For this weeks KPOP Song of the Week we’ve chosen “Boogie Man” (부기맨) by Hong Jin Young (홍진영). This song was officially released this past Thursday the 21st of March on YouTube and so far it has amassed around 18,000 views. Here are our reasons for choosing “Boogie Man” for our song of the week:

  • Firstly the song is in a more classic “Trot” Korean music style, which makes us feel a little nostalgic.
  • Secondly the video is simple and doesn’t over dramatize the song.
  • Finally the dance in the video is super easy to copy, compered to other current KPOP releases.
  • On the negative side, the key theme is Boogie Man but in this song the Boogie Man is a love interest. Which is a little strange IMO.

Hong Jin Young - Boogie Man story

Who is Hong Jin Young

Hong Jin Young - Boogie Man 1

Hong Jin Young (홍진영) is 27 and began her music career back in 2007 when she was part of a KPOP group called SWAN. She then released her first single in 2009. 4 years later she’s returned with this release “Boogie Man”.
Her official Facebook Fan Page is HERE
Her Twitter Home: @SamBahong

Hong Jin Young - Boogie Man title

Other versions:

Here is a version with English, Korean and Romanized Subtitled lyrics:

This is a live version which was performed on Mnet Countdown:


We hope you’ve enjoyed and agree with our choice for KPOP Song of the week. If you have any suggestions for next weekend, please let us know.

For last weeks KPOP Song of the Week “Expectation” by Girl’s Day  please click the link.

Have a great week.

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