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Current Kpop and Apop recommendations for school game?
« on: December 08, 2020, 10:02:01 am »
I'm trying to update a music game I found, but I haven't been keeping up to date with what's currently popular with Korean students these days. Any 2020 recommendations?

TIA!
« Last Edit: December 08, 2020, 02:02:14 pm by Immadoit »


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Re: Current Kpop and Apop recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2020, 10:37:40 am »
You should probably clarify in the thread title it's for school games, as a lot of people here despise Kpop and will assume this is a fan thread and not even look.  I actually only clicked on it as I couldn't believe someone was trying to get a conversation about good Kpop started on this site. 


Re: Current Kpop and Apop recommendations for school game?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2020, 02:02:30 pm »
Thank you, I updated the title.  :laugh:


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Re: Current Kpop and Apop recommendations for school game?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2020, 02:29:09 pm »
Why not poll your students? This seems like a perfect opportunity for kids to write about things that are important to them, and you can get input from, like, 30 kids at a time!

Just make a small work sheet with small blanks after questions like "What's your favourite K-Pop group?, "What's their best song?" etc!

But to answer part of the question, my elementary girls are still completely <3 <3 over BTS, and a fair number of my boys appreciate Twice.


Re: Current Kpop and Apop recommendations for school game?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2020, 02:37:58 pm »
My grade 5 & 6 students seem to really like BTS, Blackpink and Twice. I also have a few grade 5 students who are Katy Perry fans. I'm not sure about other popular artists/groups, though.


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Re: Current Kpop and Apop recommendations for school game?
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2020, 02:47:29 pm »
My kid's parents really like Na Hoon-A. He's a big hit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cNz9awcVqg
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: Current Kpop and Apop recommendations for school game?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2020, 03:12:50 pm »
I'll be playing this game with my students too, here are the songs I have so far:

GFRIEND MAGO
BTS Dynamite
Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber Stuck with U
Lewis Capaldi Before You Go
(G)I-DLE DUMDi DUMDi
Conan Gray Maniac
OH MY GIRL Dolphin
BTS Life Goes On
Dua Lipa Levitating
TWICE I CAN'T STOP ME
Jason Derulo Savage Love
ZICO & Rain Summer Hate
J.Y. Park & Sunmi When We Disco
BLACKPINK Lovesick Girls


Re: Current Kpop and Apop recommendations for school game?
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2020, 08:11:02 pm »
My grade 5 & 6 students seem to really like BTS, Blackpink and Twice. I also have a few grade 5 students who are Katy Perry fans. I'm not sure about other popular artists/groups, though.

I did use to poll my students fairly regularly about their favorite music, and rarely did the top groups carry over from one year to the next. Itís remarkable that you say BTS, Blackpink, and Twice are among the top for your students, because these were the top three when I stopped teaching back in 2018 as well, and I feel like they had already been atop the charts for at least a year prior. Thatís like Big Bang (RIP) staying power. I somehow doubt any 5th graders are listening to JYP or Zico though...
« Last Edit: December 08, 2020, 08:13:28 pm by Don Hobak »


Re: Current Kpop and Apop recommendations for school game?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2020, 08:50:00 am »
I'll be playing this game with my students too, here are the songs I have so far:

GFRIEND MAGO
BTS Dynamite
Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber Stuck with U
Lewis Capaldi Before You Go
(G)I-DLE DUMDi DUMDi
Conan Gray Maniac
OH MY GIRL Dolphin
BTS Life Goes On
Dua Lipa Levitating
TWICE I CAN'T STOP ME
Jason Derulo Savage Love
ZICO & Rain Summer Hate
J.Y. Park & Sunmi When We Disco
BLACKPINK Lovesick Girls


I agree with all of these, from both a high school teacher and a Kpop fan standpoint.  And, to this list, I add:
P1Harmony- Siren [[Maybe. They're still new.]]
Day6- Zombie
IZ*ONE- Secret Story of the Swan
TXT (Tomorrow By Together)- Blue Hour

EDIT:
Have to add in
Mamamoo: 'Hip', 'Aya', or 'Dingga'
« Last Edit: December 10, 2020, 09:05:58 am by AnnyeongAnnie »


Re: Current Kpop and Apop recommendations for school game?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2020, 10:57:16 am »
My kid's parents really like Na Hoon-A. He's a big hit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cNz9awcVqg
Once again posters are pushing their dinosaur music and living in the past. Trot is dead man!!!!!!!!!! :wink:


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Re: Current Kpop and Apop recommendations for school game?
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2020, 12:35:34 pm »
The most current-ish A-pop songs Korean kids seem to like are

Tones And I - Dance Monkey
Anne-Marie - 2002
Billie Eilish - bad guy
Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo - Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) / or the BTS remix
Drake - Toosie Slide

There are a few other ones making the rounds, but often there are swears, or objectionable, words that I don't want the hassle of explaining. So, I try to avoid them, or cut the vids short.


Re: Current Kpop and Apop recommendations for school game?
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2020, 01:11:40 pm »
Thank you, everyone, for your suggestions.

I've uploaded the updated game, here's the link to that post:

https://www.waygook.org/index.php?topic=121110.0