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How to Dance Kpop Style 2010

December 28, 2010


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OHHHHH YEAH! It’s finally here! People have been asking for How to Dance Kpop 2010 since MARCH. We starting doing Kpop Music Mondays halfway through the year, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve given up on our yearly tradition. This year, though, we changed things up a bit, by having you vote for what you thought were the most important kpop dances of the year. Some we agree with, some we disagree with, some of our favorites didn’t make the cut, while our #1 choice actually made the #1 spot. Sweet! Also, just because we reviewed the video before in our Music Mondays did not exclude them from the list, because that would have been unfair. Hopefully, this will be a somewhat accurate representation of the most popular dances of the year. If not, we can blame you for being bad at voting. One more thing: if you like the songs or the artists, we’ve posted links to their albums on either iTunes or YesAsia, the latter of which will mail them to you, even if you’re overseas. Awesome! So, without further ado, here are the top 10 kpop dances of 2010.

Co-Ed Bbiribeom

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10. Co-Ed’s “Bbiribom Bberibom”: We start off the countdown with a great song by Co-Ed and quite possibly the easiest dance on the list. Sure, there are lots of different moves to the dance, but the freeze and stutter-jump move is easy to imitate, unlike the other dances on the list this year. As to the whole Lady Gaga “Telephone” similarity, we’re not explicitly saying that Co-Ed stole from Lady Gaga, because we have no clue. What we will say, though, is that when Simon was listening to Co-Ed’s Bbiribom Bberibom for the first time, Martina was in another room, and asked Simon why he was listening to Lady Gaga. No joke. Still a cool dance, though!

2PM I'll Be Back

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9. 2PM’s “I’ll Be Back”: Ahhh! The running man! Or the shuffle step! Call it what you want, but this dance was popular enough to nab the #9 spot on our list, even though we’re not particularly fond of the dance ourselves, as you might have known from our review of 2PM’s “I’ll Be Back”. I mean, it’s like the first dance move we ever learned as kids, next to the Macarena. We were upset about this moreso because 2PM are usually great dancers, like in “Again and Again.” This dance just seemed like a let down, because we expected so much more from them. Anyhow, you still seemed to like it, so congrats to 2PM!

SS501 Love Ya

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8. SS501’s “Love Ya”: Woohoo! We love this dance. It’s the first really difficult dance on our list, with lots of moves to it. The two that stuck out the most for us, though, are definitely the face touching and the hip thrusting. Though we can’t do the rest of the dance, just touching our faces and shaking our asses is enough to be somewhat similar to this dance. Hey! We never said that we were good dancers ourselves! Anyhow, you voted this in as #8, so congrats to SS501, however you pronounce their name:

Miss A Bad Girl Good Girl

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7. Miss A’s “Bad Girl, Good Girl”: Woohoo! This was the first Kpop Music Monday we ever did, and the dance was voted in at the #7 spot. We’re surprised it’s not higher on the list, because it has perhaps the most recognizable moves of the year. Either way, this is the only group to have made it on the list twice. Huzzah!

Girls' Generation Run Devil Run

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6. Girls’ Generation “Run Devil Run”: Girls’ Generation had a solid collection of songs come out this year, including “Oh” and “Hoot,” which we reviewed and gave a CD away for! Run Devil Run takes the cake because it has the most memorable dance, even if it does have a bit of a running man vibe to it. At least it makes sense! Run Devil Run does the running man.

F(x) Nu ABO

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5. F(x)’s “Nu Abo”: Wow! Making a dance out of putting on makeup? That’s ballsy, but, paired with the fist swinging that comes right before it, it’s easy to have seen why this was one of the catchiest dances of the year. We have no clue what the song is about, but who cares! NA NA NA NA NA NA NA Nuhnuhnuh NA NA NA NA Nuh NA NA NA NA!

Miss A Breathe

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4. Miss A’s “Breathe”: This one was a bit difficult for us. See, we really liked Bad Girl, Good Girl, but when this song came out we were quite disappointed. It just seemed like a step down from their first single. But we kept on listening to the song, and it totally grew on us more than Bad Girl, Good Girl. We can’t explain it. It could be the cutesy dancing, or the vibrant colors. Either way, we’re glad this song made it past our first impressions.

