Hotpot: May 16th 2013

So many k-pop songs have come and gone since the last ‘hotpot’, and most have faded away into the abyss without even a second glance.  What songs were good enough to break through and make the list this month?

 

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Hotpot: April 19th 2013

Introducing….THE HOTPOT SERIES!!

Since life has gotten busier and I haven’t been able to post nearly as much as I would like, I have decided to start posting my current playlist of favorite trending k-pop songs, because well, since they’re songs that I like they all deserve to be mentioned on this blog (but unfortunately, we just don’t have the time to review all of them!).  Moreover, not every great k-pop song has a music video that’s worth talking about, so some of those might find their heyday here as well.  Hotpots will be posted every now and then, as waves of comebacks and debuts find their way to the stage and battle for my heart.  Of course, any and all songs listed may still get reviewed..just know that if they’re by me they’ll most likely be absolutely glowing.

Without further ado, here are the newest k-pop songs that have made it onto my top favorites k-pop playlist!

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Year in Review: Top 11 Most Underrated Songs of 2012

2012 has been a great year for k-pop.  There were some strong comebacks from old favorites (i.e. ‘Sexy Free and Single‘ and ‘Fantastic Baby‘), and an even stronger amount of hit singles from fresh-faced rookie groups (most notably ‘Warrior‘ and ‘MAMA‘) that are sure to become k-pop classics.  But like always, because of either timing, marketing, or just plain bad luck, some songs will inevitably get lost in the shuffle and won’t receive the recognition they truly deserve.

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Happy Holidays from KPWOP! Our Gift to You: A Collection of Painful K-Pop Christmas Songs Reviewed

If the holidays are as big in South Korea as they are in the United States – which, given my last trip to the mall, I’m not quite sure is possible – then these following songs are sure to be a HIT. The American music industry this year has produced such bizarre duets like Cee-Lo and the Muppets, or John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John reuniting after 30-some years and innumerable rounds of Botox (for both of them). So can South Korea’s holiday cheer live up to such lofty expectations?

To get you in the holiday mood, I have carefully curated (read: I have perused some websites and picked out the only few songs I can recall at this moment) a selection of just-as-carefully crafted holiday music videos from various k-pop artists. What says ‘holiday spirit’ like people wearing Santa hats singing in a language I can’t understand? BASICALLY NOTHING.

Ughhhh so much Christmas!

Ughhhh so much Christmas!

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