Hi everybody and welcome to a brand new Something Different Sunday, where I talk about something different than books 🙂
Today I’d like to talk about two things I love, namely dance and music. I’ve been in a dance club since I was a little kid and I’ve always loved music of all genres. But it was especially when I discovered the wonderful world of k-pop that those two aspects just seemed to come together in the most wonderful way. Because here is an entire world of music that puts a major focus on dance. There are intricate choreographies everywhere, a lot of k-pop idols are amazing dancers and best of all, they even post all of their choreo’s on the big old Youtube.
So basically, I am in heaven. And really, what better way to share the love than to write a blog post about some of my favourite choreo’s so far? Here we go!
BTS – Blood Sweat and Tears
Well, I’ll just start with my favorite okay? Honestly, I love pretty much every single BTS choreo so choosing just one was… painful. But it’s okay, I think I have a ‘top 10 BTS choreo’s’ post in me as well so it’s all good. For this post I ended up choosing Blood, Sweat and Tears, because it’s the first choreo by them that drew my attention and really started my interest in them as a group. It’s such an intricate, stylish and sexy dance and I can’t stop watching. Also, the synchronicity is just awe-inspiring <3
Seventeen – Thanks
Talking about synchronicity kings. Have you seen their ‘Don’t Wanna Cry’ dance sped up twice? It’s just wow. But my favorite choreo by Seventeen has got to be Thanks, because it feels like I’m watching a modern piece of art. I heard parts of the choreo are also basically the words in sign language, which is even more inspiring.
Monsta X – Jealousy
I could have chosen a lot of choreo’s by Monsta X, but I have a special spot in my heart for their latest release Jealousy. I think it’s the use of their arms in the refrain. It could look so cheesy and they make it look so great. Also, the ‘swagging, swagging’ bit is love. But that may be because I have a soft spot for Jooheon and I.M.
EXO – The Eve
Another group with so many great choreos to choose from, but my favourite is The Eve. It’s the body rolls. Seriously, just try to look away from the body rolls.
BigBang – Bang Bang Bang
Okay, Big Bang is not the k-pop group best known for their intricate dance choreos. BUT that does not mean I can’t love the hell out of this dance. I have seriously watched this hundreds of times already. I especially love TOP’s dance “style”
Xia – Flower
This is the song that got me into k-pop and what attracted me most of all was the choreo. I still hope to teach myself this someday. This song means the world to me and Xia or Kim Junsu is such a flawless dancer, I could watch him all day long.
BlackPink – Boombayah
Honestly, I think this choreo has so many awkward bits, like the hairflipping or the part with Rosé on the floor, but for some reason these girls make it work and it looks great? It’s just such an amazing choreo and I love, love, love it. Have you seen them do this choreo two times fast? AWE.SOME.
NCT U – Baby Don’t Stop
I love this entire dance, but I especially adore the parts Ten and Taeyong dance with just the two of them. There’s some kind of puppeteering vibe to the dance, but a it’s a sexy puppeteer vibe and I don’t understand how that can even work, but it does!
NCT 2018 – Black On Black
This may be brand new but I have already watched it too many times too count. The synchronicity. The power. The intro. Ten’s solo. Taeyong. Lucas. I can rave about this choreo ALL DAY LONG!
Wanna One – Energetic
The piano opening and the catchy, powerful refrain of this song really speak to me. I feel happy just watching this.
Twice – Likey
This one may feel like the odd one out in this list, because I don’t usually adore the bubblegum, cute choreo’s as much as I do the powerful, fast-paced ones. But this one is just TOO CUTE. I may copy it often when I’m getting ready in the bathroom (and getting zero getting ready done of course). I especially love Momo’s solo and then the rest of the girls joining in. And the refrain is adorable. (Plus, this one is also equally adorable sped up… twice)