concepts, all matters concerning MV productions - the resemblance, it burns."Omg what is she even talking about...?" "Ew, like who does she think she is... some internationally sanctioned K-pop analyst?"I hear it already - like music to my ears. But I won't retract anything. I'm just as ent

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  • allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2012: 1-10

    January 2, 2013 @ 11:02 pm

    From an over-abundance of debuts to a handful of career-defining comebacks, 2012 has been a big year for K-Pop. But what were the best, most important songs of 2012? Here at allkpop, we're trying to answer that question with our 'Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2012'! We combed through this year's many, many releases to bring you a list of fifty of the year's most noteworthy songs. We'd like to thank you for sticking with us these past several weeks

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  • MelOn releases End of the Year charts for 2012

    December 27, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    MelOn released their end-of-the-year charts for 2012. The music site released 4 charts for 2012, taking into account all data from January 2, 2012 to December 24, 2012. The four charts were broken down into Yearly Total Chart, Yearly Streaming Chart, Yearly Download Chart, and Yearly Album Chart. Yearly Total Chart The Yearly Total Chart combined all the other three charts into consideration. First place on the list was none other

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  • K-Pop dominates Google's top search terms in 2012 for South Korea

    December 12, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

    Google Zeitgeist has went through the data and released the most frequent search queries in 2012. The front page for Google added the words "From Gangnam to gay marriage, find out what the world searched for in 2012" linking to the Zeitgeist page featuring the top search queries around the world. The list of 'Worldwide Trending Searches' ranked Psy's "Gangnam Style" at #2, below only the late Whitney Houston. As for Korea, K-P

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  • 12 allkpop staff's top 3 songs of 2012

    December 12, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    Today is December 12th, 2012 or 12/12/12! Unless you're going to be around for another 90 years or so, today is the last repeating-number date of the century. To celebrate the day, we've decided to ask 12 staff members to pick their 3 favorite songs from 2012. Check them out below! Johnny's Top 3 FIESTAR - Vista Although FIESTAR is just a rookie group, they have so much polish and finesse in their live performances. To top that off, I l

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  • Which songs released in 2012 lasted the longest on the Melon Top 50 charts?

    December 5, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    Music site Melon reviewed 290 hit songs that were released from January 2012 to November 2012 and took a look at how long each song had stayed on their Top 50 list. Because K-pop moves so quickly, multiple songs are released on a daily basis. As a result, many songs often rank first, but for the most part it's only for a very short amount of time - sometimes only up to a few hours, and in some cases even less. Because of this, Melon decide

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  • Saturday Night Party Playlist (Part 2)

    July 29, 2012 @ 3:24 am

    Yes, it's Saturday night and you know what that means… Party like K-Pop Stars! Below are some song recommendations to make your Saturday night even more epic or as Big Bang would say, "WOW, Fantastic Baby"! Big Bang- Fantastic Baby [Recommendation by MirUsako] T-ara- Lovey Dovey DJ DOC- Run to You 2NE1- I am the Best Wonder Girls- Like This Have a recommendation for our Saturday Night Party Playlist?  Se

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  • T-ara responds to the camera mishap during their 'Music Bank' performance

    June 30, 2012 @ 3:45 am

    On the June 29th broadcast of 'Music Bank's half-year wrap up special, T-ara temporarily halted their preparations for their comeback with "Day by Day" to perform their hit song "Lovey Dovey". However, their broadcast of their performance did not go off without a hitch as the cameras suddenly cut to a scene of the empty corner stage, leaving the members out of the scene for a split second. This is not 'Music Bank's first camera accident

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  • Big Bang and T-ara named the Kings and Queens for first half of 2012 album sales

    June 26, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

    Gaon Chart has unveiled the top artists in physical and digital sales for the first half of 2012! Perhaps to nobody's surprise, Big Bang and T-ara were named the Kings and Queens of sales for the year so far, as they each came out on top in the categories of physical album sales and digital album sales respectively. Big Bang took first with their fifth mini-album, 'Alive', which recorded 267,319 units in sales through May, setting it at

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