SBS’s Inkigayo is back once again, and this week’s show was a Summer Special that was full of amazing and fun performances from the top participating K-pop artists!
The ‘Take 7‘ nominees for this week’s show were F.T. Island (“Hello Hello“), SECRET (“Starlight Moonlight“), f(x) (“Hot Summer“), Sunny Hill (“Midnight Circus“), 4MEN (“To Live At Least Once“), Kim Hyun Joong (“Break Down“), and Boyfriend (“Boyfriend“).
We had a new Mutizen winner this week, as it was announced that f(x) was the winner!
Congratulations to f(x)!
As it was the Summer Special on Inkigayo, special stages were planned outside of Take 7 songs!
After a near 9 month hiatus from performing regularly on music shows, the 2NE1 girls are back on SBS “Inkigayo” with a powerful new performance of their latest release, “I Am The Best“.
Having originally been offered a 10 minute comeback stage by SBS, YG decided against it and went with just the 1-song performance of “I Am The Best”.
“I Am The Best” is definitely shaping up to be one of the hottest dance tracks of the summer. Previously described by producer Teddy as an electronic hip hop track reminiscent of “Fire“, “I Am The Best” has been climbing its way to the top of the hottest club playlists throughout Seoul and beyond.
Equipped with a heavy bass line and a catchy hook, “I Am The Best” is an infectious party track that will have fans reaching for the replay button over and over for the rest of the week.
The ladies prove their worth by supplying the track with their unique vocals, from CL’s swaggtastic raps to Bom’s throaty melodies.
It’s been a while, but Hottests can finally rejoice – 2PM is back and stronger than ever for their second album promotions with “Hands Up” on today’s SBSInkigayo.
2PM were known for their brooding, sorrowful songs about heartbreaks and lost love, but they’ve decided to put that image aside this time with something more edgy and stylish to better fit the party atmosphere of summer. Fans have nicknamed it the ‘upgraded version’ of their debut track, “10 Points out of 10“.
“Hands Up” is noted for being the first ever ‘club style’ track from the boys, and it features a strong electronic sound with an addictive beat. From start to finish, the song showcases 2PM’s charms to their fullest potential, and Sohee’s narration makes for a fun additional effect.
Besides their title track, they also performed “Like A Movie“, so check them out below!
Having made a fairy-like debut with “I Don’t Know“, the A Pink girls are right back at it with “It Girl” for their follow-up promotions on today’s MBC Music Core.
With just a week’s rest (doubt they had much), the girls are coming back with their their innocent, fairy-like image intact but with a more approachable and outgoing kick to their style.
Their follow-up track, “It Girl”, from their debut album was composed by Kim Gun Woo. The song is characterized as a sweet synth pop track and is noted for its combination of an arpegio patterned synth and cute dance beat. Kim Gun Woo made sure to emphasize the girls’ innocent image with sweet lyrics about a love confession. The repetitive lyrics make for an addictive and powerful track.
Check it out below!
Meanwhile, A Pink has also received the baton for the “Traffic Safety Song,” a collaborative campaign between SBS’s “Inkigayo” and the Korean Transporation Safety Authority in promotion of safe driving and environment protection.
The girls showed much determination in delivering the meaningful message of the campaign by coming up with their own choreography for the song, so check out their music video below!
Having ended promotions for “To Me“, the Rainbow girls are back with their repackaged album and follow-up title track, “Sweet Dream“, on this week’s SBSInkigayo.
“Sweet Dream” was created by Japan’s Daishi Dance, with assistance from AP and Park Se Hyun. The pop dance track aims to charm with its sweet, fantasy-like feel.
Originally nominated to be the title track for their comeback promotions, the girls felt that “Sweet Dream” was better suited as a follow-up instead. And following the popularity of their ‘black swan’ dance for “To Me”, Rainbow has prepared a new point dance choreography, called the ‘Dragonfly Dance’, where the members dance with their eyes closed on stage for their performance.
Talented group 8eight has returned to the music scene with the release of their mini album, “Eight”, and their title track, “Close That Lip“, on today’s SBSInkigayo.
Composed by Park Sun Joo, the song is supported by 8eight’s amazing vocals and Don Spike’s sophisticated arrangements. Fans are mostly used to the 8eight that sings ballads, but they will see a brand new style with this new track.
Lee Hyun shows a new vocal style, Joohee sings the climax with emotion and delicacy, andBaekchan flaunts not only his rap skills, but also his singing skills.