If you embrace the “sexy” concept (which AOA have done with great gusto) you are always going to be sailing close to the wind The likes of Dal Shabet have found themselves in almost constant censorship hot water – the “Be Ambitious” skirt tear-off move was banned in 2013 the “B.B.B.” faux “rubbing” [coughs] sequence was forbidden in 2014 and the latest effort “Joker” is in a spot of bother with broadcasters KBS who are unhappy with the ’s wordplay even before the have debuted the song on TV Some people just can’t catch a break But AOA’s “Miniskirt” was the “sexy” routine that unfailingly got pulses racing for all sorts of reasons. As featured in Wonder s’ “Tell Me” 7/12/2017 by Tamar Herman Though they’ve been around for years and members have pursued their own careers on the side -- some act some are solo artists -- s’ Generation aren’t showing any signs of slowing down: The is planning to drop a special album in August to commemorate their 10th anniversary. We hadn’t seen moves like that since the. The “Shuffle ” As featured in T-ara’s “Lovely Dovey” As featured in A Pink’s “No. The K-pop world is jam-packed with all-singing all-dancing s And although attracting attention is not too difficult retaining it can be a real challenge But every now and then an act develops a piece of choreography that really stands out and has the power to live on in the memory See Also: 3 Things To Get Excited For In The Second Half Of "What's Wrong With Secretary Kim" One of the most resilient s in the industry before their break-up at the beginning of this year Wonder s dominated South Korea with their modernized retropop sound Hits like “Tell Me” and “Nobody” were some of K-pop’s first-ever viral successes and following a failed attempt at breaking into the U.S market and some lineup changes the ’s band-oriented Reboot in 2015 is one of the most impactful and successful rebrandings K-pop has ever seen It resulted in late-in-career greats with the synthpop slow burn “I Feel You” and the psychedelic “Why So Lonely” enabling Wonder s to end things on an extremely positive note.2 2NE1 1 s’ GenerationGoing strong 10 years into their career s’ Generation are undisputed K-pop royalty Formerly a nine-member the eight women of s’ Generation are well into their 20s but still charm South Korea regularly with their tightly produced pop songs and vibrant femininity.
Having already proven that they had skills with the debut song “Bad Good ” miss A’s sophomore release was a K.O blow in the stakes Hardcore K-pop fans will be aware of the fact that miss A’s boss Park Jin Young of JYP Entertainment was himself responsible for one of the most famous routines in K-pop,“Honey” So it should come as no surprise to learn that the members of JYP’s flagship are every bit as handy on the floor as their mentor The “Breathe” choreography leaves you gasping for right from the get-go but this quirky shoulder shuffle always gives me a bout of the giggles. F(X)’S effervescent brand of electronica and synthpop is both innovative and extremely accessible to non-K-pop fans with albums like Pink Tape Red Light and 4 Walls setting this quartet (formerly a fivesome) firmly apart from any other K-pop has seen this decade Unlike many Korean acts f(x) has focused on full-length albums rather than EPs and filled them with decadent pop tracks.6 Kara
I will admit that I was always somewhat skeptical about s’ Generation’s abilities as a pure act I mean the music is always on point and visually it is hard to argue with what the s bring to the table But as is the case with just about any with a large number of members the stage often seems too crowded I had to throw that opinion into the trash after “I Got a Boy” dropped though A great use of space some epic hair flicks (if you are fan of that kind of thing) and flowing movement you can hardly fault much about this release However the surprise head-banging sequence is as fun as it is unexpected. Speaking of EXID as we were earlier this track was the “Up and Down” of its day and instantly flung Brown Eyed s from life as a talented but geeky-looking fringe act into established sexbomb divas that continue to captivate fans to this day The video was risqué at the time and has lost none of its edge despite the fact that it is already half a decade old But the arms-folded hip-swaying was what really caught the public imagination and Korean TV was full of people doing often-horrendous copies of this move for months after the song dropped It is still the benchmark for all wannabe K-pop hip-swayers out there and goodness knows there are a lot. 9 ApinkSaccharine and lighthearted this has played it straight since 2011 and seen immense success because of it While the Korean music industry saw a surge of more dominating -power-focused female acts in the early 2010s when Apink was starting out the act stood out for their breezy pop tracks and innocent style Though their international presence is less than that of some other acts on this list Apink remains one of South Korea’s most popular s and has had a softening influence on many newer K-pop s with younger acts (Lovelyz Gfriend April etc.) veering toward lighthearted ishness. Living up to their name Taeyeon Tiffany Sooyoung Seohyun YoonA Yuri Hyoyeon Sunny and former member Jessica Jung shaped a generation of K-pop s when the bubbly “Gee” became Korea’s undisputed hit of 2009 Since then the s have stayed true to their classic sound coming up with ebullient hook-driven singles (“Hoot,” “Oh,” “Party,” etc.) and redirecting K-pop’s sonic styling with hits like their slinky “Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)” and the legendary genre-blending whirlwind that is “I Got a Boy.” More recently they’ve tried out a few more dramatic sounds like EDM on “Catch Me If You Can” and bold brass on “You Think” but still maintained the refreshing attitude that made them Korea’s reigning pop queens.