With the recent release of W.A.P, and ensuing public controversy, I've noticed a fantastic opportunity to open up a discussion about the type of media we consume, particularly as young women, and how it shapes us throughout our lives.
KPOP music videos of all time. Disclaimer: this ranking is based on the views of the following music videos as of August 31, 2020. By the time you read this, view count and position of the music videos may be different. At the moment I am only including official music videos.
Disclaimer: this list includes the most viewed k-pop music videos of all time as of August 20,2020. It includes the ranking, title of the song, and artist. Little by little I will be including more ranks into the chart. The actions by any of the artist below do not reflect beliefs of SIC. I will also combine views from authorized second party channels that upload the artist videos. I will also be including OSTs (as long as the artist appears in the video. Although maybe further down the line I might add other type of music videos or remove others.
On August 7th of 2020 all social media outlets turned their heads to the release of rapper/songwriter Cardi B’s W.A.P music video, featuring fellow rapper/songwriter Megan Thee Stallion. The abbreviation “W.A.P” stands for “Wet Ass Pussy” ( Heard repeatedly throughout the song, along with other sexual innuendos and incantations ) which has earned it a claim of over the top vulgarity and obscenity. However, following the mass criticism and harsh critiques the true problem within, not just the music industry but society as a whole, reared its ugly face. Sexism, Misogyny, Insecurity, Dependency, Ego, and Masculinity v.s Femininity.
No matter what realm of the Internet you find yourself in, whether it be gaming, funny YouTube videos, or browsing social media, you've heard the term before. ASMR. It's short for autonomous sensory meridian response and consists of a tingling sensation throughout the body, whether it be through the back of your neck or down your spine. For me, personally, it feels like full-body chills and just makes you generally feel, well, good!
Music is a powerful tool that stimulates emotions and intelligence. Music influences people of all ages and backgrounds and plays an enormous part in the lives of almost everyone. So it is no wonder due to the power of music, that artists have used their musical and songwriting talent to bring about awareness to the ongoing racial injustice that lives in America.
Truthfully, I feel that the music that came out of the 2010’s was not only some of the most influential we have ever seen, but also some of the most progressive, especially when it comes to music highlighting the LGBT+ community! As part of this community, I think that if I could only choose one decade of music to listen from, it would have to be this one. But let me dive in a little deeper as to why this is THE best decade of music and why I love it so much!!
For longtime fans of South Korea's cultural juggernaut and often controversial export Kpop (AKA "Hallyu", "gayo" or simply “idol music” to the country's native residents), the summer of 2016 will likely be remembered for two key events. First, the industry's unofficial passing-of-the-celebrity-torch from the genre's elder statesmen and women to its most bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and second, the subsequent treasure trove of rookie girl groups that either began their reign at the top of the charts (Stone Music's I.O.I and JYP Entertainment's Twice) or further extended their runs (SM Entertainment's Red Velvet and Source Music's Gfriend.) And as luck would have it, early August would bestow yet another gift upon the season's unusually lavish mantle when iconic record label YG Entertainment's founder and former chief executive officer Yang Hyun-suk unveiled his latest ensemble BLACKPINK.
Roc Nation, the record label and entertainment company founded by Jay-Z in 2008, which is home to musicians such as J.Cole and Rihanna and athletes includes Kyrie Irving and Skylar Diggins-Smith, has announced a historic collaboration with Long Island University (LIU) to create the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The school, located in Jay-Z's hometown of Brooklyn, will start enrolling students at LIU Brooklyn from Fall 2021.
Neverlands' long-anticipation of South Korean Girl Group (G)I-DLE's another comeback song this year, "DUMDi DUMDi." The music video for the song was released two hours ago in the U.S., and all I can say that the sound is different from any other song they have ever done. (G)I-DLE are amorphous, fierce young women who have proved to the Kpop world that there is nothing that they cannot do.
It's not always easy to be productive, but one thing that is a huge help to me is to play movie soundtracks in the background. I like to put together a list of a variety of moods and paces, with tracks from all kinds of different productions. These are 15 of my top picks of tracks that are great for helping you get through whatever task you have in front of you.
Disclaimer: I have included music videos released with Korean lyrics or made for Korean promotions. Solos, duets, and/or collaborations, or OSTs have been included. Little by little I'll be including more songs and information about the songs.