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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Something Different Sunday! Last week, I talked about the songs that dominated my 2017 playlist and included a whole buch of songs. But if there’s one thing I’ll remember about 2017 musically, it’s my growing love and adoration for k-pop. So I figured I could do another music themed post, focusing solely on k-pop and more specifically, my favorite 2017 releases.
Now, I’m still a relatively new fan and there are sooo many bands and artists out there that I can’t even begin to get to know. So I’m always open to new k-pop recommendations! But in the meantime, here are mine:
BTS – Spring Day
Let’s get the toughest one out of the way first! I love pretty much every single song this band releases and 2017 has had a lot of awesomeness from them. So this was a tough decision as I wanted to include them all, but while Not Today got me through the year, DNA was the first comeback I got to experience and Mic Drop remix is such a jam, there is no denying that the sweet and beautiful Spring Day is one of their best songs and videos ever. The MV alone is like a little gorgeous short film.
Monsta X – Dramarama
This band has been on my radar for a while and I have loved many songs by them, but Dramarama took it to a whole other level again.
EXO – Power
Though others may add Ko Ko Bop to their list, I’ve been especially addicted to the catchy tunes and cheesy kitschy music video of Power.
BlackPink – As If It’s Your Last
BlackPink in your area! I love this band and can’t wait for their 2018 comeback, but in the meantime I’ll just keep jamming to this song and singing along to Lisa’s rap.
NCT127 – Cherry Bomb
Though I honestly wasn’t a huge fan of this at first, the catchy tunes and awesome choreo quickly won me over and now this song gets me going like crazy.
Twice – Likey
I don’t know Twice that well, but this bubblegum song had me addicted pretty soon. I can’t get ready now without singing “BBCream papapa, lipstick mamama”….
Chanyeol & Punch – Stay With Me
Goblin is my favorite k-drama that I watched in 2017, and the gorgeous soundtrack may have had something to do with that!
Cross Gene – Black or White
This band is so underrated and deserves much more. Black or White is so sexy and catchy. Warning: the video is very dark and bloody and pretty much a little horror movie. Also, kdrama lovers may recognize the group’s leader Shin Won Ho from his role as Tae-o, the cute hacker boy in The Legend of the Blue Sea.
Taemin – Move
This song is just so sexy, and Taemin is a dancer you can’t tear your eyes away from.
G-Dragon – Untitled
I love G-Dragon and his solo album this year was so good!
BONUS: BIG BANG – FXXK IT
Well, the music video was released in 2017 so this counts, right? Anyway, a k-pop list without Big Bang feels incomplete and FXXK IT is just such a feel good song.