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Lyricist Kim Eana names the top 3 idol artists with the best songwriting abilities

KIM EANA

On the February 5 airing of MBC Every1's 'Video Star,' lyricist Kim Eana named the idol artists with the best songwriting abilities. 

Kim Eana picked IU, Zico, and BTS as the artists who write the best lyrics. She explained, "IU is just on another level now. As for Zico, his lyrics are very true to himself. For example, in 'Artist,' he talks as both human Zico and celebrity Zico. For BTS, multiple members tend to write the lyrics together. When members write together like that, you can notice the editing points but their sum of it is all so perfect. I especially felt it with the lyrics of 'IDOL.' 


  1. Zico
  2. (Bangtan Boys) BTS
  3. IU
  4. VIDEO STAR
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Znewie71 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

It's her opinion, and she's allowed to have that, no need to put groups down because she mentioned them. Everybody has their own personal opinion of who they think are great idol lyricist, I mean in my opinion I think bang Yong guk, shines jonghyun, and highlights jun hyung, saay, and etc are great kpop lyricists.

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sanozup (Banned) 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

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Riakvix 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

I know that there are disagreements with who's the better writer, but let's not forget that she's coming as a KOREAN speaker. So she knows the nuance, literary devices, and subtle lines that's hard to translate to English. There're a lot of good lyricists but she's probably bringing those artists up because of meanings and things we can't appreciate. It's not just about stringing poetic words together but also the content and the message they're saying. We can all respect her opinion.

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adnirvs 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Exactly. A lot of Koreans who have reacted to BTS have always expressed how the lyrics are beautiful. Especially Namjoon's. And it gets lost in translation. So non Korean speakers can't judge it.

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bright_light 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

BTS are amazing lyriicists for sure especially yoongi & Namjoon and that includes their older songs as well, very gifted and they know how to use it to create masterpieces and to convey their emotions beautifully

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terecelete 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I mean, the versatility from one song to the other:


"It isn’t these words, wordplay, it’s just a warplay the world plays

Again we fight just like soldiers, errday"


"I will create a light by

Gathering the moonlight piece by piece

So please come to my side

The same way that you did yesterday"

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Erik_Adams 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

IU is indeed on another level

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taichou_san 18 days ago 12
18 days ago

kinda surprising gd not being mention tho...maybe she think BB not in the spotlight anymore so not worth mentioning...kinda sad tbh

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Ohboy69 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

Orrrr she has, you know, different preferences. There is no need to hype up GD all the time. As much as I like his music, I don't think he is that great when it comes to lyrics. Different folks, different strokes.

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divolon (Banned) 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

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PinKookiE 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Why is it surprising tho? Just because he has written a lot of songs doesnt make him the best, if she didnt mention him maybe its because she simply thinks there are better writters.

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kpoplolita 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

some lyricist are more focused on deep, troubled lyrics. other lyricists just wanna have fun, and its usually the FUN songs that are more popular.

Yes GD is one of the greatest composers/producers/lyrics, his music is just as deep but he is widely known for FUN songs. it doesnt mean she thinks he is lowgrade/forgotten. BB will always be on another level.

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jin_sungmin 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

For me, I prefer GD, Tablo, and IU (she's undeniably genius). But I see where Eana is coming from!

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vop087 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

oof, Tablo. Totally agree on him.

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mipcy 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

How dare people have different opinions and different preferences. How dare they!

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forevervipblackj 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Defending your favourites is fine. Insulting other artists is not okay. Seriously why are kpop fan turning everything into an opportunity to trash-talk artists lately? Can't you just appreciate music and support your artists without dragging others down. We all have favourites, Zico is an amazing writer, so is GD and Hanbin, let's not forget Yongguk with his amazing single. Does it mean I need to trash-talk the rest? Hell no, be polite and just support your own artists. It's clear by the messages on this board, some of you are immature. Let's stop this bickering and support our owns! Be respectful.


