music video: fantastic baby

anonymous asked:

Hi! As someone wishing to expand their musical horizons, I was wondering if you could recommend some Kpop artists/groups you think are good? I'm just getting into Kpop and there are so many awesome artists I have no clue where to start!

OKAY let’s get this started as I drag you into kpop hell.

Fantastic groups, I’ll break them down into boy bands and girl band just to make it easy.

Boy Bands: (and done in no particular order)

  • EXO (THIS IS MY FAVORITE GROUP EVER)
  • Bigbang
  • SHINee
  • BTS
  • Super Junior
  • NCT-127 (they are super new but not too bad)

Girl Bands: (and done in no particular order)

  • Girls Generation (My intro group to kpop)
  • Red Velvet
  • F(x) (they might be breaking up, not sure)
  • 2NE1 (no longer a group so no new content)
  • Twice
  • Blackpink (they are new but not too bad either some say they are the new 2NE1.)

So songs to try out from each of these groups: I’m going to pick my favorites and good gateway songs to them.

  • EXO: Wolf, Growl, Playboy, Monster, and Heart-attack. (Now with EXO there is a M and K for the older songs, as they use to sing both songs in Korean and Mandarin. Newer stuff is only in Korean as the majority of the Chinese members left except for precious baby Unicorn-Lay. Check out the members that left, Kris, Luhan and Z.Tao all very good I miss them. I LOVE CHANYEOL only living human that I would kiss and marry.)
  • Bigbang: Bae Bae, Fantastic Baby, Bang-Bang-Bang, Zutter (the music video IS FREAKY), Good Boy and Last Dance. (Bigbang has been around for a very long time they are almost the oldest boy band around in the kpop world they all sing solo as well so listen to T.O.P and G-Dragon too!!)
  • SHINee: Lucifer, Dream Girl and RingDingDong (this song will be stuck in your head for hours and giggling at the name) (also check out Taemin and Jonghyun’s stuff)
  • BTS: Dope, No, Run, Not Today, and War on the Hormones.  (Their music videos are always so awesome!)
  • Super Junior: (they are not my top favorite but they have been around forever and a day) Sorry Sorry Sorry and Mamacitia are my favorites from them. (They are also broken into Mandarin and Korean sub groups, listen to Zhoumi and Henry)
  • NCT-127: Firetruck, Cherry Bomb, and Limitless. (They are new and I just recently started listening to them. Mark and Ten are cute.)

Girl Groups:

  • Girls Generation: I got a boy, Gee, Genie, Mr. Mr., Dancing Queen and Lionheart. (They are bubble-gum music for sure it’s peppy and happy all day, cutesy and fluffy.)
  • Red Velvet: Dumb Dumb, Ice Cream, Rookie and Russian Roulette
  • F(x) Red Light District, Pretty Girl (Check out Amber’s music she is aswesome!)
  • 2NE1: Fire, Hate You, Come Back Home, Goodbye and Crush. (Check out CL’s stuff, seriously want to marry her.)
  • Twice: I just started listening to them: Knock-Knock, Cheer Up, and T.T (Momo is so freaking cute)
  • Blackpink: I only know a few songs as I only just decided to give them a second chance. Whistle and Boombayah

So I hope that helps some!!

VIPS. BIGBANG. IMPORTANT.

VIPS

IMPORTANT

So we all know that this year is BIGBANG’s 10 years anniversary, they make us all happy with their music, they even made a movie. So what can we do for them? My idea is that we always are trying to have more views on certain music videos. But I’m thinking LET’S GO BIG this time. BIGBANG. Fantastic Baby. 1 billion views. Yes, that’s right. I know we can do this. Please, continue reading. This goal isn’t for tomorrow, not even for this month. We should reach this goal in this year. This year roughly has 182 days left. If every VIP will listen to “Fantastic Baby” for 2 hours straight in a day (that will be 30 views), then by the end of the year we will certainly have over billion views. To be more specific (I like math) if 150000 people every day will listen at least 2 hours to “Fantastic Baby” then after 170 days we will have billion views on that video. BUT we need everyone, not just 150000 people. We need all of you, VIPS. I think that this would be a pretty nice gesture for the 10 years they made us happy, for 10 years of work they put in every song, for 10 fantastic years. Please. VIPS. FIGHTING.

