Dear Kpopeurope fans, a lot of people are celebrating Christmas all over the world – today and tomorrow. This special day also deserves a very special music. Therefore we have chosen a combination of traditional songs performed by a singer with a nice voice. I am talking about Lee Se-jin, also known as Lyn (린). She is singing several classic Christmas carols in one “a cappella” performance. Wish you all a merry Christmas!
There is one day left for Christmas! Today, I ve decided to post a really pretty & holy song. It is O’Holy Night performed by 소녀시대(Girls’ Generation)’s Taeyeon. Again the song comes with subtitles/lyrics so that you can sing along. Enjoy the wonderful voice of Taeyon.
Today I have chosen a very traditional song: It is “Silent Night”, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to the lyrics of Joseph Mohr. The song was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at Saint Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, near the city of Salzburg/Austria. This “a capella” Korean version is performed by DBSK.
Today’s music actually isn’t a Christmas song but a nice ballad in a winter version setting. It is T-ara’s “Hide & Seek”. The song is an unreleased track that is part of T-ara’s 8th repackaged album, ‘Again 1977’, that the girls and their agency had originally planned to reveal at the end of this month. Hope you are enjoying it.
After getting some response for J Rabbit and their nice song last time, we again want to publish a music video by the nice and cute duet. This video shows their combo-performance of “White Christmas & Rockin’ around the Christmas tree”. The first song, “White Christmas”, is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. It is the most-recorded Christmas song. The The latter was written by Johnny Marks and recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958. J Rabbit have recorded several songs for Christmas, so just follow the given link and listen to their wonderful music.
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Yesterday was the time for three different ladies to show what they got. I want to bring one of them back on the stage again. Hyorin and K.will are performing a romantic version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. A song that was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane introduced in 1944. Enjoy the impressive duet of K.will & Hyorin
Maybe you remember that we have already posted “All I want for Christmas” on the 7th of December. Back then it was performed by Teen Top. Today we publish the version by 소녀시대(Girls’ Generation)’s Seohyun, Miss A’s Suzy & Sistar’s Hyorin. Which one is your favourite?
It’s day 17 already. That means, that only one week is left ’til Christmas eve (in Austria we celebrate it on the 24th of December). Today’s Christmas song is again, a less known piece. It is called “Merry Christmas” by Espresso (Park Hyung Moon, Mok Kyung, Speed Motion). Look for the lyrics, it is really nice to sing along
Going back in time a little bit, we find one of the most known, most played and most famous Christmas carols ever. Today I am talking about “Last Christmas”, a song by the British pop duo Wham!, released on Epic Records in 1984. Today it is presented by Tiffany (South Korean singer) and Sung Si-Kyung. Very sound. Enjoy singing along with the subtitles!
Korea has much more to offer than the famous bands from the known record labels. DOZ is an amateur band that also makes really nice music. They are made up of two korean students : Yoo Jun Sung & Lee Gi Wook. “Arigatou Gozaimasu” was their first song. Despite the fact that their hit song contained only two phrases – “sumimasen” and “arigatou gozaimasu” – it managed to grab 1.5 million views on their official YouTube channel. For more link information visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/korean.DOZ/info
Oh, we have survived Friday the 13th and are going on with our next Christmas carol. So far we haven’t had anything from JYP right *thinking* Therefore we present you the nice song “This is Christmas” by JYP Nation today. Maybe less known over here but also sound and harmonious. Don’t forget – only 10 days left 🙂
Today we have Friday the 13th and in some societies it is said to be an unlucky day. To work against this traditional belief I want to particularly choose a very classical English carol which is most likely from the 18th century (or even earlier). It is called “The First Noel” and is actually one of my most favorite songs. This version is sung by TVXQ. Guess from which year 🙂
We have reached the half of our songs calendar. Only 12 more days to Christmas, yeah 🙂 Get ready for WONDER GIRLS today. They are known for their hip and catchy sounds. Their Christmas song “Best Christmas Ever” comes with the English and Spanish lyrics as well and gives you another chance to join their singing.
Let’s get back to some classical Christmas songs by today and present “Winter Wonderland”. The nice piece was written in 1934 by Felix Bernard (music) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist). It is said to has been recorded by over 150 artists over the time. This nice version is sung by Kai.
Going on with less known Christmas songs over here, brings us to the performance of IU at MBC. She is singing “Merry Christmas in Advance”. This nice song comes with the Korean lyrics. So everyone who knows how to read Korean, have fun. To the others- enjoy listening to 아이유(iu) s wonderful voice.
We have presented a lot of so-called classical Christmas Songs so far. Today we publish a maybe less known song performed by Super Junior. It is called “White Christmas” and comes along with the the Korean and English text, as well as with the romanized lyrics. So have fun with singing along 🙂
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Today’s master piece – “O Holy Night” (“Cantique de Noël”) – is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem “Minuit, chrétiens”. We found the in Korean version of Jang Ri In, on the 2007 album “SMTown Winter Album”. We think that it is very nice and peaceful…
Today we are presenting a more recent song. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” was written by Walter Afanasieff and co-written by Mariah Carey who also performed it for the first time. Our version is sung by Teen Top. With the included subtitles you can sing along with the boys 🙂
“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”, also known as “Let It Snow”, is a song written by Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945. It was written in Hollywood, California during one of the hottest days on record (Source: Wikipedia).
This version is sung by J. Rabbit. Very cute and sounding 🙂
Two of the best K-pop voices are singing today’s favorite: “Santa Claus is coming to town” that was first published in 1934 had many versions. Click and enjoy the nice song.
Are you curious for more Christmas songs? We are currently compiling a X-mas song list. So stay tuned and watch out for more 🙂
Today is the 4th day of our Christmas Songs Calendar. This time we would like to introduce another classic song called Santa Baby. It was written in 1953 by Joan Javits and Philip Springer. The performer was Eartha Kitt back than. The SNSD version was performed in 2009 and even though the original is very nice, I somehow prefer the performance of 소녀시대(Girls’ Generation) 🙂
I am sure you all know one of the most famous christmas songs ever. It was originally performed by Wham! in 1984 but it is still popular all over the world. This version is performed by SHINee. Cute version 🙂
Here is the next entry of our Christmas Songs Calendar. This song got famous when it was sung by Mariah Carey in 1994. So there is quite some history for that nice tune. Enjoy the more recent version by Seohyun (SNSD), Hyorin (Sistar) and Suzy (Miss A) singing their version of “All I want for Christmas”.
As you know, this years’ advent season started today. So our idea is to share some Christmas songs with you every day. Should you have some favorite songs that you want to share with us – please send us your suggestions via FB, Twitter or Email. We are choosing one every day 🙂
Today we start with an old SMTOWN song: Jingle Bell (1999). Enjoy.