B2ST Shock

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3. B2ST’s “Shock”: They were, like, the busiest band of the year, it seems, as they had loads of singles, many of them with great dances. Shock made it on the list above Soom, which we reviewed as well. Good thing we didn’t review the English for Shock, though, because, let me tell you, “Everyday I shock” makes nooooooo sense at all.

Super Junior Bonamana

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2. Super Junior’s “Bonamana”: They always have definitive dances, don’t they? Last year they had the guide to botching a fire, and this year it seems like they have some manly chore anthem. Well, maybe that’s stretching it, but that’s how we remember the dance at least. MANLY SWEEPING MANLY SWEEPING!

Shinee Lucifer

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1. SHINee’s “Lucifer”: This was not only voted as #1, but it was also our personal favorite dance of the year as well. It’s really complicated, but there’s something about it that’s really mesmerizing. Watch the dance version and you’ll see. Anyhow, back when we reviewed it, we had a difficult enough time just to do a couple of moves on their own. This time, we practiced for this dance for hours, and that was just for a butchered 5 seconds of it. Ahh! We can’t imagine how much they went through to perfect it.

So that’s it for this year’s edition of How to Dance Kpop Style. Our favorite songs didn’t make it on, unfortunately. There wasn’t any 2NE1 in the top 10, nor was there 4Minute’s “I My Me Mine” which was Simon’s favorite song of the year. If there are any songs that you think should have made it, let us know, because there are a bunch that we felt deserved to be up there. Thanks go out to, JB and Annie from [닉쑤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* for translating this one, and for translating the rest of our vids as well :D



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  1. Ha! We made that song ourselves :D

    9 years ago
  2. We both wear contacts. Simon's not good at wearing them (bothers his eyes) which is why his eyes are sometimes red in the videos.

    9 years ago
  3. omg, your right! there is no ukiss? :O! .. shut up! LOL

    9 years ago
  4. Yeah but why they aren;t nominate in any categories in allkpop awards?? hmmm….

    9 years ago
  5. This so cracked me up. Vanilla Ice mention! LOL! He has his own reality show now here in the U.S. where he does manly things like fix things up lol. It's called the Vanilla Ice project lol. You might can find it on Hulu or Youtube. Oh and you mentioned my fav! SS501. You pronounce their name as Double S 501. Their fan club is called Triple S. You should check them out. They have three reality shows: Thank You For Waking Me Up, Thank You For Raising Me, and SOS. They're doing solo projects now but are hoping to get back together next yr (they all changed management firms after their contract was up with DSP earlier this yr). I was surprised 2ne1 didn't make the top ten too with "Clap Your Hands." Still enjoyed the list and was a happy fan girl with SS501 and SNSD. :-D

    9 years ago

    9 years ago
  7. YAY! I totally luv these videos, can't wait for the next one :)

    Congrats to SHINee for taking the number one spot – I think they're moving up in the Kpop world

    Super Junior took #2 for the second year in a row. Interesting.
    LOL @ the Bonamana interpretation. I will never think about that song the same way again. MANLY SWEEPING FTW
    I personally kinda thought the dance was supposed to be like ice skating or somethin, but house chores works too =D

    9 years ago
  8. I learned a lot on this video! The playboy moves using double SS 501 tips W.E.T F.A.R.T creates S.M.E.L.L.Y was genius! I was actually Shocked at the Bathroom scene ja ja ja ja! I love that you guys have so much fun doing these videos it shows! Have a happy New Year!

    9 years ago
  9. totalllly awesome !
    I realize that I only watch boys bands… exept maybe for 2ne1(they are just awesome) and Girls generation !
    I totaly agree with the first two, shinee have an awesome dance here when it first come out this summer I just become crazy about it and I think I'm still deep into it so as bonamana, seeing so many guys dancing is always impressive and this dance was just so great ! I admire them so much I unable to dance.

