November-December 2008 General Ideas
Along with my month-to-month Ok-pop round-up, I’ve taken a take a look at my favourite three singles from every month since 2009 and factored them into my final Bias Record scorecard, which might be discovered right here.
The issue is, previous to 2009 it turns into tougher to seek out dependable sources for Ok-pop launch dates. I’m going to do one of the best I can with the knowledge I’ve, however sometimes I could place a tune a month early or late (it turns into much more complicated once you consider separate launch dates for mv and album!). And since Ok-pop releases have been far much less prolific fifteen years in the past than they’re right now, I’ve determined to characteristic two months every week. That offers me extra music to select from and ensures I’m not spotlighting songs I dislike just because there’s nothing else that got here out throughout that interval!
As is commonly the case, 2008 in Ok-pop closed with a comparatively sparse variety of new releases. TVXQ have been nonetheless milking their Mirotic album (as they need to!) with glorious follow-up single Incorrect Quantity and ballad Image Of You. Bigbang returned with Sundown Glow, which is first rate however suffers from following on the heels of the long-lasting Haru Haru.
We had a little bit of Sweetune as effectively, with Kara providing a jolt of vitality within the type of Fairly Woman. They nonetheless hadn’t fulfilled the superior potential we’d see within the coming years, however the primary elements have been all current. If nothing else, the tune deserves immortal reward for the long-lasting “In case you wanna fairly, each wanna fairly” lyric. I miss the times that Ok-pop simply threw random phrases collectively. Go forward and switch an adjective right into a verb, Kara!!
SS501 unveiled their first sub-unit with the tremendous catchy (and confusingly titled) U R Man. That refrain has undoubtedly endured through the years. Son Dam Bi dropped an opera-infused membership banger with Change the World, which is extra of a manufacturing showcase than a full-fledged pop tune. However, it’s completely enjoyable and in contrast to the rest we hear in Ok-pop. I’d most likely put it in fourth place for this era.
Lastly, we had a pair nice hip-hop tracks. Eun Jiwon (chief of 1st-gen group Sechs Kies) delivered with the catchy Harmful and Son Dam Bi popped up once more as a visitor on Mighty Mouth’s Household.
In case you’re taken with what occurs subsequent within the story of Ok-pop, ensure that to take a look at January 2009 and onward!
Bigbang – Sundown Glow (video)
Eun Jiwon – Harmful (video)
Mighty Mouth – Household (ft. Son Dam Bi) (video)
Son Dam Bi – Change The World (video)
TVXQ – Image Of You (evaluate)
TOP THREE SONGS
3. TVXQ – Incorrect Quantity
2. SS501 – U R Man
1. Kara – Fairly Woman
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