K-rock MusicPosted by Mike Schuck
Let’s talk about music for a minute. What kind of music do you like? Is it songs with lots of drums, bass, and guitars? Do you like songs that have catchy melodies or are vocals your favorite element?
Based on these questions, we can tell that you enjoy music that has strong components! You love elements such as rhythm, melody, and voice. And you appreciate how well each piece fits together to make a whole song.
There are many types of music genres and styles. Some people may not know what genre their favorite songs belong to, but they still recognize great pieces within the genre. This is called an expert listener.
Having this knowledge is very important because music professionals work in areas where there are musical experts. For example, if you are passionate about hip hop then working in advertising or marketing would be perfect career paths for you!
In this article, I will discuss one of my personal favorites — k-pop (also known as Korean pop). Why should you care? Because k-pop is a beautiful blend of music, art, and culture!
It is also a very popular type of music around the world. Many people refer to k-pop as “Korean music” due to its similarities to other Asian cultures.
Artists who have influenced K-Rock
Many artists have left an indelible mark on us by not only creating music, but also with their style and how they convey messages to others through art. These influencers include musicians, painters, and graphic designers. Some create catchy songs or iconic images that stick in your mind, while other’s artistic styles are totally unique!
Many artists influence our k-rock song lyrics, album covers, and overall aesthetic. As such, it is important to recognize the contributions of these creative individuals to help connect all of you together as a community.
This article will talk about some of the top k-rock artists and what made them special.
Top K-Rock songs
Many people associate k-pop with their favorite singer or group, but there are also many that recognize the music as itself! This is called album oriented listening. Albums have integral parts that work together to make an overall great experience for the listener.
Korean artists take songwriting very seriously and will often write multiple versions of each song. These variants can include different lyrics, new melodies, or even reorderings of the track.
Some artists will produce several versions of a song in different musical styles or genres. For example, if they originally wrote a ballad version of a song, then they may switch it up and add some more upbeat energy into it later. All these changes contribute to how well known a song becomes through exposure.
Top K-Rock albums
Many consider Nickelodeon’s flagship music brand to be The Band, Drake, Nick Jonas, and Ariana Grande! While those artists are undeniably incredible, there have been many other great k-pop songs that made an impact beyond their country or region of origin.
Here are our top five k-rock album lists, in no particular order!
1. I Wanna Be Like You (제대로 되기 싫다) – 흥민, NCT
Korean version: I wanna be like you
English version: I want to be your hero
Composer(s): Yoo Hyun Jun, Jung Soo Kyu, Kim Dong Han, Lee Seung Ki, Park Ji Hoon, Yang Sang Ho, Yu Si Won
Lyricist(s): Hong Jin Ri, Kang Ha Sung
Writer(s): Yun Hee Yeol, Kim Yong Nam, Kim Daesang
Producer: J.Younghoon, Kim Jong Dae
Song: I Wanna Be Like You
Targeted audience: All audiences
Length: 3 minutes and 48 seconds
Importance: Epic song
Why it stands out: This is one of the most famous k-pop songs ever with over 5 million views on YouTube alone.
As we enter an era of music listening that is more about satisfying individual tastes than finding common ground, it’s important to understand what kind of music people are listening to and why.
Music genre classification has always been tricky because there isn’t one clear definition for every song or artist. A musician can blend features from several genres into their work, creating new hybrids that sound like no other songs within those categories!
Luckily, you don’t have to be an expert in music theory to tell which genres two tracks belong to. You can do some research and figure it out yourself, or you can ask someone who knows — your friends!
Ask around and see if anyone could tell you what songs belong to a certain genre.
Popular K-Rock bands
Many musicians find success in music by experimenting with different genres and styles. Artists such as Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, One Direction, and The Beatles all have some songs that are considered to be closer in style to other artists, but still remain within their genre.
By incorporating elements of other genres into your songwriting, you give yourself more freedom to express how you feel at any given moment.
Swift’s “Bad Blood” is one example of this! She wrote her lyrics during an argument with another person, and her music reflects these lyrics. Her bass line reminds us of a slow dance rhythm, which fits the tone of the song very well.
The same can be said for many of her other songs. There are several examples where she incorporates funk or soul rhythms into her songs to match her lyrics better. This gives the listener additional inspiration because they can relate to the song and what it represents.
Top K-Rock groups
As we've mentioned, not every artist in music is a well known name. Some artists have however, managed to reach beyond their local area and fanbase to achieve success! These artists are referred to as major label artists because of how popular they are and how much help they get from large corporations like Sony or Universal that market them!
Some examples of these top k-rock bands include The Beatles, Taylor Swift, One Direction, and Nickelback! All of these musicians have very loyal followings which is what really helps them stay successful.
Music is a form of expression for everyone. If you listen to a song you like, then why not share it with others? It can spread happiness and inspire people. Many people develop an emotional attachment to certain songs due to something within the lyrics or how the vocals change. Artists who devote themselves to creating great music show passion for their craft, this should be respected.
K-Rock legendary moments
Many music lovers consider The Strokes to be one of the greatest bands ever, so it makes sense that their biggest hit is called “Rocket”! What many people don’t know is that before they made this song famous, they had another very popular track.
Their first major hit was actually not a single at all but rather an extended play (EP) album titled A Rocket Engine. This EP included three songs: two radio singles and a third unreleased song called “Spiral Stairs.”
The second song on the EP is called “I Wish I Was Your Girl.” It’s a relatively upbeat tune with some light guitar riffs and funky bass lines. But what really sets this song apart from the rest is its lyrics.
Not only do these lyrics make you feel emotional, they also tell a story. In this case, the song tells the tale of a guy who can’t seem to get rid of his ex even though he wants to. He tries everything — apologizing, breaking up, trying to forget about her, etc… but she keeps coming back into his life.
At the end of the song, he gives up and says something pretty self-explanatory: “I wish I was your girl.” Unfortunately, this never happens because his girlfriend gets jealous and convinces him to break up with her.
Recent trends in music have been categorized as ‘pop’, or upbeat songs with catchy lyrics that are often accompanied by drums and/or frequent use of instruments such as guitar, bass, and piano. These types of songs are typically very well produced and feature luscious vocals and rich instrumentation.
While these types of songs are not necessarily made to be listened to for longer than two minutes, they do their job effectively while filling you up inside! Many people refer to this type of music as ‘dance” music due to its effectiveness at creating a dancing mood or spirit.
With all of this praise, it is no wonder why many consider this style of music to be successful! In fact, some say that most pop songs today seem to make almost every song sound alike, which makes them difficult to distinguish.
This may be because producers have become too creative, too quickly. Before recording an album, writers must choose what genre of music they want to write about, what emotions they want to convey, and how much time they want each track to take.
Having a lot of pressure can sometimes result in overly complex songs that fail to connect with listeners. Having enough time is another factor, as artists cannot spend hours writing and editing their songs before releasing them.
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