MINO is also one of my faves! IU is my bae, palette has been on repeat lately for some reason and I'm not even 25 lol

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BiancaMcGraw 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

The lyrics of Idol and the explanation by DKDKTV are what made it my favorite Title Track. And BTS definitely have elamazing talent in songwriting

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bubble4 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I prefer Agust.D that whole mixtape album are gems.. And it cut right through my soul..

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Antigone 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I'm sorry but you cannot make such a list without SHINee Jonghyun

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nct_is_coming 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Hanbin too.

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fatedlovers 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I personally think got7's JB and Jinyoung writes such great lyrics... Verse 2 is solid proof.

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SAM 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

G Dragon of big bang is also one if not the best...in comparison to the names she mentioned, makes me wonder if her opinion is based on who's popular/active right now.

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DelightGalaxy 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

thank you !! bts's songs are amazing!!

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Flozo22 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

I don't understand. If you look at the wiki on their recent discography the members don't really contribute as much as it may seem. For example on IDOL, Namjoon did contribute lyrically but he contributed 4th most out of all 6 writers.

Now I'm not talking about solo works that's a different story, but everybody always says that BTS writes their own stuff but they really don't contribute as much as you think.

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adnirvs 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I think it's not about how much you write, it's all about "what" you write. You can write hundreds of pages of utter nonsense or you can write a single sentence with full of meanings. Quality over quantity.

And in group songs, the company has upper hand on the decisions. All the members submit their lyrics and the best ones get selected and that may or may not be the ones written by the members. And the CEO himself has said that no BTS music gets released without RM monitoring and making changes if required. It maybe just a word, but the meaning and the feel of the song can change with just a word.

And of course, the solo songs are a proof on its own!

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SAM 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Her opinion does NOT mean its final or its definite. There are many amazing idol songwriters out there, Young K of Day 6, B.I of Ikon are my favorites but still there are more talented idol songwriters out there. Sometimes the less famous are even better..just saying.


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OTW2FYB 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Facts!

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hiroonakamura 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

but...IU really isnt an idol. She is an artist

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Army_of_Inspirit 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I think TABLO is an amazing lyricist. His Fever's End album was a painful masterpiece.

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adnirvs 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I think majority of the people in this comment section does not know the meaning of opinion or preference!

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adnirvs 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

She is an individual with her own tastes and preferences. Just like you and me. Just like everyone in this world. No one can question her preferences.

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Lalazz 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Who cares about who YOU think are the best lyricists - this is her opinion ... let her have it.

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thefuckisthis 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Love how everyone is suckin up to bts

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Rainbow_Pearls 18 days ago 4
18 days ago

other groups only one or two member can write lyrics mean while all bts can write compose produce music

they are so talented

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MONSTA_X_SLAYS 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Lol i don't think you're familiar with MONSTA X, SVT, BTOB, BIG BANG and 1000 groups. Seriously lmao

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mallylmilaw 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

well, there's nothing wrong with praising BTS 'coz they're talented indeed but you can't judge other groups unless you know all of them, which obviously you don't ..

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CROW 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

there are a lot of groups where many members can write, produce AND compose. there are other groups where only one member or a few members do so. who cares?


also you have to remember - it't not just a matter of every member writing. it's a matter of writing well. i'm not saying BTS don't write well but there are obviously members who are a lot more talented at songwriting than others.

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Anythingyg 18 days ago 11
18 days ago

they’re just saying bts for clout cause they have many writers, meanwhile Hanbin and gd

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PLUMP 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

the assumptions ! ...you could have just mention that BI and GD are good songwriter too .. no one can say otherwise ..
anyway ... whatever make you sleep at night

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nomanymore 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

She's a well known lyricist, what is there for her to mention Bangtan lol? ever heard of personal opinion? just like you can have yours. Though if you think Bangtan hasn't written any song by themselves solely you're wrong.

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taichou_san 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

well of course bts is everywhere xD

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Stopudelulu (Banned) 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Why would she include druggie gd or that ikonflop kid?? Just go look how lame are all druggir bang lyrics esp those done by gdruggie. And look at love scenario useless lyrics. Lmao


Druggie yg stans are just lower of lower class.

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