Spread this message as much as you can. Let every VIP know this.

WE CAN DO THIS.

P.s. also you can use auto refresh so that it would be easier.

P.p.s. if you can please view the video more than 30 times (2 hours), this way we will achieve our goal faster.

The Signs As Kpop Music Videos

Aries - Big Bang “Fantastic Baby”

Taurus - CL “The Baddest Female”

Gemini - AOA “Like A Cat”

Cancer - Wheesung “Night And Day”

Leo - SNSD “The Boys”

Virgo - Big Bang “Loser”

Libra - Jay Park “Mommae”

Scorpio - B2ST “Good Luck”

Sagittarius - Shinee “View”

Capricorn - EXO “Call Me Baby”

Aquarius - 2NE1 “Come Back Home”

Pisces - A-Pink “My My”

Daesung

I’m sure you all know at this point that Big Bang is my all time favorite group. You may or may not know that Daesung is my favorite member of Big Bang. 

Daesung is the one on the far right. He is not one of the more popular members (G-Dragon, TOP, and Taeyang all have explosive popularity), but in addition to promoting as Big Bang Daesung has also had a very successful solo singing career (in Japan), acted in a drama, acted in a musical, been an official MC to multiple events, and been a fixed member on more than one variety show. Seems like he would be pretty well respected, right?

Wrong.

Every single time I’ve told a Korean that my favorite Big Bang member is Daesung I’ve been met with the same reaction. It always starts with a genuine laugh like I just told a hilarious joke. Once the person collects themselves, they demand to know why I love him. Of course I explain why I love him, and the reasons are never accepted. 

Why do Koreans not understand the appeal of Daesung? Why do they find it so outrageous that I would love him so much? It makes me angry each and every time. I cannot accept this injustice to Daesung any longer and I need to share this outstanding human being with the world! 

His smile is infectious.

He can dance.

When he’s performing he’s always happy. When I saw him during the Alive tour I was so impressed by his natural charisma onstage as well as his love of the fans. He looked into my eyes multiple times, waved to me specifically, and sang a line while looking into my eyes.

He loves food and is always so excited to try new food.

He’s handsome….

and he’s cute!

He loves to laugh.

His hair game is strong.

TOP claims he hates physical contact with anyone, yet he can’t seem to keep his hands off Daesung.

One of Daesung’s closest friends is another flawless human being, Yoo Jae Suk. The two of them became close while appearing on Family Outing together. They were known as “Dumb and Dumber” because of how clueless they were whenever they were together.

The above clip also showcases Daesung’s sense of humor.

He showed off his “fantastic body” in the “Fantastic Baby” music video.

His voice is kind of amazing. This is his most recent music video for the song “Shut Up”. It’s in Japanese because for the past year Daesung has been focusing on his solo career there. I always wondered why he never got solo promotions in Korea, but I understand now. It’s because the people here seriously don’t care about him. As much as I want him to release music here, I don’t think it’s ever going to happen. 

Thank you Japanese fans for appreciating Daesung the way he deserves to be and allowing us to be blessed with Daesung solo music!

And if you can’t be bothered to spend some time to listen to how incredible his voice is, maybe these tears shed by Japanese fans after being blessed by hearing his voice in person will convince you.

If you were (or are now after reading this post) a fan of Daesung, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

And if after all of this you still don’t understand the appeal of Daesung, well…you crazy!

my bigbang concert experience

i’ve been to the made final in seoul on march 6th, 2016 (yes that’s already a long time ago but i’m lazy and so many people asked me about the concert, so here we go!)