    I'm just desapointed that "i need a girl" of Taeyang wasn't here, It was one of my favorite dance of the year so as the song, in the dance version of his MV taeyang and Dara were doing such cute and fun dance moves I really liked it !

    ** by the way, have you heard the french girl in GD&T.O.P song "baby goodnight"? as a french too I was really shocked 0.O … but well why ? and to say what she's saying… I love this song even if I'd like it more without the french parts … too akward …**

    9 years ago
  10. Awww no 2ne1. :( Loved the double dream hands reference. ;)

    9 years ago
  11. I totally agree with guyz choosing Shinee's Lucifer as the #1 song of 2010. Though I would've liked to see U-Kiss Shut Up also make the list. Anyway, loved the video, I laughed so hard especially with Suju Bonamana interpretation.

    9 years ago
  12. Waaaaaaaaah, I cann´t wait for How to Dance Kpop Style 2011 =D

    9 years ago
  13. Kay

    Ah Simon you always bring to light the ridiculous naming scheme of Kpop groups
    (I personally used to pronounce Shinee as "shin-ee" like the bone between your ankle and knee….)
    Another fabulous job for 2010 Dance Kpop! Can't wait for what amazing videos you guys will have in 2011! Happy New Year!
    Was minorly surprised by SS501 as their song didn't seem like it was that big of a deal this year…but who am I to compete with their fanclub hehehe. Glad to see quite a few I voted for up there :D

    9 years ago
    • I thought "Love Ya" was released in 2009 cause this yr the guys changed management firms? Aw well either way it's still a great song.

      9 years ago
  14. L!T

    Shinee is too awesome! Lucifer is a hard song to sing and dance, no wonder they all are so skinny :(

    lol my favourite part was the bonamana ;P

    btw is that Mint Julep mask in the washroom?

    9 years ago
  15. I just can't stop being distracted by Simon's shirt…

    9 years ago
  16. Thank you guys,
    this video seriously made my day!
    I was also happy that SHINee top the list!
    And SUJU's Bonamana too!

    9 years ago
  17. So…yeah..lmao…again…you guys are great…so funny…i'm like 'lol' at every video of yours….good job!!!
    And about the top 10…I liked it…especially the top 4 :P… I love all these 4 bands…I love their dances…and I'm really glad that Shinee won the first pace (which I voted for by the way xD)…they really deserve it…that dance is so difficult and soooo…WOW!!!…xD Nice job Shinee! and Nice job Simon and Martina! You guys are the best!

    9 years ago
  18. OMg thank u sooooo much for doing this I lmao!!!!! It was awsomeee hehe can’t wait for 2011 hehe thanks again o never missed a show u guys rock!! S&M idol fan here !!! Keep the good work!!

    9 years ago
  19. Second comment: hehe u guys are sooo great lol hope to do the same wen I grow up lol great job ol hope to see more soon Aja ja fighting !!!!!

    9 years ago
  20. awww 2ne1 should be on the list too since they won alot of awards :(

    9 years ago
  21. Great post but have to disagree on the #2 interpretation as manly chores. No way. Every one of those moves was totally ladies roller derby.

    9 years ago
  22. Shock skit was hilarious and HELLO KITTY toilet seat!!! +1
    Bonamana skit +1
    Spudgy doing Bo-Peep +million

    And yeah, Co-Ed's song does sound a lot like Telephone.

    9 years ago
  23. You know, 'everyday I shock' makes perfect sense, you're just parsing it wrong.
    It's like 'every day I shock (other people). So everyday, they come out and 'shock' everyone.

    9 years ago
    • I don't know about that. I read the translation of the lyrics online here (albeit not the official site): http://eklyricos.blogspot.com/2010/03/beastb2st-s

      It seems more like they're trying to say that everyday they ARE shocked that she's gone.

      "Every day I shock (shock)
      Every night I shock (shock)
      I’m sorry, please come back to my side
      Every day I shock (shock)
      Every night I shock (shock)
      Because of you I can’t focus on anything else. Oh~"

      9 years ago
  24. Hey Guys,
    I just found your site and I wanted to let you know that its awesome! I'm currently studying Korean, and I think I would like to do something similar to what you two are doing sometime in the future. I'm a first year majoring in Rhetoric English, with a Minor in East Asian studies focusing on Korean Language.

