4:42 pm - 09/13/2019

Flashback Friday

Happy Friday! It’s my birthday weekend and I’ll be putting on my vinyl miniskirt in homage to AOA’s glorious comeback stage on Queendom. I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to recreate Jimin’s whole look, so if you see me come say hi! I’ll be the one dancing the "Heart Attack" choreo under the full moon whilst stuffing my face with bundt cake. Every week I go through the charts for this day in the past and share the top three songs. Then I pick out two more from the top ten as honorable mentions. This week, we’re going back 10 years to the 2nd week of September, 2009.

#3 Dara “Kiss”
The MV is just a long Cass CF lol. The MV stars Dara along with actor Lee Minho, both of them Cass models back in 2009. I remember this being a big deal because this was right after Boys Over Flowers, and he and the show were at the height of popularity. Also, the kissing lol. The song would later be included on 2NE1’s “To Anyone” album.

#2 Kim Tae Woo “Love Rain”
One of my favorite K-Pop songs ever. I will forever sing along to that chorus, and watching the crowd in the stadium, I guess I’m not the only one. Yes, I know the lyrics are on the screen…but still! It’s probably his most popular solo song. I love it so much. Third time posting, so let’s check out a recent performance. Here he is a few months ago at the Dream Concert.

#1 Park Hyo Shin “After Love”
Some of my first K-Pop music video memories are the ballad MVs from the early 2000s, the really long videos that are like little mini K-Dramas. The SG Wannabe style lol. So this music video from Park Hyo Shin is giving me all the feels. This super dramatic 13 minute long video stars Park Si Yeon and Park Yong Ha. Park Si Yeon really looks the same, so pretty.

Honorable Mentions

#8 f(x) “LA chA TA”
Their first single! I think that I remember the choreography the most from this era. Sulli is such a tiny little baby here. And I don’t think Amber can even see through those bangs wtf. Second time posting, so let's see a live performance. Here’s their debut stage, and oh my gosh the fan chants are already so loud! Ahhh I remember those fan chants too. Also, somewhat OT…but oh yes Miss Luna!

#10 Epik High “Wannabe”
Omg I used to be so obsessed with this video lol! I haven’t seen it in a really long time. They look so young! Well, it has been 10 years. It’s a parody of the hit movie “The Host” (memo to myself: it’s been far too long since I’ve rewatched that movie wtf!). This was the lead single of the group’s “e” album, the last release before Tukutz’s enlistment.

sources: 2NE1, The K-POP, Stone Music Entertainment, MBCkpop, map the soul & naver
shalottlady07 14th-Sep-2019 01:27 am (UTC)
Omggggg Wannabe! I totally forgot about that song. Thank you for reminding me, OP!
The mv is hysterical. I saw The Host in theaters when it first came out and I still think it’s a really good mv today after a number of rewatches.
921227 14th-Sep-2019 01:40 am (UTC)
F(x), the memories /tear
I dont remember the fanchants being so loud, but they were a really anticipated debut so it makes sense

They all look so young! And they really were goong hard on Ambers tomboy image during debut, wow
babyjenkski 14th-Sep-2019 01:45 am (UTC)
I like "Love Rain" a lot! It makes me feel happy when I listen to it.
frequency 14th-Sep-2019 01:46 am (UTC)
i heard "wannabe" on shuffle last week and immediately thought about that MV, lmao. also wtf it's 10 years old already?? wild.
belintuchiha 14th-Sep-2019 04:18 am (UTC)
After Love... man that music video, with PHS's best friend :(
I remember watching the making of the video- the place they were in Switzerland was beautiful.
idlewilds3 14th-Sep-2019 07:00 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday Weekend, OP! I hope you have a fabulous time. Thank you for always bringing us quality content and trip down memory lane every Friday.

I hope you’ve all the cakes! 🎂🧁🍰
waves_of_light 16th-Sep-2019 04:48 am (UTC)
Thank you! I had two cakes yay!
dior_chic 14th-Sep-2019 02:25 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!!

I never heard of Love Rain (idk any of the songs by the male artists here) but it sounds quite nice

Edited at 2019-09-14 02:26 pm (UTC)
waves_of_light 16th-Sep-2019 04:49 am (UTC)
Thank you bb!
dantethetaco 15th-Sep-2019 12:28 am (UTC)
Wannabe is still such a fun song. It's now going to be stuck in my head for days. The mv and the continuation to it must be some of my favourite mvs.
daynr 16th-Sep-2019 10:10 pm (UTC)
Kiss! OMG OMG OMG that brought so much pleasure to a really wretched weekend/Monday, thank you OP.

Her ending outfit was far superior to any crap he picked out.
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