For this weeks KPOP Song of the Week we’ve chosen “One Shot” by B.A.P (비에이피). This song was officially released on the 11th of February on YouTube and has done well on the different KPOP charts. Here are our reasons for choosing “One Shot” for our song of the week:

  • Firstly the song is a huge improvement compared to their previous release “Rain Sound (빗소리)”, it sounds more B.A.P and less generic KPOP boy band love song.
  • Secondly the video is good, the song flows quickly, it mixes the drama parts and dance routines well.
  • Finally there is a nice mix of rapping, strong vocals and harmonies.
  • On the negative side, B.A.P sound cool but they don’t look gangster. They all are very thin and clean, so that aspect of the MV does lack a little realism.

B.A.P Gun fight

Who are B.A.P

B.A.P One Shot

B.A.P (비에이피) stands for Best Absolute Perfect. The group is made up of 6 members Bang Yong Guk, Kim Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, Jong Up, and Zelo. They released their first song a little over a year ago and during the past year they have developed a large following both in Korea and around the world. The group ranges in age from the oldest Yongguk who is 22 to the youngest Zelo who is just 16.
There official Facebook Page is: http://www.facebook.com/OFFICIALB.A.P

B.A.P Rabbit

Other versions:

Here is a version with English Subtitles and Romanized lyrics (released by KPOPSUBS11):

This is a live version which was performed on KBS2 Music Bank:

Finally

We hope you’ve enjoyed and agree with our choice for KPOP Song of the week. So many great new songs are being released at the moment, if you have any suggestions for next weekend, please let us know.

For last weeks KPOP Song of the Week “Tears” by LeeSsang feat. Eugene please click the link.

Have a great week.

Sujeong
Modern Seoul
sujeong@modernseoul.org
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