getting the tickets

getting our concert tickets was so damn hard. during the time they were sold, i was still in korea and asked my korean friends to try getting them for me. yg sold them at auction, a website you could only use if you have a korean address, a korean bank account and a korean phone number. which totally sucks, thanks to yg at this point. as you can imagine, none of my friends could get any tickets cause literally EVERYONE tried to get them. there were 3 concerts in total and all of the tickets were sold out after 10 MINUTES. i heard about people selling tickets online on websites like twitter, but i saw so many complaints about fake tickets, so i didn’t even try it there. i was quite desperate after a while so i asked on tumblr if anyone could help me getting tickets and one of my followers recommended me a virtual korean concierge service called ask ajumma. you can message them on facebook and they get you anything you want - as long as you are residing in korea. at first i was quite suspicious but everything worked really well. i paid a lot more than for the tickets sold at auction, but that’s simply cause people buy a lot of tickets and sell them for much more money. i got seats on the 2nd floor directly in front of the stage. i can’t complain cause to me, any bigbang concert tickets is a good ticket haha


day 1

i only got tickets for the 3rd day but still, me and my friend went to the olypmic gymnastics hall, which was the concert venue, at 11pm. even though the concert started at 6pm, there were already so many vips, some of them even dressed up as cosplayers! there were banners and flags with the members faces literally everywhere, so it already got very exciting for us. we started queuing up for the merchandise and after 2 hours in the sun, we finally bought all the stuff we wanted! next to the tent with merch there was even a truck from yq republique where you could buy food and several other tents with stuff in it. also, there were speakers everywhere so you could listen to bigbang’s songs. after a while, nobody cared anymore about that music, cause you could hear that the boys started rehearsing. that was the first time i heard their voices and it was soooooo damn exciting! i remember them rehearsing lies and my heaven several times. also, the member’s individual fan pages were giving away some stuff for free - photo cards, banners and fan signs!


day 2

unlike day 1, the weather on day 2 was terrible. it was raining all the time, but still there were so many vips! my friend and me also went to the venue on that day cause we didn’t get the made photobook on the first day. so we went back, got our books and left quickly



day 3 - CONCERT DAY!

okay, this was by far the most emotional day ever. all dressed up in bigbang merch, we went to the last concert day - our concert day. i have never been more excited in my entire life. we saw some staff members filming and interviewing fans - for the dvd and the made movie. they filmed us several times and now i’m afraid that i’ll end up on dvd haha. before going in, we got those signs which we were holding up during bae bae saying big bang is my everything in korean. when all of the fans were in the concert hall, shit got crazy. they started repeating all of their most popular music videos and everyone freaked out and started singing along. then, the last music video came on - fantastic baby. the crowd absolutely LOST THEIR SHIT. the vips were singing along so loudly that they had to use the actual speakers for the actual concert with bass boosting and everything! only thinking back about this part gives me goosebumps. the crowd was totally pumped up and suddenly, the made trailer with the super long bang bang bang intro started playing. shit was about to go down. the stage opened, they guys appeared and taeyang screamed HANGUK, ARE YOU READY? at us. and damn, i was so fucking ready for this. listening to them opening their concert also still gives me chills. the concert itself was amazing. their voices are so much better in real life (and also, they look so good irl lol)! my favouite solo stages were strong baby - cause DAMN, seungri knows how to get the crowd pumped up! - and fucking doom dada. that one killed me. i might be a bit biased, but top doing the runway thing in front of your own eyes and then totally freaking out after MASS MEDIA is simply amazing. after every solo song, the crowd was screaming the member’s name for a minute straight. even during daesung’s entire drum solo during sober, every person in the hall was screaming KANG DAESUNG from the top of their lungs. it was simply awesome. the vips were all screaming the same fan chants, the same parts of the song and also started singing my heaven all at once. you’re just part of that one big group, no matter if you’re korean, chinese, american, german or whatsoever! the guys did some talks and starting tearing up at some point, but everything was fine again once they got their cake lol. Again, we were all holding up fansigns and the paper saying big bang is my everything. they ended the concert with we like 2 party with confetti and doing some fan services. then, they left the stage and let’s not fall in love started playing.


send-off

we thought we’d never get to see the guys again, but then i saw a group of chinese girls running around the concert hall and got curious, so we ended up following them. there were some fences and a lot of black cars standing there, so we waited with a bunch of fans. suddenly, we saw psy, dara and yg leaving the concert venue! we waited quite a lot and were about to leave, when also the guys were leaving the concert hall. daesung was the first one to get out. he was wearing his black and yellow coat and looked sooo good! he was smiling happily and waved. seungri was the second and he was also waving at us before getting into his car, same goes for taeyang. when gd came out, he was holding a huge inflatable light stick and came reeeeeeeally close to the waiting fans, and by close i mean “a few cm” close! it took top a while to get out, but when he did i kind of died. when you see him on pictures he’s always really good-looking. but when you see him in real life, smiling and waving at you - i swear, that dude is sex on legs. excuse my choice of words, but he’s so much more handsome than you can ever imagine. it’s just … stunning. then they were all gone, we were completely done and this is how the best day of my life ended!

sorry for this really long post, i hope that maybe some of you have read this!

