I think music takes me back to the past the most. Somehow, the feelings of the past, the anxiety, also the uncertainty all comes back when I hear certain songs. To be honest, it’s the first time I’m seeing this music video but this song… I remember it well. Do you?
Taking a walk down memory lane…
One of the OLDEST songs I remember watching on MTV, and being addicted to was ” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>”I Want You” by Savage Garden. Not only were most of my friends memorizing the lyrics, but I was very interested in how they made the music video. The washed out white pale face on white seemed a challenge until I learned about what light can do to someone.
Of the most popular songs that brought K-pop to America, there were these little Korean boys who liked my younger and older sisters. They used to get tapes of music from these boys and I would happen to listen to them, as well. “Candy” by H.O.T. was one of the most famous at that time. I don’t know what happened to them after, but I do remember being interested in K-pop enough to start watching Korean Dramas.
Somehow, “Gangster’s Paradise” by Coolio is the song I remembered best. Even today, I still remember the words and can’t forget them. LOL. There were a list of songs after this one that completely had me singing with them. Some were from various artists that never made it to the top charts after their one hit. Some were repeated on the top charts, and I couldn’t help but enjoy their great beats and tunes. Life was different with music in it.
And then, I found Big Bang!
One group I can never NOT be a fan of regardless of how badly behaved their members are, is Big Bang. “Haru, Haru” first, and then an on-slaught of music and video documentaries, showing how the team were chosen and how they rose to fame. Their story was both sad and victorious. It showed how the industry is in South Korea, which is something American entertainment can never become. And for that, I am thankful. But, I did finally see them in concert, after all the drug, party, and love scandals. To see a group go from innocent music-makers to the corrupt and messed up… it’s sad, but if they work hard, they can make it and bounce back to goodness. We can only hope, I guess.
My second bachelor’s gave me the film degree. It was here that I discovered “Sorry, Sorry” by Super Junior. With the original 13 guys. But, to be perfectly honest, I was more a fan of their choreographer, Nick Bass who is now with DC Dance Factory. I mean, huge fan of how he dances and his choreography. Hehe, but because I watched Super Junior, I discovered another group! See them below!!