I Live In Korea

My name is Ben Gwynne. I USED to teach English in Incheon, South Korea. Here's some photos, stories, videos, etc.

Definitely music week here....

This is a pretty typical example of most of the songs I hear in Korea. "K-Pop," as it's dubbed, is similar to most of the nonsense you hear Brittney Spears, N'Sync, etc. come out with. They are catchy, the artists are all young, attractive and can dance. The videos or over the top, well choreographed and directly or indirectly very sexual in nature. Personally, I think the pop songs here are bigger than they are in the US because they dominate the airwaves everywhere. Whether you're in a store, supermarket, bars, etc., when a popular song is out it will be played all over and everyone will know it, from the 20 year old's dancing in a bar or my 8 year old students, they all know.

Anyway, this song is a few months old but it's probably my favorite. Check it out, there's English and Korean subtitles.

And yes, that IS a bomb she attached to the guy she used to like...





p.s. the comments that pop on the youtube video aren't mine, they are the person who uploaded and translated the song

12 comments:

golden zephyr said...

I like some of Brown Eyed Girl's stuff... but I suppose since I'm a girl, I tend to go for the guys (rather predictably, I like Big Bang, Epik High, and Icon as well as others). My fav girl group at the moment is 2NE1. I think they have a really catchy style and the rapping is great.

This video rocks though. Way to blow up your ex...

Ben Gwynne said...

I'm familiar with Big Bang and 2NE1, never heard of Epik High and Icon but I haven't been here long.

I checked out your blog, good stuff, you should add the Followers widget! Thanks for reading.

Brighton said...

My favorite Korean song is the Wonder Girls "Nobody" song :-)

Ben Gwynne said...

I'll check that out Brighty. Thanks!!!!

russian-girl said...

I don't really like this girlbang, but I do like this song....cool video...by the way, I also have a blog about korea...www.junglelifeinkorea.blogspot.com

Ben Gwynne said...

yeah, maybe i just like it cuz im a guy..Thanks for checking out my blog and posting yours, I'll take a read! Cheers!

gerdaleigh said...

I agree, it is an awesome song! Though I will say that currently I can't get enough of g dragon's music. :) Great job on the blog so far -- I really enjoyed the sections on krumping and the DVD bang.

Ben said...

Thanks. I've been lazy lately but I swear I'll be posting more soon. Got a lot of stuff that's half done.

I'm a big T-Ara fan by the way.

Dawn said...

Your blog is hilarious, I love all of your insights on Korean culture. I'm just getting into Kpop and I'm all about Big Bang and SHINee right now.

Ben Gwynne said...

Thanks Dawn. Glad you like it. Hope you keep reading and commenting. Big fan of KPop now myself!

Ariana Scarpelli said...

The video is private now. .. but I was wondering who was the Singer/ or group and what was the song called?

Anonymous said...

Brown Eyed Girls - Abracadabra

Enjoy

bg