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‘The Best of Big Bang 2006-2014’ Japanese Release

Release Date: November 26

Versions:
1) 3 CD + 2 DVD – ¥6,480

2) 3 CD – ¥3,780

Track List:

CD Disc 1
01 My Heaven
02 Gara Gara Go!!
03 Baby Baby -Japanese Version-
04 Always -Japanese Version-
05 Let Me Hear Your Voice
06 Tell Me Goodbye
07 Beautiful Hangover
08 Hands Up
09 Tonight
10 Ms. Liar
11 Haru Haru -Japanese Version-
12 Fantastic Baby
13 Blue
14 Feeling
15 Bad Boy
16 Ego
17 Monster

CD DISC 2
01 Oh Yeah Feat. Bom (From 2NE1) / GD&TOP
02 High High / Gd&Top
03 That XX / G-Dragon
04 Crooked / G-Dragon
05 Who You? / G-Dragon
06 Turn It Up / T.O.P
07 Doom Dada / T.O.P
08 Eyes, Nose, Lips / Sol
09 Ringa Linga / Sol
10 1AM/ Sol
11 Wings / D-Lite
12 Rainy Rainy / D-Lite
13 Shut Up / D-Lite
14 What Can I Do / V.I
15 Gotta Talk To U / V.I
16 Strong Baby / V.I

CD Disc 3
01 We Belong Together
02 A Fool Of Tears
03 V.I.P
04 Bigbang
05 La-La-La
06 She Can’t Get Enough
07 Dirty Cash
08 Shake It
09 Lies
10 Always
11 Last Farewell
12 Crazy Dog
13 Lady
14 Number 1
15 Sunset Glow
16 Hallelujah
17 Lollipop

DVD Disc 1
・ My Heaven -Music Video-
・ Gara Gara Go!! -Music Video-
・ Let Me Hear Your Voice -Music Video-
・ Tell Me Goodbye -Music Video-
・ Beautiful Hangover -Music Video-
・ Tonight -Music Video-
・ Fantastic Baby -Music Video-
・ Blue -Music Video-
・ Bad Boy -Music Video-
・ Monster -Music Video-
・ Oh Yeah Feat. Bom (From 2NE1) -Music Video- / Gd&Top
・ Crooked -Music Video- / G-Dragon
・ Who You? -Music Video- / G-Dragon
・ Turn It Up-Music Video- / T.O.P
・ Doom Dada -Music Video- / T.O.P
・ Ringa Linga -Music Video- / Sol
・ 1AM -Music Video- / Sol
・ Wings -Music Video- / D-Lite
・ Shut Up -Music Video- / D-Lite
・ Gotta Talk To U -Music Video- / V.I
・ Strong Baby -Music Video- / V.I
・ We Belong Together-Music Video-
・ A Fool Of Tears-Music Video-
・ La-La-La -Music Video-
・ Dirty Cash -Music Video-
・ Lies -Music Video-
・ Always -Music Video-
・ Last Farewell -Music Video-
・ Haru Haru -Music Video-
・ Number 1 -Music Video-
・ Sunset Glow -Music Video-
・ Lollipop -Music Video-

DVD Disc 2
・A-Nation Stadium Fes. 2014 ー Stage Movie
Tonight
Hands Up
Fantastic Baby
Feeling
Gara Gara Go!!
Haruharu -Japanese Version-
Bad Boy
Let Me Hear Your Voice
My Heaven
Fantastic Baby (Encore)

(source: YGEX)

