We may be a blog based in the United States, but music is the universal language and we dabble a little in all the colors of the musical spectrum. While we choose to focus primarily on music sung in English (it’s hard to analyze the lyrics if you don’t speak the language), we also feel that it is up to us to facilitate a little cultural exchange.
With that in mind, allow us to introduce you to some of our favorite artists from Japan, China, and South Korea. Of course, when we name these countries, many of our readers will get images of bright, pop videos with busy EDM sounds and people in animal costumes. You won’t find that here (although it might be in some of these artists discographies if you chose to look them up further; don’t judge them). We will give you a little overview of the artists as well as a place to start searching if you choose to find out more.
To help you along, each page will have two videos. In most cases, one will be our favorite song from the artist and the other will likely be an English language track to make those who have a hard time listening to people sing in foreign tongues more comfortable. Get acquainted; we think you’ll like what you hear.
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I will. One thing I noticed Business Insider does that I appreciate is they have an option to view their slides all as one page for mobile devices.
That is how I first came upon Ayumi — watching InuYasha. I instantly fell in love with “Dearest” that night.
BoA’s “Eat You Up” was permanently in my playlist after I saw her perform it at Madison Square Garden. Boss! 🙂
Big Bang is definitely a favorite, though I lean more towards T.O.P. and Daesung. And then there’s Rain, who has spoiled me for other entertainers since 2006. It’s amazing to me that you choose his 2008 MKMF performance for this post. I’ve always felt that that performance is his absolute best TV stage that he’s ever done, to date (and that’s saying something).
We have a lot in common. I am a proud Cloud and MKMF 2008 showcases why he is The King of Kopp. T.O.P is a lyrical beast and I haven’t stopped playing “Doom Dada” since I first heard it. I was thinking of making this a series and posting some throwback tracks. Your comment makes me lean more towards that.
“T.O.P. is a lyrical beast.” You got that right! 🙂