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End of Girl Power?

Discussion in 'K-POP' started by propanda, Sep 12, 2017.

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Is there girl power anthems around anymore?

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  1. propanda

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    Is it just me, or has there been lack of girl power (or feminist if you will) songs in kpop at late? Concepts and lyrics that are telling lousy boyfriends to fuck off, rejoicing independence and self-worth of women?







    I feel like it's end of era since many girl groups that did those concepts aren't around anymore (or have moved to more popular concepts) and new girl groups aren't interested continuing these concepts either.

    Nowadays it just seems to be that Oppa-songs and -concepts have taken over the kpop girl groups, and I find it quite sad, I miss female power anthems that kpop used to have.
     
  2. kddicted

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    I agree. I miss those kinds of songs
     
  3. Yseki

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    Ehh I guess it's because western pop is way oversaturated with girl power anthems that I don't miss them in Korean music.
     
  4. estheram

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    Among the new groups, I could see Black Pink trying this out in the near future.
     
  5. GODDANIEL09

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    Yeah, I agree.
     
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    I kinda want another song like I don't care. I can see why it won soty
     
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    Girl power is slowly fading into girl crush but it's nowhere near to girl power...
     
  8. chekas1292

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    I miss 2NE1 too TT
     
  9. propanda

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    I hope so, they are quite in the "Oppa" concept at the moment. I think it's one of YG's ways to differentiate them from 2NE1. But I have no doubt they couldn't pull it off.
     
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    Nowadays it just seems to be that Oppa-songs and -concepts have taken over the kpop girl groups

    It's been that way before "girl power" songs in Kpop existed

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    There actually are many GGs that have girl power songs, people just don't bother to listen to them
     
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    Anticipate Square 3 with a hiphop concept in November.
     
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  12. propanda

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    Yep, oppa songs have always been around. But nowadays it does seem that they have completely taken over girl power songs, no? I can't think of any girl power group who would be in the top at the moment when in the past there was both 2NE1 and Miss A (as well as other artists and groups) pumping up hit songs.

    But I'd be interested of examples of current girl power songs since there could be some pearls I haven't just found yet :)
     
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    Mamamoo's Yes I Am and 1cm are about confidence. Sunmi's Gashina has a feminist undertone (if you read the right trans) but she's 2nd gen

    I agree we need more of those songs, is one of the reasons I don't like the new gen... "oppa yayayaya" "you my supa supa hero" CRINGE
     
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    I completely agree, and girl power doesn't necessarily mean being in your face and aggressive either.


    On another note, I'm not here for people saying girl power anthems don't exist when CLC has been out here providing us with fun, funky girl anthem bops since day one.

    Their debut song, Pepe is about a girl being strung along by a guy and realizing she isn't going to take his immaturity anymore. There's nothing more girl power than an upbeat break-up song that showcases a girl being completely over a guy and not feeling any remorse about it. Another one of their later songs, No Oh Oh, talked about how the importance of consent and how they weren't going to pay a guy any mind if they kept catcalling. They're basically telling the guy in question to leave them alone.


    But if you want "girl power" to beat you in the face with dark makeup and a bat, they've done that too.
     
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    Yeah, I think you are right. There are obviously many Girl Power songs out there but they are not hit songs like in 2009-2011.
    I kinda hope popular groups like Blackpink, Mamamoo, Red Velvet, Gfriend will get on that track.

    But really 2NE1 and Miss A had so many good songs.

    2NE1:
    Go Away
    I Am The Best
    I Don't Care
    Fire
    Can't Nobody
    Follow Me
    Clap Your Hands
    Crush

    Miss A:

    I'm just gonna mention I Don't Need a Man cause that song is iconic.
     
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    this is stupid. people jsut say this because popular group dont do it. stop complaining and support nugu group that do this type of song otherwise you dont have a right to complain about this.
     
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    Ahh fudk Panda I listened to 2NE1 and now I'm sad

    :waterr:
     
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    nobody is going to take them seriously even if they do that until they drop the whole aegyo voices and act.
     
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    You can post the links to those songs if you know any, it's the perfect time to promote them...... you know what I mean?o_O
     
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    TELL EM GURL
     

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