Here’s the second part of my list of the week – My top 5 kpop girl groups! As most of us female kpop fans probably do, I listen to a lot more boy groups than girls groups… I at least get much more attached to boy groups in general and there are less than 10 girl groups who I would ever consider naming myself as part of the official fan club to. But there are some that I really like, and here are the top 5!
5. Brown Eyed Girls
I’m once again puzzled about whether or not I should consider a group kpop or not but as I reasoned about BIGBANG in my list of my top 5 boy groups, kpop is a null term. And I will therefore consider Brown Eyed Girls as kpop, just so I can include them on this list.
I’m a very strange fan of BEG… I’m super excited whenever they announce a solo promotion, a sub-unit or a comeback and I really like the members but I have no idea what the name of the official fan club is (or whether they even have one) and I only have 4 songs from them on my phone. So how can a group that I barely listen to be my number 5? Well, I find the idea and image of Brown Eyed Girls to be insanely attractive. And the fact that I have so few songs from them just means that I’m lazy and haven’t looked up more… Those four songs are all the songs that I’ve ever heard from Brown Eyed Girls. I really need to listen to some more from them. If you know a great BEG song the chance is that I haven’t, but should have, heard it, so please recommend it to me!
Oh f(x)… You’re just so much fun! These girls are what I listen to when I’m biking home from something and I’m really happy with myself. They’re what I go to for fun, spunky, catchy electronic music. And when f(x) does cute, it’s cute, not nauseating.
f(x) is the sister group to my number one boy group, SHINee, so that gives them a little bit extra cred in my book, though not a lot. I have some strong, and slightly weird, attachments to a couple of the members that contributes to me liking the group. Their album ‘Pink Tape’ was also one of the most consistently great releases of last year where I liked almost every song. (Except for ‘Signal’ that was just alright and ‘Kick’ that I couldn’t stand.)
3. Miss A
As with Brown Eyed Girls Miss A is a group that I absolutely love the image of. They found their niche right from the get go with ‘Bad Girl Good Girl’ and except for ‘Breathe’ that was a little bit more cute and ‘Touch’ that was a little bit more sad, they’ve consistently stuck to their girl power image. Now with ‘Hush’ they’ve amped up the sex appeal a lot more than it was in their previous releases but it’s still a kind of sexy that is very girl power-y.
Miss A has some very interesting members as well that all stand out to me in completely different ways. Not going to go into that though, got to save the individual member opinions for opinionated profiles! But the members are great, and I love the fact that half the group is Chinese.
2. Girls’ Generation
(First have to comment on the picture – Wow. Absolutely gorgeous) I have a hard time accepting that Girls’ Generation is my number two… They don’t really fit into my normal style when it comes to girl groups (which is of course girl power, if you hadn’t figured that out yet) and for the longest time I ignored Girls’ Generation. I would listen to them quite a lot and have strong opinions on all the members but I just couldn’t see myself as the kind of person that likes the sugary aegyo that is Girls’ Generation. They have become less aegyo over the years but the dating scenes in the video for ‘I Got A Boy’ were still ripe with disturbing aegyo helplessness.
But there comes a time in every girl’s life when she has to sit herself down and admit to herself, and the world: I like Girls’ Generation. And this is me, fessing up to it. No matter what my girl power-loving brain tells me.
I would be shocked if you hadn’t guessed this already… I love girl power groups – 2NE1 are the queens of all the girl power kpop groups. It’s on the extreme level that female rookie groups that try that concept very very often (pretty much always) get compared to, and accused of copying, 2NE1. Finding 2NE1 was like having an epiphany. Until then the only kpop girl groups that I listened to were Girls’ Generation and Wonder Girls. Neither of which are particularly “hard core” (I’m not saying 2NE1 are that hard core, I’m just comparing) and then I watched the video for ‘Can’t Nobody’. There was CL letting all the hoes know that she runs this show. All hail The Baddest Female! There was Minzy, 16-year-old Minzy, in a black corset letting us know that she’s so bad, but so good. 2NE1 were telling me loud and clear who they were, and that nobody could hold them down.
I’ve been a Blackjack ever since, and I’ll do everything in my power to make sure that no one will ever hold my girls down!
This was the second part to the list of the week for this week. Do you agree with my list? Let me know what you think about it and what your top 5 girl groups are in the comments!
If you have any opinions or suggestions for Sunday’s random post, Tuesday’s review or next Friday’s list of the week then let me know in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
– Admin A