4:37 pm - 01/11/2019

Flashback Friday

Quick because I forgot today was Friday. This week went by so fast for me! Every week I go through the charts for this day in the past and post the top three songs. Then I pick out two more from the top ten as honorable mentions. This week, let’s see who was on the charts for the 2nd week of January, 2012. OP doesn’t remember much from this week, 2012 was such an off year for me lol.

#3 Wonder Girls “The DJ Is Mine”

I keep forgetting about this song lol. This song was for their The Wonder Girls movie (which I also forgot about), and is also all in English. The song would later be included in their Wonder Party album, released later in the summer.

#2 Sunny Hill “The Grasshopper Song”
I still don’t remember this era at all. Usually I remember either the MV or live stages, if not both, but this time I got nothing. Which is weird for me because this song did well on the charts.

#1 T-ara “Lovey Dovey”

This is one of the three music videos that they put out for this song. This is the “in Tokyo” version, and shows the group as they work and play in Tokyo (duh OP like the title). They all look so cute!

Honorable Mentions

#5 Dynamic Duo “Without You”
I think that this is their take on K-Dramas/K-Drama type MVs. Very tongue in cheek, the video’s plotline involves two friends that fall in love with the same girl.

#10 MBLAQ “This Is War”
The only song this week that I truly, really remember lol! But I haven’t seen the live stages in forever…so good! This was such a good era for them. And great choreography for this too.

sources: MBCkpop 1 2 3, 1theK, Amoeba Culture, mnet
theweebdream 12th-Jan-2019 12:40 am (UTC)
Omg Sunny Hill!! I loved this era bc their male member (I don’t remember his name :( ) was in the military at the time so they would have a different male singer/rapper do the rapping part every time but the girls were never told in advance IIRC so it was fun to see everyone’s reactions!!
pikapika217 12th-Jan-2019 01:12 am (UTC)
Janghyun. I liked him being part of the stage in a prominent vocal part since he's faded to the back so they could shine more.
horichansenpai 12th-Jan-2019 03:00 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed watching the different male vocalists/rappers (and Miryo and IU too!) covering Janghyun's lines ahah, made it a fun era for me.
pikapika217 12th-Jan-2019 01:14 am (UTC)
Aww, I miss Sunny Hill!

The DJ is mine is cute but the all english version with that now defunct/never made it girl group was better than the one with only them IMO:

you can't do a 'verses' song all by yourself and the other group had decent vocals
horichansenpai 12th-Jan-2019 03:05 am (UTC)
Yeah like kudos to Sunye+Yeeun for providing the decent vocals on WG's behalf, but the girls from the other group really completed the song for me
pikapika217 12th-Jan-2019 03:17 am (UTC)
ugh, being relegated to the choruses? a MESS! I'm STILL PISSED about the part distribution on Be My Baby for this very reason
horichansenpai 12th-Jan-2019 03:21 am (UTC)
Oh yeah ia, like I love Sohee but giving her all those lines for the verses in DJ Is Mine (and BMB to a less extent) was a... choice lolol
I get they were trying to do main vocals = chorus and lesser vocals = verses, but Sohee/Lim were a bit too much of a struggle team to hold it together
pikapika217 12th-Jan-2019 03:28 am (UTC)
me, watching Lim & Sohee struggle their way through the main verses of these songs:

Lim was better/more stable live but Sohee has ALWAYS been a fucking mess in live stages and barely together in the studio so before hand hearing of the distribution I had lots of faith that was just repeatedly dashed. the CHOICES made!!

lizanka23 12th-Jan-2019 03:27 am (UTC)
yubin looked like a total babe in this mv even if the filter is kinda weird
921227 12th-Jan-2019 01:27 am (UTC)
I remember all these songs lol
I loved this era for mblaq & Joon getting 'shot' during their performances. I didnt realize how aggressive this song was tho
modestgoddess79 12th-Jan-2019 01:44 am (UTC)
Mblaq, I miss them so much.
sweet16een 12th-Jan-2019 01:53 am (UTC)
I wonder what happened to Sunny Hill
horichansenpai 12th-Jan-2019 03:03 am (UTC)
Love the Grasshopper Song (and that single in general, I really liked the first B-side and replayed it a lot)

DJ Is Mine is okay but boy all those flashbacks of the WG movie I have rn
lizanka23 12th-Jan-2019 03:26 am (UTC)
wow i never knew that that wg song topped the charts in korea

lovey dovey was such a jam. there were a lot of jams in this year too

i miss sunnyhill. they had the best concepts. they were unique but still managed to chart

Edited at 2019-01-12 03:27 am (UTC)
thomaswilmoore 12th-Jan-2019 05:11 am (UTC)
huh, i remember listening to Dj Is Mine a lot but I don't remember the stages
actually i didn't even know they held stages for that

did they also promote Like Money?

i'm not only getting old, i'm getting forgetful
minho_lover 12th-Jan-2019 06:36 am (UTC)
ooh used to listen to 'dj is mine' all the time! and i watched 'this is war' mv so much, my sis recorded it on vhs (back when we'd record mvs on tapes lol)
froggster 12th-Jan-2019 09:26 am (UTC)
The grashopper song was such a bop. I was sad Janghyun never really returned to the group after the military. He decided to stay behind the scenes, but I liked his little parts in the songs. Gave it some extra flair, also lower notes.
juhli 12th-Jan-2019 01:06 pm (UTC)
Damn, I forgot about The DJ is mine!
aures 12th-Jan-2019 04:52 pm (UTC)
i loved sunny hill's the grasshopper! it was SO fun and i really really really REALLY miss t-ara, i'm forever their fan, i have been with them since debut and i'm still going strong, i hope that now their name stuff is free they can make a comeback this year
anabelstars 13th-Jan-2019 10:05 am (UTC)
OMG I miss MBLAQ so much!!!!
those tight pants though.... yassss
reader17 25th-Jan-2019 01:35 am (UTC)
I MISS MBLAQ! I love them!
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