8:49 pm - 01/21/2013

Has K-Pop "Hit" America? Fuse seems to think so.

pikapika217 22nd-Jan-2013 03:16 am (UTC)
because americans are too spoiled and at large aren't checking for anything either out of their preferred genre or in other languages foreign acts will be longshots more often than not. It would be great if it started a k-wave, but I doubt it.

If anything, it indoctrinated a few newbies into the world of k-music and those who are most interested will stick with it. Everyone has a gateway song (mine was j-pop, 'lonely in gorgeous', before WG & 'So Hot' came along) and 2NE1 or Psy are perfectly nice places to start.
heartsolid 22nd-Jan-2013 03:21 am (UTC)
OMG TommyFebruary6! Lonely in Gorgeous was such a great song~you're taking me back lol. My first J-Pop song was w-inds. "pieces" followed by Ayumi Hamasaki's "appears." My intro to k-pop was big bang's "dirty cash" and battle's "luv u."


....yeah, overshare lol.

secretchord 22nd-Jan-2013 03:58 pm (UTC)
girl, these memories

My first exposure to Jpop was through anime - downloading all of my fav songs on Napster, and then seeing Utada Hikaru "First Love." I dl'd it, and have been a fan of hers ever since. L'arc En Ciel, SMAP (lol), Ayumi, Namie Amuro, Gackt...they all soon followed. I haven't been into the Jpop scene for many years, but I still stan Utada like whoah. She can have all of my money from now to forever.
heartsolid 22nd-Jan-2013 11:12 pm (UTC)
lol right?

omg Napster, you brought it way back. YES!! Utada is flawless! I think "first love" was my first utada song too. "simple and clean," "traveling" "time limit" - you made me p . L'arc En Ciel (HYDE will never not be handsome haha)..Gackt, my goodness. I co-sign all your choices - except for SMAP, I don't think I've ever heard anything by them. Man, the olden days xD. Me either - I pretty much fell out with j-pop after I was introduced to k-pop years ago lol

you're free of flaws 8D
secretchord 23rd-Jan-2013 03:23 am (UTC)
"First Love" was my first Utada song! I still jam to all those old songs pretty frequently. Her earlier stuff was way more R&B, and while I love her newer sounds, those first few albums just cannot quit. "In My Room" is pretty much my go-to chill song.

Don't let my SMAP reference confuse you. I downloaded a lot of their stuff just because I could (Napster...those were the days), but never really got into them. They were too...I dunno, hokey or something. Still had some good songs, though.

But yeah, I couldn't keep up with all the craziness in the Jpop scene. And yet here I am now, stanning for Shinee and Infinite and TVXQ...

quarryman28 22nd-Jan-2013 03:21 am (UTC)
You just gave me all sorts of nostalgic feelings when you brought up "Lonely in Gorgeous". Oh, ParaKiss...
pikapika217 22nd-Jan-2013 03:30 am (UTC)
Parakiss! my HS graduation present to myself was getting the purple covers of the manga on ebay. WEre it not for Parakiss & a anime mag (not Newtype) listing Tommy's 'Everyday at the bus stop' as an odd video I would've never gotten into j-pop and then into k-pop.

Well, maybe not still with it. my cousin was heavy into k boy bands (TVXQ, when it was still 5 members & SUJU) but I stayed in jpop until a random search on tumblr led me to S.E.S. and then more girl groups on a friend's suggestion earlier on this summer.

the rest is history ;3
achan123 22nd-Jan-2013 03:30 am (UTC)

because americans are too spoiled and at large aren't checking for anything either out of their preferred genre or in other languages foreign acts will be longshots more often than not. It would be great if it started a k-wave, but I doubt it.


THIS

Also my kpop gateway was the boys, so in a way that strategy DID work for me. Yay for me being a sucker for awesome visuals and catchy music! :D
koutaishi 22nd-Jan-2013 04:20 pm (UTC)
my kpop gateway was the boys

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achan123 23rd-Jan-2013 02:08 am (UTC)
hey! personally I think its one of SNSD's best songs, but people on OMONA dont seem to agree on that :(
thats ok, just more soshi love I get to keep for myself! :D
jongkeyisreal 22nd-Jan-2013 03:44 am (UTC)
OT lonely in gorgeous is an amazing song /goes to play it rn
krobwell 22nd-Jan-2013 05:20 am (UTC)
lonely in gorgeous was my jam back in the day...
tsuyoi_hikari 22nd-Jan-2013 07:18 am (UTC)
My gateway song for J-Pop is KinKi Kids' 'Ao no Jidai' and I remember clearly playing my vhs video over and over again just to hear it. ♥
pikapika217 22nd-Jan-2013 07:32 am (UTC)
I wasn't thinking about anime! if that's the case, my gateway songs are the original OP & ED songs for Cardcaptor Sakura. my cousin got a tape at a con
tsuyoi_hikari 22nd-Jan-2013 08:03 am (UTC)
haha Cardcaptor Sakura. I remember the time when me and my siblings will watch the anime every weekend. XD
88keyz2nun 22nd-Jan-2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
I agree with everything that you said except for the american's are spoiled...I know more american people who listen to music that isn't created in the U.S. than the ones who actually listen to american music.

but yeah i understand about the gate way to kpop or jpop...mine was...shinhwa...lol
love_keiko 22nd-Jan-2013 08:30 pm (UTC)
OMG OMG OMG! LONELY IN GORGEOUS!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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