    I wanted to know what level of Korean you need to have in order to teach there. I've watched a couple of your videos, and from what I can tell, you teach your class's in English, with a little Korean sprinkled in there.
    나는 한국말을 잘 안말핬어요.

    9 years ago
    • Wow. You're gonna be much better prepared for Korea than we were. We knew no Korean before we came here, and, in fact, speaking Korean isn't necessary when teaching your classes. So, yeah, you'll be fine :D

      9 years ago
  25. aawww i think 2ne1's clap your hands should had been on it~ but haha it was FUN
    i love sujus

    9 years ago
  26. Wow this is awesome! I think Lucifer totally deserved that #1 spot.

    And I'm so happy Super Junior is #2, they absolutely deserved it.

    I gotta say something: the dance for "Bonamana" is actually inspired by ice skating and Kim Yuna. I watched the Arirang interview for Super Junior when they were shooting the music video, and they said that.

    9 years ago
    • Actually, we first thought of the dance as SPEED SKATING SPEED SKATING SPEED SKATING DUH NU DUH NUH, but found that it fit better with house chores :D

      9 years ago
  27. lol I knew Lucifer would get number one, the dance is so difficult. And I'm super amused that Love Ya made it, I've been singing that all day.

    But seriously my favorite part of just about every Kpop related video is the confusion on the group names xD I still say s-s 501 but the group pronounces it as Double S 501 where's the double? And just like most bands it stands for something, Super Star five as one.

    9 years ago
    • OMGOSH. the reason i watched the video was for the SS501 part. WEEEW. i was sad they weren't #1 but OH WELL. they're number in my heart. hehe ^^

      9 years ago
  28. lucifer and bonamana?.. i don't like those songs.. well funny how to dance k-pop :) as always, btwost ha ha.. poor simon

    9 years ago
  29. 1. FACT: Manly men produce dishes from their crotches.

    2. FACT: Sigur Ros is a dance move.

    Thank you for enlightening me.

    9 years ago
  30. Part 2 please!! :) Whispers: hey Martina! There should Definitely be a YG dance up there Ahem *lollipop pt.2* ahem-ahem *taeyang I need a girl* ahem-ahem-ahem *2ne1 follow me* big AHEM *Rain Hipsong* :) lol BUT I LOVED THIS ONE!!! SHINEE DEFINITELY ROCKED THE DANCE!!! AND SUPER JUNIOR TOO!!!

    9 years ago
  31. o.O the results are…… so unexpected(by me).. -sighs- wish U-KISS was there..

    9 years ago
  32. Spudgy dancing Bbiribom Bberibom was so cute :D
    doing chores as a man was fun xD
    Great job guys!!!
    thanks for making this video ^^

    9 years ago
  33. LOL I love your shirt Simon.

    This video totally made my day LOL <3

    9 years ago
  34. I like the Bonamana part, and SS501 = double S 501….I miss them T.T anyway, nice job.

    9 years ago
  35. And one more thing…
    I personally thing that Bbiri doesn't sound like Telephone at all… I've listened to both a gazillion times, mashed up and separately, and I don't hear the similarity. Sure there are a few elements that are KIND OF alike, but I honestly don't get why everyone keeps saying that it was ripped off…

    9 years ago
    • so i'm sure your ears are not used to comparing

      9 years ago
      • Yes they are.
        On the surface…
        Never mind, I'm sick of trying to explain the differences between the songs. Let's just say that not EVERYONE thinks that the song was ripped off, even if that is the majority's consensus.

        9 years ago
        • The more you listen to the songs the more you hear the differences, but – on first reaction – they do sound strikingly similar. Like I mentioned above, when I was listening to the song for the first and Martina was in the other room, she asked why I was listening to Lady Gaga. No joke.

          9 years ago
  36. woooa subs pliz xD

    9 years ago