What have I been obsessed with lately? Big Bang! No, not the show on CBS about those nerds (although that show is pretty funny). I'm talking about the Korean singing group, Big Bang. For those of you who don't listen to Korean music (which I'm guessing is most of you), it's actually not as weird as you think. Imagine a Ne-Yo song for the boy groups and an early Britney Spears song for the girl groups sung in Korean and that's pretty much accurate. There are many (I mean seriously a lot) of Kpop (Korean pop) groups out there in Korea, but my favorite, by far, is Big Bang (2NE1 is a distant second).
I first heard of Big Bang when I spent a summer studying abroad in South Korea. I had never really listened to Kpop before but everyone else in the program was really into it. All of the stores in Seoul (capital city of South Korea) blast Kpop like there's no tomorrow, so you can literally hear it 24/7 if you want. My friends would always let me know who the singers were and pretty soon, I came to be able to identify many Kpop groups. The first song I heard by Big Bang was Tonight and that song remains one of my favorites to this day. Then I saw a music video for GD & Top's (I will explain what these are later) Knockout and fell in love.
Big Bang is made up of five members. They are (from left to right on the picture below): Taeyang, Seungri, G Dragon (GD), Top, and Daesung.
Top and GD are the rappers while Taeyoung, Daesung, Seungri, and sometimes GD again are the singers. Daesung actually has the most powerful singing voice, but Top is the one I fell in love with. He has the sexiest, most amazing voice that I have ever heard (this includes JT and Usher!) Not only does he have an amazingly amazing voice, but he is frocking nice to look at as well. And he has the cutest personality (not that I've ever met him). He is supposedly really shy and reserved. And even though he can't dance that well, it kind of adds to his charm.
I guess what I'm getting at is that I just want everyone to know how amazing Big Bang, and more specifically Top, is. But just remember people. Top is mine!
And be sure to check out Big Bang's latest single, Bad Boy. Seriously, this song and music video are amazing!
Until next time, 안녕 (that means bye)!