Danny’s Top 10 K-Pop Songs of 2011

 

It was interesting to see my co-host Danny’s picks for the Top 10 K-Pop songs of 2011.  I’d only met him last spring, scouting him out at KSO’s annual Korean “Gayoje” song festival, but in the several months that we’ve been hosting the Asian Invasion together, I’ve come to have a better understanding of his taste in music.  Just as I was this year and probably will continue to be a sucker for sugary-sweet bubblegum pop (Hyuna’s “Bubble Pop!” was my #1 song), Danny seems to be a sucker for catchy hip-hop and fierce female vocalists.

Have a look yourself; it will be a completely different view of 2011 than my own, (with the exception of Sistar19’s “Ma Boy” and 2PM’s “Hands Up,” which made it onto both of our lists).

 

10] Phantom – “Hole In Your Face”

Phantom made it in time before the year ended, and they sure left quite an impression.
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City Pulse 1/4/12

City Pulse 1/4/12

Berl talks with Kyle Melinn of City Pulse about general politics in the Lansing community and the nation in general.

Marcia Crowley, marketing manager of the Broad Art Museum, speaks about the upcoming grand opening of the museum and some exhibits within it.

Pam Jodway and Owen Anderson are on from the Lansing Marathon to discuss the marathon and the sport of running.

Billy Woodward, who plays Elvis in the musical “Million Dollar Quartet, talks about the show, it’s history, and some of his side projects.

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MSU Today 1/6/12

MSU President Lou Anna Simon And Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU football coach Mark Dantonio and quarterback Kirk Cousins – MSU alumnus and Detroit Tigers TV play-by-play broadcaster Mario Impemba – MSU Sports Medicine’s Dr. Jeff Kovan

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MSU Today Jan 13 2012

Detroit Free Press automotive columnist Mark Phelan; MSU Beyond Coal president Talya Tavor; Print a Forest entrepreneur Joe Miller; Jack DeBoer with his book Risk Only Money.

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City Pulse 1/11/12

Scott Keith, President of LEPFA, calls in to discuss the events of the Lansing Center and future plans for the site.

Brian Jeffries, the newly appointed President of Lansing City Council, stops by to talk about some of his policies and general politics of Lansing.

Berl speaks with Jeffrey Zaslow, the author of The Magic Room, about the history, story, and making of his new book and about some of his upcoming bookstore appearances.

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The Top 10 K-Pop and K-Indie Songs of 2011

 

Girls Generation blew up worldwide this year with their hit “The Boys”

Each year here at WDBM, the station staff votes for our favorite songs of the past year.  I love year-end lists, and usually have no trouble contributing my votes, however when I looked at the hundreds of songs that have been added to The Impact’s daily rotation in the past year, I couldn’t find more than a few songs that I had even heard.

Sure, I’ve become somewhat discouraged with indie music – how can you not with band names like “Girls,” “Boat,” “Yuck,” or “Wire?”  But this isn’t to say that indie rock isn’t good enough; it’s simply that in 2011, K-pop has become more relevant than ever.  I’ve been immersed in it completely, and it’s highly addictive.  If you’ve heard about the Korean Wave or K-pop and are wondering what it’s all about, keep reading.  If you are more into indie music and would rather die than listen to pop music, KEEP READING.

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