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K-Pop Top Ten: Week of October 2, 2016

Not all K-Pop is created equal. Find the Top 10 K-Pop songs from this week’s charts below!

  1. Hard Carry (하드캐리) – GOT7

  2. Russian Roulette – Red Velvet

  3. Only One (내가 설렐 수 있게) – Apink

  4. The Eye (태풍) – Infinite

  5. Secret (비밀이야 ) – Cosmic Girls

  6. Doo Doom Chit – Crayon Pop

  7. Promise (I’ll Be) – 2PM

  8. Mr. Potter (미스터포터) – Dia

  9. Bobby Doll (바비돌) – Song Ji Eun

  10. Fri. Sat. Sun. (금토일) – Dal Shabet

What do you think of this week’s Top 10 K-Pop songs? Comment below!

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K-Pop Top Ten: Week of September 25, 2016

Not all K-Pop is created equal. Find the Top 10 K-Pop songs from this week’s charts below!

  1. The Eye (태풍) – Infinite

  2. Russian Roulette – Red Velvet

  3. Galaxy (우주를 줄게) – Bolbbalgan4

  4. Holup! (꽐라) – Bobby

  5. Hit Me (빨리 전화해) – MOBB ft. Kush

  6. Body (몸) – Mino

  7. Promise (I’ll Be) – 2PM

  8. Secret (비밀이야 ) – Cosmic Girls

  9. Mr. Potter (미스터포터) – Dia

  10. Chewing Gum – NCT Dream

What do you think of this week’s Top 10 K-Pop songs? Comment below!

K-Pop Top Ten: Week of September 18, 2016

Not all K-Pop is created equal. Find the Top 10 K-Pop songs from this week’s charts below!

  1. Russian Roulette – Red Velvet

  2. Holup! (꽐라) – Bobby

  3. Promise (I’ll Be) – 2PM

  4. Body (몸) – Mino

  5. Hit Me (빨리 전화해) – MOBB ft. Kush

  6. Galaxy (우주를 줄게) – Bolbbalgan4

  7. Carnival (The Last Day) – Gain

  8. Secret (비밀이야 ) – Cosmic Girls

  9. Mr. Potter (미스터포터) – Dia

  10. Chewing Gum – NCT Dream

What do you think of this week’s Top 10 K-Pop songs? Comment below!

K-Pop Top 10: Week of July 19, 2015

  1. Bad – INFINITE

  2. PARTY – Girl’s Generation

  3. Remember (리멤버) – Apink

  4. Ring My Bell (링마벨) – Girl’s Day

  5. Just Right (딱 좋아) – GOT7

  6. Sober – Big Bang

  7. Devil – Super Junior

  8. Um Oh Ah Yeh (음오아예) – MAMAMOO

  9. It’s Okay (괜찮아요) – BTOB

  10. Choco Chip Cookies – Gu Hara ft. Giriboy

K-Pop Top 10: Week of July 5, 2015

  1. Sober – Big Bang

  2. Shake It – Sistar

  3. Heart Attack (심쿵해) – AOA

  4. It’s Okay (괜찮아요) – BTOB

  5. Um Oh Ah Yeh (음오아예) – MAMAMOO

  6. Shouldn’t Have… (이럴거면 그러지말지) – Baek A Yeon ft. Young K

  7. Dope (쩔어) – BTS

  8. Ah-Ah (아침부터 아침까지) – Teen Top

  9. Hurt Locker (다쳐) – 9Muses

  10. Cool Night (쿨밤) – Sleepy, Song Jieun

K-Pop Top 10: Week of June 28, 2015

  1. Shake It – Sistar

  2. Heart Attack (심쿵해) – AOA

  3. Bang Bang Bang (뱅뱅뱅) – Big Bang

  4. Ah-Ah (아침부터 아침까지) – Teen Top

  5. Um Oh Ah Yeh (음오아예) – MAMAMOO

  6. Shouldn’t Have… (이럴거면 그러지말지) – Baek A Yeon ft. Young K

  7. Love Me Right – EXO

  8. My House (우리집) – 2PM

  9. Dope (쩔어) – BTS

  10. Cool Night (쿨밤) – Sleepy, Song Jieun

K-Pop Top 10: Week of June 15, 2015

  1. Bang Bang Bang (뱅뱅뱅) – Big Bang

  2. Shouldn’t Have… (이럴거면 그러지말지) – Baek A Yeon ft. Young K

  3. My House (우리집) – 2PM

  4. Love Me Right – EXO

  5. And Goodbye (그리고 안녕) – Lee Seung Gi

  6. Cool Night (쿨밤) – Sleepy, Song Jieun

  7. Lie (거짓말) – Seo In Young ft. Kanto of Troy

  8. With You (너랑) – Hong Dae Kwang

  9. It’s Summer (여름이잖아요) – 2BIC

  10. Stay With Me – Kim Feel

Video: Evolution of K-Pop

Twenty years of K-Pop in eight minutes! Students from Wheaton College in Illinois put together this epic video, giving non-Korean students a taste of K-Pop from 1994-2014:

What have been your K-Pop favorites over the years?

K-Pop 101: Agencies

Who manages and essentially creates the K-pop sensations we know and love/hate? In K-Pop 101, we like to keep things simple, so we’ll begin with the three biggest agencies in the K-pop world, often referred to as the “Big Three”.

  1. S.M. Entertainment

    Source: dramafever.com

    Source: dramafever.com

    Founded in 1995 by Lee Soo-man, S.M. functions as not only a record label, but also a talent agency, travel agency, film production company, music production company, event management/concert production firm, and music publishing house.

    It’s current roster includes  Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, TVXQ, SHINee, f(x), EXO, and solo artist BoA.

  2. YG Entertainment

    Source: koogle.tv

    Source: koogle.tv

    YG was founded by Yang Hyun-suk in 1996 and operates as a record label, talent agency, clothing line, cosmetics firm, event management/concert production company, music production company, and music publishing house.

    YG boasts artists such as Big Bang, 2NE1, Psy, Masta Wu, Lee Hi, Akdong Musician, iKON, and Winner.

  3. JYP Entertainment

    Source: kpopstarz.com

    Source: kpopstarz.com

    Park Jin-young, a.k.a. JYP, founded JYP Entertainment in 1997 and functions as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management/concert production company as well as a music publishing house.

    JYP is home to artists including Wonder Girls, 2AM, 2PM, miss A, and Got7.

Do you have a favorite from the Big Three? We know our bias, but won’t tell. What’s yours?