BTS DNA, Spring Day, Dreamcatcher’s Chase Me, And More: 6 Iconic K-Pop Songs Of 2017

BTS-DNA

The song has been characterized as an upbeat EDM and pop song. Modern electronic production consists of whistles, added bells, and acoustic guitar. It is driven by dynamic strings and a pulsating drum line. The song’s instrumentation is provided by guitar, bass, keyboards, synthesizer, and drums. Band members RM, J-Hope, and Jungkook provided backing vocals for the track. It revolves around the expression of passionate young love that is very different from the band’s previous releases. Lyrically, the song explores the theme of fate and love at first sight, through lines such as: “I met you at first sight/ As if we had called each other/ The DNA in my veins tells me/ You are the indicated”. I have been searching.” It must be denied that this song brought them to the world map.

BTS-Spring Day

Compared to DNA, Spring Day is a slower song with a lot of meaning. It is a mid-tempo alternative hip hop and pop rock power ballad, with British rock and electronic influences. RM stated that she wrote the lyrics with her middle school and high school classmates in mind, whom she hadn’t heard from in a long time. RM compared the mood of the song to that of the band’s 2015 singles I Need U and Run/ Lyrically, the song uses a seasonal metaphor to compare longing for and separation from loved ones to the winter within. The verses use snowy imagery to explore themes of loss, longing, grief, and moving on: I want to take your hand/ And go to the other side of the earth/ I want to end this winter/ How much do I have to long for you as the snow piles up on the ground/ until the days of spring come?

Dreamcatcher – Chase me

Dreamcatcher’s debut song Chase Me is a revolutionary song as it was a dark concept and rock song, which was extremely rare among girl groups. They started a new wave of dark concepts in the industry. Dreamcatcher originally debuted under the name MINX, releasing the single Why Did You Come to My Home on September 18, 2014 with a five-member lineup of JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, and Dami. That December, they released the Christmas single Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree with girl group Dal Shabet. They released the Love Shake EP, their latest release as MINX, in July 2015. In November 2016, the group announced that they would debut again in 2017 under the new name Dreamcatcher with two new members, Handong and Gahyeon.The group has come to be recognized as ‘The face of rock in K-pop’.

BLACKPINK- As if it were the last

It is a synth-pop, house, reggae and moombahton song with lyrics revolving around finding and losing love. It was BLACKPINK’s most exciting and upbeat song they’ve released so far. BLACKPINK member Jisoo said that the group so far in their history had only had “Black” concepts up to that point, and that this new single would be a “Pink” concept. The song sold over 5,000 downloads to debut at number 13 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart which, at the time, gave them the highest-charting Korean song by a group in the United States and made Blackpink the group Korean with the highest charts since Wonder Girls. in 2009.

Red Velvet – Red Flavor

It has been described as an electro pop song with dramatic synths and a percussive melody. It focuses on the theme of fruity summer love. Red Flavor was well received by music critics; the song has appeared on various critics’ year-end lists and was awarded Best Pop Song at the 15th Korean Music Awards. In 2019, Billboard ranked it as the second best K-pop song of the 2010s. The song was a commercial success in South Korea, becoming Red Velvet’s first number one on the Gaon Digital Chart, their longest-running single. to date on said chart and his fifth song to sell over a million downloads. Additionally, it peaked at number four on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart in the United States and was the group’s first single to enter the Billboard charts in Japan and the Philippines. Since its release, Red Velvet has performed “Red Flavor” on all of their major concert tours. The song was performed at the Spring is Coming concert in Pyongyang at the East Pyongyang Grand Theater (along with “Bad Boy”) before an audience that included the chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Kim Jong Un. Seen as an act in a broader diplomatic initiative between South and North Korea, the group’s appearance at the concert made them the fifth idol group to perform in North Korea.

SUNMI – Gashina

Gashina is a dancehall-style synth-pop number that has an oriental-style atmosphere and a distinctive rhythmic bass sound. It was co-produced by The Black Label, a subsidiary of YG Entertainment. The song debuted at number 2 on the Gaon Digital Chart, on the chart issue from August 20 to 26, 2017, with 174,383 downloads sold, topping the download chart, and 4,670,275 streams. In its second week, the song peaked on the chart, with 151,199 downloads sold, remaining at the top of the download chart, and 7,201,441 streams. The song charted at number 15 for the month of August, and peaked at number 3 the following month. It has sold over 667,590 digital downloads as of September 2017.The song also debuted at number 3 on the US World Digital Song Sales with 1,000 downloads sold for the week ending September 9, 2017.The song was the 32nd best-selling song of 2017 in South Korea with 1,190,380 downloads sold. It was one of the most iconic songs along with the dance, which was performed by most of the idols.

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