VIPS IMPORTANT

So we all know that this year is BIGBANG’s 10 years anniversary, they make us all happy with their music, they even made a movie. So what can we do for them? My idea is that we always are trying to have more views on certain music videos. But I’m thinking LET’S GO BIG this time. BIGBANG. Fantastic Baby. 1 billion views. Yes, that’s right. I know we can do this. Please, continue reading. This goal isn’t for tomorrow, not even for this month. We should reach this goal in this year. This year roughly has 182 days left. If every VIP will listen to “Fantastic Baby” for 2 hours straight in a day (that will be 30 views), then by the end of the year we will certainly have over billion views. To be more specific (I like math) if 150000 people every day will listen at least 2 hours to “Fantastic Baby” then after 170 days we will have billion views on that video. BUT we need everyone, not just 150000 people. We need all of you, VIPS. I think that this would be a pretty nice gesture for the 10 years they made us happy, for 10 years of work they put in every song, for 10 fantastic years. Please. VIPS. FIGHTING. Spread this message as much as you can. Let every VIP know this. WE CAN DO THIS. P.s. also you can use auto refresh so that it would be easier. P.p.s. if you can please view the video more than 30 times (2 hours), this way we will achieve our goal faster. by: @flawinamiracle

Happy Birthday, Kwon Jiyong ♥

I’m sitting here trying to think of how to express my feelings about you in a text post and I’m finding it very difficult, not because I don’t know what to say, but that how I feel about you is completely indescribable.


The first time I saw you, really saw you, was in the Fantastic Baby music video when you were the epitome of your stage name G-Dragon. You weren’t the buffest member, you didn’t have the best vocals, or were you the most handsome, but something about you struck a chord with me. You just had this absolute control over everything that oozed confidence and in that three minutes and fifty nine seconds, you had captured me in the palm of your hand. I wanted to know about you, I wanted to know about the band you were in, I wanted to explore your music. And I did just that.


But then another music video happened; Haru Haru. It was a total 180 from the swagger that is G-Dragon, to see you so vulnerable, and I knew then that while G-Dragon had me in his hand, I had Kwon Jiyong in my heart.


Getting to know you over the past two years has been an emotional experience for me, from reading about your hardships as a trainee, then the criticism after your solo debut, and your lowest point in 2011…  it hurt to read and in a lot of ways, I’m almost glad I hadn’t been around for them. To see how you’ve made it through those struggles, however, which most people would have succumbed to the pressures of the public eye well before, and the fact that you are now better for it, has sky rocketed my absolute respect for you. You can’t even know just how proud I am of you.


In school when my teacher used to ask “write about your role model” or “write about someone you look up to”, I never really had one specific person in mind; there was no one I could say with absolute certainty that this person was someone who I admired with everything in my being. Little did I know that some 15 years later, I would find that person, and that person is you, Kwon Jiyong.


You have this sincerity about you, everything you do is filled with honesty and I don’t think you’ve ever once been fake. Your passion in life is undeniable and you work as hard as you can to achieve it, sometimes putting those goals ahead of yourself. Your respect for others is appreciated more than you can possibly know because even I can feel it from half a world away. And your love for everything and everyone, I don’t know how such a big heart can fit inside such a petite little body.


That isn’t to say you’ve never made any mistakes before, because even the best of us do, you are not an exemption just because of your fame. But what makes you different than most is that you learn from it, you think about it and realize your wrongs and correct them. You don’t get angry and defensive, you don’t think that you are better than anyone else, instead you reflect on yourself and use those mistakes as something to help continually shape your knowledge and become an even better person. There are not many people in this world, I feel, that you can say this about.


Jiyong, you’ve resonated with me, connected with me on some human level that I can’t explain. I feel this immense need to protect you, to make you happy, and to show you my love. When you seem sad or frustrated or hurt, I want nothing more than to be able to hug you and tell you everything will be okay, for you to know that no matter how bad something is, there will always be at least one person out there who loves you, who will always love you. And when you are happy, when I see that gummy smile and hear your laugh that I love so much, it just fills me with so much light and happiness! How I wish there was some way you could know this……


So Happy Birthday, Jiyong! It has been a good year for you I think, you’ve released your best album yet, got to spend time with your beloved Big Bang members through the New Year, and finally had time to do some normal things! I wish you all the happiness in the world in the following year, and I cross my fingers for even more successes (and hopefully a Big Bang comeback. Don’t pressure yourself though! Let it come naturally.) Stay safe, stay smart, stay healthy, my donut. And please get more rest!


With all the love in my heart, your forever VIP,


Kailee ♥