One of the hottest girl bands in K-Pop at the moment, 2NE1, made a comeback on Inkigayo today! Performing two of their new songs, Ugly and Hate You they set the stage alight! It’s nice to see the girls on a stage again (after YG Entertainment focusing on global online peformances). Gives me something to blog about!
I really like these songs, for me they are a natural prgoression of the strong 2NE1 sound that the girls have really made their own! Check out the performances below:
Ugly is really a beautiful song too and I love the slight nod to Beyonce’s Run The World =] 2NE1 hwaiting!
2NE1 recently made their comeback with I AM THE BEST! A catchy new beat driven song that is completely different from Lonely. I loved Lonely, I thought it was a very different kind of song to the K-Pop norm. However, they’re back with a zesty new hit! What do you think? Do you think they will get chart crowns with I AM THE BEST? I think if they promote it for long enough they will – I know someone people were disappointed that they did not perform Lonely on many music stages so hopefully 2NE1 fans will have some more performances to look forward to!
So, I’ve not actually started my new exercise regime just yet but it’s definitely in the pipeline. I was meant to start last week but I caught a virus and was at home resting for two days. It was not pretty. Since then, I’ve not really had the time to start but I did wear my new trainers for the first time on Saturday – they gave me a blister! I was not impressed! These teething problems are to be expected though.
I’m approaching this exercise stuff from an easy going point of view – I want to do it for fun, not as a complete lifestyle change. I like carbs far too much to give them up (especially cake, I can’t imagine a life without cake; sometimes I’ll just have cake for dinner). Part of my relaxed approach is to have a fun workout playlist to listen to. I spent some time the other day creating what I think will be the perfect playlist – and it’s all K-pop songs! Hurrah!
K-pop Workout Playlist:
1. SNSD – Run Devil Run*
2. T-ara – I Go Crazy Because of You
3. Park Bom – You and I
4. Chae Yeon – Shake
5. SNSD – Girls’ Generation
6. T-ara – Bo Peep Bo Peep
7. Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears (Korean Version)
8. Sandara – Kiss
9. SNSD – Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
10. IVY – Touch Me
11. T-ara & Supernova – TTL Listen 2
12. SNSD – Gee
* = power song
I think it’s a pretty good playlist for working out. It’s got a lot of fast paced songs with lots of thumping, hard beats to really encourage you to push that bit further! A couple of songs are a bit slower, but they have really strong choruses. Like Park Bom’s You & I is a slower, mid-tempo ballad but all the emotion is going to spurn me on! The power song, SNSD’s Run Devil Run, is the song I’m going to listen to to give me a bit of a boost! At the moment it’s first to place but we’ll see how it goes.
Hopefully I’ll get to go on a run soon and this playlist will help me concentrate and focus. Jia you!
I know I’ve not actually posted this post yet but I have gone on a run! I’ve gone on two with varying degrees of success. I’m not try to run too hard and stress myself out or injure myself so when I run I take a lot of breaks and walk a lot too. The first one I ran with my friend who runs often and is very health conscious and he gave me lots of tips. The second run was hampered by my agonising hay fever which meant I couldn’t breathe properly and everyone knows breathing properly is crucial when doing exercise. However, the playlist worked really well! I did have to chuckle to myself though – Run Devil Run whilst running? The irony is not lost on me. I’ve not yet had a chance to run again but I might try to go tonight! Jia you! Cheer me on ;_; It’s far too much hardwork!
Proving to be the hottest issue from Korea at the moment (with his latest release charting internationally on iTunes R&B charts), Taeyang is hotting up your television screens and monitors once more with a new MV for his song, I Need a Girl. It features Sandara Park from 2NE1! I <3 Dara, she's so pretty! She doesn't have the smoothest of moves… but she does look adorable in this video!
In a surprise for everyone, 2NE1 are back with a new song, Don’t Try To Copy Me. I don’t know, I go away for a few days and people are back with hit new songs! I gotta check up on my stuffs more often ^_^ Check out their new song~
Hrm… 2NE1 are not my favourite band. I don’t think I quite get their concept. I mean, I do like I don’t care but their other songs are a bit too street for me if you get me. Regardless, CL & Minzy are pretty cute and give a good performance of their song. Still <3 Park Bunny Bom more though~
Park Bom’s You & I is definitely my favourite solo single to come out of chez 2NE1. It’s a really great song that highlight’s Bunny Bom’s pretty awesome vocals and her sincerity. The lyrics are so sweet and the MV was also really sweet (tear ;_;); you’d get toothache from it! It’s surprising though, cause Park Bom also seems to be the most shy on stage, despite being the lead vocalist. So I’m proud of her to rock it like she does.
I have to say that although out of all of the solo singles released by the 2NE1 girls this is my least favourite, CL and Minzy both give a great solo performance and really know how to bring energy to the stage. check out the performance, it’s pretty cool.
The girls of 2NE1 also performed their individual projects as well which was really great to see ^_^
2NE1 were definitely the darlings of the night as they won loads of awards. I’m not the biggest fan of 2NE1 but I do like some of their songs. I just prefer the style of other bands. But, I have come to appreciate how hard the girls work and that they are really talented. I don’t care is my favourite song of theirs though and I really enjoyed this performance.