Many Westerners who come to Korea to live or to visit quickly write off K-pop, Korea's mainstream music genre, as a cheesy, sugar-coated excuse for entertainment. They see outlandish costumes, boys in heavy eyeliner, and flamboyant choreographed dance moves. They become annoyed with strange Engrish lyrics and seemingly identical tunes that blare from just about every storefront of the country. But, what they don't realize is that K-pop is much bigger than skinny jeans and plastic faces. In fact, K-pop is transforming Korea as the world knows it.
This year too Google has published the zietgeist for 2012 highlighting the top 10 most searched Korean Pop Songs in South Korea. GANGNAM STYLE tops the list as expected. And songs like Trouble Maker has made it to the list just because of the controversy involved.
This year too Google has published the zietgeist for 2012 highlighting the top 10 most searched people in South Korea. The list is dominated by females K-POP stars with only two male celebrities making it to the list and one of them is not even a K-POP star. Surprisingly Lee Min Ho does not feature in this list.
Top 10 Most Searched People in South Korea for the year 2012
If you are very new to Korean culture and if you find this list overwhelming then we recommend that you watch atleast the top 5 dramas that we have shortlisted and let us know what you think.. And even if that is too much for you then we recommend that you watch at the least ? Coffee Prince ? and we guarantee that you will come back looking for more..
Top 5 must watch Korean Dramas
If you want to learn Korean, or you are a big Korean Drama fanatic, or you love watching romantic dramas, or it is snowing outside and you are locked in your room with nothing better to do, or you have a Korean boy friend / girl friend, or you want to watch something different yet romantic or you are in love with Korean Culture, or you have heard of hallyu but dont know what it is, or you are just a die-hard fan of lee min ho, or you are just plain getting bored, or you are feeling lonely, or you just had a break up with your boyfriend / girlfriend, or whatever your reason might be, but if you have even the slightest of interest in Korean Culture or Korean Entertainment then here are the top 27 dramas you must watch.
Recently K-pop singer Hyun-A released a new single here in Korea that seems to be doing quite well on the charts~ “Ice Cream”! I am not a fan of the song really, but I love the look of this video… it is kinda crazy, fun, and WTF all over the place! Shall we take a look at some K-pop eye candy?
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If you have not yet, you can watch the video on her official youtube channel HERE